Friday, September 27, 2013

Church Bombing-Largest attack on Pakistani Christians Ever.!

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VOM-USA Prayer Update for September 27, 2013
On Thu. Sep 26 2013 at 03:01 PM Moderator wrote: Pakistan--Suicide Bombers Kill 81 During
Worship Service
Sources: VOM Sources, CNN News
Isaiah 64:1-3

At least 81 people, including choir members and children attending Sunday
school, were killed on Sept. 22 in the suicide bombing of a church in
Peshawar, northwest Pakistan. VOM sources estimate that the final death
toll could be over 100, with well over 120 people injured. This is thought to
be the most deadly attack ever on Pakistani Christians. The suicide bombers
 entered the church compound through the main gate before detonating their
explosives near the worshipers. The attack has prompted significant public
 outcry and rioting in the streets. Most Muslim leaders are strongly condemning
 the attack, and the government is working to help victims.[/quote]Tanzania--Pastor Severely Burned in Acid Attack
Sources: VOM Sources, The Washington Post

A pastor in Zanzibar, Tanzania, has suffered severe burns after having
acid poured on him by one or more Muslims just outside an Internet café.
Pastor Anselm Mwang'amba, 61, received burns on his face, chest and
 arms. VOM sources report that although Mwang'amba cried out for help,
  the Muslim owners of the Internet café delayed bringing water to dilute
 the burning acid. Mwang'amba was taken to the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital
in Zanzibar, but church leaders are considering transferring him to a
hospital in Dar es Salaam to keep him farther away from his persecutors.
 Christian leaders have linked the attack to an Islamist group known as
 "Awakening," who are campaigning for Zanzibar's independence as
 an Islamic state.[/quote]Laos--Believers Persecuted by Family, Government and Community
Source: VOM Sources
1 Corinthians 15:54

Christians in Laos continue to face persecution from a variety of sources.

Nong Bon, a 14-year-old girl, was beaten by her parents for converting
to Christianity. After she refused their demands that she renounce
Christ, the family threatened to sell her into prostitution in the capital
city of Vientiane. Nong Bon fled her home before the family could
sell her, and she is now living with a Christian family in another village.
Elsewhere, a pastor named Asa was arrested and charged with
converting others to the Christian faith. VOM is supporting his
wife and four children. In other villages, Christian families have had
their crops destroyed and have been evicted from their homes. In some
nstances, the government has even loaded Christians into trucks, 
driven them miles away from their village and forced them to live
in areas with poor soil and no water.[/quote]Jordan--VOM Project

Pray for indigenous evangelists that VOM helps disciple and support.

These evangelists live in difficult, unreached areas where Christians
have been attacked and killed in recent years