Perhaps nothing is more discouraging, or harder to read, than the trials of Christians in non-Christian cultures around the world. One site that shares this news is Compass Direct News, which maintains an extensive network of news bureaus and correspondents around the world.
While we hope and pray for peace among the peoples of this world, it is painful yet essential for us to maintain perspective on the battles of principalities and powers that seem to be increasing, rather than decreasing. While most of the media focus is on fighting between governments, we must not lose focus on those individuals fighting the good fight of faith around the world. As much as Alvin York is a hero, so much more are Christianah Oluwatoyin Oluwasesin, Asya Ahmad Muhammad, and Dmitry Shestakov.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10
Sir Chuck, of the army under siege