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CARING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH – BREAKING NEWS AND UPDATES

Prayer Call scheduled before Andrew Brunson’s next hearing in Turkish court
Friday, July 13, 2018 6:33 PM

(Voice of the Persecuted) Andrew Brunson is an American citizen who lived in Turkey for over 20 years. He led a small church in Izmir and, along with his wife, had raised their three children there. The couple then decided to apply for permanent residency in this nation of people whom they greatly loved. On Oct. 7, they … … Continue reading
Sixteen Christians arrested for ‘forced conversions’ of tribals in Jharkhand
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:12 PM

(AsiaNews) – Police in Jharkhand arrested 16 missionaries on Sunday on charges of converting tribal Adivasi by force to Christianity, the Press Trust of India reported. Speaking to AsiaNews, Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), said that “In Jharkhand, extreme right-wing groups systematically persecute members of religious minorities, especially Christians.” The arrests … … Continue reading
International Community Ignores Genocide of Christians in Nigeria
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:05 PM

VOP Note: For the past 5 years, Nigerian Christian leaders and rights activists have been trying warn the world that a genocide was taking place against the Christians in the North. The barbaric acts of jihadist groups, Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen, still continue unabated as more than 6000 Christians have been killed since the … … Continue reading
Death Toll in Jos, Nigeria Attacks at 218, including Pastor, Wife and Son
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:50 PM

(Morning Star News) – An Assemblies of God Nigeria pastor, his wife and son were among at least 218 people killed in Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly Christian areas near Jos on June 23-25, a denominational leader said. Two days after the general superintendent of the AG-Nigeria denomination, the Rev. Chidi Okoroafor, reported the … … Continue reading
America ups the ante over Pastor Brunson’s detention
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:40 PM

(World Watch Monitor) The American Charge d’Affaires in Ankara has said that Turkey’s continued detention of pastor Andrew Brunson on spying and terrorism-related charges is impeding US-Turkish relations. Philip Kosnett said there is a “strong sense of unity in Congress between Republicans and Democrats” on the need for Brunson to be released and “a similar … … Continue reading
Nigeria: Massacre as US IRF Freedom Ambassador departs; hundreds feared dead
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:36 AM

(Voice of the Persecuted) International human rights lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe sent an urgent alert to Voice of the Persecuted (VOP) addressing a 60 hour killing spree that began last weekend [where possibly] 200 Christians were slaughtered in Plateau State, even as the US Ambassador At Large for International Religious Freedom was departing Nigeria. . Ambassador Brownback’s one … … Continue reading
RUSSIA: Protestants targeted in Nizhny Novgorod
Monday, June 25, 2018 6:05 PM

By Victoria Arnold, www.forum18.org – Two African students from a Nizhny Novgorod Pentecostal Church were fined and ordered deported for appearing in videos of worship services. The FSB initiated the cases. The Church has also been fined. “The charges of illegal missionary activity are completely unlawful,” Pentecostal Union lawyer Vladimir Ozolin told Forum 18. Law enforcement … … Continue reading
Egypt Tries to ‘Reconcile’ Coptic Churches to Non-Existence
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:27 AM

By Raymond Ibrahim — From attacks by Muslim mobs to closures by Muslim authorities, the lamentable plight of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt always follows a pattern, one that is unwaveringly only too typical. Thus, last April 14, a Muslim mob—predictably riled by the previous day’s Friday mosque sermons—attacked the church of the Holy Virgin and Pope … … Continue reading
Two Christians Ambushed, Killed in Central Nigeria
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:44 AM

Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (June 10) killed two Christians and seriously wounded another in central Nigeria as they made their way home from a church service, local sources said. Ibrahim Weyi, 45, and Larry More, 53, were said to be hacked to death when herdsmen ambushed them at 7:40 p.m. … … Continue reading
Ramadan Prayer Challenge: Day 30 – Pakistan
Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:08 PM

(Voice of the Persecuted),Tonight, we will be joined by a persecuted Pakistani Christian who will lead us in prayer for Muslims and Christians living in Pakistan on the nightly prayer conference call during Ramadan. Summary — Pakistan is a complex blend of old and new. Ancient Islamic influences predate the country itself. It is home … … Continue reading
Prayercast Ramadan Challenge: Day 29 – Christianity
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:02 PM

Jesus loves Christians The Almighty God of the universe came to earth in human form to pay the penalty for our sin. He has brought good news to the afflicted, healed the broken hearted, and set the captive free. • Pray for love for God alone to consume His people. • Pray for a wave … … Continue reading
North Koreans ‘betrayed’ by human rights omission in Trump-Kim agreement
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:48 AM

(World Watch Monitor) North Koreans were “betrayed” by the failure of US President Donald Trump to include human rights provisions in his agreement with the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, following their historic meeting in Singapore, according to Human Rights Watch’s Asia Director, Phil Robertson. “The North Korean people have suffered for so long,” he told … … Continue reading
Prayercast Ramadan Challenge: Day 27 – Islamic State (IS)
Monday, June 11, 2018 3:54 PM

“This war is from Satan against you, Lord. Against humanity, created in your image.” SUMMARY—Up to 1.2 million people were displaced by the violence in Iraq in 2014 alone. Millions more live in fear. Massacres, beheadings, crucifixions, abductions, and sexual violence are rampant. Islamic State has attempted to eliminate entire Christian communities. As many as … … Continue reading
Police in Pakistan Kill Young Christian Man in Raid, Relatives Say
Monday, June 11, 2018 1:43 PM

Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Poor Christians in Pakistan commonly see police target them for extortion on false charges, and last week such a case ended in the death of a 24-year-old Christian, relatives said. On the assumption that Christians with few legal resources can be targeted with impunity in the 96-percent Muslim country, policemen on … … Continue reading
Prayercast Ramadan Challenge: Day 24 – Ahmed’s story
Friday, June 8, 2018 12:10 PM

SUMMARY: As you pray for Muslims in the Arab world, remember that you are praying for REAL people that Jesus loves and died to save. People like Ahmed. Ahmed spent his life searching for something more. This journey took him from Sunni Islam, to Sufi Islam, and even drug addiction. But then He met Jesus, and … … Continue reading
US missionary, captive for 20 months, is alive, reports Niger’s president
Friday, June 8, 2018 12:00 PM

(World Watch Monitor) A US missionary kidnapped in Niger in October 2016 is alive, according to the West African nation’s president. Jeff Woodke, who worked for Jeunesse en Mission Entraide et Developpement (JEMED), a branch of the US-based Youth With a Mission, was abducted by unknown assailants late in the evening of Friday 14 October, … … Continue reading
Prayercast Ramadan Challenge: Day 23 – Egypt
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:29 PM

SUMMARY: Egypt’s ancient legacy and span of achievements is truly astounding. This remarkable nation is often known by the world for its ancient pyramids, nearly 3,000 years of history, and the Biblical story of the deliverance of the Israelites. Though it has a predominantly desert landscape, farms and sprawling cities line the banks of the Nile … … Continue reading
Prayercast Ramadan Challenge: Day 23 – Safiya’s Story
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:34 PM

The Arab World is a land of spiritual darkness. Oppression and fear are commonplace. Yet the Light of Christ continues to transform real lives. As a child, Safiya witnessed the beheading of a Muslim woman.  Her life was consumed with fear. Until she met Jesus. Now she wants to tell the nations about the love, … … Continue reading
Employees Resign After The American Bible Society Affirms Biblical Marriage
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:34 AM

The American Bible Society has been distributing Bibles for over 200 years. The organization’s mission is to share the Gospel with a goal to translate the Bible in every language by 2025. ABS has recently asked their employees to sign a statement of faith by January 2019. Those who don’t will be asked to hand in their … … Continue reading
Prayercast Ramadan Challenge: Day 22 – Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 8:42 PM

SUMMARY — Known for its vast desert landscapes, Saudi Arabia also boasts beautiful coastlines along the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. This arid land is the birthplace of one of the fastest growing – and second largest – religions in the world: Islam. In place of a constitution, the nation abides by the laws of … … Continue reading