Sources of persecution: Islamic extremism/Dictatorial paranoia
The state religion is conservative Islam and nearly all Qatari citizens are Sunni or Shia Muslims. Christian worship is only allowed in designated religious complexes, of which there are only two at the moment, which makes them easier to control and monitor. Many expat labourers are denied access to these complexes as they live too far away or are prevented from attending by employers. A Muslim who converts is considered an apostate and may face the death penalty. Foreign workers who evangelise non-Muslims are frequently deported.
Thank God that a new Christian complex is to be completed this year and other places of worship are being built
For printed and digital Bible resources in Qatari and Asian languages to become available
That foreign Christians will have opportunities to share the love of Jesus.