Thursday, 11 July 2013

TAJIKISTAN: Christian Convert in Hiding

 Bulletin date: 10 July 2013

Nadia, a Christian convert in Tajikistan, is experiencing severe persecution from her Muslim family members. Nadia converted from Islam to Christianity in 2011. When her mother found out, she beat Nadia, burned her Bible and tore her clothing. Nadia tried to run away, but her brothers found her. They shaved her hair, gave her a public beating and locked her in their house. When she ran away, they caught her again.

On June 9, a VOM contact learned that Nadia's family had beaten her again, this time for hours, and forced her to say the Muslim statement of faith. Nadia was rescued from her family by other Christians and is currently in hiding.

The government of Tajikistan prohibits teaching children about religion, except in government approved places. It also prohibits the printing and
distribution of religious materials that have not been approved by government censors. Open evangelism would result in a visit by the police.

VOM Sources

Please Pray!

Pray that Nadia will remain strong in her faith and that the Lord will strengthen and protect her. Pray that the Holy Spirit will touch the hearts of her family members and draw them to faith in Christ.

"And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and deliver you," says the LORD. "I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible." Jer. 15:20-21

The Voice of the Martyrs has a variety of projects to help Christians in Tajikistan.

Pebbles for Christ is a volunteer voice for the persecuted church.

You too could become an advocate voice for the persecuted church in your local church and community by becoming a member of VOM's Be-A-Voice Network. The Be-A-Voice Network is an online volunteer opportunity created by The Voice of the Martyrs. This ministry allows friends like you to help our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world in a real and immediate way. If you are willing to PRAY, WRITE or SHARE with others, then the Be-A-Voice Network is the tool for you. Click here to visit Be-A-Voice's website.

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