Becoming a secret pastor


photo: iStock

 

Hameedullah* works as a church leader in a country known for intense persecution of Christians.

Awakening Latin America


The Doulos in port | photo: OM

 

For the first half of the 20th century, Latin America was an almost exclusively Catholic continent. Though the gospel had been preached in Latin countries for decades, the local evangelical church hadn’t grown significantly. In 1970, only 4% of the population identified as evangelical and the continent was still considered a mission field. But this was about to change.

Indonesia & Malaysia: Sharia’s forward march


Jakarta, capital of Indonesia | photo: iStock

Jakarta, capital of Indonesia | photo: iStock

 

The version of Islam found in the Muslim majority countries of Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei – has long been regarded as a more moderate face of the religion.

Beauty from brokenness


Emotions at the wedding

Emotions at the wedding

 

One of the two sisters brutally gang-raped by three young Muslim men at gunpoint in Jaranwala, Pakistan, during November 2014, was married to a loving Christian husband on 20 December 2016.

3 stories of oppression from China


Pastor Li Guozhi | photo: radioc.org

Pastor Li Guozhi | photo: radioc.org

 

A pastor in southwestern China – jailed for nearly a year on fabricated charges and suffering a liver disease – focussed on trusting God in a November letter of encouragement to his wife.

Niger: YWAM Kidnap


Jeff Woodke preaching | photo: lostcoastoutpost

Jeff Woodke preaching | photo: lostcoastoutpost

 

The kidnap of a pioneering American missionary on 14 October is a ‘terrible tragedy’ for the communities he served for 24 years, according to the local mayor, and it has raised security concerns among the country’s missionary community.


President Xi Jinping | photo: Wiki

President Xi Jinping | photo: Wiki

 

The Chinese Government released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs in early September, showing that President Xi Jinping is attempting to exert even greater control over how religion is practised…

China: religious control increased