Open Doors recently released the 2014 World Watch List, detailing the countries around the world where the persecution of Christians is the worst. The top three countries are North Korea, Somalia, and Syria; countries where we have contacts also made the list, including India, Colombia, and Myanmar.
The sober truth is that almost twice as many Christians were martyred in 2013 as in the year prior. In fact, Syria alone saw more deaths last year than all documented cases in 2012.
For more information, go to www.worldwatchlist.us. As you read these results and as you hear news of international turmoil throughout the year, take a few moments to pray for our brothers and sisters suffering for their faith.