35Women received their dead by a resurrection: and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36and others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword: they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 38(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.
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."