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Philippine window for ministry closing soon

ICC Note:

After the Supreme Court rejected a Muslim autonomy deal that has had the Philippines in an uproar of violence for months, Christian groups are concerned that the window for ministry in the country may be closing, but many are pressing on and stepping up their efforts to provide the church with ministry resources.

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10/21/08 Philippines (MNN) The Philippine Supreme Court rejected a Muslim autonomy deal that has left the islands in turmoil. With the encroachment of Islam, the hope of Christ requires a swift response.

Ire over the court decision has led militant Islamists in Mindanao to step up their attacks on majority-Christian villages.

At times of increasing persecution, people don’t usually think about increasing evangelism in direct proportion. However, that is the church’s response.

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