Messianic Jewish Couple Accused of Converting a Minor
Serge and Naama Kogen, both Messianic Jews, befriended their neighbor's 16-year-old troubled daughter. In response, Yad L' Achim, a Jewish ultra-Orthodox group in , led a protest in a Jerusalem suburb falsely accusing the couple of proselytizing a minor.
Rising Above Poverty in Myanmar
Myat (not her real name), born into a Christian family, faced a life of poverty discrimination, and oppression. As an adult she developed a heart to share the gospel with Burmese Buddhists in her country. But, when cyclone Nargis struck, she ended up adopting nine orphaned children. Myat shares her powerful testimony of how she prayed for seven years that God would provide the resources she needed to not only take care of her family, but also fulfill her calling to share the Gospel.
uly 14th, 2011
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
Cuban Pastor and Family Seeking Asylum, Arrive in U.S. after Suffering under Regime
Pastor Lamelas, who once served as national president of his denomination in , was granted asylum in the United States due to the persecution he has endured for more than five years at the hands of Cuban authorities.
When All Hope Is Gone, Faith Emerges
Mi-Ok* lies face down in a small backyardâ? motionless. Having crossed the river between and , she sighs in despair. Crossing the river was treacherous, and she was helpless to save her daughter who was swept away by the strong current. Now alone with nothing left to live for, Mi-Ok finds refugeâ?and more in an Open Doors 'safe house.'
Clothes, Food and Hope for Forsaken North Korean Orphans
"Nobody expected them, but all of a sudden, these street children just showed up in China," says an Open Doors co-worker who ministers to North Korean refugees in . "Seeing them at their hideout is a terrible sight. The children are between 6 and 20 years old, have dirty faces and are clothed in rags."
Never Too Old to Go Digital
In countries where possessing Christian material endangers believers, SD cards in cell phones have become a popular alternative for storing God’s Word. An elderly believer says, “I am grateful that you made these memory chips. Now I can listen all the time and wherever I am."
Single Mother Rents a Mule to Attend Biblical Training
Paula’s brother, a local pastor, fled his home after receiving death threats. Two weeks later the newly-appointed replacement pastor was found dead on her doorstep. With violent groups fighting for control, much of the population has been forced from homes, lands and livelihoods.
Colombia's Election Results May Guarantee Support for Peace
Christians in Colombia are cautiously optimistic after the results of recent elections. Though most elected…
Christian Party Asserts Dalit Rights in Indian Elections Debut
India's low-caste citizens are taking a sizable step into politics with a newly formed Christian political party and a campaign…
Turkish Public Education System to Offer Class in Christianity
For the first time, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Turkey to allow students to be exempt from classes when requested by their parents...
NEWS | An Escapee’s Testimony of Boko Haram’s Mass Schoolgirl Abduction
On the night of April 14, more than 270 predominantly Christian schoolgirls were abducted by members of Boko Haram, a radical Islamic insurgency bent on establishing a separate Islamic state to be ruled by Sharia law. By the grace of God alone, some were able to escape, and have even made their way to the United States where they are cared for by volunteer host families. Mercy Paul is but one of the lucky few who survived a Boko Haram attack. Photo: Mercy Paul Full Story: http://ow.ly/Fb45n
NEWS | Iranian Pastors Sentenced to Prison for Spreading Christianity Acquitted of Charges
Three Iranian Christians were acquitted of charges that their faith activities were crimes against national security and creating a network to overthrow the system. The three faced six year prison terms and those were overthrown on appeal. Two of the men are now free, the third is currently in prison on similar charges related to his faith but had the additional sentence removed. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Gcauu
Christian Refugees In Iraq Face Up To A Bleak Christmas
For more than 100,000 Christians, Christmas this year will likely be a time of mourning, as they remember all that they’ve lost. They’ve been driven from their homes as jihadists from ISIS captured a large part of western and central Iraq. The heartland of Iraq’s Christian communities have been emptied of their native population for the first time in centuries. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Gcc5p