Gospel workers face significant challenges in the Middle East/North Africa region: illiteracy, unemployment, honor killings, war, massive displacement, food insecurity, and persecution – to name a few.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Afghanistan last week. On Thursday, at least 31 were killed and 87 wounded when the terrorist group bombed a Shia mosque. The same day, a vehicle exploded near a police station.
On Friday morning, a bombing killed at least 57 and injured over 100 more in a Shiite Mosque in Pakistan’s city of Peshawar. A gunman on a motorcycle killed two police officers outside the mosque before entering and detonating his suicide vest.