A Coffee Shop Divine Encounter

Coffee shops have taken over Indonesia’s cities and towns, to the point where you can find one on almost every street. But because there is such an excess, many of them sit empty. Employees sit with nothing to do, waiting for people to come in. One of the leaders of our partner, Arief, was walking […]

Dr. Chao’s Story: Undeterred in Their Mission for Christ

My father, Calvin Chao, was a pastor in China and the first ministry partner of Partners which was then known as China Native Evangelistic Crusade (CNEC). The 1940s were tumultuous times in China due to the war with Japan, which affected Chinese and Westerners alike. Western missionaries who assisted Chinese pastors wanted to ensure that […]

Hope For Gaza

The current conflict in the Holy Land has reached unprecedented levels of intensity, presenting immense challenges. Around 850 Christians remain in Gaza–20 of these are from Muslim-background. Our partners know these individuals personally and have spent time worshipping with some of them. Sadly, we have lost 23 believers in Gaza, including a mother and daughter […]

Sowing into Women’s Lives

Over the past year, one of our partners in Indonesia saw 50 people come to faith in Jesus Christ and were baptized. Praise the Lord! Can you imagine that? In a country where persecution is high and there are cultural pressures, 50 people were eager to publicly show their dedication to their new faith. Of […]

Once the Capital: Now a Ghost City

The former capital city of Khartoum has become a ghost town with public buildings, hospitals, schools, utilities, museums, anything to do with the government destroyed. Many thousands of people, Muslims and Christians alike, have been killed. Millions have fled to neighboring countries, only to end up merely existing in a crowded refugee camp, their only […]

Meet Akim

In the heart of Uzbekistan, a local leader, Akim, learns a hard lesson as he navigates the tensions of faith and family in Central Asia. Over 28 years ago, Akim embraced Christianity, a decision that went against his culture and divided his family. Because of his faith in Jesus, Akim’s uncle declared, “You are no […]

A Passion for the Word

Meera is a young girl born into a poor family, and her parents could not afford education for her and her siblings. Meera’s father worked day and night for extra money to enroll them in school. It was during these difficult times that Meera questioned whether there was a God. If there was, why would […]

Prayers for the Police

Pakistan is a Muslim country with high persecution of believers. Many Jesus followers are scared to proclaim their faith – knowing their beliefs can lead to death. However, we are seeing many bold leaders who feel called to proclaim the name of Jesus, despite the severe consequences. Some of our leaders were traveling through Pakistan […]

Men and Women in Pakistan

Pakistan is a strict Muslim country with high persecution of Jesus followers. In the midst of fear, men and women are responding to the gospel of Jesus and gathering to worship God. Fazli is a Pakistani man of Muslim background. A friend shared the gospel with him, and the message of Jesus stuck with Fazli. […]