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Attacks on Christians, Churches. Placing faith in Christ in turmoil. Elder killed in sleep.

  • Faisalabad Mob Targets Christians, Churches​ [12] prayers in [2] nations have been posted for Pakistan Christians. On Aug. 16, a mob of 5,000 Muslim extremists rampaged through Jaranwala, a city in the Faisalabad district, reacting to allegations that two young Christian men had desecrated a copy of the Quran and insulted the prophet Muhammad. Rioters attacked Christian neighborhoods and churches throughout the city. The mob burned or severely damaged 25 churches and 89 homes; hundreds of Christians fled either because their homes and belongings were destroyed or in fear of further attacks. The mob dispersed hours later only after the government dispatched police and soldiers into the area. Read More.

  • Aug. 31, 2023 | Iran​ Many Place Their Faith in Christ Amid Unrest​ [9] prayers in [1] nation have been posted for New Christians. A young woman killed in September 2022 while in the custody of the Iranian religious police led to a spontaneous uprising. "Iranian women wanted their dignity back," a front-line worker said. In Iran, girls as young as nine can be given in marriage, and a woman's testimony in court is worth only half a man's. Front-line workers report that the young woman's death has caused many Iranians to continue to grow disillusioned with their repressive Islamic government and search for truth elsewhere. Read More.

  • Aug. 31, 2023 | Cameroon​ Elder Christian Murdered in His Sleep​ [10] prayers in [1] nation have been posted for Cameroonian Christians. On July 10, militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram snuck into the home of a 75-year-old Christian and killed him in his sleep. This brother is described as a businessman and an active, faithful member of his local church. His family believes that the militants entered the home around 1:00 a.m. and slit his throat. Read More.

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