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Asia Bibi Set Free

November 2nd, 2018
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This week the Voice of the Martyrs thanked the  hundreds of thousands of people around the world who signed a petition asking the government of Pakistan to overturn the conviction against Asia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother who was charged with blasphemy in 2009 and sentenced to death the following year.

They reported that on Wednesday, more than four years after agreeing to hear her appeal, Pakistan’s Supreme Court finally issued its ruling, overturning the lower court’s conviction and sentence, and ordering her immediate release from prison.

Voice of the Martyrs said:

We thank God for the release of our sister Asia.

We are also thankful to you and the many others who have prayed for her and raised their voices to call for her release. Your prayers and efforts made a difference. THANK YOU!

While we celebrate Asia’s release, we cannot stop praying for our Christian brothers and sisters in Pakistan. Radical Muslims are already calling for retribution against the Supreme Court judges, and Pakistani Christians worry that violence could break out at any time.

This year the Voice of the Martyrs has a new video, Meet and Pray for Pakistani Christians, which focuses specifically on the daily oppression and persecution faced by Christians in Pakistan. Christians in Pakistan are routinely threatened and persecuted. They are often relegated to the lowest paying jobs and even to a form of slavery working for Muslim brick-kiln owners. However, they continue to serve and faithfully witness for Christ.

To view it please click here.

 

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Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin

June 26th, 2018
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Indonesian Bombings

May 13th, 2018
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Prayer Alert

At least 11 killed, more than 40 injured in church bombings in Indonesia

13 May 2018

Indonesian Bombing
Debris seen outside the Santa Maria church in Surabaya, May 13, 2018. (Associated Press)

At least 11 people were killed and more than 40 others injured in suicide bomb attacks targeting 3 churches in Surabaya, Indonesia. According to reports, the attacks were suspected to have been carried out by Ansharut Daulah (JAD) a local-ISIS inspired group.

The bombings targeted Sunday worship services (13 May) at the Santa Maria Tak Bercela Catholic Church (STMB) on Jl. Ngagel Madya in Gubeng, Surabaya Pentecostal Church (GPPS) on Jl. Raya Arjuna and Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) on Jl. Diponegoro.

It is alleged that the attack on the Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church was carried out by a woman and 2 children who detonated explosives. Media reports also state that the attacks were carried out by 6 members of a single family.

“We strongly condemn this mindless attack on Christians in Surabaya,” said Godfrey Yogarajah, the Deputy Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance. “We stand in solidarity with Christians in Indonesia during this difficult time and call on the global Church to pray for all those affected in the attacks,” he added.

Prayer points:

Pray for God’s comfort upon those grieving the loss of loved ones
Pray for God’s healing upon those injured in the attacks
Pray that the Indonesian government would carry out a thorough investigation into the incident and take all steps necessary to ensure the safety of Christians in the country.(WEA)

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