Africa and the Middle East

Today’s show revolves around our monthly geopolitical and persecution report for KYMS radio (todayschristiancountry.com) with Lee Lancaster hosting John. John gives an update on the situation with Pastor X and details how he and his family made their exodus from Pakistan to the United States. He also reveals the plight of Christians in Pakistan and explains some of the specific struggles they face there.

If you’d like to contribute to assisting Pakistani Christians in need, please visit candlelight.org/donate and select the fund: ‘Asia Missions – Pastor X‘. Please do remember to pray for the persecuted church around the world and join us for more resources, news, updates and prayer requests on our Facebook group: Praying for Persecuted Christians.

Some of you may remember the movie El Cid from 1961 starring Charlton Heston. Can we learn anything from the real story of El Cid? Back with us today is Raymond Ibrahim (raymondibrahim.com), Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He recounts the history of battles between Muslims from North Africa and Christians in Spain, including during the time of El Cid. Learning this helps to understand how Western Civilization developed, how Christianity was treated throughout the years, and why we are where we are today. It is important to get the accurate historical context in order to correctly understand history and have intelligent, fact-based, and rational conversations about it.