Category Archives: human interest anecdotes

Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What It Taught Me About What’s Worth Fighting For (Book Review)

As fascinating as this book is all by itself, I was especially impacted by the ending, when the Assads’ training, experience and trust in God equipped them, after they left the CIA, to personally rescue hundreds of persecuted Christian families … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: Victim of guerrilla gun and machete, Uraba, northern Colombia

STANDING STRONG THROUGH THE STORM “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37 Real Life Forgiveness Alexander Puerta has seen more than his … Continue reading

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Forgiveness – Iran: “When God Changes the Subject”

Watch this 5-minute CBN interview with Dan Baumann, “Imprisoned in Iran,” as overview, then listen to 25-minute VOM (Voice of the Martyrs) Radio interview with Dan on forgiveness below: https://www.vomradio.net/episodes/detail/iran-when-god-changes-the-subject Dan Baumann was living in Central Asia when he and … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: C.S. Lewis from Mere Christianity

Chapter 3: “Forgiveness” I said in a previous chapter that chastity was the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. But I am not sure I was right. I believe there is one even more unpopular. It is laid down in … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: Wurmbrands’ Victorious Faith and Love That Conquered Communist Prisons – curriculum

“THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS WRITTEN BY PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS.” Dave Gordon, Open Doors USA VOM founders Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand lived exemplary Christian lives despite suffering oppression and persecution from the Nazis and Communists as well as betrayal … Continue reading

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BALI: Date with Terror, 1956

A True Story by Jessica Reynolds (Renshaw) Stars glinted over Bali like light off the polished horns of a water buffalo. Under the August night, our pony cart bounced us nonchalantly out of the city toward a date with dry … Continue reading

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BALI: cremation ceremony 60 years ago

(Continued from All in the Same Boat) Also thanks to Rai–and because it was an auspicious time on the Balinese lunar calendar for ceremonial occasions of any kind–we had the opportunity of viewing a cremation. The remains of a number … Continue reading

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