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Jeremy’s Story

Jeremy was just 11 years old when he sneaked out of home every Sunday to go to church, hiding his new-found Christian faith from his Muslim family. Growing up in Malaysia, Jeremy faced many challenges and often felt empty and rejected. Born out of wedlock

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PAKISTAN: Four Christian Women Falsely Accused

Four Christian women from the Farooq-e-Azam neighbourhood of Karachi, Pakistan were falsely accused of blasphemy on 19 February. Following the false accusation, a mob of enraged Muslims attacked the Christian-majority neighbourhood, leading to the displacement of Christian families. The incident began in January, when Fayaz

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NIGERIA: One Year of Captivity for Leah Sharibu

On 19 February 2018, at 5:30pm, Boko Haram entered the town of Dapchi, Nigeria, wearing military uniforms and driving trucks mounted with machine guns. They approached the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC) and ordered 110 schoolgirls to enter their trucks. They then disappeared

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Project: Bible School in Chang Ping

Sending young adults to Bible college in places like Mongolia isn’t just beneficial for them but also for their churches and local communities as they return hungry to serve. Four students from Inner Mongolia had the chance to attend and complete Bible college in Beijing

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TANZANIA: Maasai Warriors Attack New Christians

About 20 Maasai warriors attacked four young Maasai Christians at a Sunday morning church service recently, whipping the men and beating them with clubs. The young Christians ─ Murri, 16; Lilash, 19; Lekutina, 16; and Sairiamu, 17 ─ had placed their faith in Jesus only

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UGANDA: Boy Stands for Christ Despite Beatings

Joshua, a 10-year-old Ugandan boy, has been beaten by his father and uncle ever since they learned three months ago that he had left Islam to follow Jesus. Despite the repeated beatings, Joshua has not wavered in his faith. He loves Jesus and knows the

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Suicide Bomb Attack Changes Delfiana’s Life

Delfiana wasn’t interested in church and would often complain about going, that is until she was the victim of a suicide bombing attack outside her church building. On 25 September 2011, when Delfiana was just 18 years old she walked outside of her church and

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The Boy with One Eye and a Bright Smile

Danjuma Shakaru was thought to be dead after being brutally attacked by Islamic insurgents in his Nigerian village just three years ago, but now he recounts the story and calls himself a miracle. At just 13, Danjuma was awoken at 6am by gunshots as insurgents

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Christian Camp Embraces Children in Turkey

Most Turks are proudly Muslim and hold the faith as a core part of their nationalist identity, even if they aren’t devout. Christians are heavily persecuted by their families, neighbours and employers. Though freedom of religion is legally protected, the laws are not enforced. Christian

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Keeping the Faith in Mongolia

Raised in a Christian home, 15-year-old Isaac was faced with the decision to quit school after the local government refused to pay his mother (a widow) her pension, just for being a Christian. Born in a small village in Inner Mongolia, Isaac was only 10

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Newsletter-Nigeria

Lina finds Refuge after Abuse

Lina was 13 when she first discovered Christianity but her desire to go to church meant her own family persecuted her. Lina is originally from Kano State, Nigeria and was first drawn to church when she heard children singing in her language in a nearby

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Project: Wurin Alheri Children’s Crisis Care

Voice of the Martyrs, with the help of our supporters, has been able to help fund a children’s crisis care centre in Wurin Alheri, Nigeria. The centre provides education (Christian, academic and vocational), medical care and a loving and nurturing Christian environment for children and

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Newsletter-egypt

The Cost of Converting in Egypt

At just 15 years old, Egyptian born Meriam first experienced persecution for her faith, after her family discovered she converted from Islam to Christianity. Meriam was just three years old when she was left without a mother after her parents divorced. Meriam’s mother discovered that

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Remember the Children

As we contemplate the year’s end, which is fast approaching, let us not forget the very many children who are victims of persecution for their faith in Christ. We have seen and met many, who through no fault of their own, find themselves having to

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KYRGYZSTAN: Young Convert Suffers Severe Beating

A young Christian in the village of Tamchi, Kyrgyzstan, was left fighting for his life after three Muslim men badly beat him on 17 October. The attackers cornered Eldos, a 25-year-old convert from Islam, and attempted to force him to recite the shahada, the Islamic

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PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi Acquitted

A Christian woman who was sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy has won her appeal and been acquitted in a landmark ruling. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours. She always

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NIGERIA: Aid Worker Killed; Leah “Slave for Life”

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the Boko Haram faction currently holding 15-year-old Leah Sharibu, has released a statement claiming to have executed a second Red Cross aid worker during the past month. In the statement, the group claimed that Hauwa Leman, along with Saifura

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Project: Myanmar – Aye Nan

Aye Nan was fifteen when her father, U Aih Cum, was killed for his faith after a house church meeting in Myanmar. U Aih Cum was passionate about reaching others with the true Gospel message. His feet and hands were removed, he was stabbed and

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