Theme for the Week It’s easy for believers to gloss over feelings of loss, treating our current grief as an enemy to the future hope we find in Christ. But we read of Jesus’ tears at Lazarus’ death, and we are struck by the compassion of Christ. Jesus, who knew He was able to raise… Read more »
Lines. Being a fan of amusement parks, I’ve been in some long lines. Once, I waited three hours for a 45-second ride…
How does the biblical theme of lament fuel our intercession?
How does Christ’s journey to the cross & resurrection, help us identify with those living among us as refugees, exiles and pilgrims?
Syrian Hayk knows all about being a refugee. In the last 20 years, he has been a failed migrant, a successful voluntary migrant, a deportee and a forced migrant. He has travelled from the north of Syria to Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Cuba, Austria Spain, France, and Belgium all in a desperate attempt to reach the… Read more »
Stef lives in a large Middle Eastern city which is also home to around 300,000 migrant domestic workers. They come from all over the poorer parts of the world — places like Bangladesh, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kenya and many, many other African countries. These workers are extremely vulnerable. No one knows what… Read more »
A Guest Post by gem partner, Don Waybright. We encountered Ahmed at 4 am in the morning as he was chain-smoking his non-filtered cigarette outside the prefabbed building, a former Greek prison block, where he and his family were sleeping in the freezing night with about 100 other people in the same situation. He said… Read more »
When all you ever hear about the Middle East are stories of death, destruction and warfare it can be hard to see where the gospel opportunities lie. Yet God is work through the violence and causing Muslim people to ask fundamental questions of their faith. One church leader in the area said: “Since the Arab… Read more »
As critical needs grow in the global refugee crisis, TEAM missionaries continue to partner with the local church to welcome the nations arriving on their doorsteps. Today we welcome a long-term worker in Greece to give us a snapshot of his work among refugees from the Middle East. Every European country has been impacted to some degree… Read more »
Imagine being married to a Taliban fighter – a man of terrifying rapport and horrible violence – a global enemy. This was the dark reality for Aadab*, whose normal life was full of instability and governed by a harsh, twisted morality. Even essential things like family were overtaken; through her husband, loyalty to the clan… Read more »