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North Korea: Then and Now

Posted on July 23, 2014 by

North Korea Guards

The god-like worship in this closed nation, along with the harsh living  conditions are images that often come to mind when thinking of North Korea. While many ask God to change these circumstances and free the people of North Korea…
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Ramadan Day 26- Gentleness

Posted on July 23, 2014 by

Biblical instruction on resistance is usually understood to mean a Christian should respond passively to threats and violence by turning the other cheek. In the midst of severe Muslim-Christian conflict, a leading church bishop in Nigeria has repeatedly been quoted…
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Ramadan Day 25- Faithfulness

Posted on July 22, 2014 by

El Gasim rubbed his eyes, and looked again. Was that a cross in his cell? Moving to a new position to pray, he looked back at the place where the cross had appeared. It was still there. Over the next…
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World Watch List Challenge – #28 India

Posted on July 21, 2014 by

Five years ago, Pastor Rasiya Damore was illiterate and unable to read his Bible. Then he joined an Open Doors sponsored Adult Literacy program, becoming one of 350 adults in the Jhabua district whose life has been powerfully impacted by…
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Ramadan Day 24- Goodness

Posted on July 21, 2014 by

North Sudan – It was late in afternoon, after the day’s work was over, that the Bible training session began. Most students had traveled far to attend. Weary due to the day’s demands, the students were eager to learn because,…
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Ramadan Day 23- Kindness

Posted on July 20, 2014 by

Uzbekistan – As the ripples in a pool spread from a tossed stone, so too the impact of women’s conferences grow into ever widening circles, giving hope and changing lives through the love of Christ. Several years ago, some Central…
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Ramadan Day 22- Forbearance

Posted on July 19, 2014 by

Indonesia – In December 1999, at the Doulos Bible School in Indonesia, a Muslim mob over-ran the school’s compound, killing one student and injuring 44 more, destroying almost eighty percent of the buildings. Domingus, one of the students injured in…
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Something This Simple Can Make This Big Of An Impact…

Posted on July 18, 2014 by

By Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA “I just feel so overwhelmed,” my friend told me, shaking her head. “It seems impossible to make a difference.” I nodded. Honestly, when I encounter immense human suffering, whether visiting…
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Ramadan Day 21- Peace

Posted on July 18, 2014 by

Traveling home from an Open Doors seminar in east Africa, Christian students saw a young Muslim man tie a rope around a tree. They stopped, and asked what he was doing. “I want to kill myself,” he replied. “I say my…
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Emergency Funds Needed For Iraqi Refugees

Posted on July 17, 2014 by

In the past two weeks, the Islamic extremist group ISIS has infiltrated Mosul and other cities in Iraq- forcing thousands of Christians to flee for their lives. This extremist group is set on exterminating Christianity from both Iraq and Syria….
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