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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.


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Pulse to Host ‘Preach Twin Cities’ Evangelism Showcase Livestream March 2

MINNEAPOLIS — Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, is hosting “Preach Twin Cities,” a livestream event at First Baptist Church of Minneapolis showcasing emerging preachers, on March 2, 2021. Pulse executives viewed over 40 video submissions in January and selected ten participants to share their messages on this national platform. Participants have been coached for this… Continue reading Pulse to Host ‘Preach Twin Cities’ Evangelism Showcase Livestream March 2

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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, whas 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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Sowing Hope Seeds

BRADENTON, FL – Hope Seeds is a Christian outreach with a long-term perspective. Hope Seeds was established in 1999 as a ministry of the Hope Church in Bradenton, Florida. With the slogan of “Plant a Seed! Feed a Soul!” Hope Seeds works to share the Gospel and to contribute to the reduction of world hunger… Continue reading Sowing Hope Seeds

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In Memoriam: John Baker, Founder of Celebrate Recovery

LAKE FOREST, CA – Imagine what life is like being a follower of Christ, even called to ministry, but trapped by an addiction that will not let you out of its grasp. It may not be all that difficult to imagine. Tens of thousands of born-again believers already know first-hand. Some may read this article.… Continue reading In Memoriam: John Baker, Founder of Celebrate Recovery

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Samaritan’s Purse Completes Work at California Field Hospital

LANCASTER, CA — When Dr. Ed Carns arrived in Lancaster, California, he knew he was about to walk into many situations requiring prayer, wisdom, and medical skill, ultimately relying on the healing hand of God. Now, more than a month later, Dr. Carns, the Samaritan’s Purse team lead for their California COVID response, recounts how… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Completes Work at California Field Hospital

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The Winter Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation Retreat 2021

UKRAINE — The retreat complied with the quarantine restrictions but was as fiery as ever! A week of praying, worshiping, and experiencing God’s tangible presence. This was the atmosphere that believers dove into from 40 different countries, including the United Arab Emirates! Some people were able to attend and immerse in the retreat atmosphere on-site… Continue reading The Winter Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation Retreat 2021

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Gospel for Asia Canada Shares the True Meaning of Christmas with Children During the Pandemic

STONEY CREEK, ON — Despite the difficulties of 2020, GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada), together with Believers Eastern Church, collected Christmas gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need. 2020 was a difficult year. COVID-19 pandemic restrictions meant that many of the regular events of our lives had to be rearranged or maybe even cancelled altogether.… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Canada Shares the True Meaning of Christmas with Children During the Pandemic

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Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted 1,800 cases of ready-to-use supplemental food supplies to help feed suffering children in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Hundreds of thousands of families have fled their homes in the region due to violent conflict and are living wherever they can—in schools or on the side of the road.… Continue reading Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

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Convoy of Hope Deploys Emergency Relief to Texas

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Convoy of Hope’s tractor trailers have arrived and continue to arrive to parts of Texas with water and supplies. In total, 10 of their fleet have been loaded with mostly cases of water, and also some food, blankets and cleaning supplies and have either already arrived to TX distribution sites, are currently… Continue reading Convoy of Hope Deploys Emergency Relief to Texas

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Houston Lakewood Church Becomes Storm Shelter

HOUSTON, TX — During one of the worst winter storm on record, churches across Texas have opened their doors to people needing shelter. Houston’s Lakewood church, pastored by Joel Osteen, has provided a warm place to stay and a hot meal to over 1,000 people since the storm began. Joel Osteen, Pastor: We were blessed… Continue reading Houston Lakewood Church Becomes Storm Shelter

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GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

CHARLESTON, SC – I am going to assume that you know as much about Burundi as I did before I began to investigate the benevolent work of GLO (aka Great Lakes Outreach). So, before I can introduce you to GLO, I need to familiarize you with the African nation of Burundi. Burundi Burundi occupies less… Continue reading GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

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How Earth Mission Cares for the Karen

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR – Earth Mission was founded in 1982 as a short-term mission platform. The mission projects were specifically opportunities for engineers, engineering students, and technicians to assist and support missionaries in countries like Mexico and the Dominican Republic. They not only built and equipped structures, but they also created businesses that would benefit… Continue reading How Earth Mission Cares for the Karen

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Hope Walks with Jesus

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Hope Walks is a relatively young faith-based medical missionary organization built upon years of experience.  Hope Walks officially became an independent entity in June 2019, emerging from the CURE Clubfoot Program, which originated in 2006. In 2018, CURE decided to spin off the clubfoot program from CURE International. This set the stage… Continue reading Hope Walks with Jesus

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Gospel for Asia Calls for Prayer for ‘Unity, Holiness, End to Pandemic’ During ‘Great’ Lent

WILLS POINT, TX — 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 –Reporting on GFA World mission agency offering online 40-day lent devotional to help Christians pray, fast for unity, end to pandemic and other… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Calls for Prayer for ‘Unity, Holiness, End to Pandemic’ During ‘Great’ Lent

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COVID Stay-at-Home ‘Doesn’t Compare to Leprosy Isolation’ Says Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide — released a new special report amid new COVID social restrictions in force in many countries, reveals the… Continue reading COVID Stay-at-Home ‘Doesn’t Compare to Leprosy Isolation’ Says Gospel for Asia

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Loom International: Introducing African Communities to Continuous Change

PORTLAND, OR – Loom International is a relatively young, faith-based NGO led by a core group of Christians with expertise in sustainable change. Loom’s operational model, similar in many ways to that of some highly successful for-profit institutions, projects both short and long-term outcomes based on continual improvement. These principles are applied on the ground… Continue reading Loom International: Introducing African Communities to Continuous Change

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Pointing the Way to the Great Physician: Medical Missions Outreach

BALTIMORE, MD – Medical Missions Outreach is a ministry established by a local church to send medical teams to serve in collaboration with other local churches around the world. Teams of medical professionals with a spectrum of specialties travel to locations in developing countries accompanied by a cadre of volunteers. A well-conceived, systemic, and sustainable… Continue reading Pointing the Way to the Great Physician: Medical Missions Outreach

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The Story of Prisoner 42 in North Korea

NORTH KOREA — This story is based on a real-life account of a North Korea Christian sent to prison and then to a re-education camp. Other details have been added from other prison accounts. Open Doors has heard stories like this from numerous North Korean believers – and, disturbingly, the details are all eerily similar.… Continue reading The Story of Prisoner 42 in North Korea

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Restoring Clean Water to the Bahamas

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to repair the water distribution system in Sweetings Cay on Grand Bahama Island after it was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Phil Walsh, Samaritan’s Purse: The level of destruction here from Hurricane Dorian is really hard to believe at times. Entire houses wiped out completely. Communities really just… Continue reading Restoring Clean Water to the Bahamas

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ACSI and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — ACSI and Ron Blue Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to equip junior and senior high school students with a biblical foundation for financial management, enabling them to be wise stewards of their God-given resources. The Biblical Personal Finance Curriculum is a six-week offering consisting of six modules… Continue reading ACSI and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students

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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

Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan, whas 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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The Great Advent-ure

I find it quite odd that two words so closely related, one the root of the other, have come to paint entirely different pictures in our minds. Those words are “Advent” and “Adventure.” Speak the word “Advent,” especially during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas and hearers think primarily of liturgical and nativity scenes. Candles,… Continue reading The Great Advent-ure

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Samuel Rodriguez Says You Can Thrive Through Your Pain | Charisma

SACRAMENTO, CA — Samuel Rodriguez, lead pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, and president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference shares on our experience with pain and suffering amid the Coronavirus pandemic, and the assurance of God’s care for us in the midst of it all. No human being healthy… Continue reading Samuel Rodriguez Says You Can Thrive Through Your Pain | Charisma

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KP Yohannan: The World Is In Turmoil, But Do ‘One Thing’ for God

WILLS POINT, TX – KP Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia (GFA World), has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, to help the poor and deprived worldwide — shares on the influence and impact of Dr. John Haggai, the one thing we should do… Continue reading KP Yohannan: The World Is In Turmoil, But Do ‘One Thing’ for God

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Thanksgiving Can Be Tough in Times Like These

No doubt about it. 2020 has been a tough year for most of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused turmoil for millions of people in nearly every country. The economic crisis created by the closure of businesses has added insult to injury, particularly for families who have been accustomed to living from paycheck to paycheck.… Continue reading Thanksgiving Can Be Tough in Times Like These

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Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the massive challenge of reducing extreme poverty worldwide, mainly through providing education, transmitting values. In my original special report for Gospel for Asia titled Solutions to Poverty-line Problems of the… Continue reading Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

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Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the horrific realities girls face, child marriage, human trafficking, abuse & exploitation, and the restoration & redemption that God brings to their lives. Nearly 173 years ago, on October 16,… Continue reading Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

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The Incredible Story of Corrie ten Boom | Washington Examiner

ISRAEL — Shaya Ben-Yehuda, managing director of international relations at Yad Vashem, shares regarding the incredible true story of Corrie ten Boom. In Jewish culture, we believe that only very few, the most virtuous of all, have the distinction of passing through the “gateway to the Lord” while still in this world. Similarly, very few… Continue reading The Incredible Story of Corrie ten Boom | Washington Examiner

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International Day of Non-Violence: October 2nd Conundrum or Oxymoron?

NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly declared the second day of October as the International Day of Non-Violence. It has been observed annually since 2007, yet its true meaning becomes less clear the more one studies the thought-leaders who address the subject. What Non-Violence Is Not In far too many thousands of cities… Continue reading International Day of Non-Violence: October 2nd Conundrum or Oxymoron?

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Two Nurses Describe Fighting COVID-19 in New York City

NEW YORK — Nurses who worked in the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park, New York saw God’s faithfulness even during a global health crisis in COVID 19. Samaritan’s Purse follows the stories of two of the nurses who served with them during this challenging time. Samaritan’s Purse treated hundreds of Coronavirus patients… Continue reading Two Nurses Describe Fighting COVID-19 in New York City

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Are We Winning the Ancient Battle Between Man and Mosquito?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report update on winning the ancient conflict against the mosquito and vector-borne diseases. It’s small, this little welt on my hand or the bump behind my ear. The welts come and go… Continue reading Are We Winning the Ancient Battle Between Man and Mosquito?

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Loving at All Costs Throughout the Fierce Battle for Mosul

MOSUL, IRAQ — Author David Eubank shares the compelling true story of learning the difference between justice and revenge and loving others at all costs, with his new book Do This for Love; Free Burma Rangers in the Battle of Mosul. From Burma to Sudan and Iraq to Syria, the Free Burma Rangers have given… Continue reading Loving at All Costs Throughout the Fierce Battle for Mosul

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How Churches Are Filling the Gaps in the “Last Mile of Need”

BAKERSFIELD, CA — While each step of the supply chain is important, there is none more pressing than delivering through the “Last Mile of Need.” Local churches are innovatively taking the torch where others fall short and feeding the most food-insecure families. Due to the many challenges of the pandemic we know the health and… Continue reading How Churches Are Filling the Gaps in the “Last Mile of Need”

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Gospel for Asia Canada Ponders Community Life During COVID-19 Isolation

STONEY CREEK, ON — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) – When the COVID-19 outbreak first began, for most of us it was just an unknown disease, in far off China. For me, it didn’t affect my day-to-day life, so I dismissed it, until suddenly, I could not ignore it anymore because it was right… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Canada Ponders Community Life During COVID-19 Isolation

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In the Silence

STONEY CREEK, ON — Gospel for Asia Canada – Can you feel the silence? You are at a place in your spiritual journey where you feel like you are stuck in place? You don’t feel enthusiasm or passion anymore and you go through the motions of spiritual disciplines because you know you should and not… Continue reading In the Silence

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Pandemic Anxiety – What Can We Do?

Are you confused about the COVID-19 pandemic? I am. It’s hard to know what to believe because even the “experts” and the highest-ranking officials don’t agree on where the virus came from, how it is transmitted, how to prevent its spread, or what can be done to eradicate it without creating harmful unintended consequences. I… Continue reading Pandemic Anxiety – What Can We Do?

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Experience Glimpses of Gospel for Asia’s Ministry on YouTube

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing Gospel for Asia’s ministry as seen through eight videos on YouTube. Forty-one years ago, the Lord began answering the prayers of a young man from India, his wife and a few Christian… Continue reading Experience Glimpses of Gospel for Asia’s Ministry on YouTube

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Faith-based Groups ‘Must Evolve Messaging’ to Engage ‘COVID Generation’

CHARLOTTE, NC — Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the “COVID generation” — or risk becoming irrelevant, a leading communications agency said today. Many of America’s Christian organizations — churches, mission agencies, schools, rescue missions and other ministries — are looking for effective ways to… Continue reading Faith-based Groups ‘Must Evolve Messaging’ to Engage ‘COVID Generation’

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Walking in the Spirit in the World of Social Media

It seems that we have arrived at a time and place where social media makes it the time to revise the famous quote about character from H. Jackson Brown, Jr. that “Our character is what we do when we think no one else is looking.” Perhaps an updated version might more correctly advise that “Our… Continue reading Walking in the Spirit in the World of Social Media

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Don’t Drink the Water!

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report update on the ongoing global water crisis, highlighting tap water safety problems in the USA, and clean water challenges in Asia. In my original special report for Gospel for Asia titled… Continue reading Don’t Drink the Water!

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Advice for Fellow Fathers: Seek the Father — David Jeremiah Voices | Christian Post

EL CAJON, CA — David Jeremiah shares his reflection on David, the fathers of the Bible, and longing for the Father this Father’s day season. Surrounding this Father’s Day I’ve been reflecting on King David and a few other fathers of the Bible that longed for the Father. Men whose names are taught for generations… Continue reading Advice for Fellow Fathers: Seek the Father — David Jeremiah Voices | Christian Post

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The Heart of Soul-Winner Gifts Glorious Worship Songs to the Church

ORLANDO — When Reinhard Bonnke was called home, he left a breathtaking legacy characterized by multiplied millions of souls rescued for an eternity in heaven. His tireless evangelistic work, the outgrowth of a rare and all-consuming love for God, enriched heaven beyond comprehension and will resound far beyond the end of time. Bonnke’s impact was… Continue reading The Heart of Soul-Winner Gifts Glorious Worship Songs to the Church

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KP Yohannan Talks COVID-19 with Kerby Anderson

DALLAS, TX – The Point of View radio talk show has been recognized as “America’s most popular call-in show” by Christianity Today magazine. The program, broadcasted nationally and hosted by Kerby Anderson, Penna Dexter and Kelly Shackelford, “provides biblical clarity, truth and content to restore a Christian worldview” to our culture. Gospel for Asia founder,… Continue reading KP Yohannan Talks COVID-19 with Kerby Anderson

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How an Evangelical Syrian Spoke at Harvard’s Commencement | Christianity Today

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria on November of 2019 and establishment of a “safe zone” in coordination with Russia, the beleaguered nation faces another refugee crisis. According to the United Nations, 6.7 million Syrians have registered with their High Commission for Refugees. Turkey hosts the largest share, with 3.4 million, followed by Lebanon with 1… Continue reading How an Evangelical Syrian Spoke at Harvard’s Commencement | Christianity Today

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Spiritual Health of Our Nation is Essential: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

SACRAMENTO, CA — The president of the largest Hispanic/Latino Christian organization in the U.S. and the general superintendent of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world are celebrating President Trump’s recent announcement that houses of worship are “essential” institutions and should reopen. “Churches are essential. The spiritual health of our nation is essential. Churches can… Continue reading Spiritual Health of Our Nation is Essential: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

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Poverty Robs Girls of Dignity — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, is an active advocate for social justice and humanitarian needs around the world, discusses women like Som who are trapped in the chains of poverty and the sex industry. Som had the deck stacked against her from day one. She was 20 when she got pregnant with her first… Continue reading Poverty Robs Girls of Dignity — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

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Compassion Is More Than Just a Word

WILLS POINT, TX – Compassion is more than just a word. In fact, dictionaries identify compassion as a noun, i.e., a thing. But the complete meaning of compassion goes far beyond being a noun. By its very nature and derivation, compassion describes physical action. Compassion is the juxtaposition of two Latin words that means “to… Continue reading Compassion Is More Than Just a Word

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