The gift of celebrating Christmas freely together as the Church is not common among brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. For many believers this is the most dangerous time of the year, and they meet at great personal cost. We visit with Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs, who fills us in on the current news stories from the persecuted church and how we can be praying and helping fellow believers who are suffering because of their witness for Christ.
Do you ever think that what you are doing is just mundane and ordinary? Has your life become boring and uneventful? Pastor Ed Hedding shows us from the Christmas story how we can learn from the experience of the Shepherds that God uses the normal every day to bring about His extraordinary work!
Todd Nettleton is Director of Media Development for The Voice of the Martyrs, working with the media to tell the stories of persecuted Christians to people in the United States. In his role with VOM, he has met with Christians who face persecution in many countries, including Sudan, China, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and Azerbaijan.
Ed Hedding is Senior Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bettendorf. He is a graduate of Liberty University and has been in full time ministry since 1987. He loves his wife Diane and three grown children Joshua, Bethany, and Daniel and grandson Christopher Kime. In his spare time he enjoys running outside, golfing and reading. His favorite vacations are at the beach.