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February 11, 2021
A 19-year-old man in Burundi had engaged in occultic practices for years, with sorcerers sending him to church services to carry out spiritual attacks. An aunt who practiced a blend of Islam and witchcraft had initiated him into the occult; she dedicated him to serve Satan, a local ministry leader said. “Once he came to our church to attack as usual, but he was caught by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word during our evening service,” he said.
January 14, 2021
Samer Jawad joined thousands of others who set up tents in Iraq’s Tahrir Square last year, settling in for months of protests over a faltering economy and breakdowns in public services.
December 24, 2020
Local missionaries had distributed their only 10 tablet devices, used to teach refugee children to read, and a grandmother pleaded and cried for one: “Please, he is an orphan! Please, let my grandson learn to read!” Workers explained that they had already given out all the tablets and had spent all remaining funds on clean water and medicine for the nearly 800 people in the camp. “We promised to help her next time we came, but the woman would not quit sobbing, ‘Please, please,’” the leader said.