Friday, June 7, 2013

Pastor was dragged out in front of teen daughter and executed.Will you pray?

 


Nigeria—Pastor Murdered by Muslim MilitantsSource: VOM Sources

Psalm 34:18



On May 14, Pastor Faye Pama, Secretary of the Christian Association of  Nigeria (CAN) Borno State and Senior Pastor of Rhema Assembly Church, was murdered by Boko Haram militants. The attackers reportedly followed Pastor Pama to his home in Maiduguri afterhe left a Bible study at his church. The gunmen dragged Pastor Pama out of his house and shot him to death in front of his 17-year-old daughter as she pleaded for his life. Pastor Pama was a husband and father of four children, ages 19, 17, 11 and 6. He served inministry leadership for more than 26 years and believed that Muslims could be won to Christ only by showing them love, ratherthan through fighting. The Muslim militant group Boko Haram has  reportedly killed more than 4,000 people since 2009.




VOM-USA Prayer Update for June 1, 2013
On Fri. May 31 2013 at 07:18 AM Moderator wrote:
Vietnam—Pastor Beaten to Death in Prison
Sources: VOM Sources, Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Persecution in Today's World
Philippians 1:21

Vietnamese church leader Hau Nyak from Dak Nong province
died in prison on March 17 after being severely beaten by
police officials. Hau and his brother were reportedly arrested
on March 15, one day after the arrest of Hau’s wife and
sister-in law, and told to bring bail for their wives’ release.
The reason for the women’s arrest is unclear, as police
did not present an arrest warrant. On March 17, Hau’s brother
heard the sounds of a violent beating coming from Hau’s
cell. As Hau was removed from his cell, his brother-in-law
saw that he was “completely limp, as if he was dead,
with purple marks on his throat.” On March 18,
police claimed that Hau had died from putting his hand
into an electric socket. The local church community
described Hau as a courageous and compassionate
person who defended the church he helped to build
and refused to pay bribes to officials.[/quote]
     


IranPastor Arrested and AOG Church Raided
Sources: VOM Sources, Farsi Christian News Network
Pastor Robert Asserian, of the Assemblies of God church in Tehran,
was arrested and taken to an unknown location on May 21, after a
large detachment of Islamic Security agents raided the church and
arrested everyone present. Security agents first raided Pastor Asserian’s
home, confiscating many of his belongings. They then searched the
church, seizing books, documents and some equipment. The arrests
and raid are thought to be in retaliation for the church’s refusal to close
its doors after Islamic officials offered to release Pastor Farhad and
is wife (arrested in December 2011) if the church would close.
A source from the church said, “The pressure has become
unbearable; the government authorities constantly threaten the church
leaders and their families with imprisonment, unexplained accidents,
kidnapping and even with execution. We cannot go on like this.”




Colombia—VOM Project

Pray for widows and fatherless children who will be ministered to
at the Life Center Safe House during their grieving and healing
process. While at the Life Center, widows are trained to become
the financial provider for their family and children attend school
and church on a regular basis. They also help with chores around
the home and are enrolled in a counseling program to help them deal
with the loss of their fathers.[/quote]





 

 

 

 

 
 

The First Persecution,

Under Nero, A.D. 67



Nero burned the homes and palaces of Rome.
This dreadful conflagration continued nine days;
when Nero, finding that is conduct was greatly
blamed, and a severe odium cast upon him,
determined to lay the whole upon the Christians,
at once to excuse himself, and have an opportunity
of glutting his sight with new cruelties. This was
the occasion of the first persecution; and the barbarities
exercised on the Christians were such as even excited
the commiseration of the Romans themselves. Nero even
refined upon cruelty, and contrived all manner of punishments
for the Christians that the most infernal imagination
could design. In particular, he had some sewed up in skins
of wild beasts, and then worried by dogs until they expired;
and others dressed in shirts made stiff with wax, fixed to
axletrees, and set on firein his gardens, in order to illuminate
them. This persecution was general throughout the whole
Roman Empire; but it rather increased than
diminished the spirit of Christianity. In the course of it, St. Paul and
St. Peter were martyred.
To their names may be added, Erastus, chamberlain of Corinth;
Aristarchus, the Macedonian, and Trophimus, an Ephesians,
converted by St. Paul, and fellow-laborer with him, Joseph,
each of the Seventy.
 



 





 













 







         





 







 






   

 
 





 





 



         
              
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