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How Do Children of the Persecuted Church Celebrate Christmas?

SYRIA — How do children of the persecuted church celebrate Christmas? Despite conflict and persecution, children around the world are determined to celebrate Christmas. What are you doing for Christmas this year? It’s a question many of us are asking around the world. For children living in countries where believers are persecuted, it’s a question… Continue reading How Do Children of the Persecuted Church Celebrate Christmas?

GFA World and Believers Eastern Church Help Bring the Joy of Christmas to Children

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO – One of the core values of GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, is being a people who work together with the body of Christ. In the week of November 15-22, 2021, GFA World was able to demonstrate this value by… Continue reading GFA World and Believers Eastern Church Help Bring the Joy of Christmas to Children

Compassion Transforms Lives of Children in Peru

PERU – In the midst of the health crisis surrounding the pandemic Christian charity Compassion is providing practical and support to more than 86,000 children in Peru through their sponsorship program. One sponsor went the extra mile to help to radically turn around a very challenging housing situation for Joshmael and his family. Elia Sipan… Continue reading Compassion Transforms Lives of Children in Peru

Christ for all Nations Launches A Million Children for Jesus Campaign

TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA — Over 60% of the entire population of Africa is under the age of 25 and more than half of those are under the age of 16. In response as part of Christ for all Nation’s “Decade of Double Harvest”, the ministry has launched a campaign to reach a million children across… Continue reading Christ for all Nations Launches A Million Children for Jesus Campaign

Rescuing Children from Slavery in Pakistan: One Organization’s Fight to Give Housing and Hope to Girls Rescued from Bonded Labor

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NASHVILLE – In May 2019, One by One – a UK-based global missions organization with a heart for the poor and broken across the Third World – opened King’s Children’s Home, near Lahore in Pakistan, to rehouse and give hope to children rescued from brick factory bonded labor in that country. The home opened with… Continue reading Rescuing Children from Slavery in Pakistan: One Organization’s Fight to Give Housing and Hope to Girls Rescued from Bonded Labor

Minnesota Family with Special Needs Children Finds Rest and Enrichment

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — Hugh and Pat from White Bear Lake, in Minnesota have two daughters with Down syndrome, but they are exhausted. Having not slept through the night for a decade because of the demands of disability, this family was in desperate need of respite. Through the Joni and Friends Respite at Home… Continue reading Minnesota Family with Special Needs Children Finds Rest and Enrichment

7 Hills Church Celebrates Over 200 Children Choosing Jesus at ‘Summer Fest’

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CINCINNATI — “Summer Fest” at 7 Hills Church celebrated a significant milestone over the weekend with 216 children making the decision to invite Jesus into their lives throughout the course of the vacation Bible school, running June 8-10. Campuses in Florence, KY, and Cincinatti, OH saw hundreds of children attend “Summer Fest,” an annual day-camp… Continue reading 7 Hills Church Celebrates Over 200 Children Choosing Jesus at ‘Summer Fest’

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Some of us are old enough to remember when the late-evening local news was preceded by a voice asking, “It’s 11:00. Do you know where your children are?” The answer hoped for was, “Yes. They are home, safely tucked into their beds.” No reply was expected. The question was an early form… Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

Cure International Opens Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

ZIMBABWE — CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatment for children with treatable disabilities, has opened CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, a first-in-the-nation facility providing life-transforming medical care to thousands of vulnerable children. At CURE Zimbabwe, surgeries are free to children under 18 regardless of race, religion, or gender. Conditions that… Continue reading Cure International Opens Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

Christian Slum School is a Lifeline for Kenyan Children

KENYA — COVID-19 is a global pandemic and has caused worldwide upheavals. But for a small Christian preschool in the slum of Nakuru town in Kenya, a Government shut down of schools countrywide has not prevented the small staff of 8 Christians from continuing to care for these precious little children. GNA Kenya reporter Tony… Continue reading Christian Slum School is a Lifeline for Kenyan Children

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

Feeding Hungry Children in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to feed hungry children in northern Ethiopia who are at risk of acute malnutrition, due to food shortages caused by months of internal conflict. David Mbuguah, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Samaritan’s Purse team. We are here in northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region. Today, we are here to serve… Continue reading Feeding Hungry Children in Ethiopia

Mercy Ships and CURE International Announce Partnership Providing Surgery to Reach More Children Living with Disabilities

SPRING LAKE, MI — Mercy Ships and CURE International announced a partnership to provide specialized surgical care to children living with disabilities across the continent of Africa. Both organizations provide hope and healing to children living with disabilities through surgical care in under-resourced countries. During a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has made access to specialized… Continue reading Mercy Ships and CURE International Announce Partnership Providing Surgery to Reach More Children Living with Disabilities

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

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

Spiritual and Physical Support for Venezuelan Women and Children

COLOMBIA — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to provide physical and spiritual support for Venezuelan women and their children who are fleeing to Colombia to escape economic hardship in their native country. José Rodríguez, Samaritan’s Purse: Venezuelan people are going through one of the most dramatic socioeconomic crises in the history of the world. Many Venezuelans… Continue reading Spiritual and Physical Support for Venezuelan Women and Children

Christmas Russia Outreach on Target to Reach 50,000 Children

RUSSIA — An annual event launched by Slavic Gospel Association in 2002 — is on target to distribute Christmas gifts, children’s Bibles, and personalized ornaments to 50,000 Children in Russia. Despite lockdown restrictions SGA church partners are reaching out into hospital, orphanages and the homes of vulnerable children as part of their Immanuel’s Child outreach.… Continue reading Christmas Russia Outreach on Target to Reach 50,000 Children

New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

KINGWOOD, TX – The New Hope Initiative (NHI) is a faith-based, non-profit organization that has a compelling desire to bring real positive change to some of the poorest communities in the world, according to their website. The New Hope initiative promotes self-sustaining projects to break the cycle of poverty by partnering with local leadership in… Continue reading New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

Nonprofit Organization Brings Christmas Presents to 2,000 Recently Displaced Armenian Children

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — In an effort to bring joy and Christmas to the displaced suffering Armenian children, For The Martyrs, a 501c3 organization will bring Operation Christmas to Armenia. Operation Christmas will provide wrapped Christmas boxes that are full of gifts such as toys, dolls, clothing, and more for children so they can have… Continue reading Nonprofit Organization Brings Christmas Presents to 2,000 Recently Displaced Armenian Children

Tumaini International – Aiding Children of AIDS

CORONA, CA – Tumaini International Is a faith-based, grass-roots organization that is specifically focused on assisting children who have become victims of the AIDS scourge in Kenya. It is fitting that we share the Tumaini story with our readers during the month that begins with the observance of World AIDS Day. How do you pronounce… Continue reading Tumaini International – Aiding Children of AIDS

U.S. Christians Help ‘Save Christmas’ for Russia’s Hurting Children

U.S. CHRISTIANS 'SAVE CHRISTMAS' FOR RUSSIA'S HURTING KIDS: One of the biggest evangelical missions to Russia is calling on America's Christians to help "save Christmas" for children in dire need in the former Soviet Union. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) aims to deliver Christmas gifts, Bibles and the Gospel message to 50,000 hurting children this month through its vast network of local churches in the region.

LOVES PARK, IL — One of the biggest evangelical missions to Russia is calling on America’s Christians to help “save Christmas” for children in dire need in the COVID-ravaged former Soviet Union. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) has launched a Christmas gift blitz across 11 time zones, stretching from eastern Europe to Siberia. Thousands… Continue reading U.S. Christians Help ‘Save Christmas’ for Russia’s Hurting Children

Top Leaders and Athletes Announce ‘Fill The Stadium,’ a Unique Effort This Fall for Children Struggling in the Wake of COVID-19

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The COVID 19 virus wreaked havoc this year, but it won’t stop a determined community of athletes and influencers from advocating for the needs of children living in desperate poverty around the globe. Fill The Stadium (www.FillTheStadium.com) is an urgent effort that seeks to help 70,000 children and their families through… Continue reading Top Leaders and Athletes Announce ‘Fill The Stadium,’ a Unique Effort This Fall for Children Struggling in the Wake of COVID-19

Churches ‘Race Against Time’ to Save Children in War Zone

CHURCHES 'RACE AGAINST TIME': Churches on the edge of an active war zone are in a race against time to save children's lives as bitter winter weather looms. Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) is the only U.S.-based organization partnering with an established network of local evangelical churches to deliver aid and spiritual support on both sides of the disputed territory, sandwiched between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

LOVES PARK, IL — Courageous churches on the edge of an active war zone are in a race against time to save the lives of children as bitter winter weather looms. Members of evangelical churches near the disputed mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh — straddling Armenia and Azerbaijan — are acting as frontline responders as heavy… Continue reading Churches ‘Race Against Time’ to Save Children in War Zone

U.S. Ministry Brings Christmas Joy to Russia’s ‘Forgotten’ Children

CHRISTMAS JOY FOR RUSSIAN ORPHANS: Across the former Soviet Union, needy and hurting children will receive gifts, children's Bibles, and a message of hope through Immanuel's Child, a Christmas outreach spearheaded by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org). SGA has a sign-up page on its website and a new video for churches and individuals in the U.S. that want to get involved.

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based evangelical mission that partners with local churches to serve orphans, widows, and others in need across Russia and the former Soviet Union aims to share the true meaning and hope of Christmas with 50,000 needy ‘forgotten’ children this year. From Russia’s capital Moscow to the Siberian wastelands — and… Continue reading U.S. Ministry Brings Christmas Joy to Russia’s ‘Forgotten’ Children

Pastor Treks 800-Mile Trail to Raise Funds for Abandoned Mothers and Children

PHOENIX — Approximately 7,000 abandoned mothers and children remain in Colorado City after the leader of their polygamous sect, Warren Jeffs, was sentenced to life plus 20 years in 2007 for his child bride sexual abuse with some victims as young as 12 years of age. After his sentencing, one of Jeffs’ nearly 80 wives… Continue reading Pastor Treks 800-Mile Trail to Raise Funds for Abandoned Mothers and Children

375 Million Children in ‘Crushing Poverty’ Says Gospel for Asia

CHILDREN IN CRUSHING POVERTY: The staggering number of children living in poverty globally -- equal to the entire populations of the U.S. and Canada combined -- is revealed in a special report by mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org), as the U.N. marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17.

WILLS POINT, TX — Around 375 million children worldwide — including nearly one-in-six children in the U.S. — live in crushing poverty, says a new report coinciding with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17. The staggering global number — equal to the entire populations of the U.S. and Canada combined —… Continue reading 375 Million Children in ‘Crushing Poverty’ Says Gospel for Asia

The Fulaa Lifeline for South Sudan Children

ANNANDALE, VA — Fulaa is an African word that means “waterfall.” The Fulaa Lifeline is a missions ministry to the children of South Sudan. It is, by far, not a highly-funded ministry. It does not have the marketing capabilities or the global visibility of similar faith-based organizations like Compassion International, World Vision, or Gospel for… Continue reading The Fulaa Lifeline for South Sudan Children

Coreluv’s Calling to Orphaned Children

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WILLIS, TX – Mike Reiszner and his wife, Mandy, were living “the American ministry ideal.” Mike had held a secure position as a youth pastor in a vibrant, growing church in Houston for 10 years. Their future and the future of their youth ministry was bright and promising. Two things happened in 2009 that would… Continue reading Coreluv’s Calling to Orphaned Children

Update: Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project

USA — Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project provided physical and spiritual healing in the name of Jesus for nine children and their mothers from Mongolia They came to North America for the children to undergo successful congenital heart surgery. Several of the mothers invited Jesus Christ into their lives. Cindy Bonsall, Samaritan’s Purse Today, we… Continue reading Update: Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project

How ‘All God’s Children’ Fights Human Trafficking

VANCOUVER, WA – You may be astounded to learn that 8,000,000 children around the world are institutionalized. You might be doubly disturbed to learn that many of them are warehoused in rooms filled with cribs in facilities euphemistically called orphanages. Many of these precious children receive no comfort, care, therapy, education, and, most importantly, love.… Continue reading How ‘All God’s Children’ Fights Human Trafficking

COVID-19 Quarantine Strands International Children’s Choir

WOODLAND, WA — When an international children’s choir’s tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 quarantine, Woodland citizens stepped up and made sure these children had a place to stay and food to eat while being stranded in the United States.The Children of the World International Children’s Choir is made up of children from Nepal,… Continue reading COVID-19 Quarantine Strands International Children’s Choir

CHETNA – Saving Street Children

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NEW DELHI – It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 street children living in each of the major metropolitan areas in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. It is also believed by many that these estimates are low, that the number of street children in each of these three cities alone exceeds 300,000.… Continue reading CHETNA – Saving Street Children

World Refugee Day Report: 80 Million Displaced – 40 Million Are Children

NEW YORK — June 20 is observed annually as World Refugee Day. The United Nations defines a refugee as “someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” While that definition seems to be… Continue reading World Refugee Day Report: 80 Million Displaced – 40 Million Are Children

Largest Children’s Ministry in the World Comes to a Halt

WARRENTON, MO — Thousands of CEF staff members and hundreds of thousands of volunteers teach millions of boys and girls daily in weekly face-to-face Good News Clubs. Suddenly, COVID-19 brings that to a halt. Staff, volunteers and children can’t leave their homes. Is the children’s ministry “dead in the water?” Immediately, CEF International Headquarters and… Continue reading Largest Children’s Ministry in the World Comes to a Halt

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

Rescuing Pakistan’s Brickyard Children

PAKISTAN – In August 2019 Northern Ireland Christian couple Maurice and Maureen Wylie visited Pakistan not realizing that their lives would never be the same from that one visit! Previous to the trip, they had asked what could they take with them that would help the children and the parents of the brickyard? Expecting to… Continue reading Rescuing Pakistan’s Brickyard Children

Bringing Good News and Gifts of Joy to Cambodian Children

Samaritan’s Purse teams have been delivering more than one million gifts filled shoe boxes to children in need in Cambodia, while sharing the true meaning of Christmas. Franklin Graham, CEO and President of Samaritan’s Purse recently joined a team in the country’s capital Phnom Penh to share the good news and these gifts of joy.… Continue reading Bringing Good News and Gifts of Joy to Cambodian Children

Feed My Starving Children

COON RAPIDS, MN – When I saw a headline in The Christian Post that 5,000 people from a church in New Jersey would spend December 6 & 7 packing one million meals for an annual Christmas Outreach, I had to reread it. As I was doing my usual fact-checking, I noticed that The Parsippany Patch… Continue reading Feed My Starving Children

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

Operation Christmas Child Brings Joy to Children in Cambodia

CAMBODIA – Samaritan’s Purse CEO and President Franklin Graham joined local church leaders in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with boys and girls while delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to them at a recent Operation Christmas Child outreach event in Cambodia’s capital. Eight-year-old Votey received a shoebox, making her one of more than 1 million children… Continue reading Operation Christmas Child Brings Joy to Children in Cambodia

Millions of Non-Reading Children Worldwide Will Hear the Bible in Their Language

WARRENTON, MO — Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is excited to announce a partnership with Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH). FCBH has recorded the full Bible or parts of it in over 1,300 languages (and counting) so that readers and non-readers can hear the Bible for themselves using an app or other device. CEF has hundreds… Continue reading Millions of Non-Reading Children Worldwide Will Hear the Bible in Their Language

Prison Fellowship International Rescues Children of Prisoners in Malawi

Lilongwe, Malawi - December 12, 2008: Local children from a small village posing for a photo during a school visit

WASHINGTON — The quality of life for hundreds of children in Malawi is about to improve thanks to a new partnership agreement between Prison Fellowship International and Prison Fellowship Malawi. After a year of preparation, Prison Fellowship International’s child sponsorship program launched in Malawi on November 1. The program commenced with the enrollment of the… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International Rescues Children of Prisoners in Malawi

Weeding the Children Out of the Fields

HYDERABAD – The International Labor Organization and the Indian state of Telangana are about to take bonafide action to weed child laborers out of the region’s cotton fields. The state and the ILO are about to embark on a collaborative mapping of the entire area’s cotton supply chain. Their goal? To rid the state’s cotton… Continue reading Weeding the Children Out of the Fields

150,000 Children & Adults Being Reached for Christ in Sudanese Refugee Camps

PUSS O'Brien visit to South Sudan, 24-25 April 2012 (Jamam refugee camp)Doro refugee camp, South Sudan, close to the border with Sudan, home to nearly 50,000 refugees. Displaced people queuing to register at the camp.

WARRENTON, MO — South Sudan is the world’s newest country (2011), but it’s not faring well. In 2013, civil war broke out. In 2015, the fighting became so severe that now over two million people have fled into neighboring countries, including Uganda to the south. Over one million have been living in squalor in various… Continue reading 150,000 Children & Adults Being Reached for Christ in Sudanese Refugee Camps

Mozambique’s Cyclone Idai Crises Can Destroy Children’s Futures

Littered with broken trees and damaged buildings, the Mozambican city of Beira looks like a war zone following Cyclone Idai. Children help shift the detritus among ripped up telephone and power poles. This catastrophe has killed hundreds and displaced thousands across southern Africa. Sadly, the death toll is expected to rise. In Mozambique, at least… Continue reading Mozambique’s Cyclone Idai Crises Can Destroy Children’s Futures

‘Beyond Despicable’ Conditions Trap 200 Million Children in Child Labor Industry, According to Gospel for Asia Report

In conjunction with World Day Against Child Labor, Christian humanitarian agency spotlights ‘horrible and tragic’ plight of children — as young as five — forced to work in horrific conditions. WILLS POINT, TX — More than 200 million children, as young as five years old, are trapped in “despicable” labor conditions, according to a soon-to-be-released… Continue reading ‘Beyond Despicable’ Conditions Trap 200 Million Children in Child Labor Industry, According to Gospel for Asia Report

900 Million Children at High Risk

LONDON – June 12 marks the annual World Day Against Child Labor. We would like to share news of advances in liberating children from this burden that robs them of their childhood, an education, and the potential for a thriving future. Sadly, on a global scale, we cannot. Verisk Maplecroft issued their 2019 Child Labor… Continue reading 900 Million Children at High Risk

Spotlight on Chosen Children Ministries

MANAGUA – Chosen Children Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit organization focused on reaching families and communities in Nicaragua. Its methodology is unique in that the organization has field staff in two locations within the country through which it utilizes teams of volunteers from evangelical churches, schools, universities, and businesses to expand its outreach. Because Nicaragua… Continue reading Spotlight on Chosen Children Ministries

Children and Families Enslaved in Brick Kilns

A Special Report published in February 2018 by Gospel for Asia revealed that more than 40 million people around the world are currently living in some form of slavery. The report added that 25 million of those are enslaved in Asia and the Pacific. Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist… Continue reading Children and Families Enslaved in Brick Kilns

Effective Children’s Program Uses Construction Toys to Build Relationships and Bible Knowledge

WARRENTON, MO — The international ministry Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is using models built of LEGO bricks as a tool to build community relationships with families while teaching children the Word of God. The CEF workers partner with local church volunteers by providing the popular building blocks, figures and instructions so the children can create… Continue reading Effective Children’s Program Uses Construction Toys to Build Relationships and Bible Knowledge