32But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were enlightened, ye endured a great conflict of sufferings; 33partly, being made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, becoming partakers with them that were so used. 34For ye both had compassion on them that were in bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your possessions, knowing that ye have for yourselves a better possession and an abiding one. 35Cast not away therefore your boldness, which hath great recompense of reward. 36For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
Having sacrificed all for their faith, Abu, his family and many other Christians from Syria and Iraq became refugees in Ebril. But still, these believers were thankful, regardless of their pathetic conditions.
In 1958, the Chinese Government unleashed widespread arrest and persecution of Christians. Rather than discourage the believers, they were willing to suffer. And even when arrested, they used prison to preach the gospel, leading many more to faith in Jesus.
Each time Jun Jun attended a gospel meeting and his father found out, he received a beating and had his Bible burnt. But even these beatings weren't enough to deter the youth who told his teacher, "Jesus did not quit when it was tough. He endured more for me than I can ever endure for him."