Month: March 2015

Mar 31

Central African Republic: Jesus’ Sufficiency Seen in Persecution

An Open Doors colleague, Phil, recently traveled to Central African Republic. The widespread suffering he shares calls us to continually be in prayer for these brothers and sisters, and yet he shares about a joy they have because they have the Lord with them in this time.

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Mar 30

Gunmen Kill 100 Christian Villagers in Central Nigeria

While all eyes have been on Nigeria’s northeastern regions where the radical Islamic group Boko Haram is finally being countered by multi-national military forces, violence targeting Christian communities in the group of states across the center of Nigeria, known as the Middle Belt, has increased dramatically.

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Mar 27

Indonesian Believers Learn to Extend God’s Love to Persecutors

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves. For the Indonesian church—who is surrounded by Muslim communities—this can be a difficult task. While most Indonesian Muslims are friendly and tolerant, a small group of fundamentalists has been persistently spreading radical views and increasingly gaining followers.

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Mar 26

Iraqi Refugee Family Struggling to Rebuild Life After IS Seizes Home

Months after the Islamic extremist group IS invaded their villages, some refugees are still residing in church halls. One family shares how they have been affected.

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Mar 24

Islamic Propaganda in Malaysia Targeting Children and Adults

Pray against an Islamic campaign targeting children in government-run kindergartens in Malaysia as they begin distributing free children’s books entitled, “Jesus says Islam is the True Religion.” In addition, Islamic evangelists are also distributing a book for adults entitled, “Is Jesus a Muslim.”

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