Red Sky in the Morning

“When it is evening, you say,‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’And in the morning,‘There will be a storm today,for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky,but cannot discern the signs of the times?  Matthew 16:2-3 NIV I find this verse eerily prophetic.

“If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it…”*

"If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it..."*  In my ten years of bringing awareness to the plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters, I have never been so broken-hearted as I am tonight.   Because of COVID, there are NOW millions of Christians without food in South Asia.  That's right...millions!        These brothers and sisters were severely impoverished and barely subsisting as day

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

I'm so confused.  On Sunday, September 22, Houston, Texas held “Howdy Modi!” to honor India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More than 50,000 people were estimated to attend, including President Trump and many other political and influential dignitaries. Crazy thing is that just a few years ago, the U.S. State Department denied him a visa and access

Paradigm-Shifting Faith

Christian persecution isn’t just half-way-around-the-world – it’s in our backyard and it’s very troubling. In Chiapas, Mexico our brothers and sisters are suffering greatly for Jesus’ name. Meet Miguel Diaz and his family who came to Christ four years ago. He lived in a small village in Chiapas where indigenous Roman Catholics aggressively persecute evangelical Christians. After constant

President Trump Hears First Hand from the Persecuted

I’m excited to report that last week, the U.S. State Department held its second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. They did a great job of raising awareness and advancing solutions to increase religious freedom around the world. [See details of the Ministerial here].There were promising meetings and high-ranking, inspirational speakers. There were signs

Trading Grit for Glory

I’m so excited…the Lord is using my book Heirloom Love to radically multiply the number of American Christians who are caring for our persecuted brothers and sisters.    Let me share with you one of my favorite stories:  I was asked by a pastor on the West Coast to speak to his church because many of his members