MISSION WATCH: ‘Trigger-Happy’ Philippines President Enabling Missionaries To Preach Gospel Among Drugs Addicts, Dealers

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

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife)-- Christian missionaries in the Philippines say "trigger-happy" President Rodrigo Duterte is enabling them to "spread the Gospel" and help drugs addicts and victims of Islamic terrorism. "Hundreds of thousands of users and sellers of illicit drugs have surrendered to avoid being gunned down by police under President Duterte's lethal crack-down," noted the Christian Aid Mission (CAM) group.

Turkey Christians Urge Prayers For Jailed US Pastor

By BosNewsLife News Center

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)--Christians in Turkey have urged prayers for an imprisoned American pastor after Turkey's president linked his release to the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of instigating last year’s failed coup attempt, rights activists told BosNewsLife.

MISSION WATCH: Churches Growing In Flood-Stricken Sierra Leone

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (BosNewsLife)-- Churches are growing in flood-stricken areas of Sierra Leone where Christian missionaries provide aid to destitute survivors of mudslides and flooding that to hit Sierra Leone's capital last month, killing more than 1,000 people, aid workers told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Jails Missionaries And Pastors In Crackdown

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran have appealed for prayers after missionaries, pastors and other devoted Christians received long prison terms and faced lashes as part of a government effort to halt the spread of Christianity in the Islamic nation, trial observers and activists told BosNewsLife.