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A 16-year-old Christian convert from Islam by the name of Aman Ullah was kidnapped by the Taliban on 25 May in Peshawar, the heart of Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province.

“We don’t know which of the 32 different Taliban groups operating both in Afghanistan and Pakistan is responsible,” says John Taimoor, founder of Crossbearers ministry. “My team, workers and disciples from Muslim backgrounds are facing pressures from many sides and physical persecution.”

The young kidnap victim came to Christ about a year ago and he has already memorised the books of John and Ephesians in the Bible. His goal is to memorise the entire New Testament since he had memorised the Koran as a young person. “He is very dear to me,” Taimoor shares. “‘Aman Ullah’ means ‘peace of God’ in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Pushto languages,” he adds. “He is a diamond, very dedicated and brilliant…. He made public statements and gave his testimony.”

Taimoor asks for prayers for his ardent young disciple. “We are looking to our Saviour who is able to save us to the uttermost but we also look to our friends for prayer and what God places on their hearts!”

Sources: God Reports, Assist News Service

  • Pray for Aman’s protection, asking for favour among his captors. Pray for his release.
  • Ask the Lord to use this young disciple as a spokesman to his captors, helping them to realise their need of Jesus as Saviour and Lord.
  • Also ask God to protect and minister to all who are faithfully serving Him in Pakistan.