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Blythswood Update – July 7th 2020

Daniel Centre The 5-year licensing is in progress but is usually quite a bureaucratic process. The residents have been generally in better form over the past few weeks.  Dani meets them more on an individual basis because of the Covid restrictions. Negotiating goes on with the local council as the Daniel Centre refurbishes one property […]

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Christians Attacked in Sudan – July 7th 2020

Morning Star News, June 24, 2020  Following calls from mosque leaders in Khartoum to rid their “Muslim area” of South Sudanese Christians, several Christians were attacked there and in neighbouring Omdurman this month. At the end of evening prayers at a mosque, imams on June 6 called for residents to rid Christian South Sudanese from […]

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Barnabas Update – July 7th 2020

“Where is democracy” for Chinese churches? Barnabas Fund, 30 June 2020 “Where is democracy?” a Christian in China asked after two communist party-approved candidates were foisted on their church committee. Four deacons presented a written complaint against two candidates put forward by the local United Front Work Department when it confirmed its candidates on their […]

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Focus on Uzbekistan – July 7th 2020

PrayerCast, June 20, 2020 President Karimov, who ruled for 27 years, died in 2016 and was succeeded by the prime minister, Mirziyoyev. Yet institutionalized corruption still exists at every level of government. Although Uzbeks boast a 99% literacy level, all media is government controlled, and free access to information is non-existent.  This nation now acts […]

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Cuba in Focus – July 7th 2020

PrayerCast, June 30, 2020  Cuba is a totalitarian one-party Communist regime that limits personal liberties, curtails independent journalists, and arrests those who criticize the government. While maintaining strict control over people’s lives, Cubans can now own their own small businesses. However, 80% of Cubans are still employed by the government. In 2010 Cuba officially shifted […]

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Jacksons Update – July 7th 2020

The new NetACT journal has now received an International Standard Serial Number.  Technical issues hindering Fraser helping Nehemiah Bible Institute with their online courses have now been resolved.  The students on this course all come from one of the poorest areas of Cape Town, and some will struggle with the level of internet access needed […]

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Blythswood Update – June 17th 2020

Daniel Centre Alix has taken over from Titi as cook.  One resident, another Alix, is worked off his feet in a courier service, but no resident has lost his job because of the lockdown. Ciprian had been suicidal but is now recovering with psychiatric counselling.  István wants to quit his job rather than get up […]

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Four Christian converts begin prison sentences – June 17th 2020

Middle East Concern, June 5, 2020 Iranian Christians request prayer for four Christian converts and their families after the men presented themselves at Evin Prison on 2 June to begin serving five-year sentences. Hossein Kadivar, Khalil Dehghanpour, Kamal Naamanian and Mohammed Vafadar obeyed a summons issued on 28 May. They were among nine Christian converts […]

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Barnabas Update – June 17th 2020

Turkey’s president to protect minority religions Barnabas Fund, 9 June 2020 Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will do “everything possible” to protect “members of other minority faiths”, following a recent attack on a church in Istanbul.  Police are currently holding a man in detention on suspicion of carrying out the church attack.  Critics of the […]

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Militant extremists kill 57 villagers in DRC – June 17th 2020

Barnabas Fund, 10 June 2020 At least 57 people were killed in renewed attacks by jihadists on villages in the mainly-Christian north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the end of May. Members of Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamist militant group active in the region for more than two decades, attacked Samboko village on 26 May, […]

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