The Netherlands, and Amsterdam as its capital, has a rich history as a Christian nation – in its fight for religious freedom, ministry to refugees and Jews, and missions to other lands. You would not know that much today, as the country has turned its back on its Christian heritage. There is religious freedom, but there is also freedom for just about anything else, and there is an increase in anti-discrimination legislation that goes against Christian liberties in the name of tolerance and fear of the truth. Christianity seems to have hit rock bottom in the Netherlands. Less than 20% attend church, the lowest figure in centuries. Possibly 65% of the Dutch claim no affiliation with a church. Half of […]
Nepal is a mountainous Himalayan state between China and India. It is a strongly Hindu state where Caste is still an important distinction. One of the poorest countries, around one-third of people live on less than $1 US per day. It is an ancient country that was once an isolated medieval kingdom. This changed in 2008 as Nepal became a multiparty constitutional republic. Still, there is much unrest among the government, and among the many groups such as the Dalits, Madheshis, Tibetan-Himalayan, and Maoists. This new government in 2008 has been an answer to prayer as it paves the way for new freedoms and opportunities. As with much of the world, the 1950’s onward has been a catalyst to much […]
Namibia is a very dry land above South Africa. They were a German colony from 1883 to 1915, and then received their independence from South African rule in 1990. There is still much poverty and the life expectancy rate is 60 years. Lutheran and Anglican missionaries had given birth to many large revivals and denominations in the 19th century, but since then, the German and South African rule, apartheid, communism and terrorism have left many without faith. Pray for revival and that the country may find forgiveness and peace from past actions and able to move forward with hope.
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith 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.