Persecution Update for August 2009: Pakistan

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Pakistan continues to allow radical Muslims to harass and persecute Christians.  Last month 500 Muslims burned over 100 homes of Christians, even throwing acid on some of the women and children.  The local Islamic mosques broadcasted messages to provoke the Muslims to riot against the Christians.  Also, human rights activist Joseph Francis, who has unselfishly defended scores of Christians in court, was arrested last month on false charges. Only intercession asking for special grace for the suffering Church in Pakistan will bring about any real change.  Pray, too, that these incidents will result in the furtherance of the Gospel.