Category Archives: Muslim conversions

The extraordinary move of God in the Middle East

By Mark Ellis

The nightly news may present disturbing images and a bleak outlook for the Middle East. Yet behind the horror of war, God is touching hearts in powerful ways, unleashing His Spirit among refugees, their families, and into surrounding communities and nations.

“There is something happening right now that is unprecedented,” says Brother Thomas*, a Middle East coordinator for All …

Pastors who stay in war-torn Middle East find great harvest

By Mark Ellis

When ISIS overruns a village in Syria or Iraq, or even a city of two million people such as Mosul, many will flee, creating a huge flow of refugees to surrounding areas.

But a few Christian pastors have made the courageous decision to stay behind and minister to Christians and Muslims. “They all know they’re at risk, especially if …

Bangladesh: 60 armed people raid Catholic convent, attack nuns

By World Watch Monitor

A mob of about 60 people armed with machetes, knives and iron rods raided a Catholic convent and beat up its nuns and a priest in the Catholic mission in Rangpur district, 280 kilometers northwest of Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka. The attack was said to be the first attack of this kind in the country, according to the …

When a young woman’s church was bombed in the Middle East, she saw Jesus

By Mark Ellis

After a young Muslim woman named Samaa Habib came to Christ, she endured intense persecution from her family and the surrounding community, but even greater torment lay ahead when her thriving fellowship of Muslim converts to Christianity was bombed.

The four young men with “grim” expressions who visited one Sunday morning looked like many of the young men who …

In the midst of civil war, a young Muslim woman found the Prince of Peace

By Mark Ellis

At the time of Samaa Habib’s birth to a staunch Muslim family, her country was controlled by communists. Before her delivery, a communist midwife at the government-run hospital urged her mother to have an abortion.

“We should get rid of it,” the midwife informed her mother. “It’s a tumor I think, not a baby.”

Greek Orthodox Church opposes Bible distribution

By Nico Bougas                        

Almost 300 volunteers from Greece and around the world are gathering in Halkidiki,  just outside of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. They are preparing for a week-long, major summer project.

The participants are coming from as far afield as Australia, Iceland, South Africa, New Zealand, Romania, Canada, the UK and the USA. Their purpose is to distribute modern Greek New …

Muslim extremists strangle 12-year-old daughter of convert to Christianity

By Morning Star News

Hassan Muwanguzi, poisoned earlier this year in Uganda by Muslim relatives, did not expect the Muslim extremists who threatened to kill him on June 16 to murder his 12-year-old daughter.

Muwanguzi did not recognize the four men who appeared at his door that evening and forced their way into his home in Katira, outside Mbale in eastern Uganda, …

Christian in Egypt sentenced to six years for ‘liking’ a Facebook page

By Morning Star News

A young Christian man in Upper Egypt, accused of blaspheming Islam for “liking” a Facebook page, was sentenced June 24 to six years in prison, shocking the Coptic community and other Facebook users.

Judge Hazim Hany of Armant Criminal Court found Kerolos Shouky Attallah, 29, of Al-Mahamid village near Luxor, guilty of violating two articles of the Egyptian …

ISIS cuts off water and electricity, destroys churches in Tikrit and Mosul

By Jeremy Reynalds  

The Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) is reporting that its sources in Tikrit and Mosul say ISIS has cut off water and electricity to some parts of the cities. AINA says the villages surrounding Mosul have also lost their water service, which was provided by the water purification plant in Mosul.

In the Assyrian villages of Bartella …

Saudi Arabia employs 4,000 religious police to go after non-Muslims

By Todd Daniels

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remains one of the most restrictive countries in the world in regards to religious freedom and human rights. Despite the fact that millions of Christians – largely foreign workers – live in the country, there is not a single place of worship. Saudi Arabia is officially an Islamic state, home to some of …

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