Nigerian ‘Mama’ Cares for More Than 50 Children at Her Home in Midst of Orphan Crisis

Nigerian ‘Mama’ Cares for More Than 50 Children at Her Home in Midst of Orphan Crisis

A Christian woman in Nigeria simply known as “Mama” is taking care of more than 50 children in her home in the midst of the orphan crisis that continues from the Fulani attacks and other violence in the country’s Middle Belt. According to International Christian Concern (ICC), Mama has been taking in children for at least six years, […]

Kidnapped Girl’s Church Calls on Buhari to Win Her Release From Boko Haram in Nigeria

Kidnapped Girl’s Church Calls on Buhari to Win Her Release From Boko Haram in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria retained the only Christian among more than 100 kidnapped girls who were freed last week, prompting the head of her church denomination to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to obtain her release. Boko Haram refused to release Leah Nathan Sharibu, 15, because she would not renounce […]

North Carolina Pastor Sentenced to 7 Years in China’s Prisons

North Carolina Pastor Sentenced to 7 Years in China’s Prisons

PU’ER, Yunnan (China Aid) — A court in China’s southern Yunnan province sentenced a North Carolina pastor to seven years in prison Friday and heavily fined him on a trumped up charge of “organizing illegal border crossing.” His colleague also received a one-year jail sentence and a fine. John Cao, a North Carolina pastor well-respected […]

Ethiopian Evangelical Loses Appeal Against Prison Sentence for ‘Causing Outrage to Religious Peace and Feeling’

Ethiopian Evangelical Loses Appeal Against Prison Sentence for ‘Causing Outrage to Religious Peace and Feeling’

(World Watch Monitor) — An Ethiopian court has turned down the appeal of an evangelical Christian sentenced to seven months in prison for “causing outrage to religious peace and feeling.” In its verdict, published on March 19, the court upheld an earlier sentence given by a judge in the southern city of Arba Minch on […]

String of Vandalism Cases Reported at Churches Nationwide

String of Vandalism Cases Reported at Churches Nationwide

A string of vandalism cases have been reported by churches nationwide this month, from Georgia and North Carolina to Texas and California. “Why?” asked William Yeoman, a trustee at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Belville, North Carolina. “Did God do anything to you? Did we do anything to you?” Windows were smashed at both Yeoman’s church, and […]

Christian Widow, Bereaved Father Show Reality Behind Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

Christian Widow, Bereaved Father Show Reality Behind Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

MIANGO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Crestfallen, the 48-year-old Christian, sat in his house in Miango, central Nigeria, where three of his children were killed a week before. “These series of attacks have been carried out against us Christians in this area for some time now by these armed herdsmen, and we don’t know precisely why they […]

Indian Teen Kidnapped by Traffickers, Restored by Christ

Indian Teen Kidnapped by Traffickers, Restored by Christ

(Open Doors USA) — Nineteen-year-old Reena has never known anything else other than that persecution was part of being a Christian in India. Her parents came to faith when she was very young. “Nobody wanted to play with me because they were Hindus and I wasn’t,” she says, remembering how it was growing up as […]

Kazakh Woman on Trial for Showing Another How to Download Bible Is Acquitted

Kazakh Woman on Trial for Showing Another How to Download Bible Is Acquitted

SHYMKENT, Kazakhstan (Radio Free Europe) — A court in Kazakhstan has acquitted a woman who was charged with illegal missionary activity after she showed another person how to download the Bible on a smartphone. The South Kazakhstan Regional Court, in the city of Shymkent, found Dilobarkhon Sultanova not guilty on March 13. Continue reading this story […]

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