Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • We are nearing the end of our list, “The Top 10 Ways to Intercede for the Persecuted Church under Islam.” This month, we are featuring #9:  Why and how to pray for the worldwide church to rise up in prayer in behalf of believers living under Islam. Our ministry, “Smyrna,” takes its name from the […]

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  • Shalil Abdullah, the Sudanese minister for guidance and religious endowments, recently announced a ban on the construction of churches in Sudan, saying that the country’s existing churches are sufficient to meet the needs of Sudanese Christians. Christian leaders are discouraged and upset. The recent imprisonment, trial, and escape of Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman targeted […]

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  • Click on the link to download and print the  Oct. 2014 Prayer Guide!

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  • A Chaldean-American businessman, Mark Arabo, told CNN that Christians in Iraq are in “a living nightmare that is not going away, but is only getting worse.” Right now, Christians who refuse to convert to Islam face rape, torture, and beheading at the hand of the Islamic State (ISIS), a group that boasts it is bringing […]

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  • Today, America remembers the violence done on this soil by terrorists under the banner of Islam. Around the world, deeds are being done in that same spirit. Muslims of the Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Iraq and Syria are using crucifixions, beheadings, and live burials in the sand to destroy Christians. They think their contemptible actions bring glory to God.  […]

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  • During Ramadan, Hadiya’s neighbor began pressuring her to send her 10-year-old and 6-year-old to the madrassa for Islamic education. He offered to pay their fees, if she would buy them clothes that met the Islamic dress code. The Christian widow from Somalia refused. Two days later, an Islamic teacher (sheikh) came to her home, repeating […]

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  • Our heart’s desire at Smyrna is to provide greater clarity to your prayer life as you wrestle with the  pervasive reality of Islam-driven persecution. To that end, we have put together a list of “The Top 10 Ways to Intercede for the Persecuted Church under Islam.” This month, we are featuring #8:  Why and how to […]

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  • August 6, at 4 am: Boko Haram Muslims attacked the predominately Christian town of Gwoza, in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least a hundred people. This followed a similar attack in June.  They also bombed houses, churches, and businesses. “I thank God for sparing my life, but three of my neighbors and members of our church […]

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