Category: Middle East

Lindy Lowry - Dec 06, 2018

114 Christians Arrested in One Week in Iran

In the last seven days, police in Iran have reportedly arrested 114 Christians. The onslaught of arrests is part of the government’s attempt to “warn” Christians against sharing their faith over Christmas,

Lindy Lowry - Dec 06, 2018

5 Countries Where Christmas Is a Crime

For millions of believers, the celebration of Jesus entering the world must be a risk-laden secret Christmas. They know that there is a war on Christmas—and what that war really looks like.

Lindy Lowry - Nov 20, 2018

4 Things Persecuted Believers Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Saman, Noor, Seojun, and Racheal can teach us what gratitude truly looks like–and why it’s so important in our lives as we mature in Christ.

Lindy Lowry - Nov 20, 2018

Deeply Wounded in Iranian Prison–House Church Leaders Find Healing

Former Iranian house church leaders, now living as refugees in Turkey, share their stories and how God has used ex-prisoner trauma care training to strengthen and comfort them.

Lindy Lowry - Sep 20, 2018

‘In an Iranian Prison, God Used Me—and a Muslim Imam—to Bring Others to Him’

Mojtaba’s story is an important reminder of the importance of praying with our brothers and sisters whom God is using in miraculous ways in the darkest of places–even an Iranian prison.

Lindy Lowry - Sep 17, 2018

80 Lashes and Other Brutal Sentences for Being a Christian in Iran–Pray With These 21 Prisoners

In Iran, being part of a house church is an inevitable invitation to arrest often followed by a prison sentence.

Lindy Lowry - Sep 13, 2018

Iranian Christian to Authorities: ‘My Imprisonment Will Further the Gospel’

Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh, an Iranian convert to Christianity serving 10 years in prison for “missionary activities,” has written an open letter to Iranian authorities, asking how his Christian activities could be perceived as anti-state.

Lindy Lowry - Sep 10, 2018

Prison, Torture and Radical Persecution—Why This Country Is the Modern-Day Book of Acts

Like the early church of Acts that expanded exponentially in the face of persecution, the persecuted church of Iran is also multiplying and seeing explosive growth.

Lindy Lowry - Aug 23, 2018

Egyptian Teen: ‘My Father’s Death for Christ Made Me Search for Jesus’

The son of his slain father shares how the impact of his father’s life and death is changing his own heart toward Jesus.

Open Doors - Jul 05, 2018

Church Hosts Dinner for Persecuted Believers 15 Years in a Row

The experience was powerful and helped create unity, solidarity and hope for those who suffer for His Name.