MissionsBox: Good News of What Nonprofits Around the World Are Doing

News, essays and press releases on MissionsBox.org provide our readers with insights and prayer points into how nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government entities and other relevant people are responding to the world around them that’s often filled with negative news.


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Joel and Abraham Survive Jihadist Attack in Burkino Faso

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA — In 2019, Abraham* and Joel’s* church was attacked by jihadists in a village in Burkino Faso in West Africa. The two young men survived, but the horror of what happened has traumatized them. Open Doors provides trauma care counseling for many people impacted by attacks like these. Abraham*: “That Sunday,… Continue reading Joel and Abraham Survive Jihadist Attack in Burkino Faso

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Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

ROMANIA — Valeria is 26 years old and 9 months pregnant, but even in her situation, she had to leave the town that she called home, Odessa. She ran away from war and ended up in Galați, a city in the eastern part of Romania. In the custom of Isaccea, Valeria met Alfa Omega TV… Continue reading Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

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Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

USA — Prison Outreach Helps Provide Wheelchairs — The Joni and Friends Wheels for the World program provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people living with disability worldwide. They collect used, manual wheelchairs across the United States that would otherwise end up in landfills. The wheelchair restoration process begins in federal,… Continue reading Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

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Ukraine War Kids, ‘Forgotten Children’ to Taste Joy at Summer Camps

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission to the former Soviet Union aims to help give 50,000 disadvantaged boys and girls a “life-changing” summer camp experience this year, including children suffering because of the war in Ukraine. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) partners with thousands of local churches across the vast region to provide… Continue reading Ukraine War Kids, ‘Forgotten Children’ to Taste Joy at Summer Camps

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CfaN Makes a Massive Impact at Once-In-A-Generation Event

KANSAS CITY, MO — On Saturday, May 14th, Christ for All Nations (CfaN), Lead Evangelist and President Daniel Kolenda, preached to a crowd of thousands at The Send, Kansas City. The day-long event brought tens of thousands of primarily young people together at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Evangelist Daniel Kolenda is one of… Continue reading CfaN Makes a Massive Impact at Once-In-A-Generation Event

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FEBC Ukraine Videographer Continues Serving Despite Attacks

MYKOLAIV, UKRAINE — Despite attacks on his city in Southern Ukraine, FEBC Film Director Dima continues serving in ministry alongside his pregnant wife. FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster Igor brings this update from the city of Mykolaiv alongside Dima. Igor – FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster: Hello, everyone. My name is Igor, this is Dima, we both from FEBC… Continue reading FEBC Ukraine Videographer Continues Serving Despite Attacks

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Jumagul’s Story: Overcoming Persecution in Central Asia

CENTRAL ASIA — Jumagul’s* story is one of amazing redemption: after becoming a Christian, she was beaten and abused by her husband. But God heard Jumagul’s prayers and transformed her husband – and her marriage. After her husband’s death, Jumagul continues to follow Jesus – despite persecution from her local community. Jumagul* lives in a… Continue reading Jumagul’s Story: Overcoming Persecution in Central Asia

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U.S. Christians Help Power ‘Church Aid Machine’ in Ukraine, Poland

LOVES PARK, IL — American Christians are helping thousands of people experiencing the horror of war in Ukraine through a local church-powered humanitarian aid machine. The grassroots relief network delivers food, hygiene items and other supplies to desperate families that other aid agencies can’t reach in war-torn regions and remote villages across Ukraine. In less… Continue reading U.S. Christians Help Power ‘Church Aid Machine’ in Ukraine, Poland

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Religious Freedom Eroding Fast, Warns U.S. Group

EASTON, MD — A U.S. media ministry warns religious freedom is under increasing pressure — fast reaching a tipping point it describes as “situation critical.” Globally, an estimated 80% of people of all faiths face restrictions on freely expressing their religious beliefs, says SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org), a Christian media broadcaster in the Middle East and… Continue reading Religious Freedom Eroding Fast, Warns U.S. Group

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Los Angeles Dream Center, Kershaw’s Challenge, Providing Thousands of Backpacks and School Supplies to Those in Need

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dream Center is welcoming students back to their campus in Echo Park for their annual Back-to-School Bash on August 6, from 10am-1pm PST. In partnership with presenting sponsor Kershaw’s Challenge, and signature partner The Dodgers Foundation, this annual gathering will feature numerous backpacks and school supplies donated to school… Continue reading Los Angeles Dream Center, Kershaw’s Challenge, Providing Thousands of Backpacks and School Supplies to Those in Need

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“No Regrets” Men’s Weekend – 12 Rounds in Romania

OCNA-MUREȘ, ROMANIA — The Carpenter’s House from Ocna-Mureș, Romania, has been organizing for several years meetings for men out of a desire to encourage them to live a life according to a model the Scripture gives us. This three day event takes place at the end of the week and it encompasses messages from the… Continue reading “No Regrets” Men’s Weekend – 12 Rounds in Romania

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The Fellowship’s Donors Have Helped Over 80,000 Ukrainians

JERUSALEM — In the past 6 months, supporters of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) have assisted 80,000 displaced Ukrainians and refugees, helped over 3,500 find shelter in Israel, and delivered more than 100 tons of food and essentials to distressed Ukrainian families. Even before the war began, The Fellowship laid the… Continue reading The Fellowship’s Donors Have Helped Over 80,000 Ukrainians

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Franklin Graham’s UK Gospel Tour Concludes in London with 700 Responses

LONDON, ENGLAND — Evangelist Franklin Graham concluded his God Loves You UK tour on Saturday July 16 at the ExCel Center in London with attendance of more than 7,600 people. He embarked on this four-city outreach back in May, which saw Franklin tell more than 11,000 British citizens that their souls are longing for a… Continue reading Franklin Graham’s UK Gospel Tour Concludes in London with 700 Responses

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Bike Ride from Washington State to Florida Keys Raises Awareness of Sex Trafficking

VANCOUVER, WA — Silent Bridge, a Washington-based nonprofit that fights sex trafficking, has a supporter biking from Blaine, Washington on the Canadian border to the Florida Keys. The #Bike4SilentBridge ride is self-funded with a goal of spreading awareness of sex trafficking and to raise at least $50,000 for Silent Bridge. James has currently biked more… Continue reading Bike Ride from Washington State to Florida Keys Raises Awareness of Sex Trafficking

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Clean Water for Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) teams are setting up reverse osmosis machines in key locations through Ukraine to provide clean drinking water for tens of thousands of people every day. Anatolii Nosach – Samaritan’s Purse: WASH team in Ukraine is one of the projects of Samaritan Purse responding to this war… Continue reading Clean Water for Ukraine

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Celebrating the Beginning of Summer at the Strawberry Fest

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) was founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, had the joy of being at the Stoney Creek Strawberry Fest, to bless children in the community with special balloons and free games, receive… Continue reading Celebrating the Beginning of Summer at the Strawberry Fest

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Iraqi Christian Mother Separated from Family

QARAQOSH, IRAQ — When Islamic State captured the Christian-majority city of Qaraqosh, Iraq, Sana and her family were trapped in their home for almost three weeks. When they were discovered, Sana and her daughter were separated from Sana’s husband and two sons. Sana never saw them again. But Sana has not given up on God.… Continue reading Iraqi Christian Mother Separated from Family

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Global Mercy Hosts First Medical Capacity Building Sessions in Senegal

DAKAR, SENEGAL — In partnership with African healthcare systems and leaders, Mercy Ships is able to train and mentor local medical professionals, improving surgical care in the long term. The surgeries performed on board Mercy Ships’ floating hospitals are life-changing for patients and their communities – but when it comes to strengthening healthcare systems, Medical… Continue reading Global Mercy Hosts First Medical Capacity Building Sessions in Senegal

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Feeding Refugees in Ukraine

DNIPRO, UKRAINE — A Samaritan’s Purse church partner in Dnipro, Ukraine, is helping feeding and distributing food to refugees who have fled their homes due to the ongoing conflict. More importantly, they are also sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. Vladimir Ivanov – Pastor, Blagovest Church: At the moment, there is an urgent… Continue reading Feeding Refugees in Ukraine

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Superbook, a Tool for the Education of Children

TIMIȘOARA, ROMANIA — The evangelical project Superbook continues to awaken children’s and parents’ interest across Romania and beyond. Throughout the years, this project has contributed to children’s education and it has helped them understand the Word of God from an early age. We’ll find out the details from the following report. For several years, Alfa… Continue reading Superbook, a Tool for the Education of Children

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Quotes

Roderick Davis Quote

“Love is the root of missions; sacrifice is the fruit of missions.” —Roderick Davis, missionary to Kenya

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Essays

GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on a surprising antidote and solution to world poverty: farm animals. Recent decades have seen a general trend toward prosperity in much of… Continue reading GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

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Young Victims Remain Hidden in Pandemic’s Shadow

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, issued this Special Report update on girls facing decreased opportunity and increased violence, the young victims who remain hidden… Continue reading Young Victims Remain Hidden in Pandemic’s Shadow

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Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

Crissy Sanchez-Cochran, Executive Director of Communications of City Serve discusses The Widow — A Compassion Initiative — a biblical template for how the local church can care for the widow in their sadness and loss. It is often the case that ministries are led most effectively by those who have a heart for a particular… Continue reading Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

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Ken Harrison, Chairman of Promise Keepers, Honors the Brave Men and Women Who Gave Their Lives in Service to Our Country

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Ken Harrison, chairman of Promise Keepers, honors the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country this Memorial Day: “Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). This Memorial Day, we remember the brave… Continue reading Ken Harrison, Chairman of Promise Keepers, Honors the Brave Men and Women Who Gave Their Lives in Service to Our Country

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Social Media Targets Christians in New Kind of Genocide — Noel Yeatts | NewsMax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian organization serving the needs of the impoverished around the world, discusses the suffering that Christians face, even by those who use social media as a tool to fan the flames of persecution. When you look at lists of the most dangerous places to be a… Continue reading Social Media Targets Christians in New Kind of Genocide — Noel Yeatts | NewsMax

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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Releases ‘From Survive to Thrive’, Book Provides Hope to World in Crisis

SACRAMENTO — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christina Leadership Conference and #1 Los Angeles Times bestselling author, released his newest book “From Survive to Thrive” (Charisma House). In “From Survive to Thrive,” Rodriguez takes an honest look at the pain millions of people are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic and offers seven… Continue reading Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Releases ‘From Survive to Thrive’, Book Provides Hope to World in Crisis

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Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, issued this Special Report on Malaria – new vaccine heralds a game-changing development. It’s the “buzz” millions around the… Continue reading Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

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Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North Discusses How Veterans View Today’s America

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Ken Harrison is joined by best-selling author, political commentator, and TV host Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss the mental health crisis among active duty armed forces and veterans, living with post-traumatic stress, and the importance of… Continue reading Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North Discusses How Veterans View Today’s America

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Tony Dungy: A Life More than Football

BAKERSFIELD, CA — How do you bring together a group of alpha males and females willing to put the goals of the team ahead of their individual ones? Tony Dungy visited The Influencers Podcast to share how leaders can accomplish this and how his faith and family are more important than football. For many people,… Continue reading Tony Dungy: A Life More than Football

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GFA World Shares on Fresh Water: An Increasingly Scarce Resource More Vital than Oil or Gold

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, issued this special report on fresh water: an increasingly scarce resource more vital than oil or gold. Increasing demand… Continue reading GFA World Shares on Fresh Water: An Increasingly Scarce Resource More Vital than Oil or Gold

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How to Practice Thanksgiving in an Unthankful World

During the last two months of the calendar year, Americans can often indulge in a celebratory season of self-absorption. All the while, a nucleus of God-fearing folks try to retain the spirit of the holidays as they were meant to be – as opposed to the socially acceptable events that they have become. As we… Continue reading How to Practice Thanksgiving in an Unthankful World

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The Good News Missionaries Must Share

The life and work of a missionary are never easy. Whether the missionary is indigenous, laboring among his own people, or from another part of the globe, his mission should always be the same – sharing the Gospel with those who have not heard it. The Good News, as the Gospel is often called, is… Continue reading The Good News Missionaries Must Share

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The Nations are Coming to Us

BAKERSFIELD, CA – We have seen the desperation of the Afghan people trying to escape as Taliban forces take over Kabul. The US Air Force C-17 plane was packed with 640 precious lives as countless others clung to the outside of the plane—risking life and limb to leave Afghanistan. As we process this grave situation,… Continue reading The Nations are Coming to Us

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Three Little Words That Can Do the ‘Impossible’ – Annika Antonov

KAZAKHSTAN – Is it possible that three little words can heal the life of someone sexually assaulted as a little girl? That “God loves you” is really that powerful? Impossible? I can say that, with God, even this is possible. Growing up in the former Soviet Union, I was shunned by my parents, both abusive… Continue reading Three Little Words That Can Do the ‘Impossible’ – Annika Antonov

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She Calls Me Dad

She called me Dad. Jessie had come home to celebrate her birthday—she was turning 68. “I know the routine, Dad” she reminded me. (I am 83 years of age.) And immediately, she began to jump in and help my wife, Karen, with tasks that needed doing around the house. My wife hates to run errands.… Continue reading She Calls Me Dad

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A Biblical Perspective on World Environment Day

GENEVA – June 5 is the date for the annual observation of World Environment Day. Pakistan will host the event in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.” This year’s observance will also be the launching pad for the UN Decade on Ecosystem… Continue reading A Biblical Perspective on World Environment Day

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Os Guinness, Discusses His Take on The Future of American Society

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Ken Harrison is joined by Os Guinness on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss Os’ unique childhood, today’s relationship between Church and state, and the need for American Christians to remain steadfast in an ever-growing secular society. Highlights of Guinness’ interview in the podcast… Continue reading Os Guinness, Discusses His Take on The Future of American Society

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Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

The keys to success in Christian missions are far different than they were during the greater part of the last three preceding centuries. Success in Christian missions today requires much more than a person packing their personal belongings in a trunk and heading off into the great unknown. At this unparalleled point in human history,… Continue reading Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

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Two Mothers Whose Love Changed the World

As we approach Mother’s Day, children – young and old – will reminisce, poets will wax eloquent, and greeting card companies will enjoy a splendid spike in sales. The story we are about to share is true. It happened a very long time ago – about 3,500 years, give or take, but it remains a… Continue reading Two Mothers Whose Love Changed the World

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A Different Look at Missions from GFM

CLARKSTON, GA – Gospel Frontier Missions was founded in 2000 by one young couple with a burden to disciple people and plant churches in villages in Oaxaca, Mexico, where the people had never heard about Jesus. GFM has experienced supernatural growth over the past two decades. Its ministry now reaches around the world. But this… Continue reading A Different Look at Missions from GFM

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Malaria Makes Comeback Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on Malaria making a comeback amid the worldwide impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic. It’s a back-and-forth battle growing… Continue reading Malaria Makes Comeback Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Good News! Jesus Has Risen from the Dead!

There are those who would tell us that the Good News of the Gospel is that Jesus loves us. That is good news. But it is not The Good News. Others might tell us that Jesus’ paid the price for our sins on the cross. That, too, is wonderful news. But it is also not… Continue reading Good News! Jesus Has Risen from the Dead!

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It Was a Good Friday

Someone has observed that “Every day is a good day. Some days are just better than others.” I believe that is true. At least, for Christians, it should be. A Good Tuesday On this past Tuesday, our son drove three-and-a-half hours to pay a surprise visit to his mama, who hadn’t seen him in over… Continue reading It Was a Good Friday

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Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the typically under-discussed looming global water crisis.  Water problems are often big news, whether it’s ongoing crises in American locales… Continue reading Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

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Great Lent: The Great Invitation

WILLS POINT, TX – Bishop Danny Punnose, vice-president of Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, shares on Great Lent: The Great invitation: Have you noticed many restaurants are advertising fish sandwiches and seafood… Continue reading Great Lent: The Great Invitation

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‘God Has Not Deserted Us’: A Voice of Hope In Beirut’s Carnage

LEBANON, BEIRUT — Our hope hangs by a thread. The COVID-19 pandemic and the massive blast that devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, six months ago have brought my native country to its knees, and left many asking: “Will we ever see hope dawn again?” The few medical facilities still standing after the gigantic explosion at the… Continue reading ‘God Has Not Deserted Us’: A Voice of Hope In Beirut’s Carnage

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Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the state of Modern Day Slavery amid the COVID 19 pandemic. In my original report, 21st Century… Continue reading Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

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Resolved to Make No New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are facing the final days of 2020. Many look forward to disposing of the past year’s calendar and replacing it with one they hope will bring better things. We tend to develop a “greener grass” mentality every year in late December. Inevitably, we look back at the past year, count our blessings, mourn… Continue reading Resolved to Make No New Year’s Resolutions

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I Am No Ordinary Shepherd

My name is David. I am a shepherd in the service of the temple. The other shepherds and I watch over the sheep during the night on the fields outside of Jerusalem, not too far from the road that goes to Bethlehem. I am no ordinary shepherd because the temple sheep are no ordinary sheep.… Continue reading I Am No Ordinary Shepherd

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Small Star, Bright Light in Russia

Vladimir Miskevich, a Russian pastor who now serves as Chief Administrator of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists, shares a moving story about a grieving Russian mother who has kept an Immanuel’s Child “Star of Bethlehem” ornament for 15 years, remarking that “The smallest things are always big enough when done for the Glory of… Continue reading Small Star, Bright Light in Russia

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