BTJ Syria Prayer Guide: Day 3

A Strange Open Door When praying for Syria it is important to know one family: The al-Assad family. The al-Assad family has been ruling over Syria since 1971 when they established an authoritarian government that is in control of everything and one of the most important things to know about the family is that they are members of the Alawite

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BTJ Syria Prayer Guide: Day 2

Significant Syria The story of the Bible as told in the Old Testament and New Testament is one single story. Often people see the Bible as a series of books that teaches man about God, but perhaps it is more of a single story told by different authors through holy inspiration to tell man’s story with God where God reveals

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BTJ Syria Prayer Guide: Day 1

Syria in the Bible Syrians can trace their heritage back to the very beginning as grandsons of Noah. According to tradition, Syria is a name that is derived from Aram, the son of Shem. That means that Syrians, like their Jewish cousins, are Semitic – from the sons of Shem. The land of Aram is found throughout the Bible and

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BTJ 30 Days of Prayer for Syria

BTJ is starting 30 Days of prayer for Syria. Please consider joining us. This will NOT be a normal 30 days of prayer.  It will be broken up into three phases of prayer of 10 days per phase. Few places in the world are like Syria. The war in Syria has been in the news and Christians are wondering what

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Come Join us in Sweden!

This coming weekend we will be with our good friends and partners Light in the East in Sweden.  ( We will be sharing about the current situation in China as well as the new methods being used to complete the Great Commission in North Korea, Iran, Syria, etc. Friday October 18 Immanuelskyrkan Örebro Örebro Start Time: 7:00 PM Saturday

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A Battle for Souls

Our previous articles have highlighted renewed persecution in China, as well as the system of prison camps, where both Muslim minorities and Christians are being held without trail. But what is going on behind the scenes? Potential for repression This massive wave of religious persecution came unexpected for many, but looking back it was inevitable. When there is revival and

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A Look Inside China’s Secret Prison System

You have heard about the re-education camps inside China, but where are they and what do they look like inside for the prisoners? Here is a basic overview What is a Re-education Camp? A re-education camp is basically a prison that were introduced in China since the new religious laws were implemented last year. They operate outside of the legal

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Creating a Christian underclass

In countries where the church is persecuted, Christians are often poor, lower-class people. There are several reasons for this. In Pakistan for example, the Christian minority largely comes from lower caste Hindus who converted to Christianity while the country was under British rule. In modern Pakistan, they remain largely working class, with some groups working as virtual slaves in fields

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