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Family evicted, beaten. Jihadists refuse to release abducted woman. Film leads to Christ.

Jailed as a murderer, Blawan Kumar Paswan had no hope. Then, a Christian in his prison shared the gospel with him. Blawan placed his trust in Jesus Christ and was baptized. A jailer observed the changes in Blawan’s life and recommended early release after he had served 10 years. Blawan returned to his village and dedicated his life to sharing the gospel, but persecution followed. His uncle evicted his family and took their possessions. On December 1, 2023, a group of drunken men beat Blawan and his wife, Bina. They accused the couple of spoiling their culture by preaching about Jesus. Local believers have donated clothes and groceries, and front-line workers have offered to relocate the family, but Blawan refused. “If I leave this place, how can I witness Jesus to these people again, and what will happen to other new believers?” he said. “My family and I are not going to leave this place. They can weaken my body but not my faith.”

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Church leaders request prayer for a woman abducted in early March of 2024 in Kaduna State, Nigeria, from an area with a majority-Christian population. “Fulani jihadis opened sporadic gunfire on the entire area,” said a front-line worker. “And while Mrs. Musa Baraka was running to safety, in the confusion, the militants picked her up and shot her 32-year-old son.” The son survived and underwent surgery for his wounds in early May. Mrs. Musa Baraka has been living in a remote bush area with her captors since she was taken. “Only God can release her from the kidnappers. But our God is able!” the front-line worker said.


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A popular film in Iran has sparked conversations about Christianity among Muslims in the country, and one woman’s life was changed. The movie is not a Christian film, but it portrays a Christian character who acts in a kind-hearted, forgiving way. A woman watched some of the film and decided to pray to Jesus, saying, “Jesus, if you are real, show yourself to me!” The next day, a Christian woman visited her shop and felt compelled to give her a magazine: “Please accept this magazine as a gift from God.” When the woman looked at it, she saw it included an article about the film, and she began to cry. The Christian woman then explained the gospel to her, and the woman placed her trust in Christ.

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