CHRISTCHURCH • 24 JUNE • 9:30AM – 3:00PM
As the leader of VOM’s ministry in Africa, Petr Jasek was arrested by Sudan’s Islamist regime in 2015 while in the country to help persecuted Christians. Convicted as a spy, sentenced to life in prison and forced to share a cell with ISIS terrorists, Petr witnessed to his fellow prisoners during his 445 days in prison. Today, Petr serves as VOM’s Global Ambassador, travelling the world encouraging believers to stand with our persecuted brothers and sisters in prayer and action. Petr tells the story of his imprisonment in his book, Imprisoned with ISIS.
Asif works with a UK based Christian organization, Release international, which serves persecuted Christians around the world. His role involves oversight of work in a number of countries and also lobbying on behalf of these persecuted Christians in the EU, UN and with governments in the Global North. Asif has a particular focus on a number of countries in North Africa, South & SE Asia.
Asif was born to a Christian family in Pakistan and speaks Urdu, Hindi and English in addition to his mother tongue of Punjabi. Growing up in Pakistan, Asif took the opportunity to study Islam from an Islamic viewpoint as well as observing the suffering of religious minorities, especially Christians, at the hands of extremist Islam; he had first–hand experience of watching this escalate during the military dictatorship of General Zia–ul– Haq, whose legacy of Islamisation continues to this day.
Join us to learn how God’s kingdom is advancing, even in the face of fierce opposition. Meet your persecuted Christian family, and let God use their stories to challenge you to a deeper, bolder walk with Him.
This conference is not suitable for those under 13.
FREE copy of Petr’s book “ Imprisoned with ISIS” with each registration.
(To be picked up at the event.)
220 Antigua Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch