Stories of Hope

Stories from our ministry fields around the world.

Young woman reading a book in the nature park with freshness in
Claudia Elzinga

April Prayer Guide

ALBANIA — We give thanks that in the last quarter, over 10,000 individuals visited the Words of Hope Albania website. In response to a questionnaire on the site, 18 people responded that they had accepted Jesus as their Lord

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Iran
Claudia Elzinga

Iranian Church

Last year as COVID-19 was sweeping the world, Sepideh, a newly-divorced Iranian woman, found herself forced to move back in with her parents. Lonely and discouraged, Sepideh was glad for the chance to reconnect with an old college roommate

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Albania
Claudia Elzinga

Good News. All Ways.

Words of Hope is committed to making the hope of the gospel accessible to people in all ways possible. Our supporters understand that around the world people interact with media differently, and so together we rely on our field

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Iran
Claudia Elzinga

Committed to Evangelism

Amir lives in Iran, where converting to Christianity is illegal and where sharing your faith can be persecuted with time in prison, or worse.  Despite the government trying to stop it, Christianity continues to spread in Iran, however. Many,

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Claudia Elzinga

March Prayer Guide

IRAN — Pray for Christian converts in Iran who continue to experience persecution because of their faith. At least 15 Christians are currently being held in prison for charges related to their faith, and over 100 were arrested at some

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Two young Indian girls worshipping in church
Claudia Elzinga

February Prayer Guide

ENGLISH — A devotional reader sent the following note: “I want to say praise God and a warm thank you to Words of Hope. I am in prison. Currently 20 years old. In prison for robbery. And I was

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India
Claudia Elzinga

Christmas in India

Members of Words of Hope’s Dogri language team in India were able to host a Christmas celebration in a village about 40 miles from their studio. The village is located in the hills, in an area where gospel outreach began only a few years before.

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Nepali man and boy sitting on village steps
Claudia Elzinga

January Prayer Guide

SOUTH SUDAN — Pray for the production and reception of a series of programs titled, “Peace Building and Conflict Resolution.” Our local leadership in South Sudan is encouraging listeners to focus on the example of Christ, our Prince of

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coffee cup phone and journal on table
Claudia Elzinga

December Prayer Guide

NEPAL — Please pray for families in Nepal who are once again being impacted by flooding. In the last few days, we received word from our ministry leader that 84 families lost their homes and 31 people were killed. Many

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