Category: Middle East

Lindy Lowry - Feb 15, 2019

Four Years After Mass Beheadings, Families of 21 Martyrs Share Hope of Heaven

Families of the 21 Coptic Christians martyred off the coast of Libya say their faith has grown.

Lindy Lowry - Jan 26, 2019

10 Prayers for the Secret Church in Afghanistan

What and how do we pray for secret believers in a country that almost tied North Korea for the No. 1 spot on the 2019 World Watch List?

Sydney Bennett - Jan 24, 2019

5 Ways to Pray Over the World Watch List

Here’s 5 ways to pray over the World Watch List and connect with the millions of believers around the world the list represents.

Lindy Lowry - Jan 16, 2019

The 10 Most Dangerous Places to Be a Christian

In the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian, more than 245 million Christians face persecution. Here’s a look at the world’s 10 most dangerous places to follow Jesus, according to the 2019 World Watch List.

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.