ISIS Fighter Who Sought to Kill Christian Missionaries Surrenders Life to Christ after Seeing Jesus In a Dream, Witnessing Faith of Believers
Source: Gospel Herald
By:Leah Marieann Klett
In an amazing story of redemption and hope, an Islamic State militant who sought to kill Christian missionaries providing aid to those displaced by the terrorist group ended up surrendering his life to Christ after hearing the Gospel and witnessing the love of the believers. According to a report from Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group that assists indigenous Christian workers in their native countries, the jihadist fighter traveled to Amman, Jordan after learning that relatives there were receiving aid from Christians, who he viewed as unclean "pigs".
The Muslim, whose name is withheld for security reasons, went to a Christian meeting with the intention of killing the aid workers gathered there, the director of a ministry in the Middle East told the organization. However, something kept him from following through on his plan, and that night, Jesus revealed Himself in a dream. "The next day he came back and said, 'I came to kill you, but last night I saw Jesus, and I want to know what are you teaching - who is this One who held me up from killing you?'" the director said. The missionaries were able to share the Gospel with the militant, and, after witnessing the love and compassion of the believers, the fighter surrendered his life to Christ!
With no choice but to run, convert to Islam or face possible execution, hundreds of thousands of Christians have been forced to flee as the ISIS terror group takes over sections of Iraq and Syria. K-LOVE's Kenny Noble Cortes reports on refugee options
Philippines (MNN) — While the Philippines has been battered by natural disasters over the last year, Good News is coming to the country. It’s the greatest story ever told: the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Executive Director of Christian Resources International Jason Woolford says, “We are going to send a used book value of $3 million of free Bibles and Christian books to six different locations within the Philippines. We will be setting up our CRI distribution center in the northern part of the Philippines.”
Source: CBN News
The harsh treatment of Christians in Iran is fueling church growth. Despite the threats, one television channel is beaming the Christian message directly into the Islamic country.
Source: Baptist Press
by Amy Jacobs
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (BP) -- The land of bright sunshine and snow-white sand can be a spiritual dark spot each and every spring break. Rowdy weeks of partying often bring with them a spirit of recklessness and outright rebellion into Panama City Beach, Fla.
While locals brace for the invasion and disruption they've come to expect with spring, quiet forces determined to share the hope of Jesus Christ make their way south. Retirees who serve with the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team link arms with college students from churches and collegiate ministries across the country for BeachReach.
BeachReach is a mission trip experience in the heart of Panama City Beach. Servant evangelism takes the form of free van rides and free pancake breakfasts. College students provide simple acts of service that open the door to life-changing conversations about the hope and love of Jesus Christ.
Source: Breaking Christian News
"[Terrorists] persecuting Christians and then coming to know Jesus and becoming [like the Apostle Paul], arguably, the greatest missionary whoever walked on the earth — that is exactly the pattern that we're seeing in these Boko Haram terrorists. As they give their lives to Jesus, they become some of the greatest witnesses for the Gospel." -Greg Kelly, World Mission Executive Director
(Nigeria)—The terrorist group Boko Haram has been responsible for the murder of numerous Christians, one of the most recent being an attack on a church in Waga Chakawa that killed 22. (Photo via MNN)
Source: Fox News
HONG KONG – An Australian missionary who carried Christian pamphlets into North Korea has been detained there, his family said Wednesday.
John Short, 75, has lived in Hong Kong for 50 years and has been arrested previously in China for evangelizing. Short was questioned and then arrested in his Pyongyang hotel on Sunday, a day after he arrived in the North Korean capital, his family said in a statement.
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