Hassan’s father, after he realized they were in danger, pulled Hassan tighter and quickly headed home. Taking many turns and detours, he did everything he could to avoid any followers on their trail. “Are we going home,” Hassan asks. “Yes, son.” his father replies. “We must. For your protection.” Hassan couldn’t hide his disappointment. This … More “THE PEOPLE IN OUR TOWN DON’T ACCEPT THOSE WHO ARE DIFFERENT”
It has always been my ambition to preach the Gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather it is written: Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand. (Romans 15:20-21) Paul had world vision. All nations must … More Paul had world vision. All nations must hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When we share stories of persecution, there’s a tendency to gloss over the stories of children, like Hassan, when they don’t bear the marks of religious violence on their bodies. But they do suffer. For many, it’s under the surface with wounds you can’t see. And we forget to wonder what persecution must feel like, … More PERSECUTION THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES
In the midst of all his suffering and persecution, David knows he is safe under God’s protection. The darker the night, the brighter the light. God gives us strength to bear our cross. May all the kings of the earth praise you, O Lord, when they hear the words of your mouth. May they sing … More A song of praise to the Lord, the God of Israel.
Five-year-old Hassan heard the whirling rock before he saw it. And he didn’t have time to cover his head. Thankfully he didn’t need to. The thrower had moved too quickly to maintain his anonymity, and his aim was off balance. The rock harmlessly careened into a nearby building with a dull thud. But for Hassan … More “DADDY, WHY DO PEOPLE THROW STONES AT US?”
10 MOTIVATIONAL LESSONS AND ENTREPRENEUR SKILLS CRISTIANO RONALDO TAUGHT US Who is Cristiano Ronaldo? Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional footballer who plays for Real madrid and the Portugal national team. He’s often ranked as one of the best players in the world and one of the most marketable athletes in sport. In 2016, according … More
A colleague recently shared a story from his youth, in which a circus knife thrower asked him to stand against the wall and allow him to throw knives at him; like most of us would, he declined. But another young man volunteered to stand against the wall while the man threw four knives at him … More HAVING THE FAITH TO STAND STILL
Imagine you meet a couple—former Muslims, Amir* and Rasha*—who recently fled from Syria. While you’re talking to them, Rasha claims the couple converted after she had a vision of Jesus Christ. “I was sleeping and all of a sudden, I saw Jesus Christ in white. He said ‘I am Christ. You will have a beautiful … More GOD’S SURPRISING SOLUTION FOR EVANGELIZING MUSLIMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Four-year-old Marvey had been dreaming all night of the morning trip he was going to take with his mother Samia* to visit St. Samuel’s Monastery in the western desert. The monastery is located on the outskirts of Minya, a southern Egyptian city south of Cairo. For young Marvey, there was nothing more exciting than riding … More MARVEY’S LAST DAY
Pastor Rohan and his wife Neha heard a knock at the door. It was late, and they weren’t expecting visitors… When they looked outside, they saw a crowd of people—their persecutors—gathered with sticks. Accused of evangelizing a young boy in their village, the leaders in the community wanted Rohan and his family out—at any cost. … More IN RURAL INDIA, ONE CHRISTIAN COUPLE FACES AN ANGRY MOB AT THEIR DOOR…