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anonymous AFGHANISTAN: CHRISTIANS WHO ARE PERSECUTED IN AFGHANISTAN! June 16, 2008 11:56 AM

CHRISTIANS THAT ARE PERSECUTED IN AFGHANISTAN!
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anonymous  June 16, 2008 11:57 AM

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anonymous  June 16, 2008 11:59 AM

By NOOR KHAN, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 16, 10:40 AM ET

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Hundreds of Taliban fighters took over several villages in southern Afghanistan on Monday just outside the region's largest city, and NATO and Afghan forces were redeploying to meet the threat, officials said.

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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:01 PM

Numbers: The number of native Christians in Afghanistan is, apparently, somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000. The best estimate appears to be around 3,000, although this number is based on somewhat dated information.

Denominational flavors: No data exist. Under the conditions now existing in Afghanistan, in which churches are not allowed to meet, this information is probably irrelevant. The last officially-tolerated formal church meeting in Afghanistan occurred in Kabul in 1976. Everything that is happening is happening underground.

History: There is no real Christian tradition in this Islamic country. The tiny Afghan Church was planted almost entirely by the informal witness of believing Western diplomats between 1850 and 1976. There have been no formally-appointed Christian missionaries in Afghanistan in modern times. At the height of Assyrian missionary activity 1100 years ago, there were missionaries in all of the cities along the Silk Road, but their flocks in the Afghan cities were always small and did not survive the intervening centuries.

Locations: The native Christians in Afghanistan are, apparently, all located in the main cities, particularly Kabul. Persons who convert to Christianity in the countryside do not survive.

Persecution: Persecution of Christians is intense. During the Taliban regime, persecution was accomplished both formally, by law, and informally, by tribes and families. Since the overthrow of the Taliban, though the legal system no longer imposes criminal sentences on Christians, it also does not interfere when a Christian’s family or tribe murders him for apostasy from Islam. The situation for native Christians in Afghanistan has not been much better under American occupation or the new elected (but firmly Islamic) regime than it was under Taliban rule. Foreign aid workers who are Christian are, however, somewhat more free to operate than they were under the Taliban.

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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:03 PM

A REQUESTED AMENDMENT OF THE HOSTAGE SITUATION! February 15, 2008 5:37 AM

Hello Ms Matthews,

"Asian Rural Life Development Foundation worker, Cyd Mizell, and her driver, Muhammad Hadi, were taken at gunpoint January 26th in Afghanistan. Please
pray for their safe release. For further information please see www.arldf.net."
If you have any questions we ask that you respond back to this email.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Asian Rural Life Development Foundation
USA phone 731.803.1756
www.arldf.net
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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:03 PM

A REQUESTED AMENDMENT OF THE HOSTAGE SITUATION! February 15, 2008 5:37 AM

Hello Ms Matthews,

"Asian Rural Life Development Foundation worker, Cyd Mizell, and her driver, Muhammad Hadi, were taken at gunpoint January 26th in Afghanistan. Please
pray for their safe release. For further information please see www.arldf.net."
If you have any questions we ask that you respond back to this email.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Asian Rural Life Development Foundation
USA phone 731.803.1756
www.arldf.net
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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:06 PM

There are 23 South Korean Hostages! August 29, 2007 4:59 PM

In Afghanistan there are now 25 Korean Christians kidnapped by the Taliban; which is an extremists group, and they are being held hostage in a remote area. Please pray for their release. We do not know how much time they have!  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:08 PM

Pray for family of South Korean Pastor July 26, 2007 2:06 PM

Please pray for the family of the Pastor from South Korean who was murdered.
His wife has been informed of His death and she needs as much prayer as possible. I do not know if they have children but you could put in a prayer for relatives, members of the church, and friends.
Thank-you! May God Bless you through-out the day!
Your sister in Christ,
Donna C. Matthews  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:10 PM

More on South Korean Hostages July 27, 2007 7:18 AM

The name of the Pastor who was shot in Afghanistan by the Taliban was Bae Hyung-Kyu .His wife and congregation held a candle light service in memory of her husband and in prayer for the other Hostages.
The 22 hostages so far are alive and negotiations are still continuing.
Please continue praying that the 22 hostages held will be rescued.
I want to apologize for any inconsistencies in my reports, as sometimes the news is somewhat inconsistent; however, I will do my best to give consistent reports.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:11 PM

Reports from the Associated Press Writer:

President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are holing a two day talk in regards to the South Korean Christian Hostages, at Camp David.
Afghan doctors dropped off $2,000 worth of antibiotics, vitamins, and first aide kits in rural Ghazin province Sunday intended for the South Korean Christian Hostages.
Dr. Mohammad Hashim Wahwaj said the Taliban captors told him that they had picked up the medicine.
Now it is reported that South Korean diplomats remain in contact over the phone but have not agreed on a location where they can meet for negotiations.

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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:13 PM

South Koreans meeting with Taliban August 10, 2007 August 10, 2007 11:11 PM

The South Koreans are meeting with the Taliban to negotiate but have little power to meet their demands. The Afghanistan government may have to forcefully try to free the hostages as their options are narrowing.
The South Korean hostages have been separated into several groups.

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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:15 PM

Two South Korean Hostages released! August 17, 2007 4:45 AM

The two South Korean hostages that were released have made it back to South Korea and are undergoing medical examinations.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:16 PM

August 29, 2009
Associated Press
Taliban Militants have released eight more South Koreans to the International Red Cross and promise to free all of the hostages over the next few days!
The South Korean hostages all women were taken to two different places and turned over to the International Red Cross!
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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:18 PM

August 29, 2007 5:32 PM

12 South Korean Hostages have been freed! 10:18 AM

There have now been 12  South Korean Hostages freed,
and we hope that soon all will be freed!
The first group of women were released in the village of
Qala-e-Kazi. Several hours later,  four women and one man were released in the desert, close to Shah Baz. At dusk four more hostages were freed on a main road about 30 miles from Ghazni.
We are in hopes that soon the seven South Korean Hostages still captive will be set free.
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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:20 PM

I am relieved and overjoyed that, 'the South Korean Hostages have been released, and "handed over to Reto Stocker, head of the International Committee of the International Red Cross delegation in Afghanistan, in two stages on a road in Ghazni province in the cental part of the country." 'An Associated Press Reporter said.
Two men and two women were released first. Hours later two women and one man walked out of the desert, accompanied by three armed men, and also were turned over to waiting ICRC officials a few miles from the earlier site.
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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:22 PM

Brothers and Sisters of Our Lord, Jesus!
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The Korean Christian Hostages are finally safe at home! All of them safe but they still need our prayer, for now they are blamed for causing problems and made to feel badly for doing God's will!
Praise the Lord! They are home though!


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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:24 PM

February 15, 2008 5:37 AM

Hello Ms Matthews,

"Asian Rural Life Development Foundation worker, Cyd Mizell, and her driver, Muhammad Hadi, were taken at gunpoint January 26th in Afghanistan. Please
pray for their safe release. For further information please see www.arldf.net."
If you have any questions we ask that you respond back to this email.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Asian Rural Life Development Foundation
USA phone 731.803.1756
www.arldf.net
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anonymous  June 16, 2008 12:27 PM

By NOOR KHAN, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 16, 10:40 AM ET

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Hundreds of Taliban fighters took over several villages in southern Afghanistan on Monday just outside the region's largest city, and NATO and Afghan forces were redeploying to meet the threat, officials said.

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 June 17, 2010 3:41 PM

On-going Prayer for Afghanistan

We continue to lift up Afghan Christians in prayer, particularly as a call for public execution of Christian converts was made last week. As of right now in Afghanistan, proselytizing is illegal and conversion from Islam is punishable by death. Despite this, many people are coming to know Christ! We praise God and continue to pray with boldness of heart, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8: 35,37-39

Praying with you,

The Prayer Force Team

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 October 26, 2011 7:28 AM

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan: According to the State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom Report, there is not a single Christian church left in Afghanistan. The report also states that there are no Christian schools left in the country. The last Christian church was razed in March of 2010 when the courts did not uphold the church’s claim to its 99-year lease. "The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report. Full Story>> 

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 January 13, 2012 4:49 AM

God is Building His Church in Afghanistan
In spite of the resurging influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, God Himself is building His church there. In the face of ever increasing challenges, great creativity is needed for finding new ways to bring the Gospel to the Afghan people and to strengthen His church in the country.
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 January 21, 2012 3:51 AM

 

God is Building His Church in Afghanistan

God is Building His Church in Afghanistan

Some Afghani Christians have begun to share the Gospel with both boldness and wisdom, and as others see their changed lives and high moral standards, they are being drawn toward Jesus. Also, in this age of information many of the Afghani people are aware of what is happening in the rest of the world -ultimately leading them to ask questions.

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