Category: World Watch List

Announcing the 2017 World Watch List

Janelle P - Jan 11, 2017

Announcing The 2017 World Watch List

The 2017 World Watch List is here, shedding light on the persecution of Christians around the world. This in-depth resource includes information on the 50 countries where Christians experience the worst persecution. What Is The World Watch List? The World Watch List is an annual report on the global persecution of Christians, published in the […]

Janelle P - Jan 04, 2017

What Is It Like to Serve North Korean Refugee Women in China?

Hwa-Young talks about her ministry among North Korean, trafficked women who hide in China.

Janelle P - Dec 31, 2016

Multiply your gift to help persecuted Christians

There are just a few days left in 2016 and because you’re one of our key ministry partners, I needed to write right away. Despite careful financial planning, a severe spike in global Christian persecution has stretched our resources — nearly to a breaking point. As December 31 closes in, we’re facing a $618,000 budget shortfall.

Janelle P - Nov 23, 2016

Should Persecuted Christians Be Thankful?

We often fall into the tradition of thanking God for our freedom, homes or even family members. These are all such deep blessings from God. When considering persecuted Christians, however, they often do not have any of these things. They often are stripped of freedom, comforts and community. Do persecuted Christians have anything to be thankful for?

Janelle P - Nov 23, 2016

A Man’s Faith Brings His Cousin to Christ

Elias was the first to come to Christ. After reading the Bible, he was sure that Christ was the Truth. His faith came with much backlash. His entire family, including Adam, shunned and rejected him.

Janelle P - Nov 17, 2016

Is Worship Our Delight?

Throughout Scripture, we see God’s people enjoying His presence and character with joy and gladness. In pairing these two biblical ideas, is worship our delight? Do the characteristics and mighty deeds of God cause our heart to sing with thanksgiving? The persecuted church would boldly proclaim, “YES!”

Janelle P - Nov 08, 2016

Stand With Iraqi Christians

As I write, church bells throughout the plains of Nineveh are heralding the chimes of liberation. After more than 2 years of mass murder, freedom tolls – announcing the retreat of ISIS and other terror organizations within the region. And while there’s great joy, it’s mixed with great sorrow . . .

Janelle P - Nov 04, 2016

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pray For Persecution to End

Prayer is so important; the word “pray” is mentioned 48 times in the Old Testament and 73 times in the New Testament. Because God places such an emphasis on prayer in His Word, so should we. For our loved ones, we would never pray for bad to come upon them. This desire may cause us to pray for persecution or hard times to end for those in the Body of Christ. Let’s not let that be our focus, however. Based on God’s Word, here are 3 reasons why we should not pray for persecution to end:

Janelle P - Oct 22, 2016

Will ISIS Infiltrate Kuwait Next?

Jamal has seen an increasing Islamic fundamentalist influence on his country in the last few years especially, much in part to the rise of the Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq and Syria.

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.