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Month: September 2016

Janelle P - Sep 27, 2016

Join Us On Facebook Live For Presidential Debates

The presidential debate is the trending topic you may be talking about with friends or family this morning or see throughout social media feeds.

Janelle P - Sep 23, 2016

Keep Praying for Uzbekistan

During a recent Open Doors Facebook Live event, we discussed the passing of Uzbekistan’s president, Islam Karimov. After his passing in early September, he was buried in the historic cemetery, Shahi Zinda, located in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Janelle P - Sep 20, 2016

Is Boko Haram More Extreme Than Islamic State?

Can someone be too extreme even for the Islamic State? It seems that in recent weeks, there has been a rift between the two Islamic extremist groups, Boko Haram and ISIS, over Islamic State’s decision to replace its leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Janelle P - Sep 20, 2016

BOKO HARAM ABDUCTEE ESCAPES

Esther, one of the 47 women that were abducted by Boko Haram from the Chibok State Secondary School in 2014, recently escaped. While it is not known as to how she escaped, her arrival is an answer to many prayers.

Janelle P - Sep 20, 2016

“Whatever happens, Jesus will be with me.”

The ISIS army is approaching. Raeed calmly grabs his stuff. “Whatever happens, Jesus will be with me.”

Kate Yates - Sep 15, 2016

Students Want to Pray

Meredith was the first student I started working with about three years ago. My vision was to see students represent Open Doors on their campus and she was the first student to step forward. Hear from her how she became the first Campus Connector.

Janelle P - Sep 15, 2016

Tensions Rise Between Egyptian Muslims and Christians

Christianity has existed in Egypt for centuries, and although believers have often been tolerated because of their historical presence and demographic size, they have been recently targeted. After a series of attacks on Coptic Orthodox believers this summer, a breaking point was reached.

Open Doors - Sep 14, 2016

5.7 Earthquake Strikes Tanzania

Sunday, September 11, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Bukoa region of Tanzania. At least 14 people were killed, and more than 200 people were injured.

Janelle P - Sep 14, 2016

5.7 Earthquake Strikes Tanzania

Sunday, September 11, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Bukoa region of Tanzania. At least 14 people were killed, and more than 200 people were injured.

Janelle P - Sep 13, 2016

5 Ways to Pray During Eid Al-Adha

This week, from September 11 to September 15, Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha. This major holiday for Muslims is also known as the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’. This major holiday for Muslims can be a reminder for Christians around the world to stop and pray for Muslims and Christians in the following ways: