DavidArthurRecent headlines from across the sea nearly made my heart stop:

“Churches attacked, burned!”

“Masked gunmen abduct Christian boy”

“Kidnapped believers beaten, tortured!”

Violence against Christians in this region of the world is the worst it has been in centuries. In fact, in many volatile areas around the globe, believers are in more danger today than ever before.

But here is the good news—

In these regions of escalating persecution, Scriptures are in greater demand than ever before!

Despite torture, attacks, and danger, people in places of great persecution are crying out for the truth and hope of God’s Word.

Titus is a believer we work with in one such country. Because his life is in grave danger, I cannot tell you his real name.

Titus writes, “The situation in ________ is volatile, and today near my home a church was burned; it is very hard to see churches and Christian businesses burned down. This is a time when Christians must unite and pray. Thank you for praying for us and the Christians in ________.”

But despite the danger, Titus continues to train and equip believers in ________. “I host training seminars as much as I can,” he explains. “When churches are burned, I take the Inductive Bible Study into people’s homes.” Hundreds of home Bible study groups are being planted across ________ because of brave believers like Titus!

“This is the beginning of revival and we need to take hold of the opportunities,”

Titus says. “We do not know what the future will bring, but we want to be prepared.”

“Please pray for believers in ________,”

Titus asks. “The situation here is very complicated with transition to a new government. Brothers and sisters here are so grateful for the training you provide . . .it is the best way to study the Word.”

Join me in praying for those in ________, and around the world, who place their lives in harm’s way to establish their people in Scripture.

Through your compassionate giving, Precept Ministries International is helping persecuted believers in ________, and around the world, find strength and refuge in Scripture for themselves. Together, we are establishing people in God’s Word in nearly 185 countries and 70 languages through Inductive Bible Study and other resources!

Read more from the February 2014 Plumbline. . .

It is through your prayers and God's faithfullness that we are on the verge of expanding the work of Precept like never before in the history of the Ministry. God gave us a vision to reach 30,000 new Canadians with Inductive Bible study. And we can see that it is truly His vision.

Have we met our goal? Not yet. But we are well on our way, and I know God will continue to be faithful as we follow His leading. Thank you for hearing God's call and partnering with us in this incredible opportunity.

Blessed by your partnership,

Mark Sheldrake, National Director

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