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Month: October 2013

Oct 29

The 5-5-5 Challenge: Being A Persecuted Christian In Malaysia

*Representative photo used to protect identity. Malaysia is a country aiming strongly to preserve what it perceives as national and cultural heritage. Being Malay is seen as being a Muslim. Citizens with other ethnic origins, such as Chinese or Indian, can be Buddhist, Hindu or Christian, but Malays have to be Muslim. Moreover, Islamist rhetoric […]

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Oct 25

Are You the Persecuted Church?

“If the church is one, you are the persecuted church.” -Fahed (a Palestinian believer) That sentence still rings in my ears and sits uneasy in my soul. I think of the “free church” and the “persecuted church”, but the words of this Palestinian Christian man pierced my thinking. He was talking about Paul’s teaching that […]

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Oct 25

Christians In The Central African Republic: We Need The International Community To Pray For Us

Landlocked in the heart of Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) has gone through some turmoil for most of it’s independence. However, in March of this year, things drastically changed especially for Christians. The government of President Bozize was deposed in a coup d’at by the Seleka coalition of Michel Djotodia, spinning the country into […]

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Oct 21

555 Challenge – Week #41 Comoros

*Representative photo used to protect identity. “A referendum passed in May 2009 installed Islam to be the state religion, infringing seriously upon freedom of religion. The penal code prohibits proselytizing for any religion except Islam. ” Any converts from Islam to Christianity can be prosecuted in court. Therefore, Muslim Background Believers (MBB’s) operate in underground […]

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Oct 18

What Do You Take For Granted?

While soccer practice and cartoons are thoughts that often consume many American children’s minds, these sixth graders from Harmony Grove Middle School caught the vision that there are more important things in life that God wants us to think and care about. Although they are young, they are not letting that stop them spread the […]

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