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Open Doors In Azerbaijan

By Crescent Advance

I didn’t understand a word the pastor said. Everything in Azerbaijan was different, including how they take the Lord’s Supper. Everyone goes to the front and uses a communal cup. I took the cup and bread that the pastor and the assistant pastor extended to me and I returned to…

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An Unexpected Muslim

By Crescent Advance

I prayed that God would allow me to meet a Muslim and make friends with him. I specifically prayed that He would allow me to make friends with an Iranian Muslim. I have been studying the Persian language and prayed that God would allow me to use it for Him.…

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A Meditation on Medieval Muslim Painting

By Crescent Advance

Even though paintings depicting people and animals are not allowed in Islam, during the Middle Ages, illustrations for holy books and books of legends were popular among the upper classes in the Ottoman Empire and among the Persians and Uzbeks. During the golden age of manuscript illustration in the Islamic…

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A Night in Saudi Arabia

By Crescent Advance

As I exited the parking garage of the Watergate Hotel with my companion, I breathed a prayer. In a few yards I would be leaving Washington D.C. and entering Saudi Arabia. I prayed that God would do two things for us on this evening. First that He would guide our…

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On the Decision to Move the Embassy

By Crescent Advance

Recently, President Trump announced the decision to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. We are grateful for those who have expressed their concern and prayer for our family and others in the region. Please allow me to share a few things: First, we will most definitely…

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A Free Kurdistan…

By Crescent Advance

Longing for a nation—this is the heart of every Kurdish man, woman and child. No matter the differences in politics, religion, tribe or language this is the one desire all are agreed on. They love their flag, their soldiers, and their cultural heritage. Although they were promised a country of…

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