Caught Between the Lion and the Lambs

Caught Between the Lion and the Lambs

Upon arriving back in Asia after several months’ absence, Helen* met with her Muslim friend Mira* to catch up on each other’s lives. As soon as they sat down, Mira mentioned a dream she’d had the night before Helen called. In it, she was being welcomed into a foreign...

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Day 30: Muslim-Background Believers

Day 30: Muslim-Background Believers

It happened during Ramadan. Fatima suddenly had a vision of Jesus. She has never forgotten how lovingly He looked at her and said, “Come, follow me!” Never before had she experienced such a deep sense of peace. Secretly she began to do some research—and thus the young...

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Day 29: The Somalis of Somalia

Day 29: The Somalis of Somalia

“Iska warran?” is a standard greeting among friends and acquaintances in Somalia. It means, “Tell me what is new with you.”  Somalis do not consider one another as strangers even if they have never met before. It is not uncommon for two Somalis who’ve never met before...

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North Korea: “The Jerusalem of the East”?

North Korea: “The Jerusalem of the East”?

North Korea has been much in the news lately. Let’s pray rich blessings over this nation and its people. Let’s pray that God would birth a great spiritual awakening as He did in the early 1900s when a disciple-making movement spread through Pyongyang. By the 1920s,...

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Day 28: Muslims in London

Day 28: Muslims in London

At least 1.5 million Muslims are thought to live in London, UK. This means that one in six people living in the city are Muslim. What movements are influencing their community? Here are some: Muslims becoming more religious. This happens often among second-generation...

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Day 27: The Mbojo (or Bima) of East Sumbawa

Day 27: The Mbojo (or Bima) of East Sumbawa

“Last week, I baptised my own mother!” revealed Shared, a young woman wearing a typical headcover or jilbab. In this small village in the east of the Sumbawa island of Indonesia, a small movement towards faith in Jesus has been taking place.  “God has been working...

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Day 26: Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power)

Day 26: Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power)

It was nearly 1,400 years ago that a young Arab man, disillusioned with the injustice of society and the ever-present idolatry around him, decided he needed to get away. He would make a practice of meditating in a cave in the hills near his hometown of Mecca (in...

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Day 25: Christian Movement in Kyrgyzstan

Day 25: Christian Movement in Kyrgyzstan

While visiting friends in a Kyrgyz village, we passed around the bowls of tea as usual. But our friend, Azim, refused. “No,” he said, “I’m fasting.”  Of course, every good Muslim fasts during Ramadan. It is one of the most important rituals in their faith. But Azim?...

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Day 24: Cultural Muslims

Day 24: Cultural Muslims

Have you heard of the term “cultural Christian”? It describes a person who generally accepts familiar Christian values and may participate in common Christian practices but does not consider Christianity to be of great importance in their life.  A cultural Christian...

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Day 23: The Mappila of India: Women Raising their Voices

Day 23: The Mappila of India: Women Raising their Voices

In the beautiful state of Kerala, you’ll see something you don’t see in some other rural parts of India: Girls walking to school with boys. Middle-class villages along the coast boast their own colorful mosques and madrasas, where children—both boys and girls—are...

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Day 22: International Student Movements

Day 22: International Student Movements

In the past decade, many Muslim students have traveled abroad to obtain degrees in higher education. Many men, women and families are moving to live for up to five years in countries where contact with Christians is highly likely. For example, each year up to 15,000...

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Ebola, Covid, and Movements, What?

Ebola, Covid, and Movements, What?

In 2014, an outbreak of Ebola emerged in West Africa, infecting 8,704 people and killing 3,589. A Disciple Making Movement* was already underway there when the deadly and highly contagious virus struck. To help ministries and movement leaders grappling with new...

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