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Iran: Missing convert located – 6th October 2021

Middle East Concern, Oct 4, 2021 Iranian Christians are thankful that Ayoub Poor-Rezazade has been released on bail. Ayoub was arrested with two other Christian converts on 5 September. There had been no news from him or about him since 8 September, causing consternation, especially since his friends were released on 21 September and had no […]

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Barnabas Update – October 6th 2021

Anti-conversion laws against Indian Christians Barnabas Fund, 4 October 2021 (excerpts) Extremists in India continue to use anti-conversion laws as a means of harassing church leaders and other Christians. On 28 September a pastor in Himachal Pradesh was arrested on charges of attempting to gain converts to Christianity through force and bribery.. The following day, in […]

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Jacksons Update – October 6th 2021

A younger retired minister, Hannes Theron, has taken over the responsibility for running the NetACT office and developing relationships with the colleges across Africa.  The Theology Faculty at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, one of the larger universities in South Africa, is interested in joining NetACT. Fraser is struggling with the latest issue of the NetACT […]

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Blythswood Update – October 6th 2021

Daniel Centre The new storage centre foundations are now 75% complete with the industrial floor and insulation to complete.  The Covid situation in Romania has worsened into the fourth wave. Balazs is back from a week in Kenya but goes again for a month on October 24th.  Samuel Okomo’s health issue is probably stress-related, having […]

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Saudi Christian convert flees after persecution – October 6th 2021

Church in Chains, 23 September 2021 (excerpts) “Adam”, a Saudi Arabian Christian in his late forties, converted from Islam 3 years ago, so dangerous for a Saudi that his real name cannot be used. Since then, he has endured constant persecution, to where he has reluctantly decided to leave Saudi to join his family abroad. […]

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Barnabas Update – September 15th 2021

Indian Pastor Burned with Acid Barnabas Fund, 7 September 2021 (excerpts) A 16-year-old Christian suffered burns over 60 per cent of his body as the result of an acid attack in eastern India. The pastor was attacked at the end of August 2021 shortly after leaving his house to go and sell vegetables in the […]

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Absolute Denial of Religious Freedom – September 15th 2021

Church in Chains, 8 September 2021 (excerpts) A new report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom describes the North Korean government’s religious freedom violations as an “absolute denial of religious freedom”. The report was launched on 18 August and is based on interviews conducted in 2020 and 2021 with survivors, witnesses, and […]

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Jacksons Update – September 15th 2021

Edward the ex-prisoner, now working with the young men at Beth Uriel house in Cape Town, is still faithfully following Jesus in the way that he lives and is a great encouragement to the parole officers who see so many men return to prison.  Pray he would obtain the wood and other resources to renovate […]

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Muslims open fire on Christians in Pakistan – September 15th 2021

Barnabas Fund, 13 September 2021 (excerpts) Several Christians were injured in a shooting incident on 6 September in the Shera Kot district of Lahore, Pakistan. A group of six or seven Muslims opened fire on the houses of Christian residents in the district at about 2.30 p.m. Five Christian women, one of them pregnant, and […]

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Blythswood Update – September 15th 2021

Daniel Centre The pouring of the storage centre foundations is slow. Some Kenya project volunteers will leave for time in Kenya at the end of September; Balazs will go for the first week, and then for a month with more volunteers from October 25th.  Samuel Okomo, director of the Kenyan school has been down with […]

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