Saudi Arabia and the Mid East

Recently, I became interested in the Middle Eastern countries. I have started doing some research, and have found out some interesting things. For example, there are only two ways to enter Saudi Arabia legally: 1)Obtain a visa to go on Hajj to Mecca as a Muslim or 2)be sponsored by a Saudi national. Usually, case number 2 applies if you are going there to visit or work.

I have done some other research, and other Mid-East countries are not much better. You have to get a visa. To get a visa, you must be sponsored. However, the major difference is that in the other countries, you can be sponsored by a hotel you are going to stay at.

Anyway, back to Saudi Arabia. There is no freedom of religion. This leads to stories like this (note the datelines…this MONTH!):

Massive Arrests of Foreign Christians in Saudi Arabia
Group: Saudis conduct worst crackdown on Christians in decade

Remember to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East.

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