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Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

SYRIA — In Uganda, fear and attacks from Islamic ADF militants are increasing. But thanks to your prayers, local Open Doors partners are supporting affected Christians with trauma counselling and spiritual support. *Names changed for security reasons Edward Bamcwanira – Retired Bishop, East Rwenzori Diocese: We are living in fear. And whoever says there is… Continue reading Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

Christian Educators Gather in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA —Organized by Christian children’s charity CRY the aim is to bring together local and native Christian African educators who have the best understanding of what young people need to further their lives and escape poverty. Christian children’s charity CRY recently hosted an educational forum for African educators in Nairobi in Kenya, which was… Continue reading Christian Educators Gather in Kenya

Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Kevin Sorbo Star in ‘The Firing Squad’ Based on the Incredible True Story of Prisoners Who Found Hope While Living on Death Row

LOS ANGELES — Based on a powerful true story of finding hope in the face of death, celebrated Christian filmmaker Tim Chey is bringing to theaters The Firing Squad, an inspiring movie about three convicted criminals, portrayed by acclaimed actors Kevin Sorbo (“God’s Not Dead” and “Let There Be Light”) and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (“Jerry… Continue reading Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Kevin Sorbo Star in ‘The Firing Squad’ Based on the Incredible True Story of Prisoners Who Found Hope While Living on Death Row

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Mobilizes to Provide Emergency Aid in Response to Iranian Attacks

The Fellowship provides an emergency food box to an elderly beneficiary. IFCJ/Yossi Zeliger

JERUSALEM — Following the Iranian attacks on April 13 in which hundreds of drones and missiles were launched at Israel from Iran and its proxies, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) announced today it has taken immediate action to approve $600,000 for emergency food and shelter boxes. Additionally, the organization is expediting… Continue reading International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Mobilizes to Provide Emergency Aid in Response to Iranian Attacks

In The First 10 Months of 2023, 5,000 Christians were Killed

NORTH KOREA — Christian freedom in the world is marked by a deterioration that seems to be getting worse. This is reflected in reports and statistics, such as those collected by the organization Open Doors. That entity has just published the World Persecution List 2024, with data related to the period between January and October… Continue reading In The First 10 Months of 2023, 5,000 Christians were Killed

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Provides $19M in Aid in first 100 Days of Israel-Hamas War

JERUSALEM — To mark the 100th day of the Israel-Hamas War, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) today released details of its 2023 impact, which includes emergency aid support for those affected by the ongoing conflict. From October 7 through December 31, 2023, The Fellowship provided $19 million in emergency aid and… Continue reading International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Provides $19M in Aid in first 100 Days of Israel-Hamas War

30 Years of Gratitude: Christians in Chiapas March for Peace

CHIAPAS — In a testimony of faith, more than 20,000 Christians gathered in Tuxtla Gutiérrez for the Day of Thanksgiving to God for peace in Chiapas. This event, which began three decades ago, has become a symbol of hope and reconciliation in the region Recently, in Tuxla Gutierrez, the Day of Action of “Thank you… Continue reading 30 Years of Gratitude: Christians in Chiapas March for Peace

As War in Israel Continues to Rage, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Approves $5 Million Emergency Grant

Mobile bomb shelter installed in the Moreshet Community in the Misgav Regional Council. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ/The Fellowship) has placed more than 30 since the start of the conflict. © 2023 IFCJ/Raanan Cohen

CHICAGO — As Israel’s war with Hamas continues to intensify, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) announced this week the immediate release of 20 million shekels (more than $5 million) to be distributed to support those in need. Since the war began, The Fellowship has been actively working with partner organizations, the… Continue reading As War in Israel Continues to Rage, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Approves $5 Million Emergency Grant

Russian-Speaking Jewish Christians Rush Aid to War Victims

LOVES PARK, IL — Jewish Christians in Israel, including Russian-speaking immigrants who’ve fled the war in Ukraine, are delivering aid to traumatized Israeli families, even as rockets continue to rain down. Hamas continues to fire rockets at the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, where many frightened families are huddled in bomb shelters. Partnering with Illinois-based… Continue reading Russian-Speaking Jewish Christians Rush Aid to War Victims

On Maspero Day, Coptic Solidarity Commemorates Both Modern and Living Martyrs in Egypt

WASHINGTON — Eight years ago, Coptic Solidarity launched an annual initiative, the Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day, in recognition of the increasing number of Copts being killed for their faith. Coptic Solidarity seeks to create greater awareness and action on behalf of the indigenous Coptic Christians who live under systematic discrimination by the Egyptian government… Continue reading On Maspero Day, Coptic Solidarity Commemorates Both Modern and Living Martyrs in Egypt

Inside Modern Slavery: The Christian Brick Kiln Workers of Pakistan

PAKISTAN — Journey into the heart of Pakistan’s brick kilns, where resilient Christians labor under the harsh sun and the heavy yoke of modern slavery in the form of bonded servitude. This is more than a look into the world of brick-making, it’s a glimpse into the lives and faith of our brothers and sisters… Continue reading Inside Modern Slavery: The Christian Brick Kiln Workers of Pakistan

Help The Persecuted Provides Immediate Support to Christians Under Attack in Pakistan

PAKISTAN — Christians in several communities in Pakistan have come under attack from angry mobs this week after two teenagers were accused of allegedly desecrating a Quran. Christian leaders and others said it was a false accusation. Nearly 30 churches were attacked, some being completely destroyed as hundreds of Bibles and Christian literature was burned.… Continue reading Help The Persecuted Provides Immediate Support to Christians Under Attack in Pakistan

The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove hosts first Spanish-language seminar: “Living With Purpose”

ASHEVILLE, NC — On July 28-30, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina, will welcome Hispanic Christians for a Spanish-language seminar led by Guatemalan preacher and director of the ministry Legendarios, Chepe Putzu. “For decades, The Cove has welcomed people from around the world to be equipped with God’s Word… Continue reading The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove hosts first Spanish-language seminar: “Living With Purpose”

Four Persecuted Christian Women Shared Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

[PRN] Four Persecuted Christian Women To Share Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

BARTLESVILLE, OK — “I love you and I forgive you,” Anita Smith said to husband Ronnie’s murderers during a national TV interview. Her Christlike words riveted reporters and inspired believers worldwide as they saw her faith in action after her husband was killed while living and working in Libya on mission to show Christ. Anita’s… Continue reading Four Persecuted Christian Women Shared Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

Stephen E. Strang New Book, ‘Spirit-Led Living in an Upside-Down World’

LAKE MARY, FL — Stephen E. Strang released his newest book, “Spirit-Led Living in an Upside-Down World,” (Charisma House) on May 16, 2023. In this book, Strang explores the power that took the teachings of a young carpenter from Galilee and used it to turn the most ruthless empire of its era upside-down, overcoming the… Continue reading Stephen E. Strang New Book, ‘Spirit-Led Living in an Upside-Down World’

Family Retreat: An Oasis of Hope for The Rojas Family Living with Disability

MICHIGAN – Joni and Friends Family Retreat specifically focus on families navigating the challenges of disability. They strive to create a rich, Christ-centered environment at each Family Retreat that is safe and accepting for each member of the family. Find out how life-transforming this was recently for the Rojas family. Gerardo Rojas: Our idea of… Continue reading Family Retreat: An Oasis of Hope for The Rojas Family Living with Disability

Life-Changing Livelihood for Persecuted Iraqi Christian

NORTHERN IRAQ — In 2014 when ISIS entered Mosul persecuted Iraqi Christian Namir was forced to flee the city with his family and seek safety in Northern Iraq in Erbil. But he struggled to earn a living to feed his family until he received help from Christian charity Help The Persecuted to start up his… Continue reading Life-Changing Livelihood for Persecuted Iraqi Christian

Venezuelan Migrants Living in Communities in Colombia

COLOMBIA — María Alejandra, a Venezuelan migrant, praises God for her new community in Colombia and for the physical and spiritual help that the Christian organization Samaritan’s Purse has provided to her family and neighbors. María Alejandra: They are my two daughters. They are my reason to live, and because of them, I keep going.… Continue reading Venezuelan Migrants Living in Communities in Colombia

BAM Connect Christian Business Leaders Summit in Bucharest, Romania

ROMANIA — Christian business leaders can play an important role in transforming society and spreading the gospel. They need to understand how God can use their organizations to share His Word so that communities and people are changed. This was the purpose of the meeting organized in Bucharest by BAM Romania, which brought together international… Continue reading BAM Connect Christian Business Leaders Summit in Bucharest, Romania

Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

TURKEY — Kouroush* is an Iranian Christian now living in Turkey, after he fled to escape persecution, leaving everything behind. We hear how, with Open Doors’ support, he is now opening a Center of Hope to help care for fellow refugees. Kouroush*, name changed for security purposes: “I didn’t murder anyone. I didn’t steal anything.… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

Helping Families Living with Disability Find Their Place in Church

RIDGELAND, MS — Did you know that there is an unreached people group in your neighborhood? Only 5-10% of the world’s disabled population are effectively reached with the Gospel. That makes people with disabilities one of the largest unreached people groups in the world! For Joshua and his mother, a welcoming church in Ridgeland, Mississippi… Continue reading Helping Families Living with Disability Find Their Place in Church

National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Launches ‘Equip2Impact’ Initiative for Pastors with Support of Lilly Foundation Grant

SACRAMENTO —The NHCLC has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to launch “Equip2Impact,” an NHCLC initiative training active and aspiring pastors in fundamental preaching skills that will engage their churches, so they make a cultural impact in their community with conviction and compassion. The initiative is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s… Continue reading National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Launches ‘Equip2Impact’ Initiative for Pastors with Support of Lilly Foundation Grant

Open Doors Urges Believers to Pray On ‘International Day of Prayer’ for Persecuted Christians, Nov. 6

SANTA ANA, CA — This Sunday, November 6, Christians will pray for fellow believers around the world who are suffering for their faith during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). According to Open Doors’ World Watch List, more than 360 million Christians – 1 in 7 globally – live in places… Continue reading Open Doors Urges Believers to Pray On ‘International Day of Prayer’ for Persecuted Christians, Nov. 6

What Does Life Look Like for a Christian in Afghanistan?

AFGHANISTAN — Baset, a SAT-7 viewer in Afghanistan sent this profoundly moving message describing both the famine and soaring prices affecting everyone in his country and the dangers for anyone suspected of leaving the country’s major religion. Baset: Our lives have changed in Afghanistan. My name is Baset and I am a teacher. But my… Continue reading What Does Life Look Like for a Christian in Afghanistan?

New Open Doors Prayer App Connects American Believers with Persecuted Christians Around the World

SANTA ANA, CA — A new mobile prayer app developed by Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA, gives users the ability to connect with persecuted Christians suffering for their faith. Available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the Open Doors Prayer App was created to help strengthen and support Christian… Continue reading New Open Doors Prayer App Connects American Believers with Persecuted Christians Around the World

Alarming Rise in Islamist Violence Against Christians in Nigeria

NIGERIA — A new report highlights the alarming scale of rising violence in Nigeria as terrorists attempt to Islamise the nation — Much of that violence is directed against Christians. Andrew Boyd reports. Release International has warned that Nigeria is fast becoming a persecution hotspot. And Open Doors estimates more Christians are killed there than… Continue reading Alarming Rise in Islamist Violence Against Christians in Nigeria

Iraqi Christian Mother Separated from Family

QARAQOSH, IRAQ — When Islamic State captured the Christian-majority city of Qaraqosh, Iraq, Sana and her family were trapped in their home for almost three weeks. When they were discovered, Sana and her daughter were separated from Sana’s husband and two sons. Sana never saw them again. But Sana has not given up on God.… Continue reading Iraqi Christian Mother Separated from Family

Social Media Targets Christians in New Kind of Genocide — Noel Yeatts | NewsMax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian organization serving the needs of the impoverished around the world, discusses the suffering that Christians face, even by those who use social media as a tool to fan the flames of persecution. When you look at lists of the most dangerous places to be a… Continue reading Social Media Targets Christians in New Kind of Genocide — Noel Yeatts | NewsMax

Isolated Christians in Middle East Turn to New Streaming Service

STREAMS IN THE DESERT: Isolated Christians in the Middle East are using their smartphones to connect with other believers on the region's first-ever faith-based streaming service. SAT-7 PLUS (www.sat7usa.org) -- a Netflix-type service that provides faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish -- is a spiritual lifeline for "secret" Christians living in fear of persecution and even death

EASTON, MD — Isolated Christians in the Middle East, including many struggling to survive, are using their smartphones to connect with other believers on the region’s first-ever faith-based video-on-demand service. Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS — a Netflix-type service of faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and… Continue reading Isolated Christians in Middle East Turn to New Streaming Service

Volunteers Combine RV Living and Their Passion for Bible Translation to Donate Thousands of Hours to Wycliffe Associates

ORLANDO, FL — Since the founding of Wycliffe Associates in 1967, volunteers have contributed thousands of hours of labor to propel the ministry forward in its mission to accelerate Church Owned Bible translation across the globe. And at the Wycliffe Associates international headquarters in Orlando, Florida, approximately 110 volunteers are staying for the winter season… Continue reading Volunteers Combine RV Living and Their Passion for Bible Translation to Donate Thousands of Hours to Wycliffe Associates

After U.S. Withdrawal, Afghanistan Becomes No. 1 Most Dangerous Place on Earth to be Christian, According to 2022 World Watch List Ranking by Leading Persecution Watchdog Open Doors

SANTA ANA, CA — For the first time ever, Afghanistan is the most dangerous place on the planet to be a Christian, according to Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List, which was released today. The World Watch List is a definitive, comprehensive research-based report that ranks the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous… Continue reading After U.S. Withdrawal, Afghanistan Becomes No. 1 Most Dangerous Place on Earth to be Christian, According to 2022 World Watch List Ranking by Leading Persecution Watchdog Open Doors

As Severe Winter Storms Strike Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Is Providing Critical, Lifesaving Care to Israel’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

JERUSALEM — Winter storm Carmel has ravaged Israel, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), in collaboration with Israel’s Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs, has immediately responded to assist the vulnerable sectors of Israeli society – in particular, the elderly and people with disabilities living alone, the homeless, and impoverished families… Continue reading As Severe Winter Storms Strike Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Is Providing Critical, Lifesaving Care to Israel’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

Refugee Housing Community Includes German Christians

GERMANY — Millions of refugees fleeing war and economic hardships in the Middle East and Africa have made their way to Europe. They must learn a new language and learn how to deal with schools, transportation, banks and everything else. But a Christian foundation in Germany has created a unique housing project to help refugees… Continue reading Refugee Housing Community Includes German Christians

Open Doors USA Invites Christians to March for the Martyrs

WASHINGTON — As Christians in Afghanistan pray to stay alive, this Saturday, US Christians are being called to D.C. for a first-of-its-kind large-scale march of solidarity for martyrs and persecuted Christians. March for the Martyrs aims to raise awareness about the plight of persecuted Christians by bringing together believers across all denominations to stand in… Continue reading Open Doors USA Invites Christians to March for the Martyrs

2021 CRC Worldview Release #6 Christian, Conflicted, or Confused?

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has published the sixth release in its series of American Worldview Reports for 2021. The report is entitled “What Does It Mean When People Say They Are Christian?” Each successive report issued over the past two years is a wake-up call for followers of… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Release #6 Christian, Conflicted, or Confused?

Christian Persecution Set to Rise in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN – Christian charity Release International has issued an urgent call to pray for the underground church in Afghanistan as the persecution of Christians in the region is set to rise following the return of the Taliban regime. A Christian contact of one Release International partner describes the situation as ‘dire.’ Says ‘Micah’: ‘Our brothers… Continue reading Christian Persecution Set to Rise in Afghanistan

Christian Parenting Network has a Podcast for Every Parent

DALLAS – With over two million downloads in less than one year since its creation, the Christian Parenting Podcast Network, a leading online resource for parents from ChristianParenting.org, offers a podcast for every parent. Now featuring 16 shows with three more to release by December 2021, it all began with the well-known Pardon the Mess… Continue reading Christian Parenting Network has a Podcast for Every Parent

Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

TURKEY — Kouroush* is an Iranian Christian now living in Turkey, after he fled to escape persecution, leaving everything behind. We hear how, with Open Doors’ support, he is now opening a Center of Hope to help care for fellow refugees. Kouroush*, name changed for security purposes: “I didn’t murder anyone. I didn’t steal anything.… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

Retirement Reformation Founder Urges Christian Seniors to ‘Get off the Couch, Engage in Lifelong Ministry’

ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO SIGN THE 'RETIREMENT MANIFESTO': Bruce Bruinsma, whose book, Retirement Reformation, has sparked a movement using the same name, urges Christians to support the Retirement Manifesto, which is available on the group's website. Hundreds of people have already signed the 10-point document, which affirms biblical beliefs in lifelong ministry and choosing to enter each season of life with a God-directed vision.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — If the results of a recent survey are any indication, it’s time for Christians to counteract the view of retirement as a season only for relaxation and leisure, says the author of the book that launched a movement. Bruce Bruinsma, 79, the founder of Retirement Reformation (https://retirementreformation.org/), says the popular outlook… Continue reading Retirement Reformation Founder Urges Christian Seniors to ‘Get off the Couch, Engage in Lifelong Ministry’

Christian-Funded Charity Responds to Humanitarian Needs During Israel-Palestinian Conflict

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JERUSALEM — Due to continued rocket attacks across central and southern Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), the largest Christian-funded provider of security and humanitarian aid in Israel, increased aid to affected citizens waiting out the conflict. “Last week, we immediately approved security measures like bomb shelters and protective vests to… Continue reading Christian-Funded Charity Responds to Humanitarian Needs During Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

The keys to success in Christian missions are far different than they were during the greater part of the last three preceding centuries. Success in Christian missions today requires much more than a person packing their personal belongings in a trunk and heading off into the great unknown. At this unparalleled point in human history,… Continue reading Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

Canadian Christian Organization to Help Prevent COVID-19 Deaths Among India’s Most Vulnerable

ONTARIO, CANADA — As COVID-19 deaths continue to grow exponentially in India, one Canadian NGO is stepping up to help that country’s most vulnerable people access the life-saving jab. Effect Hope is a Canadian Christian global health organization that supports people with neglected tropical diseases. Effect Hope will help Indians affected by leprosy and lymphatic… Continue reading Canadian Christian Organization to Help Prevent COVID-19 Deaths Among India’s Most Vulnerable

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Doubles Assistance for Passover

Photo Credit: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv, IFCJ.org

JERUSALEM — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) will provide Passover assistance in the amount of approximately $6.2 million to Israeli families, children, elderly, new olim (immigrants), and soldiers, as well as $700,000 to help needy Jewish populations in the former Soviet Union (FSU). This more than doubles the amount of assistance… Continue reading The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Doubles Assistance for Passover

Mercy Ships and CURE International Announce Partnership Providing Surgery to Reach More Children Living with Disabilities

SPRING LAKE, MI — Mercy Ships and CURE International announced a partnership to provide specialized surgical care to children living with disabilities across the continent of Africa. Both organizations provide hope and healing to children living with disabilities through surgical care in under-resourced countries. During a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has made access to specialized… Continue reading Mercy Ships and CURE International Announce Partnership Providing Surgery to Reach More Children Living with Disabilities

Pathway Learning – Equipping Christian Leaders Around the World

WINTER PARK, FL – Pathway Learning was born in the heart of Dr. Steve Childers when after leading a training session for church leaders in Africa. His lesson included the matter of serving widows and orphans in the communities represented at the conference. None of the churches represented were doing anything. Steve immediately realized that… Continue reading Pathway Learning – Equipping Christian Leaders Around the World

New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

SANTA ANA, CA — There is a growing, hidden, “shadow pandemic” of violence, abduction and trafficking directed towards Christian women and girls around the world, according to a new report from Open Doors USA. “Same Faith, Different Persecution,” published ahead of International Women’s Day, explores targeted Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) over 12 months between October… Continue reading New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

ACSI and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — ACSI and Ron Blue Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to equip junior and senior high school students with a biblical foundation for financial management, enabling them to be wise stewards of their God-given resources. The Biblical Personal Finance Curriculum is a six-week offering consisting of six modules… Continue reading ACSI and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students

157 Organizations Honored as ‘2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Today, the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 157 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020. Says BCWI CEO and Co-founder Al Lopus, “Today, we honor extraordinary organizations whose leaders took a wise, courageous, and necessary step. Faced with the simultaneous challenges of managing remote workplaces, shrinking budgets and… Continue reading 157 Organizations Honored as ‘2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Persecution of Christians Exacerbated by a Year of Covid-19 According to World Watch List 2021

SANTA ANA, CA — Open Doors has today launched their 2021 World Watch list highlighting the 50 worst countries for persecution. Their report also found that rather than the spread of Covid-19 slowing down the rate of persecution, in many cases, it has been greatly intensified – in a variety of forms: Christians in numerous… Continue reading Persecution of Christians Exacerbated by a Year of Covid-19 According to World Watch List 2021

Nigerian Bible Translators Asking for Help as Pandemic, Terrorist Attacks on Christians, and Economic Collapse Halt Work

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ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, reports that Nigerian Bible translators are asking for help after suspending Bible translation projects in 30 languages. The global pandemic, terrorism, and economic collapse have brought Bible translation to a halt… Continue reading Nigerian Bible Translators Asking for Help as Pandemic, Terrorist Attacks on Christians, and Economic Collapse Halt Work

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