A boy from Nineveh, gave marbles to Vice President Pence recently. The marbles were all that remained of his toys when he returned to the home he fled in 2014. Noeh and his family, along with thousands of other Christians, were driven out of their homes in northern Iraq by ISIS. Open Doors and other mission organizations, are just now beginning to help displaced families return home, but the challenges they face are tremendous. Not least among the gruesome challenges, are the thousands of people who have gone missing, many of whom are believed to have been buried by ISIS in mass graves. According to Open Doors staff members who accompanied the 12 year old on a White House visit, Vice President Mike Pence told the boy, “Help is on the way.” In this show, John also reports on troubles persecuted Christians are facing, including difficulties one British relief worker is having with the government body that regulates non-profits in the UK. In the US, the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed that a $135,000 fine for cake bakers who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, was justified. As we enter 2018, John calls the Church to intercession for “the least of these my brethren” and for righteousness to prevail.
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