2022 June Newsletter

Letter from the Office

BTJ Office in Poland: This is War (and I’ve accepted it) How did it happen that BTJ is actively involved in the support of war refugees fleeing Ukraine? What is our role and core activities? How did it even happen that BTJ has an office in Poland?! I don’t think it will surprise anyone that it all started through Brother

New Children’s Book

Too Good to Be True by Amy Parker When I first started working with Eugene Bach to help write children’s books for Back to Jerusalem, it all seemed too good to be true. He already had the series overview, there were no crazy deadlines, and they immediately accepted my proposed fee. They were kind, encouraging, easy to work with, and

The Need for Bibles in Ukraine

“There is a big need for Bibles among the Ukrainian refugees,” says Brother Tym, the director of the BTJ office in Poland. Brother Tym has been leading the BTJ response effort for Ukraine in his home country of Poland and according to the The UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Poland has taken in over 2 million refugees fleeing the war in

One Woman’s Battle in Afghanistan

Life in Afghanistan has reached intolerable levels after the Taliban took control of the nation at the end of last year, especially for women and children. This is just one of the reasons why Ruth (not her real name), has been working with BTJ to provide clandestine support to women and children on the ground inside Afghanistan for the last

Somalia: The Land That Allah Forgot

“[Somalia] is one of the most forgotten places in the world,” says Jan Egeland, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Humanitarian Relief Coordinator. Jan is not wrong. Somalia has ongoing clan-based wars that rage against locals and foreigners alike, so most choose to not travel there. The devastating civil unrest has killed an estimated 500,000 during the civil war and

BTJ GateKeepers

What are Gatekeepers and how are they defined within Back to Jerusalem? The term “Gatekeeper” usually refers to guards who are put in place to protect property or things from harm. This is why the BTJ Gatekeepers are so precious. BTJ Gatekeepers are those who faithfully give 25 USD each month. We know that they have prayerfully committed their resources

Time for a Vision Trip

Thanksgiving is creeping up on us and we’d better be ready. Sick of the turkey? How about some freshly slaughtered sheep, roasted on a fire outside, shared with people from different continents? Or would you like to spend some time in the lands of the Bible, and meet with believers whose churches go back to apostolic times? Or perhaps you

UPCOMING CONFERENCE: VoP Conference ’22 VOICES OF THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

What can we learn from the persecuted church? What lessons do they have to teach us? How can we prepare for the coming days of persecution? For the first time in our history, BTJ is hosting a VOICES OF THE PERSECUTED CHURCH CONFERENCE (VoP), to highlight the testimonies of underground house church leaders from China, the Middle East and Africa.