Bimala Thokar came to faith in Christ in 2021 through the witness of her daughter. The
Ukraine: From the Field
The war waged by Russia against Ukraine has a strong religious component.
Remembering Martyrs: Fatima Al-Mutairi, Saudi Arabia
In December 2008, 26-year-old Fatima Al-Mutairi was killed for leaving her Muslim faith and choosing to be a Christian.
CHINA: Court Case Repeatedly Delayed
In July 2021, Zhao Weikai, a leader of the Xuncheng (Zion) Reformed Church, was arrested after a search of his home revealed materials the Public Security Bureau deemed to be "promoting terrorism and extremism” In the many months since his arrest, Zhao’s court case has encountered numerous delays. In September 2021, the case was sent […]
AFGHANISTAN: Pray for Protection and Provision
Front-line workers request prayers for Afghani Christians living in the country and for those who have fled to neighbouring countries for protection. “The crisis in Afghanistan is not over,” said one Afghan Christian leader recently. Afghan believers who have fled Taliban rule mostly live in refugee camps in nearby nations. With little to do, many […]
KENYA: Muslim Extremists Lure, Attack Christian Teacher and Son
Muslim extremists in central Uganda lured a Christian teacher to his home by forcing his wife to call and tell him she was ill, then the intruders beat him and his son. Abdu Muyinga and his young adult son, Hamisi Sentongo, are nursing injuries after Muslims upset with their conversion to Christianity beat them on […]
DRC: Christians Poisoned, Threatened
Luuando Yombo’s husband was an elder in their church in the Ubwari Peninsula in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her mother and brother also served at the church in an area with a large Muslim population.
CHINA: Trial for Church Elder Under Strict Security
In March 2021, the Ren’ai Reformed Church in Guiyang, China, was raided by agents of the religious affairs bureau, together with public security officers. During the raid, ten church members were taken into custody.
SUDAN: Pastor Jailed for Prayer Meeting to Heal Mother
On 21 November authorities in Sudan arrested and jailed a church leader on charges of “witchcraft” for leading a prayer meeting for his ailing mother, sources reported.
NIGERIA: Christians Kidnapped in Separate Attacks in Southwest Nigeria
The Linfen Covenant House Church has experienced ongoing legal challenges, many of which arose after police officers raided a family camp in August.