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Month: December 2013

Dec 24

Iranian Pastor Released

*Representative photo used to protect identity. In May, we requested prayer as a pastor, his wife and two other church members began serving a one-year prison sentence. We are pleased to report that two of them have been released from prison! Recall that Pastor Farhad, his wife Shahnaz and two other church members, Davoud and […]

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Dec 24

555 Challenge – Week #50 Niger

In reaction to the US-produced film on Islam, Muslim demonstrators burned the Catholic Church in Zinder, Niger’s second largest city, to the ground. Following the Jumu’ah prayers, Muslims gathered in crowds on the streets of Zinder protesting against the film that they say belittles Islam. The Muslims were allegedly responding on the calls from local […]

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Dec 20

Shattered Dreams for Central African Bomb Victims

Anguish. Heartache. Distress. These are not words we typically associate with church, but for a group of Central African Christians attacked in a church bombing, these feelings come to the surface when they think about their church. “The church was full to capacity that Sunday morning. The pastor was busy greeting the congregation. Suddenly, there […]

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Dec 16

555 Challenge – Week #49 Kyrgyzstan

If you have ever dealt with the loss of a loved one, you know that it is one of the most difficult things to go through. Not only are you grieving their loss, but there are a lot of small details to take care of, as well- funeral arrangements, the reading of a will and […]

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Dec 13

Pray for Syria

The church in Syria has been shining brightly for 2000 years. But today, the future is looking dim. Syria’s 1.7 million Christians are being targeted. The church in Syria is fading. BUT the church is still there. They need our support. In Syria’s darkest hour help the Syrian church to continue to shine. Please don’t […]

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