Date: July 10, 2020
Please pray for the individuals in the stories below and others who are afflicted for their faith.
Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s Borno State shot at a UN helicopter bringing humanitarian aid to local residents, killing two people, including a 5-year-old child, and sparking outrage from human rights advocates who say Nigeria’s leaders are responding with too little too late. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari described the attack as an act of desperation and as evidence the terrorist group is “clearly on the back foot.”.....Read More
Two stories originating from the concentration camps in Xinjiang province, China, shocked the world this week. China has again tightened its squeeze of a vulnerable ethnic population by enforcing pregnancy checks and forced sterilization on hundreds of thousands of Uyghur women to reduce the ethnic and religious minority’s birth rates. An Associated Press investigation reveals, “The state regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands, the interviews and data show.”.....Read More
At least a dozen Christians in Iran were reportedly arrested, some of whom were allegedly beaten, by Revolutionary Guard intelligence officers last week in three cities, according to a human rights monitoring group. Article 18, a London-based nonprofit that promotes religious freedom and tolerance for Christians in Iran, has reported on the arrests of Christians in three operations in the cities of Tehran, Karaj and Malayer that took place on June 30 and July 1. Along with the 12 Christians who were arrested, dozens of other Christians were forced to provide their contact details for future questioning, the organization noted.....Read More
A Catholic bishop in northern China’s Hebei province has been asked to ban children from entering churches if he wants to reopen his churches and run an orphanage. Bishop Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding has refused to sign a document that bans children below the age of 18 from entering churches, which was set as a condition for him to reopen churches. The move by authorities in Jinzhou city comes as churches have reopened in most parts of China and started religious services with restrictions, almost six months after they were closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.....Read More
All the remaining Chibok Girls in the custody of Boko Haram JAS faction have converted to Islam and changed their names permanently. This is to escape any chances of being identified and rescued from captivity by the Nigerian security and intelligence apparatus from jihadist remote camps in the Sambisa Forest – North East Nigeria. Impeccable sources with inside knowledge of the Al-Qaeda and ISIS linked Jihadist operations in the region confirmed that about 10 of the abducted Chibok secondary school girls currently camped at Garin-Maluma and Sabil-Huda had ‘voluntarily’ converted to Islam and selected new Muslim names.....Read More
I am so grateful for each of you and your prayers for the persecuted church and all people harmed for their faith around the world. Without you, we would never be able to promote our message with such success. Please keep our persecuted brothers and sisters in your prayers and remember how important you are to this mission.
Thanks for all you do. Have a wonderful weekend.
May God bless you,
https://www.google.com/url?q=https://default.salsalabs.org/Tf64718c0-0467-4400-b890-589c662737a4/effa5102-3d7d-4c18-879a-34fea3a45afa&source=gmail&ust=1594512203435000&usg=AFQjCNETdmMyTzRI3gy7Uk-CwKpoxZL9gQ">Save the Persecuted Christians