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Two Sudanese Men Released

After 510 days in prison, Rev Hassan Abduraheem and Mr Abdulmonem Abdumawla were released last Thursday after receiving a presidential pardon. The two were arrested in December 2015 along with Voice of the Martyrs field worker Petr Jasek and Rev Kuwa Shamaal. Rev Shamaal was

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CHINA: Extreme Prayer

When the Public Security Bureau officer entered the Chinese prison cell, Sister Wong moved away. This heartless man had arrested and persecuted many Christians, and only days earlier had beaten her as he interrogated her. “Please, Sister Wong, my sister is very ill. She has

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MiddleEast

MIDDLE EAST: Former Muslim now Following Christ

Pastor ‘Abraham’ works in an area with a high concentration of Syrian refugees. He often struggled with fear when sharing the Gospel with Muslims, but then he had an experience where the Lord told him not to fear. Soon after that, ‘Fadi’, a Syrian man

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Israel

ISRAEL: Believers’ Homes Attacked

Messianic believers in southern Israel have been the target of a violent protest over a new meeting centre that’s just opened in Dimona. Ultra-Orthodox Jews caused a disturbance outside the new Messianic meeting place last Thursday – then took their protest out into the community,

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Indonesia

INDONESIA: Jakarta’s Christian Governor Found Guilty

In a tense trial that was widely seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, was “found to have legitimately and convincingly conducted a criminal act of blasphemy, and because of that we

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RUSSIA: Extreme Gift

“What is it?” Soviet captain Marco snarled at the young boy. “What do you want?” The boy, only twelve, swallowed his fear as he stood before the Communist officer. “Captain, you are the man who put my parents in prison. Today is my mother’s birthday,

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India

INDIA: ‘Alarming Rise’ in Attacks on Christians

Attacks against Christians in India have been rising at an alarming rate, according to a new report. The All India Christian Council (AICC) recorded an increase of almost 20 per cent in attacks against Christians in 2016 alone. It says physical violence against Christians is

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NIGER: Pray for Christina as She Witnesses to Muslims

After attending a VOM-led training session with her husband, ‘Christina Saleh’ has begun to meet with women in four villages, teaching Christians and witnessing to Muslims. Before attending the training session, Christina had been afraid to openly share the Gospel. Muslim women had frightened her

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Sudan

SUDAN: Church Compound Illegally Occupied

Christians in Sudan request prayer against continued efforts to take over church property. Last week, the police and an armed mob occupied part of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) compound in Omdurman which includes houses, offices and school premises. Against the wishes of the

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