TWR's Branko Bjelajac maintains that persecution against Christians living in the Middle East is increasing "and nobody is paying notice."  On today's Footsteps, Branko makes reference to "burned churches" and "beaten Christians" in "the Arab states."  Unfortunately, this type of persecution is not new to believers.  In the New Testament Church, the Apostle Paul mentions, "In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God.  We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind.  We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food" (2 Corinthians 6:4-5, NLT).  Paul even goes on to say, "We are ignored" (2 Corinthians 6:9a, NLT).  So, while much of today's world is ignoring these persecuted Christians, may we not fail to pray for our troubled brothers and sisters in Christ.

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(Photo of Branko Bjelajac, TWR's Director of Global Partnership Development)



About The Author

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

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