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ROMANIA: Extreme Betrayal

In Communist Romania, churches were closed and pastors arrested as part of a seven-year drive to “eliminate the nations of all superstition.” So when Brother Vasile and his wife began holding more church meetings in their little home, they knew it would not escape the

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Machete Attack – by his own brother!

The waters had risen over the bridge making it virtually impossible to cross, especially with his children riding pillion. The children got off their father’s motorbike and ran ahead to the church while Thao struggled to push his motorbike through the water. Thao however, was

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Persecuted but not Forgotten

Hien and his wife Binh are Hmong, a tribal group that worships ancestors and give ‘gifts’ to the village witchdoctor to appease the spirits. One of Hien’s children became possessed by a demon and he would become very stiff as though bound with chains. In

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Left Tied to a Post

A post had been erected in the middle of the village and Quy, with his hands tied behind his back, was being beaten. All the villagers were banned from coming near but they watched as three policemen mercilessly beat Quy. They kicked, punched and even

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MYANMAR: Health Struggles Plague Imprisoned Pastor

One of the two assistant pastors arrested by army officials last Christmas Eve is suffering deteriorating health from malnutrition. Pastor Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, has become weak, lacks energy and suffers from asthma and dysentery, according to fellow pastor La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35,

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Algeria

ALGERIA: Partial Pardon for Imprisoned Christian

Algerian Christians are grateful that Slimane Bouhafs, imprisoned since September 2016 for blasphemy, has received a partial pardon. His three-year sentence was reduced by 16 months on 5 July, the national day of Algeria, following a decree by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika which provided clemency to

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UGANDA: Pray for Rebecca, Kicked Out of Her Home

A 23-year-old Ugandan woman was thrown out of her home by her family recently because of her new Christian faith. Rebecca came to faith in Christ after being healed of an illness. Her family had invited imams to pray, taken her to local shamans and

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CHINA: Failed Appeals

A court in China’s north-western Xinjiang denied the appeals of five Christians, condemning them to lengthy prison sentences. A Chinese court rejected the appeals of Zheng Lan, Cheng Yajie, Wang Lulu, Liu Yan, and Yang Zhaocun, Christians facing 3-5 year sentences for “gathering a crowd

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