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Pastor in China Upholds Faith after Nearly Year in Prison Authorities strip another church leader of his position

November 21, 2016 (Morning Star News) A pastor in southwestern China, jailed for nearly a year on fabricated charges and suffering a liver disease, focuses on trusting God in a letter of encouragement to his wife, according to China Aid.

Authorities took pastor Li Guozhi, better known as Yang Hua, into custody after a raid on […]

November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kidnapped Woman’s Fate Still Unknown Two Years after Herdsmen Kill Husband Four children left in uncle’s care.

ANGWAN MALLAM CHUNG, Nigeria, November 9, 2016 (Morning Star News) –

Sunday Maidawa, a Christian in this town in southern Kaduna state, feels the loss of his brother and sister-in-law daily in the four children left to him.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen two years ago killed his brother, 34-year-old Dauda Maidawa, and kidnapped the slain Christian’s wife. Their […]

November 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CHINA: Pray for the Editor of a Christian Magazine Who Is Under Investigation

The Chinese government has shut down a quarterly Christian magazine that encourages the faith of up to 100,000 believers and provides information on recent incidents of persecution. The underground magazine, Ai Yan (which translates as Love Feast), benefits thousands of urban, underground churches as well as rural house churches. Recently, police closed the factory that […]

November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Muslims in Uganda Burn Home Where Boys Threatened with Violence Took Refuge Separately

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 3, 2016 (Morning Star News)
Muslims in a village in eastern Uganda on Sunday (Oct. 30) gutted the home of a Christian family for housing two boys threatened with violence for leaving Islam, sources said.

Stephen Muganzi, 41, told Morning Star News that the two teenaged boys sought refuge with him on Oct. 16 […]

November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anti-Christian Motives for Pastor’s Death in Andhra Pradesh, India surface

NEW DELHI, November 2, 2016
(Morning Star News)
Contrary to the reasons communist guerrillas in India gave for murdering a pastor in July, area church leaders said he was killed for carrying out his Christian calling.

Communist Party of India (Maoist) guerrillas known as Naxalites killed Pastor Yohan Marayya in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh state on July […]

November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pastor in Cuba Sentenced to One Year of House Arrest Penalty for high volume worship services excessive, house church leader says

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, October 27, 2016
(Morning Star News)



A civil court in Cuba sentenced the pastor of a house church to a year of house arrest on Saturday (Oct. 22) for loud worship services, sources said.

Juan Carlos Nuñez received the hastily delivered sentence in Cuba’s eastern city of Las Tunas, where he leads a house church of […]

October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments






Steve’s Story of Suffering and Success

Pastor Steven is one of the most passionate, God fearing man that I have had the privilege to know. He has truly lived what it means to fully rely on God. One of my first encounters with Pastor Steven was during an underground meeting with 21 church […]

October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Extended Family Expelled from Village in Chiapas, Mexico In two other states, three more Catholic priests shot dead

October 21, 2016 (Morning Star News)
A Christian family of six and 10 other relatives are facing hunger and illness in Chiapas, Mexico after local officials drove them from their land for non-compliance with a “traditionalist” mix of indigenous pagan and Catholic rituals, according to a Mexico City-based news outlet.
The family patriarch, identified only as Fernando […]

October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More than 48 Christians Killed in Kaduna, Nigeria

GODOGODO, Nigeria, October 19, 2016 (Morning Star News) Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed more than 40 Christians in an attack in this town in northern Nigeria on Saturday (Oct. 15) and left another eight dead in an assault three weeks earlier, area leaders said.

Besides the eight slain on Sept. 24-26 in Godogodo, a predominantly Christian community […]

October 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Authorities in Sudan Arrest More Christians in Takeover of School Two pastors, seven others detained for four days.

JUBA, South Sudan, October 13, 2016 (Morning Star News)

Two pastors and seven other Christians in Sudan were detained for four days last week after trying to stop a group of civilians and police from taking over their school, according to one of the arrested pastors.Local police on Oct. 6 arrested the Rev. Samuel Suliman, headmaster […]

October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments