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Asia on a rare visit with her girls
In June 2009, Asia Bibi was imprisoned on charges of blasphemy in the village of Ittanwali, Punjab province, following a heated discussion with her Muslim coworkers (click here for more on her story). Since then she has been languishing in prison. Her husband and two daughters have been allowed very limited contact with her. A court hearing was planned for the end of October. At press time, it was not yet known if this hearing was held.

Pray that the charges against Asia will be dropped. Pray that she will soon be reunited with her husband and daughters. Pray that she will continue to look to the Lord for her strength, taking comfort in God's promise that He commends those who suffer for doing good (1 Peter 2:20-21).

To learn more about Christians suffering for righteousness' sake in Pakistan, go to the Pakistan Country Report.