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Front Line Ministry: The Jesus Guy

Noi packs his backpack full of Bibles, teaching books, DVDs and CDs, then shrugs the bag onto his back and heads off to board the bus. He carries only items that won’t raise suspicion if the bus is stopped by authorities on his 20-hour ride

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Persecution and Revival

VOM workers in Laos report that persecution is on the increase in Laos. The reason why is very simple. They said, “The formula is very simple: Revival causes persecution! And there have been revivals abounding throughout Laos.” The local authorities don’t like Christianity and are

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MEXICO: Plea for Intervention of National Government

On 1 August Álvaro López’s farmland was vandalised and farming tools were stolen by a “traditionalist” living in the same area. (The term “traditionalist” is used by those who have combined their ancestors’ pagan Mayan rituals with Catholicism.) While the police intervened, their relatively minor

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SUDAN: Pastors Finally Return Home

Two South Sudanese Presbyterian pastors who were imprisoned for over half a year in Sudan and faced the death penalty for espionage and other conspiracy charges have finally made it home after they were banned from leaving the country following their release earlier this month.

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LAOS: Pray for Shua, Beaten and Robbed

Since accepting Christ three years ago, ‘Shua,’ a poor Khmu Christian, has been beaten many times. Most recently, someone in his rural village poisoned his two pigs, his only property of value. “All the people of his village hate him and the 20 other Christians

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PAKISTAN: Pray for a Muslim Leader Studying the Bible

A VOM partner asks that we pray for a mosque leader in Pakistan who started a Bible study course two months ago. ‘Mohammed’ is a respected Muslim leader who teaches the Koran to children. He told Christian workers that he feels no peace in his

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SUDAN: Travel Ban Appeal Fails for Released Pastors

Two South Sudanese pastors, accused of waging war against the state in neighbouring Sudan, were released from prison but have lost an appeal to have their travel ban lifted. The appeal to lift it was rejected after it came to light that the country’s security

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IRAN: Christian Released from Prison

An Iranian Christian has been released from prison after a three-and-a-half-year sentence for “propaganda against the regime” and “acting against national security”. Alireza Seyyedian, a Church of Iran member, was originally sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, 90 lashes and a fine, but his sentence was

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Meet Anti

Anti is 20 years old. When Anti was 7 years old, her village was attacked by Muslim extremists and she had to hide with her family in the jungle. Now she is passionate about Jesus and studying at Bible college. She said, “When I first arrived,

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INDIA: Two Christians Beaten by Hindu Radicals

Hindu radicals in India beat Pastor Augustine Jayraj and two other Christian men and had them arrested by local police on 23 July because of their Christian outreach to a village. A group of 20 RSS members (a Hindu nationalist organisation) stopped the playing of

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SYRIA: Islamic State Abducts Dozens of Christians

Islamic State (IS) militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs on Friday 7 August.  At least 230 people were kidnapped or detained, including dozens of Christians, some of whom were taken from

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NEPAL: New Constitution could make Christianity Illegal

Nepali Christians fear that proposed amendments to Nepal’s new constitution, likely to come into effect by mid-August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could eventually render all Christian activity illegal. Christians are deeply concerned that the draft, though it affirms the right to profess and

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Meet Anti, Max and Betty

Each one of these students is sponsored by Thirteen Three to study theology in Indonesia, the most Muslim-populated country in the world. Students attending Bible college in restricted nations risk their lives, and they know it. They can face isolation from family and friends, physical

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MIDDLE EAST: Pray for Three Evangelists on Trial

After spending several months in jail, three evangelists are on trial in a Middle Eastern country because of their Christian activities. VOM workers ask that we pray for a quick resolution to the case and that these three Christian men and their lawyer will find

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