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  • 17 September 2020
INDIA: Police Threaten to Charge Pastor, Frame Son with Crimes

A Christian pastor in northern India was forced to sign papers renouncing all religious activity – including sharing the Gospel or holding worship in his home – after a police officer threatened to file false charges against him and his teenage son. A house church pastor identified only as Pastor Sugriv said that the threats […]

  • 10 September 2020
INDIA: Three Christians Banished from Village

Three young Christians from Talbora, located in India’s Odisha state, were banished from their home village because they refused to renounce their Christian faith and convert to Hinduism. Surander, 22, Subash, 20, and Jamuna, 19, became Christians in 2017 and were baptised in 2018 and 2019. Because there was no church in their village, they […]

  • 02 September 2020
UGANDA: Two Muslim Friends Become Brothers in Christ

Syamusudini began sharing the Gospel with friends at school after being rejected by his Muslim family and moving in with a local pastor. One of his friends, Muhindo, listened carefully and soon decided that he, too, would follow Christ. Since he didn’t speak Arabic, Muhindo had never understood the Muslim prayer services, but he understood […]

  • 27 August 2020
PAKISTAN: Another Teenage Christian Girl Abducted

Saneha Kinza Iqbal, a 15-year-old Christian girl, was abducted by Saeed Amanat, a 30-year-old Muslim man, on her way to church in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The abduction reportedly took place on 22 July, however, Saneha’s family was only able to file a report with local police on 19 August because officers initially refused to cooperate with […]

  • 16 August 2020
Turkey: Youth Activities

A VOM supported youth program in Turkey has had to adjust its delivery due to COVID-19. The program spiritually equips youth to remain faithful followers of Jesus through their teenage years by: Encouraging them to be active in attending and serving in a local church Connecting the small number of Christian youths across the city […]

  • 13 August 2020
PAKISTAN: Kidnapped Christian Girl remains Trapped

Christian teenager Huma Younus, who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage last year, is now pregnant and being confined to one room by her abuser. Recently, Tabassum Yousaf, a lawyer representing Huma’s parents, informed them by phone that she was pregnant after being repeatedly raped by the man who abducted her. “Asked by her […]