Persecution & Prayer Alert

"If you take care of yourself and walk with
integrity, you may be confident that God
will deal with those who sin against you. Above
all, don't give birth to sin yourself; rather,
pray for those who persecute you. God will one
day turn your persecution into praise."

~ Warren Wiersbe

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Men dressed in orange and blue turbans and robes, holding spears.
Traditional dress of Nihang warriors.
Photo: Flickr / Ramesh Lalwani (cc)

On May 21st, Christians who had gathered together for worship at the Sukhpal Rana Ministries Church in Rajewal, Punjab, were viciously attacked by a mob dressed as traditional Sikh warriors. Members of this armed Sikh order, known as "the Nihangs," are distinguishable by their blue robes and large turbans.

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A building with an a-frame entry and a sign in Chinese.
Photo: ChinaAid

On May 24th, police raided the Shengjia Christian Education and Help Centre in Shunde City, which is located within the Chinese province of Guangdong. After forcibly entering the building, the authorities searched the premises and confiscated all the teaching materials. Pastor Deng was arrested, along with four of his coworkers.

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Noman Masih wearing handcuffs.
Noman Masih
Photo: Morning Star News

A 22-year-old Pakistani Christian was sentenced to death for blasphemy on May 30th. Noman Masih was found guilty of blaspheming against the Muslim prophet Muhammad because of the pictures he was accused of distributing in 2019.

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