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The Persecuted Church Remains Steadfast as Over 18,000 are Arrested in Iran

It has been months since the protests started …

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Iranian Underground Church Calls American Women to a Revolution

Just recently, GCM posted a video of an …

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Morality Police and Persecution of the Underground Church: The Iran No One Wants to Talk About

And you will be hated by all for …

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Islamic State Targeting Schools as the Underground Church Grows

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because …

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The Underground Church Joyfully Embraces the High Cost of Following Christ

“Do not think that I have come to …

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A Heart Cry for Real Revelation

Our Vision: Heart Cry Church exists to reach …

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Afghanistan Now #1 on World Watch List

Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Yemen top list of countries …

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Persian New Year 2022: What Nowruz Means to the Underground Church

“At that time his voice shook the earth, …

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Winter in Afghanistan- Keep Families Fed and Warm in Harsh Conditions

‘For I was hungry and you gave me …

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The Taliban’s Rise to Power and the Underground Church’s Response

“There is no need to fear what the Taliban are doing. Yes, bad things may happen to us, but God will do something and glorify His name. If something bad happens to me, I will remember God and how He works miracles. In the Bible, He miraculously hid people in danger, and other times He allowed them to be beaten and killed. I trust God.”

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The Saudi Arabia you don’t know

SECRET CHRISTIANITY Because Saudi Arabia is located in …

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Eid Al-Fitr: The Closing of Ramadan

Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking Fast is the first of two canonical festivals of Islam. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. Eid al-Fitr is the biggest holiday in the Muslim calendar. Time is spent praying at the mosque, visiting loved ones, and eating lots of delicious foods.

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How to Pray for Muslims During Ramadan

Ramadan is considered the most holy month of the year for Muslims. The dates change annually as it is based on the lunar cycle. It can vary slightly, depending on when the full moon is seen at Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. This year, Ramadan is (approximately) April 12th through May 12th.

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THE RISE OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AS MODERN-DAY ESTHERS

Starting Thursday evening, February 25, through the following evening, the Jewish holiday of Purim will be celebrated to remember the life of Esther, queen of ancient Persia, who rose up in the midst of challenges to be used mightily by God to save her people from utter destruction. Today, we would say she needed inner healing and training before being allowed to rise to such authority having been an orphan, practically a prostitute, isolated from her people, etc. This sounds familiarly like some modern-day Persian women—disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in rapidly reproducing disciple-making movements. Actually, in their nation, this movement is primarily led by women.

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two tales of tears shed: a story of persecution from a frontline worker

Some years ago, a GCM disciple maker in a restricted-access nation was in a meeting with local believers who were praying and saying goodbye to a fellow believer who had made a difficult decision. Because of this believer’s faith in Jesus, her family was persecuting her so she made the choice to flee to a different nation. Please read further to find out more and how you can fuel the frontlines where GCM is working.

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Compassionate Care for Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, the winters are cold, with an average temperature in January of 30°F (-1°C), usually with freezing nights, and possible peak temperatures of -4/-13°F (-20/-25°C). Snowfalls are fairly frequent and sometimes heavy. Many, including widows and orphans, live without reliable electricity or heat sources. Can you imagine living in sub-zero weather without these? Please read further to find out how you can assist Afghan widows and orphans during the upcoming winter.

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Fueling the Frontlines

The Middle East has some of the world’s greatest physical and spiritual needs. Home to many unreached people groups, it is estimated that only 3 percent of foreign missionaries are serving there. Even though the Middle East was the birthplace of Christianity, Christians make up less than 2 percent of the population. In some of these nations, nearly 100 percent of their populations claim to be Muslim.

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#MeToo in the Middle East

The #MeToo movement, which started three years ago, has finally found its way to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a nation of more than 80 million. In late August 2019, allegations against 100 men aired on Iranian social media. However, this movement faces significant challenges.

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What is Ashura and How Can We Pray?

Similar to Jews and Christians, Muslims also observe a variety of holy days some familiar and some not. A lesser known holiday is Ashura. Even though this holiday is not mandated by the Prophet Muhammad, Quran or hadiths, it is an important time of the year for both Sunni and Shia Muslims.

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Courage from God in the midst of persecution

Recently, a believer in our community and a friend were hiking in nearby mountains. Suddenly, they met Taliban fighters and were abducted. After praying, God gave them the courage to fight back. And survive.

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