Crossing the Bridge

Josiah’s Story

A Radical Muslim finds Jesus and Leads other Muslims to the Lord

BY COREY BAILEY

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SHANTI: FORCED MARRIAGE AT 18

Shanti was just 14 years old when her life violently changed. A group of Muslim men wandered into her small Christian village, kidnapped and gang raped her. They forced her to sign documents stating she had converted to Islam of her own “free will.” She was then forced to marry one of her captors and kept in seclusion, her family unaware of her location.

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Clandestine Christianity in Somalia

BY WILLIAM STARK

When Abdullah turned 18, he was introduced to the Gospel and gave his life to the Lord. In any other environment, Abdullah’s conversion would be met with celebration and praise. But, as a former Muslim in Somalia, Abdullah all but placed a target on his own back, waiting for a bullet. Conversion to Christianity is forbidden in the small country of Somalia, and consequences are extreme. However, Abdullah was drawn to the message of love and forgiveness, and could not deny his heart’s desire. While this may seem a simple exchange, the cost was high.

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Strengthening the Underground Church in Somalia

BY WILLIAM STARK
Because persecution in Somalia is so severe, it is estimated that as little as 550 Christians are currently part of the underground Church in Somalia.
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Death Imminent for Protectors of Christian Blasphemy Girl

By Aidan Clay

 

 

A LIFE IN DANGER

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On the Ground in Southeast Asia

RYAN MORGAN
 
As Regional Manager for Southeast Asia, Ryan Morgan is no stranger to the plight of believers in this heavily persecuted region. However prepared, it is difficult to remain calm when faced with a bombed-out car, and the knowledge that the believers you are interviewing are risking their lives to meet with you. 

I just can’t believe the expression on their faces. The couple standing in front of me is smiling calmly, shaking my hand, telling their story as if we were simply making small talk. Yet the air around me is filled with a tension so palpable I can feel my heart starting to race. And why wouldn’t it be? Just a few feet in front of me lies the still fresh evidence of an attempted multiple homicide and I’m told the perpetrators, who are still at large, are probably not far away.

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'We Will Burn You and Your Believers to Death'

A Sri Lankan Pastor's Story of Faith in the Face of Persecution 

BY COREY BAILEY 
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THE WIVES OF VIETNAM’S PASTOR

PRESSED DOWN BUT NOT DESTROYED

BY RYAN MORGAN

Like any mother raising her children alone, Mrs. Nguyen* (name changed) sometimes worries about how she will provide for her four kids.

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Beauty and Sacrifice: My Trip Through Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

BY COREY BAILEY 
 
On an investigatory trip to Central Asia last fall, Regional Manager Corey Bailey stepped into the shoes of the persecuted Christians she has been reporting on all year. 
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Kenya’s Christians: The Latest Target of Islamic Terrorism

BY AIDAN CLAY

 

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