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Hannelie Continues the Race

Hannelie Groenewald and her family were missionaries in Afghanistan in 2014 when a targeted Taliban attack claimed the lives of her husband and two children. Today, despite her grief, Hannelie continues to share Jesus. Hannelie and her husband Werner moved to Afghanistan from their native

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Mrs Han finds Closeness with her Family after Loss

Mrs Han and her husband served for many years on the border of North Korea and China until her husband was kidnapped and killed by North Korean assassins in 2016. In the 1990s, famine pushed many North Koreans to seek work and help outside of

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INDIA: Complained of Threats before he was Hanged

The body of Rev Gideon Periyaswamy, 43-year-old pastor of the church of Maknayeem in Adayachery village, in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state, was found hanging from the roof of his house on 20 January. Church congregation members who discovered his body described his knees bent

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Remembering the Sacrifice

Back in January 1999, a date few would recall, an event of great significance occurred in Mayurbhani, a district in  Odisha, India. Eighteen years ago, a well-armed mob of about 50 people, attacked the vehicle where Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons were

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Hannelie’s Story

They counted the cost. They knew Christ was worthy, and they willingly put their lives on the line and paid the ultimate price. Hannelie Groenewald had expected the Taliban’s attack in Kabul that day. She and other doctors from her clinic had even been put

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INDIA: Pray for Pastor Sultan’s Family and Church

Pastor Sultan Masih, 50, of Temple of God Church was found shot dead 15 July in northern India’s Punjab state. His martyrdom took place in front of his church, two months after Hindu extremists witnessed his church celebrating its 25th anniversary. While he talked on

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Martyred by North Korean Assassins

When Pastor Han answered a phone call one afternoon at his church in Changbai, China, near the North Korean border, his wife saw no particular reason for concern. She knew, however, that for several months both Chinese police and South Korean intelligence officers had been

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NIGERIA: At Least 21 Dead in Fulani Raids in Kaduna State

Heavily-armed Fulani herdsmen carried out raids on communities in Kaduna State, central Nigeria on 19 and 20 February, destroying homes and claiming at least 21 lives. Hundreds of militia men reportedly descended on Bakin Kogi in the Kaninkon Chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA)

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