Month: December 2015

Janelle P - Dec 21, 2015

Great news! The Charitable IRA Rollover legislation has been approved into law

Great news! The Charitable IRA Rollover legislation has been approved into law December 18, 2015! For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts.

Sydney Bennett - Dec 17, 2015

O Little Town of Bethlehem

As I reflect on the birth of Christ in that dark and musty stable in Bethlehem, I must admit I don’t often think about how the birth of Christ brought pain and suffering to many families in Bethlehem who lost their sons to Herod’s jealousy and wrath (Matthew 2:15-18). We sing “O little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie,” but in reality the town was full of weeping and mourning.

Open Doors - Dec 10, 2015

Though Others Have Forgotten, You Have Not – Thank You!

As the year is coming to a close, your continued generosity is bringing hope to persecuted Christians. 

Janelle P - Dec 07, 2015

Son Forbids Christian Couple to Host Church Inside Home

Please pray for Said Aka* (59), an elder in a church in a Tajikistan village. For ten years, he has let other Christians in the village gather at his house for Sunday services and a Bible study group. However, about a month ago, Alimjon*, his youngest son, came back from Russia, where he spent the last eight years.

Kristin Wright - Dec 04, 2015

Why Aren’t More Christians Among The Syrian Refugees Coming To The United States?

As the nation debates whether or not to accept more Syrian and Iraqi refugees through the U.S. refugee resettlement program, some Christians have been asking, “Why aren’t more Christians among the Syrian refugees resettling here?” Since 2011, refugees resettled in the United States from Syria include some 2,098 Muslims and 53 Christians, according to the Refugee Processing Center.