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Blythswood Update – January 12th 2022

Daniel Centre Still waiting on news of any Hungarian government grant for the school in Kenya.  Louisa, in her 20s, already having a very positive impact on the residents of the Daniel Centre and forming a very good team with Danny – good interaction with Alix and Daniel in particular. Development at the Depot goes […]

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Barnabas Update – January 12th 2022

(excerpts) Pakistani sentenced to death for “blasphemy” Zafar Bhatti, a Pakistani Christian who was convicted of “blasphemy” in May 2017, was sentenced to death by Rawalpindi District Court on 3 January. Bhatti, who has been fighting to clear his name since his arrest in 2012, appeared in court as part of an ongoing appeal against […]

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Uyghurs in China – January 12th 2022

The Joshua Project 11 January 2022 What is the future for China’s Uyghurs, a people with a rich and centuries-old Turkic culture severely oppressed by China’s government?  Millions of Uyghurs live in China’s north-western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, now a police state that imprisons well over 1,000,000 Uyghurs in brutal “re-education” camps.  Although almost all […]

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Jacksons Update – January 12th 2022

(excerpts) Dawn speaks at St Nicholas church, Haxey in the morning service on Sunday. Pray for clarity and discernment. NetACT are currently data-gathering on how to encourage partner colleges to use the Internet Portal more.  Pray that accurate results would establish a clear course of action.  The best way may be for Fraser to make […]

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Militant Buddhists Attack Christian Families – January 12th 2022

Voice of the Martyrs, 6 January 2022 After worshiping peacefully together in a tin hut for more than 10 years, a church of more than 20 families from the Chakma people group recently began constructing a church building in their village in Bangladesh. Shortly after building began, a mostly-Buddhist organization known as the Underground Army […]

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Blythswood Update – December 15th 2021

Daniel Centre Balazs is back from a very successful trip to Kenya.  Balazs is now applying to the Hungarian government for a significant grant towards the development of the school there.  Louisa, one of the volunteers there, is now full-time at the Daniel Centre as a counsellor.  Development at the Depot goes on, but very […]

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Barnabas Update – December 15th 2021

Russian armed officers disrupt conference (excerpts) Barnabas Fund, 14 December 2021 Several dozen officers from the Centre for Combating Extremism disrupted a Christian conference near Moscow, on 2 December, wearing bulletproof vests, armed with machine guns and confining attendees in the conference building for around ten hours. Before being released the majority of attendees were […]

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God’s Favour at Work in Iraq – 15th December 2021

Release International, 10 November 2021 (excerpts) During a four-day online speaking tour, Jamal, a Muslim- background Christian, described how his Hand of Help organisation is giving new hope to Christian refugees in northern Iraq who fled the conflict with Isis and have been given a safe haven in the region of Kurdistan.  And through remarkable […]

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Jacksons Update – December 15th 2021

(excerpts) Give thanks that Hylma could have a Christmas/end of year celebration in both Maximum and Medium A today.  Pray for the effect on the men of the cake, squash, toothpaste and flannels that people outside have been willing to contribute, and that what they’ve learned over the year will draw them closer to Jesus. […]

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Iran-U.S. Nuclear Talks as Iranian Christians Suffer – December 15th 2021

International Christian Concern, 12 December 2021 As the United States and Iran come closer to reaching agreement on the renewal of a nuclear deal for Iran, Christians continue to face severe persecution at the hands of the Iranian regime. Since President Biden took office, U.S. officials have been negotiating with their Iranian counterparts in an […]

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