Month: June 2016

Janelle P - Jun 29, 2016

Will Brexit Affect Refugees?

The term ‘Brexit’ has been hopping around our social media feeds and conversations with friends. In case you haven’t heard of it, it is an abbreviation for ‘British exit’ and refers to the referendum of the UK’s membership of the European Union. The world has been weighing in on the debate: should the UK remain a member of the European Union or not? Will this change affect refugees?

Open Doors - Jun 27, 2016

Equipping Believers With God’s Word

The Bible is essential to the Christian faith. Without it, we would not know God’s Word. Without His Word, we could not share it, teach it and live our lives by it. Here’s how you can help provide God’s Word to persecuted believers:

Janelle P - Jun 24, 2016

3 Reasons We Pray During Ramadan

Each year, we call our readers to join us in a prayer campaign during Ramadan. While this is an Islamic holy month, we are marking it on our calendars. Here are 3 reasons we pray during Ramadan:

Open Doors - Jun 23, 2016

#PRAYER REQUEST: Chinese Pastor Murdered

Recently, Pastor Han, pastor of a church in Chiangbai, China was brutally murdered by North Korean secret agents, sources revealed that he was hacked to death. The purpose behind the murder was to provide a “warning” to Christians in China, who actively assisted North Korean refugees.

Janelle P - Jun 22, 2016

Community Restoration

Can you remember the last time a part of your community was destroyed? Acts of nature. Vandalism. Old construction. These all can cause a community’s important landmarks and buildings to be destroyed. For most of our communities, insurance covers the damages, and soon there is a newer, shinier building in its place.

Janelle P - Jun 21, 2016

Join With Us On #WorldRefugeeDay

Today, June 20, is National Refugee Day; a day filled with those committing to help the most vulnerable in their most trying and unjust days. Christians that have fled from ISIS are now facing food and water shortages, harsh living conditions and no home to call their own…

Janelle P - Jun 20, 2016

What Can Sustain Hope Despite Persecution?

Throughout Scripture, we are shown many examples of individuals who are not perfect but desire to know the One who is perfect with an insatiable hunger. We gain strength from His Word, but for many around the world, this is a challenge…

Open Doors - Jun 17, 2016

PRAISE Report: God has met the needs of Sister Yannah

After an encounter with Christian believers sharing the gospel and their testimonies, she gave her life to Christ. As excited as she was about her faith, Yannah* was fearful of her husband’s reaction. He was a member of a radical Islamic group and abused her. Out of fear, she and her children fled to…

Sydney Bennett - Jun 16, 2016

Love the Children

    Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Lebanon and serve alongside our local partners in hosting a 3-day Bible camp for Syrian refugee children. Before departing for the camp we spent some time hearing about the children we would be working with. The statistics were alarming and revealed that these children were hurting

Janelle P - Jun 16, 2016

Why Does God Allow Persecution?

There are many countries around the world where being a Christian can warrant the death penalty. While this a reality we live in, have you ever stopped to think, “Why does God even allow persecution to occur?” Here are 3 truths for you: