Single Mother Rents a Mule to Attend Biblical Training
Paula’s brother, a local pastor, fled his home after receiving death threats. Two weeks later the newly-appointed replacement pastor was found dead on her doorstep. With violent groups fighting for control, much of the population has been forced from homes, lands and livelihoods.
One With Them
Thank you to all who joined in prayer on IDOP Sunday. Please continue to pray and share the stories of Christians who are persecuted because of their faith in Jesus as we highlight today the lives of Debbie and Polly, two sisters who live in Arad, located 12 miles from the Dead Sea. Both women are mothers; both women have a heart to serve… and both women are persecuted for loving Jesus.
Rimsha Masih, arrested in August on suspicion of desecrating Islamic texts, faced the possibility of life imprisonment under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws. While her case went through several dramatic twists and turns, and the outcome was uncertain, on Tuesday, November 20, the charges against her were dropped by the court in the capital city of Islamabad.
Landmark Decision - Blasphemy Charge Against Christian Pakistani Teen Dropped: The case against Rimsha Masih, the teenage Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy, was dropped by a court in Islamabad last week. Rimsha's lawyer, Akmal Bhatti, said her case had been a misuse of law. Open Doors USA launched an advocacy campaign earlier this fall on behalf of Rimsha. Over 4,000 of our supporters sent emails to Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, asking for justice for Rimsha. Thanks to all who sent letters on Rimsha’s behalf! Read more>>