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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.


Recent News

BGEA has announced plans for a two-day outreach called the Northern Colorado Look Up Celebration with Will Graham.

Northern Colorado Look Up Celebration with Evangelist Will Graham Announced in Loveland

LOVELAND, CO — The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has announced plans for a two-day outreach called the Northern Colorado Look Up Celebration with Will Graham. The free event – which will take place Oct. 5-6, 2024, at Blue Arena at The Ranch Events Complex – will feature music by award-winning Christian bands and messages… Continue reading Northern Colorado Look Up Celebration with Evangelist Will Graham Announced in Loveland

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Imprisoned, Sacked and Forced to Flee Iran

IRAN — Simin* from Iran has experienced hostility from the authorities, her work and even her own family. But her faith in Jesus is undiminished. Today, helped by Open Doors, she’s found a way to channel her experiences into helping other women back in her homeland, Iran. Simin*: With nothing but a little cash in… Continue reading Imprisoned, Sacked and Forced to Flee Iran

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Helping Homeowners Recover from Devastating Tornados in Ohio and Indiana

WINCHESTER/SELMA, IN — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping homeowners in Logan County, Ohio, and the Selma/Winchester area of Indiana, recover from damage caused by devastating tornadoes that swept through the region. But more volunteers are urgently needed. Todd Taylor – Samaritan’s Purse: We’re here in Selma, Indiana, as well as Winchester, Indiana, where Thursday night… Continue reading Helping Homeowners Recover from Devastating Tornados in Ohio and Indiana

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Providing Water Systems for Mexico

SANTA LUCÍA, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse has given four water filtration systems to the military of Mexico for use in future natural disasters. These devices were used during their response to Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, which recently concluded. Edward Graham was on hand to speak and tell why they do all they do in Jesus’… Continue reading Providing Water Systems for Mexico

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iBIBLE Genesis Becomes First Animated Series to be Certified as Authentic Translation of Biblical Narrative

DALLAS — RevelationMedia, the visionary organization behind the groundbreaking iBIBLE initiative, announced it has received an important endorsement from SIL International Translation Services, a leading global authority on Bible translations, certifying its iBIBLE Genesis scripts as an authentic translation of the Biblical Narrative and making it the first animated series to be certified as an… Continue reading iBIBLE Genesis Becomes First Animated Series to be Certified as Authentic Translation of Biblical Narrative

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Iraqi Woman Faces House Arrest and Forced Marriage

IRAQ — When she became a Christian, Sara* experienced a miraculous escape after her father put her under house arrest and arranged a forced marriage to a Muslim man for her. Thanks to support from Open Doors, Sara knows her true value in Christ as she serves others. Open Doors’ vision is that every persecuted… Continue reading Iraqi Woman Faces House Arrest and Forced Marriage

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Taiwan Earthquake Rocks Island Nation as Christian Charities Respond with Aid and Prayers

NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN — As Taiwan was rocked by it’s worst earthquake since 1999 Christian ministries were quick to provide urgent disaster response as well as mobilize prayers for the nation. The 7.4 magnitude quake has claimed at least 9 lives and the island nation has been hit by hundreds of aftershocks. A magnitude… Continue reading Taiwan Earthquake Rocks Island Nation as Christian Charities Respond with Aid and Prayers

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Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

SYRIA — In Uganda, fear and attacks from Islamic ADF militants are increasing. But thanks to your prayers, local Open Doors partners are supporting affected Christians with trauma counselling and spiritual support. *Names changed for security reasons Edward Bamcwanira – Retired Bishop, East Rwenzori Diocese: We are living in fear. And whoever says there is… Continue reading Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

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Franklin Graham Brings God’s Message of Love to the U.S.-Mexico Border

CALIFORNIA — Evangelist Franklin Graham traveled to the United States-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The final stop of the tour took place in Chula Vista, California, on Saturday, March 9. The God Loves You Border Tour visited 10 cities, starting in the Gulf of Mexico and ending in the Pacific. Franklin… Continue reading Franklin Graham Brings God’s Message of Love to the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Ani’s Syria Survival Story

SYRIA — Ani was horrified when her baby girl Maria was caught up in a bomb attack in Syria in 2014. In Ani’s survival story, Maria survived thanks to the prayers of the church – and Ani realised she needed to make Jesus her sure foundation. *Name changed for security reasons Ani*: “There are a… Continue reading Ani’s Syria Survival Story

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Fired Christian Street Preacher in UK Wins Settlement

ENGLAND — A Christian teaching assistant has won a £7,000 legal settlement from a school in Leeds in the North of England after he was sacked for being a street preacher in his spare time. Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Mr Andy Nix, 65, took legal action against Temple Moor High School in Leeds… Continue reading Fired Christian Street Preacher in UK Wins Settlement

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Prison Fellowship International and Eastern European Mission Partner to Distribute More Than 100,000 Bibles and Scripture Resources

WASHINGTON and FORT WORTH, TX — Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and Eastern European Mission (EEM) have signed a new agreement to provide 71,000 adult, 8,500 teen and 34,500 child-friendly Bibles to seven PFI national affiliates across Eastern Europe, which will be distributed to prisoners and their families in the months and years to come. The… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International and Eastern European Mission Partner to Distribute More Than 100,000 Bibles and Scripture Resources

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PMI Foods Gives Easter Donation of 15,000 Pounds of Prime Rib to New Life Church in Arkansas

SALT LAKE CITY — Today Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods) announced a historic partnership with New Life Church in Arkansas to provide meals to the needy. With 18 church campuses across the state, this easter donation will directly benefit underserved communities and those facing food insecurity. “PMI Foods is thrilled to be partnering with New… Continue reading PMI Foods Gives Easter Donation of 15,000 Pounds of Prime Rib to New Life Church in Arkansas

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A Church Always on the Run in Colombia

COLOMBIA — In Viviana’s* community, meeting together as Christians is impossible. But God has blessed believers with courage and creativity to help them gather – which means church in Colombia looks a little bit different. *name changed and voice adjusted for security reasons Viviana* – Colombia: We do not have a church and we cannot… Continue reading A Church Always on the Run in Colombia

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Christ for all Nations Launches Historic Cape Town to Cairo Campaign

AFRICA — Christ for all Nations (CfaN) has embarked on a historic series of gospel campaigns across Africa. This epic undertaking of 50 gospel campaigns from Cape Town to Cairo, led by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, follows the 50th-anniversary launch event in Cape Town and started on February 21st, 2024. These events are expected to draw… Continue reading Christ for all Nations Launches Historic Cape Town to Cairo Campaign

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iBIBLE’s ‘The Real Story of Jesus’ Receives Funding for 100 Additional Language Translations

RICHARDSON, TX — U.S.-based RevelationMedia announced two significant milestones today in its groundbreaking iBIBLE initiative. First, the overwhelming success of an iBIBLE special episode, The Real Story of Jesus, that presents the story of Jesus from creation to His second coming. Since its release on December 3, the ministry reports, more than 1,290,000 people have… Continue reading iBIBLE’s ‘The Real Story of Jesus’ Receives Funding for 100 Additional Language Translations

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Celebrating 20 years of combating AIDS in Uganda

UGANDA — A non-profit organization based in Colorado, USA is celebrating twenty years in Uganda, Africa; combating HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases by promoting abstinence before marriage, and faithfulness in marriage, through the power of Christ. For decades, Uganda was the epicenter of the HIV crisis in Africa. Today, countless orphans remain as witnesses… Continue reading Celebrating 20 years of combating AIDS in Uganda

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Emergency Field Hospital Being Delivered to Samaritan’s Purse Canada to Increase Global Medical Response Capacity

CALGARY, AB — On Tuesday, March 19, Samaritan’s Purse transported one of its Emergency Field Hospitals to Calgary to increase Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s capacity to launch international, life-saving medical responses. The tent facility arrived at the Calgary International Airport onboard the Christian relief organization’s DC-8 and 757 Cargo planes. The hospital will be strategically positioned… Continue reading Emergency Field Hospital Being Delivered to Samaritan’s Purse Canada to Increase Global Medical Response Capacity

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Military Couples Celebrate Renewal in Christ

DENVER, COLORADO — Alaska alumni were encouraged and strengthened together by the power of God’s Word during the 2024 Operation Heal Our Patriots Reunion in Colorado. This year’s reunion was the largest ever, with more than 700 military couples attending. The weekend event included worship, fellowship, and workshops on marriage and spiritual renewal. Is your… Continue reading Military Couples Celebrate Renewal in Christ

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Americans Wait2Hydrate in Solidarity with Communities that Lack Access to Clean Water

ORLANDO, FL — Every day, many women and children in the toughest places walk 1-2 hours–and often much more–to locate clean drinking water for their families.* To highlight this issue on World Water Day recently, compassionate Americans from coast to coast waited two hours after waking up before taking their first drink. Humanitarian organization Unto… Continue reading Americans Wait2Hydrate in Solidarity with Communities that Lack Access to Clean Water

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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

God Heard Her Desperate Prayer

KERN COUNTY, CA — Meet Ofelia Flores. She’s a living miracle. See her today and you’d never know she is anything but blessed, and living out the American dream. A bookkeeper by trade, she’s a successful mother of five in Kern County, Calif. She volunteers at church, cares lovingly for her grandkids, and even helps… Continue reading God Heard Her Desperate Prayer

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Why Hamas’ Rockets Will Not Stop the Gospel

ASHKELON, ISRAEL – Every time the air-raid sirens sound, I have to interrupt my work of sharing the Gospel with my Israeli neighbors and dash to the nearest bomb shelter. For me, there is no more vital task in Israel right now than sharing the hope of the Good News of Jesus Christ as our… Continue reading Why Hamas’ Rockets Will Not Stop the Gospel

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Exploring God’s Word: A Journey without Barriers

HURST, TX — At EEM (Eastern European Mission), our slogan is “The Bible. We Want Everyone to Get It.” We mean that in both the literal and figurative senses. We want everyone to be able to have a copy of God’s Word in their own language, and to understand it in their minds and believe… Continue reading Exploring God’s Word: A Journey without Barriers

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Mourning the Loss of Shawn Chrisagis

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO — June 13, 2023 Shawn Chrisagis passed away at 55 years old. His legacy was one of LOVE. He was an identical twin of Brian Chrisagis. These two men of integrity formed the Chrisagis Brothers Ministries. The ministry was known all over the world for family entertainment, reaching and recruiting legends in… Continue reading Mourning the Loss of Shawn Chrisagis

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Experts Warn of the Danger of Social Media for Children’s Mental Health

SPAIN — An increasing number of studies suggest that social media have a negative impact on the mental health of minors, which has led to concern among specialists and Christian parents. Christian families are showing concern about the adverse consequences that social networks are having on new generations. Young people are facing an increase in… Continue reading Experts Warn of the Danger of Social Media for Children’s Mental Health

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What Role Do Churches Play in the Prevention of Domestic Violence in Latin America?

LATIN AMERICA — Domestic violence is a widespread problem in the region, and evangelical churches are actively working to combat it in their communities. Many ministries in Latin America are carrying out initiatives and programs to prevent it, as well as to support the victims Domestic violence is a serious problem in many Latin American… Continue reading What Role Do Churches Play in the Prevention of Domestic Violence in Latin America?

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K.P. Yohannan: George Verwer’s Invitation to ‘Come, Die, and Live’ Radically Changed My Life

WILLS POINT, TX – KP Yohannan, founder and director of GFA World (Gospel for Asia), whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide — shares on the impact of George Verwer, his life and ministry, radically changing lives.… Continue reading K.P. Yohannan: George Verwer’s Invitation to ‘Come, Die, and Live’ Radically Changed My Life

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K.P. Yohannan: Death Cannot Kill You

A good friend and well-known Christian theologian visited our work in Asia. He came to one of the leprosy colonies, filled with people who are in horrible pain and suffering. They are so alone, rejected by everyone, without any hope of relief. Then, he was invited to share something to those who had gathered, share… Continue reading K.P. Yohannan: Death Cannot Kill You

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Qatari Christians Call for Prayers During World Cup

QATAR — While Christian migrants are able to worship openly, native Qatari Christians are forbidden from having their own church or even entering one. Christians in Qatar are calling for prayers that the media coverage during the World Cup will provide an opportunity to reach more people. Qatar has been one of the countries participating… Continue reading Qatari Christians Call for Prayers During World Cup

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Calls for World Cup Host Qatar to Embrace Religious Freedom

QATAR — This year, Qatar will become the first Arab nation to ever host the World Cup. But behind the polished veneers of the sparkling stadiums things in Qatar aren’t as pristine as they seem, according to Christian charity Open Doors. Since winning hosting rights for the World Cup more than a decade ago they… Continue reading Calls for World Cup Host Qatar to Embrace Religious Freedom

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Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

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 Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty? In existence for many years, child sponsorship has been adapted by… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

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Seniors’ Movement Takes Aim at Loneliness ‘Plague’

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A national movement to shake up older Americans’ approach to retirement is taking aim at one of the most serious problems plaguing many seniors: loneliness. The faith-based Retirement Reformation, led by 81-year-old speaker and author Bruce Bruinsma, has launched a new podcast series to help seniors recognize the health-ravaging “symptoms” of… Continue reading Seniors’ Movement Takes Aim at Loneliness ‘Plague’

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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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