Month: February 2017

Feb 24

God Is Doing a Mighty Work Here!

The sky is always gray. Amir and his neighbors haven’t seen blue sky or the sun clearly for as long as they can remember — a constant reminder of the darkness their region has faced for many years now. War has destroyed their city. All of the buildings around them are mere shells of what […]

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Feb 22

Syrian Pastor Serves Displaced Church

Pastor Samuel* has left Aleppo. After five years of war, a time of constant pressure and violence, the church leader who has been partnering with Open Doors throughout this time was forced to leave his city after ISIS threatened to kill him and destroy his church. He now serves the displaced Syrian church in a Western country.

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Feb 22

Iraq: First Christian Families Return to Liberated Villages

A clear sign of hope in desperate times, a ray of light in the darkness many displaced Christians in Iraq still live in—the first Christian families are returning to their recently liberated villages on the Nineveh Plain. We visited some of these pioneers in the village of Telskuf. Without electricity and water but happier than […]

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Feb 16

Remember Those in Prison

As most of us have not spent time in prison, the author of Hebrews has left us with a difficult challenge when he said, “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them,” (Hebrews 13:3). But what if you could step inside a prison cell and pray for persecuted Christians around the […]

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Feb 14

Boko Haram Survivors Now Facing AIDS

At least 5,000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in 27 camps in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State are currently infected with HIV/AIDS, a local official has revealed. While speaking to the media, Hassan Mustapha, the Coordinator on HIV/AIDS in Borno, said most of the patients were women who were rescued from captivity in Boko Haram camps. More than […]

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