Report: bibles4mideast.com Three young missionaries of the “Bibles for Mideast” abducted by Islamic terrorists on Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2016 in the Middle East. Two of them are pastors named Stephan (32 years old) and Samuel (29 years old) and one is an evangelist named James (30 years old).
These missionaries were admitted in the hospital because of a brutal attack by a group of Islamic extremists on 12th evening. Some people came by a bus stopped at them and saved them from the extremists and admitted into the hospital. Evangelist James was in a critical condition. All three were converted from Islam to Christianity.
Missionaries were going back home after a prayer service. On the way they met somebody on the road and talking him about Jesus Christ under a street light by holding Bibles and explaining with its verses.
At once the extremists jumped out on the missionaries from a dark corner and brutally beaten them with iron pipes. The attackers were screaming “Allahu Akbar,” and telling themselves “kill them…. kill them”, when they were beating the missionaries. They tear and thrown out the Bibles.
Suddenly few people came by a bus stopped at them and fought with the attackers. And the attackers have to run away from the spot. Bus travelers themselves took the pastors and evangelist and admitted them into the hospital.
Just last Friday (on 10th Jun) twelve believers from five Arab families were baptized in this place. On Sunday they were having worship service and the Lord’s Supper. Extremists attacked them when they return back home after the Lord’s Supper. Maybe they were provoked because of the Arab’s baptism.
When the missionaries were in the hospital they had a feeling that somebody watching them with a cruel intention. So they asked the doctors to discharge them from the hospital.
After the discharge they hired a fake taxi to reach home. (Fake taxi means, vehicles servicing without taxi permit and there are many fake taxis over here). Before entering the taxi they informed Pastor Paul, the Director of the Bibles for Mideast that they would reach home within 45 minutes. Also they informed there are two other fellow passengers sitting in the taxi (It is common that unknown passengers also will be travelling at the same taxi and they will get down at their own places after paying their charges).
Missionaries did not reach the home. They were kidnapped on the way. Driver and the fellow men were terrorists and they abducted them.
All three are family people.
Please pray for the abducted missionaries, their families, gospel teams and its members of the Bibles for Mideast, our director board, our house churches and the believers especially new believers from Islam. There are thousands of Muslims believing Jesus Christ in the entire Middle East.
We don’t fear about death, (For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Phil 1:21) and persecutions (Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are ye, when man shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you (Mt 5:10-12)”, for we have a great hope in our risen Lord Jesus Christ. (For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first (1 Thess 4:16).
Yes! Jesus said, I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (John 11:25).
Three months ago one of the voluntary minister of the Bibles for Mideast abducted in Libya by terrorists. Till now there is no news about him. Please pray for him and his family too.
Also please pray for the attackers and the abductors that they confess from their sins and experience the Salvation by accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. “Jesus gave His life as a ransom for many” (Mt 20:28). Christ Jesus is able to make any terrorist as His witness.
** Their names mentioned here are not according the official records, but given by the Holy Spirit through the baptism.
100 HOURS FASTING PRAYER; PLEASE JOIN WITH US
Bibles for Mideast declared and started 100 hours fasting prayer for our Lord’s will be done on the missionaries, who are abducted by the terrorists in the Middle East.
All the members of the Director Board, members of all gospel teams and house churches, and other believers participating for the fasting prayer. Nobody will eat or drink anything except pure water till the end of this fasting prayer. Here it is very hot and present temperature is 42° C. That’s the reason we decided to drink water when it is needed. Otherwise we wanted to avoid water too.
We request all of our prayer partners and all the children of God around the globe to join with us this fasting prayer by leaving at least one time food on these days and submit prayers to God. May our Lord kind on us and release Pastor Stephen, Pastor Samuel and Evangelist James from the terrorists according His will. He is Mighty. He will not make His children ashamed. “They looked unto Him, and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed (Ps 34:5)”.
Those who are unable to have fasting, please pray for it at least three times per day. God will hear our prayers and also will bless of those who are kneeling for prayers. “When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10).
Submit your prayers mainly for -----
--- the release of the missionaries Stephan, Samuel, James, Reji Joseph, Father Tom Uzhunnalil and each and every Christian who were abducted around the world according Lord’s will. (Reji Joseph who was abducted in Libya and Catholic priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil who was abducted in Yemen).
--- the mighty protection of persecuted Christians.
--- every Christian ministries around the globe to be fruitful.
--- the salvation of Muslims and other religions.
--- for stopping terrorist activities and confessing before Jesus Christ by accepting Him as their Lord and Savior.
--- the people of the Church must be purified themselves by the Blood of Jesus Christ to meet Him in His return on the clouds.
--- the peace on earth.
(Also please pray that our Lord give them grace and strength for those who continue 100 hours fasting prayer without any difficulties).