Worship in the Wilderness | World News Briefs


In This Issue:

  1. ERITREA: Anniversary Protest Vigil
  2. CHINA: When You Can’t Blend In
  3. INDONESIA: Christian Governor Imprisoned for Blasphemy
  4. VIETNAM: Overcoming Difficulties
  5. ZIMBABWE: Father of Gospel Music

Helen Berhane 2

Helen is an Eritrean gospel singer who spent 32 months imprisoned by the Eritrean authorities in a shipping container. Freezing cold at night and burning hot by day, and even tortured, Helen chose to worship. In her wilderness, God gave her a new song. See story below.


Do you know that there are more than 30 “protracted” refugee situations in the world today? In each situation, more than over 25,000 refugees have been displaced for more than five years with no resolution in sight. Want to educate your fellowship about refugees with World Refugee Sunday approaching? As I sleuth for news I’ve found some really good stuff that will reveal the depths of their plight and give you some fresh ideas on how you can help.

Thursday, May 18, a coalition for the persecuted in Eritrea will protest in the UK as they declare 15 years of oppression is enough. See the story below.

Praying for those without hope,

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