Persecution, Prayer in Pakistan; Simple Calendar Showing God’s Hand Amid Suffering (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothMELBOURNE/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I have just received a surprising gift from some returning missionaries. It's a small 2015 calendar, with each month’s page depicting a color photograph of a church. An accompanying card tells me that these are all vibrant churches, full of joyful worshippers who love to sing the praises of Jesus.

BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed As Militants Attack Nigeria Churches

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
nigeria_christians1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of people were killed in northeastern Nigeria when suspected Islamic militants sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches Sunday, June 29, near the town of Chibok, where more than 200 Christian schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, local residents and survivors said.

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Attack At Indonesia Church Kills 1, Injures 20 (WRAP)

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide bomber attacked a Protestant church packed with worshippers in Indonesia's Central Java province on Sunday, September 25, killing himself while injuring over 20 others, police and officials said.