(St. Paul’s Bay at the island of Malta) Malta is an island in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. The Apostle Paul shipwrecked on the island during his missionary journeys, and it became one of the first nations in Europe to embrace Christianity. Can you imagine seeing Paul swimming to the shore or climbing out of his shipwrecked boat onto the island, and then beginning to tell the islanders about Jesus Christ? Even to this day, the bay is named after him – St. Paul’s Bay. The Phoenicians in 1000 BC occupied the island, and it has since had many seizures from Romans, Arabs, Normans, Ottomans, French and British, yet it has maintained its Christian heritage ever since Paul came. […]
Kuwait is an oil-rich wedge of desert between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. They became independent in 1961 and are a key ally to the West. Sunni Islam is the state religion with a large Shi’a minority. Religious tolerance is higher here than in most of the region. The underground Kuwaiti Church has been growing. Satellite television is probably the most powerful tool in reaching not only Kuwait but the entire Gulf region. There are several Arabic-language Christian channels available. My church supports several of them as do many other missions. Kuwaiti Arabs have been increasingly exposed to Christians through travel, business connections and students studying abroad. Expat Christians have also had a good reputation thanks to a hundred years of […]
South Korea was transformed from a poor nation in 1953 into the eleventh-largest economy in the world through rapid industrialization and modernization. The workforce is highly educated and technologically advanced. In stark contrast to their northern neighbor, they have complete religious freedom. As we’ve seen with many countries, those that have freedom and especially religious freedom are far more well-off and advanced than other countries. The Korean Church is truly an answer to prayer and shows the impact of world missions. The first Protestant church was planted here in 1884. Today it is one of the foremost churches in the world for missions, and has the highest proportions of evangelicals in all of Asia. Pray that the Korean Church will […]
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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.