A Bible school is threatened in Southeast Asia.

By November 4, 2004

Southeast Asia (MNN)–The US embassy in Southeast Asia continues to receive reports that terrorist organizations could attempt to carry out attacks against Western connections.

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan began October 15 and would culminate in November with the Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

With religious passions stirred to a fever pitch, believers are being cautioned to be even more watchful. In many places with a high Islamic population, Christianity is considered a tie with the West.

That association frequently paints a target on those involved with outreach and ministry. When warnings like this come, contingency plans often go into effect.

Among those taking the warnings seriously, Teen Missions . TMI’s Bob Bland says they’ve received a direct threat. “In one of the sensitive countries where we have a Bible school, that on the television program, it was broadcast live that they were going to attack our Bible school after Ramadan on the 14th.”

Bland says there are 25 students in the Bible school–students who are having a great impact in the area through child evangelism. “We take that very seriously and of course we’re concerned for the sake of our students, and concerned for the sake of the ministry. But there are people out there that will attack Christians, so we need prayer for the safety of these young people.”

Teen Missions currently operates Bible Schools in four locations in throughout the region.

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