MorningStar Missionaries Facing Increasing Persecution

by Jorge Parrott
Hello Missionaries and Friends of MorningStar Missions,

We invite you to read and subscribe to The MorningStar eJournal published monthly online to help you grow in your Christian walk. Rick Joyner, Founder of MorningStar Ministries, and I desire to strengthen our missionaries and equip them with many resources to help be fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ. You can download the e-Journal here.

This month includes an article by me about increasing persecution some of our missionaries are facing in some parts of the world. We ask you to pray for the persecuted church in many nations.

We invite you to check out our new web site that our webmaster, Nancy Daniel, has been working very hard on for many months. Each of our missionaries will have their own page(s) and their own url address to help promote and educate viewers about their ministry. We ask your patience as we are still having volunteer interns from MSU help upload data and updates to the site. Please email your feedback to missionsbase@gmail.com

Please send us your prayer requests for our intercessors to lift up your needs to our Father God. We love you and desire that you persevere in your fulfilling of God’s plan by faith.

Psalm 2:8 “Ask of Me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance.”

Article: by Jorge Parrott, MorningStar/CMM Missions Director

We see the great harvest coming as darkness is covering the earth. The glory of the Lord will shine brighter and brighter on us in the days ahead. Many leaders are saying the global body of Christ is entering its finest hour. While many people in the West are facing the most challenging times of their lives, I want to update you that many brothers and sisters in the Lord are serving with MorningStar Missions who are facing death, imprisonment, and the loss of homes and churches, some even becoming refugees.

We have missionaries who are part of MorningStar/CMM Missions who have been kidnapped, stoned, had churches burned, ministry headquarters bulldozed, spent time in jail, have been driven from their homelands, and are facing intensifying persecution.

God is preparing us for the great harvest. It is never too late for the church to wake up in the West and save America during this election year. It is the most important in our lifetime.

Many do not realize the risks we are facing in the U.S. of having our rights and very Constitution threatened during the economic war being waged to topple our economy and lead our nation toward a socialist/Islamic state. Kevin Freeman’s presentation at the recent Oak Summit held at Heritage International Ministries was another shocking “eye opener” with its amazing depth of research connecting the well thought-out plans of our enemies to destroy the U.S. economy through economic warfare. I encourage you to visit his website at www.secretweapon.org

Rick Joyner shared at The Oak Summit what the Lord had showed him years before about the four winds of the earth ruling for a season: the Military, the Religious, the Political, and last the Economic era which we are in at present. Even prior to 9/11, America’s economic foundations were under siege by radical forces intent on our destruction. Visit www.theoakinitiative.org for more thorough details and research to become an informed voter this year. The Oak is neither a Democratic or Republican organization. It does not follow the elephant or the donkey, but rather the Lamb of God.

When we discover our identity in Christ, our sense of purpose and destiny becomes clear. We learn what freedom, truth, justice, and righteousness mean in terms of a biblical worldview. Our Constitution sprang from the wisdom and truth of the Bible. The blood of our forefathers is much like the blood of martyrs, who died for a cause worthy of the ultimate price. It was so our Republic would stand for life, liberty, and justice for all. How long will we fail to stand for righteousness? Will 238 years of advances be wiped out in an effort to appease a minority who hold a radical extremist view full of political correctness, hate speech, and fear of offending a tiny percent rule? Can we not see that once the leftist/socialist/Islamists take over that our lives will change in a heartbeat?

We have many missionaries who are covert, serving in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, some of whom have been followed and watched during their weekly ministry activity. We will not reveal their identities.

  • One friend serving in Kenya knows of a friend who was helping rescue women in Somalia and was beheaded last July.
  • A dear friend serving in Israel was kidnapped near the Sea of Galilee, and while the car traveled at high speed, she jumped out of it and was not seriously injured.
  • A pastor in India was evangelizing in the Gujarat state and was threatened with death and stoned, losing his eye. His overseer told him he would not have to go back to that town. The faith-filled pastor said he must go back, even if they killed him. Upon his return, the gang of thugs reminded him of their threats and the brave pastor said even if they killed him, he had to tell them about Jesus’ love. About ninety men gave their lives to Jesus and some are now pastors.
  • In Pakistan, one on our team escaped arrest and a death sentence just six weeks ago by first having his wife and children flee the nation. He escaped two weeks later, an they are now in exile in another Asian country. Another of our Asian team helps families of pastors escape Iran, and we thank our donors and partners for helping free these wives and children. The women reported being raped and abused while in captivity. Their husbands face death sentences.
  • A friend in Nigeria with a real apostolic ministry had her ministry headquarters and business bulldozed by radical Muslims and called me to say all she had left was her cell phone. One of our sources we know and trust reports that Nigerian Muslims have declared jihad against Christians in that nation. News reports come in almost every Sunday of burned Christians and burned churches.
  • Only two weeks ago, a new church plant in eastern Andhra Pradesh, India was burned by anti-Christian forces.

There are many other reports of the dramatic increase in violence against Christians in
Africa, the Middle East, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Asian nations. Pray for the persecuted church.

America, it is time to wake up and see how the core foundation of our nation is being
threatened. Too many Islamists count women as being worth less than goats. Where are the women in leadership in Washington, D.C. and across America? As Rick Joyner has shared, the women may well be the ones to stop the threat of Islam to America and the implementation of Sharia law. We pray that truth and righteousness will prevail in our land. Pray that our light will shine bright and many Muslims will come to Jesus.
In Rick Joyner’s book, Fifty Days to a Soaring Vision, we read, “Paul said: “Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us enough to die for us” (Romans 8:37 LB).

This verse reflects the depth and power of a conviction that was the foundation of the
apostle’s life. Despite distress, persecution, tribulation, famine, nakedness, peril, and sword, Paul lived above it all as more than a conqueror. We too can live as more than conquerors because Jesus conquered and spoiled Satan at Calvary (see Colossians 2:15). Living according to the power of this great truth is the power to live an overcoming life. The victory of the cross is the source of our confidence, and if we live by it we will always eventually see triumph.” (From Fifty Days for a Soaring Vision, Copyright © 2001, 2005 by Rick Joyner. All rights reserved.)

You can learn more and support MorningStar Missions by visiting www.eaglemissions.org or contacting the Missions Department at 803-802-5544 ext 391.

We see the great harvest coming as darkness is covering the earth. The glory of the Lord will shine brighter and brighter on us in the days ahead. Many leaders are saying the global body of Christ is entering its finest hour. While many people in the West are facing the most challenging times of their lives, I want to update you that many brothers and sisters in the Lord are serving with MorningStar Missions who are facing death, imprisonment, and the loss of homes and churches, some even becoming refugees.

We have missionaries who are part of MorningStar/CMM Missions who have been kidnapped, stoned, had churches burned, ministry headquarters bulldozed, spent time in jail, have been driven from their homelands, and are facing intensifying persecution.

God is preparing us for the great harvest. It is never too late for the church to wake up in the West and save America during this election year. It is the most important in our lifetime.

Many do not realize the risks we are facing in the U.S. of having our rights and very Constitution threatened during the economic war being waged to topple our economy and lead our nation toward a socialist/Islamic state. Kevin Freeman’s presentation at the recent Oak Summit held at Heritage International Ministries was another shocking “eye opener” with its amazing depth of research connecting the well thought-out plans of our enemies to destroy the U.S. economy through economic warfare. I encourage you to visit his website at www.secretweapon.org

Rick Joyner shared at The Oak Summit what the Lord had showed him years before about the four winds of the earth ruling for a season: the Military, the Religious, the Political, and last the Economic era which we are in at present. Even prior to 9/11, America’s economic foundations were under siege by radical forces intent on our destruction. Visit www.theoakinitiative.org for more thorough details and research to become an informed voter this year. The Oak is neither a Democratic or Republican organization. It does not follow the elephant or the donkey, but rather the Lamb of God.

When we discover our identity in Christ, our sense of purpose and destiny becomes clear. We learn what freedom, truth, justice, and righteousness mean in terms of a biblical worldview. Our Constitution sprang from the wisdom and truth of the Bible. The blood of our forefathers is much like the blood of martyrs, who died for a cause worthy of the ultimate price.

It was so our Republic would stand for life, liberty, and justice for all. How long will we fail to stand for righteousness? Will 238 years of advances be wiped out in an effort to appease a minority who hold a radical extremist view full of political correctness, hate speech, and fear of offending a tiny percent rule? Can we not see that once the leftist/socialist/Islamists take over that our lives will change in a heartbeat?

We have many missionaries who are covert, serving in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, some of whom have been followed and watched during their weekly ministry activity. We will not reveal their identities.
• One friend serving in Kenya knows of a friend who was helping rescue women in
Somalia and was beheaded last July.
• A dear friend serving in Israel was kidnapped near the Sea of Galilee, and while the
car traveled at high speed, she jumped out of it and was not seriously injured.
• A pastor in India was evangelizing in the Gujarat state and was threatened with death
and stoned, losing his eye. His overseer told him he would not have to go back to
that town. The faith-filled pastor said he must go back, even if they killed him. Upon
his return, the gang of thugs reminded him of their threats and the brave pastor said
even if they killed him, he had to tell them about Jesus’ love. About ninety men gave
their lives to Jesus and some are now pastors.
• In Pakistan, one on our team escaped arrest and a death sentence just six weeks ago by first having his wife and children flee the nation. He escaped two weeks later, and they are now in exile in another Asian country. Another of our Asian team helps families of pastors escape Iran, and we thank our donors and partners for helping free these wives and children. The women reported being raped and abused while in captivity. Their husbands face death sentences.
• A friend in Nigeria with a real apostolic ministry had her ministry headquarters and
business bulldozed by radical Muslims and called me to say all she had left was her
cell phone. One of our sources we know and trust reports that Nigerian Muslims have
declared jihad against Christians in that nation. News reports come in almost every
Sunday of burned Christians and burned churches.
• Only two weeks ago, a new church plant in eastern Andhra Pradesh, India was burned by anti-Christian forces.

There are many other reports of the dramatic increase in violence against Christians in
Africa, the Middle East, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Asian nations. Pray for the persecuted church.

America, it is time to wake up and see how the core foundation of our nation is being
threatened. Too many Islamists count women as being worth less than goats. Where are the women in leadership in Washington, D.C. and across America? As Rick Joyner has shared, the women may well be the ones to stop the threat of Islam to America and the implementation of Sharia law. We pray that truth and righteousness will prevail in our land. Pray that our light will shine bright and many Muslims will come to Jesus. In Rick Joyner’s book, Fifty Days to a Soaring Vision, we read, “Paul said: “Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us enough to die for us” (Romans 8:37 LB).

This verse reflects the depth and power of a conviction that was the foundation of the
apostle’s life. Despite distress, persecution, tribulation, famine, nakedness, peril, and sword, Paul lived above it all as more than a conqueror. We too can live as more than conquerors because Jesus conquered and spoiled Satan at Calvary (see Colossians 2:15). Living according to the power of this great truth is the power to live an overcoming life. The victory of the cross is the source of our confidence, and if we live by it we will always eventually see triumph.” (From Fifty Days for a Soaring Vision, Copyright © 2001, 2005 by Rick Joyner. All rights reserved.)

You can learn more and support MorningStar Missions by visiting www.eaglemissions.org or contacting the Missions Department at 803-802-5544 ext 391.