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Christar Prayer Calendars

At Christar we believe in the power of prayer! christar-prayer-calendarWe are passionate about our commitment to it! Did you know that every long-term Christar worker is required to have 100 people who commit to praying for them every day, before they can leave for the field? Prayer is essential to who we are and what we do! Join in partnering with us through prayer and in changing the lives of the least-reached!

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30 Ways to Make a Difference in the Lives of Muslims During Ramadan

30 Ways to Make a Difference in Lives of Muslims During RamadanRamadan, the ninth month on the Muslim calendar, is a month of fasting. This fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is considered one of the highest forms of Islamic worship.

During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims suppress earthly desires by abstaining from all food, liquid, tobacco and intimate relations from first light until sunset. This fasting is seen as an act of obedience and submission to Allah, as well as a means to atone for sin. Night becomes a time of feasting and socializing.

The month of Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for followers of Christ to make a difference in the lives of Muslims, both in our own neighborhoods and around the world! Below are 30 ways to learn, pray, act, give and go during Ramadan.

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60 Ways to Pray for the Least-Reached

60 Ways to Pray for the Least-Reached

James wrote that “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16b, NIV) Over and over, we’ve seen God work among the least-reached as His people have prayed. Will you join us in bringing these requests before the Lord?

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Subscribe to the Christar Prayer Calendar

Subscribe to the Christar prayer calendar on your phone or computer! Receive the updates to your device daily, so you do not forget to pray.

Download or subscribe to the Google Calendar on any of your devices to receive the prayer requests on your computer, cell phone or tablet.

 

Telling the Truth: Responding to Common Muslim Objections to Christianity

If you have talked with a Muslim for any length of time about your faith and theirs, you have probably encountered one or more of the following objections to Christianity. Below are some ways to respond to these common Muslim objections.

While you will want to be prepared to answer these objections, remember that your goal is not to win an argument, but to win a person to Jesus. So be prepared to give a simple answer and continue to share and live your faith faithfully before your Muslim friends, whether or not they accept your explanation. 

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Closer Than You Think

Closer Than You Think The least-reached may be closer than you think: over 10 million least-reached people live in the United States alone! Below, B. Barron, a Christar worker who served for 12 years in Turkey and is now serving in the Christar U.S. office, shares her encounter with a least-reached woman, as well as several practical tips for reaching out to the least-reached in your neighborhood.



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The Gospel

God is completely holy and perfect, while man is not: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) According to Romans 6:23a, the consequences of man’s sin and separation from God are that man has earned death—eternal separation from God—and has no hope of escape on his own: “For the wages of sin is death.

Most religions of the world try to offer a futile way back to a holy God through certain actions—good deeds, meditation, helping others, giving to the needy and so on. However, the Bible tells us that out of love, God did what we could not do. He sent Jesus to bridge the separation man’s sin creates between God and man by paying the death penalty we earned: “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Because Jesus died in man’s place and was raised form the dead, we can be made alive in Christ and have a relationship with our Creator. This is a free gift: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ …For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” (from Ephesians 2:4-5, 8)

God’s desire is that none should perish. His gift of eternal life is available to you! We would be thrilled if you would acknowledge the sin that has separated you from God, believe that Jesus has paid the penalty for your sin, and receive the restoration that God has made possible through Jesus. Please contact us if you would like to know more about Jesus’ work on the cross or about how to follow Him.

All Scripture quotations taken from the English Standard Version. 

Preparing Missionary Couples for Cultural Stress

Culture stress can make or break a marriage. My husband and I had a solid foundation for our marriage and went to minister overseas after eight good years of marriage and three children. I would have never imagined that I would find myself daydreaming about leaving him. With the language and cultural differences, the stress of dealing with ministry in and out of our home, keeping up with laundry, and cooking and cleaning for our family of six, I was ready for a trip to Hawaii—without him and the kids. I felt tempted to charge my trip to his account and let him take care of the bill, the kids, and the laundry. I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to come back. 

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