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(Compass) – After a series of handwritten threats sent to Christian leaders in the Pakistani city of Quetta last week, at least one Protestant pastor has been reported missing by his family, with the whereabouts of another six uncertain. Pastor Wilson Fazal, 41, was reportedly enroute to Sunday morning services at the Pakistan Gospel Assembly in Quetta ’s Bashirabad suburb when he disappeared yesterday. In a letter delivered to his house five days ago, Fazal was told, “Christians of Quetta, you are displeasing God … Accept the faith of jihad. … Get ready, ready, ready, or else.” Six other Pentecostal church leaders in the city are also missing and may have gone into hiding to avoid capture. According to unconfirmed reports, a local pastor has received a letter from Fazal’s kidnappers, declaring they will not release him until local churches comply with their demands to close down their Christian institutions. Pakistan ’s Christian churches and institutions have been the violent target of repeated terrorist attacks since September 2001.