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News and Prayer for the Persecuted
July 12, 2013
Petition Calling for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev
In October police stormed Grace Church in the capital of Astana. They detained members for questioning and soon hurled wild accusations at the church pastor, Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev, accusing him of putting hallucinogens in the communion juice. The charges were simply an excuse to harass the church until last month when police decided to arrest Pastor Kashkumbayev and lock him away in Astana’s “Temporary Isolation Prison” where he will remain for at least the next two months as charges are brought against him.
The longer he remains imprisoned the greater the chance he will be tortured, beaten, and mistreated. Lend your voice to ours and call on the Kazakhstan government to release Pastor Kashkumbayev.
Raise your voice for the voiceless, and sign the petition today!
Vietnamese Police Attack Christian Couple for Refusal to Recant Faith
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In Lao Cai, a province in Vietnam, a married couple who recently found their faith in Christ was beaten until the wife was bleeding. At this point the police stopped the beating and let the couple go. There is still no word yet on if the police have been faced with any charges for this beating or not. The Vietnamese government still has much control over the religious activities in their country. This attack has been brought to the attention of the federal government in efforts to seek justice in this event.
Pray for justice for the couple who was attacked
Pray that the police who attacked them would come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ
Christians in Egypt Fearful After Five Copts Killed  
7/9/2013 Egypt (Morning Star News)

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In Egypt, Morsi has just stepped down from being president. In the mean time the government is in the process of setting up a transitional government. Due to some chaos in leadership during this time security is at a low and Christians are being persecuted. At least five Christians have been killed in the last week. A Muslim has been blamed for the attack of the town in which 20 homes were destroyed along with the deaths. They are afraid to leave their houses in fear of being killed by attackers. They believe the attacks will most likely increase.
Pray for the safety of the Christians in Egypt
Pray for the transitional government being built
Pray for the Muslims attacking these Christian villages
Brutal Boko Haram Attack Raises Fears for North Nigerian Christian Communities

 7/08/13 Nigeria (The Inquistr)
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Nigeria continues to be under attack by radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram. While this incident did not explicitly target Christians, many live in fear of future attacks. Boko Haram went to a boarding school and locked the teachers and students into one of the dormitories, 42 in all. They proceeded to set the dorm on fire, burning and killing all 42 inside. 

Pray for Boko Haram to be stopped once and for all! 

Pray for the families of those who have lost a loved one in this tragic way
Pray for all the victims of Boko Haram's attacks
Even in Uganda, Majority Christians Suffer Persecution

7/09/13 Uganda (Morning Star News)
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Uganda is a predominately Christian nation however, in recent times Muslims have been attacking them in horrific ways. Pastor Umar Mulinde, was the victim of an attack. The terrorists threw acid on him and shouted “Allahu Akbar” which means “God is greater”. It is now 18 months later and his head is still bandaged due to the attack. 
Pray for the healing of Umar Mulinde
Pray for the Muslim attackers to come to know Jesus
Pray for the cease of the spread of radical Islam in Uganda
ICC Launches Petition Calling for Imprisoned Pastor in Kazakhstan to be Released

7/11/2013  Kazakhstan (International Christian Concern)
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Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbeyev of Grace Church in Astana, was arrested for allegedly infusing hallucinogens into the congregants communion juice.  He was ordered to be held for a two months’ pre-trial detention.  It is not uncommon for prisoners to be abused in prison.  ICC has launched a petition calling for the immediate release of Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbeyev.  You can sign this petition by clicking the link at the top of the page.  

Pray for the release of Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbeyev
Pray that many people will sign the petition, creating a large amount of international pressure for this case
Iran Attempting to Root out Christianity Pastor by Pastor
 7/08/13 Iran (ACJL)
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There are many Christians imprisoned who are now facing charges for the crime of apostasy – claiming to be a Christian in a radical Islamic nation. For example, American Pastor Saeed Abedini continues to be imprisoned in Iran. The churches are monitored and their church members are tracked by government officials who are trying to grab hold of any possible Christian converts. 
Pray for Christians to stand strong in this nation
Pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini to be released from prison 
Pray for the pursuit of uprooting Christians to cease 
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