Where The Front Line Begins
  • 03 January 2017

When it comes to sharing the Gospel in hostile and restricted nations, front line workers must use wisdom and creativity. In Laos, travelling evangelists distribute VOM-provided radios to people in remote villages so they can listen to Christian broadcasts from a neighbouring country — and the villagers respond. “Since we have received 2,000 radios, there […]

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INDONESIA: Trial of Christian Governor at a Crossroads
  • 22 December 2016

An Indonesian court will decide next week whether to push forward with a controversial blasphemy trial of Jakarta’s Christian governor, who is accused of insulting the Koran, a judge told a hearing on Tuesday. Several hundred Muslim protesters stood outside the Jakarta court, calling for the jailing of Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese […]

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PAKISTAN: Father of Kidnapped Girl Shot
  • 07 September 2016

Gulzar Masih, the father of a deaf and dumb girl who was kidnapped from her home in Sialkot, Punjab, is in a critical condition after being shot by his daughter’s kidnapper, Ghulam Hussain. Gulzar’s daughter, Asima, was kidnapped five months ago by the family’s neighbour Ghulam Hussain, before escaping back to her family. However, local […]

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NIGERIA: Martyrs Survived by Grieving Families
  • 27 July 2016

Two church workers in Nigeria have recently been killed by militants in separate incidents. Eunice Elisha was murdered in the early hours of 9 July near Nigeria’s capital of Abuja. The 42-year-old mother of seven had gone out to preach as usual, her husband Pastor Olawale told local media. Eunice is described by her surviving […]

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PAKISTAN: Father Expects No Justice for Daughter
  • 21 July 2016

The father of a 16-year-old girl allegedly raped by her neighbour believes she has little hope of justice because the accused is well-connected politically in the local area. Nasar Masih believes the police will ultimately favour the suspect, whom he believes was able to rape his daughter in expectation of immunity from prosecution due to […]

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