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  • 10 December 2020
UGANDA: Pastor and Two Christian Boys Slain

Pastor Wilson Niwamanya and his 12-year-old son were on their way home to Kabale on 21 November when they were stopped by Islamic militants. They were returning after delivering Christian literature along the Democratic Republic of Congo border when four men stepped out of the bush and forced them to stop the motorcycles they were […]

  • 03 December 2020
PAKISTAN: Father of Kidnap Victim told by Police to be happy for his Daughter’s Conversion to Islam

Farah Shaheen, 12, of Gulistan Colony, Faisalabad, was kidnapped, forcefully converted to Islam and married to a 45-year-old Muslim kidnapper, Khizar Hayat, in June. Farah, who lost her mother five years ago is the second among six siblings. According to Farah’s father Asif Masih, Khizar took Farah to a nearby mosque and announced that a […]

  • 02 December 2020
LAOS: Laotian Teenager Kicked Out

A Laotian teenager was kicked out after her mother and stepfather realised she had become a Christian. Monthida, 16, accepted Christ after she accompanied a friend to church. Whenever Monthida would come home late from school, her mother would quiz her on where she had been and why she was late. When her mother found […]

  • 02 December 2020
IRAN: Imprisoned Christian’s Son Expelled from School

An imprisoned Christian is asking for prayer specifically for his son. Ali was arrested for his participation in a house church. He is being kept in a prison separate from other Christians arrested at the same time and says he is often insulted by other prisoners for his faith. Imprisonment is difficult enough, but Ali […]

  • 02 December 2020
INDONESIA: Police Hunt Suspects after Four Christians killed

A manhunt is underway after a group attacked the Salvation Army’s service post in central Sulawesi, murdering four Christians, setting fire to the church and burning six houses. Around 8am on Friday morning, the alleged terrorists set the church on fire, before killing Captain Arnianto, Mrs Mpapa, Lieutenant Abram Kako and his wife. Out of […]

  • 02 December 2020
PAKISTAN: A Healing Journey Ahead for Arzoo Raja

On 13 October, Arzoo Raja was abducted from her family home. She was forced to convert to Islam and marry her kidnapper, even though she was only 13 years old. On 5 November, a court ordered that her age be determined and in the interim, she be moved to a shelter. In the latest developments, […]

  • 01 December 2020
Ransomed on Christmas Eve

Wurmbrand grew up before and during the hardships of World War I. At times he stole to eat. Bright, with an education gained mostly from his father’s books, he became a sharp young businessman, making money in whatever way was possible. Soon the young Wurmbrand was found to be suffering from tuberculosis brought on by […]

  • 30 November 2020
NIGERIA: In the Morning

An update from VOM partners in Nigeria Today, with a group of students in a Bible school class in a conflict zone – a frequent target for terrorists – we were caught up in beautiful hope. These students are from Nigeria’s north, a region overwhelmed with terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, religious persecution, and abject poverty. Our […]

  • 30 November 2020
30 Day Challenge – December 2020

In our culture, we tend to avoid the idea of weakness in ourselves. It is amazing to me however that this is precisely where God intends to reveal his glory.  Isaiah 57:15 – God says, “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the […]

  • 27 November 2020
Fourteen Christmases in Prison

“In much travail Christ is born in many hearts,” Richard wrote, reflecting on the 14 Christmases he spent in prison. It was Christmas Eve and Richard Wurmbrand had just returned to his cell after 12 hours of slave labour in the bitter Romanian winter. His body ached, he was shivering and his stomach churned with […]

  • 27 November 2020
Christmas with ISIS

At Christmas time, in the free world, we celebrate the gift of Jesus openly and very often surrounded by family and friends. As we thank God for His gift of love this month, let us remember to pray for Christians imprisoned for their faith – those who will be spending Christmas in prison, and maybe […]

  • 27 November 2020
Christmas Crossing

According to Human Rights Watch, North Korea remains one of the most repressive authoritarian states in the world. The Kim regime allows for no religious freedom, requiring all North Koreans to follow the Juche religion. It uses food and propaganda to keep its people under control – and concentration camps, torture and executions to punish […]