2018 April Newsletter


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Letter From the Office

Greetings from Back to Jerusalem, and thank you for taking time to read this newsletter.

Just a few months before his 100th birthday, Billy Graham passed away and went to be with Jesus. This was on Wednesday 21 February, the day after Billy Graham wrote his final social media article, which states the following: 

‘If you went for a walk in

China’s Crackdown on Christians

Last year BTJ was among the first to report about new Chinese laws that persecute Christians. Several Christian organizations working in China were skeptical, and even openly challenged the reports. By the time the Communist Party met together in Beijing in October of 2017 however, it was clear that the new laws were real, and they were being pushed by

Volunteer With BTJ

Why should you volunteer for mission activities? I was searching for a way to serve God in a meaningful way. While I led a small-group meeting and found it beneficial, I still felt a longing to serve God in a deeper way. I have mentored men one-on-one. That too is rewarding, but still I felt unfulfilled in my service to

North Korea Still Worse Country for Christians

North Korea continues to rank at the top of the list as the worst country in the world for Christians. 2017 is the 16th year that North Korea has ranked as #1. Persecution against Christians is institutionalized by one of the most secretive tyrants in the world. Christians are routinely thrown into gulags where they are beaten, raped, starved, tortured,

We’re Going to Tibet!

BTJ is taking a team to Tibet September 3 – 10, 2018. You will be flying into Chengdu, China, the most popular gateway city, to reach Lhasa, Tibet by flight. If time permits, our journey will begin by visiting the famous China Pandas and tasting some of Sichuan’s famous dishes. Our journey continues into Tibet, and we will be visiting

BtJ App

In our last newsletter we introduced you to our new BTJ App, and just want to remind you again that the first stage is available now and Stage Two should be out by the time you are reading this letter. The goal is to give you everything about Back to Jerusalem right in the palm of your hand. You can

Hope Brought Through Prayer Bears

Life in Northern Iraq is very difficult right now. Government salaries have not been paid in months. The federally imposed flight ban in the Kurdistan region has greatly hindered economic development. The devastation of ISIS continues to be seen and felt everywhere. Furthermore, northern Iraq functions as a regional safe-haven for oppressed refugees from Iran, Syria, and Turkey, all trying

Children’s Book

It is no accident that this is the fourth newsletter in a row where we have talked about our new children’s books. You see, we truly believe these books could change the way the next generation looks at missions! If you are a bit discouraged about the material your children or grandchildren are exposed to on a daily basis, consider