|Frontline Fellowship Newsletters|
A Pattern of Persecution
Wherever Christians live alongside large numbers of Muslims they are under relentless attack. Even in countries where Christians outnumber Muslims, such as Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, churches are regularly attacked by Muslim Jihadists.
Pastor Mathayo Kachili of the Tanzania Assemblies of God in Buseresere was beheaded by a Muslim mob. The Geita Regional Police Commander's office issued a statement that the murder occurred during a confrontation when Muslims demanded the immediate closure of butcheries owned by Christians. Muslim youth armed with clubs and machetes attacked Chrisitians, injuring several people, some of whom are in critical condition.
Jesus said: "Lift up your eyes and look at the fields..." John 4:35
There are over 900 million people in nearly 2500 ethno-linguistic groups in Africa. Approximately 150 million Africans are overseas in what is called the African Diaspora. Africa's population growth rate is the highest in the world. Rapid population growth, overgrazing, poaching and deforestation have caused tremendous damage to local eco-systems, desertification and annihilation of wildlife.
Faith Under Fire in Sudan|
It was hot, extremely hot. Over 45 degrees Celsius in the shade! We had been walking since 2AM descending from one cluster of the Nuba Mountains across this great plain to ascend the other mountain range. I could feel blisters on my feet and heat rashes wherever my clothing rubbed against the skin. My backpack seemed to have increased in weight with every kilometre we carefully strode through the scorched earth of South Kordofan, scanning the sky for enemy aircraft and watching where we placed our feet to avoid landmines or trip wires.
Mission to Zambia|
My mission trip to Zambia coincided with intense rainfall and there was flooding in many of the areas visited. I had to drive through muddy, pot-holed roads and rivers, swamp areas and lakes, where thousands of homes, and many churches, were under water. However, none of this dampened the tremendous enthusiasm for the ministry and on numerous occasions, large numbers of people made public commitments to Christ at the end of the service.