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“Suffering is not a new truth, it is an old truth.” — Sarah Liu, imprisoned and tortured for her Christian witness.  This Sunday, 13 November 2016 is the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church. Christians from around the globe will set aside time

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Prayer: The Life Blood of Persecuted Christians

In the hours leading up to Jesus’ arrest, He went to Gethsemane with His disciples, feeling “overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Matthew 26:38). Jesus, knowing what was about to come upon him, turned to prayer. Prayer was his connection with the Father,

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Letters for Philippines

  When I meet persecuted Christians they often say, “Don’t forget us”! How could I? Each one of the people I meet leaves an imprint in my mind. Their testimonies strengthen, challenge and encourage my faith in the Lord, and years after meeting them I

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Prayer and Obedience, Not Fear and Guilt

I’m your average young American. I grew up in a house with four bedrooms and plenty of food to eat every day. I worked hard in high school to get into a good college, and my parents taught me to treat others with kindness and

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NIGER: Christian Community Still Rebuilding After Riots

January marked the anniversary of shocking riots that blazed across Niger in 2015 when radicalised Muslim mobs targeted Christian property, burned churches, looted pastors’ homes, and created a picture of hell on earth for the country’s tiny Christian minority. On 16 and 17 January, angry

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Egypt: Death of Young Christian Soldier Suspicious

Bishoy Kamel, 21, was seemingly brutally murdered in an altercation with a fellow soldier while serving a mandatory 25-month service with Egypt’s security forces. The official report records the death as “suicide by hanging.” But due to the multiple wounds on his body, Bishoy’s family

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IDOP: What Should I Pray?

Prayer: it’s the joyous privilege and urgent task of every Christian. The Scriptures have much to say about prayer. Romans 12:12 encourages us to continue steadfastly in prayer and Ephesians 6:18 urges us to pray always. And James 5:16 adds that the effective, fervent prayer

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