Pastor Sentenced to Death
Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent human rights activist, had been sentenced in July to a nine-year prison sentence and a 10-year ban on legal practice and teaching, and he learned on April 28 that an appeals court had upheld the sentence. Charges against him included “membership of an association seeking the soft overthrow of the government” and “spreading propaganda against the system through interviews with foreign media,” according to a press statement by Amnesty International.
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Pastor Steven’ of Vietnam
Pastor Vila of Cuba
Pastor Vila is a man of God who has been serving the Lord in Cuba over many decades and under the revolution. Imprisoned several times (5times) 94 he was sent 2 years into a harsh labor camp, because the Lord has unleashed a revival through his ministry. After this he was pastoring what today is the largest congregation (5000 people) in the country with countless House groups (900) and 40 underground chapels. Unfortunately the regime has disliked what he was doing and has made it impossible for him to go back. He is now a religious refugee in the States since 2008. Others continue the work.
He has a (Master in Theology) and (Doctor in Ministry)
International Christian Response (ICR) works with persecuted Christians throughout the world.
We exist to provide spiritual and material assistance for persons who are persecuted as a result of their Christian beliefs. We support evangelism and church planting in countries that restrict opportunities for citizens to engage in corporate worship or other religious activities. The other part of that is, as much as we seek to help we also desire to receive. As we work with these Christians, we have the
unique opportunity to bring their situations to North America so that we, as brothers and sisters in the one body of Christ, can stand united in solidarity with them in their suffering. Hebrews 13:3. We learn how to pray and we are provided with opportunities to give as unto the Lord.