Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Helping communities help themselves

    March 23, 2017 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

      Shepherd’s Call held a recent community development training in one Central Asian village where participants came up with multiple problems in their community. Participants finally agreed on their worst problem — addiction to naswar, especially among the children. Naswar is a type of strong chewing tobacco that has an adverse impact on the body and brain development. … Read more

  • Nowruz Moobarak!

    March 16, 2017 | Persian Ministry

    Happy Persian New Year! The Persian speaking world celebrates their new year on the first day of the first month which is March 21 this year according to the Iranian calendar. Nowruz is an ancient tradition and the biggest celebration of the year for Persian speakers. Schools are closed for two weeks and everyone has … Read more

  • Dilemma of Christian burial in Central Asia

    March 2, 2017 | Camp Adonai

    The situation in our country gets worse day by day. The issue of religion causes a lot of tension. In 2016 we had a number of scandals related to the issue of burying bodies of Christians. Local imams (Mosque leaders) do not let anyone bury their Christian relative in their cemeteries. At the same time, evangelical Christians cannot … Read more