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Egypt: Another Christian Girl Kidnapped; Indifferent Police Complain about Muslims Dying in Syria

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By Coptic Solidarity The 20-year-old Christian youth was on her way to St. George Church in Sohag governate during the early morning but never returned, according to her brother during a video interview.

The family later received a phone call from a certain “Muhammad” who said that if they wanted to see the girl again they’d have to ransom her for 250,000 Egyptian pounds.

When her brother went to the authorities, the head captain told him, “So what, one Coptic girl missing? Look at how many millions of Muslims are dying in Palestine. Who would’ve thought so many millions of Muslims would die in Syria?  And you’re bothering us about one girl?”

When her brother said “That’s not our issue, these are different countries, we are here to find our missing sister,” the captain, somewhat sarcastically responded, “Sure, go right ahead, look on.”

The family went to another police department but they responded in the same way—again mentioning how Muslims are dying, so how can they worry about one missing Christian girl?

According to her brother, not one person in authority did a single thing; nor did they even pretend that they would.

He concluded by saying that, word among people in the street is that there is a certain sheikh, living in a certain street, who has many kidnapped girls.  The police know exactly about him, and yet no one is doing anything about it.

Deal Struck With Boko Haram For Kidnapped Girls?

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The back room deals that have been done in secret over the last months and years have turned the world on it’s heels and set off wars and rumors of wars in almost every part of the globe.  While I am overjoyed and encouraged by the news that Boko Haram will release the 200 kidnapped girls taken by them months ago, I’m also wondering why now?  Why have they waited so long and what exactly are they promising.

Photo via:  Irish Times

Photo via: Irish Times

Boko Haram has terrorized, tortured, raped and killed thousands of innocent people in recent months alone.  The government of Nigeria has been virtually powerless to stop them.  They have faced increasing pressure from Western governments to negotiate and cave in to seemingly nonsensical resolutions.  It has been rumored in the past that the government of Nigeria turn over more control to Islamists.  Someone is funding these demonic entities, and it’s been proven that there is a superhighway from Sudan and other parts east to Nigeria from the northern most parts of Africa and rumored the Middle East. Weapons have been seized traveling through this highway. And refugee camps have been rife with these terrorists described as infiltrating wreaking havoc and fear.

Media outlets including the BBC reported Nigeria’s military has agreed to a ceasefire with Islamist militants Boko Haram – and the abducted schoolgirls will be released.(More)

The kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls raised outrage across the world.  But quickly quieted, amidst rumors that the girls were sold in open slave markets, leaving the world to wonder if they were still alive, or faced a fate worse than death.  In a world that lauds freedom for all, slavery is abundant and out of control in the eastern half of the world.  And global leaders are found not only silent, but complicit, conniving and conspiring with the very evil that they denounce.

It’s been said that the military was demoralized when it couldn’t prevent or secure the release of the girls.  It has also been said that negotiations would only strengthen and embolden this terrorist group.  There has been confusion, outrage and desperation over the last months.  (Read here) & (Here)

This is a developing story and with our Nigerian contacts, we will keep on top of it and keep you updated.  Please take a moment to pray for these precious girls and their families.  Pray for God’s intervention.  Pray for wisdom for the leaders involved in these talks. And pray for Nigeria.

By C. Refsland VOP Advocate

Nigeria Reaches Ceasefire Agreement With Boko Haram Sect with Possible Release of Kidnapped School Girls

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The Nigerian news outlet, Vanguard is reporting that VoA, quoted President Goodluck Jonathan’s Private Secretary, Alh. Hassan Tukur, as disclosing. – Voice of Nigeria VoA in Saudi where the talks which are being brokered by officials of Chad and Cameroon are taking place.

The cease-fire is expected to result in the release of the remaining 219 Chibok female students(who are majority Christian) abducted from their school more than five months ago and indeed girls and women abducted from other communities in the course of the five-year deadly insurgency, said to have killed over 12, 000 people.

According to the international radio, a man calling himself the Secretary-General of Boko Haram, Danladi Ahmadu, told VOA on Thursday that the Chibok girls were in good condition and unharmed.

The report said that Boko Haram did not elaborate on the conditions under which the girls would be freed and that authorities in Saudi Arabia were not involved in the negotiations.

 

#IDOP14 – The International Day of Prayer For the Persecuted – How to Participate

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Mark your calendar -IDOP14 Participate and PRAY with us for the Persecuted Church!
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Today, can we take pause in our busy lives and think of those who are enduring persecution for the sake of the Gospel? Let us remember those who have not eaten for days because they are given nothing to eat, those languishing in prison, Christian families who have watched their homes burn to the ground, pastors who are beaten and tortured for their faith and enduring physical pain, Christian families and children living in constant fear of violence, those who have lost their loved ones, those who are facing death, even right at this moment, for refusing to denounce Christ…

If you or I were in such a situation, what would you ask your wider church family to do for you?

Every time I ask a persecuted Christian what we can do for them, the answer is always the same: ‘please pray for us’.

On a visit to India, I met several widows of Christian leaders who were killed in the Orissa violence in the summer of 2008. They had lost everything: their homes, their possessions and their husbands. ‘We have lost everything except our faith,’ one told me, clutching her baby. ‘Pray that we stay strong and bring up our children in the faith for which their fathers gave their lives.’

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) gives us the privilege of joining together with over half a million churches in 150 countries to pray for the suffering church. It plays a vital role in encouraging and strengthening the persecuted church and also awakening churches in places where there is no persecution.

Let us unite in prayer for the persecuted church, in the spirit of oneness that Christ commanded: ‘For, if one suffers, we all suffer.’

Godfrey Yogarajah, Executive Director, WEA Religious Liberty Commission

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ethiopian-mother-and-childWe cannot help but cry: “Why Lord?” (Psalm 10:1). Yet Jesus warned us that persecution would come (John 15:18-16:33), indeed, that tribulation/pressure would be inevitable in this world (John 16:33a). “But,” he added, “take heart! I have overcome the world” (v33b). When trouble rolled in, threatening life and liberty, King David exercised radical faith in his faithful God. He petitioned Yĕhovah (Psalm 10:12-18), confident that Yĕhovah would hear and not ignore the cry of the afflicted/humble (`anav) (Psalm 9:12).

You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them & you listen to their cry. (Psalm 10:17) Our English translation is very soft compared to what this verse is actually saying, which is: Our eternal God (Yĕhovah) hears the desire / longings (ta’avah) of the afflicted / helpless / humble (`anav); he strengthens / makes firm / establishes (kuwn) their hearts, and always remains keenly, sharply attentive with ears pricked (qashab) to hear (Psalm 10:17).

invest our hopes in human beings (that are mortal), human institutions (that cannot save), human works (that are insufficient), political power (that is self-interested), military might (that is limited) and money (which can only buy what is unprofitable and useless).

If we will but petition our faithful God, then even if our cry is but a whispered prayer, delivered with heavy heart and failing breath from a dark and lonely place, our faithful Yĕhovah will hear because he has inclined / extended (natah) his ear toward us (Psalm 116:1-2).

Sometimes, in wisdom and providence, God waits1 / tarries (chakah) to show grace and mercy (Isaiah 30:18a). That does not mean he has not heard. “Blessed are all who wait (chakah) for him” (Isaiah 30:18b). He has promised salvation. Cry / petition / pray / intercede with confidence to our faithful God who hears, and wait /keep watch (tsaphah) in faithful expectation (Psalm5:1-3).

Place and power of prayer:
2 Corinthians 1:10-11
– God works as we pray.
2 Corinthians 10:3-4 & Ephesians 6:10-18
– Spiritual battle requires spiritual weapons.

Elizabeth Kendal, International Religious Liberty – Analyst and Advocate

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In the modern church calendar, the first two Sundays of November is set apart to remember and pray for the persecuted church, through the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).
Today’s greatest untold story is that more than 100 million Christians worldwide face persecution for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Daily Christians in countries such as Eritrea, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sudan and Sri Lanka face imprisonment, violence and even death.

The IDOP is a time set apart for us to remember thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who suffer persecution, simply because they confess Jesus Christ as Lord.

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This year, Voice of the Persecuted is uniting together in prayer with other organizations and in promoting the IDOP among Christians in the U.S and around the world. In the spirit of oneness that Christ commanded: For, if one suffers, we all suffer.
Persecuted believers in restricted nations always ask for prayer.  Four years ago Persecution Watch was birthed by God to answer this need.  We are a national prayer call of believers who meet 4 times a week to lift up our persecuted brothers and sisters in prayer. We also cry out for the harvest of lost souls around the world.  By God`s marvelous Grace we are going into our 5th year doing this.
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For the last 3 years Persecution Watch has partnered with the International Orality Network and other ministries to host a 12 hour conference prayer call on the International Day of Prayer in November.  We serve as one prayer venue among many to lift up prayers for our persecuted brethren around the world. These calls have always been a blessing.

This coming November, Persecution Watch in collaboration with Voice of the Persecuted, International Orality Network, Prayer Surge NowMission America Coalition, Global Prayer Resource Network, Student Volunteer Movement and Ethne to Ethne will host two 12 hour calls on Nov. 2 and 9. This will be a marvelous opportunity for believers to come and lift up their prayers for the persecuted around the world.  But whether you come on the prayer calls or participate in another venue. Please remember the persecuted in prayer.
Blain Scogin, Persecution Watch Director
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We invite you to step in and bring your voice to the prayer room as thousands around the globe link together.
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Download these resources, share them with your praying friends and groups. Be sure to order your Free IDOP Church Resource Kit at  http://idop.org/en/resources to lead your church to get ‘all in’ to support the persecuted around the globe in prayer.

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Don’t Give Up – Inspired by faith of Abedini’s

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Sheila Medina Siqueira Dos Santos, SP

Dear Pastor’s family, I’m Brazilian and I’m praying with you for the release of Pastor Saeed. Don’t give up on God, [He] is with you. [I] will be praying every dayStay in the peace of the Lord Jesus.

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Thank you, Sheila for keeping Saeed and his family in your prayers.

James 5:10-11

Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.  As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:10-11

God bless you, sister.

VOP Project Team

Tell Pastor Saeed that we understand, and we will pick up the cross and follow Christ as he has.

Join in this project to let the Abedini’s know how they have inspired or renewed your faith. Each testimony will be a source of encouragement to them and the Body of Christ. When the family is reunited, we will gather the stories to be published in a book and presented to them as an appreciation for their steadfast faith. Together, we will be able to provide a little insight into how God has worked through them to be a blessing to more than they realize.  Add your testimony below. If your church has been active in praying for this persecuted family, inform them of this special mission so they too can share their thoughts and be an encouragement.

Be encouraged, view submitted testimonies HERE 

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Asia Bibi Update: High Court in Pakistan Upholds Death Sentence

Mother of five, Asia Bibi with two of her children

Mother of five, Asia Bibi with two of her children

Lahore High Court upheld the death penalty sentence for Asia Bibi (49yr), a Christian woman and mother of five convicted of blasphemy in 2010. That the execution by hanging could be carried out, instilling fear among Christian refugees who have fled the country to avoid a similar sentence.

Bibi’s attorney’s plan to submit a final appeal to the Supreme Court, but there are fears this process could last a number of years leaving the woman to sit in prison away from her children.

Blasphemy is an extremely sensitive issue in Pakistan where 97 per cent of the population is Muslim and unproven claims have lead to mob violence on multiple occasions.

Two politicians former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer and minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti  were murdered in 2011 after calling for reforms to the blasphemy law and describing Bibi’s trial as flawed.

The blasphemy allegations against Bibi date back to June 2009.

She was working in a field when she was asked to fetch water. Muslim women laborers objected, saying that as a non-Muslim she was unfit to touch the water bowl. During the dispute faith became a topic and it is claimed Bibi said, “Our Christ sacrificed His life on the cross for our sins…Our Christ is alive.” Later the women went to a cleric and put forward the blasphemy allegations, which Bibi claims as false.

Religious clerics including Qari Saleem who brought forward the initial complaint against Bibi was present at the court today.

“We will soon distribute sweets among our Muslim brothers for today’s verdict, it’s a victory of Islam,” Saleem told AFP outside the courtroom as the clerics congratulated each other and chanted religious slogans.

Pakistan’s unfair blasphemy law has had much criticism from human rights groups, which are misused to settle personal scores.

Lawyers who defend people accused of blasphemy and judges seen as lenient also risk being accused of the crime and regularly face pressure and intimidation, receive death threats, some have been murdered.

Increasingly in Pakistan, devoted Christians face persecution by Muslim militants or prosecution by authorities for blasphemy.

VOP is in the process of helping to rescue a family facing this same charge. The claim is false, but the entire family is facing extreme persecution, including a small child. They have been forced into hiding and must move from safe house to safe house for protection. Please consider partnering with us in the support, legal fees and other accumulating cost in helping this suffering family. We can’t do it without you!

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TERRORIST GRAFFITI APPEARED OVERNIGHT IN THE VICINITY OF DEČANI MONASTERY

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Today around noon a monk of the Dečani Monastery, while taking a walk along around the monastery territory, noticed graffiti on the garden house, approximately 300 meters east of the Monastery. The monks immediately alerted the MNBG West KFOR Commander Col. Minelli and the local Kosovo police. It was learned that the graffiti was written on five more locations on the monastery’s land. The most common graffiti displays the abbreviations for the Albanian National Army “UCK,” other abbreviations of Islamist armies “ISIS,” “AKSH,” a threat that “The Caliphate is coming,” and some undecipherable lines that look like an attempt to write in Arabic. While Col. Minelli, the chief of police, and abbot of the monastery Fr. Sava were inspecting the graffiti, a group of young Kosovo Albanians who were passing on the road overlooking the monastery land began shouting UCK in chorus. This was witnessed by both Col. Minelli and the KP commander. Later the police informed the monks that three young Albanian men were detained by the police for provocative behavior.

The graffiti was most probably written during the previous night (11/12 October). The perpetrators of this provocation most probably entered the monastery property on the eastern side where there is no wall. Six years ago, the Monastery had to stop construction of the wall on the eastern side because they were openly threatened in the press by the local UCK war veteran organization, claiming that the Monastery had no right to do so. This part of the Monastery property remains the most critical point and it is very hard to secure without at least some barbed wire or fence, before the wall is constructed.

Today’s incident comes several days after the incident at Peć Patriarchate gate where a Wahhabi man (identified as Alegorik Muhamed Beqiri born in 1992 from Skenderaj/Srbica, with residence in Peć/Peja) attacked and injured a local Kosovo policeman shouting “Allah u-Akbar”. On that occasion the Church learned that this man and his companions had allegedly threatened the Catholic nuns in Peć a few days before, telling them that they would be slaughtered.

Dečani monks informed KFOR two months ago that they sighted four vehicles filled with bearded men dressed Wahhabi style passing by the monastery on their way to the Dečani gorge. They returned to the town of Dečani soon afterwards. Today’s incident also comes six months after unknown individuals left UCK graffiti on one of the Monastery gates (April 24, 2014). The perpetrators of this vandalism have not yet been brought to justice. Although the graffiti this time was written further away from the Monastery compound, the Dečani monks nevertheless remain very concerned, because this incident shows that there is a possibility of unauthorized access to the area in which the brothers work in the gardens and take care of the cattle every day.

In the recent weeks, KFOR has increased security around the Monastery with random patrols as an additional element of protection to the existing checkpoints. KFOR has also mediated in a few projects that should improve the relations with the local community. This latest incident comes as a step backward for all.

PRESS RELEASE BY THE DIOCESE

The Diocese of Raška-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija has strongly condemned the Islamist and Albanian nationalist graffiti that were written by unknown individuals on the property of Visoki Dečani Monastery. This is one more in the series of many provocations directed against Visoki Dečani Monastery and the Christian Orthodox sites in Kosovo.

Bishop Teodosije has made an appeal today to the international representatives as well as the local Kosovo institutions, warning that any extremism of nationalist and religious character presents a serious threat not only for the Serbian people and the Church in Kosovo, but also for all citizens in this region. Our Church, said Bishop Teodosije, expects the international community and the Kosovo institutions to protect peace and order as well as Christian sites in Kosovo from provocations and potential acts of terror.

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo has been exposed for years to acts of violence and provocations which must stop once and for all, emphasized Bishop Teodosije.

The Serbian Diocese of Raška-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija

Source: Pravoslavie.Ru – OrthoChristian.com

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Malala Yousafzai Receives Recognition From The World For Her Courage

I applaud this young woman, and pray for her continued strength and courage.  Her world recognition has been a long time coming.  Pray for the women and children of Pakistan and other Islamic nations.  Here are some facts about the persecution of women and those who persecute them.

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“While in power in Afghanistan, the Taliban became notorious internationally for their sexism. The stated aim of the Taliban was to create a “secure environment where the chasteness and dignity of women may once again be sacrosanct,”reportedly based on Pashtunwalibeliefs about living inpurdah.”   In a systematic segregation sometimes referred to as gender apartheid, women were not allowed to work, they were not allowed to be educated after the age of eight, and until then were permitted only to study the Qur’an.

  • Women seeking an education were forced to attend underground schools, where they and their teachers risked execution if caught.  They were not allowed to be treated by male doctors unless accompanied by a male chaperone, which led to illnesses remaining untreated. They faced public flogging and execution for violations of the Taliban’s laws.

It’s not only the Taliban, but the very name of another evil, demonic group actually means education is a sin.

  • Boko Haram is an Islamist group that has been active in Nigeria since 2009. The name of the group means “Western” or “non-Islamic” education is a sin. The group is active in the north of Nigeria, and wants to impose Islamic law as the only law in Nigeria.”

The world finally took notice of  the barbaric treatment of women by the Taliban, western government stepped in to help Malala.  She should have won the peace prize in 2009.  Her courage in facing the Taliban is enormous.  The Taliban of course is striking back by saying she is a product of Western governments coming against ‘believers.’  I’m grateful that the world stepped in to save Malala, but they have left millions of women in the middle east and other places in the hands of depraved nations and people.

Why does the UN remain silent on the persecution of women and children in these lands?  Why do women of the world concern themselves with things other than the real war on women?  There is a great war waging to destroy and persecute women and children, this war is as ancient as the Garden of Eden.  Satan has been attacking the product of mankind through this persecution of women since the beginning, and we still don’t get it.

Malala Yousafzai Makes History as Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Recipient – YouTube.

We applaud you Malala, and stand with you against this evil and barbaric treatment of women and children.

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Credit to Wikipedia

By C. Refsland, VOP Advocate/News Analyst

Christ’s Special Servant – Testimonies Inspired By Faith of Pastor Saeed

 

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Lynn Guynup RN, NJ USA

Thank you for your allegiance and steadfastness in Christ.

Dear Pastor Saeed, know that you are an inspiration to your fellow inmates and corrections officers/ guards. I ‘m an RN and work in a correctional facility/ prison. I don’t work in a medical infirmary separate from the prisoners, rather I’m on the tier with 120 male inmates as a mental health nurse. Our office is one of the empty cells.

I pray for your safety always, and implore Our Lord to put an invisible shield around you for protection. I’m the only nurse on at night amongst male inmates and officers. I know the feeling of vulnerability, but that’s only a fraction of what you’ve experienced I’m sure. Please know my family keeps a prayer vigil in our hearts continually for you. God bless and keep you, mighty man of valor.

~ Nurse Lynn.

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Thank you, Lynn for reminding us to not only pray for Saeed’s protection, but that he will be given divine strength. It is hard to imagine how one handles the stress of being constantly vulnerable to those who are against us.

Being in the Lord not only shows us where to stand, but also how to stand. As we keep our hearts and minds focused on Christ, with his help we can stand steadfast. If the tiniest feather were glued to a rock, it would become strong, stable and no longer blown away by the next breeze—steadfast. When we are in union with Jesus, that is when we are able to keep ourselves steadfast to resist the continuous pressure, sudden assaults, suffering, or our own human weaknesses. He gives us the strength to move forward in his will, no matter our circumstances.

Let us also pray for Saeed to have peace and that each day, he finds joy in the Lord.

God bless you, sister.

VOP Project Team

Tell Pastor Saeed that we understand, and we will pick up the cross and follow Christ as he has.

Join in this project to let the Abedini’s know how they have inspired or renewed your faith. Each testimony will be a source of encouragement to them and the Body of Christ. When the family is reunited, we will gather the stories to be published in a book and presented to them as an appreciation for their steadfast faith. Together, we will be able to provide a little insight into how God has worked through them to be a blessing to more than they realize.  Add your testimony below. If your church has been active in praying for this persecuted family, inform them of this special mission so they too can share their thoughts and be an encouragement.

Be encouraged, view submitted testimonies HERE 

 inspired by faith

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Pastor Escapes Boko Haram After 10 Months In Captivity – but violence continues in the north

Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God who was kidnapped 10 months ago escaped from Boko Haram militants in Borno on Tuesday.

Pastor Rotimi Obajimi, who served as a pastor in the rural area of Borno/Yobe province, was on his to Maiduguri on January 6th this year when Boko Haram militants abducted him.

According to a pastor in Redeem church in Maiduguri told SaharaReporters that they were surprised to see Mr. Obajimi emerge from nowhere, he said, “we were so amazed to see him because we have been praying earnestly for long time trusting Jesus that he would surely come back but lo and behold he was brought to our headquarters in Maiduguri by the military.”

The pastor told his colleagues that was taken to Sambisa Forest where he was tied down for months, he was later moved to an unknown destination and thereafter brought back to Sambisa forest again. He reportedly told his colleagues that his escape was made possible by a heavy downpour that led to massive floods which sacked everyone in the camps.

Due to the rains, armed men left him and others so he was able to escape and for days he  wandered in the forest before he could arrive to a village where the military picked him up after narrating his experiences to them, they later brought him to Maiduguri.

He  was later driven to Maimallari Hospital by military escorts,who had his face covered.

Another pastor revealed that the senior military official at 7 Division has advised them to relocate the pastor to Redemption Camp in Lagos for his safety, in fact, adequate provision has been made to fly him out of Maiduguri according to the pastor.

A military source at 7 Division confirmed the escape of Pastor Obajimi claiming that he has been fully debriefed by the military.

The ruthless Islamic group, Boko Haram kidnaps and brutally murders spreading terror among Nigerian villages for the past five years in an attempt to establish a caliphate, or Islamic rule, and Sharia law over the nation. They have also endorsed the self-claimed caliphate by ISIS terror group who have rapidly advanced and taken control of large areas of Syria and in Iraq. Both groups have ties to the well known terrorist group al Qaeda. Reports of ISIS have dominated the media, but less reported are the horrific atrocities taking place in north Nigeria and the plight Christians and others are facing there—extreme persecution.

The data collected by the Nigeria Social Violence Project proves Boko Haram as leading the most lethal conflict that Nigeria has faced in decades. It is labeled as one of the most significant conflicts in the world. In the northeast, Borno State has become a war zone with bombings, robberies, kidnappings, assaults on churches and the occupation of villages and towns. They are most noted in the media when they kidnapped over 200 school girls. Boko Haram insurgents use tactics similar to ISIS in Iraq and Syria, even declaring a local caliphate in Gwoza local government of Borno State. Thousands of Christians have been displaced. Many brutally slaughtered, including women and children.

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Please pray for the nation of Nigeria and for the endurance of our Nigerian brothers and sisters. As in Acts 12, they were astonished to see the released pastor. Do not underestimate the power of our prayers. PRAY ON!

Acts 12:12-17King (KJV)

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

14 And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

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