[anzac] 176,000 MARTYRED in ONE YEAR

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:24:49 -0700
-by Bob Unruh - www.wnd.com

A new ministry partnership has launched a campaign to raise 
awareness of the fact that an estimated 176,000 Christians around 
the world were martyred - killed for their faith - in a one-year period 
from the middle of 2008 to the middle of 2009. 

That's 482 deaths per day, one every three minutes.

Martyrdom didn't go away with the Middle Ages, according to 
reports from Open Doors USA, which now has combined efforts 
with actor Kirk Cameron of "The Way of the Master" ministry as 
well as evangelist Ray Comfort of Living Waters ministry to focus 
on those who are being persecuted for their faith. 

The groups have announced a webinar on Thursday, an interactive 
Internet-based seminar, featuring Cameron, Comfort and Carl 
Moeller, the president of Open Doors USA. 

Registration is open to the public and free of charge. 

Emeal Zwayne, executive vice president of Living Waters, said that 
few Christians in the U.S. are even aware "that an estimated 
176,000 Christians were martyred from mid-2008 to mid-2009. 

"It's so hard to believe that in this day and age so many Christians 
are losing their life for their faith. It's as though we in the U.S. live 
in a different world from the rest of the Body of Christ," he said. 
"We want to ask the question that is on a few people's lips - will 
persecution ever come to America? And if so, what can we do 
about it?" he said. 

Zwayne said the ministries have been working together "to try and 
draw attention to the plight of the Persecuted Church, because 
Scripture tells us to remember those who are persecuted for the 
sake of Christ." 

"Open Doors is a wonderful organization, and together we want to 
do all we can to highlight this often forgotten cause," he said. 

The one-hour event is scheduled from 2:15-3:15 p.m. Pacific Time 
on Thursday. (-TODAY!!)

WND reported earlier this year when Open Doors USA released its 
2010 World Watch List. 

The report cited North Korea, which reportedly uses Christians as 
guinea pigs to test chemical and biological weapons, as the world's 
worst persecutor of Christians. 

Open Doors estimates there are 100 million Christians worldwide 
who suffer interrogation, arrest and even death for their faith, with 
millions more facing discrimination and alienation.

To participate in today's free webinar, featuring Kirk Cameron, 
Ray Comfort and Carl Moeller - please go to the following website-


God bless you all.