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Vessels of God’s Mercy

“By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:3b-4 (ESV)

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Sharing Jesus among the Fulani

Despite being threatened with death and disowned by family members, he was determined to share the Gospel with Fulani Muslims. And David Weeti’s determination hasn’t wavered.  The day after David Weeti’s cousin burned David’s Bible and kicked him out of the house, 20 young men

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NIGERIA: Happy to ‘Be Back’ But Talk of Captivity

The released 21 Chibok girls met President Buhari at his villa in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja on 19 October. The girls released by Boko Haram the week before, met President Buhari to thank him personally for his part in their release. Addressing a crowd at the

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IRAN: Pastor Behnam Irani Freed from Jail

Behnam Irani was released from prison last week being jailed for six years for leading a house church and sharing his faith. Behnam Irani of the self-styled Church of Iran was given a five-year suspended sentence in 2008, after he was charged with action against

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KYRGYZSTAN: Mob Twice Exhumes Body

On 14 and 17 October, mobs in two different villages of Kyrgyzstan’s western Jalal-Abad Region exhumed the body of deceased Protestant Kanygul Satybaldiyeva, a 76-year old member of Jesus Christ Protestant Church. They objected to the burial of a non-Muslim in public village cemeteries. Police

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North Korea: The Triumphant Church

Many describe North Korea as “the worst place in the world to be a Christian.” But Eric Foley, the leader of VOM Korea, tells us that North Korean Christians don’t say that! Instead they focus on serving Jesus Christ in spite of watchful government eyes

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It is scary, but I know Jesus is with me

Joshua is a Bible college student in the Philippines, where Muslim extremist groups are trying to take over the land owned by Christians and claim it to be an Islamic state. Watch as Joshua describes what it is like to live in this dangerous area

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IRAN: Three Christians Conditionally Released

Iranian Christians are pleased to report that three of the five men arrested at a picnic in August have been conditionally released, and request prayer for them and for the release of the two still detained. On Friday 26 August Ramiel Bet Tamraz, Amin Nader

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CHINA: Communist Party Readies Crackdown on Christianity

The Communist Party has just enacted much tougher laws that criminalise Christians if they do not pledge loyalty to the state. Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that all religions now have to become “Chinese” and the new laws will attempt to bring churchgoers and

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PAKISTAN: Lawyers seek New Hearing within a Few Weeks

Asia Bibi’s lawyers have made a request to the Pakistani Supreme Court seeking to appoint another judge immediately or a new colleague to hear the case. The request sent to the Chief Justice comes after yet another postponement of Bibi’s hearing, in which her defence team are

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