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GERMANY / USA

Saeed Abedini now safe after prisoner-swap
Dan Wooding 2015

Dan Wooding reports good news on long-awaited answered prayer…

Pastor Saeed Abedini, and two other Americans freed by Iran, safely arrived in Switzerland January 17, and then flew on to Germany for medical checkups, after leaving Iran as part of a prisoner swap. Naghmeh Abedini said in an initial Tweet, ‘Saeed just landed in Geneva. He is getting ready to leave to Germany. I should talk with Saeed in just a few hours! Thank you for your prayers!’
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MAGNOLIA, MASSACHUSETTS
Elisabeth Elliot receives her reward

Brian Nixon

 

 

Brian Nixon, Special to ASSIST News Service, recalls a special faithful servant of Christ…

Author, missionary, broadcaster, and a woman of deep faith, Elisabeth Elliot (b. 1926 in Belgium) received her reward on June 15, 2015.

Mrs Elliot was the daughter of missionaries to Belgium, having five other siblings. Her family moved to United States while she was young, growing up in Pennsylvania and later New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College where she studied Classical Greek and met her first husband, Jim Elliot. (more…)

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KIRKUK, IRAQ
Ten elderly escapees describe life under ISIS as Iraqi Christians still held by Islamic State ‘against their will’
Michael IrelandMichael Ireland, Senior Reporter, ASSIST reports:
More news has emerged about the situation of Christians who are still being detained in Islamic State (otherwise known as ISIS), after ten elderly Christians, some with disabilities, managed to escape. World Watch Monitor (WWM – www.worldwatchmonitor.org) says the group, eight men and two women, were ‘expelled’ by IS militants for refusing to convert to Islam. (more…)