13 Photos From Afghanistan

Afghanistan, a Muslim majority nation with a population of 32.5 million, has a Christian population of only a few thousand. Muslims who convert to Christianity face persecution from their society, friends and even their own family.

Years of war and a strong influence from Islamic extremists have devastated this largely tribal nation. The government is occupied fighting the Taliban, Opium production is nearly the only stable source of income and education is almost non-existent.

Find out more about the situation for Christians in Afghanistan here, and check out these 13 photos that show daily life in Afghanistan.

Blue is a common colour for women's Burqas. Date: 2004

Blue is a common colour for women’s Burqas. Date: 2004

Eradicating the opium business is quite a challenge for the Afghan government. Date: 2002

Eradicating the opium business is quite a challenge for the Afghan government. Date: 2002

A rural village in Northern Afghanistan. Date: 2002

A rural village in Northern Afghanistan. Date: 2002

Woman in front of the Darul Aman Palace, Kabul. Date: 2003

Woman in front of the Darul Aman Palace, Kabul. Date: 2003

Boys collecting water on the streets of Afghanistan. Date: 2003

Boys collecting water on the streets of Afghanistan. Date: 2003

Spices in the marketplace. Date: 2000

Spices in the marketplace. Date: 2000

Street scenes in Kabul. Date: Unknown

Street scenes in Kabul. Date: Unknown

Men sitting in front of the Blue Mosque in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Date: 2002

Men sitting in front of the Blue Mosque in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Date: 2002

Two Afghan teenagers near the Blue Mosque in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Date: 2002

Two Afghan teenagers near the Blue Mosque in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Date: 2002

View over the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul. Date: 2006

View over the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul. Date: 2006

Selling tea in Kabul, Afghanistan. Date: 2002

Selling tea in Kabul, Afghanistan. Date: 2002

Pray

  • Pray that Christians will be bold in their witness to others.
  • Pray for entire families and communities to accept Jesus, so that believers are not so isolated.
  • Praise God the church is growing despite such difficult circumstances.

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