Pray for Christmas in Egypt

Pray for Christmas in Egypt

Egyptian Christians Celebrate Christmas Despite ISIS Attacks Egyptian Christians will celebrate Christmas this weekend even as Islamic militants step up attacks and vow to “wipe them out.” “Pray for a safe and peaceful Christmas here, and for the protection of the Coptic Christians and the Egyptian church,” said Christian Freedom International’s s co-worker. Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7. Leading up to Christmas, gunmen...

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Christmas Gifts and Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan

Christmas Gifts and Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan

This Christmas, the stark reality of life as a Christian was displayed in Pakistan. In Quetta, Islamic terrorists attacked a church during a packed pre-Christmas service where a children’s Christmas play was scheduled. At least 11 people were killed and 50 injured. In Lahore, Christians gave colorful clothes and toys to brighten Christmas for children of families enslaved in brickyards. Christians loving others, even as they are persecuted. The...

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Christmas Blessing – Christian Captives Set Free

Christmas Blessing – Christian Captives Set Free

The bad news came as Christian Freedom International’s volunteers were distributing food and provisions to refugees from Pakistan last month. A Christian family, who is hiding in Thailand while seeking asylum, was arrested while on the way to pick up the aid and food packet. “We prayed together from the core of our heart,” said a CFI volunteer, “and in the evening we heard the good news that immigration released them. Really, it’s a miracle.”...

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“Don’t respond if policeman in {restricted country} contacts you.”

“Don’t respond if policeman in {restricted country} contacts you.”

An e-mail from our co-worker in a restricted country arrived last week. He warned that a police officer is trying to track us down after we visited Christians in a remote area of that country. The officer wants to know who we met with, and why. “If you get any mail from police officer in {restricted country} please don’t respond,” he wrote. “He wanted to know the details of the person that we visited in {restricted country}.”...

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Help for Egyptian Victims of ISIS

Help for Egyptian Victims of ISIS

After the beheadings and terrorist attacks, after the world turns to the next breaking news, what happens to the families of Christians killed by ISIS? Many times, they are forgotten. The problem is not that people don’t care. There are just too many tragedies to keep up. In Egypt, one man remembers. One early morning in September, he left his house to travel to Minya province. He purchased 7 big packages of food for 7 families of the...

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Life at a Bible School for Refugees Along the Burma-Thai Border

Life at a Bible School for Refugees Along the Burma-Thai Border

What does day-to-day work at a mission Bible school look like? Joe and Marnie Scott know. They direct, with help from their daughters Kiera and Maija, the Huai Kalok Bible Institute (HBI). Located in a small village near the Burma/Thai border, HBI trains persecuted Christian young adults to serve as pastors, teachers, worship leaders, and missionaries on the front lines of the Persecuted Church in Burma and isolated regions of Southeast Asia....

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