Asia Bibi, a Christian in
, has been in prison since 2009. She is in jail for “Blasphemy”. She was bringing water to her coworkers on day (she worked picking berries in a farmer’s field) and they refused to drink it, saying that the cup had been contaminated by an infidel thief. The Muslims taunted her, and she replied “Our Christ sacrificed his life on the cross for our sins. What has your prophet done for you? Our Christ is alive, your prophet is dead. Our Christ is the true prophet of God, yours is not true.” Pakistan
A Muslim radical offered a $6,000 reward for
Asia’s death, leading to solitary confinement for her own safety while awaiting the death sentence. She even cooks herself using groceries from her husband to avoid being poisoned. Two Pakistani politicians that attempted to defend her were murdered. Asia and her family are only growing stronger in Christ.
Voice Of the Martyrs (VOM) is collecting a petition for
Asia’s release. The goal is one million signatures. Go to http://www.callformercy.com/ to sign, then go and get all of your friends to sign, as many as you can, share this with everyone. Then come back to the Facebook page given below and post a comment saying how many friends you got to sign (you can comment more than once) so I can keep you posted on how many signatures we got. The goal for us is 1,000 signatures, which may seem crazy, but with God’s help we can do it. Keep Asia in your prayers, and Maybe God will give us a miracle. Also, these signatures with show Asia that there are others who know and care about her, other brothers and sisters.
A side note for members of FUMC: I am bringing sheets up to the church that have spaces for signatures, you can get your friends to sign these because you do not have to go online and it is short and quick.
We can make a difference.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen