Why all this Suffering?

Iran

Mehyar’s desperate prayer still echoes in my mind: “Lord, why was I born in the country of Iran?” Mehyar and his family were forced to flee Iran when his wife started receiving threats from the Iranian government on account of her outspoken Christian faith. Mehyar’s prayer continues: “Honestly God, sometimes I think you don’t have control over what’s going on in the world, because I see so much pain, war, and sorrow that it breaks my heart. Lord please bring …

Women in India Recognize their Value in Christ

India

As you may know, in India, women and girls continue to receive less education on average than their male peers. In fact, the male literacy rate in India is 77 percent, while women trail behind at 55 percent. Women and girls also continue to face widespread domestic abuse, as the message from childhood is that Indian society prefers boys to girls. India is now facing a female population deficit of 35 million, thought to be largely the result of gender-selective …

Radio Listener Communities

Indonesia

In the country of Indonesia, Christians and seekers form listener communities where they can gather in homes to listen to and discuss Christian radio programs together. A Chance to Hear the Gospel Sahat is a coffee farmer in the cold mountains of North Sumatra, Indonesia. When he goes to work in the mornings, he takes a small radio along so that he can listen to a program called Rencana Agung (Majestic Plan), a Christian program produced by Words of Hope …