UNREST ACROSS THE EARTH~
Churches and Church Leaders Standing Strong in Syria
“The situation in Syria is getting worse. Christians who have a way out of the country are leaving,” said a Syrian contact. But he adds that Christian leaders are, “still standing strong. The pastors and leaders want to stay and encourage their congregations and flock.”
I see the Face of Jesus during 'Storm' In My House Land of Egypt
A co-worker in Egypt shares about the chaotic, violent situation in Egypt… especially for Christians.
Converted Chief Rejected by His Community
For the past 27 years Chief Joseph had ruled the Bangang community in west Cameroon. Today, Chief Joseph and his wife, both converts to Christianity, have gone into hiding due to life-threatening actions by members of their community. Steadfast in his commitment to Christ, Chief Joseph says, “At last I have found the one true God; to Jesus alone I will surrender my life!”
Christian Day-Nursery Threatened with Closure
Considered a “safe haven,” the small Christian childcare facility helped Iraqi children not only to learn, but also to heal from the trauma of war. After months of targeting the owners for alleged infractions, the authorities finally ordered the nursery to close because it did not have a permit. According to the couple who operate the nursery say that a permit is not possible to get. “It's because we're Christians. Another [non-Christian] nursery near us doesn't have these problems."
Syrian Christians Surrounded by Terror and Sounds of War: After 20 months of fighting, there is no sign to an end in the civil war ravaging Syria. The war has claimed over 30,000 lives and left the country in ruins. The children of Syria have been among the victims. An Open Doors contact reports, “Bombings, missiles, shelling, attacks are happening all over the country and are increasing in Aleppo and Damascus. But God's favor is over His church. Pain and suffering are seen daily, but the church is keeping its hope in Jesus.” Read more>>
It’s the Miracles That Give Hope
After nineteen months of relentless fighting there is still no end in sight to the civil war that is ravishing Syria. In spite of the devastation throughout the country where Saul was converted on his way to Damascus, God is reviving hope for His people in miraculous ways.