Martin Luther King–“I’ve seen the promised land”

mlkLike anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.
The audience could not know that their hero would be gunned down the very next day.

North Korea Gets Competition: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Now Hardest To Be a Christian | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com

(UPDATED) Hermit Kingdom losing lead as modern persecution hits record high, according to 2016 World Watch List.

Source: North Korea Gets Competition: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Now Hardest To Be a Christian | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com

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American Keith Broomfield killed in Syria while fighting against the Islamic State group with Kurdish fighters

Keith-Broomfield 1979-2015

Keith-Broomfield
1979-2015

His obituary said he died “in defense of those being persecuted for their Christian faith” and that “his heart was for the protection of the innocence of Kurdish women and children.” He is survived by his parents and five siblings.

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