Stuck in Tunisia

Picture this: there’s a really deep river, then on the bank, there’s a tree. There’s a poisonous snake in the tree. Just on the other side of the tree is a lion. You are in the tree. If you stay there, the snake will bite… and you’ll die. If you jump on the land, the lion will pounce… and you’ll die. If you jump in the water, you’ll drown. What do you do?

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Talking about Jesus

Written by a Middle East-based Pioneer…

Meet Shada. At 22 she has been married for five years, but has no children. She was the first person in her family to complete a high school education and learn to read and write. Her father was abusive so her mother left him before Shada was even born. So she grew up without a father and thus she bears no family surname – making her a nobody in this culture.

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Living through turmoil

Linda* tells us how the political crisis in Yemen is affecting everyday life there…

The political crisis in Yemen has affected us in various ways. Our neighbourhood has been transformed over the past few months with barbed wire, army soldiers, walled-in streets and numerous tents that fill the demonstration areas. Every Friday, we expect some big demonstration that will end all other demonstrations, and each Saturday the political turmoil goes on.

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Forgiveness and friendship

A Pioneer in the Middle East writes…

One new believer called us frantically after returning home to see that their house had been broken into. Many items were stolen, but a laptop they didn’t own was the most irreplaceable item.

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