|Pray for Christians Under Fire in Nigeria, Sudan and Tunisia|
Beheaded in Tunisia
Assist News Service has reported on a young male convert to Christianity being beheaded by Islamic militants in Tunisia. Graphic footage filmed in Tunisia was aired on Egypt Today, showing the militants reciting the Quran and chanting Islamic slogans and curses in Arabic, while the "apostate" who had refused to recant his conversion to Christ, was calmly praying before being beheaded. It was not long ago that Tunisia was regarded as the most free and open of all Arab states. The popular support for murdering of Arabs who convert to Christianity, bodes ill for the Arab Spring.
Jihad in Nigeria
At least 15 people were killed and more than 40 seriously injured on Sunday, 3 June, when a Boko Haram suicide bomber drove his car into a checkpoint outside The Living Faith Church in Bauchi. The explosion, which occurred at 9:20am, sent shrapnel through believers who were fellowshipping outside, after the church's first worship service. The explosion also hit the Harvest Field Church only 25m away across the road, causing part of the church building to collapse on worshipers.
Churches Under Siege
Many of the wounded are severely burned and some believers are still unaccounted for amongst the building wreckage. Boko Haram, the Radical Islamic Jihadist terror group has claimed responsibility. Christians in Northern Nigeria are continuing to attend worship services behind barricades and check points, which have been erected to attempt to protect them from the systematic campaign of bombing Christian churches. Muslim mobs continue to raid Christian communities at night. Boko Haram has quoted Surah 7:4: "Our punishment came to them at night, or while they were sleeping at noon."
Day of Prayer
The leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has called for Saturday, 16 June, to be observed as a National Day of Prayer and Fasting for the country, which is increasingly being torn apart by Islamic terrorism.
Genocide Planned for the Nuba
Al-Jazeera television has broadcast footage of the governor of South Kordofan, the indicted war criminal Ahmed Harun, addressing his soldiers before being deployed to the Nuba Mountains: "You must hand over the place clean… swept, rubbed, crushed. Don't bring them back alive! We have no space for them!" The broadcast footage then shows an army commander standing near the governor, declare: "Don't bring them back! Eat them alive!"
Refugees Flee into South Sudan
The medical charity, Doctors Without Borders, reports that up to 4,000 people are fleeing into South Sudan, every day, to escape the fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile Province. They estimate that over 100,000 refugees are already in camps in South Sudan's Upper Nile State. Over 38,000 Nuba refugees have fled across the border from South Kordofan into South Sudan's Unity State. Reportedly the Khartoum government has continued aerial bombardment of refugees and blockade of humanitarian aid reaching the Nuba Mountains. Almost a million Nuban are facing starvation conditions.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…" Proverbs 31:8
"My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…" Hosea 4:6
An Urgent Call for Prayer and Action
Please join with us in fervent prayer that the sufferings of our Christian brethren become known to the whole world, that the persecutors be exposed, and opposed, and that peace – with justice – be firmly established.
"I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:40
Speak up for the persecuted. Organise for Sudan: The Hidden Holocaust and Terrorism and Persecution – Understanding Islamic Jihad films to be shown at your church mid-week fellowship, school, or college. These incredible films are invaluable in informing, inspiring and involving your friends, family and congregation in standing firm for Faith and freedom.
Those in North America can obtain these resources for the Persecuted from FF-USA:
Frontline Fellowship – USA, P.O. Box 728 Manitou Springs CO 80829 USA, Tel: 719-685-2899
"When justice is done it brings joy to the righteous, but terror to evil doers."