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Supporting Israel: Being Salt and Light in the World

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hovsep Chaparian’s parents are originally from the Middle East and several of his extended family members still live in Syria and Lebanon.  Many of his family members hate Israel.  But Hovsep’s parents raised him with a love for Israel because of their Christian faith. This love began with Hovsep’s great-grandfather, a prominent Lebanese Christian who … Read More

Fearing more terror attacks, Egypt churches suspend activities

Friday, July 14, 2017

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Coptic and Evangelical churches have suspended some of their activities for security reasons after a spate of jihadist attacks, church officials said on Thursday. Conferences and church-organized trips will be suspended for three weeks after security services warned of more attempted attacks, said the Reverend Andrea Zaki, head of the Egyptian … Read More

Pray for Father Thomas Uzhannalil kidnapped in Yemen

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Not stand by while the Christians of the Middle East are being attacked. Pray the protection of Psalm 91 over my brothers and sisters facing dangerous circumstances around the world. In early March this year, militants attacked a Catholic retirement home in Yemen and murdered 16 people working there. In that attack, Father Thomas Uzhannil was kidnapped … Read More

Pray for Asia Bibi waiting for final appeal of her death sentence in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Not stand by while the Christians of the Middle East are being attacked. Pray the protection of Psalm 91 over my brothers and sisters facing dangerous circumstances around the world. For six years, Asia Bibi has languished in a prison cell after being accused of violating Pakistan’s Islamic anti-blasphemy laws. The Christian mother of five children has … Read More

Pray for Syrian Christian Refugees Fleeing Terrorists and Civil War

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Not stand by while the Christians of the Middle East are being attacked. Pray the protection of Psalm 91 over my brothers and sisters facing dangerous circumstances around the world. The ancient Christian communities of Syria, established in the first century AD, have been decimated by the Syrian Civil War ongoing since 2011 and the … Read More

Pray for converts risking their lives in Afghanistan

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Not stand by while the Christians of the Middle East are being attacked. Pray the protection of Psalm 91 over my brothers and sisters facing dangerous circumstances around the world. The Church in Afghanistan is heavily persecuted. Open Doors International lists this country as the 4th most dangerous place to be a Christian in the world. There are … Read More

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Morocco’s Christian converts emerge from the shadows

Friday, May 5, 2017

  AGADIR, Morocco (AFP) — Moroccans who secretly converted to Christianity are demanding the right to practice their faith openly in a country where Islam is the state religion and “apostasy” is condemned. At an apartment in a working-class part of the southern town of Agadir, Mustapha listened to hymns emanating from a hi-fi under … Read More

Pray for converts risking their lives in Saudi Arabia

Monday, April 24, 2017

Not stand by while the Christians of the Middle East are being attacked. Pray the protection of Psalm 91 over my brothers and sisters facing dangerous circumstances around the world. An estimated 1.2 million Christians live in Saudi Arabia, but most of these believers are migrants from other countries. By law, all Saudi citizens are considered … Read More