Rahila and Ibrahim met in Niger when Ibrahim began attending Rahila’s church. Ibrahim had grown up in a Muslim home, but he heard the Gospel while working in Niger, and he started attending church.
Religious and ethnic minorities in Afghanistan are bracing for increased persecution following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. Among the minorities is the country’s small and secretive Christian community.
Kenya is predominantly Christian, but several tribal groups in the north remain largely unreached, and much of the coastal region is predominantly Muslim.
At age six, Saidu was sent to a koranic school where he spent 10 years studying the Koran.
Pastor Momodu grew up in Kanatortor, which was once known as a headquarters for witchcraft.
Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in Islamist activity since 2016. Militants linked to ISIS and al-Qaida, who had been largely contained in neighbouring Mali and Niger, have crossed porous borders in the north to broaden their influence in the Sahel region.
A logging company that built a new road in Sierra Leone has unwittingly provided a way of bringing Bibles to communities that were previously reachable only by foot.
On Sunday, 15 August, Taliban fighters captured Kabul, effectively asserting complete control over Afghanistan. For the country’s secretive underground church, the return to Taliban rule has filled many with fear and uncertainty.
Finding encouragement in the Christian faith can be especially difficult in a country like Iran, where tight government controls prevent followers of Christ from meeting together.
Alimayu grew up in a Christian home in the northern part of Ethiopia. As a young man, he placed his faith in Christ and became an active member of a local church.
On 15 August, eleven Christians were brutally attacked by anti-Christian activists in Adnadhi village, the Badwani district of Madhya Pradesh.
On 19 October 2020, Reverend Polycarp Zongo was kidnapped by members of the terrorist group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) while traveling from his home in Jos to Gombe for a conference.