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 …

Longing for Truth

India

Anshu Kacchap’s life has been one of uncertainty and instability. She recently shared her testimony with our ministry team in India. Born and raised in a non-Christian family in northern India, Anshu and her two younger brothers lost their parents at very young age. Their grandmother took care of them until she too died when they were still young. The siblings then went to live with their aunt, who treated them as servants. Anshu had to do all household chores …

Faithful Friend

Indonesia

At the age of 82, Samsuri still drives his becak, an Indonesian pedicab, to make a living in Central Java. He freely professes faith in Christ and is committed to living out scripture in his daily life. Especially when it comes to his family. Joy fills the air when Samsuri talks about his children and grandchildren. Being a role model for each of them, he takes pride in their lives. “I am grateful that all my children have gotten a …

Making an Impact in Kosovo

Albania, Kosovo

A quick glance at the numbers and you’ll see the great need for churches in the fairly new country of Kosovo. Kosovo’s population is around 2.5 million, and there are merely 30 Christian churches. These are small congregations, with the largest numbering just around 80 believers in attendance on a given Sunday. The smallest: ten members. The capital, Pristina, has just four established churches and a couple of groups working to build the church in different areas of the city. …

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 …