Blythswood Update – October 17th 2019

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Daniel Centre Most of the residents at the Daniel Centre have various issues to cope with in their lives, which creates major challenges for the staff. They are encouraged, however, by the changes that do take place in most of these young men over the years that they spend there. Florin’s mental issues are more severe than the staff first

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Syria Refugee Crisis – October 17th 2019

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Steadfast Global, 15 October 2019 Rather than creating a safe zone to allow 3.6 million Syrian Refugees to return home from their camps in southern Turkey, President Erdogan’s so-called Operation Peace Spring has sharply escalated tension, displaced tens of thousands and brought a new front to the conflict plaguing the nation of Syria. An estimated 60,000 new refugees are waiting

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Barnabas Update – October 17th 2019

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Christian family murdered in Burkina Faso Barnabas Fund, 1 October 2019 An elderly Christian man and four of his sons were killed in one of five murderous attacks that took place in little more than a week in northern Burkina Faso, where Islamist extremists have already struck against Christian targets at least seven times this year. A total of 41

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Early Rain Church Perseveres in China – October 17th 2019

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Christian Solidarity Worldwide, October 2019 It’s been nearly a year since Early Rain Church in China last saw their pastor, Wang Yi.  Arrested along with over 100 church members in December 2018, Pastor Wang has been in detention ever since.  He was targeted for peacefully speaking up for churches and Christians who were being harassed by the government. Despite experiencing

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Ex-teacher of Islam who became Christian killed – October 17th 2019

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World Watch Monitor,  October 11, 2019  Friends of a 40-year-old Egyptian who converted from Islam to Christianity believe his premature death on 4th October is linked to numerous threats he received from his family. Before Amr Hussein Mohamed El-Sayeh died, he told friends that his family threatened to kill him. His family did not hold a funeral for him; instead El-Sayeh was

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Jacksons Update – October 17th 2019

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We held our nerve in the Bible study in Stellenbosch Prison and continued to work through the Gospels. Now more men are attending and saying they want to follow Jesus. Into day 2 of the Restorative Justice course at Drakenstein prison, barriers were being overcome and strongholds brought down.   Faiek in Maximum, sentenced to 23 years, is struggling with

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Blythswood Update – October 3rd 2019

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Daniel Centre The new resident Florin is currently in hospital to set up treatment for his mental issues.  Another new resident Alin has found work at a petrol station along with 3 former Daniel Centre residents. Ionuz now has the keys, but not yet the contract, for his new apartment.  He is struggling in his nursing course because of having

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Children prompted to betray their families – October 3rd 2019

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Voice of the Martyrs, 30 September 2019 North Korean underground Christians do not reveal their Christian identity even to their own children until the children reach the age of fifteen. That is because North Korean schoolteachers are responsible for getting children to inadvertently reveal that their families are Christian. They ask questions like, “Do your parents have a special book

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Barnabas Update – October 3rd 2019

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Persecuted turns persecutor in Bangladesh Barnabas Fund, 24 September 2019 A tiny group of Christians amongst the 750,000 mainly-Muslim Rohingya people, who fled genocide at the hands of the Myanmar Army as refugees, are now doubly persecuted from Muslims within refugee camps in Bangladesh. Already belonging to what some have called the “most persecuted people on earth”, the small community of Rohingya

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Boko Haram Executes Two Christian Aid Workers – October 3rd 2019

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Morning Star News, September 30, 2019 Boko Haram released a video last week showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Nigeria. Lawrence Dacighir and Godfrey Shikagham, who had gone to Maiduguri to help build shelters for people displaced by Islamic extremist violence, were shot from behind. The middle terrorist in the video says that they have vowed to

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