Month: August 2015

Janelle P - Aug 28, 2015

Source of Persecution Changes in Libya

“The source of persecution has changed. This is the biggest change for Libyan Christians. In the beginning of 2011, the main oppressor was the government of Gaddafi. After the dictator fell from power, Islamic extremism became the main persecutor of the local church,”

Sydney Bennett - Aug 20, 2015

Are You Ready for BLACKOUT?

   Are you ready for the BLACKOUT campaign to begin? Or are you still figuring out the best way to make your event happen?   No worries! We are here to help.   Last year, our friend Sandy hosted a BLACKOUT event with her youth group, and we thought her story might inspire some ideas as you prepare to host your own BLACKOUT event.

Brett Tarbell - Aug 14, 2015

Beaten for Jesus

When she was invited by her family for a visit, she could never have guessed what awaited her.

Sally Rae - Aug 13, 2015

Open Doors Supporters Join U.S. Leaders in Calling for a Special Envoy

It has been a year of unprecedented violence toward Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. It is our hope and prayer that the voices of all who signed the petition, along with the voices of our leaders in Congress and other influential groups, will be heard at the White House. 

Brett Tarbell - Aug 12, 2015

Children’s Summer Bible Camp Leaders Arrested in Kazakhstan

Eight members of a Baptist church in Kapshagai, Kazakhstan have been arrested for holding a children’s summer camp with a biblical focus, according to Almaty News Information Agency. The detainees include seven South Korean citizens and one United States citizen who allegedly organized the camp under the guise of free English courses. The case is […]

Brett Tarbell - Aug 04, 2015

Sarah’s Workplace Persecution

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. – 1 Peter 2:18 The second half of this verse is much easier said than done.