When was the last time you visited The Voice of the Marytrs Canada's website? Well, if you haven't for awhile, then I want to encourage you, especially if you live in Canada. Glenn Penner, my friend, does wonderful work there in Canada, and he also writes a wonderful blog that you may be interested in visiting.
The reason I bring this up today is because Glenn was mentioned by our friends at Mission Network News today in their daily newsletter. The following is from MNN.
Pakistan (MNN) -- Current Pakistani protests over the British knighthood of author Salman Rushdie have raised fears over the future of Christians in the country. A mob attack on evangelicals last week appears to be symptomatic of religious hatred which seemingly has heightened. Glenn Penner of Voice of the Martyrs-Canada says, "It is a matter of harassment. Pakistani Christians face this on a daily basis--not being able to get decent work or facing discrimination in the workplace, if they can find jobs at all. Persecution isn't just incidents; it's an environment. And Pakistani Christians feel very much under pressure." Several Christians have fled the area in fear of further attacks. Penner urges prayer that Christians in Pakistan will not give in to fear. "It's a symptom of Christians who were attacked because they were involved in evangelistic work. They had been threatened. They had been told to cancel this evangelistic meeting. When they refused to do so, they were attacked.This is, unfortunately, not uncommon in Pakistan."
Full story: http://www.MNNonline.org/article/10074