What do the people below
have in common?
Ms. Li Ying is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for her work with an "unofficial" Christian magazine in China. She cannot have a Bible in prison and is forced to work 15 hours a day on goods for export. She has been in prison since April 2001.
Rhanja Masih is serving a life sentence after being accused of throwing a rock at an Islamic sign in Pakistan. Rhanja, is a Christian in a very Muslim nation and says the claims are untrue. Under Pakistani law, he could be facing the death penalty! He has been in prison since May 1998.
Sung Seo Pao is an evangelist to his Hmong people in Vietnam. He was arrested in 1990 and released after eight months with a warning not to preach the gospel. Sung obeyed God rather than man. He was re-arrested in May of 1995 and is serving an 11-year sentence. He hasn't seen his wife or children (he has 6) in almost two years.
These are just three examples of our Christian brothers and sisters facing horrific persecution for their love for Jesus Christ. Each one could avoid the pain if they simply denied Christ. They refuse. In fact many feel it is an honor to suffer for Christ and have taken opportunities to share with their fellow inmates.
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