A young man who refused to convert to Islam has not been seen or heard from since his recent abduction by police. After Isaac’s mother accepted payment to convert to Islam, she turned her four children over to a Muslim cleric for religious education. Isaac, however, refused to convert to or study Islam. When the cleric completed paperwork to adopt the children, Isaac again refused to cooperate. His family soon began persecuting him, so Isaac fled to a pastor for safety. Police then came for Isaac and led him away in chains. No one has heard from Isaac since he was taken by police, and the pastor who was helping him is deeply concerned. Pray that Isaac will be found and that he will remain strong in Christ.
Police Abduct Young Christian
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Praise God for the Release of Four Men and Faithfulness of Seven FamiliesFour Christian men arrested over the past two months were released from jail recently. The first believer to be arrested, "Sanyahak," was detained in early October after 40 people came to know Christ through his witness. The three other men were later arrested, amid ongoing harassment of seven Christian families in the community.
Pray for Arrested Christian Students and Children of Arrested ParentsSixteen Christian students were arrested earlier this month, the latest in a series of arrests since May 2017. The students, who were arrested after being discovered praying together, were held for more than two weeks before being released.
Village Bans Buddhists from Selling Food to ChristiansAuthorities in a Buddhist village recently established a law forbidding Buddhists from hiring Christians for work and from renting or selling anything to Christians. As a result, believers in the village are unable to buy food. Every day, village authorities pressure the Christians to return to Buddhism, promising that if they do they will be able to buy food again. The believers, however, are standing firm. "This is not a game," one Christian replied. "We were baptized. We believe in Christ 100 percent and we will die believing."
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