// you’re reading...

Prayer

5 December 2005 Update From HCJB World Radio

Today’s Headlines:

KIDNAPPING OF MISSIONARY IN HAITI HAS RIPPLE EFFECT ON MINISTRIES

CHRISTIAN WORKERS ATTACKED IN INDIA’S MAHARASHTRA STATE

CHRISTIANS IN TURKEY EXPERIENCE ONGOING HARASSMENT

Today’s Top Stories:

KIDNAPPING OF MISSIONARY IN HAITI HAS RIPPLE EFFECT ON MINISTRIES

Lawlessness in the streets of Haiti has given way to a rash of kidnappings throughout the nation. Gunmen released 48-year-old American missionary Phillip Snyder of Michigan Friday, Dec 2, a day after he was shot in the arm and seized while driving on the outskirts of the Haitian capital of Port Au Prince. Snyder was released after the kidnappers were paid an unspecified ransom, said police Commissioner François Henri Doussous, head of Haiti’s anti-kidnapping unit. Snyder was treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder and released from a U.N. military hospital. Christian World Outreach’s Greg Yoder says this will affect the ministry which has an extensive outreach in Haiti. For example, the ministry may cancel its annual pastors’ conference the first week of January. “We just really need to pray,” Yoder said. “I don’t know what else to do. For us it’s emotional. For me, having lived there, I have Haitian people that are my friends that are there and know the danger they are in. I feel like my hands are tied, so I don’t know what more we can do.” (Mission Network News/Associated Press)

CHRISTIAN WORKERS ATTACKED IN INDIA’S MAHARASHTRA STATE

A group of young people attacked three Christians as they distributed Christian literature in western India’s Maharashtra state Saturday, Nov. 26. Two of the three were hospitalized. The attack took place in Panvel Taluka, near the state capital, Mumbai. A young man approached Christian worker Shaji Samuel, took a piece of literature and asked him why there was no mention of the 330 million Hindu gods in it. Enraged, the young man and 30 other people started beating him. “It’s a miracle that we are alive today,” Samuel told Compass. “We were beaten up very badly.” The area is still tense, as the attackers have put up posters on area walls warning Hindus of conversions. (Compass)

CHRISTIANS IN TURKEY EXPERIENCE ONGOING HARASSMENT

Turkey’s Protestant Christian minorities experienced fresh harassment this past week from both security police and the judiciary, along with an attempt by vandals to set on one local church on fire.

On Sunday, Nov. 27, members of the Agape House congregation in Samsun, a city along the Black Sea coast, were disquieted when a large, white minibus that appeared to be filming them, parked in front of their church as they came to morning worship services. Samsun’s Agape House has just become the third Protestant church granted formal “association” status by the Turkish authorities.

In another incident, in the Aegean coastal town of Selcuk, the local prosecutor’s office summoned two members of the Ephesus Protestant Church to answer accusations filed against them. The Selcuk prosecutor informed Kamil Moussa that he had been accused of “threatening” a former student who attended the church’s Tyrannus Bible School from 2000-2002.

In the resort city of Antalya along the Mediterranean coast, unknown vandals tried to set fire to three windows of the St. Paul Cultural Center in the early-morning hours of Monday, Nov. 28. The center was the first new Christian congregation in Turkey to gain government recognition as an official “association” in August 2004. (Compass)

Creative Commons License
This work, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia License.

Discussion

No comments for “5 December 2005 Update From HCJB World Radio”

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Translator

English flagItalian flagPortuguese flagGerman flagFrench flagSpanish flagDutch flagNorwegian flag

Follow me on Twitter

Shop at Amazon.com!