Our Faith in Today’s World
Islamist gunmen murder 24 including worshippers and pastor in north-east Burkina Faso
Islamist extremist gunmen stormed a Sunday morning worship service in a church in Burkina Faso, killing ten Christians and abducting the pastor, on Sunday February 16. Read full article
Pastor, three family members and deacon killed by jihadists in Burkina Faso
Pastor Tindano Omar and three members of his family, who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists, were murdered by their captors on February 13 in Burkina Faso. Read full article
Bodies of two Nigerian Christians murdered by militants dumped together on roadside
The bodies of two kidnapped Christians, seminary student Nnadi Michael and Bola Ataga, wife of a local doctor, were found dumped at the same location in Kaduna State, Nigeria, on January 31. Read full article
Locust swarms confirmed in South Sudan as devastating plague spreads across East Africa and south-west Asia
The UN confirmed on February 18 that the desert locust plague, which can migrate up to 100 miles a day, has now invaded south-east Sudan, entering from northern Uganda. Read full article
Pray for the persecuted Church
We encourage you to pray as you feel led for the people and situations you read about in Christian Newsline. There are many resources available from Barnabas Fund to assist you in your prayers.
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