**Update 3**: Sorry about not being quite on top of the news. Busy afternoon yesterday, and another busy day today. But, believe me, it’s worth missing a little exciting news. If you hadn’t heard, which is improbable, Abdul will be released (hopefully). Here’s the link.
**Update 2**: “They want to sentence me to death and I accept it,” says Abdul, “but I am not a deserter and not an infidel. I am a Christian which means I believe in the Trinity.”
**Update**: Okay, just in case you hadn’t heard, the Afghan government is calling Abdul “crazy and unfit for trial.” Sure. Of course. I mean, seriously, anyone who says they are anything other than muslim is crazy. Now that’s a message to send to the world!
Please be in prayer for this man. Pray that he will not denounce his faith because he is facing death. Pray that peace will come over him, and that his faith will be strengthened. Pray that he truly is saved.
Jaqui at Unconformed has a great roundup on this issue, which is a fantastic reminder to those of us who live with relatively no persecution. Certainly not persecution like this. I think it must make us wonder why we are not being persecuted, and it must make us ask ourselves whether or not we are willing to die for our faith.