VIETNAM: Recent Convert Tortured and Imprisoned
  • 01 August 2013

A new Christian, “Bao,” is being pressured by village authorities to recant his faith, a VOM worker reported. After Bao and his family converted to Christianity four months ago, authorities told Bao he could not live in the village and that he could not use or purchase food, clothing or candles from the village as […]

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INDIA: New Amendment Could Restrict Christian Evangelism
  • 01 August 2013

A proposed amendment to the “Freedom of Religion” law in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh poses a threat to potential conversion to Christianity. The amendment stipulates a mandatory one-month advance notice to the district magistrate by both a prospective convert and the minister who wishes to preside over a conversion ceremony. It also provides […]

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Bibles Plus Boots | Fearless Fundraising Project
  • 31 July 2013

Through Thirteen Three’s Fearless youth events, we are aiming to raise $15,000 to give Bibles Plus Boots packs to 600 persecuted pastors in Nigeria. Find out why they need gumboots and why our team is so excited about this project. Gumboot Evangelists Jono Fox from Thirteen Three travelled to Nigeria earlier this year to meet […]

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Pastor Magtoto’s Story
  • 31 July 2013

Pastor Magtoto leads a church of 30 families in a devout Muslim area on the Filipino island of Mindanao. Her congregation faces frequent threats from Muslims who want to drive Christians from the area. Find out why Pastor Magtoto chooses to stay despite persecution. Always Ready for Persecution Daily life is a constant battle for […]

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NIGERIA: Six Christians Killed
  • 24 July 2013

Christian leaders reported that gunmen killed six Christians in an early morning attack on Dinu village in southern Plateau state. Rev Johnson Kikem, chairman of a nearby Regional Church Council of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), reported that church members who fled the village in Wase Local Government Area said the assailants were […]

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IRAN: Eight Christians Imprisoned
  • 24 July 2013

On 16 July, eight Iranian Christians received jail sentences between one and six years after being found guilty of ‘action against the national security’ and ‘propaganda against the system.’ Seven of the Christians were reportedly arrested in October 2012, when security forces raided an evening prayer service. The eighth was arrested six days later. Morning […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Teenager Gang Raped
  • 24 July 2013

In July, a 14-year-old Christian girl in Punjab was abducted and raped. According to her father, the men responsible have threatened to attack Christian properties and churches if the family proceeds with charges against them. Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP) reported that the teenager was in a critical condition and had to be hospitalised after […]

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HONDURAS: Pastors’ Lives Threatened
  • 17 July 2013

Eight pastors have been murdered in Honduras in 2013. In the most recent attack, which took place on 19 June, Pastor Eduardo Mejia was stabbed to death. Pastor Mejia led a church called “God Is Love.” The other seven pastors died from gunshot wounds. An estimated 600,000 illegal weapons circulate in Honduras. According to data […]

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VIETNAM: Christian Couple Attacked for Refusal to Recant Faith
  • 17 July 2013

In Lao Cai province, a Christian husband and wife were beaten by police until the wife was bleeding, at which point the police stopped the beating and let the couple go. The attack has been reported to the attention of the federal government. Pray for healing for the couple who were attacked and that God […]

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UGANDA: Persecuted Teen Returns to School
  • 17 July 2013

Susan Ithungu, a teenager who was abused because of her Christian faith, began a new school term recently. Susan suffered permanent damage to her legs as a result of being kept in a tiny room for three months by her father. After multiple surgeries and a year in the hospital, she is now able to […]

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SRI LANKA: Pastor and Christians Assaulted
  • 12 July 2013

A Christian pastor and his congregation in Sri Lanka were assaulted by a Buddhist monk and his associates during a Sunday service on 23 June. A monk began to insult and attack the pastor with a tree branch while he was on an errand in Neluwaththuduwa, in the district of Colombo. The pastor fled to […]

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EGYPT: Christians targeted by Morsi supporters
  • 12 July 2013

Hard-line Muslims in Egypt angry over President Morsi’s removal from power have attacked churches and Christian property. Reports of attacks on Christians began to surface just hours after the Egyptian army announced that it had removed from office the Muslim Brotherhood-backed premier and his cabinet. On Wednesday, Morsi supporters attacked Al Eslah Church and St […]

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