Strangers Scattered Abroad

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, – 1 Peter 1:1 This epistle was written to the strangers who were scattered throughout states that were all within the country of Turkey. They were strangers, which speaks of refugees who have fled their home country. In…

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Jailed Iranian Pastor, Behnam Irani, On Temporary Release

We are excited to announce that Brother Behnam Irani has been granted temporary release from prison. He was given 15 days out of jail with a $40,000 pledge, so that he would return. His mother was able to pledge her home and she will receive full rights to it back after he returns to prison. He…

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Sign Up To Become A Prayer Sponsor

I wanted to remind everyone of the opportunity to become a missionary prayer sponsor. The idea behind this missions program was to get more believers involved in daily prayer for the missionaries. We understand the power and anointing that comes to us through prayer and that NOTHING good for the Kingdom of God is accomplished…

Turkey: Visions of Jesus Christ

I recently had the privilege of speaking with a Muslim convert to Christianity. Thousands of Muslims have experienced dreams and visions of God, and “Baris” took the time to share how a vision of Jesus changed his life. When I asked Baris to share his testimony, he spoke about his devout Muslim family who means…

Pakistan: Threatened for Evangelism

After evangelizing Muslims and baptizing a former Islamic religious leader, a Pakistani pastor is receiving death threats from radical Islamists – even through his cell phone. “Azhar”, who became a pastor at a village church more than 20 years ago in Pakistan, regularly shares the gospel with his Muslim neighbors and has baptized a number…

Kenya: Suspected of Terrorism

What began as a typical Sunday for two Christians in Garissa, Kenya ended with three weeks in jail. Two men, “Cabdi” and “Khaalid,” had just finished worshiping God at church when three plainclothes police officers confronted them. The officers stripped them naked on the church grounds and searched them. They then dragged the Christians into…

Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade

Authorities demolish crosses and churches, detain leaders and their congregations By Daniel Wiser Follow Christians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group. The organization China Aid said the persecution of religious…