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Churches being closed. 50 years after Gospel planted. Baptism & offering boxes forbidden.

Discussion in 'Persecuted Christians' started by LoricaLady, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. LoricaLady

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    • Nov. 21, 2019 | Algeria
      Authorities Continue to Close Churches
      [3] prayers in [2] nations have been posted for Closed churches.
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      Authorities shut down three more churches in Algeria last month. On Oct. 16, days after Christians protested the government's crackdown on churches, authorities forcibly removed Light Church worshippers from their building in north-central Algeria and sealed its doors. Read More.

    • Nov. 21, 2019 | Iran
      50 Years Since Seeds for the Gospel Were Planted
      [2] prayers in [1] nation have been posted for Gladys Bliss.
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      In October 1969, American missionaries Mark and Gladys Bliss and their children were traveling to visit believers in northern Iran when their car collided with another vehicle. All three of their children were killed along with the baby son of Haik and Takoush Hovsepian, who were traveling with them. Read More.

    • Nov. 21, 2019 | China
      Baptism and Offering Boxes Forbidden
      [2] prayers in [1] nation have been posted for Zhejiang Churches.
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      A new set of measures adopted in Zhejiang province now forbid changes in location, church growth, adjustment of service times and offering boxes. Local officials now control a church's number of attendees, service times and types of activities, and churches must have a supervision team. Read More.
     
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  2. dzheremi

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    There is a very informative movie produced about the life and work of Haik Hovsepian in Iran's Protestant house church movement called A Cry From Iran that I would recommend to anyone who wants to know more about the situation faced by Muslim-background believers in Iran. As you can probably tell by his (Armenian) name, Haik was not of a Muslim background, but many of the people in his church and others who he advocated for were, and he paid for his service with his life.

     
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  3. LoricaLady

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    Wow. Moving. I have lately been so impressed in hearing about Iranian Christians and their greatly increasing numbers. Very humbling. They often seem far more like 1st century believers than those in the western world.
     
  4. Dave G.

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    Iraq too.

    We hear amazing stories from missionaries back from outreaches in hostile places at our annual conventions. I go to convention just to get inspired, though we are in a very tame if spiritually dead area ourselves lol.
     
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  5. LoricaLady

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    Just a thought. If you have the time, why not give us a glimpse of the stories you hear, on this forum, to inspire us too?
     
  6. Dave G.

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    I can give some stories but there is no way I can convey the anointing that they convey from the pulpit. That moving of God has to be experienced. Some also are sensitive areas that gets blanked out when the home church has internet broadcasts during services and one of these guys speaks or they show a video from there.
     
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  7. LoricaLady

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    Well, I'm sure some would be blessed and inspired by your stories.
     
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