Islamic Forces Surround 50,000 Indonesian Christians

More than 50,000 Christians are in "grave jeopardy" as they are
surrounded by Islamic jihad terrorists on Indonesia's Central Sulawesi
province according to Christian Aid.

"Since Saturday night (local time), the Poso district of Central
Sulawesi has been under attack," said Christian Aid's contact in the
area. "The situation is very critical. Unless there is a miracle, many
lives will be lost."

The contact said people are crying out for help. "They are desperate for
food, medicine and protection," he says. "They are completely surrounded
and request our prayer support. If the jihad terrorists break through
local defenses there will be great massacres." The jihad forces are
reportedly well organized and well equipped-sometimes better equipped
than the army, he says.

Additional reports shared by Jubilee Campaign said that jihad terrorists
attacked Pantangolemba village, near Poso, at 2 a.m. on Saturday. They
burned 68 houses and looted 1.5 tons of rice that had been gathered by
the churches in Palu to feed the 7500 refugees there. Later that day
they attacked Rononuncu village.

Sources in Indonesia said the jihad army was well equipped with AK-47s
and other military-grade weapons-in places better armed than the local
police and army units-while the Christians had only hunting rifles,
spears and machetes.

Christian Aid's contact said he had just talked with Christian leaders
in Tentena, a city in central Sulawesi, and they are crying out for
help. "They are desperate for food, medicine and protection. They are
completely surrounded and request our prayer support. If the jihad
terrorists break through [local defenses] there will be great massacres.
We must pray that the hand of the Lord will stop these disciples of bin
Laden from doing their evil deeds."

Please bring this to the attention of as many intercessors as possible.
Call your friends, prayer groups and churches and ask them to pray, as
these Christians are in imminent danger.

Some suggested prayer objectives:
Christian Aid (along with International Christian Concern and others) is
still receiving contributions to rescue and relocate Christians trapped
by jihad terrorists as the Lord makes it possible to do so. So far 2791
Christians have been rescued from the fate of jihad terrorists. They
extend their profound gratitude to those whose prayers, gifts and
efforts made their rescue and relocation to a safe place possible. The
effort to feed and house them continues.


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