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Rising Against the Dark Tide of Persecution

Rachel Chimits
November 14, 2019

As believers in India face growing hatred and harassment, God continues to provide for his most vulnerable children. 

In 2014, elections in India brought the Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party) into power.

They are often described as the “Hindu Nationalist Party.” If that title summoned up shades of another nationalist government and social group that the West knew all too well in the 1940s, the comparison wouldn’t be far off. 

The Unexpected Blessings of Siberia

Rachel Chimits
November 12, 2019

The many believers exiled to Siberia has helped to turn this region into a bastion of Christianity in Russia.

Under the boot of Communism, many Christians in the Soviet Union faced harsh oppression. Evangelicals worshipped in underground churches, taking communion out in the forest and being baptized at night. Bibles and Christian literature were confiscated and destroyed.

Pray for the Persecuted Church in India

Rachel Chimits
November 5, 2019

Believers in Central Asia are facing some of the worst persecution in the world currently, and they need the prayers of the whole Christian family.

The first or second Sunday of November—the date depends on your church or denomination—is considered an international day of prayer for the persecuted church, and the believers in India could certainly use our prayers.

Fighting Off a Gambling Addiction

Rachel Chimits
October 31, 2019

One woman felt that lottery tickets offered hope that life had denied her until members of the church helped her find peace in better sources.

As soon as someone mentions “addiction,” most people automatically think of drugs or alcohol. Those two substances, however, only represent a fraction of potential addictions that can entangle people.

Investigating a Fall From Grace

Rachel Chimits
October 29, 2019

A church leader in India is helping one family find purpose and unity after their son was snared by despair and addiction.

Very little can be harder for a loving parent than seeing their child choose a self-destructive lifestyle.

For one mother and father in India, they watched in despair as their oldest son seemed to swerve deliberately away from the model they had set in their own household onto the path to indolence and addiction.

Autistic Children, Abandonment and Appointments With God

Rachel Chimits
October 17, 2019

Two mothers struggling to raise their children with autism ended up finding strength in God and church community.

“Nothing about autism is easy,” one contributor to Huffpost commented. “You can embrace it; you can find coping mechanisms and you can find small ways to make daily life a little easier. But that doesn't make autism easy.”

Escaping from the Battlefields of Iraq

Rachel Chimits
October 15, 2019

One woman’s struggle to protect her children in the Middle East has taken them hundreds of miles from home.

ISIS’s reign over Iraq was brutal in the rifts it caused between cultural subgroups and devastation it wrecked on innocents. Civilians were used as human shields; chemical attacks ravaged entire towns; Iraqi soldiers caught in the battles against religious extremists were tortured and executed.

Freedom on Wheels

Rachel Chimits
October 10, 2019

Without a wheelchair, life can be very hard for those with limited mobility, but some are reaching out to them with a gift that will open new doors and opportunities.

Imagine having to crawl to get anywhere in your home.

Imagine most business owners taking one look at you and shaking their heads, no matter how qualified you were. “No. We don’t have any work for you.”