All of the 33 children in the Village of Hope orphanage in Morocco will be abandoned by their foster parents. Twenty multinational staff were given 3 days to leave the country without any explanation of what would happen to the children. Simultaneously in various cities workers and national believers have been questioned and some booked for a night. A total of 30 Christian workers have been deported, in some cases without a chance to go home and pick up some clothes. This is part of a crackdown on Christian activities in Morocco. :)
Many are fearful they would be next.
Morocco is a democratic monarchy. They pride themselves of allowing freedom of religion. This crack down has been caused by pressure from Muslim extremists against missionary work.
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