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  • It is hard to imagine things getting worse for Christians in northern Nigeria amidst the predators of Boko Haram.  But the joining of Islamist Boko Haram with uber-Islamist ISIS is nothing but bad news. According to the New York Times, Boko Haram became the largest affiliate of the Islamic State after months of strengthening its […]

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  • The widow of a martyred Christian in eastern Uganda, Agnes, has received death threats on the phone. Agnes’ husband, Richard, was a former Muslim who came to know Christ two years ago and the family began to follow God. Richard had moved his family twice in attempts to keep them safe after Muslims began monitoring […]

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  • Iran Although he was sentenced to eight years in prison, authorities in Iran are threatening to hold American Pastor Saeed Abedini in Evin prison indefinitely. Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh is living in the United States, but has been advocating for the last three years for the release of her husband. She recently made her fourth congressional appearance […]

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  • Earlier this week news emerged out of northern Nigeria that a large number of the girls and women kidnapped by Boko Haram have been freed.  But amidst this good news is the horror of what happened to them while captive to the violent Islamists. Former captives of the group told of being raped, many repeatedly, […]

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  • Uganda The daughter of the pastor at New Hope Church in eastern Uganda was gang-raped by a group of 5 Muslims in April. The men intended to send the pastor a message that he should stop all prayer meetings and close down the church or he would live to regret it. Pray for His healing […]

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  • Egyptian court banned Muslim Brotherhood on Monday, 9/23. Various news sources have confirmed that the Brotherhood has been banned; the organization’s funds were frozen and assets seized. Prior to 2011, the Muslim Brotherhood functioned as an outlawed radical Islamic group for 85 years. After the 2011 ouster of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, however, the Brotherhood was […]

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  • … Okay, this post is for adults, too. But in honor of releasing 7 Ways for Kids to Pray (September edition!) tomorrow, we want to share with you a short-and-sweet devotional from Sally Lloyd-Jones children’s devotional, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. Be sure to check here tomorrow for the new 7 Ways for Kids to Pray. We […]

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  • The following is an excerpt from Follow Me, written by David Platt, author of  The New York Times bestseller Radical: Imagine a woman named Ayan. Ayan is part of a people who pride themselves on being 100 percent Muslim. To belong to Ayan’s tribe is to be Muslim. Ayan’s personal identity, familial honor, relational standing, and social status […]

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  • Somalia is a land of spiritual oppression and chaos; professing Christians face persecution and violent death. Please get on your knees for Shamsa, a 28-year old believer who disappeared 21 days ago: Somalia: Three masked men abducted Shamsa Enow Hussein, 28, on August 5 in Bulo Marer, Lower Shebelle Region, at 7 p.m. outside her […]

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  • “You don’t know how happy I was in the Lord and rejoiced, knowing that in my chains the body of Christ was chained together and was brought to action and prayer.” – SAEED ABEDINI Pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian American imprisoned in Iran for his faith, was finally given medication for pain and bleeding! Praise […]

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