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Persecution and revival in the lands of the Bible

Posted on April 9, 2014 by

Suffering Christians thankful for your support as they make a stand for Christ In many of the Middle East’s most restricted nations, persecution is nothing new. Throughout the Bible, God’s people have faced oppression and opposition, especially during the Easter…
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World Watch List Challenge – #13 Libya

Posted on April 7, 2014 by

This is a story of an amazing encounter from a Libyan Christian: “Good to hear from you. I am still in Libya, and I am doing very well. I am in the desert some hours away from Tripoli, and I…
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Does Culture = Religion?

Posted on March 5, 2014 by

In a recent global poll from CP World, 51% of people in the world believe in ‘God or Supreme Being(s)’, while 18% do not and 17% are undecided. So how did each of these individuals learn about God, and possibly…
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Police Invade Discipleship Class

Posted on February 28, 2014 by

Imagine facing daily threats of imprisonment and threats of expulsion. These are pressures that Christians in three provinces in northern Laos have been struggling with for the past three months. James 1:-4 says, “…for you know that the testing of your…
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World Watch List Challenge- #6 Saudi Arabia

Posted on February 18, 2014 by

The open practice of any religion other than Islam is forbidden Saudi Arabia, and conversion to another faith is punishable by death. Here are a few examples of persecution in Saudi Arabia: A Saudi court in Al Khobar sentenced a…
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“What Do You Want Me To Do For You?”

Posted on February 14, 2014 by

*Representative photo used to protect identity. Communism, deep spiritual allegiance and persecution are all challenges that Christians in Vietnam face. It is a mainly Buddhist country (52.48%), with a population of over 90 million people. Vietnam is ranked #18 on…
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Growing Faith: Letter Writing Campaigns

Posted on February 13, 2014 by

When Daniel, a student from Oregon, heard about our letter writing campaigns, he was instantly hooked. His faith has been strengthened through his experience connecting with the persecuted church through letters. He had a project to do for school, and…
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What Would Your Life Be Like In The Top 10 Countries?

Posted on February 12, 2014 by

Imagine walking to Bible study, constantly looking over your shoulder to ensure you aren’t being followed. Imagine getting ready for church, knowing that nearly 300 churches have been attacked in your country. Imagine knowing that not only you, but your…
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President Obama Talks About Persecuted Christians At The National Prayer Breakfast

Posted on February 6, 2014 by

Dr. David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA in Washington D.C. sharing his thoughts on President Obama’s remarks. Today, at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama spoke about the global persecution of Christians. “Yet even as our faith sustains us,…
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Young Christian with a Difficult Choice

Posted on January 3, 2014 by

*Representative photo used to protect identity. “My father asked me to abandon Christ if I want to continue going to school.” Kahina* is a brilliant student in her third year at a University in Algeria. Her dream of becoming a…
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