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What life was like, living as a refugee

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“We are simply killed if we believe in Jesus. When I was eleven, I witnessed the public execution of a Christian. I was so sick, I nearly died. We have not received enough water for five days. The insurgents burnt Christian homes. They emptied churches and destroyed all furniture and equipment. The IS fighters look them in the eyes, but don’t see a human being. The Muslims in the village wanted to kill me; one day, they came to do just that. They surrounded my home and pelted stones on our roof. They wanted us to convert to Islam, but we refused.”

The quote above comes from a number of different refugees around the world, who’s names and identities cannot be revealed due to safety reasons. You hear a lot about refugees, migrants and IDPs in the news, but do you truly know about the life of these people; our neighbours. I discovered, with the help of Open Doors, who work with refugees in 60+ countries worldwide, what life is like, as a refugee.

But first, we must understand what the Bible says about refugees. “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner… must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord you God.” – Leviticus 19:33-34 The world is on the move. Our neighbours are in need. Our family are calling out for help. Will you stand with them? Will you live like a refugee?  Continue reading What life was like, living as a refugee

REVIEW: Try Praying & Just Pray

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Wether you’ve been a Christian since birth, or are still unsure about your faith, prayer and talking to God is a very important part of being a Christian. In last week’s post on prayer, we explored the importance of prayer and the three steps to effective prayer. I’m sure many of you, myself included, often find yourself in the situation where you either don’t have the time for prayer, or don’t know how to start. If this is you, then in this post I will be reviewing two new Christian sites to do with prayer. One (Just Pray) which makes starting prayer as easy ABC and another site which is aimed at those still unsure in their faith, or nonreligious. The latter (Try Praying), is a great resource which makes prayer both simple and effective. Continue reading, to discover more about these sites, the pros and cons, and which one is for you.  Continue reading REVIEW: Try Praying & Just Pray

Open Doors 2016 Watch List

Open Doors 2016 Watch List

Every year charity Open Doors creates a list every year of the top 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian. Using data gathered from independent experts and – crucially – from Open Doors workers on the ground, the World Watch List tracks the degree of freedom Christians have to follow their faith. It’s a unique, in-depth record of the places where faith costs the most. To watch a video which looks in more detail of the top 5 countries on list Continue reading Open Doors 2016 Watch List

Operation Christmas Child – #18

With this weeks theme being God’s Compassion, the RCG Team found one of the most obvious ways to be compassionate this Christmas. We decided to once again to take part in Operation Christmas ChildRCG's Christmas Shoebox

“Since 1990, more than 124 million boys and girls in over 150 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.”

RCG's Christmas Shoebox ContentsOn their website, there is information about what Samaritans Purse do and the amazing impact of giving a box to someone less fortunate than yourself, in a different country. The extremely emotional video below shows you the journey of a shoebox, to its recipient. Here at RCG we hope to do the same and will hopefully, report back to you in the new year on where it went. The pictures in this post are of the RCG Team’s two shoebox’s.

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you. – Deuteronomy 16:17