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  • Two weeks ago “Paul,” a house-church pastor in Uzbekistan (pictured right), joined several other believers in an outreach camp to teens. Their camp was raided, their passports and computers were taken, and they have been called in for questioning several times by the authorities. SMI found out that at 11 am in Uzbekistan (which is […]

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  • What happens when a Pakistani Muslim cleric accuses a 14-year-old girl of blaspheming Islam? Muslims in her community riot, threaten to burn down her neighborhood, and she is arrested. It takes 6 months of legal battles and international pressure for the court to declare her innocent, and even then she and her family are forced […]

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  • “I can’t tell even a rough number but it seems like almost every church in sight has been burned down.” – SMI contact in Egypt We have received several messages from contacts and friends in Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood supporters of ousted President Morsi are attacking Christians and burning churches. In one case, after setting fire […]

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  • SMI’s own Brian B. just returned from meeting with believers who have fled from Iran into Turkey. His goal was to learn how we can more effectively cover these brothers and sisters with   prayer. Here are two take-aways from his trip: 1. Be Inspired “I met a guy named Natan. As a young man, God saved […]

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  • “As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God.”   And then there was Eva.   Eva Abdullah, a 17-year-old from Tanzania, converted to Christianity from Islam […]

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