Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Freedom For Alim

As American Christians it is SO easy to take our freedom for granted.

Consider this story:
"Alimujiang Yimiti was born in June, 1973, in Hami, Xinjiang. In 1995, he converted from Islam to Christianity and became a house church leader.  On January 12, 2008, the Kashi Public Safety Department placed Alimujiang in criminal detention and accused him of 'jeopardizing national security and providing national secrets to foreign countries.'"

A moving and challenging video by his wife:

I have difficulty comprehending the pain that Alim, let alone his wife and children, must be suffering.  


AMW said...

Christians in America and Europe tend to forget how our brothers and sisters in other countries suffer everyday for simply being Christian. Just thinking about it angers me.

jet said...

Thanks for dropping by AMW. I agree that we do forget way too easily. Especially in light of Heb. 13:3 "Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."