IRAN: Reduction in sentences for Iranian Believers
  • 25 June 2020

Iranian Christians ask for prayer after an appeal verdict for three Christian converts from Rasht who were serving ten-year sentences. The sentences against Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, and Zaman (Saheb) Fadaie have been reduced to six years. Mohammadreza (Yuhan) Omidi’s sentence has been reduced to two years and he is expected to be eligible for release […]

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CHINA: Imprisoned Elder’s Wife Begs for Prayer
  • 25 June 2020

Xiao Hongliu, the wife of an imprisoned Early Rain Covenant Church elder, wrote a plea for prayer. Xiao’s husband, Qin Defu, is serving a four-year prison sentence for his involvement with the church. He was taken into custody on 9 December 2018, along with approximately 100 others, during a mass crackdown on the church. He […]

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CHINA: Authorities Attack Christian Property
  • 18 June 2020

Authorities in China’s Fujian province destroyed more than a dozen Christian homes on 11 June. At around 9am, more than 100 officials from various government departments arrived at the homes of Xingguang Church members. They moved furniture from the homes into the hallway. They yelled, “What are you recording!” at a person filming the incident […]

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COLOMBIA: Evangelist and Former Rebel in Hiding
  • 18 June 2020

A frontline evangelist and former rebel is in hiding after learning that members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are looking for her. Sara Gómez joined the FARC as a teenager but later left the group and became a Christian. For the past decade, she has passionately shared the Gospel wherever she goes. […]

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INDIA: Church Set on Fire by Suspected Radical Hindu Nationalist
  • 18 June 2020

On Friday night, unknown aggressors set fire to an independent church in the state of Tamil Nadu, southern India. The fire brought down the entire roof, affected the building structure, furniture, speaker boxes, and amplifier, causing damages estimated around $4,000. While the reason for the attack is not yet apparent, members of the church suspect […]

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IRAN: Christianity Rapidly Growing
  • 18 June 2020

Against all odds, Christianity continues to see massive gains in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Islamic Clerics are warning against the spread of Christianity, house churches are routinely targeted by authorities, and conversion to Christianity is actually viewed as an action against national security in parts of the country. However, none of those threats are […]

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