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Project: Aid for Brick Kiln Workers in Pakistan.

Project: Aid for Brick Kiln Workers in Pakistan.

In Pakistan, COVID-19 restrictions combined with monsoon season, left brick kiln workers, along with other day workers, with no work and therefore no pay for months. As a result of the pandemic, Pakistan went into lockdown from March to May with some ongoing...

Project: Bibles Plus Pakistan

Project: Bibles Plus Pakistan

Earlier this year, Bibles Plus packs were distributed to Christians in Pakistan. Christians in Pakistan are often extremely poor daily wage earners. Due to systemic discrimination, many are illiterate, and most are employed in menial jobs. They earn little money and...

INDIA: Police Threaten to Charge Pastor, Frame Son with Crimes

INDIA: Police Threaten to Charge Pastor, Frame Son with Crimes

A Christian pastor in northern India was forced to sign papers renouncing all religious activity – including sharing the Gospel or holding worship in his home – after a police officer threatened to file false charges against him and his teenage son. A house church...

CHINA: Regulation Cites Penalties for Professing Faith

CHINA: Regulation Cites Penalties for Professing Faith

A new regulation has been issued that warns Christians to renounce their beliefs or be punished. According to the regulation addendum issued by Huangfei Zhai Village, Yingjiang County; officials can penalise anyone who converts from Buddhism or another religion and...

PAKISTAN: Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

PAKISTAN: Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

In 2013, Asif Pervaiz was working in a garment factory where he was reportedly pressured by his supervisor, Muhammad Saeed Khokher (also referred to as Saeed Ahmed Khokher), to convert from Christianity to Islam. On 8 September, a court in Lahore ruled that Asif was...

ERITREA: Christian Prisoners Released

ERITREA: Christian Prisoners Released

There are reports from Eritrea that the government has released 27 Christian prisoners of faith, and hopes are rising that more could follow. A trusted contact of Release International (Voice of the Martyrs, UK) says the government has just set free 27 prisoners, most...

TANZANIA: New Believer Rejected

TANZANIA: New Believer Rejected

Juma met with his pastor secretly after coming to Christ, afraid that his Muslim family would find out about his conversion. When his wife eventually found some of his Christian books, she immediately called his brothers, all radical Muslims. His brothers burned the...

Project: Aid for Brick Kiln Workers in Pakistan.

Project: Aid for Brick Kiln Workers in Pakistan.

In Pakistan, COVID-19 restrictions combined with monsoon season, left brick kiln workers, along with other day workers, with no work and therefore no pay for months. As a result of the pandemic, Pakistan went into lockdown from March to May with some ongoing restrictions in place until August. The enforced restrictions significantly affected the country’s ...

Project: Bibles Plus Pakistan

Project: Bibles Plus Pakistan

Earlier this year, Bibles Plus packs were distributed to Christians in Pakistan. Christians in Pakistan are often extremely poor daily wage earners. Due to systemic discrimination, many are illiterate, and most are employed in menial jobs. They earn little money and most have no savings. Our distribution partner in Pakistan reported that: Due to COVID-19, ...

INDIA: Police Threaten to Charge Pastor, Frame Son with Crimes

INDIA: Police Threaten to Charge Pastor, Frame Son with Crimes

A Christian pastor in northern India was forced to sign papers renouncing all religious activity – including sharing the Gospel or holding worship in his home – after a police officer threatened to file false charges against him and his teenage son. A house church pastor identified only as Pastor Sugriv said that the threats ...

CHINA: Regulation Cites Penalties for Professing Faith

CHINA: Regulation Cites Penalties for Professing Faith

A new regulation has been issued that warns Christians to renounce their beliefs or be punished. According to the regulation addendum issued by Huangfei Zhai Village, Yingjiang County; officials can penalise anyone who converts from Buddhism or another religion and professes they believe in “Jesus Christ”. If someone proselytises or helps others to become Christians, ...

PAKISTAN: Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

PAKISTAN: Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

In 2013, Asif Pervaiz was working in a garment factory where he was reportedly pressured by his supervisor, Muhammad Saeed Khokher (also referred to as Saeed Ahmed Khokher), to convert from Christianity to Islam. On 8 September, a court in Lahore ruled that Asif was guilty of blasphemy, sentencing him to three years in prison ...

ERITREA: Christian Prisoners Released

ERITREA: Christian Prisoners Released

There are reports from Eritrea that the government has released 27 Christian prisoners of faith, and hopes are rising that more could follow. A trusted contact of Release International (Voice of the Martyrs, UK) says the government has just set free 27 prisoners, most of whom have been behind bars for more than ten years. ...

TANZANIA: New Believer Rejected

TANZANIA: New Believer Rejected

Juma met with his pastor secretly after coming to Christ, afraid that his Muslim family would find out about his conversion. When his wife eventually found some of his Christian books, she immediately called his brothers, all radical Muslims. His brothers burned the books, beat Juma and threatened him. When word spread that he was ...

LAOS: Transformation for Young Man

LAOS: Transformation for Young Man

Khamla was devastated when his wife left him. One day, as he walked past the Buddhist temple in extreme sorrow, something that looked like a small bird hit him in the chest. He unexpectedly changed; he became violently strong and was suddenly unable to communicate. His parents and the community were so fearful that they ...

CHINA: Officials Raid Bible Study

CHINA: Officials Raid Bible Study

Police, state security officers, and ethnic and religious affairs bureau officials raided Guangzhou’s Bible Reformed Church. They accused Christians of “spreading evil religion”.  Authorities interrupted a Bible study, which had more than 10 attendees, and took three Christians, including Minister Yang Jun, to the police station. Officials released two individuals that night but detained Minister ...

INDIA: Three Christians Banished from Village

INDIA: Three Christians Banished from Village

Three young Christians from Talbora, located in India’s Odisha state, were banished from their home village because they refused to renounce their Christian faith and convert to Hinduism. Surander, 22, Subash, 20, and Jamuna, 19, became Christians in 2017 and were baptised in 2018 and 2019. Because there was no church in their village, they ...

INDIA: Pastor Severely Beaten by Mob of Extremists

INDIA: Pastor Severely Beaten by Mob of Extremists

On 21 August, Pastor Kumar*, was attacked and brutally beaten by radical Hindu nationalists in Uttar Pradesh, India. The radicals reportedly accused Pastor Kumar of forcefully converting Hindus to Christianity and used this accusation as a justification for their assault. According to Pastor Kumar, the radicals attacked while he was returning home from a prayer ...

UGANDA: Two Muslim Friends Become Brothers in Christ

UGANDA: Two Muslim Friends Become Brothers in Christ

Syamusudini began sharing the Gospel with friends at school after being rejected by his Muslim family and moving in with a local pastor. One of his friends, Muhindo, listened carefully and soon decided that he, too, would follow Christ. Since he didn’t speak Arabic, Muhindo had never understood the Muslim prayer services, but he understood ...

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