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A big Thanks from your Egyptian Brothers & Sisters! As soon as news was received that some Christians in Egypt had been killed and badly injured because of the church bombings on Palm Sunday – 11 April, we reached out to you. We asked you

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TakenIntoTheJungleToBeShot

Taken into the Jungle to be Shot!

They pulled my hands behind my back, they tightened the ropes and tears began to flow down my cheeks. As they led me away into the jungle, I thought this was going to be my last day on earth. Pastor Victor is a slightly built

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ANewLifeThroughKnowingGod

A New Life through Knowing God’s Love

On the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, 16-year-old Yolanda was rebelling against her father. Her relationship with her family had broken down and at an early age, she began drinking alcohol and getting herself into all kinds of trouble. Eventually she ran away from home.

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TheLightIsComing

The Light is Coming to West Java

Whenever people describe Indonesia, they tend to refer to it as the world’s most populous Muslim nation, however in West Java, the Light of the World is shining brightly. Just over nine years ago, with a calling to reach the Sundanese tribal group in West

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CelebratingFaith-Andi

“I KNOW HE LIVES!”

One day as he watched a movie about unreached people groups, tears rolled down Andi’s cheeks. “I couldn’t hold back my emotions. Both compassion for the people and a passion to serve flowed into my heart.” This was the beginning of  Andi’s journey of faith

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Kenya

KENYA: Christians Fear Imminent Attack

Al-Shabaab militants appear to have stepped up their campaign of violence in areas bordering Somalia – and Christians in the city of Mandera believe they could be the next target. “The Christians living in Mandera are living in great fear of an imminent attack,” one

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NorthKorea-Radio

NORTH KOREA: Spreading the Gospel

A new shortwave radio program created by North Korean defectors and Voice of the Martyrs is reaching an estimated two million North Koreans nightly. Each 90-minute program includes a Scripture reading, encouraging messages from Christians around the world, readings from Pastor Richard Wurmbrand’s Tortured for

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Iran

IRAN: Persecution Causing Church Growth

One of the worst countries in the world for Christians to be living in is also the country where the church is growing the fastest. That country is the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is listed as the eighth worst Christian-persecuting country in the world on

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Myanmar

MYANMAR: Pastors Detained for Three Months Without Trial

Pastors Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, and La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35, were arrested on 24 December 2016, after helping a couple that had complained to military officials about the destruction of their house. The officials released the couple but detained the pastors, claiming they

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FreeAtLast

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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ExtremeDevotion-SisterWong

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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ExtremeDevotion-Marco

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

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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KAZAKHSTAN---Easter

KAZAKHSTAN: Fined for Easter Worship

Police raided at least two Baptist meetings for worship on Easter Sunday, in the central city of Temirtau and the southern city of Taraz. Officers issued four summary fines totalling about nine months’ average wages with no court hearings. Such fines for meeting for worship

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