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Month: May 2016

May 25

Online Campaign Helps Christian Families In The Middle East

On May 15, an online campaign started in the Middle East. Its goal is to support Christian parents raising their children with biblical values. The campaigns runs until the end of May through several Arabic websites and social media platforms. “Christians are a minority all over the Middle East… Growing up, almost everywhere they go, […]

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May 25

Central Asia: Christian Faces Pressure For His Faith

Within a village in Central Asia, Brother Abdul faces a great dilemma. He is under pressure from local villagers, who constantly pressure him to renounce his Christian faith. A group of young Muslims recently intruded his home and tried threatening him into renouncing his faith. He was told that he would “regret it” if he […]

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May 21

A Mother’s Difficult Decision

A few nights ago, an Open Doors fieldworker and his wife had a long talk with a mother from Central Asia. The mother is married to a local house pastor. They have a 6-year-old son, who can be described as joyful, with a passion to sing–loudly. Typically, parents would love for their child to behave […]

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May 19

What I Have Learned from the Persecuted Church

This month marks 13 years that I have worked with the ministry of Open Doors. In that time my faith has been greatly impacted by our brothers and sisters living under persecution. Each time I am asked to share about our ministry and the persecuted Christians we serve, there are three points I share without […]

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May 19

Child Raising Seminar Held This Week in Central Asia

This week, May 16 – 20, a seminar will be held in Central Asia covering the topic of raising children within the context of Christianity. Within the Central Asian culture, grandparents (more specifically grandmothers) play a major role in raising children, so both parents and grandparents are expected to attend. Around 10 parents and grandmothers […]

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