Today is Eritrean Independence Day celebrating the day that Eritrea got their independence from Ethiopia. However, as many of you may know, the day has a bitter edge to it because Eritrea is run by a ruthless dictator who persecutes Christians. The churches are shut in Eritrea, it's illegal to meet, pray and worship or to own a bible, especially in the military. Christians are abused in prison and thousands are suffering.
Of those who escape, many make it to England, some to Plymouth. They are our brothers and sisters and we stand with them today.