Wow, it's hard to believe that the year 2010 has ended and that we're already almost a week into 2011! Where has time gone?
I'm sure many of us can look back over the past year and have fond memories from things done with friends, family, or maybe a church group. For many believers around the world, however, they may look back and think on property damaged, scars (both physical and emotional), and loved ones lost to persecution.
A good way to keep up to date on persecution is by Open Door USA's World Watch List. The 2011 edition just came out and has the the top 50 countries that don't allow religious freedom for Christians. If you're like me, you might just be surprised at some the countries that made it onto the list. For one, Russia is back on it. However, many of the countries are Muslim like Pakistan, Iraq, and Iran.
I would encourage you to take a look at it and then spread the word. You can find a link for the 2011 World Watch on the front page of the Open Doors USA website.