All posts by At the Crossroads

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Tensions between Iran and Israel are escalating and have every chance of breaking out into war. For some time Israel has been expressing alarm at Iran’s growing (and permanent) military presence in Syria.  Iran is busy establishing numerous military bases and also wants to build a naval base in northern Syria.  Its goal is to ...

​Pray for the Earthquake Victims in Iraq & Iran

“The quake did not kill us but the cold weather will kill us.” Sunday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Iraq & Iran has killed at least 530 people, injured thousands of others, and left tens of thousands of homes destroyed.  One of the victims, a woman in her 30s said, “It is cold. My children are ...

Shifting Sands in Saudi Arabia

A shift is happening in the Middle East – ruling powers are changing, old alliances are being broken, and new alliances are being formed.  This is especially true for Saudia Arabia, as the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is turning everything upside down.  Maybe you’ve seen the recent reports: that women will be allowed to ...

Building an Altar of Prayer in Assyria

One of the practical initiatives that At the Crossroads has supported over the last few years is an unusual but growing initiative.  It is called Awake Assyria and is sponsored by the Mesopotamian House of Prayer (MHOP) in Erbil, northern Iraq. Awake Assyria is a 100 hours prayer and worship event that happens every October. ...

The Fall of Kirkuk & How to Pray for the Kurdish People

On September 25th, the Kurdish people in Northern Iraq held a referendum to move towards an independent Kurdish state.  As the largest people group in the world without a nation, this was a historic and exciting move.

“You Are Worthy” by Andrew Brunson

Image: World Watch Monitor Norine Brunson stands by the center where her husband, Pastor Andrew Brunson (left) was detained for two months. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 ESV ...

United States and Turkey mutually suspend visa services

(By Amy La Porte, Originally published on CNN) Both the United States and Turkey have suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two countries, after last week’s arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul. With some exceptions, the move effectively blocks Turks from travel to the United States, and vice versa, indefinitely. ...