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He Suffers With Us

Safely Home, the painting by Ron DiCianni, has special meaning to me. I wrote a novel, also called Safely Home, set in China and telling the story of Li Quan, a modern day martyr. It was inspired by this beautiful work of art. To this day Ron’s painting hangs on my office wall.

Looking Ahead to the Likelihood of Increased Persecution in America

God will use persecution, as He always has, to thereby strengthen His church and extend the Gospel message, not destroy it. Persecution in America will probably never be as extreme as it has been in countless places throughout church history and as it is around the world today.

Sobre Una Mujer Nigeriana Anónima (Of an Unnamed Nigerian Woman)

Displayed on the Martyrs Monument (at The Voice of The Martyrs USA ministry office in Bartlesville, Oklahoma) are the names of many martyrs—each one representing a real person with a real story. I love to stand near this memorial and slowly read the names and brief descriptions. During a recent visit I found myself once again drawn to the monument. On this particular day there was one memorial stone that stood out to me. It simply read A Nigerian Woman.

A Salvo En Casa, Capítulo Cuarenta y Cuatro (Excerpt from Safely Home)

Ben, Ming y Shen estaban todos sentados en el  suelo, escribiendo con plumas en el mismo pedazo de tela color canela. Ben miraba a la Biblia, escribía unas palabras, después seguía viéndolas de nuevo para asegurarse de que lo había hecho bien. Shen copiaba palabras también. Ming escribía rápido pero con cuidado, pero pocas veces tenía que mirar a Shengjing para saber qué escribir después.

A Salvo En Casa, Capítulo treinta y siete (Excerpt from Safely Home)

Ben estaba de pie en el aire frío de invierno. Como siempre, esperaba nervioso, tratando de mantenerse caliente y deseando que Li Quan saliera del hoyo negro. Estaban sacando a alguien del edificio, un hombre más viejo, débil, con una cojera pronunciada y piel amarilla.