You have probably heard that Iranian Pastor Youcef Nardarkhani has had his appeal overturned. Pastor Nardarkhani was arrested for apostasy in Iran over a year ago, and he was sentenced to death. But the high court said if he recants, he’ll be set free and the case will be sent back to lower court. (see http://www.mnnonline.org/article/15931).
I would like to encourage you to pray for Pastor Nardarkhani and other Christians in the Muslim world, especially during Ramadan which begins August 1.
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Pastor Nardarkhani is just one example of a Muslim whose heart has turned to Jesus, perhaps because of the prayers of people like you.
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“Guvernatorul statului american Texas crede că rugăciunea este singura cale de rezolvare a problemelor Americii. Ca atare el a cerut tuturor guvernatorilor americani și liderilor creștini să i se alăture într-o zi de post și rugăciune pentru țară, în această vară.
Potențial candidat la președinția SUA, Rick Perry i-a invitat pe toți guvernatorii și liderii creștini să se adune cu ocazia unei zile de rugăciune pentru America pe data de 6 august. Evenimentul este intitulat „Răspunsul” iar organizatorii îl justifică afirmând că „America este în mijlocul unei crize istorice”: „La momentul acesta America este în criză: am fost asaltați de criza financiară, de terorism, de o multitudine de dezastre naturale. Ca popor trebuie să ne adunăm și să-i cerem lui Iisus să ne călăuzează prin aceste încercări fără precedent și să-i mulțumim pentru binecuvântările libertății de care ne bucurăm din plin.” …” Continuare aici
“May 1, 2011…one of the most unforgettable days in recent history. It was the day when the United States announced to the world that special military forces successfully carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the FBI’s most wanted terrorist, in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
His death has been considered an enormous victory for America’s decade-long war on terror. And while many believe that al-Qaeda may be plotting retaliation against the United States, there are millions of individuals overseas who are also at risk of becoming the victims of more ruthless attacks: minority Christians.
Many Christians in Pakistan have already suffered greatly in recent months, and more trouble may be coming their way as a result of bin Laden’s death. These believers, who already endure relentless harassment, physical abuse, and imprisonment, may experience greater persecution in the coming weeks and months simply because they are perceived by radical Islamists as being affiliated with the “Christian” West, or the United States…”Read more here
Burkina Faso (MNN) — Burkina Faso has a new government today, just 10 days after a military mutiny. It seems that the changes are bringing some calm back to the troubled nation. Easter weekend, the dawn-to-dusk curfews were briefly lifted, allowing the faithful to celebrate. A Christian radio network partnered with HCJB Global has been countering the chaos with the messages of peace, reconciliation, hope and encouragement through Christ. Pray for more opportunities to share this message.
Full story: http://www.MNNonline.org/article/15636