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Hi Everybody! I am a christian teen who wishes to share his ideas on the web, and ultimately, create an online christian teen community. This blog is new, but I am hoping that you will be impacted by what I write and become a member of this online community. I have been greatly inspired by Alex and Brett Harris at and David Platt at thank you for reading!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Petition for Asia Bibi's release

    Asia Bibi, a Christian in Pakistan, 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.”
      Asia’s coworkers reported her words, and five days later she was forced to the village center and was beaten. Some villagers tried to defend her, but the Muslims threatened them too. Her family has relocated 5 times in the past 17 months, but Voice of the Martyrs are helping them financially as well as providing education for her daughters’ education. 17 months after being arrested, Asia became the first person to be sentenced to death from violating subsection C of Pakistan’s 295 blasphemy law, basically blasphemy against the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
       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 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