Archive | January, 2017


Czech Christian Given Life

Czech Christian Given Life for ‘Spying’ in Sudan – for Showing Compassion. Release International calls on Sudan to free Christian aid worker accused of spying. Charge ‘demonstrates growing hostility towards Church in Sudan’. A Czech Christian aid worker has been sentenced to life in prison

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Nankpak Parents and Siblings Killed

Eight-year-old Nankpak Kumzwam watched his mother lie face down on the ground as a screaming Islamic rioter ran toward them. Her cheek was stained with dried blood from a gunshot wound, and she looked physically and emotionally exhausted. They had slept on the ground for

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Luis – Ministering in Guerrilla Zones

As the sound of gunfire grew louder, 10-year-old Luis and his brother ran to their room and crawled under their bed. They knew the gunfire meant guerrilla fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were again attacking their small jungle village. When soldiers

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CHINA: Living Stone Church Pastor Sentenced

Almost two weeks after his trial on 26 December 2016, Pastor Yang Hua of Living Stone Church, Guizhou, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. On the day of his trial, police blocked the road in front of the court and

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IRAN: Update on Christians in Rasht

Iranian Christians request further prayer for Christian converts in Rasht facing various charges. These converts have also reportedly been threatened by Revolutionary Guards, a branch of the Iranian armed forces effectively under the direct control of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Since the arrest

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The woman sought “Samuel” out. Samuel’s team came to the area a couple of times every month to distribute food aid to the thousands of Syrian refugees spread out across Lebanon’s countryside. The refugees live in very rough conditions with little opportunity for work or

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Rachel Persecuted at age 8 in Vietnam

Rachel’s heart raced as four police officers burst through the front door and charged upstairs to the room where she and other church members were listening to her father preach. After ushering all of the believers into one room at gunpoint, the policemen arrested Rachel’s

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MAURITANIA: Extreme Unity

“Tell him, Timothy, please!” shouted Maura, pleading with her husband. “Tell the governor where the Scriptures are hidden and be free! I cannot bear to watch any more of this.” Timothy and Maura, residents of the Roman province of Mauritania, had been married only a

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