Annisa* was upset. Her husband was gathering the children again to listen to a radio program she hated. She was a Muslim, and she hated the idea of her children listening to what she considered heresy.
When he was 16, Teekyanayak developed a breathing problem. The doctor told him that he would only live for 1 more month. Shortly after hearing this devastating news, his father died.
Venugopal was born into a Hindu family in the south of India. In the Hindu faith, believers worship over 3 million different gods. But for Venugopal, he was tired of these millions of gods, because none of them were bringing him peace.
“Feeling so lonely, I decided to kill myself. One day while my wife was at work, and my children were away at school, I readied myself to do the unthinkable…”
In 2012, tragedy struck. Kim was put in prison after falsely being accused of stealing land. In prison, Kim started to lose all hope.
In Russia, there is a severe orphan crisis. Thousands of children are either abandoned or taken away from their parents because of neglect, abuse, or other problems stemming from alcoholism and drug abuse. One of those abandoned children was Masha.
Champa is in her 50s now, and a dedicated Christian, but many years ago, back when her children were young, she didn’t believe in God. Until, that is, a terrible tragedy struck her family.
Deep in the mountains of Indonesia are isolated villages that can’t be reached by any form of transportation besides a motorcycle.
In May 2014, FEBC’s tower in Slavyansk, Ukraine, was shot down by pro-Russian separatists, and the station was taken over by them. In the aftermath, several of the volunteers at our station were beaten, taken hostage and then murdered by the rebels, all because they were Evangelical Christians.