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The Lord is Our Strength

We shared Tabitha and Mamun’s testimonies from Bangladesh, as well as some of their ministry in two previous posts. This family of five has faced much persecution over the years – beatings, stalking, death threats – but nothing compares to this: The rape of their daughter. Mamun* and Tabitha*’s daughter, Anna*, was gang raped by a group of six radical Muslims, […]

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“I Had Not Opened My Heart’s Door” | Mamun’s Story

Mamun* and his wife Tabitha*, have had a long and fruitful ministry within Bangladesh. They have faced extreme persecution, and many obstacles,yet have continued steadily in ministry. Here is Mamun’s testimony, followed by a look at his and Tabitha’s ministry. “I was born in an ethnic Hindu family and my group were very low in Hindu […]

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“A prayer started in my heart” | Tabitha’s Story

Tabitha* and her husband Mamun*  are among the most faithful missionaries with whom Harvest Bridge has the privilege of partnering. Not only is their ministry bold in the midst of opposition in Bangladesh, but their marriage is a beautiful example of Christ. They share deep respect for each other and carry out their ministry and parenting hand in […]

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I Was Honored to Suffer for Jesus

Pastor Malachi* is faithfully ministering with his family in the Andaman Islands, India. He reaches Andamanese, Nicobarese, and Kharia peoples. “I was born in Tamil Nadu, but my family moved to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands when I was five years old. We were not financially sound, but my parents did their best to provide a good […]

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2014

IDOP is meant for us to pray over our brothers and sisters. Pray for their struggles, pray for those who persecute them, pray for justice, but most importantly, pray for God’s glory.  We see God’s power in the darkest and most unexpected situations, and this story from Pastor Samuel* in Bangladesh exemplifies that truth. “I am a village doctor, […]

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Living Out 2 Timothy 4:2-5

In Pakistan, Christians not only face danger from radical Muslims, but are also challenged from those who pretend to be Christians, but really teach false doctrine, and persecute followers of Jesus. Because of the complexities of the situation, and possible increased danger, we will not refer to the religion by name, but only call it a cult. Here […]

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A Pauline Conversion

Paul like conversions still happen. Persecution has never gone away; sadly, it is not something that has suddenly started again in Iraq. However, we are glad that more and more people are becoming aware of the prevalence of the situation, not just in Iraq, but in other areas of the world as well. Sometimes it seems there […]