Wednesday, January 21, 2009

GAMBIA:Scottish Missionaries in Prison

David Fulton, 60, a Scottish missionary, and his wife, Fiona Fulton, 46, are currently in prison in the West African country of Gambia according to BBC News.They are accused of sedition, or undermining the government, a crime that carries up to 25 years of imprisonment.They have pleaded not guilty to the charges but thus far have been unable to post the high bail required.The Fultons were arrested on November 29th and are being held in different prisons. Mr. Fulton has not eaten and it is not known if he is intentionally not eating or is unable to eat.At the time of the arrest, David Fulton was writing a book of his life story.He has lived in Gambia for 12 years, and has been working as a chaplain for the Gambian army.However, their main focus has been teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gambian people.Their two-year-old adopted child was taken from them when they were arrested. Gambia has a secular constitution, but its population is 90% Muslim.
Pray for the quick release of the Fultons and the dropping of all charges against them.
Pray for supernatural strength for the Fultons while they are in jail, and for David Fulton to get the nutrition he needs.
Pray for the salvation of the Gambian people.

As in the days of Noah...

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