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Nigeria-LydiaWilliams

NIGERIA: Pray for Villagers Who Survived a Fulani Attack

A group of Fulani men attacked a village recently in Kaduna, Nigeria, killing four people and injuring two adults and a young child. On 12 March at about 7:30 pm, the Fulani men entered a small village in Kagoro and fired indiscriminately at a woman

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EritreaHungerStrike

ERITREA: Christian Women Die Following Hunger Strike

Two Pentecostal Christians are reported to have died in Eritrea on 17 March, days after being transferred to a hospital from detention, where they had been on hunger strike. According to the Eritrean website Erimedrek News, the two women, who were detained in Wi’a military

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Iran-prisoners

IRAN: Prisoners Needing Prayer

The health of Iranian Christian convert, Maryam Naghash Zargaran, continues to decline. It was reported that over the past week her condition worsened and she is again in need of urgent medical care. According to a prison mate, Zargaran is also suffering from severe weight

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BalloonsNKBlog

NORTH KOREA: Balloon Launch

VOM Australia helped fund a project to launch 36,000 North Korean dialect Bibles which included direct text and study notes from 50 different Bible stories. These high altitude balloons are sent from South Korea into North Korea. In North Korea, if you are caught with

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NEPAL: Bible Distribution

In a dry riverbed about 600-700 people walked for more than 6 hours to receive a Bible. Nothing else was promised them – just a Bible. On receiving their Bible some cried, some kissed the pages – everyone prayed, giving thanks for God’s gift to

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Iran-MotherSon

IRAN: Mother and Son Arrested

Two Christians have been arrested in Iran by the repressive Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The mother and her son were arrested at the end of February in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province. Their home was initially raided and Bibles and books about theology were seized.

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CHINA: Pray for Pastor Jin Tianming, Under House Arrest

The pastor of a house church has been under house arrest since 2011 in China for refusing to join the Three-Self Church. Pastor Jin Tianming’s home is closely guarded by three government agents and he is given just two hours of personal time each day.

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Jihadists

SYRIA: Jihadists Threaten Damascus

A new al-Qaeda-led jihadist coalition, Hay’at Tahrir al Sham (HTS), recently perpetrated several devastating attacks deep inside Damascus. On 19 March HTS launched a massive military assault just 2km from the walls of the Old City, having entered the area through tunnels. Whilst they were

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KarunaAid

Karua Massacre

The devastating news of numerous attacks on the Christian communities in the district of Karua, Southern Kaduna on 13 November 2016 has left a certain numbness among those who survived the onslaught. It is believed Fulani herdsmen were responsible, with most of their victims being

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ChristianVillageBeggedForWater

Christian Villagers who Begged for Water

Persecuted Christians living in the district of Kandhamal, Odisha face the daily problem of not having access to clean water for drinking and cooking. Often, they must walk several kilometres a day and stand in line at small wells in Hindu villages. Because the local

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BiblesPlus

Why Bibles Plus?

Our 2016 Bibles Plus campaign reached believers in the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, India and Nigeria. Our national contacts distributed these packs, including a Bible in the local language, as well as assorted products tailored to meet specific needs for each country. People want God’s

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