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Pastors, Newly Marrieds Arrested at Reception – November 30th 2022

International Christian Concern, November 30, 2022 (excerpts) Nine Christian pastors were arrested and jailed on false charges of conversion activities in Azamgarh, in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Monday.  The pastors and a recently married Christian couple were arrested by police at a wedding reception. Radical Hindu nationalists pressured the police to […]

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Barnabas Update – November 30th 2022 (excerpts)

Approval granted to 125 churches in Egypt Barnabas, November 22, 2022 The government of Egypt licensed 125 churches and church-affiliated buildings on 14 November. It is the 24th batch of approvals made since the government committee overseeing the licensing process started work in 2017. The decision brings the number of churches granted licences to 2,526 […]

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Jacksons Update – November 30th 2022 (excerpts)

At Drakenstein Maximum Bible study Walter, a long term resident and regular Bible study attendee, objected to another man sitting beside him, got up and sat by himself at the back.  Dawn reminded him that, as a follower of Jesus, you are to forgive anyone who offends you.   Walter returned to his seat.  Later in […]

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Mali – Missing – Presumed Kidnapped – November 30th 2022

Aid to the Church in Need, November 22, 2022 (excerpts) Fears are growing that a priest who disappeared in Mali has been abducted by Islamist militants.  German missionary priest Father Hans-Joachim Lohre went missing on Sunday (20th November) after celebrating Mass at a convent in Bamako, the country’s capital. Catholic charity Aid to the Church […]

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Woman Restrained by Family Opposed to Christ – November 30th 2022

Voice of the Martyrs, 10 November 2022 (excerpts) Sita is a 65-year-old woman and the only believer in her family.  She was an active member of the church, but three years ago, her son married a woman who is aggressively opposed to Christianity.  The daughter-in-law turned the family against Sita.  Since that time, the family […]

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Blythswood Update – November 9th 2022

Daniel Centre There were concerns from their night supervisor Sergiu that he had detected the smell of marijuana when some of the lads were having a party downstairs but the boys have categorically denied this.  The day supervisor Danny has also admitted to the occasional joint.  A recent addition to the residents, Darian, evidences an […]

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Barnabas Update – November 2nd 2022 (excerpts)

Barnabas Fund, 26 October 2022 (excerpts) Burkina Faso is in danger from Islamist militants, warned army Captain Ibrahim Traore when he was sworn in as interim president of the country on 21 October. “We are confronted with a security and humanitarian crisis without precedent,” said Traore, who ousted his predecessor, the military leader Paul-Henri Damiba, […]

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100 Killed in Somalia Terrorist Attack – November 2nd 2022

International Christian Concern, 31 October 2022 (excerpts) Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, launched a deadly attack in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, on Saturday, October 29.    Two cars packed with explosives blew up within minutes of each other near the city’s busy Zobe intersection.  Following the explosion, militants opened gunfire on passers-by.    […]

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Jacksons Update – November 2nd 2022 (excerpts)

Everything seems to be in place for Fraser’s trip to Lesotho next week.  One of the trainees is so keen that he has already started using the software.  Ryan Faber, an American missionary based in Zambia, has agreed to take responsibility for updating contact details for the NetACT community.  Dawn’s session at Maximum was again […]

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Church Planter Questioned by Authorities – November 2nd 2022

The Voice of the Martyrs, October 27, 2022 (excerpts) More than one million refugees have flooded into Lebanon because of the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.  Pastor Bassam recently opened a new church near the Syrian border to minister to refugees and others in that region.  After the church’s initial service, Pastor Bassam was summoned […]

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