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July 29, 2021
A 100-year-old church leader has long attended a local ministry’s training seminars, where he has encouraged others with his faithfulness in the face of persecution. “He has endured so much in his walk with the Lord, to the point that he was imprisoned eight times for his faith,” the native ministry leader said.
July 22, 2021
With some civilians dressed as soldiers and some soldiers dressed as civilians, it is often impossible to know who is responsible for ongoing acts of terrorism in Burma (Myanmar), the leader of a native ministry said.
July 15, 2021
Victor lived in a slum area riddled with crime, a red zone where he was constantly on edge to protect the small family he had begun. He struggled to support them as a driver of a three-wheeler taxi. Though raised to worship idols, Victor believed in no gods as he faced the threat of COVID-19 with each passenger he carried.
July 1, 2021
The 26-year-old son of wealthy Muslims was deeply troubled – by his mother’s prayers for him. “He became a believer, and his mother heard about it,” the leader of a local ministry said. “As she is a very strict Muslim lady, she began doing 50 Muslim prayers each day – 40 of these prayers is the norm for most strict Muslims – in order to get her son back into the Muslim faith.”
June 24, 2021
Islamic extremist groups are a growing danger in Africa, but often the greater threat to Christians comes from Muslim relatives. In one country, a young mother who left Islam for Christ fears she and her two children will be left destitute if her husband discovers her faith.
June 17, 2021
Two Kurdish men who had fled hardships in southeastern Turkey surprised local missionaries in Greece when they eyed books on the refugee ministry’s shelves and asked, “What are these?” When workers answered that they were Bibles, one of the men asked if there were any copies in Turkish. “I am interested to know more about God,” the refugee said. “Can you teach me?”
June 10, 2021
Building long-term relationships of trust is crucial for sharing the gospel in rural areas of Mexico, and for that local missionaries rely on personal interaction – the very thing the coronavirus pandemic curtails.
June 3, 2021
Just a year out of medical school, Fadhil Jassim was skeptical when his mother, father and sisters prayed to receive Christ, and he told local missionaries that worldwide suffering from COVID-19 was a strong argument that there was no God.