Gender-based Violence in Nigeria Since 2009, the Boko Haram terrorist organization and the government’s military response have killed tens of thousands of civilians and displaced millions. Christian women Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and violence. In Take Heart’s meetings and community assessments with our local partners […]
Unprecedented Peace 3 Differences between Worldly Peace and Jesus’ Peace 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 Is anyone else tired of […]
The Unexpected Lindsey Snyder, Take Heart Communications Coordinator, shares a reflection on the martyrdom of a Nigerian pastor. Content Warning: This blog post contains mention of graphic persecution and one photo implying a beheading. I did not expect to stay in bed until 11 am. I did not […]
With Christmas right around the corner, Take Heart ambassador and guest blogger Mariam Shafik shares a reflection on giving. It is important to understand that every individual always has something to give; whether it be time, knowledge, money, kindness, or love. But in the same vein, every individual can […]
Meet Lawrence. His friends call him Little Moses. He’s 23 years old and is deaf. Take Heart has know Little Moses since we first began serving in northern Iraq. He was among the 850 families that ISIS forced from their homes in Karemlesh.
Persecution. Although it is more subtle in the West, it undoubtedly exists. We may not be physically tortured, but we can feel inconvenienced to follow the Gospel in its fullness for fear of being ridiculed, judged, or mocked by others. The Christian walk is not an easy one. Facing persecution can […]
“Giving back from your time and effort is the most noble and fulfilling act one can experience.” – Katia, Take Heart Volunteer The ongoing war and trauma from ISIS are leaving youth and young adults in Syria and Iraq feeling lost and purposeless. With the help of a special volunteer, […]