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Category: Africa

Jun 14

Persecution on Global Stage at World Cup–7 Participating Countries on World Watch List

Over the next month, we can look to these seven countries on the World Watch List as reminders to pray and as prime examples of how persecution is strengthening the church.

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May 31

Cross Draws Ethiopian Muslim to Christ–Secret Faith Brings Peace in Midst of Family’s Vow to Kill Him

In Ethiopia (#29 on the World Watch List), government regulations restrict the freedom of religion, while in some parts of the country conservative Muslims pose challenges for believers, especially converts from Islam. Arrests and disappearances of believers are common in Ethiopia, and those who leave Islam face harsh mistreatment from family members. For Ibrahim*, family […]

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May 29

“Our God Is Stronger Than Persecution”—Egyptian Widow Shares Courageous Message a Year After Attack

The widow of a laborer who died during last May’s ISIS attacks on vehicles traveling to a monastery in Egypt remembers the day off her husband’s death and reflects on the last year without him.

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May 24

The Radical Forgiveness One Egyptian Mother Has for Her Son’s Murderers

On May 26, 2017, 28 Christians traveling to a monastery in Egypt’s Minya region died for their faith when ISIS militants attacked their bus.

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Apr 30

Mother of Boko Haram Captive Begs: ‘Please Don’t Tire of Praying for My Leah’

In this conversation with the mother of Leah Sharibu, we learn more about the night Boko Haram attacked and gain greater insight into the young girl’s character and faith.

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