Local art at the site of the 2020 fertilizer explosion.
Apr. 18, 2024 | Lebanon

God at Work Amid Hardship

Some local Christian leaders in Lebanon have reported an inspiring work of God even as many in the country are struggling amid economic hardship and political instability. "You're aware of the many crises Lebanon is facing," said one pastor. "In the past year alone, we have endured unemployment and underemployment, a dysfunctional government, hyperinflation, and war along our southern border." Then he added, "And yet we are seeing one of the greatest gospel movements in the country's history. Read More.

Christians have very limited access to Christian material in Mauritania.
Apr. 18, 2024 | Mauritania

Christians Arrested, Threatened

In December 2023, Mauritanian authorities arrested a group of around 15 Christians after a video of them participating in a baptism was posted online. All of the arrested Christians were former Muslims. Mauritania is dominated by Islamist leadership, and conversion from Islam is illegal. "At first, no lawyer would defend them," said a front-line worker. "The officials tried to get them to apologize on social media for spreading the gospel, to agree to never promote Christianity, and to return to Islam," he added. Read More.

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