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NIGERIA: Missing Chibok Girls Feared Dead

After relatives and activists commemorated on Saturday the 4th anniversary of the Chibok girls’ kidnapping, there are now fears that many of over 100 girls still missing will never return home. Of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram on 14 April 2014, 57 escaped,

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NIGERIA: Kidnapped Leah Sends Message Home

Leah Sharibu, the Nigerian Christian girl still being held captive by Boko Haram, reportedly asked her released friends to pass her mother a message, which read: “My mother you should not be disturbed. I know it is not easy missing me, but I want to

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NIGERIA: Christian Girl Remains Captive

A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam. Leah Sharibu was among 111 schoolgirls who were kidnapped on 19 February from the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the north-eastern town of

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BANGLADESH: Christian Brothers Beaten and Threatened

A Hindu man named Bhargav heard the Gospel and came to faith in Christ. A week later, he shared his faith with a Muslim friend, who didn’t respond to the Gospel but told his Hindu neighbour about Bhargav’s conversion. The Hindu neighbour then spread the

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ROMANIA: Extreme Truth

“Are you not afraid of what we will do to you?” the Communist colonel asked, his tone a combination of mockery and challenge. Young Pastor Kochanga, having preached only one sermon in his career, stood before the colonel, knowing that the man held the power

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram Kidnaps 110 Schoolgirls

Boko Haram, the Islamic terror group in Nigeria that has slaughtered tens of thousands of people, among them Christians, has kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in a recent raid, state officials admitted. Reuters reported on Sunday that the mass kidnapping at a girls’ school took place in the

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PAKISTAN: Christian Teenager Arrested

A 17-year-old Christian boy has been arrested for sharing blasphemous content on Facebook. The alleged incident, led to a violent mob which drove Masih’s family and other Christians from their village. Patras Masih, an illiterate cleaner from Tair village in Lahore is said to have

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SUDAN: Extreme Reminder

“Collect some wood!” the soldiers snarled. Young James Jeda assumed that the soldiers were about to cook their dinner. Earlier that day, he had watched, horrified, as the radical Muslim soldiers killed his parents and four siblings in Southern Sudan. They spared James only to

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ROMANIA: Extreme Injustice

Pastor Florescu couldn’t bear to watch his son being beaten by the Communist officers. He had already been beaten himself, and he had not slept for two weeks for fear of being attacked by the starving rats the Communists had forced into his prison cell.

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Bible College Student Testimony: Albert

‘Albert’ is a 3rd year student at the Bible college in Mindanao, Philippines. He will dedicate his life for three years when he will graduate with a Bachelor of Theology. After graduating, Albert may be given a church to pastor or be a member of

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The Bible Marches on Despite the Persecution

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (NKJV) October 2017 marked 500 years since the start of the Reformation movement of the church. These reformers were willing to give up their lives so

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KENYA: Students Attacked in High School Clash

On the night of 23 January, several students at a high school beat and stabbed fellow classmates for refusing to convert to Islam. Tensions had been growing for weeks at Jamhuri High School in northern Nairobi due to the complaints of the Muslim students –

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PAKISTAN: Killer of Christian Student Freed

The Multan High Court has ordered the release on bail of Ahmed Raza, the Muslim student arrested for killing Sharoon Masih, 17, his classmate of Christian faith. The latter was beaten to death after being found “guilty” of drinking from the same water dispenser as

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Indonesia – God’s proving ground

Our recent visit to Indonesia highlighted how God uses HIS methods to reach those whom HE uses for HIS kingdom. The outpouring of the hearts of the faithful as they recount their testimonies of how God used them to reach the seemingly unreachable Muslims and

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TANZANIA: Punished and Bullied Because of his Faith

A young boy who is one of only two Christians at his school in Zanzibar has been punished by teachers and bullied by students because of his faith. One day a group of Muslim boys locked him in an outhouse for several hours, and another

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Awakened to the Truth

Born in Indonesia and coming from a devout Muslim family, Jacob was no different from any of the other Muslim children. His indoctrination into the Muslim faith began at a very young age. From kindergarten and into primary and high school years, Jacob was forced

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EGYPT: Sinai Militants Pledge to “Kill More Copts”

Bassem Herz Attalhah, 27, also known as Haythem Shehata, was on his way home from work in El-Arish, capital of North Sinai governorate, on Saturday evening (13 January), with his brother Osama and neighbour and friend Mohamed, when they were stopped by three armed men,

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KYRGYZSTAN: “Amazing sign” Encourages Church

Muslim militants used Molotov cocktails to set fire to the Evangelical Christian Baptist Church in Kaji-Say in the early hours of 3 January. The building, which stands on the south shore of Lake Issyk Kul, was badly damaged in the blaze, with many pews destroyed.

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JAPAN: Extreme Maturity

After they all had been tried, found guilty, and sentenced to die, twenty-six Christians were marched to the place where crudely made crosses stood. Almost three months earlier, they had been arrested in Kyoto, Japan, and charged with following Christ. One of the convicts was

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LAOS: Rejected for Christ Part 3 – PHILIP

Villagers in remote parts of Laos are paying a heavy price for following Christ. Some are just teenagers. Philip walked two hours to another village to hear the Gospel. Just three weeks after he returned home, as a new believer, the police paid him a

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