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Fill an Action Pack for a Persecuted Christian Who Lost Everything

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ISIS, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups around the world are driving Christians away from their homes. Still other people, just by becoming Christian, are rejected by family and community and forced to leave to start a new life. Displacement and devastation (homes burned, etc.) are traumatic experiences, especially when coupled with the threat of death.     The Voice of the Martyrs has staff members in strategic locations to help Christians through the trials of persecution. Among other things, they distribute “Action Packs” that include various essentials for survival. When we see a brother or sister in need, we are responsible for taking action to help. For this reason, the survival packs are called Action Packs. They provide a tangible way for Christians to put their faith into action by obeying God’s Word: Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food...

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected by Nik Ripkin (@NikRipkin)

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The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected Nik Ripkin (@NikRipkin) 2013 384 pages Available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Available from in paperback or ePub editions. I read the Kindle version.     I am coming to believe that, as followers of Christ, part of our spiritual growth—perhaps even a rite of passage—involves at least one crisis of faith. I am at such a crucial place right now as I wonder if God is big enough to overcome the massive difficulties I face each day. When I came across Nik Ripkin’s book, The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected, I knew I needed to read it. And I’m glad I did. Nik Ripkin (not his real name to protect his contacts) took his family to Africa to work as missionaries and relief aid workers. They moved around in Africa some, before landing in Somolia during the 1990s—before, during, and after...