Tag: Touch The World

5 Minute Challenge – Northern Nigeria

Last month, two suicide bombers drove their car into the worship service of the Jos Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN). Open Doors confirmed the killing of least four people and injuring of over 40 church members. Among the dead was a young girl, whose exact age remains unknown. The Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed …

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Depraved Indifference video

Don’t watch this video unless you’re ready to be moved…  

Pray for the Horn

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5 Minute Challenge – Eritrea

All evangelical churches were closed following the government’s ban on all religious groups other than state-approved Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran or Islamic groups in 2002. Anyone discovered to be an evangelical is tortured and forced to revert to the registered denominations. If they don’t, they are held in military camps without trial. Around 1500 are believed …

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Will you stand for freedom? Will you sign your name?

If you will take a stand for freedom by signing your name to the following petition to President Obama, click here!   Dear President Obama: On January 1, 2013, our country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Although slavery is illegal almost everywhere in the world today, it endures at home and …

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5 Minute Challenge – Afghanistan

All Afghan Christians come from a Muslim background. Believers who are discovered face discrimination from family and community, Muslim clergy and local authorities. The government treats converts in a hostile manner, using any means possible to make them recant. The tiny Christian minority cannot meet in public; meetings in private homes are possible, but require …

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Invisible Children’s Real Achievement: There May Never Be Another Rwanda

[Title from Forbes article] If you’ve been under a rock and haven’t seen or heard of #KONY2012, here’s a link. It’s a VERY powerful display of the power of social media. The video has been viewed millions of times in the past few days, when the original goal was only 500,000 views in the year 2012. …

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Update on Achu – Praise Him!

from Kimberly Smith Blog by Kimberly L Smith (Author and Co-founder and Co-President of Make Way Partners) [first mention of Achu –  Wed, February 15, 2012 – Please pray for a young girl from the community named Achu.  A year ago Achu broke her leg and the bone is STILL sticking out of her leg and dying.  We offered …

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5 Minute Challenge – Saudi Arabia

There is no freedom of religion here. The legal system is based on Islamic law and conversion to another religion is punishable by death if the accused does not recant. Non-Muslim public worship is prohibited, and although the government recognizes the right of non-Muslims to worship privately, the religious police often do not. Worshippers risk …

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5 Minute Challenge – Somalia

Somalia – civil war, life expectancy = 50 years, median age = 17 years, famine, pirates, hot climate, Sunni Muslim   No one is expected to be a Christian in Somalia, so there is no organized church. Muslim converts exist as individual secret believers, and can only know a few others to make a small …

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