Welcome to our 7th carnival of Christians who are writing and praying for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. Once again, our hope and prayer is that you are encouraged by these writings and that you will find new friends and tell a few friends to join us.
Let's begin our carnival with a post from Egana's Tapdance who shares with us how singing for the persecuted has empowered her prayer life. This article includes a link to lyrics and a sound recording that I have been prayer-singing for the Christain women and unwanted children of rape in the Darfur conflict area."
Tidbits & Treasures writes about statistics from the China Aid Association that says that 1958 Christians are arrested yearly and Christians are continuing to be persecuted and arrested in China for fear of their corrupting future generations.
Hal from The Great Separation gives us a round up of news having to do with christian persecution ranging from rape, a murder of one man in police custody, to the thousands of arrests in China.
Jill from Home Learnin has written a short post about the blog the kids who went to Vietnam recently with The Voice of the Martyrs.
Lana who writes at The Byzantine Sacred Art Blog submits a post called "Remembering Kosovo's New Martyrs". Orthodox Christian Fathers, Rev. Hariton (Chariton) and Stefan, have joined the multitude of Christian New Martyrs after been abducted, tortured, mutilated and killed by Albanian Muslim KLA in Serbian province of Kosovo.
Cindy from Inspirational Korner shares her post called Pray for the Persecuted that she received from the Voice of the Martyrs newsletter. She hopes to inspire others to get involved with us.
Laura from Pursuing Holiness wrote about Todd Nettleton's excellent live-blogging of the Wear the Crown Conference.
Jan at Counted Worthy shares a post called Christians Who Suffer on the Front Lines and some thoughts she had after attending the Wear the Crown conference last week.
And our final entry comes from Brooks who writes at Jesus Christ, Final Sacrifice concerning what real faith looks like. He gives a look back at Abdul Rahman.
May the Lord Bless you all richly as you persevere for your faith and give you opportunities to bless His name and others. Have a great weekend.
We will return on July 5th with more great information for you!