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Christians Facing Islamic Extremists: ISIS

Region: Iraq, Syria “Convert, pay a tax, leave or die.” The self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) became infamous when it invaded the city of Mosul, Iraq, in June 2014. Mosul, which is the ancient biblical city of Nineveh, has been home to Christians for almost 2,000

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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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Release Competition Announcement

Thirteen Three has decided to close the Release Video Competition. This decision is based upon the lack of interest and entries in the competition. The $500 prize pool will be put to good use to sponsor Bible college students in restricted countries. We are pleased

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NeverBeAChurchBlog

Houses, Churches Destroyed by Muslim Protestors

On 17 June, homes and property belonging to the Coptic community of Qarayat al Bayda, near Alexandria, Egypt was attacked by angry crowds. Naeem Aziz, whose house was destroyed, was building the house for his son. However, it was believed that it was going to

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Kill Me If You Wish

It was autumn 1931 in the dangerous northern districts of North Jiangsu, China. American missionary Reverend John W Vinson, known as Uncle Jack, had just undergone an operation. His desire was to go back and continue witnessing to the Chinese. Despite his friends insisting that

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Christians Facing Islamic Extremists: Al-Qaida

Region: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and others. This week, as we continue our series on Christians facing Islamic extremists, we turn our focus to al-Qaida. Click here to read other blogs in this series. Jesus said in Matthew 5:10, “Blessed are those who are

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How to make the best short film

The Thirteen Three’s Release Competition closing date is 31 October and it’s fast approaching. There is $250 to be won for your Youth Group! Are you excited? Or are you procrastinating to get on with the project? Not sure where to start? Worried that you

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Meet the next generation: Elizabeth

Burma (Myanmar) is ranked at number 23 according to the World Watch Monitor’s list of the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.  It is recognised as having very high levels of persecution. The Burmese government claims to support freedom of religion, but it has since

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What happened to WeAreN?

In 2014 in Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, Iraqi Christians are fleeing their homes after Islamist militants threatened to kill them unless they converted to Islam or paid a “protection tax”. Their houses were marked with the Arabic letter N, which stands for the word

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Christians Facing Islamic Extremists: al Shabaab

  Christians around the world are being attacked by Islamic extremists. One of these groups, known as al Shabaab, Arabic for ‘The Youth,’ is a jihadist terror group based in East Africa. In 2014 it was estimated that the militant group had 7,000 to 9,000

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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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New Life, New Identity

  Thirteen Three sponsors Bible college students who live in restricted countries. Our desire is to see the Gospel spread in these areas. Therefore, it is vital to invest in the next generation of leaders whom God is equipping to be His instruments for this

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Burma Bible College

For a number of years Voice of the Martrys and the Youth division 13:3 have been supporting a Bible College in Myanmar. Students have been sponsored by VOM Australia for the 3 year Bachelor of Theology degree and many have opted to continue to stay

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Victory for Indonesian Bible College Students

Imagine going to Bible college. It’s the opportunity to dedicate yourself to studying and training in God’s Word and to prepare for a lifetime of ministry. Now imagine going to Bible college in the world’s most populous Muslim nation; a Bible college that has faced

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Meet Anti

Anti is 20 years old. When Anti was 7 years old, her village was attacked by Muslim extremists and she had to hide with her family in the jungle. Now she is passionate about Jesus and studying at Bible college. She said, “When I first arrived,

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Meet Anti, Max and Betty

Each one of these students is sponsored by Thirteen Three to study theology in Indonesia, the most Muslim-populated country in the world. Students attending Bible college in restricted nations risk their lives, and they know it. They can face isolation from family and friends, physical

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