zh. Persecution Watch

Be mindful of the prisoners, as having been bound with them; of the ones ill-treated, as also being in the body yourselves. Hebrews 13:3

Feel free to post prayer requests for any persecuted brothers and sisters here.

Please pray for Asia Bibi in jail in Pakistan. Also many in N Korean labor camps.

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7 Responses to “zh. Persecution Watch”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_Bibi

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Asia-Bibi-Petition/154908417886823

  2. milind Says:

    Farshid Fathi, teaches us all to put our suffering in perspective

    Christian pastor Farshid Fathi has certainly known suffering, but he
    prefers not to focus on it. Though he has been behind bars in Tehran’s
    Evin Prison since December 2010, he knows his trials are not
    comparable to what many others have endured. He has never complained
    to friends and family about his ordeal, but has counted it a privilege
    to be persecuted for Christ.

    Recently Farshid Fathi heard about a story on the Internet saying he
    had written a letter complaining about his ‘agony’.

    He was very disturbed.

    So he wrote this letter.

    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

    Recently I heard about a letter which was published on the Internet on
    behalf of me about a part of my suffering that I went through during
    the time since I was imprisoned in December 2010. Although I did not
    write the letter, it tells the truth. But I would like to tell you
    that after all the things that have happened to me it would be a shame
    for me to speak about my suffering.

    How can I complain about my suffering when my brothers and sisters are
    paying a high price for their faith all over the world? I recently
    heard about many people killed in front of a church in Pakistan. I
    also heard a young sister in Christ sharing about how she lost her
    family for the sake of the Gospel and still she is willing to return
    to share the good news.

    How can I complain about my suffering when our dear brother Haik gave
    his life and was killed with more than 20 knife-stabs to preach to
    sinners like me? And what about our dear brother Dibaj who spent 9
    years and 27 days in prison and was finally martyred after that much
    suffering?

    How can I complain about my suffering when I think of our lovely
    brother Soodmand who had four precious children (and was martyred)?
    And dear brother Michaelian and Ravanbaksh, whose blood is still
    crying out from the land of Iran to heaven? And finally what about the
    apostle Paul who was many times in prison, suffered countless
    beatings, was stoned, and often near death, but served the Lord with
    all of his heart? But after all this Paul says: ‘This light and
    momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory
    beyond all comparison.’

    So when I look at all these heroes of faith, how can I complain about
    my suffering?

    Thank you so much for your prayers and for your support and for your love.

    And I am sure I have this joy in my heart here because of His grace
    and your prayers.

    Your brother in Christ,

  3. ian vincent Says:

    Let’s pray for our brother Farshid Fathi.

  4. ian vincent Says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/11/11/north-korea-publicly-executes-80-for-crimes-like-watching-films-owning-bible/?intcmp=latestnews

  5. ian vincent Says:

    Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag is a 27-year-old Sudanese woman, sentenced to death because of her Christian faith.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariam_Yahia_Ibrahim_Ishag

  6. ian vincent Says:

    Mariam has been released, praise God!

  7. ian vincent Says:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28050753

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