You Speak Hope

Iran

Ahmad (not his real name) contacted us recently to let us know just how important hearing the gospel message has been for him. Nearly thirty years ago, when Ahmad was just a young boy living in Iran, he owned a radio that he used to listen to in his bedroom. In the darkness of the evening, he would hunker down with his radio and a flashlight, searching for broadcasts. “One of the broadcasts I found was yours,” he says. “You …

Thank You for Your Prayers and Support

Arabic, Presidential Update

You are sharing the hope of Jesus around the world. Thank you! This month, I spent six days in Egypt exploring new opportunities for Words of Hope to aid the Christian movement in Arabic-speaking places. I would like to introduce you to some of the amazing people that I met on my trip, even though I can’t share their names or pictures due to the sensitive nature of their work. “What did I do after the bombings…?” When I asked …

In the Wake of the Egyptian Bombings

Arabic, Presidential Update

In the shock wave of last Sunday’s bombings in Egyptian Coptic Churches, I find myself wondering where this world is headed. What is God up to? How could these things happen? When will the suffering end? I am reflecting again on the scene of Palm Sunday as described in the Gospels. That day, the crowds celebrated a man they hoped would change their world—bring an end to Roman rule, establish himself as the new king, begin the years of Jubilee. …

Iranian Believers Baptized

Iran, Presidential Update

After three months on the job, I simply cannot say “Thank You” enough. I am grateful to God for calling me to this work. And I am grateful for each and every one of our supporters and friends. We are partners together in speaking the hope of Jesus Christ into the hearts of people around the world. Thanks be to God! I just returned from leading a five-day Iranian ministry conference for believers and seekers that was held in a …

Joy and Peace

Bhutan

Tashi lives in poverty and isolation in a small mountain village in Bhutan. Her house is thatched and covered with a blue plastic sheet to keep out the rain. Though there is no easy transportation into or out of Tashi’s village, and there are few Christians who live in her vicinity, Tashi has been able to listen to the gospel message in her very own home. “I am a daily listener of the Words of Hope radio program,” Tashi shares. …

Peace on the Horizon

South Sudan

After more than two years of civil war, the country of South Sudan is finally emerging from the rubble. Much to Rebuild The civil war that has ravaged the new country of South Sudan during the past two years has left deep gashes that only the grace of God can fully heal. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have killed one another during this time, and more than two million individuals have been displaced from their homes. Many of them …