Tag: radical militants

Missionary kidnapped in Niger

Originally published in World Watch Monitor The kidnap of a pioneering American missionary in Niger is a “terrible tragedy” for the communities he served for 24 years, according to the local mayor. It has also raised security concerns among the country’s missionary community. Jeff Woodke, 55, who worked for Jeunesse […]

Four Bible translators murdered in Middle East

Originally published in Mission Network News Bible translation in Muslim-dominant areas is risky. Mix that occupation with animosity aimed at Muslim-Background Believers and what you get is a volatile and often explosive reaction. That’s proven true for Wycliffe Associates. President/Chief Executive Officer Bruce Smith confirms the deaths of four national […]