Christian Teacher Threatened to Kill in Pakistan Unless Convert to Islam

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Moosa and family

Report: bibles4mideast.com

Moosa, 42, a Christian as well as teacher in a school in Pakistan. He and his family is under severe persecution and threatened to kill by Islamic fanatics.

“Either convert to Islam and teach the children Islamic sharia or get ready to die with your family with your hated religion”, fanatics charged blasphemy against him and gave him final warning.

Moosa was working in a school and taken classes in English, Urdu and social studies. And the Islam was also a subject for every teachers to teach the pupils. Recently government made changes to the school syllabus and teachers manual  for compulsory teaching of the Koran and Islamic prayers.

Certain fundamental teachers of Islam took this opportunity to inject hatred mentality to the children about Christians, Hindus and other minority people. They were teaching derogatory terms like :kafir”, which means infidel against Christians and also telling them that they are the spies of Israel, America and India.

“From the primary classes children are learning to fight against other religions and practicing terrorism”, Moosa reports to “Bibles for Mideast (http://bibles4mideast.com). “The process is easy to abuse and permits fanatical religious zealots to inculcate vulnerable young minds with their evil ideology”, he added.

He reported to  the head master, but reaction was very bad. A Muslim teacher came into his classroom, calling him “son of pig” (it’s very worst vulgar word to call someone)   and beat him up in front of his students.

He was threatened with death if he continued to speak out anything about the content of Islamic and Koranic classes.

Since then children have also been encouraged to shout abuse and spit at him.

He was beaten again by some other people at night. With tears he said that he found human excrement from many people in front of his door.

Later people asked him either convert to Islam or getting ready to die with your family with your hated religion.

Moosa and family seeks sincere prayers from the children of God.

Millions of Muslims Tasting Love of Jesus and Embracing Christianity

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Muslim women came to pray in a church. 

Report: bibles4mideast.com

Nobody can deny the fact that Millions of  Muslims converting to Christianity around the world these years. They are tasting the love of Jesus Christ and attracting unto Him. They feel no fear, but experiencing real freedom in Jesus Christ.. A major survey says that there are above  350 million people live their outward lives as Muslims, on the surface, but have secretly embracing Christianity.

In addition to the mass conversion of Muslims in Islamic countries, other reports which have been official for a few years have confirmed that over 6 million Muslims in Africa alone converting to Christianity every single year.

Many of the missionary organizations  involving evangelism on  Muslims around the globe. Because of the extreme persecution against Christians taking place all across the Middle East we cannot  publish all the details for their security and safety.

Bibles for Mideast” (http://bibles4mideast.com) itself has around 150 gospel teams  ministering among Muslims in different Asian, African and  Middle East nations. Out of it around 20 gospel teams are led by women evangelists. Many Muslim women are converting because of women evangelists. And also hundreds of volunteers joining with them for evangelism as well as laboring for their livelihood. And a number of prayer warriors kneeling down with fasting prayers behind these gospel teams.

Lord Jesus Himself guiding them by the Holy Spirit. Jesus also appeared to certain Muslims in dreams or visions” spontaneously and “showed them he was the real Savior and Lord”.

An unprecedented numbers of Muslims finding the truth and attaining Salvation of Jesus Christ day by day. And thousands of underground churches being opened and involved in worship services in the Muslim world and receiving baptism.

Thousands upon thousands turned to Christ and worshipping Lord Jesus in Bangladesh, India,  Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Maldives, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Tanzania, Cambodia, Somalia and many other Asian and African countries.

A vast number of Muslims turning to Christ very secretly  in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Jordan and Palestine. They worship in underground house churches. There are many  miracles of healing, delivering from evil spirits and even rising from the dead and answers to prayers happening in the mission fields and proving that Jesus is the Living Lord.

Even some members of Sheik (ruler) families also believing Jesus as Lord and facing persecutions like house arrest or imprisonment.

In December 2001, Sheikh Ahmad al Qataani, a leading Saudi cleric, appeared on a live interview on Aljazeera satellite television to confirm that, sure enough, Muslims were turning to Jesus in alarming numbers. “In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity,” Al Qataani warned. “Every day, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Every year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity.”

Stunned, the interviewer interrupted the cleric. “Hold on! Let me clarify. Do we have six million converting from Islam to Christianity?” Al Qataani repeated his assertion. “Every year,” the cleric confirmed, adding, “a tragedy has happened.”

There were only 17 Christians from Islam in Afghanistan on 2001. But there are more than 200,000 believers at present. Every week hundreds of baptisms being held there.

In 1990, there were only three known Christians in Kazakhstan and no Christians in Uzbekistan, but now more than 200,000 in Kazakhstan and 300, 000 in Uzbekistan. There were only 500 Christians in Iran on 1979, but millions of  Iranians believing Jesus Christ today, most of whom meet in underground house churches.

In Sudan, more than one million have converted since 2000, and some 5 million have become Christians since the early 1990s, despite a radical Islamic regime and an on-going genocide that has killed more than 200,000. Seminaries are being held in caves to train pastors to shepherd the huge numbers of people coming to Christ. Why such a dramatic spiritual awakening? “People have seen real Islam, and they want Jesus instead,” one Sudanese evangelical leader said.

One of the most dramatic developments is that many Muslims — including Shiites in Iran and Iraq — are seeing dreams and visions of Jesus and thus coming into churches explaining that they have already converted and now need a Bible and guidance on how to follow Jesus. This is the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy of Joel, “in the last days, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days….And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.” (Joel 2:28-32).

Even though persecution against Christians in Bangladesh is on the rise, so is the number of Muslims converting to Christianity. it is estimated that as many as 100,000 Muslims across Bangladesh have converted to Christianity in the last six years.

Pastor Faruk, a Christian convert from Islam in Bangladesh since 1995 said, “When I began my ministry in Kurigram, there was only one traditional Christian family and one Muslim background family. Now, almost 1,500 believers from Muslim backgrounds are glorifying God in this area”.

“Persecution will come more but the believers and I are ready to face it,” he added.

Millions of Muslims are converting to Christianity in India and facing hardships and persecutions.

A large number of Muslim refugees in Europe from Syria, Iran and Afghanistan converted to Christianity, with some churches conducting mass baptisms.

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Refugees receiving baptism

“I’ve been spat on, told that I’ve betrayed Islam. But through what I’ve learned, I can forgive them,” one refugee from Syria who was baptized as a Christian said in Germany.

“In Islam, we always lived in fear. Fear God, fear of sin, fear of punishment. However, Christ is a God of love,” an Iranian refugee said in Switzerland.

“I’ve been looking all my life for peace and happiness, but in Islam, I have not found it,”  tells Shima, another Iranian refugee.

In Austria there have been at least 300 applications for adult christenings in the first three months of 2016 alone, with up to 70 percent of those said to be refugees.

Within few years all of the Muslim nations will come to Christ by the work of the Holy Spirit. Satan knows it, that’s why he tries to discourage and destroy the Christian workers and the believers through terrorism, persecution and brutal murdering. But our Lord Jesus will have the final victory. Pastor Paul of the Bibles for Mideast said.

Idris, one of the Pastors of the Bibles for Mideast said, hundreds upon hundreds ordinary Muslims believing Jesus and secretly converting into Christianity by seeing brutal behavior of fanatics and terrorists towards Christians. Maybe this torturing is a purification of nominal Christians to have more faith and courage.

Jesus Cast Out Satan from Muslim Girl, She was Healed and Her Family Believed

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Report: bibles4mideast.com

Zaina, 20 years old Muslim girl from the Middle East.  She was suffering from heavy bleeding since last three years.

She consulted a Gynecologist. Doctor advised her for ultrasonography. She has done ultrasonography and doctor said that according ultrasonography there are several cysts in both of her ovaries. Therefore, Doctor advised her for hysterectomy. Since she is unmarried her parents were not willing for the hysterectomy and also at the same time they can’t afford to pay the expenses for hysterectomy.

She is from an ordinary family and her father is working in a shopping mall.

Few weeks ago, Zaina met a woman evangelist from Bibles for Mideast (http://bibles4mideast.com). Evangelist made friendship with her and became a regular visitor of her house.  Zaina’s mother, sisters and brothers liked her behavior and way of dealing.

Woman evangelist reported regularly to the headquarters about Zaina and her family and all of the gospel teams of Bibles for Mideast were praying for their salvation.

Slowly evangelist conveyed the gospel of Jesus Christ to them. But Zaina’s family was trying to convert the evangelist as a Muslim by telling about the Koran and Hadith.

One day the evangelist with two other fellow evangelists gone to see them with fasting prayer and shared the story about the woman who was having an issue of blood for twelve years and came behind Jesus and touched the border of His garment and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And told them that Jesus Christ is able to heal Zaina from the issue of blood if they believe in Him as savior and Lord.

The gospel teams of Bibles for Mideast were also fasting and praying for them on that day.

Zaina’s mother could not accept what the evangelists told for accepting Jesus. But Zaina asked them to pray for her. Zaina’s brothers and sisters kept quiet without any arguments.

While the evangelists prayed over Zaina, she became possessed and was screaming like a wild creature. She pushed the evangelists and told them not sending out from Zaina’s body and from that house.

Evangelists asked, “who you are and why you’re here?”

“A slave from Satan. Taking this family to the hell and destroy their generations!”, possessed Zaina told.

Evangelists told that Jesus Christ bruised the head of Satan by crucifixion on the Cross of Calvary and risen from the dead. Now Satan and his slaves are reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of our Lord’s great day. Zaina and family belongs to the Lord and heaven. Go away from here. Evangelists cast Satan out from Zaina in Jesus’ Name.

Zaina became unconscious and fallen down.

Evangelists prayed over her and she awoke with praising the Lord. She was very happy to tell them that Jesus came to her and healed her. She said that she is accepting Lord Jesus as her personal Savior.

At the same spot her sisters and brothers also accepted Lord Jesus. They convinced their mother and she too accepted Lord Jesus Christ.

Now very secretly they are all attending the worship services in an underground church with full of joy.

Testimony of Pastor Paul of the Bibles for Mideast, a former Muslim

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Picture: Pastor Paul in one of his demolished churches.

Pastor Paul’s testimony (upon request of many): bibles4mideast.com

I was born as the fourth child of a retired Principal of a higher Secondary School as well as an Islamic scholar and the president of the Jama’ath (parish of the mosque) committee. My family is an ancient, prominent and  orthodox Muslim  in South Asia.

More than 4000 Muslim families inhabiting in our area and some Hindus at suburbs. No Christians at all. There was not even a single Christian in the schools where I studied.

Our mosque is around thousand years old. My ancestors spread the religion of Islam in that place and established the mosque. My grandfather is the founder of present mosque. My ancestral home is very close to the mosque. The land revenue and the auxiliary records of the mosque were kept in my father’s name well into my boyhood.  My ancestors were entitled to Muslim priesthood by heredity. They had the designation as “Labba” with their names to indicate the priesthood.

In these circumstances, I was brought up with great regard and love for Islamic teachings and its practices and of my family. I did my religious education before I started regular schooling. No bad habits existed in the way of our family life. I even wrote and published  a book about the Qur’an.

My college education was held at a Christian institution. The vast majority of my college classmates were Christians. I was the only Muslim in the class. I had difficulty to mingle with my classmates in the beginning. But gradually I became close and intimate with them.

Actually it led me to evil associations and wretched habits. I started smoking, began to use drugs and alcohol, done streaking, being known as rowdy in the city. Damaging reports and ugly pictures concerning me began to appear in the newspapers. As a result my parents, brothers, sisters and dear ones were greatly disturbed.  It seemed I may have to discontinue my education.

By this time I became addicted on drugs and alcohol. My body began to shiver and I became very tense if I did not use drugs at the habitual times. I was on the watch-list of the Police. My parents cut off the money which they were giving me regularly. I had lots of friends, ready for any adventure, when I had money in my pocket. As a matter of fact my earlier friends became my sworn enemies in my period of trial. I lost my peace of mind.

It was at this juncture that some missionary students  gathered courage to talk to me. They claimed that Jesus is the Son of God, who was crucified for mankind. He rose from the dead and He is the King of Peace. They further claimed that if one believes in Him and confesses all sins he will become a new person. I could not even imagine that Prophet Isa (Jesus) is the son of God or that he was crucified and rose from the dead. I in turn exhorted them to reach heaven by believing in Islam which is the true religion. I had heated arguments with them on many occasions. They could only find fault with my wretched life, but could not prevail over my arguments or prove my ideas wrong.

But without losing heart, one day they brought some gospel tracts.  Those were based on the Bible which I considered forbidden, for it is abrogated. Hence I went into a rage. The thought that the advice that I had given them earlier regarding Islam, had made no impact on them increased my rage. I tore the tracts into pieces. With despicable words I threw the pieces into their faces and I gave warning that I would destroy them if they continued misleading others.

It was a serious matter that the students of priesthood in cassocks were publicly insulted and persecuted, especially in the compound of a Christian institution. It looked almost certain that I would be expelled from the college. I could also expect troubles from any direction.

The next day I went to the college armed with weapons, intending to cause violent incidents. When I entered the class, the missionary students ran to me and embraced me with love and joy. They surprised me by expressing regret for having caused mental distress on me. If the college was run by my religion and I was in the place of a missionary, surely I would not have let one free. In fact, I was touched by their love, kindness and gentle nature. The Holy Spirit, which reminds us about sin, righteousness and judgment, began to work upon me.

That night I found a piece of paper in a text book in my room. On it was written, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came to the world to save sinners, for whom I am the foremost” (1Tim 1:15). On the reverse side of the paper was written, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 6:23). I did not know those were the verses from the Bible. But I was overcome with thoughts.

All the sins, the excessions and violations that I had committed since childhood began to appear before me as if on a screen. I recognized all my iniquities, big and small. Each one of them transformed into a blister on my body. The blisters burst open and became sores. The flesh and bones, from where pus began to flow out, became very hot and began to melt. Worms were competing to get at the marrow of the bones. The pain was unbearable. The stench could not be described. I was being pulled into a bottomless pit. There was nobody to save me. I cried out, “God, save me”.

Then a man, holy, white and bright, descended from heaven and touched me. I understood it was Jesus. For a moment I closed my eyes with a heavenly joy, for His touch cooled my body and mind. When I opened my eyes all the blisters and sores had disappeared from my body. I am purified as if washed with a perfumed ointment. But Jesus, who came in bright and spotless, was now infected with blisters and sores. Pus and discharges were flowing out of them. Worms and maggots were roaming freely on his body. It was like an abominable, foul smelling creature.

Yes! “Surely he has borne our grieves and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our inequities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed” (Is 53:4-5).

Christ had taken on himself all my afflictions. I should have been condemned to death for all my sins.  But I saw Christ taking on all my sins and being crucified in my place for my sake.

Earlier I never believed that Christ was crucified.  I used to ask how our sins would be washed away by his death, even if he was crucified. But now I was convinced how and for what Christ died.

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21).

I saw Jesus breaking the tomb and rising up from the dead. He was more glorious and resplendent in resurrection than he descended from the clouds. I fell at his feet crying, “My Lord and my God”.

I do not know whether this experience which occurred to me in my own house in an area where there are no Christians,  is a dream, or a revelation or a vision. I was not at all believing such kind of matters. But this experience transformed me into a Christian.  It enabled me to throw away the old man and made me to become a new man. I received joy and peace, the like of which I never knew before.

I shared my conversion of mind and joy at the same night to my parents. Although they listened me, but tried to dissuade me saying this was only a trick played by Iblis (Satan).  But I was convinced that the loving God has saved me through His only Son and that I would inherit eternal life.

I was baptized in water as soon as I accepted Him as my personal Savior. Lord baptized me with the Holy Spirit and granted me gifts of the Spirit too.

But mine was by no means an easy path. Some of the community I formerly belonged to felt that my accepting Jesus Christ was an act of betrayal and they tried to take revenge. Once someone sprinkled sulfuric acid on my body.

One day I was narrating my Christian experiences to some of my friends near the mosque. Suddenly one of my cousin brothers stabbed me with a knife. My lower jaw was split. Everybody thought that I may die. But God saved me and made me a witness again at that place. He was making arrangements to kill me in another way and had a plan to convert it into a suicide.  For the same he was busily making a noose at the top of a tree. But a whirl wind blew and he fell with the branch of the tree.  He was near to death. Instinctively I wished for his death. But Jesus ordered me to love and nurse him as He had loved me when I was His enemy. At my initiative he was taken to the hospital and was in plaster for more than six months. When he recovered, he accepted Jesus as his Savior.

The Jama’ath (mosque) authorities chained me, shaved my head, locked me in an underground cellar when yet another person became a Christian.  When I tried to escape acid was sprayed on me. I was beaten up several times and even lost a few teeth. I considered these experiences as lucky tips in the name of Jesus and as a symbol of my spiritual fervor.

The Lord visited a few more people who caused trouble on me. Most of them have been led to believe in Jesus.

I have two sons and one daughter. A terrorist group had sent a wing under a commander to destroy my entire family. He managed to make my children consume poison, and all of the three of them were in the hospital in a critical stage. My daughter, though, remained in coma for nearly 30 days. Her recovery was just like someone being raised from the dead. The commander, who wanted to kill us was shaken to see the power of our Lord in action. He too became a follower of Jesus Christ and dedicated himself to work for Him as a missionary and winning many souls unto His fold.

I and one of my assistant pastors were severely beaten in a village by a mob and they burned down our prayer hall. God alone has saved me. Recently our Lord has enabled me to overcome a murder attempt. By making an accident somebody tried to kill me and I have undergone the treatment. While I was in the hospital my wife and children also faced a murder attempt at home and God saved them miraculously.

I must mention that my parents, my brothers and sisters were all devout Muslims. Most of the seniors are Hajis (man who did pilgrimage to Mecca is called Haji) and Hajjummas (woman who did pilgrimage to Mecca is called Hajjumma). Having let Jesus Christ into my life, I was ex-communicated and for quite some time was not allowed to have any contacts with my parents and the extended family. I and my wife felt sad about it and brought this matter to the Lord in prayers. Gradually, I began to re-establish links with my people through letters and telephone calls. Finally, a day came when they had accepted the fact that I worship Jesus Christ, visited my place and stayed with us and their grandchildren. I spoke to them about the love of God. They left, and we had maintained good contacts since then.

Later I was told that just two days before his death, my father accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior because he had had a vision of Jesus with the marks left by the nails and His hands and feet. My mother too became a believer shortly before her death.

My deep burden is reaching gospel to the unreached, especially to the world of Islam and winning them unto the salvation of Jesus Christ at any cost. “Bibles for Mideast” (http://bibles4mideast.com) spreading the Word of God in Asia, Africa and Middle East by God’s grace because of the prayers of many.

Read following stories.

Story of WND:   http://www.wnd.com/2016/04/pastor-counts-cost-of-smuggling-bibles-into-mideast/

Story of God Reports: http://blog.godreports.com/2013/07/india-pastor-beaten-left-for-dead-survives-then-gets-leukemia-finds-a-miracle-in-jesus/

ANS News story:  http://across.co.nz/PersecutionHard.html

Drug Addicted Young Muslim meets Jesus and became His Witness

Report: bibles4mideast.com

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Sameer  was born and brought up in a fanatic Muslim family. He strictly followed the practices of Islam.

Whenever he was doing namaz (namaz is the ritual prayers prescribed by Islam to be observed five times a day), he was reciting Du’a (personal supplication) too. He used to say in his Du’a, “I am facing so many problems in my own personal life and family life. I do not know how to overcome it.   Please hear my prayer, answer me and help me to come out from all my troubles”.

When  he was in late twenties, he found his problems were not decreasing; but more increasing. He felt mental agony and it lead him to the mental depression. He hated life. Suicidal attempt  and angriness  were consumed in his mind. He lost sleep. Friends prescribed and supplied him “Mandrax” tablet,  crushed and mixed with Dagga to  smoke in a Dagga pipe. Slowly it was not enough to get sleep and began to inject it.  And he became a complete drug addict and alcoholic.

Drugs were the name of the game and it seemed to help until the tolerance built up and he was looking for the next fix. A life of drugs, alcohol, and girls was covering the problem of depression. Although it masked the feelings of emptiness, deep inside it was still there. Wherever he went or whatever he did depression was following closely.

One day Sameer’s heart was broken because of a bad relationship with a vulgar woman. He thought he is not capable to continue this life. He decided to commit suicide. And he climbed on a tree with a rope for hanging himself.

Few yards away there was a gospel convention was going on. Pastor Paul of the “Bibles for Mideast” (http://bibles4mideast.com),  was preaching. In his message Sameer was heard through the loud speaker, “O the man who are going to commit suicide, you don’t have to die, for our Lord Jesus Christ  crucified and died for you and granted  you peace and life.   He died as a ransom for your sins and raised from dead to  glorify you as His child. If you believe in Jesus you will be saved from sin, iniquities and all of your problems”.

It strikes in his heart.  He turned back from the decision of ending his life.  He moved to the convention ground.

People became afraid of seeing Sameer. Because he was fully alcoholic and also holding a rope in one of his hands. Secondly, he is a fanatic muslim and the one who is preaching the gospel is a converted Christian from Islam. So people thought he is coming to attack the preacher. Somebody tried to rescue the preacher. But preacher asked him to come to the platform.

Sameer explained what was happened and asked for prayers. Pastor told him more about Jesus and Sameer knelt down before the Lord.  There were some other pastors too along with Pastor Paul. They all put their hands together on Sameer’s head and prayed.

While they were praying over him, Sameer had a  Vision that he was like a sheep attacked by wild animals and held among the thorns in a jungle. He thought his life is going to end. Suddenly  Jesus appeared like a shepherd, saved him from wild animals, took out from the thorns and carried him  in His shoulder. Then Jesus walked a long distance and  kept him in a fold of sheep inside of a beautiful and strong fence.  Jesus said to him, “You are my child. I have marked you upon my palms as your savior. Be my witness”

He  cried out to God, “Lord I accept you as my savior. I will be your witness”.

Within few days he was baptized. Now he is witnessing our Lord Jesus Christ as an evangelist of “Bibles for Mideast”.

It is Five Years the Teenage Sisters Shot Dead for Reading the Bible

Report: bibles4mideast.com

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Picture above: Dead bodies of Arifa and Akhtar.

It is over five years the  two teenage sisters named Arifa, 17, and Akhtar, 19, were kidnapped and gunned down by “Lashkar-e-Taiba”, a Pakistan based Islamic militant terrorist group in in Indian-controlled northern Kashmir, bordering Pakistan.

The victims were the daughters of Gulam Nabi Dar, who was working as a salesman of a government ration shop.

The girls were illiterates, but doing embroidery works as well as attending classes to learn read and write in an adult education center which was run by an underground ministries of the “Bibles for Mideast (http://bibles4mideast.com)”. Though they were Muslims, they believed in Jesus Christ and attend prayer services and began to read the New Testament.

Once, Pastor Paul, who is the Director of Bibles for Mideast and also a converted Christian from Islam shared his testimony along with the message of the gospel in that small community. After the message  Arifa and Akhtar together read Isaiah Chapter 53 and declared their faith in Jesus Christ and accepted Him  as their Savior and Lord.

The very next day evening they were shot dead after abduction by at least three gunmen.

Certainly,  the militants might have come to know about the underground ministries and the girls’ involvement in its activities.

Militants barged into the house and forcibly took the girls, Their bullet riddled bodies were later found some distance away from their home. One of them was shot in the left eye.

Police sources said that the gunmen managed to escape under the cover of darkness.

The teenagers family was living in two rooms and their father was not yet reached back home from his work place.

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Picture: Arifa and Akhtar.

At time of incident there were two other women, both aunts of Arifa and Akhtar in the house, besides a young girl, and a relative who had come to visit the family. The women raised an alarm and ran after the gunmen, but stopped following threats from the gunmen. Their elder brother was living with his maternal uncles house at another village while as their younger brother was at home when they were abducted and brutally murdered.

“One of the gunmen was covered his face by a black muffler. Only his eyes were visible. Two others followed him. They were speaking Urdu. One spoke a few words in Kashmiri,” said their younger brother Gulam Jeelani.

After this incident, local missionary Pastor Idris and his assistant were attacked with steel pipes. Pastor’s legs were broken.  Pastor Paul and family also threatened to kill and brutally attacked three times.

Lashkar-e-Taiba, or the ‘Army of the Righteous’, seeks to introduce an Islamic state in South Asia and to “liberate” Muslims in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

India has identified the group as the alleged masterminds behind the 2008 terror attack on the Indian financial capital of Mumbai that killed 166 people.

Snake Goddess Transforms Tongue of the Word of God

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Picture above: Girl feeding snake held sacred.

Report: bibles4mideast.com

She is known as “Nagamma” which means snake mother. She was a well known sorcerer of her native in South Asia. People in the community used to worship her as a snake goddess, brought her offerings, and prostrated themselves before her. But a powerful encounter with Jesus in a dream turned her away from black magic to follow the living, true God.  Now her name is Maria (Mary).

Here is her own words, “My father was a wizard of leadership among our people. He practiced black magic. My family is part of the Hindu Dalit class on the lowest rung of the society, sometimes known as untouchable.

I loved many idols and practiced witchcraft under the direction of my father. The Snakes were my favorite gods. As a child I fed the local snakes, carrying milk to the edge of their snake holes.

We had many idols of serpents in a special temple dedicated to snakes in my community. They were located under a fig tree.

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Pictures:  Worshiping snake gods.

When I was 12 years old, a snake raised its head and bit me as I tried to feed it with milk. My parents took me to the local doctor (not a medical practitioner), but he was not fully able to remove the poison of the serpent from my body.

After three days my condition has improved, but the unusual side effects remained. I had a total change in my body and mind. My color has also changed as blue. I started acting like a snake. I always wanted to stay and sit in the temple of snakes. Then my people regarded me as the goddess snake. My father was the one who first announced that I was the snake goddess.

People in the surrounding area began to bring milk, fruits and flowers for me as offerings and fell down before me on the floor. They wanted to get a touch with my pretense of being blessed. They even gave their money offers.

As word spread about the goddess snake became famous throughout the region.

I asked if I could visit their homes. They asked their black magic spells to bring blessings on them and destroying their enemies. My parents made money with it.

Some missionaries of Bibles for Mideast (http://bibles4mideast.com) have biblical brochures for our family and talked about Jesus Christ, but my father confronted the men telling them that I was a goddess and they should follow me, instead of Jesus.

In the year 2013 I perform black magic in the house of a family with a small child, when something unusual happened. Satan instructed me that there was a golden treasure in that house and I should sacrifice the child of less than three months old to find the treasure.

However, there followed a spiritual battle for the life of that child. As the supernatural war raged around her, suddenly it became troubled and I was very perturbed. I could not complete the black magic then out of that house.

When I sleep at night I had a remarkable dream.

A white and handsome man came to me and sat beside me. I noticed my room filled with full of light and no darkness at all. The man showed me his hands. His hands were with brands as if they were injured by nails, bearing the marks of crucifixion.

He told me: “My daughter, you are dear to me. I am your Lord and God. I give the treasure of peace and eternal life. I am the door”. He continued, “Those who come to me will be saved; they will go in and out and will find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that you might have life -. Life in all its fullness”.

Nagamma recognized the man in her dream as Jesus Christ! Overwhelmed with emotion, she knelt before Him and accepted Him as her personal Savior and Lord.

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Picture: Nagamma, now called Maria (left) receiving the Bible.

In the days that followed, I changed my heart led to bold actions. I myself broke all the idols and temple of snakes. My parents and those who believed in me did not like it. They told me I was mad. They tied me to a tree and beat me. Many other persecutions I faced. But I did not lose my faith in Jesus and wanted to enter into the fold of Jesus Christ through baptism”..

Nagamma personally requested Pastor Paul of Bibles for Mideast and his gospel team for the baptism.  She herself chosen a new name “Maria” as her baptismal name. The Lord has anointed her by the Holy Spirit. Her family, her parents and brothers now believing Jesus Christ and they made a prayer tent for worshiping Jesus Christ at the same place where they were having serpent’s temple.  He is using her as a good weapon for the salvation of many people in their region through “Bibles for Mideast”.