2012 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Dec 21, 2012
CAIRO (BP)—A wise man builds his house upon rock, and a foolish man builds his house upon sand. On the outskirts of Cairo, approximately 300 people have built their houses upon trash.
Dec 21, 2012
NIAMEY, Niger (BP)—When Ibrahim’s wife died, his Songhai community refused to bury her because she was a Christian. She, like Ibrahim and other believers, faced daily persecution from their Muslim neighbors. Most Songhai believers do.
Dec 21, 2012
NORTHERN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (BP)—Nik and Ruth Ripken* have served in some of the toughest areas of Africa. They’ve known believers who have been martyred for Christ. They’ve interviewed hundreds of Christians experiencing persecution in more than 70 countries.
Dec 10, 2012
CENTRAL ASIA (BP)—Flies circle the sparsely equipped operating room in the middle-of-nowhere Central Asia. One lands on an instrument tray, strutting the length of a scalpel just seconds before the previously sterile instrument plunges beneath Jalal Hossein’s* skin.
Dec 10, 2012
BEIJING (BP)—Beijing is an urban center peopled by the rich, politically privileged—and utterly poor.
Nov 28, 2012
Pastors brave threats and bombs in the Himalayas. In Central Asia, an IMB doctor’s greatest concern isn’t for safety but that his ministry will make a difference for the Kingdom. A worker in war-torn Somalia of the ’90s knew he’d have to be willing to die for Jesus and spend years learning why believers in persecution grow unimaginably strong in the faith.
Nov 26, 2012
KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP)—No one accepted us, Agni Amrit* says, hanging his head so low it almost rests on his checkered tie.
Nov 16, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—In the mountains of Ecuador, Scott Tye’s small office serves as more than just a satellite for his business, which is based in Allen, Texas. And it does more than provide an income for eight of his employees.
Nov 16, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—Stories for the 2012 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Week of Prayer the Florida Baptist Witness will include in the next several issues of the paper remind Florida Baptists that engaging people groups in the hard places comes with risk and sacrifice, not just for missionaries but also for all who obediently choose to be His heart, His hands, His voice.

Nepalese pastors brave threats and bombs to see Christ’s name glorified in the Himalayas. Believers in West Africa bury a Christian woman, uniting in a strong witness to the Songhai community that refused her a proper burial.
Nov 16, 2012
SOUTH AMERICA (BP)—Grace, a member of one of the indigenous tribes of South America, speaks with intensity about the future of her people.
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