Most people who read this blog are probably from areas where their religious freedoms allow them to worship God with no recourse. Not all countries are like that, however. In a time where persecutions don't always make the evening news, the people who are suffering such need our prayers.
The top 10 countries for persecution of Christians:
1. North Korea
2. Saudi Arabia
(source: Open Doors World Watch List 2013)
What would it be like to live in a place where you are beaten, jailed, condemned and killed for your belief in Christ? I know so many of us have no idea. We live in a world that is not like that. We might think our culture is hostile to our belief system, but it is an innocent hostility at this point, whereas others live under the oppression which could cause fear and silence.
But so many don't stay silent. They still share the Gospel because they desire others to know the truth of God. They desire others to have the true freedom they have, even in the face of such persecution.
Gospel of Asia has missionaries living in six of the top forty countries for persecution. Not only can we pray specifically for these people, but we can support them as well. Please follow THIS LINK to learn more about both.
We have a freedom which brings with it a responsibility. Let us live that responsibility well.