Month: July 2015

Brett Tarbell - Jul 30, 2015

Do We Take It For Granted?

Take a moment and let this sink in: half of the Christians in Laos can’t read the Bible in their own language. Which usually means that they can’t read the Bible at all. It’s a pretty safe bet that everyone reading this owns at least one Bible in their own language (if not many), so […]

Kristin Wright - Jul 29, 2015

Advocacy Update on Asia Bibi Case

 Many see the court’s recent decision to hear the appeal as a positive sign and are hopeful that this case will spark a reexamination of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws. Asia Bibi’s case is one of many that underscore the need for President Obama to appoint a Special Envoy for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.  

Janelle P - Jul 28, 2015

#AsiaBibi Battling Urgent Health Concerns

Aasiya Bibi, the 49 year-old who is allegedly accused of blasphemy against Islam, is said to be extremely sick. She is suffering from internal bleeding and requires urgent medical attention.

Janelle P - Jul 24, 2015

JOIN: Prayer Campaign for Somali People to Hear the Gospel

Christians living in Somalia face some of the most extreme and harsh persecution today. While other nations have been more prominent in the news recently, such as Iraq and Nigeria, Somalia ranks #2 on the World Watch List of countries, just after North Korea.

Kristin Wright - Jul 21, 2015

Boko Haram Terror in NIgeria: Violent Incidents During Ramadan Raise Concerns

You might recall the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, representing a campaign to free hundreds of Nigerian school girls kidnapped last year by the Nigerian radical Islamist group Boko Haram. But what is happening in Nigeria today?

Kate Yates - Jul 21, 2015

Spread Light, Go Dark: BLACKOUT

As Mike Gore tells Fatima’s story he reminds us, “Your natural response to a relationship with Jesus is to express it any way possible.” That is the kind of faith we learn about from Fatima and so many like her. So, WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT!

Brett Tarbell - Jul 17, 2015

One With Them: Branches of the Same Vine

In John 15, Jesus paints a majestic (and extremely helpful) word picture that shows us who we are in relation to Him:   I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. (John […]

Kate Yates - Jul 16, 2015

How My Life Was Changed by the Persecuted Church

I always had a heart for the nations, but I didn’t know that people who share my faith in Christ are persecuted in over 60 countries.  The Lord began speaking to me of how He would use my position of leadership to spread awareness for the persecuted church. I was humbled He would use me and also scared I would fail…Here is how my life was changed by the persecuted church. Oh, how I am praying yours is, too!

Sally Rae - Jul 15, 2015

Take Action for Suffering Christians in Colombia

A very tangible way for you to support persecuted Christians is by writing letters. We have recently added two new letter writing opportunities for Columbia.

Janelle P - Jul 14, 2015

Central Asia: Teenage Murderer Finds Hope in the Lord

Munira*, a teenager girl from Central Asia, was convicted and imprisoned for murder. Munira’s life was changed after she received Christian literature distributed by Open Doors.