On Saturday I shared with you an unbelievable hit piece against The Voice of the Martyrs and other ministries that help the persecuted church, and today I wanted to address a few errors that Sophia Tesfamariam made in her "article".
In the article she said, "One such radical Christian fundamentalist, Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs, someone who also entered Eritrea twice, pretending to be a “humanitarian worker”..."
Here's the facts, Todd Nettleton has only been to Eritrea ONCE and he didn't go on a humanitarian worker visa and pretending to be a "humanitarian worker." My source for this information is Todd Nettleton. Tesfamariam's source - incorrect.
Tesfamariam also postulates that Christians are NOT under persecution in Eritrea, and yet we currently have three Eritrean prisoners that you can see for yourself on www.prisoneralert.com
One wonders how she would explain the fact that Christians are in prison if Eritrea is such a bastion of peace and religious harmony?
In fact, in May of 2002 all Christian denominations other than Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox (read: EVANGELICALS) were told to STOP having public services. Their churches were closed by this tolerant and freedom-loving government.
I also wonder how Tesfamariam would answer the three prisoners from Eritrea who have collectively been imprisoned for 2069 days. Two of the prisoners, Haile Nayzgi and Dr. Kiflu Gebremeskel have been imprisoned for 1184 days each, and Kidane Weldou has been imprisoned for 885 days.
Ms. Tesfamariam, we respectfully ask you to correct your errors.
And dear readers, we ask that you pray for Ms. Tesfamariam and also for the prisoners. You can also still write them by visiting this special page just for Eritrean prisoners.