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All articles in category Western Asia

October 2018
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Western Asia > Israel

Three former addicts baptised in the Jordan

At the beginning of the year, Kyle, a homeless Jewish addict, approached Christian Witness to Israel missionary Igal Vender on the street, asking for money for food. When Igal told him he had good news to share and instead invited him for a meal at a local cafe, neither imagined where it would lead. Kyle wanted to know why I would bother trying to help a homeless man like him. I explained that it was because of the One who lives in me and who transformed my own life — Jesus. I shared my testimony with Kyle before we opened the Scriptures and ate together....

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May 2018
Articles > Armenia

Hope to People ministry to Kurds and Yazidis

Please keep praying for the ministry to a pagan nation of Kurds and Yazidis that live in the mountains in Armenia. Our missionary Artur Marandyan, with a team of Armenian and Kurdish ministers, preach to this nation that lives high in the mountains, in villages isolated from civilisation. There has recently been an outreach conference to about 100 Kurds and Yazidis. Pray for Hope to People’s (www.hopetopeople.org​) development of this ministry, as Armenia suffers from difficult economic conditions.

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May 2018
Articles > World Mission > Islam > Israel

Abraham’s nation

Some years ago, we aired a series of Arabic radio Bible discussions under the title, God’s original purposes for the Hebrew nation. It was blessed with much lasting gos­pel fruit. The Holy Spirit stirred the hearts of many Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa to under­stand the ultimate purpose of God’s call to Abraham: the coming of the ‘Seed’ or ‘Offspring’ — the prom­ised ‘Seed of the woman’ (Genesis 3:15). Through his coming, blessing comes to all families of the earth (Genesis 12:3; 22:18). Two couples from eastern Saudi Arabia were converted. At the time, there was no SMS text-messaging or internet available...

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May 2017
Syria

Pray for Christians in Syria

The Syrian government’s use of sarin gas on civilians has seen US President Trump and Russian President Putin at loggerheads after months of seeming mutual respect between them. After Trump ordered an air strike on Syrian government military bases, seemingly carried out without prior consultation and voting agreement at the United Nations, Putin expressed ‘anger’ at the US air strike. As tension mounts between the two superpowers once again, Christians on the ground in Syria and Iraq are facing intensified attacks on all fronts. According to reports from Barnabas Fund, the fighting has now shifted to the edge of the Syrian capital Damascus, in the...

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May 2017
Israel

Reaching out to Holocaust survivors

Grace and Truth Congregation at Rishon- Le-Tzion, Israel, hosted a concert featuring Finland’s Nina Åström on 7 March 2017, in which she performed gospel songs and shared her Christian faith with attendees. In a Grace and Truth newsletter, the organisation expressed gratitude to Nina, who was called to minister to prisoners in Russia, the Ukraine, Holland and other Baltic and Balkan countries a few years after performing in the Eurovision Song contest. Eddie, a Grace and Truth evangelist, organised buses for 160 people from different veterans’ clubs to attend, and the church hall was packed with more than 200 people. The newsletter said, ‘It was...

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