Nepal Cracks Down on Christianity

Nepal Cracks Down on Christianity

CFI, Nepal KATHMANDU, NEPAL — When most people think of Nepal, they think of Mt. Everest. But in the shadows of the Himalayas, Christianity is growing rapidly. The land-locked nation of Nepal between China and India was, until 2006, the world’s only officially Hindu nation, with 86 percent of the population being Hindu and only 0.6 percent Christian. Today, according to government estimates, Christians make up 1.5 percent of the...

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Pray for Christian Boy Kidnapped in Egypt

Pray for Christian Boy Kidnapped in Egypt

By CFI Field Staff, Egypt CAIRO, EGYPT — On Saturday, February 13, Mina Samir, a five-year old Christian boy from the village of Youssef El-Seddik, Fayoum Governorate, Egypt, was kidnapped by Muslims while he was playing in the front of his home. After the kidnappers took him, they contacted his father demanding a ransom of 500 thousand Egyptian pounds in exchange for his return. On Sunday, February 14, Mina’s father headed to...

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Canadian Pastor Imprisoned for Life by North Korea

Canadian Pastor Imprisoned for Life by North Korea

By CFI Field Staff This past December, 60-year-old Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim was sentenced to life in prison by North Korea. He was accused of trying to use Christianity to overthrow the atheistic North Korean regime. Since his trial in December, Pastor Lim has been held in a North Korean slave labor camp. Pastor Lim works eight hours a day, six days a week, digging holes to plant apple trees in the prison orchard. There are always two...

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Remember the Persecuted in Egypt

Remember the Persecuted in Egypt

Remember the Persecuted in Egypt By a CFI co-worker in Egypt CAIRO, EGYPT — This past February, there was brief, worldwide attention on the plight of minority Christians in Egypt as ISIS militants brutally beheaded 20 Egyptian Christians (and one from Ghana). The Egyptian victims were Copts, members of Egypt’s ancient Christian church that traces its roots to the apostle Mark, centuries before Islam entered the country. The violence...

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Christian Asylum Seekers Need Our Prayers

Christian Asylum Seekers Need Our Prayers

Christian Asylum Seekers Need Our Prayers “ . . . these persecuted Christian, urban refugees scrape by in limbo, more vulnerable than refugees living in a refugee camp.” By CFI Field Staff BANGKOK, THAILAND — After receiving numerous death threats and beatings from Muslim militants, Pastor “Ahmed” (for security reasons we cannot release his real name), his wife, and two children sold their home and everything they owned in...

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12/30/14 Prayer Alerts

Please continue to pray for Asia Bibi in Pakistan. The mother of five has been in prison facing a death sentence since 2010. She filed her final appeal against the sentence this month. After it is heard she will have no other earthly options. Please continue to pray earnestly for American Pastor Saeed Abedini, in prison in Iran. Pastor Abedini just spent his third Christmas in one of the most notorious prisons in that Muslim country; far from...

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