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A teenage mum in captivity

When writing about the persecution of Christians in Nigeria, it is tempting to begin with numbers, and use words like ‘genocide’. Yes, numbers are staggering, but for us who are far away, it is important to be introduced to some of our brothers and sisters by name, and to see their faces. Today I want to introduce you to Leah

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North Korea struggles to feed the capital

Living in the North Korean capital Pyongyang is a privilege. It is home to North Korea’s political elite and top military officials. They get the best of everything, houses, education, entertainment, and food. If Pyongyang struggles to feed its people, you can count on the rest of the country struggling more. Our sources on the ground have told us that

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Get Healthy, Support Mission

In times full of pandemic and election stress, people often look for comfort in their kitchen cabinets. For some it is chocolate, for many it is coffee, and for others less-innocent beverages. But may we suggest you try something different? Tea is an amazing drink. All over the world people consume it as part of their daily routine. In China

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Together for Lebanon

As the magnitude of the disaster in Beirut begins to sink in, it is clear Lebanon needs our prayer. However, with news of fresh horror continuously coming in, it can be hard to focus our prayers or even know where to start. This is where different traditions of Christianity can help us out. The prayer below is written in the

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Update: Extreme Weather in China Gives Bad Omen

We have reported recently here and here about extreme weather and floods in China. The situation is not letting up and we want to ask you to continue to keep this in your prayers. The Three Gorges Dam has held so far, for which we are thankful. The government has, however, opened the dam’s emergency floodwater spillways, which has led

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