This Week In Christian Persecution News, Week of May 25, 2020

Source:             www.savethepersecutedchristians.org

Date:                  May 29, 2020

 

Please pray for the individuals in the stories below and others who are afflicted due to their love of the Lord. You canshare these accounts with friends and family and follow us on Twitter and Facebook . These stories are also archived and searchable using our news aggregator at ChristianPersecutionNews.com.

 NIGERIA – 20 Christians killed, others injured or missing in Fulani attacks that displaced 20,000 Father in Uganda Burns Daughter for Becoming Christian

Armed Fulani herdsmen attacks on farming villages in the Kaduna state of Nigeria have continued as reports suggest that at least 20 people were killed in a series of attacks last week.  The National President of the Adara Development Association, Awema Maisamari, announced last Friday that four days of attacks from May 18 to May 22 targeting several villages in the Kajuru local government area have led to the deaths of at least 20 people........Read More

CHINA – The real virus to the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom

In the latest rampage, large numbers of gunmen stormed the villages of Bakin-Kogi, Idanu The lockdowns and death in China began long before the first case of COVID-19 was ever reported. Though Xinjiang province is nearly 2,000 miles northwest of Wuhan where COVID-19 was first found, it’s also home to another virus in the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom. Officially an atheist country, China technically recognizes five religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. But while China seemingly “promotes” freedom of religion, nothing could be further from the truth........Read More

LAOS – Pastor’s Daughter in Laos Trapped with Dilemma

Communist nations in South East Asian countries are persecuting Christians because they consider Christianity a threat to their countries. Laos, for instance, has made anyone who is a Christian, a government target. Recently, the Lao government has targeted Nang Tookta Phetsomphone, who is pending trial for the killing of her Chinese employer when he attempted to rape her. Her family is put in an impossible situation by the district of Khamkuet in Bolikhamxay Province, refusing to release her unless they renounce their faith in Jesus Christ........Read More

RELEASE – Senators Ernst and Grassley Urgently Requesting President Trump to Consider U.S. Special Envoy to Bring Christian Genocide to an End in Nigerias

This May, Senator Joni Ernst and Senator Charles Grassley delivered letters to President Trump and key political figures, urging them to take action towards rectifying the current Nigerian genocide by considering the appointment of a United States special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), which advocates on behalf of hundreds of millions of Christians facing heavy persecution worldwide, has tirelessly fought to bring light to the violence towards Nigerian Christians and has sponsored an open letter to President Trump and members of Congress beseeching them to intervene........Read More

CHINA – Wuhan pastor interrogated after Zoom evangelism event: ‘I will only live for Christ’

A local pastor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the origin of the novel coronavirus, was taken away by police for interrogation while he was leading an online meeting of Christians on evangelism and church planting, according to the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness. The Zoom meeting, “Proclaim Jesus Gospel Gathering,” was underway when the police in Hubei province’s Wuhan city came over, looked for evangelism materials or publications, and took away the pastor, identified only as Luo, from Nanjing Road Church, the U.S.-based Christian persecution watchdog International Christian Concern learned from the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, which speaks out in public as Christians........Read More

Time to Return to Worship

There is a dangerous trend occurring in America towards those who believe in Jesus. It is no coincidence our church doors have been closed and our gatherings have ceased. This is how persecution begins. It often starts small, with an excuse people can buy into, but swiftly begins to morph and grow until people are forced into hiding if they dare call themselves a follower of Christ. We need only look to the persecution of Christians worldwide for an understanding of how dangerous it is to lose our rights. Civil rights gained and defended by the blood of Americans but lost through fear, negligence and inaction will not be easily recovered........Read More

Also, this Sunday is Pentecost. If you can, please attend a service, in person, this Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of the church with other believers. 

Like the 120 in the upper room in the book of Acts, we are believing there will be a move of the Holy Spirit on Sunday as we come together to worship and pray over our nation, our world and our brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Thank you for all you do!

Sincerely, your sister in Christ,

Dede Laugesen
Executive Director
Save the Persecuted Christians

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