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Once Abused now Embraced

Duhra was born into unhappiness. Abandoned by her father at birth, and resented by her mother, Duhra was left with her devout Muslim grandmother while her mother went overseas to work. Feeling abandoned by her parents, Duhra prayed to Allah for help: “I need a

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Project-BookBibleDistribution

Project: Christian Book and Bible Distribution

Recently with the help of our supporters we were able to distribute Christian books and Bibles to people from various areas in Mindanao, Philippines. Our distribution contact reports that 225 copies of the book Tortured for Christ were distributed, along with 225 copies of the

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Project: Motorbike for Indonesian Team

Recently with the help of our supporters, VOM supplied a motorbike to a Christian outreach team in Indonesia. The motorbike will benefit a team of five members. The team have been receiving threats, including the threat of being burned alive, from their Muslim neighbours. The

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Conversations with God

“Being a Christian in Egypt today, is knowing how to endure many hardships because we are part of the minority, and the predominant Muslim culture is intolerant of those who do not follow the Muslim way.” ─ a Muslim background believer in Cairo. Even the

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ALGERIA: Christian Acquitted

In April 2016, Idir Hamdad was returning to Algeria from a study trip to Amman, Jordan. When his luggage was inspected at the airport upon return, customs officials found his Bible and some other Christian books, along with some cross-shaped keychains he had been given.

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iran

IRAN: Pastor’s Son Receives Verdict

Ramiel Bet Tamraz and a friend have each been sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for “acting against national security” by joining house churches. Judge Ahmadzadeh oversaw the hearing on 18 June and delivered the verdict on 11 July. There is likely to be an appeal,

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CHINA: Churches Across Beijing Subject to Investigation

Beijing ordered all of its districts to execute a thorough investigation of churches in early July, according to ChinaAid. Haidian District’s Office of Ethics, Religious, and Overseas Chinese Affairs issued a notice on 4 July, ordering government departments to make contact with churches in the

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nigeria

NIGERIA: Killing Spree by the Fulani Herdsmen

For four days from the 21 June, Fulani herdsman went on a killing spree and wiped out northern Nigerian villages in Plateau state surrounding the city of Jos. At least 200 Christians lost their lives in the massacre. Currently, over 3,000 survivors have lost their homes and families with no

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KYRGYZSTAN: Church of Muslim Converts Told to Close

A church in Kyrgyzstan that is home to many former Muslims has been ordered to cease its Sunday worship. A local source told World Watch Monitor that services at the church, which is led by a convert from Islam, have been interrupted twice in the

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