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Extreme Devotion

  • 22 January 2018
PERU: Extreme Possessions

“In Peru, Christians don’t expect to get something for serving Jesus,” said Pastor Zapata. “They expect to give something.” Outside the quiet mountain village, Pastor Zapata showed his guests a row of handmade white crosses, each representing a Christian killed by Communist insurgents. Lying in front of Pastor Zapata inside the small village home was […]

  • 02 January 2018
JAPAN: Extreme Maturity

After they all had been tried, found guilty, and sentenced to die, twenty-six Christians were marched to the place where crudely made crosses stood. Almost three months earlier, they had been arrested in Kyoto, Japan, and charged with following Christ. One of the convicts was named Ibaragi Kun. Seeing how young Kun was, an official […]

  • 02 January 2018
Laos: Extreme Decree

The ominous red seal at the bottom of the page bore the insignia of the district Communist office for that area of Laos. For local Christians, the words were even more ominous. “If any person, any tribe, any family is deceived to believe in other religions, such as Christianity or others, they must return to […]

  • 24 November 2017
ROMANIA: Extreme Courage

It was almost midnight as the women prisoners heard the Communist guards arrive. They quickly gathered around the condemned, a young woman of twenty who had been sentenced to die for her faith in Christ. They whispered hurried good-byes. There were no tears from the young Romanian woman, no screams for mercy. Earlier that evening, […]

  • 24 November 2017
THE TITANIC: Extreme Voyage

Dr. Robert Bateman gently helped his sister-in-law into the lifeboat. “Don’t be nervous, Annie. This will test our faith. I must stay and help the others. If we never meet again on this earth, we will meet again in heaven.” Bateman dropped his handkerchief to the woman as the boat dropped toward the dark, icy […]

  • 31 October 2017
ROMANIA: Extreme Opposition

I admire Communists.” The words seemed strange from a pastor who spent fourteen years in Communist prisons, but Richard Wurmbrand was sincere when he said them. “Many Communists were willing to die to defend their ‘Utopia.’ They were more committed to their cause than some I met in churches.” In every enemy Pastor Wurmbrand saw […]