On Nov. 20, a deacon of Bible Baptist Church was killed near his farm in Cotabato, Mindanao, a majority Muslim area. MacArthur was on his way home from his farm when he was intercepted by Muslim extremists who shot him several times before slitting his throat with his own machete.
VOM contacts were told that MacArthur had a good relationship with the Muslims and Muslim leaders, and he even learned to speak their language. The Muslims called him “Bapa” which means uncle. MacArthur talked to them about the Lord and the Muslims also tried to convert him to Islam many times, but he was steadfast in his faith in Jesus. MacArthur had been a faithful member of the Baptist Church since 1969, serving the Lord as a deacon and elder. He leaves behind his wife, Lolita, and 13 children.” – VOM
Please pray for his family and give honor to his death for the Glory of God.