Friday, February 22, 2013

Recent news about Christians persecuted in Saudi Arabia and China

Two recent news items have appeared about persecution of Christians in Saudi Arabia.  Such news always reminds us to pray daily for the persecuted Church around the world.   It also leads us to give thanks to God for the religious freedom that we have in the United States.  And it reminds us that we need to use the opportunities that  God has given us to practice the faith and share it with others.

Persecution of Christians in Saudi Arabia:

Persecution of Christians in China:


  1. Thank you for posting this. It is important for our church leaders to keep these in mind when they decide to cooperate with these governments when doing "mission" work.

  2. Just to share that a book “Abundant Harvest: Stories of Asian Lutherans” edited by Edmond Yee has just been published. It is now widely circulated and read in Asia & USA. This book is indeed very interesting as it recorded the stories of how God work in and through the lives of hundreds of Asian Lutherans spanning from India to Japan, covering Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. It contains the stories of my own bishop, theologian, pastor and lay leaders of the Lutheran Church in Singapore. The mission work in Asia by LCMS, ELCA and other Lutheran bodies are recorded for posterity. If you are interested to know about Lutheranism in Asia, this 475 page book may be useful. It can be ordered from Lutheran University Press, see

    Thank you.

    Yours respectfully,
    Martin Yee