May 20, 2021

INDONESIA: Four Christians Killed

A home in Indonesia
Photo: Open Doors

A small militant group associated with ISIS, referred to as The East Indonesia Mujahideen, is known for its acts of violence. This same group was responsible for an attack in November that left four Christians dead (read the report). Therefore, when five members of the group were spotted in the village of Kalimago on May 11th, the townspeople were alarmed.

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UGANDA: Pastor Slain After Leading Muslims to Christ

A church in Africa
Pray that the Lord will give His people
boldness, wisdom and safety
in the face of such opposition.

Pastor Thomas Chikooma served at an independent Pentecostal church in the village of Ngalwe, Uganda. He was invited by local Muslims to participate in an open-air religious debate in the larger community of Pallisa. After giving his defence of Christianity, he was privileged to lead 14 people to faith in Christ, including six who had been Muslims.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Christian Man's Wife Seized by Opposing Family

Woman by a window
Pray that "A's" wife and others like her will experience the compassion of our Heavenly Father.

A Saudi believer identified only as "A" has been facing legal challenges after openly speaking about his conversion to Christianity, as well as assisting his Christian sister to flee the country (read more). While frivolous charges of theft against him were dropped in April (see report here), he continues to endure further court challenges and added personal concerns. His next court hearing is scheduled for May 30th.

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NIGERIA: Abducted Leah Sharibu Recently Turned 18

Leah Sharibu
Leah Sharibu

Leah Sharibu, who has been held captive by Islamic jihadists from the Boko Haram terrorist group for more than three years after refusing to renounce her Christian faith, turned 18 years old on May 14th. Standing in solidarity with her, Christians around the world have continued to call for her release.

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