Persecution Update for September 2010: Afghanistan

afghanistan1Following Christ in Afghanistan poses great risks. Radical Islamic law, sharia, mandates death for apostasy, and earlier this summer the deputy secretary in the Afghan parliament, Abdul Sattar Khawasi, called for Muslims who convert to Christianity to be executed. Faithful servants of Christ there are fully aware of the potential dangers they face, as was evidenced early in August when 10 Christian medical personnel were murdered by the Taliban. Yet their lives were given--not taken--for the Gospel. Pray for special grace for the family and friends of those who were killed, as well as for strength for those who continue to shine for Christ in Afghanistan.