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Prayer Requests from Sichuan’s Early Rain Covenant Church, China

Prayer Requests from Sichuan’s Early Rain Covenant Church, China

China’s Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), which has been targeted by the Chinese government in its crackdown against Christianity in recent years, has sent out prayer request. It continues to ask for prayers for fellow churches in China that are suffering at the moment, so that these house churches can continue to maintain the spiritual...

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Pastor in Iran and Eight Church Members Sentenced to Five Years in Prison Each

Pastor in Iran and Eight Church Members Sentenced to Five Years in Prison Each

Iranian church leader Matthias Haghnejad and eight members of the Church of Iran denomination who were on trial with him have each been sentenced to five years in prison following a short trial on 23 September. Pastor Haghnejad was arrested by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard after a church service on 10 February 2019, while Shahrouz...

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Inspiring Story Of Two Women, Maryam and Marziyeh Imprisoned For Distributing Bibles In Iran

Inspiring Story Of Two Women, Maryam and Marziyeh Imprisoned For Distributing Bibles In Iran

Imprisoned for distributing Bibles in Iran, Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh saw its verses of suffering and forgiveness come alive. Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh spent a harrowing eight months in one of Iran’s most notorious prisons because of their Christian faith. Born and raised as Muslims, both women grew unsatisfied with the teachings of...

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Northway Church USA: Cross Still Standing After Tornado Rips Through Texas Church

Northway Church USA: Cross Still Standing After Tornado Rips Through Texas Church

While no one was hurt during a tornado that ripped through Northway Church in the US, Shea Sumlin, the lead pastor described the damage it caused as “catastrophic,” adding he is thankful the storm didn’t twist through the sanctuary during services just a few hours before. There was one thing, though, that gave Sumlin comfort: the...

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Christianity on a Steady Rise, Atheism Declining around the World, Report Says; As Christians Express Gratitude

Christianity on a Steady Rise, Atheism Declining around the World, Report Says; As Christians Express Gratitude

Headlines all over might declare that Christianity is declining, but new research shows the report is distorted and Christianity is growing faster than the population around the world. And atheism and agnosticism are on a gradual decline. The 2019 Status of Global Christianity report shows there were 2.5 billion Christians in the world as of mid-2019 –...

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Over 5,000 Christians Show Support For Israel at Jerusalem’s 64th Feast of Tabernacles

Over 5,000 Christians Show Support For Israel at Jerusalem’s 64th Feast of Tabernacles

This year, more than 5,000 Christians from all parts of the world gathered on Thursday for the city’s annual Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) festive march around Israel’s capital, which saw 10,000 participants in total.  The Jerusalem municipality organized and funded the march and entertainment events, with participants coming to Israel from 100 nations. The arrival...

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Truett Foster Mckeehan, 21-Year-Old Son of Christian Rapper TobyMac Dies in the US

Truett Foster Mckeehan, 21-Year-Old Son of Christian Rapper TobyMac Dies in the US

Truett Foster McKeehan who is the eldest son of Christian rapper and singer Toby “TobyMac” McKeehan suddenly passed away Tuesday night or early hours of wednesday morning, since the time of death is not clearly ascertained. He was 21 years old.  According to USA Today, “Truett did pass away at home in the Nashville area sometime...

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Christian Woman Sexually Harassed by Police Man in Sudan, Sources Say

Christian Woman Sexually Harassed by Police Man in Sudan, Sources Say

A young Catholic woman has discovered that many Public Order Police in Muslim-majority Sudan believe they have a mandate to sexually harass those they deem ‘inappropriately dressed,’ simply due to the fact that they don’t dress according to strict Islamic custom. Nyankiir Kual Mayen, a 24-year-old university student in Al Qadarif in eastern Sudan, filed...

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Chris, A Young Minister faces the Challenges of Becoming a Deaf Ordained Minister in North Africa

Chris, A Young Minister faces the Challenges of Becoming a Deaf Ordained Minister in North Africa

According to persecution watchdog Open Doors USA, North Africa is home to two of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians: Libya and Sudan. Finding and graduating from a Christian seminary in that region; add persecution and the physical inability to hear, and the task seems unconquerable. A Deaf believer named Chris* successfully navigated these challenges to become...