Slovenia, which borders on Italy, has a long history starting in 5th century BC. The Roman Empire ruled for almost 1000 years, then under Habsburg rule for hundreds of years, and finally as part of Yugoslavia until the recent breakdown of Communism, in which the country has now been independent since 1991. There is a strong Christian heritage that goes alone with much of that history, but today, its churches suffer from spiritual apathy. Christian resources are in short supply, underfunded, and the Christians remain divided. Pray for unity and resources to help staff the churches and revitalize their Christian heritage.
Slovakia is surrounded by Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic. They have gained significant growth and improvements since post-Communism. Slovakia has a strong Christian heritage, but most churches are suffering from low attendance, like many other places in the world. The Romani, or gypsies, are some of the least-reached and misunderstood people in Slovakia. They have low education and high poverty, yet they are the most responsive people to the gospel in all of Central and Eastern Europe. There have been persistent efforts to reach them, and to overcome the stereotypes and barriers, and it has been encouraging.¬†Jesus came for people just like them – the poor, the marginalized, and all of those in need. Pray that they will […]
Singapore is a small island off the tip of the Malaysian peninsula. It is Asia’s cleanest and greenest area, and among the wealthiest countries per capita and highest standards of living. The economy is heavily export-dependent. There are 95 racial groups, and although there is freedom of religion, government policies strongly influence the preserving of ethnic and religious harmony which sometimes goes against freedom of speech. Religions are just as varied as the racial and ethnic groups. 40% are Buddhist, 16% Christian, 14% Muslim, 7% Chinese, and 18% non-religious. Many of the Christians are evangelical, and the responsiveness of the gospel among the educated is a strong trend. Christianity is considered a progressive belief system with positive influence, and this […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.