Martyrs: Mission School Attacked


A mission training school was recently attacked by a mob of Muslims following a prayer meeting in Jonggol, West Java, according to VOM contacts.

Approximately 85 Muslims rushed into the school and raided each class and dorm room, removing pictures of Jesus. They told the staff that the school must be closed. No students were on the premises, as school was not in session that day.

Several police officers and soldiers accompanied the mob from a nearby military base and neighbors did not recognize them.

At last report, mission leaders said that they were attempting to follow up on the incident in the hopes of preventing further violence. The leaders also urged Indonesian Christians not to retaliate, but to remain calm and to pray.

The school, which was established in 1999 with the purpose of training evangelists in Indonesia, has reportedly always maintained a good relationship with its neighbors.

Pray for a hedge of protection around the training school. Pray that the staff and students would not be intimidated or discouraged, but that they would seek strength and refuge in the Lord. Pray also for the salvation of the Muslim attackers that is only found in Christ Jesus.

“Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless. Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.” (Psalm 108:12-13)

Voice of the Martyrs provides various forms of assistance to Christians in Indonesia, including discipleship training and transportation for pastors.

Most Wednesdays I post something from Voice of the Martyrs’ Be-A-Voice Network hoping you might join in helping those in other countries who are persecuted for their faith.


  1. @ Jim

    You paint with too broad a brush.
    No Bible believing – born again Christian would torture or imprison a man for being gay. Christian fueled homophobia? Seriously?

    Where do you come up with this stuff?

    Here is a story about persecution in Islamic countries and you come back with christian homophobia?

    Also there are no “sides” here. We are all sinful human beings one day going to give an account to God. Same boat – just pulling into different harbors depending on your acceptance or rejection of the Gospel.

  2. Hi Jim

    One easy way to tell if someone is a true or false Christian is by their fruit.
    Should someone claim to be a christian while hanging out in a bar with you cursing up a storm it is a good indication they are not bearing fruit for Christ.

    In other words someone claiming to be Christian (following Christ) yet torturing another human being is not showing fruit consistent with what Jesus taught. Yet let’s take a person that is being tortured because of their Christian faith and they STILL praise God and STILL pray for those that are doing these horrible things to them, you can see they are the real deal.

    Hope that makes sense.

  3. Hi Dennis,

    How about failed mind-reading and telling other people, especially people that a person doesn’t know, what the other people think or believe? What kind of fruit is that?

  4. @ Nohm

    I think failed mind reading is kind of a by product of these kinds of discussion on internet blogs. It’s easier when speaking in person to quickly get past a “hey I don’t think or say that” (failed mind reading) and apologize, correct, and move on. Here on a blog it is a bit more trickier.

    Also both sides throw out many generalities which may not apply to each person individually.

    Anyways to answer your question – it goes back to the heart and intent of the person doing the failed mind reading. I think you are familiar enough with the Christian lingo to know what the fruits of the spirit are.

  5. @ Jim

    I agree. I am still very much a sinner – saved by grace!

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