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No Merry Christmas in Pakistan

Yesterday I attended a Christmas service for children in my church. Scores of little angles, shepherds and wise men, excitedly and nervously acted out the greatest miracle in the universe, God being born as a baby. Christmas is a feast of innocence. A virgin girl becomes pregnant, her loyal fiancée stays with her as she becomes mother of the only

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North Korea: Between the headlines in 2017

If it was King Jung Un’s ambition to dominate the international headlines for 2017, it seems he has been pretty successful. From the murder of his older brother Kim Jung Nam, to at least twenty rocket launches, another massive nuke test, a war of insults with Trump, the further purging of high-ranking officials, the escape of a malnourished and parasite-ridden

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Iran update: Shelter for victims

A week ago, BTJ received an urgent request from our people on the ground to provide emergency assistance in Iran. The heavy earthquake had left hundreds dead, thousands injured and tens of thousands homeless, just as winter was coming in. We saw an incredibly moving response to our appeal. 20,000 USD was received in the first 24 hours. Right now,

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Murdered missionaries laid to rest

Back to Jerusalem is a movement founded on a willingness to suffer and sacrifice for the gospel. Last spring, a young Chinese brother and sister payed the ultimate price when they were abducted and later killed by ISIS terrorists in Pakistan. Their death was an embarrassment for Pakistan, a country that has a great economical interest in keeping Chinese ex-pats

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