Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Open Doors: Bangladesh

Muslims in Bangladesh Force 27 Recently Converted Christians Back to Islam

Local Police had provided eight officers to protect a group of recently converted Christians on July 28. The officers withdrew their protection on August 5, leaving the Christians vulnerable to local Muslims who began dragging these Christians to mosques and forcing them to sign blank papers or declarations of return to Islam. Another 14 converts still face incessant pressure. One Christian, Abul Hossen, told Compass Direct News that Muslims threatened to hang him in a tree upside down and lacerate his body with a blade.
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Please pray:

  • That these 27 Christians will have the courage to stand firm in their faith in Jesus Christ. (Psalm 91:2)
  • For the rest of the Christians facing threats from local Muslims and that God will strengthen and sustain them in the midst of this heavy persecution. (Acts 4:29)
  • That the testimonies of these Christians will show the power and glory of God to the nation of Bangladesh, and lead more people to follow Christ. (2 Timothy 4:5)

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