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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Christian Pakistani teen escapes death
Family planned her demise after she refused to recant her faith

Posted: August 30, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

A Pakistani teen who embraced Christianity has escaped death at the hands of her family, who unsuccessfully demanded she recant her faith, an international ministry group says.

Voice of the Martyrs said the girl, identified only as Diana, now is in hiding for her life.

She grew up in a strict Islamic family in Pakistan, the group said, and her life was "typical" until she met a girl named Mary who was a Christian, and Diana decided to embrace the faith.

"When Diana’s family learned that she had become a Christian, they repeatedly beat her and insisted she return to Islam," the organization, which ministers to the persecuted Christian church worldwide, said.

"But Diana refused. She was then forced to a local canal where her uncle put a pistol to her head and gave her one last chance to return to Islam. Diana replied, ‘You can kill me if you want. I will not leave Christ,’" VOM confirmed.

"It was then," VOM said, "that Diana’s uncle noticed an extremely poisonous black cobra swimming in the canal. Believing he could escape any prosecution for his niece’s death, he threw her into the path of the cobra."

Miraculously, Diana, who could not swim, escaped and went into hiding, VOM said.

"She recently told Voice of the Martyrs, ‘Jesus was crucified for us. Can we not endure some of the same for Him?"

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Comments on: "Christian Pakistani teen escapes death" (5)

  1. Ciao Gerry,
    Wow, what a post, it is really awful how some are out to distroy Christians, even to the point of killing another human being.
    Sam told me last week, that a young Christian man that went in the army in Egypt, (because at a certain age, all men HAVE to go to service, it is not a choice that they have, once they turn a certain age, and finish their schooling. they MUST go, or are killed) this young man of only 18 years old, was confrunted by a Muslim boy, and because the Christian boy would not turn from his Christian faith, and become Muslim, the Muslim boy beat him to death. And for this the Muslim think that they will have better rewards in their after life…what a sad, sad thing.
    We must stand together and pray for those people, that God will show them the way, and the true saviour, and pray for all the Christians that face these kinds of battles every day.
    I am so blessed to have been brought up in a country that I have freedom of religion, and freedom to go to church, freedom to speak to others about Christ, freedom to read my bible in the street, sidewalk, or bus. But for others, they are killed for such a thing.
    I had spoke to Sam about witnessing to others to tell them about Christ, and he told me that in his country, they are not allowed to do this, they are killed right away for speaking about such things.
    Keep up the Great Work here Gerry.I always enjoy my visits here so much.
    God Bless You

  2. thanks for sharing this! as usual, it ministered to me ways you\’ll never know…

  3. a very powerful testimony.  puts north americans to shame since we do not have to endure that harsh of persecution, at most we get laughed at and or thought to be foolish, OH MY!!! what we have to endure (sacrasm).  Thank you for sharing such a wonderful encounter of anothers struggles.
    Gerry, my self and my husband are now in Winnipeg and offically starting our classes to become ministers in the Salvation Army.  Come visit my blog anytime and see what we are going through and all the fun stuff that we will be doing in the up coming months to prepare ourselves for full time ministry.  I am scared out of my pants as to what the school work will be like, but I am excited about the hands on issues that we will be getting into.

  4. Ciao Gerry
    Just passing through this morning and thought that I would stop in and say Hi.
    God Bless You my Brother.
    Hugs & kisses

  5. Wow, amazing how God provides shelter to all who need it! Thank You Lord for our sister who refused to deny You!! God bless you Gerry!!
    Cath 🙂

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