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Husband of Christian blogger and 3 kids killed in car crash speaks of ‘abundance of loss’

Zoe Powell, her husband Josh and their four childrenThe husband of a Christian blogger who died along with three of their children in a horrific road accident in Oxford has spoken of an "abundance of loss" in a moving tribute to his family. Josh Powell survived the crash along with 18-month-old daughter Penny.  His wife, Zoe,... Read more

Swiss Missionary Kidnapped in 2016 Is Killed by Islamist Extremists

Swiss Missionary Kidnapped in 2016 Is Killed by Islamist Extremists A Swiss missionary who was kidnapped in January 2016 has been killed by Islamist extremists.The woman, Beatrice Stckli, was apparently killed by kidnappers of the Islamist terrorist organization Jamaat Nasr al-Islam wal Muslim (JNIM) about a month ago, according to the Swiss Foreign Ministry.Christianity Today... Read more

Tributes pour in for ‘delightful’ Christian blogger and children killed in car crash tragedy

Zoe Powell, her husband Josh and their four childrenThere has been an outpouring of prayer following the tragic death of a Christian blogger and three of her children in a horrific car crash this week.  Zoe Powell, 29, was killed with three of her children, Phoebe, 8, Amelia, 4, and Simeon, 6, when their Subaru... Read more

Tribe That Formerly Practiced Witchcraft and Killed Missionaries Turns to God

Tribe That Formerly Practiced Witchcraft and Killed Missionaries Turns to God The Yali Tribe in Papa New Guinea, which used to kill missionaries, practice witchcraft and engage in cannibalism, is now following God and graciously accepting 2,500 Bibles flown to them.One-thousand four hundred of the Bibles were children's Bibles, while the rest of them were... Read more

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, October 2, 2020 (Morning Star News) Two young Christian women and a 6-year-old boy were killed this week while other Christians were kidnapped or slain as uncontested lawlessness by Fulani herdsmen continued in Nigeria, sources said.In Plateau state the herdsmen attacked Kpachudu village in Miango District,... Read more

2,500 Bibles sent to remote tribe that once killed missionaries

During the month of August MAF flew several flights of Bibles to the Yali people. They had received their translation back in 2000 but you can imagine what a bible might look like after 20 years in rough interior of Papua. What a joy to bring in new Bibles for the people and a for... Read more

Pastor, Wife Killed in Tragic Accident, 3 Children Survive

Pastor, Wife Killed in Tragic Accident, 3 Children Survive A Texas Pastor and his wife were killed in a tragic automobile accident in New Mexico, The Christian Post reports.Kenny Comstock, executive pastor of Crossroads Church in Odessa, Texas and his wife, Melissa are survived by three children, Natalie (6), Camden (4) and 1-year-old Carver. According to... Read more

Christian Boy in Uganda Feared Killed in Ritual Sacrifice

Christian Boy in Uganda Feared Killed in Ritual Sacrifice NAIROBI, Kenya, September 29, 2020 (Morning Star News) A Christian boy has been killed after a woman said to be a radical Muslim opposed to his fathers conversion from Islam sold him and his sister to a witchdoctor for ritual sacrifice, their father said.Sulaiman Pulisi, a... Read more

China Changes Bible Story, Says Jesus Killed Woman Caught in Adultery: I, Too, Am a Sinner

China Changes Bible Story, Says Jesus Killed Woman Caught in Adultery: I, Too, Am a Sinner The biblical story of Jesus saving the woman caught in adultery has been twisted and given a new ending in a Chinese textbook, with Jesus killing the woman and telling her that He, too, is a sinner, according to... Read more

Twin Sisters Kidnapped, Pastor and Three Other Christians Killed in Nigeria

Twin Sisters Kidnapped, Pastor and Three Other Christians Killed in Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, September 22, 2020 (Morning Star News) A church elder was shot as his daughters were kidnapped in northwest Nigeria on Friday (Sept. 18), days after a pastor and three other Christians in a north-central state were killed earlier this month.Hassana and Hussaina... Read more

Christian Killed in Fulani Herdsmen Ambush in North-Central Nigeria

Christian Killed in Fulani Herdsmen Ambush in North-Central Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, September 21, 2020 (Morning Star News) Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (September 17) shot a Christian who was riding on a motorcycle with a policeman in north-central Nigeria, sources said.Sati Bulus, a member of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Malul village in... Read more

Two-thirds of U.S. Young Adults Unaware 6 Million Jews Were Killed in the Holocaust, Poll Shows

Two-thirds of U.S. Young Adults Unaware 6 Million Jews Were Killed in the Holocaust, Poll Shows Nearly two-thirds of young adults in the United States do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, according to a surprising new survey that also shows Holocaust denial is prevalent on social media.The poll of... Read more

Hundreds of Ethiopian Christians Killed in Coordinated Attacks by Extremists since June

Hundreds of Ethiopian Christians Killed in Coordinated Attacks by Extremists since June In Ethiopia, throughout the summer, Muslim extremists have carried out an onslaught of anti-Christian attacks that have left hundreds dead and thousands displaced.According to the Barnabas Fund, an international persecution watchdog, the attacks on Ethiopian believers appear to be coordinated and carefully planned.These... Read more

Pastor, 16-Year-Old Girl among 11 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Pastor, 16-Year-Old Girl among 11 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, August 21, 2020 (Morning Star News) A 16-year-old girl, a father of nine children and a church pastor were among 11 Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen this week in southern Kaduna state, sources said.On Tuesday (Aug. 18) in Zangon Kataf County,... Read more

As Outcry Grows, 37 More Christians Killed in Nigeria

As Outcry Grows, 37 More Christians Killed in Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, August 18, 2020 (Morning Star News) Amid a groundswell of domestic and international condemnation of unchecked violence by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria, 37 more Christians were killed in Kaduna state so far this month, sources said.Following the slaughter of 33 Christians in Zangon... Read more

In Nigeria, a young widowed mother leans on God after extremists killed her husband

Rose with her two daughters(Photo: Open Doors UK) Each day this week Christian Today is sharing stories of persecuted Christian women who have leant on Christ and been strengthened to pull through the incredible hardships they have faced: Rose, from Nigeria, is bravely bringing up her daughters as a single mother after extremists killed her... Read more

Boko Haram has killed more people than the Islamic State – Mission Network News

Nigeria (MNN) Todd Nettleton ofThe Voice of the Martyrs USA describes a trip to a Nigerian church. As we walked into the service, there were uniformed young people from within the church, who stayed outside to keep an eye on things outside of the building while we were inside holding the worship service. I asked,... Read more

14 Christians killed in Nigeria attack

Men march along a truck carrying the coffins of people killed by the Fulani herdsmen, in Makurdi, Nigeria on January 11, 2018.(Photo: Reuters)Another village raid in Nigeria has reportedly left 14 members of a Baptist church dead.  Morning Star News reports that the Christians were killed in a raid in Kogi state that is believed... Read more

Pastor, 5-Year-Old Boy among 10 Christians Killed in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

Pastor, 5-Year-Old Boy among 10 Christians Killed in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, July 28, 2020 (Morning Star News) Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Friday (July 24) killed a church pastor, a 5-year-old boy and eight other Christians in attacks in north-central Nigeria, sources said.The boy, Joel Cephas, and the Rev. Shamah Kuyet... Read more

Young Mother Is Fifth Christian Killed in India in Two Months

Young Mother Is Fifth Christian Killed in India in Two Months NEW DELHI, July 27, 2020 (Morning Star News) A 26-year-old mother became the fifth Christian in two months to be killed in India last week when she refused to hand over her daughter to be raped by Hindus who had assaulted the... Read more

‘Global Body of Christ’ Steps Up: $250,000 Raised for Family of Pastor Killed on Roadside

'Global Body of Christ' Steps Up: $250,000 Raised for Family of Pastor Killed on Roadside An online fundraiser for the family of a Texas pastor killed in a roadside accident passed the $250,000 mark Wednesday thanks to donations from friends, acquaintances and even individuals who didnt know the minister.John Powell, the pastor of... Read more

11 Christians killed in latest attack in Nigeria

Men march along a truck carrying the coffins of people killed by the Fulani herdsmen, in Makurdi, Nigeria on January 11, 2018.(Photo: Reuters)Eleven Christians were killed in an attack on a village in Kaduna state, north-western Nigeria, on Monday.  Around 50 armed Fulani herdsmen invaded the village of Gora Gan at around 7pm on Monday... Read more

Fourth Christian killed in India in less than two months

Pastor Munshi Devu Tado with his wife Jaini and one of their four children.(Photo: Morning Star News)Maoists in Maharashtra state killed a church pastor on 10 July, the fourth death of a Christian for their faith in India since late May, sources said. In Bhatpar village, Gadchiroli District in the western peninsular state, pastor Munshi... Read more

Over 1,200 Christians killed in Nigeria in first half of 2020 – human rights group

The Cathedral Church of Christ in Lagos, south Nigeria, where Christians are relatively free to worship without fear, unlike in the northern regions where they have been killed in large numbers.(Photo: Unsplash/Temitayo Aina)Over 1,200 Christians were slaughtered in Nigeria in the first six months of 2020, according to a human rights group based there. The... Read more

Five killed in South Africa church hostage situation

Suspected attackers on the ground(Photo: i24)A hostage situation at a church in South Africa left five people dead.  At least 40 people were arrested after the attack on the church in the town of Zuurbekom on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Saturday morning.  The attack took place at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and was... Read more

Fourth Christian in Less than Two Months Killed in India

Fourth Christian in Less than Two Months Killed in India NEW DELHI, July 13, 2020 (Morning Star News) Maoists in Maharashtra state killed a church pastor on Friday (July 10), the fourth death of a Christian for their faith in India since late May, sources said.In Bhatpar village, Gadchiroli District in the western... Read more

‘God’s Going to Take Care of My Son’: Father of 19-Year-Old Believed to Be Killed in ‘CHOP’ Gives Heartbreaking Interview

'God's Going to Take Care of My Son': Father of 19-Year-Old Believed to Be Killed in 'CHOP' Gives Heartbreaking Interview The father of a 19-year-old man killed in Seattles Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone says he doesnt know what happened to his son, but that he is trusting God.Somebodys kids did that... Read more

Christian Father of Two Killed in Jharkhand State, India

Christian Father of Two Killed in Jharkhand State, India HYDERABAD, India, July 3, 2020 (Morning Star News) When Kande Munda heard a knock on his door one night last month, the Christian father of two knew it was likely the same thugs and their colleagues in his area of Jharkhand, India who had... Read more

Day of the Christian Martyr remembers thousands killed for their faith

Release International is marking Day of the Christian Martyr today, 29 June, to remember those killed for their faith.  The charity, which supports persecuted Christians in dozens of countries, estimates that some 4,000 Christians die each year for their faith - 11 every day.  "Each year, churches around the world remember the deaths of the... Read more

Who Really Killed Emmanuel and Juliana Bileya

Earlier this month, a Christian Reformed Church (CRC) pastor and his wife were shot and killed while working some farmland owned by their church in Nigeria. The death of Emmanuel and Juliana Bileya made international headlines. Bileya had a ThM from Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was finishing up his doctor of... Read more