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The First Christian Refugees: A Christmas Story

“At Christmas we like to focus on the miraculous birth, a beautiful baby, the royal visitors, a bright, guiding star and rich, elaborate gifts…But we often overlook the other side of the story –  the dark side that doesn’t come with a pretty bow. One of a jealous dictator, death threats and a ‘massacre of innocents’ (Matthew 2:16).  One that sends a young couple and their small child fleeing for their lives.*…” 

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An Exciting Journey with the Persecuted Church

Twenty years ago, I heard a strong message on Christian radio from the Word of God that changed my life.  The Lord used it to wake me up to what is happening to millions of my brothers and sisters in Christ and stir me to action!  Through prayer, He graciously helped me get past my fear of failure and perfectionism and start doing what I could to raise prayer and support for the worldwide persecuted Church.

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Her Name Is Leah

I want to introduce you to a special young woman. Right now, she is in the midst of an uncertain and unthinkable storm. Her name is Leah Sharibu. In February, the Nigerian Islamic group, the Boko Haram, stormed Leah’s secondary school in the community of Dapchi, kidnapping Leah and 109 of her schoolmates.  After a month in secret captivity, they were released…all but Leah.

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How Big is Your God, Really?

When J.B. Phillips wrote his book, Your God is too Small, the follow-up question was, "How big is your God?"  I am still asking that question in my own life.  In January, the former Archbishop and Primate of the Church of Uganda died and was celebrated.  His funeral was not only a national event, it was an international marker of the amazing changes in Africa, especially within the Anglican churches of Africa.  The Rev. Dr. David Goodhew has outlined some of the facts...

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