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    Young Believers Killed

    Two young girls became martyrs for Jesus Christ in October 2013, only months after they accepted salvation.

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    Confirming the Call

    Christ dramatically changed the life of Hussein, a former Muslim in Iran.

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  • China
    Making Wigs in Prison

    I was in Western China meeting with a Christian leader who was imprisoned for three years...

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  • Nigeria: Targeting Persecutors

    While the violence directed against Christians in northern Nigeria lately has been at the hands of the Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram, previous attacks against Christian villages were perpetrated...  View Story
  • China: Bibles Are Daily Bread

    “You have to read the Bible with your heart, not with your own knowledge,” Pastor Lin told a new believer. The man had recently received a Bible from Pastor Lin and was reading through...  View Story
  • Turkey: Pastor Faces Conspirators

    In a nationally high-profile case, Pastor Emre Karaali appeared in court on April 1 in the first trial hearing against 13 people who conspired to murder him. “The whole world is following what...  View Story
  • Turkmenistan: In Prison with No Amnesty

    A Turkmen Christian remains in prison two years after a brawl with a neighbor – though the neighbor didn’t press charges – and after being passed by for amnesty multiple times...  View Story
  • Pakistan: Appeal Postponed Again

    For the third time in two months, Asia Bibi, a Christian sentenced to death on a blasphemy conviction, had her March 26 appellate hearing postponed when her accuser failed to appear in court. Two...  View Story
  • Pakistan: Bibi Hearing Postponed

    Asia Bibi, a Christian sentenced to death on a blasphemy conviction, learned that her March 17 appellate hearing was postponed because of the absence of one of two presiding judges. Pakistani law...  View Story
  • Nigeria: Girls Flee Boko Haram

    Many have been killed or kidnapped by Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, but six girls who managed to escape their brutality are now living in Christian centers, where they are putting the...  View Story
  • Kazakhstan: Kashkumbaev Released

    Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbaev, 67, the retired Presbyterian pastor of Grace Church in Atsana, Kazakhstan, was released on Feb. 17 after spending nine months in jail awaiting trial on a charge of...  View Story
  • North Korea: Missionary Released

    UPDATE #2 After being detained for two weeks for attempting to distribute gospel tracts in North Korea, John Short, 75, was released by North Korean authorities on March 2. The Australian missionary,...  View Story
  • Kenya: Pastor Murdered

    Assistant Pastor Lawrence Kazungu Kadenge was murdered in the early morning hours of Feb. 2 while guarding the Glory of God Ministries Church in Mombasa. Although police are still investigating the...  View Story



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