ASIA

Hope in the Cracks

Hope in the Cracks

When you slow down and begin to parse out the details from the chaotic whole, when you begin to look closely and really see, India hides breathtaking splashes of life in every corner.

AFRICA

Eric Idehen’s Legacy of Hope

Eric Idehen’s Legacy of Hope

By Kayla Craig“Welcome, welcome,” he says, ushering me into his home, his shoulder cradling an iPhone to his ear. He gives me a hug and I sling my bag on the floor, overhearing a thick Nigerian accent on the other side of the phone conversation. I look around at his...

Creative Advocate Spotlight: Chandler Dixon

Creative Advocate Spotlight: Chandler Dixon

By Nations MediaBy day, Chandler Dixon works as an echocardiogram technician at Rady Childrenʼs Hospital in San Diego. “Essentially, I take photos with sound waves of kids’ hearts,” he explains. “In high school I picked up a camera and started taking photos for fun....

The Ministry of Two Hands

The Ministry of Two Hands

By Joelle MumleyIn the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, about a year after the horror and violence had ended, Pastor Charles Buregeya Mugisha stepped onto the soil of his country for the first time. For Rwandans like Charles, the end of the genocide was the...

EUROPE

At Home in Athens

At Home in Athens

GREECE In Greece’s only long-term safehouse for exploited women, staff and residents recover togetherWritten by Annelise JolleyPhotos by Easton Kawawaki Mar 26, 2019Every morning, Dina walks down the path that leads from her house to the sea and swims in the Aegean....

Photo Essay: Varvakios Agora, Athens

Photo Essay: Varvakios Agora, Athens

By Easton Kawawaki After exiting the downtown metro stop, walk into the heart of Athens until you arrive at Varvakios Agora: the city’s central market. Your vision is painted by the varying displays of fruits, nuts, fresh olives, and spices. Rows upon rows of lamb...

Mountains of Silence

Mountains of Silence

Germany By Derrick BillsMar 5, 2019Fog and silence crawl along the landscape of wide plains and lonely trees. My eyes run through the hills to the singular trees standing out in seas of green, looking forlorn yet stalwart. I try my best to imitate them, mimicking...

A Case for Contemplation

A Case for Contemplation

By Brianna LantzWhen I called my friend Eduardo Santo for this interview on a Friday morning in September, I had just seen the news that a terror attack had struck his home city of London. 29 people were injured after a bomb detonated in the Underground. I held my...

Courage to Witness

Courage to Witness

By Brianna LantzIn Volume Two we introduced you to Jacqueline Isaac, a California-based attorney and human rights advocate who defends persecuted Christians and Yazidis. For nearly two years Jacqueline has advocated for the establishment of an international court to...

Stubborn Hope

Stubborn Hope

By Brianna Lantz How does a man go from the intent to kill a pastor and burn a church to the ground, to caring for orphans and seeking spiritual revival? What makes him stick around for the long haul when everyone else is fleeing the nation? What compels a person to...

MIDDLE EAST

Of Love and Baklava

Of Love and Baklava

Despite the persecution and isolation they experienced, Manar and Nael’s bakery is a physical representation of Christ’s expansive, all-inclusive love.

Checking in with Reformer Jacqueline Isaac

Checking in with Reformer Jacqueline Isaac

IRAQ By Brianna LantzApr 23, 2019When we last saw Jacqueline Isaac, she was spearheading the healing work of Tech Over Trauma in Germany, instilling hope in a generation of girls who refuse to let their past trauma define their future. Over the last five years...

Flight from an Iranian Prison

Flight from an Iranian Prison

In many ways, Shamal’s life might be divided in two from this point forward. It was not the beginning of his escape from Iran that marked the separation, but the point at which he met Christ.

Free the Oppressed

Free the Oppressed

BURMABy Brianna LantzMar 13, 2019Editor’s Note: In Nations Journal Volume 1, we traveled to Thailand to introduce you to the inimitable Dave Eubank—former Special Forces Ranger, head of Free Burma Rangers—and his family. Several years later we met Eubank again, this...

NORTH AMERICA

Hope Dwells Here

Hope Dwells Here

“Jesus took and trained our simple ‘yes’ into the most radical, beautiful decision of our lives.”

Women of Valor: Devon Feldmeth Alchemizes Her Pain for Good

Women of Valor: Devon Feldmeth Alchemizes Her Pain for Good

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in our “Women of Valor” series. For the next few months, we will be spotlighting courageous female reformers around the globe and throughout history. We pray that their stories will inspire you, dear reader, to boldly take...

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

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