Evangelist Graham: ‘Thousands Turn To Christ In Vietnam During Historic Festival’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham says thousands of people accepted his invitations to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior during a historic Christian festival in communist-run Vietnam where authorities have oppressed religious minorities. "As the Holy Spirit worked in hearts, at least 4,500 people over two nights came forward publicly during the invitations, both inside the sports complex and outside in the extended area, to make life-changing decisions for Christ," he said in a statement following the December evangelism event in Hanoi, the capital.

Palestinian Christians Report Suffering In Israel, Gaza


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

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GAZA/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian Christians in Israel and across the border in Gaza were facing more difficulties Sunday, August 31, after being forced out of a church in Jerusalem, while in Gaza they were among those rebuilding their lives after weeks of death and destruction.

Christian Becomes North Korea’s Longest Known American Detainee


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korea1PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian missionary spent another day locked up in a feared North Korean labor camp Tuesday, November 5, becoming the longest known American detainee since the end of Korean War hostilities, Christians and activists said.

Hungary Roma Group Welcomes Ban Of ‘Nazi’ Guard By Europe Court


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Hungary

magyargardanowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- An influential group defending the rights of gypsies, also known as Roma, has welcomed a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that banning a Hungarian "far-right, anti-Roma and anti-Semitic" paramilitary group is lawful.

Pakistan Evangelical Pastor Shot By Militants


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical Pakistani pastor was recovering of his injuries Tuesday, October 9, after he was shot by suspected Islamic militants who oppose his Christian activities, an advocacy group said.

Concerns Over Health Jailed Iranian Pastor


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jailed Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, who potentially faces the death penalty for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam, suffers of "various medical problems" in part because of prison mistreatment, an official assisting him with advocacy told BosNewsLife Friday, September 28.

‘Thousands’ Accept Christ In Albania At Palau Evangelism Festival


By BosNewsLife News Center

TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tens of thousands have heard the Christian "Good News" in Albania's capital Tirana and "many" made "public decisions for Jesus Christ" at an evangelism festival of American evangelist Luis Palau, organizers said.