Two years after her kidnapping, Pakistani Christian teen Nayab Gill made a daring escape and is now sharing her story. She was just 13 years old when she was taken from her home in Gujranwala, Pakistan, by her Muslim employer. She was forced to convert to Islam and made to marry her abductor at gunpoint, a fate faced by dozens of minor Christian girls in Pakistan each year.
The first day of Advent this year is Dec. 3, marking the beginning of the New Year for Christians, but this seasonal observance is unfamiliar to some Christians. Here are three things you should know about the month-long season of Advent leading up to Christmas Day.
From elderly couples to teenage Israeli soldiers, several Americans were among the over 200 people Hamas terrorists took hostage during its brutal surprise attack against southern Israel on Oct. 7.