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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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Nine-year-old Clarissa Survives Church Blast

Nine-year-old Clarissa Angeline was at church one day in Indonesia when an explosion took place in their church building injuring her and severely injuring her mother who spent three months recovering in hospital. On Sunday 13 May, Clarissa and her mother left for their church

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SYRIA: Christian Village Bombed, 12 Killed

On 7-8 September, several missiles were reportedly fired by al-Qaeda-linked rebels toward the predominately Christian town of Mhardeh, Syria. Reports indicate that the missiles carried cluster bombs, killing at least 10 civilians and seriously wounding at least 20 others. Two more died later in hospital.

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I Have Lost Bing Bing!

Pastor Estefanus relates his story and heartache Pastor Estefanus was not at the main church on that fateful Sunday when the bombs exploded at the Pentekosta Church Central Surabaya (GPPS), as he was preaching at another church in West Surabaya when it happened. “I have

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A Life so Needlessly Taken

by Craig Tee Daniel aged 15, is described by Ms Sumidja, his loving grandmother who he lived with, as a typical young boy in character, but a diligent grandson who knew what he desired. He attended church every week faithfully. Following carpark duty for the

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Church Under Attack

Pastor Yonathan, Pentekosta Church Central Surabaya (GPPS) interview by Craig Tee “As a pastor of GPPS Ministry I was conducting my normal 6am service on Sunday 13th May 2018, which is one of four services we have and was about to pronounce the benediction to

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Christianity Under Attack

I travelled to Surabaya two days after the bombings of 13 May took place and I was struck by the uneasy calm which enveloped the city. Whilst there, I attended many celebrations of the lives of victims, and funerals too. I was taken aback by

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Project: Indonesia Emergency

On 13 May 2018 at least 13 people were killed, and dozens wounded in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. Our CEO travelled to Surabaya to help meet the victims’ immediate needs Funds have been given for: Food and accommodation basics for Bible college

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INDONESIA: Bombing Victim Laid to Rest

As people come to terms with the reality that three churches were targeted by suicide bombers in Indonesia, the families of the victims begin to lay their loved ones to rest. Our CEO is in Surabaya to assist where needed, attending the funeral today for

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PAKISTAN: Pray for Aliza, Injured in Bombing

Aliza, a 1-year-old girl, lost her foot as a result of an injury suffered in the 17 December Quetta church bombing which killed 11 people and seriously injured 50 others. Four suicide bombers approached the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church during a children’s Christmas celebration, but

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EGYPT: Coptic Church Reopens after Bombing

A Coptic cathedral has been restored and reopened eight months after a suicide bombing destroyed it on Palm Sunday killing 28 and injuring 74 others. St George’s Cathedral in Tanta, the capital of the Gharbia governorate north of Cairo, has been renamed the Cathedral of

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Bombings in Tanta and Alexandria

Palm Sunday is one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar, as it marks the day Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem. Today, our focus is not on Jerusalem, but on two Egyptian cities that were targeted by ISIS on 9 April. In Tanta, a

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EGYPT: Threats Continue for Egypt’s Copts

A bomb was found outside an Egyptian church just south of the capital, Cairo on 29 May, according to Coptic news site Watani. A guard reportedly found the bomb inside a paper box by the gate to the Anba-Barsoum al-Erian Monastery, in the Greater Cairo

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EGYPT: Palm Sunday Turns into a Bloody Massacre

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings in Egypt targeting Coptic churches. The first bombing in the town of Tanta and the second in Alexandra has claimed the lives of 44 people and has injured 126 to date. Our contact in

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INDONESIA: Boy, 4, ‘Ashamed’ by Wounds

Just over four months ago, on 13 November 2016, a two-year-old girl died after suffering 75% burns during a bomb attack on a church in Indonesia. Three other young children were also injured – Anita (also two), Trinity (three) and Alvaro (four) – during the

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