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Major Radio Network Launches Across Africa

TABORA, TANZANIA — Your Network of Praise (YNOP) has announced plans for the May 1, 2021, launch of the New Life Africa Satellite Network (NLASN). New Life Africa Satellite Network will air a format of teaching programs and music, hosted by announcers from a number of countries across Africa. Programming will be in English and… Continue reading Major Radio Network Launches Across Africa

GFA World Expanding Ministry to Africa

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) has spent more than 40 years sharing the love of Jesus and ministering to the needs of millions of people in more than a dozen countries in South Asia. The COVID-19 pandemic engendered extreme hardships for the people in those countries during 2020. Families already faced… Continue reading GFA World Expanding Ministry to Africa

Gospel for Asia Announces its First-Ever Mission in Rwanda, Africa

GOSPEL FOR ASIA LAUNCHES IN AFRICA: GFA World (www.gfa.org), formerly known as Gospel for Asia, is launching compassion projects in Africa (http://www.gfa.org/press/intoAfrica) for the first time -- a huge boost for humanitarian efforts in the world's poorest continent. (Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash)

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World 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, one of the largest mission agencies in the world, is launching compassion projects in Africa (http://www.gfa.org/press/intoAfrica) for the first time — a… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Announces its First-Ever Mission in Rwanda, Africa

SAT-7 Wins NRB Award for ‘Innovative Outreach’ in Middle East, North Africa

SAT-7 WINS NRB AWARD FOR 'GOSPEL EFFECTIVENESS' IN MIDDLE EAST: SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) -- a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcaster that reaches 25 million people in the Middle East and North Africa -- has won a major award from National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world's largest association of Christian communicators. It comes as SAT-7 ramps up its satellite programs and online services in the troubled region, where it's experiencing record numbers of viewer responses.

EASTON, MD — SAT-7, a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcaster that reaches 25 million people in the Middle East and North Africa — has won a major award from National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s largest association of Christian communicators. SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) received the NRB’s International Media Award for 2021 — one of the coveted annual Media… Continue reading SAT-7 Wins NRB Award for ‘Innovative Outreach’ in Middle East, North Africa

‘Year of Terrible Tempest’ Brings Surge of Hope in Middle East, North Africa

'YEAR OF TERRIBLE TEMPEST' BRINGS SURGE OF HOPE IN MIDDLE EAST: Record numbers of people in the Middle East and North Africa turned to a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcast ministry that showed them "living examples of hope" in 2020, a "year of terrible tempest." In the first nine months of 2020, 310,000 viewers called or messaged Middle East-based television network SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org), seeking support and prayer.

EASTON, MD — Record numbers of people in the Middle East and North Africa turned to a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcast ministry that showed them “living examples of hope” during 2020 — a “year of terrible tempest” — according to newly released figures. Amid the pandemic lockdown, soaring unemployment, hunger and domestic violence, economic meltdown, and… Continue reading ‘Year of Terrible Tempest’ Brings Surge of Hope in Middle East, North Africa

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

The Key of Hope in South Africa

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – Dan and Rachel Smither sold their home, their cars, and their furniture to help raise funds to begin the Key of Hope ministry in Durban, South Africa, in 2007. One year later, they had boots – and 16 suitcases – on the ground. At the time, South Africa was ranked third… Continue reading The Key of Hope in South Africa

Amputee boys in Central African Republic Receive COVID-19 Aid

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC — Open Doors partners recently delivered Covid relief aid to over 4,500 Christians in Central African Republic. Beneficiaries included widows, believers from Muslim backgrounds, church leaders, other vulnerable Christians and orphans. Among those helped were the families of Jeovani, Steven and Dieu Fera, who Open Doors have been supporting ever since their… Continue reading Amputee boys in Central African Republic Receive COVID-19 Aid

First African Woman to Receive L’Chaim Prize for Providing Life-Changing Care in Rural Uganda

DELAND, FL — African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is pleased to announce that the prestigious AMH Gerson L’Chaim (“To Life”) Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service has been awarded to Dr. Sister Priscilla Busingye, OB-GYN and a member of the Banyatereza Sisters of Uganda. Dr. Busingye is the first woman and first African to receive… Continue reading First African Woman to Receive L’Chaim Prize for Providing Life-Changing Care in Rural Uganda

Rafiki Is a Friend to Africa’s Orphans and Widows

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EUSTIS, FL – Young people are probably more familiar with Rafiki than older adults. For them, Rafiki is a character in Disney’s Lion King. But Rafiki is so much more than that. It is the word in the Swahili language for “friend.” And the Rafiki Foundation has been a friend to Africa for 35 years.… Continue reading Rafiki Is a Friend to Africa’s Orphans and Widows

International Day of Prayer for Africa to Feature 24 Hours of Online Intercession

ORLANDO — On the 6th of November 2020, Christ for All Nations (CfaN) will host an International Day of Prayer for Africa. The live-stream event will literally circle the globe with 24-hours of prayer for our brothers and sisters in Africa! Beginning in Germany at 04:00am EST/10:00am CET, and moving eastward, each CfaN office will… Continue reading International Day of Prayer for Africa to Feature 24 Hours of Online Intercession

VOM Calls for Ongoing Prayers for the Central African Republic

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC — The Voice of the Martyrs is encouraging believers across the world to join them in a global prayer event taking place November 1, with a particular focus on standing with the many displaced Christians in the Central African Republic. The charity has been providing much needed aid and Bibles to help… Continue reading VOM Calls for Ongoing Prayers for the Central African Republic

African Mission Healthcare launches ‘O2Africa’ campaign to provide $1M for critically needed oxygen to treat COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan Africa

DELAND, FL — African Mission Healthcare (AMH) has announced its O2Africa campaign to raise $1 million to make oxygen sustainably available to care for COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan Africa. AMH will immediately invest $360,000 made possible by the generosity of co-founder Mark Gerson and his wife Rabbi Erica Gerson, who are… Continue reading African Mission Healthcare launches ‘O2Africa’ campaign to provide $1M for critically needed oxygen to treat COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan Africa

How God Is Using Africa New Life’s Two Hands

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KIGALI, RWANDA – Africa New Life began extending its hands of evangelism and compassion to the suffering nation of Rwanda in 2001. The country was just beginning to recover from what has been described as “the swiftest genocide in history.” Over 800,000 Rwandans had been slaughtered over a period of 90 days. More than 600,000… Continue reading How God Is Using Africa New Life’s Two Hands

ZEMA’s Unusual Mission in Africa

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ZION, IL – ZEMA is the acronym for the Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa. Based, somewhat ironically in Zion, Illinois, ZEMA ministers primarily to the Zionists of independent African churches. This would probably be an appropriate time to explain African Zionism. This requires setting aside any preconceived notions of the popular usage of Zionism related… Continue reading ZEMA’s Unusual Mission in Africa

Sheep Herder Now Leads Campus Ministries Across Eastern Africa

EASTERN AFRICA — As a young teenager in eastern Africa, Tariku was beaten and kicked out of his home for becoming a Christian. Life on the streets was hard, but he survived by carrying loads like a donkey for pennies a day. He wanted to go back to school but never dreamt what God had… Continue reading Sheep Herder Now Leads Campus Ministries Across Eastern Africa

African Bible Colleges – “Faith in Action, God in Motion”

CLINTON, MS – The missionary vision of Presbyterian pastor John Chinchen was as clear to him as ABC. He was called to establish Bible colleges in Africa that would equip and empower new generations of students who would have an impact in their native countries and communities.LiberiaPutting faith into action, the Lord began to move,… Continue reading African Bible Colleges – “Faith in Action, God in Motion”

Social Media Throws Lifeline to Secret Believer in North Africa

NORTH AFRICA – Islèm* was brought up in a Muslim family. As far as her father knows, she is still a Muslim. But this 22-year-old student is courageously following Jesus in secret – and she found out about Him online. When Islèm was 15, she discovered a Christian Facebook group, who connected her to a… Continue reading Social Media Throws Lifeline to Secret Believer in North Africa

Bible Translators in Africa & Asia Risk Starvation Due to COVID-19 Food Shortages

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, reports that Bible translators and their families in remote and poverty-stricken areas are facing starvation due to food shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. President and CEO Bruce Smith says, “My… Continue reading Bible Translators in Africa & Asia Risk Starvation Due to COVID-19 Food Shortages

MedSend Addresses COVID Healthcare in Africa and Asia

FT. MILL, SC — In response to the urgent need to address severe shortages of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare disparities in Africa and Asia, global healthcare missions organization MedSend announced today that it has established an Advisory Board to explore its Institute of Global Healthcare Missions (IGHM) vision. The vision for the IGHM is… Continue reading MedSend Addresses COVID Healthcare in Africa and Asia

Religious Leaders Call for Africa-wide Prayer in Response to COVID 19

11 March 2018, Arusha, Tanzania: Young and old, women and men, children and elderly — bringing together a congregation of over 1,000 people, the Arusha Mjini Kati Lutheran Church gathered to celebrate Sunday service on 11 March, together with international visitors participating in the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism. The church, which bears its name from its central location in Arusha, Tanzania, has a history of more than 100 years, and is an active body in Evangelical outreach, spreading the Gospel throughout Tanzania. Through “creative ministry”, including drama, music and artistic expression, the church explores new ways of engaging young people in the church, and in proclaiming the good news.

GENEVE — Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have released a call to prayer as people in Africa continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. “Therefore we call upon all faithful and people of goodwill to join us in the prayer to curb the outbreak of the pandemic,” reads a statement. “We pray for all the people… Continue reading Religious Leaders Call for Africa-wide Prayer in Response to COVID 19

Coronavirus Just One More Life-Threatening Problem for East Africans

COVENTRY, UK – The Barnabas Fund has sent out a plea for additional funding to help the East Africans hanging on to their lives by a thread while contending with multiple life-threatening disasters. The emerging novel Coronavirus is just one more danger for thousands of African people struggling for survival. Life in Africa is far… Continue reading Coronavirus Just One More Life-Threatening Problem for East Africans

Does Anyone Give a Damn About the Innocents Dying Every Day in West Africa?

ADAMAWA, Nigeria – More than 100 members of the Islamic State of West Africa, also known as Boko Haram, recently swarmed northern Adamawa, a state in northeast Nigeria, and set at least five churches ablaze while they opened fire and indiscriminately killed residents, according to Sunday reports. The violence targeting Christian churches in northern Nigeria… Continue reading Does Anyone Give a Damn About the Innocents Dying Every Day in West Africa?

Church Leaders in Eastern Africa Call for Urgent Action on Devastating Locust Invasion

AFRICA — Church leaders in eastern Africa are calling for increased action against desert locust invasion which have terrorized the region since January this year. Like scenes from the Book of Exodus, huge swarms of the insects have descended on the region, destroying farmlands and animal pastures. The outbreak is affecting seven East African countries,… Continue reading Church Leaders in Eastern Africa Call for Urgent Action on Devastating Locust Invasion

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Locust Invasion of “Biblical Proportion” in Africa, Middle East Headed for South Asia

KARACHI – Pakistan has already begun to feel the leading edge of what is currently the worst locust outbreak in more than 25 years. The locust invasion of more than 360 billion creatures started in the Middle East, moved to Africa, and is now invading South Asia. The swarm, described as “Biblical in proportion,” has… Continue reading Locust Invasion of “Biblical Proportion” in Africa, Middle East Headed for South Asia

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Heroic American Surgeon Dr. Tom Catena Earns Top Medical Missionary Award for Saving Lives in Africa’s Forgotten War Zone

Dr. Tom Catena, an American surgeon and medical missionary, who has voluntarily stayed in war-torn Nuba Mountains to save thousands of lives in conflict-torn Sudan, has been honored with a top medical missionary award, African Mission Healthcare (AMH) announced today. Catena will be presented with the Gerson L'Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service at an awards ceremony in New York City, April 14.

DELAND, FL — An American surgeon hailed as “the world’s most important doctor” — to more than a million patients — is being honored with a top international medical award. Today, Florida-based African Mission Healthcare (AMH) announced that Dr. Tom Catena is the recipient of the nonprofit’s 2019 Gerson L’Chaim Prize for “Outstanding Christian Medical… Continue reading Heroic American Surgeon Dr. Tom Catena Earns Top Medical Missionary Award for Saving Lives in Africa’s Forgotten War Zone

African Mission Healthcare Launches Campaign to Aid Africa’s ‘Forgotten’ War Victims

DELAND, FL — Aiming to provide vital medical help for hundreds of thousands of traumatized, but courageous and resilient victims of Sudan’s “hidden” war, U.S.-based nonprofit organization African Mission Healthcare (AMH, www.africanmissionhealthcare.org) launched a new campaign today—”Nuba 2020″— (www.Nuba2020.com) to coincide with Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3. The Nuba 2020 campaign goal is to ensure the… Continue reading African Mission Healthcare Launches Campaign to Aid Africa’s ‘Forgotten’ War Victims

Africa Inland Mission: Reckless Obedience Since 1895

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The reckless obedience of the Christians involved in the outreach ministry of Africa Inland Mission (AIM) may have grown out of the passion of its founder, Peter Cameron Scott. He had the vision to establish a network of mission stations from the southeastern coast of Africa all the way to Lake… Continue reading Africa Inland Mission: Reckless Obedience Since 1895

Millennials are Mobilizing to Support More than 150 Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa

WASHINGTON — In a recent national survey, the MENA Collective, a new organization publicly launching November 1, 2019, asked active, church-going millennials their thoughts regarding giving and the Middle East. Their findings show that almost half of those surveyed did not trust their local church when it comes to giving their money. Equally surprising was… Continue reading Millennials are Mobilizing to Support More than 150 Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa

Honoring South Africans Martyred in Afghanistan

BARTLESVILLE, OK – South African doctor, Hannelie Groenewald gathered with other medical personnel, preparing for a predicted Taliban attack in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. Little did she suspect that the Taliban were targeting her own family because of their Christian faith. Voice of the Martyrs remembered their sacrifice this year on the Day of the… Continue reading Honoring South Africans Martyred in Afghanistan

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Heroic U.S. Ebola Doctor Honored in NYC for Long-Time Medical Missionary Service in Liberia, West Africa

New York philanthropists Mark Gerson, and his wife Rabbi Erica Gerson, who established the annual AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service, jointly presented the 2018 award to SIM Missionary Dr. Rick Sacra at a private dinner in New York City Jan. 31. Dr. Sacra received the honor for dedicating his life to medical missionary work in Africa. Mr. Gerson is also co-founder and chairman of Gerson Lehrman Group.

Prestigious $500,000 AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize presented to SIM Missionary Dr. Rick Sacra will help extend and expand SIM’s healthcare ministry in impoverished Liberia NEW YORK, NY — An American missionary doctor who risked his life at the height of Liberia’s 2014 Ebola crisis, and has spent more than 20 years doing medical missionary service… Continue reading Heroic U.S. Ebola Doctor Honored in NYC for Long-Time Medical Missionary Service in Liberia, West Africa

Heroic U.S. Ebola Doctor Available to Discuss $500,000 Award that Will Improve Healthcare for Thousands in West Africa

Dr. Rick Sacra, recipient of 2018 AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize, can tell of what inspired him to risk his life to serve others at awards celebration dinner, Jan. 31 in NYC CHARLOTTE, NC — The bravery of an American missionary doctor who risked his life to help others during an Ebola crisis in Liberia, West… Continue reading Heroic U.S. Ebola Doctor Available to Discuss $500,000 Award that Will Improve Healthcare for Thousands in West Africa

The IMM Heritage Project: Reaching North Africa for Christ

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MADRID – International Media Ministries (IMM) was founded by the Assemblies of God World Missions (USA) in 1981 as it became apparent to forward thinkers that the ability to have and share information would become the essential and driving strategy for successful businesses. There was no reason to believe that successful business platforms built on… Continue reading The IMM Heritage Project: Reaching North Africa for Christ

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TMS Global leader’s move adds to ranks of African Americans serving in international cross-cultural mission

Richard Coleman stepping down as senior director of mobilization and candidacy to serve in Ethiopia NORCROSS, Ga.—A forthcoming leadership transition at missions agency TMS Global comes at a time when it is pursuing a heightened commitment to seeing more non-whites serving in world evangelization. After more than a decade recruiting others for service with the… Continue reading TMS Global leader’s move adds to ranks of African Americans serving in international cross-cultural mission

Christians in the Central African Republic Urged to Live by Their Faith

BANGUI, Central African Republic – Prior to gaining its independence in 1960, this landlocked county occupying the Ubangi and Chari River Basins was part of French Equatorial Africa. Since gaining independence, the county, although rich in uranium, crude oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber and arable land, remains one of the 10 poorest countries in the… Continue reading Christians in the Central African Republic Urged to Live by Their Faith

South African Outbreak of Listeria – Worst in World History – May Be Contained

JOHANNESBURG – According to Times Live, “On Thursday in Johannesburg‚ Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and SADC health ministers and ambassadors held an emergency high-level inter-ministerial meeting to discuss the world’s largest listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa.” The ominous approach of Day Zero for the Cape Area of the country has reaped much more… Continue reading South African Outbreak of Listeria – Worst in World History – May Be Contained

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How South Africans Live on Only 50 Liters of Water Per Day

CAPE TOWN – The water crisis in South Africa continues unabated. Officials have declared a state of emergency, but that is, arguably, because of the danger not only to the citizens but also because of the rising and potential damage to the economy. Moody’s, the international credit rating agency, estimates agricultural production in the Western… Continue reading How South Africans Live on Only 50 Liters of Water Per Day

Instances of Child Marriage Down in India, Up in Sub-Shaharan Africa

WILLS POINT, Texas – “Child marriage is one of the most worrisome problems in Asia. Boys and especially girls, who are supposed to play, learn and live a free life are married off at a very young age, and this not only affects their freedom but also takes a severe physical and mental toll on… Continue reading Instances of Child Marriage Down in India, Up in Sub-Shaharan Africa

South Africa Day Zero Water Crisis – An Interview

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – The world has been watching as the possibility that Cape Town and other cities in South Africa have been preparing for Day Zero when their public supply of potable water will no longer be available. Amid the preparations, residents are taking mandated precautions to avoid the impending disaster. Many are… Continue reading South Africa Day Zero Water Crisis – An Interview

Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Three Countries in Africa

Photo by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods The World Health Organization (WHO) got the go-ahead to do the first human-trial next year on the eve of World Malaria Day of the Malaria vaccine. CNN reports, “The World Health Organization announced Monday that it has the go-ahead to try the first malaria vaccine in the field in… Continue reading Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Three Countries in Africa

South Africa bans American pastor

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba withdrew the visa exemption of controversial American Pastor Steven Anderson calling the American an “undesirable person.” This is an unusual move, as Americans typically receive entry visas from South Africa without problems. Gigaba acted following input from South Africa’s LGBT leaders who objected to Anderson’s endorsement of the… Continue reading South Africa bans American pastor

Yellow fever vaccine shortage leaves millions of Africans vulnerable

A shortage of the yellow fever vaccine has led the United Nations health agency to endorse lower doses that reduce immunity from a lifetime to approximately 12 months. The World Health Organization recommends using a fifth of the standard dose to stretch the current vaccines. Mass immunization in Angola following 300 deaths since December depleted… Continue reading Yellow fever vaccine shortage leaves millions of Africans vulnerable

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TeachBeyond brings hope to war-torn Central African Republic

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After years of civil strife between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR), TeachBeyond is bringing stability for children even as reports of sexual abuse by peacekeepers gain more attention. Families of more than 100 minors have registered complaints about the U.N. Peacekeepers. “We must face the fact that a number of troops… Continue reading TeachBeyond brings hope to war-torn Central African Republic

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Hope in the Ashes of Boko Haram’s West Africa Terrorism

The world’s deadliest terrorist group – Boko Haram – continues to rampage through areas in Nigeria, Cameroon and other West African nations. Despite Boko Haram’s ever-present threat of affliction and suffering, Christians are providing humanitarian aid, planting churches and even converting some former Boko Haram soldiers. Pray for the Body of Christ and Christian Aid,… Continue reading Hope in the Ashes of Boko Haram’s West Africa Terrorism

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Beirut Blast Anniversary Prompts Request for Prayer

BEIRUT, LEBANON – On the one year anniversary of the devastating Beirut blast explosion, thousands of people are still homeless and the crisis is growing. Shortages of water, electricity, and medicine plus a financial free-fall are turning Lebanon into what some are calling a “failed state”. In the midst of the crisis, the Christian satellite… Continue reading Beirut Blast Anniversary Prompts Request for Prayer

Sewing Machine from Gospel for Asia Was Truly a Gift from God

SOUTH ASIA – Lalita is a widow who was struggling to make ends meet after her husband passed away. Through its Christmas Gift Catalog GFA World (Gospel for Asia) gave her a sewing machine which enabled her to earn a living through tailoring work. How one simple tool provided income for a family in desperate… Continue reading Sewing Machine from Gospel for Asia Was Truly a Gift from God

Outside the Bowl

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PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA – There are essentially two major problems when it comes to hunger among impoverished families. First, there is food scarcity. That doesn’t mean that there is not an adequate global supply of food to feed everyone. There is. The problem is that the food is not readily available to the hungry people… Continue reading Outside the Bowl

More than 500,000 Decisions for Christ in Tanzania Multi-City Crusade

TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA – Christ for All Nations (CfaN) just wrapped up its second “Operation Decapolis” campaign in Africa, where they documented 519,498 decisions for Christ. The six-week outreach culminated in 5 mass Gospel campaigns held simultaneously in the cities of Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, and Tunduma across the East African nation of Tanzania. The… Continue reading More than 500,000 Decisions for Christ in Tanzania Multi-City Crusade