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Story number 1 for 17 Oct 2002

By October 17, 2002

(Indonesia)–Topping the news, Indonesia’s leaders are facing increasing international pressure to combat terrorism. Between the government response and the ensuing crackdown, the Laskar Jihad abruptly disbanded. Walk Through The Bible’s Terry Sparks says because of the security issues though, some of their work was interrupted. “We’re monitoring the situation on a daily basis. And, rather than sending people into Indonesia at this time, we’re thinking that it might be advisable to bring the leaders from Indonesia out.” Sparks continues that their workers are not intimidated, but adds that this is a dangerous time for Christians in Indonesia. “We need to pray for our people who are in-country to be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. In other words, they don’t want to give up their Christian witness, but at the same time, they don’t want to unnecessarily draw attention to themselves, so they’re in a real difficult spot.”

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