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Salina: Refusing to Deny Christ

(The following story was told to VOM contacts by Salina.)

My name is Salina, and I am 12 years old. I am the oldest of five children. I help my mother around the house, and I often take care of my younger brothers and sisters.

When I was 7, my father Soliman started hearing about Jesus from an evangelist. After asking many questions and thinking about what the evangelist said, my father decided to follow Jesus. He told me, my mother, and my brothers and sisters about Jesus. In a short time, our whole family became Christians!

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India: Attacks on the Rise


Prakash and the Bull
Prakash is a Hindu farmer in India. Hindu teachings tell of many gods, even though Hindus may believe in one main god. Hindus have great respect for idols of Hindu gods.

Prakash did not always behave well. Sometimes he drank a lot of liquor and got drunk. He attended Christian worship services from time to time. Perhaps he was looking for the truth and for answers to his problems.

One day, a stray bull wandered into Prakash’s field. Prakash threw a rock at the bull to scare it away. But Prakash was drunk, and he missed the bull. Instead he hit a Hindu idol standing at the edge of his field.

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Bangladesh: Praise and Promise


Meaningful Names
In Bible times, parents gave their children names with special meanings. Sometimes the names described how God was working in their family or their nation. For example, Samuel, meaning “heard by God,” was an answer to his mother’s prayer. Moses, who was drawn out of the water, had a name that means “drawn out.”

Today some parents in Bangladesh also give their children names with special meaning for Christians. Workers from The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) once met some Bangladeshi children named Praise and Promise.

Praise is 7 years old, and Promise is just a baby. Their father’s name is Stephen, and their mother’s is Anjali. (See Pastor Stephen’s photo at right. His eyes are covered to protect his identity.) The boys’ names show that their parents love God and trust in Him.

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