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In The World—December 13, 2015

By Melissa Wuske Rising Persecution Around the World According to Christian Freedom International (CFI), every five minutes a Christian is martyred because of his or her beliefs. “They are your Christian family throughout the world,” said CFI president Jim Jacobson, addressing the global church in advance of November 8’s International Day of Prayer. “Pray for […]


In the World — January 13, 2013

By Christy Barritt   Canadian School Continues to Give Out Free Bibles A Canadian public school system will continue to give out free Bibles, despite the protests from one parent. Gideons International has been giving out Bibles to fifth graders in the Chilliwack, British Columbia school system since 1946. Before receiving the Bibles, the students […]

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The Suffering Church and Its People

By Juanita Wier Nobles   In his book, Stronger (Cook, 2010), Focus on the Family president Jim Daly points to the feeling some people in other nations have about Christians in America. Jim was in Beijing to explore the possibility of expanding the work there, and was saying good-bye to a Chinese missionary couple who […]

Praying for the persecuted church

By Shawn McMullen Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering (Hebrews 13:3). Today has been designated International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Churches who take time today to pray for their suffering brothers and […]