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Richard Wurmbrand’s story brought to life on stage

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Canada (MNN) — Voice of the Martyrs Canada is currently taking booking enquiries in Canada for their one-man live stage show called ‘Solitary Refinement’. This performance depicts the imprisonment of Richard Wurmbrand, Voice of the Martyrs’ founder who was jailed and tortured for 14 years in Communist Romania for preaching the Gospel. ‘Solitary Refinement’ is…

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Education gives vulnerable children hope for a better future

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

International (MNN) – Following the London terror attack this past weekend, it was revealed that one of the assailants, Khuram Shazad Butt, had previously been reported to the police for trying to radicalize young children. (Photo courtesy of TeachBeyond) It’s nothing new, as Islamic extremists often target the most vulnerable people to indoctrinate. “You’re seeing…

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Orphans in Malawi need our love

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Malawi (MNN) — Orphans in Malawi, along with vulnerable children, make up 66 percent of the country’s population for people under the age of 25. Being one of the poorest countries in the world, orphans in Malawi are often left at the bottom of the social ladder with little-to-no hope for change. Paint the Scene…

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Ramadan prayer guide shares poignant story of Muslim man and the Gospel

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

International (MNN) — We’ve been encouraging you to pray for Muslims during Ramadan, which runs until June 24th in the United States. But did you know there’s a resource to help you know what to pray for? (Photo courtesy of Frontiers USA) Frontiers USA has a Ramadan prayer guide for Christians called ‘Searching for a…

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Pakistan law adds pressure on religious minorities

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Pakistan (MNN) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has always been an uncertain time for religious minorities, but a new law in Pakistan is adding even more pressure. (Photo courtesy of Open Doors USA) The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs recently approved an amendment that would increase the severity of punishments for breaking Ramadan’s…

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Young girls in India at-risk of being dedicated as ‘devadasis’

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

India (MNN) — Sumani, a 16-year-old girl in India, is being pressured by her mother to become a devadasi — essentially a religious prostitute who is dedicated in ‘marriage’ to a Hindu deity. Once dedicated, devadasis are not allowed to marry any man and are taken advantage of in the temples. Sumani participates in a Children’s…

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Television ministry gives people hope following Iran attacks

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Iran (MNN) – The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s pair of terror attacks — its first major assault in Iran. Assailants left at least 17 dead and over 40 wounded as they attacked the Parliament building and the tomb of its revolutionary leader. SAT-7 PARS Senior Manager Panayiotis Keenan. (Photo courtesy of SAT-7…

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Power shifts in Turkey make local believers wary

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Turkey (MNN) — Miles Windsor of Middle East Concern says that as Turkey recovers from last summer’s coup, the government is taking some concerning steps to ensure safety for the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Image Courtesy: World Economic Forum, Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic | Wikimedia Commons) “There are…

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Boko Haram’s worst attack this year kills 17, injures 34

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Nigeria (MNN) — Last Wednesday, Boko Haram carried out their bloodiest attack this year in northeast Nigeria, according to Amnesty International in a statement to DAILY POST. Gunfire and three suicide attacks in Maiduguri killed 17 and injured at least 34 people. (Photo courtesy of Open Doors USA) Some of the attacks targeted other Muslims…

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Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) creates opportunities for churches to work in collaboration and cooperation to serve the critical needs of their neighbors. ABCCM is a coalition of area congregations that respond to emergency assistance needs in Asheville and Buncombe County for families in poverty, those incarcerated, the homeless and the uninsured.

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