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Month: June 2014

Jun 30

World Watch List Challenge – #25 Colombia

“When I was preparing my sermon for our service, the guerrillas came into the church and started to yell at me,” said Pastor Roberto. “One of them told me that I must leave the region, or I would be killed. I knelt and took my Bible in my arms, and I started to pray while […]

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Jun 30

Ramadan Day 2- Joy

Eritrea ‘ The stifling heat, biting lice and fleas were sheer torture for the women packed in the shipping container that was their prison cell. The gospel singer Helen Berhane spent almost three years in a shipping container. In her own words, she tells of the moment she knew the true meaning of joy: “Everyone […]

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Jun 30

Ramadan Day 4- Forbearance

Eritrea – A pastor imprisoned for his faith recently wrote to his wife: “God, by His holy will, has prolonged my prison sentence to five years and four months. I very much long for the day that I will be reunited with you my dear wife, our children and God’s people in the church. “My […]

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Jun 30

Ramadan Day 5- Kindness

Azerbaijan – His family was yelling at him, threatening him. “Your family or Jesus,” they shouted. Shirin had accepted Christ, but now his family was demanding that he make a choice. Was this the way it was supposed to be? In spite of the threats, Shirin chose Jesus, but now, only 15 and all alone […]

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Jun 30

Ramadan Day 1- Love

Nigeria – The ugly scenes replayed in her mind. Smoke from burning cars and buildings filled her mouth and stung her eyes. Agnes could still see and hear the gunfire and the deadly mob that had rioted, murdering so many, killing her husband. She felt so alone. Having been shunned for becoming Christians, Agnes and […]

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