Li Ying, who has been incarcerated for almost 12 years, was released Dec. 25, 2011. Prison authorities told her she received many letters, but never showed her any of them. She is very grateful for the support of so many believers. Please continue to pray for her as she is still under police surveillance.
Ms Li Ying
In 2008, a bullet through the heart ended Pastor Neil's ministry in Sri Lanka's troubled Ampara district. His wife Shiromi and their little boy both suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds in the attack. Four years later, and after receiving hundreds of letters from Christians worldwide, Shiromi continues her husband's ministry in Sri Lanka.
Young Pakistani Mother Falsely Accused of Blasphemy
Shamim Bibi, mother of a 5-month-old girl, was arrested on Feb. 28 on charges of "blaspheming" the prophet of Islam because she rebuffed demands by relatives that she renounce her Christian faith. In Pakistan defiling the name of the prophet Muhammad is punishable by death or life imprisonment.
With refugees like Moon its always difficult to get their full testimony. They feel ashamed about their past, or it just hurts too much to think about it, let alone explain it to others. Thats why people like Moon often only tell bits of pieces, giving us a glimpse into their world. There are not many people on this world who know what it feels like to be sold just for a bowl of noodles. It happened to Moon. She doesnt tell us who sold her, but one day she found herself in China, sold to a man who treated her as a sex slave.
I wanted to kill myself, said Moon. But I decided to flee from him. I got myself a small house, but there were men around that knew who I was: a North Korean refugee. I had to listen to them or they would give me away. Soon, I became a woman selling her body for just a small amount of money. Then I met a Chinese man who was nice to me and we got married.
What seemed like a new start and a better life soon became another nightmare. I got pregnant. Only three days before my due date my two sisters-in-law found out that I was a North Korean. That meant the baby could not have a legal status or receive formal education. They told me they were going to pick me up the next day and wanted me to have an abortion. I ran from home and walked all day, hoping I would go into labor. My sisters-in-law found me and dragged me to the hospital.
All the time she was aware of the life in her belly. My baby was moving so much, as if he knew his death was coming up. He was fighting for his life. But I couldnt save him. I couldnt call out for help, because I was a defector. I gave birth to a dead baby the next day.
On Feb. 1, the Dutch government gave its 2011 Human Rights Defenders Tulip Award to Chinese human rights lawyer Ni Yulan (left) in absentia because the woman lawyer is in a Chinese prison awaiting trial and her daughter was barred by the Chinese government from traveling to Holland to accept the award on her mothers behalf. Ni, a Christian, was nominated for the award by ChinaAid and Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
in the hearing room where they testified to
members of Congress about their husbands
years of imprisonment and torture
President Obama and other senior U.S. officials
rolled out the red carpet on Feb. 14 for Chinas presumptive next
leader, Vice President Xi Jinping, ChinaAid founder and president Bob Fu
the wives of two imprisoned dissidents were testifying before a
Congressional hearing about Chinas human rights abuses and trampling of
Gao Zhishengs wife, Geng He, and Li Jing, the wife of human rights activist Guo Quan, spoke about their personal experiences of Chinese government persecution. Congressional and religious leaders submitted to President Obama a list of six Chinese prisoners of conscienceincluding Gao and Guourging the president to press Xi for their release. The full texts of Bob Fus and Li Jings statements, as well as the letters from Congressional and religious leaders are all available on the ChinaAid website at http://www.chinaaid.org/2012/02/imprisoned-chinese-dissident-guo-quans.html .
Parents, Islamic Extremists, Beat Young Woman in India
Rekha Khatoon cast out of her home early this month for daring to give thanks in Christ's name for her healing. Then, on March 9, her parents helped Islamic extremists beat her nearly unconscious. "I boldly told those who beat me up that I may leave my parents, but that I will not leave Jesus," Khatoon said. "Jesus has healed me, and I cannot forget Him."
In September 2011, a Government Girls Secondary School in Yana, Nigeria was closed. Seventeen female students, ages 15-22, were transferred to another girls' college but disappeared in transit; the girls' whereabouts are still unknown.
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SOUTH SUDAN: Pray at the Prayer Gates, With your Prayer Partners, With a Threefold Cord, Prayer in Your Prayer Closets, or In your Prayer Groups, post this on Your Internet Prayer Groups, and Your Internet Prayer Gates, POST, PHONE AND CALL all Prayer Warriors, POST, PHONE AND CALL all Prayer Guardians, and POST, PHONE AND CALL all intercessors, both on and off the internet! I call for INTERNATIONAL PRAYER for the Silent Crisis for Refugee Women and Girls More than 300,000 people have fled brutal fighting and severe food shortages in South Kordofan in the Republic of Sudan. Most of the 400 refugees streaming into neighboring South Sudan's overcrowded Yida camp each day are women and their children, says Elizabeth Pender, a protection expert in Yida. Because there is no shelter at the moment, they are sleeping under trees, with nothing.
IRAG, SYRIA, TURKEY: Pray at the Prayer Gates, With your Prayer Partners, With a Threefold Cord, Prayer in Your Prayer Closets, or In your Prayer Groups, post this on Your Internet Prayer Groups, and Your Internet Prayer Gates, POST, PHONE AND CALL all Prayer Warriors, POST, PHONE AND CALL all Prayer Guardians, and POST, PHONE AND CALL all intercessors, both on and off the internet! I call for INTERNATIONAL PRAYER for the Silent Crisis for Refugee Women and Girls The other refugees that are Persecuted Christians; are Christians who first fled Iraq because of anti-Christian hate groups and severe violence, to Syria, and than again had to flee Syria because of the violence there and finally have fled to Turkey!
These Christians have practically been in existence since the days when the first disciples evangelized different parts of the world; and with extremist activities; and anti Christian sentimentalities, these Christians have suffered alot. They are wanderers now; without a home, and this is especially difficult on the women and children, who often must go hungry and suffer from the weather; among other things. Please, please pray for both the Christian women and children who are in Sudan fleeing persecution, violence and dealing with homelessness and starvation, and in the three countries of persecution, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey! God Bless, Donna
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's May 2 induction into parliament is being hailed as the beginning of a new era in Burma (Myanmar). But for the 150,000 Internally Displaced People (IDP) living in eastern Karen state's 4,000 IDP camps, life is still about landmine blasts, gun and mortar attacks and the possibility of war between armed insurgents and the Burmese army.