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Children’s Charity Launches Education is Power Campaign

UNITED KINGDOM — It is a sad fact that, globally, the number of children and adolescents who do not have access to school education is 260 million, nearly four times the entire population of the UK. In response Christian children’s charity CRY is launching their Back To School Education is Power campaign to highlight how… Continue reading Children’s Charity Launches Education is Power Campaign

LifeWise Academy Offering Bible Education to Students in America

COLUMBUS, OH — As schools across the country are kicking off a new school year, LifeWise Academy has now reached a major milestone in their expansion of released time religious instruction: students in over 300 public schools will be attending Bible education classes this year. In 2019, LifeWise offered its first released time classes for… Continue reading LifeWise Academy Offering Bible Education to Students in America

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

NHCLC Partners with Asbury University, Increasing Access to Higher Education for Hispanic Youth

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SACRAMENTO — The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) has partnered with Asbury University in Wilmore, KY in an effort to make higher education more accessible for Hispanic youth. Founded in 1890, Asbury University is recognized as a premier Christian University in the liberal and applied arts that prepares and equips men and women through… Continue reading NHCLC Partners with Asbury University, Increasing Access to Higher Education for Hispanic Youth

CURE International to Launch Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

SPRING LAKE, MI — CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatment for children with treatable disabilities, announced plans to open CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe, a first-in-the-nation facility providing life-transforming medical care to thousands of vulnerable children. Reconstruction of the $5 million hospital was recently completed by the Zimbabwe Orthopedic Trust (ZOT) in… Continue reading CURE International to Launch Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

Partner Parents – Christian Education in NE India

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COLORADO SPRINGS – When we research NGOs and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in preparation for publication on Missions Box News, we look for something that makes the organization unique. It was easy to find what makes Partner Parents exceptional in its own right. Partner Parents’ ministry is distinctive in that it focuses solely on providing a… Continue reading Partner Parents – Christian Education in NE India

Atheist ‘Grinch’ Targets Children’s Live Nativity

EDMOND, OKLAHOMA — An atheist “Grinch” organization has bullied an Oklahoma school district into telling third grade children they cannot participate in a live Nativity scene during their school’s annual Christmas production. Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the Edmond Public School superintendent after Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus were dropped from Chisholm Elementary… Continue reading Atheist ‘Grinch’ Targets Children’s Live Nativity

Gospel for Asia Says Education is one of the Keys to Ending World Poverty

Gospel for Asia Believes Alleviating Poverty Starts at School Wills Point, TX — As the world “goes blue” to mark World Children’s Day (Nov. 20) Gospel for Asia (GFA) is bringing attention to another color in its efforts to improve the lives of children at risk—the red line of poverty. The organization spotlights the desperate… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Says Education is one of the Keys to Ending World Poverty

Children’s Homes are Bringing Hope to Children Across India

Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan visits a GFA-supported Children's Home in Delhi, India

Last month, Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan visited the children’s home supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) in Delhi, India. The Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported Children’s Home offers street children shelter, food, and education. Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan spent his time visiting with the children at the homes. There were laughs and hugs. Yohannan met a… Continue reading Children’s Homes are Bringing Hope to Children Across India

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Togo

TOGO — Christian charity CRY has launched a campaign to highlight how education is helping to break the cycle of poverty in some of the neediest parts of the world. This report shares the story of how an orphanage that they support in Togo is providing life-changing opportunities for many young lives through the power… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Togo

Empowering Children in Africa’s Largest Slum

KIBERA, KENYA —A Christian charity is empowering and educating children in Africa’s largest slum in Kibera on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya. Most of the residents live in extreme poverty. There are few schools, little clean water, and very little electricity, medical care or toilet facilities. With no government services, schools, clinics, water and… Continue reading Empowering Children in Africa’s Largest Slum

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?

Being Family for Valentina This Christmas

COLOMBIA — Valentina (15) in Colombia is one of many Christian children who face persecution for their faith. It isn’t safe for her to live at home, because of guerrilla gangs and indigenous groups. Thanks to Christian charity Open Doors in, she’s able to receive shelter and a Christian education at their Colombia Children’s Centre… Continue reading Being Family for Valentina This Christmas

World Vision Helps Children in Laos Improve Reading Skills

LAOS — World Vision’s iREAD project in Laos, which is funded by the Japanese government, is making a positive impact despite the pandemic-related educational challenges faced during 2021. According to World Vision, children supported by the project “are showing outstanding progress in reading skills, an encouraging sign for 2022.”[1] Before the pandemic, many children in… Continue reading World Vision Helps Children in Laos Improve Reading Skills

A Smile for Ethiopia Project

ALBA LULIA, ROMANIA — The “Philippi Vision” charitable association from Alba Iulia carries out missionary and social projects in Romania, Europe and Africa. The organization was founded in 2018 by some young men, Florin Lupean and David Murza, out of the desire to help people in poor areas and to make God known. We will… Continue reading A Smile for Ethiopia Project

Public School Bible Program Experiences ‘Fishes and Loaves’ Growth

BEDFORD, TX — When the pandemic threatened to shut the doors of a 19-year-old afterschool Bible program serving grades 3-6 public school children, it took to the airwaves in the tradition of Sesame Street with shows that “reflect the character of Christ.” With its second season now airing on Pureflix, the KiDs Beach Club (KBC)… Continue reading Public School Bible Program Experiences ‘Fishes and Loaves’ Growth

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

Ghada Teaches Girls’ School in Palestinian Territories About Jesus

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES — Ghada is a teacher at a girls’ school near Bethlehem in the Palestinian Territories. Christians make up less than one per cent of the population, but Ghada is passionate that believers should stay in the land where Jesus walked. She wants to encourage girls to trust in Jesus so that they can… Continue reading Ghada Teaches Girls’ School in Palestinian Territories About Jesus

National Workers are ‘Unstoppable Compassion Force’ Says GFA World Report

UNSTOPPABLE COMPASSION FORCE: National missionaries -- those serving in their own countries and cultures -- are the "new pioneers" of the 21st century, and they're proving to be an "unstoppable compassion force," says a new report (www.gfa.org/press/workers) by global mission organization GFA World (www.gfa.org).

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, reveals in a new report: National missionaries — those working in their own countries — are the “new pioneers” of the 21st century, and they’re proving to be an “unstoppable compassion… Continue reading National Workers are ‘Unstoppable Compassion Force’ Says GFA World Report

‘Room to Read’ Reports Increased Reach Despite Pandemic’s Challenges

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SAN FRANCISCO — Global non-profit organization Room to Read recently released their 2021 Girls’ Education Program Report, showing impressive results even amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of Room to Read’s efforts to support girls in their development of key life skills, the Girls’ Education Program focuses on keeping secondary-school-aged girls in… Continue reading ‘Room to Read’ Reports Increased Reach Despite Pandemic’s Challenges

Giving Hope this Christmas to Iraqi Girl Who Lost Her Father

IRAQ – This Christmas, there will be an empty chair at the table for Rafif’s family in Iraq. Everything Rafif knows about her dad she has heard from her mum, and other people who knew him. Because when Raddif ran towards that bus filled with Christian students, warning them of the planned bombing, he saved… Continue reading Giving Hope this Christmas to Iraqi Girl Who Lost Her Father

ACSI Launches the Great Commission Project and Strategic Partnership with Joshua Expeditions

COLORADO, SPRINGS — The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is partnering with faith-based global travel organization, Joshua Expeditions, to advance the Great Commission Project —a mobilization effort for thousands of member school students to share their faith. ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor believes this partnership will provide ACSI students, faculty, and parents life-changing experiences.… Continue reading ACSI Launches the Great Commission Project and Strategic Partnership with Joshua Expeditions

Faith Academics and Beyond This Launch 54 Day Challenge to Promote Season of Compassion from Thanksgiving to MLK Day

TAMPA / INDIANAPOLIS — Faith Academics, a national company supporting online learning through character-based education, and Beyond This, an Indiana non-profit focused on mentoring and life coaching, have joined forces to create the 54 Day Challenge, a social initiative to unite and transform communities around the country through a season of compassion. The 54 Day… Continue reading Faith Academics and Beyond This Launch 54 Day Challenge to Promote Season of Compassion from Thanksgiving to MLK Day

College is Starting – Platform Reversing the 70% Faith Attrition to Bring Awakening on Campuses

AUSTIN, TX – All national surveys point to the fact that 50% to 70% of students involved in the church today are walking away from an active faith in college. We can no longer afford for this to happen; they are needed to help shape their generation and catalyze students to Gospel movements on campus.… Continue reading College is Starting – Platform Reversing the 70% Faith Attrition to Bring Awakening on Campuses

Prestonwood CARES creates, distributes 1,200 ‘School Paks’ for students in area schools

PLANO, TX – Prestonwood CARES, a ministry of Prestonwood Missions at Prestonwood Baptist Church, has created 1,200 “School Paks” for area students in need, equipping them with necessary school supplies for the new school year. Each “School Pak” backpack includes a box of crayons, a box of Crayola® markers, a box of Crayola® colored pencils,… Continue reading Prestonwood CARES creates, distributes 1,200 ‘School Paks’ for students in area schools

7 Hills Church ‘Project Backpack’ Donates 2,000 Backpacks to Area Schools and Organizations

CINCINNATI – Prior to the fall semester, 7 Hills Church collected and donated 2,013 new backpacks to 91 local schools and organizations in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area. “Project Backpack” is an annual initiative hosted by 7 Hills Church encouraging the congregation and members of the community to participate in a backpack and school supplies collection… Continue reading 7 Hills Church ‘Project Backpack’ Donates 2,000 Backpacks to Area Schools and Organizations

The Los Angeles Dream Center and Kershaw’s Challenge to Host Annual “Back-to-School Bash,” with Signature Partner, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Giving Away Thousands of Backpacks and School Supplies

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dream Center is pleased to announce their annual Back-to-School Bash is happening in-person on Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m PST. After over a year of challenges and restrictions due to the pandemic, the team at the Dream Center is excited to physically reunite with families… Continue reading The Los Angeles Dream Center and Kershaw’s Challenge to Host Annual “Back-to-School Bash,” with Signature Partner, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Giving Away Thousands of Backpacks and School Supplies

CCO Celebrates Half a Century of Transforming College Students to Transform the World

PITTSBURGH — The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO, ccojubilee.org) celebrates its 50th anniversary of Christian outreach to college students this year by reflecting on the foundational elements that have made it a success throughout the years, giving all glory to God. “By focusing on transforming college students to transform the world—our vision is to see… Continue reading CCO Celebrates Half a Century of Transforming College Students to Transform the World

Reflective Thoughts on the World Day Against Child Labor

NEW YORK, NY – Not only is June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor, but 2021 has also been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. The United Nations Global Compact is focusing on the issue of child labor. The Compact is a voluntary… Continue reading Reflective Thoughts on the World Day Against Child Labor

For Millions of Arab Children, Remote Learning Represents Survival

FOR MILLIONS OF ARABIC CHILDREN, REMOTE LEARNING IS A LIFELINE: Christian satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) is providing an education otherwise unattainable for millions of Arabic children. SAT-7 ACADEMY offers lessons in English, Arabic, mathematics and the sciences for primary school students in various grades. These classes, accessible even by kids in refugee camps, are a valuable tool in combating illiteracy across the Middle East and North Africa.

EASTON, MD — While many American parents see the past year’s remote learning as a source of their children’s depression and academic shortfalls, satellite TV lessons from SAT-7, a unique Christian media ministry, are providing a critical education for millions of students in war-torn nations in the Middle East and North Africa. One of every… Continue reading For Millions of Arab Children, Remote Learning Represents Survival

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

Tent Schools International

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tent Schools International (TSI) demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ for displaced children “by making education accessible, exchanging chaos and loss for peace and opportunity.” The United Nations estimates that there are currently as many as 35,000,000 displaced children around the globe. They comprise half of the entire population of displaced… Continue reading Tent Schools International

ACSI Releases Findings from Latest COVID-19 Survey of Christian Schools Nationwide

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International is pleased to announce the release of data from its third nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 730 member schools responded to the survey, which was fielded in late November. The report addressed enrollment trends, COVID-19 disruption, distance learning… Continue reading ACSI Releases Findings from Latest COVID-19 Survey of Christian Schools Nationwide

Reach a Village

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PARK FOREST, IL – Reach a Village is a relatively young faith-based parachurch organization. It was founded in 2012 by Robert Craft, a servant of the Lord with more than 40 years of ministry as a pastor, missionary, and evangelical leader. The Need The vision for the ministry is rooted in Mark 1:38 (NET), where… Continue reading Reach a Village

Life Light Ministries

LOUISVILLE, KY – Life Light Ministries operates children’s homes and Christian schools and trains indigenous Christians for leadership roles in their communities in South Asia. From its humble beginnings, Life Light Ministries model has been to establish a training ground from which to launch disciples to establish self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating local churches. The faith-based… Continue reading Life Light Ministries

CRC Worldview Survey: Welcome to Post-Christian America

PHOENIX – Post-Christian America. That’s the only honest way to describe the present culture in the United States. The Cultural Research Center on the campus of Arizona Christian University has just released the 11th in its series of reports on the American Worldview Inventory 2020. The report is entitled, “American Christians Are Redefining the Faith:… Continue reading CRC Worldview Survey: Welcome to Post-Christian America

World Teachers’ Day – October 5, 2020

NEW YORK – World Teachers’ Day has been observed annually on October 5 since 1994 as a joint endeavor between UNESCO, UNICEF, the International Labor Organization, and Education International. (Education International is a federation of global teachers’ unions.) The theme for World Teachers’ Day 2020 is, “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future.” With the… Continue reading World Teachers’ Day – October 5, 2020

New Digital Weekend Curriculum ‘Brite’ from Awana Prepares the Church for 2050

STREAMWOOD, IL — Awana®, historically known for its midweek curriculum discipleship programs for children and youth, has released a new digital weekend curriculum “Brite,” now available via subscription. The flexible, engaging Bible lessons for elementary and student age groups fit Sunday school, large or small group models, as well as home discipleship. Awana practitioners and… Continue reading New Digital Weekend Curriculum ‘Brite’ from Awana Prepares the Church for 2050

ACSI Release Nationwide Survey of Christian Schools’ Reopening Plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce the release of data from its second nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on reopening plans and the financial outlook for fall 2020. Nearly 550 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and… Continue reading ACSI Release Nationwide Survey of Christian Schools’ Reopening Plans

The Global Orphan Project: Prevent, Protect & Prepare

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KANSAS CITY, MO – The Global Orphan Project (GO) began when a successful Kansas City businessman and his wife visited an orphanage while on a short-term mission trip. “The situation was horrific, but the people were wonderful . . . The heart of the people who were caring for these kids, who were not their… Continue reading The Global Orphan Project: Prevent, Protect & Prepare

Christian Schools and COVID-19

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International is pleased to announce the release of data from a nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 800 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and school sizes responded to the survey, which was conducted in late April. Dr. Lynn Swaner, ACSI… Continue reading Christian Schools and COVID-19

Nationwide Reading Program Starts Sunday to Keep Parents and Kids Connected to God All Summer Long

BEDFORD, TX — An afterschool ministry that empowers local churches to wade outside of their four walls to teach Bible principles to public elementary students in their schools is launching a refreshing summer reading program this week. The too-cool tool is designed to help parents continue routine summer education in this anything but a normal… Continue reading Nationwide Reading Program Starts Sunday to Keep Parents and Kids Connected to God All Summer Long

Amid COVID19, Non-Profit Works to Rescue Children from Public School

SAN DIEGO — With COVID19 coronavirus shutting government schools, millions of parents have a historic opportunity to try homeschooling and non-government alternatives, declared leaders with the new movement “Public School Exit.” According to the non-profit, founded in 2019 by Christian leaders passionate about K-12 education, government schools are seriously harming children through sexualization, indoctrination, and… Continue reading Amid COVID19, Non-Profit Works to Rescue Children from Public School

Trail Life USA – Boy Scouts of America Faith-Based Alternative – Saddened by BSA Bankruptcy News; Outlines Youth Protection Policies in Place

GREENVILLE — The following statement is provided by Mark Hancock (pictured below) — CEO, Trail Life USA: “We are deeply saddened that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), a long-standing American institution, is in this unfortunate situation. “Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.org), a Christian boys’ mentoring and discipleship movement, wants to reinforce its commitment to providing… Continue reading Trail Life USA – Boy Scouts of America Faith-Based Alternative – Saddened by BSA Bankruptcy News; Outlines Youth Protection Policies in Place

Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

Linwood, Kan. nonprofit Joy Meadows received a $350,000 grant after being named the S. Truett Cathy Honoree for the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards. The funding will help the organization further its efforts to provide foster families with community support, housing and other resources.

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced today the 51 nonprofit grant recipients of the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program. Established in 2015, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the program, which seeks to honor and support organizations that make a positive impact in their local communities. This year, Chick-fil-A celebrated the anniversary by awarding… Continue reading Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

Israeli Humanitarian Organization Celebrates Saving Its 7000th Child Amidst Wartime Crisis

Kelvin in Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an Israeli humanitarian organization, marked a major milestone when it treated Kelvin, a 10-year-old from Kenya. Kelvin became Save a Child’s Heart’s 7,000th child saved by the volunteer Israeli doctors of SACH. Kelvin was referred to Save a Child’s Heart by Kenyan Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Ombaba… Continue reading Israeli Humanitarian Organization Celebrates Saving Its 7000th Child Amidst Wartime Crisis

New Book ‘What Are You Going to Do?’ Shares Inspiring Story of the Founding of Compassion International

"What Are You Going to Do?" tells the inspiring story of Everett Swanson and the founding of Compassion International.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — This January, a new book entitled “What Are You Going to Do?” shares the inspiring true story of Everett Swanson and the humble beginnings of the global Christian ministry Compassion International. In the fall of 1952, Rev. Everett Swanson flew from Chicago to South Korea to minister to American troops fighting… Continue reading New Book ‘What Are You Going to Do?’ Shares Inspiring Story of the Founding of Compassion International

2023 State of Giving Report Reveals Charitable Giving Dip

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WINCHESTER, VA — The latest numbers from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) reveals a pace in charitable giving to Christian ministries that is mostly steady, however, due to inflation and other factors, dips for the first time in a decade. In ECFA’s 14th annual State of Giving report, data reported by exactly 2,000… Continue reading 2023 State of Giving Report Reveals Charitable Giving Dip

Numerous NFL’s Punters Participated in ‘Punts for Purpose’ During Week 14

Bradley Pinion holds a baby at a Compassion survival center in Tanzania. Photo by Compassion International

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — This past weekend, nearly half of the NFL’s punters were slated to participate in “Punts for Purpose,” a charitable-giving initiative designed specifically for punters. After funding two child development centers and traveling to Tanzania to see the work of child development organization Compassion International, Bradley Pinion (Atlanta Falcons) and his wife,… Continue reading Numerous NFL’s Punters Participated in ‘Punts for Purpose’ During Week 14

Bringing Joy and Toys to Impoverished Children on Skid Row at Fred Jordan Missions this Christmas

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of homeless and underprivileged children in Los Angeles are set to experience the magic of Christmas at one of the biggest Christmas celebrations in the city on Saturday, December 16th, 2023. Generously donated by compassionate individuals, over 7,000 new toys will bring smiles to the faces of approximately 2,000 children in… Continue reading Bringing Joy and Toys to Impoverished Children on Skid Row at Fred Jordan Missions this Christmas

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