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Experience Community Life at GFA Discipleship Program

GFA Community Life: Canadian-based mission agency GFA World offers a one year discipleship program for young adults looking to experience authentic Christian community.

STONEY CREEK, ON — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) says community life is an important aspect of their Discipleship Program. GFA Discipleship Program is an intensive gap year for Christian single adults ages 18-27. We invite them to join our community for a year designed to transform and equip them to make a global… Continue reading Experience Community Life at GFA Discipleship Program

EMI: Design, Discipleship & Diversity in Missions

COLORADO SPRINGS – Engineering Ministries International was incorporated in 1982. EMI was God’s call on a structural engineer to develop a group of design professionals to aid and support Christian missions agencies in their outreaches to people most in need. They would do this by using engineering “to win people to Christ who would not… Continue reading EMI: Design, Discipleship & Diversity in Missions

GFA World Discipleship Program Helps Youth Journey Back to Authentic Christianity

STONEY CREEK, ON – Gospel for Asia Canada (GFA World) says discipleship is essential to give young adults a firm foundation in their faith, so Gospel for Asia (GFA World) equips young adults to make an eternal difference through their gap year program. What if making a significant impact for God’s kingdom was not about… Continue reading GFA World Discipleship Program Helps Youth Journey Back to Authentic Christianity

Awana to Launch New US Latino Child Discipleship Network

The global children’s ministry will hire a national ministry director to lead the mission to reach 2,500 churches by 2023STREAMWOOD, Ill — Awana, a non-profit ministry and the global leader in child discipleship, today announced a new ministry to reach the fastest growing demographic in American Christianity through U.S. Hispanic churches. According to Pew Forum… Continue reading Awana to Launch New US Latino Child Discipleship Network

A Year of Discipleship

Eveline learned how to love the Lord and others during her two-years at School of Discipleship.

Young adults ages 18–27 have the opportunity to go through a one- or two-year program called School of Discipleship (SD) with Gospel for Asia. In this program, students grow in their faith through prayer meetings and living in the community with fellow believers. “I have a better and deeper walk with the Lord and deeper… Continue reading A Year of Discipleship

Helping North African Persecuted Women Stay Strong

NORTH AFRICA — Sarah* in North Africa has twice been thrown out of her home, simply because she loves Jesus. As a woman, she is particularly vulnerable – throwing her out endangered her. Around the world, millions of women from religious minorities face persecution for their faith and their gender. Find out her story and… Continue reading Helping North African Persecuted Women Stay Strong

GFA World Canada Celebrates Their 37th Anniversary

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO – GFA World was founded in the US by Dr. K.P. Yohannan in 1979 as a worldwide mission movement dedicated to raising awareness and support for national missionaries serving the needy in Asia and now in Africa. In a recent interview, Dr. K.P. Yohannan said “Our calling as a ministry has always been… Continue reading GFA World Canada Celebrates Their 37th Anniversary

Richmond’s Story: From Poverty to Pastor in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Richmond’s childhood was a painful and challenging one, marked by extreme poverty, illness, loss and hopelessness. His family often went without food. He suffered from malaria almost a dozen times, and his father was murdered. When he was sponsored and began attending Compassion’s child development center at a local church, the healthcare,… Continue reading Richmond’s Story: From Poverty to Pastor in Uganda

Luis Palau Association Reaches More Than 43 Million People Through Light Your World Program, Featuring Andrew and Wendy Palau, Top Musical Artists, and More

PORTLAND, OR — In a grand effort to share hope with millions around the world, the Luis Palau Association hosted a global, cinematic Gospel experience that premiered on December 31, 2021. The online event, Light Your World, featured music from top Christian artists, multiple Gospel presentations, and changed-life stories from individuals around the world. In… Continue reading Luis Palau Association Reaches More Than 43 Million People Through Light Your World Program, Featuring Andrew and Wendy Palau, Top Musical Artists, and More

Volunteers Combine RV Living and Their Passion for Bible Translation to Donate Thousands of Hours to Wycliffe Associates

ORLANDO, FL — Since the founding of Wycliffe Associates in 1967, volunteers have contributed thousands of hours of labor to propel the ministry forward in its mission to accelerate Church Owned Bible translation across the globe. And at the Wycliffe Associates international headquarters in Orlando, Florida, approximately 110 volunteers are staying for the winter season… Continue reading Volunteers Combine RV Living and Their Passion for Bible Translation to Donate Thousands of Hours to Wycliffe Associates

Over 2,200 Churches Unite to Evangelize for Jesus

ORLANDO, FL — Christ for All Nations (CfaN) just completed their third “Operation Decapolis” – a Gospel Outreach Campaign that simultaneously targets to evangelize multiple cities or regions (up to 10 at a time). The gatherings were held in 6 different areas of Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam is densely populated.… Continue reading Over 2,200 Churches Unite to Evangelize for Jesus

Send Me Where No One Wants to Go

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BRADENTON, FL – The Lord answered that fervent title prayer from Carole Ward in 2001. As soon as she knew that He wanted her to go to Northern Uganda and South Sudan, she began to feel the pushback and resistance from well-intentioned church leaders and government officials. Entirely operated by indigenous leaders of Uganda and… Continue reading Send Me Where No One Wants to Go

Global Disciples Hosts Live Nations Worship 2022 Event

LANCASTER, PA — NationsWorship, a live worship experience with participants from Africa, Asia, and the Americas, will be held at Dove Westgate church in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, as well as live streamed across the world on November 19, 2021. Global Disciples, with partners in 62 countries, will host the worship event. Those interested in joining the… Continue reading Global Disciples Hosts Live Nations Worship 2022 Event

Fish ‘n’ Chips Evangelism

CONROE, TX – It has been more than 2,000 years since Jesus invited Peter, Andrew, James, and John to follow Him along with the promise that He would transform them into fishers of men. (Matthew 4 & Mark 10) Although it has not been recorded, what He taught them about becoming fishers of me, there… Continue reading Fish ‘n’ Chips Evangelism

Ligonier Ministries Partners with the Rosemary Jensen Bible Foundation to Send 100,000 Reformation Study Bibles to Christians in Africa by 2028

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ORLANDO, FL — Ligonier Ministries is expanding its campaign to distribute free copies of the Reformation Study Bible to pastors, teachers, and students in ten African countries. Having originally planned to deliver 36,000 study Bibles by 2028, this outreach has considerably outpaced its initial target, with a total of 30,000 expected to be distributed by… Continue reading Ligonier Ministries Partners with the Rosemary Jensen Bible Foundation to Send 100,000 Reformation Study Bibles to Christians in Africa by 2028

New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

MINISTRY LAUNCHES NEW GOSPEL OUTREACH -- IN AMERICA'S BIBLE BELT: Global Christian organization Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) is embarking on a new gospel outreach -- this time, in the heart of America's own Bible belt. Thousands in Dallas-Fort Worth -- a hub for migrants -- are crying out for a message of hope in the midst of the pandemic, financial stress, and turmoil, the organization says.

CRETE, IL — A ministry that shares the Bible with people in far-flung corners of the world is embarking on a new faith outreach — this time, in the heart of America’s own Bible belt. As desperate migrants from Central America and other countries flood into Texas, Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) says thousands of… Continue reading New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

Baylor University Research Provides Evidence: Prison Fellowship International Program Transforms Prisoners, Prisons

WASHINGTON — A groundbreaking Baylor University study of a Prison Fellowship International (PFI) in-prison program provides evidence that the faith-based course transforms prisoners – and leads to culture change in prisons. “PFI is providing innovative prison programs that are quickly becoming one of the centerpieces of the emerging field of positive criminology,” said Dr. Byron… Continue reading Baylor University Research Provides Evidence: Prison Fellowship International Program Transforms Prisoners, Prisons

San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center Serves Men with Addiction and Life-Controlling Issues

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas, San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center announced their fall fundraising event Greater Things Gala, to be held on Friday, October 15 with virtual and in-person options. The San Antonio Men’s Center serves men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with a 12-month residential discipleship and life… Continue reading San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center Serves Men with Addiction and Life-Controlling Issues

‘Free Burma Rangers’ Documentary Returns to Movie Theaters Nationwide September 13

NASHVILLE – Lifeway Films, Deidox Films and Fathom Events have announced an encore presentation of the award-winning film “Free Burma Rangers” in theaters September 13. The encore presentation features an exclusive update from the Eubank family. The documentary film won Best Feature Film at the The Justice Film Festival in 2019, while the subject of… Continue reading ‘Free Burma Rangers’ Documentary Returns to Movie Theaters Nationwide September 13

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

A Staggering Vision but Not Far-fetched: Nations Church Launches in Orlando, FL

ORLANDO, FL – Christ for all Nations (CfaN) is perhaps best known for the massive evangelism campaigns it hosts around the world, but most notably across the continent of Africa. The ministry has documented more than 80 million individual decisions to follow Christ at these CfaN events. In light of that long-standing reputation, it came… Continue reading A Staggering Vision but Not Far-fetched: Nations Church Launches in Orlando, FL

In Step with Cadence International

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ENGLEWOOD, CO – Cadence International began in the prayer of a young U.S. soldier during World War II. Along with several other servicemen serving in the Philippines, Jesse Miller was a frequent visitor at the home of American missionaries Cyril and Anna Brooks, where he grew in grace and faith. The impact of his experiences… Continue reading In Step with Cadence International

Gospel for Asia Calls Young Christians to ‘Fight Back’ Against ‘Chaotic’ Culture

FAITH RESET: As young Americans abandon their faith in alarming numbers, GFA World (www.gfa.org) is hosting the Kyrie Experience in October, a weekend retreat at its Wills Point, Texas, campus -- 50 miles east of Dallas -- that aims to help young people "reset" their lives and discover their God-given purpose in the world. Go to www.gfa.org/press/FaithReset.

WILLS POINT, TX — One of the largest mission organizations in the world is challenging the next generation of young Christians to “fight back against the cultural attack on your faith” — as recent research shows an alarming drop in the number of under-30s embracing Christianity. From October 8-10, Gospel for Asia (GFA) is hosting the… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Calls Young Christians to ‘Fight Back’ Against ‘Chaotic’ Culture

Mission Lazarus

NASHVILLE – Their Facebook page says that Mission Lazarus (ML) is a Christian ministry actively working in the developing countries of Honduras and Haiti with the purpose of intentionally sharing Christ’s love. Given the onward march of Christian missions of purposely becoming increasingly like secular NGOs, I am attracted to agencies who boldly proclaim that… Continue reading Mission Lazarus

Lutheran Bible Translators

CONCORDIA, MO – The Bible is the number one best-selling book of all time. About 20 million are sold in the United States annually. Ninety percent of all U.S. households possess at least one Bible. It is not uncommon for a Christian family to own three or four or more Bibles. Why is Bible translation… Continue reading Lutheran Bible Translators

U.S. Olympic Softballers’ Church on the Dirt

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TOKYO – By the time you read this, you may already know that the US Olympic Softball Team has won the silver medal in the 2021 Olympic Games. What you may not know is that the U.S. women’s team features several young Christian women who are strong, outspoken followers of Christ. Living in a way… Continue reading U.S. Olympic Softballers’ Church on the Dirt

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

Promise Keepers Builds Momentum, Reaches Men from 25 Nations and Across the Country Through Conference at AT&T Stadium

DALLAS — July 16 and 17 saw the dawn of a new era as Promise Keepers (PK), the men’s ministry founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney and known for its massive stadium events, held its 2021 Conference for Men at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The two-day event featured everything that men… Continue reading Promise Keepers Builds Momentum, Reaches Men from 25 Nations and Across the Country Through Conference at AT&T Stadium

TEL Evangelism

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CEDAR HILL, TX – Elgin and Dorothy Taylor became the first African-American missionaries to Japan in 1959. Their 23 years on the island of Okinawa were merely the beginning of their 55 years of service in foreign missions. Following a brief retirement due to health reasons, the couple returned to missionary work, founding TEL International… Continue reading TEL Evangelism

Houston Women’s Rehab Center Offers Addiction Treatment for Women

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ALVIN, TX — Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas, Houston Women’s Rehab Center in Alvin, Texas announces their planned expansion to include a newly built 40-bed dorm. The Houston Women’s Rehab Center serves women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with a 12-month residential discipleship and vocational training program. On-campus, women receive room and board,… Continue reading Houston Women’s Rehab Center Offers Addiction Treatment for Women

Gospel for Asia Providing Help and Hope that Transforms Impoverished Communities

WILLS POINT, TX – The Lord has used GFA World to share Good News, to send indigenous workers to provide help to needy communities, and to grow Bible-believing churches over the past 42 years. It enjoys global recognition as a major faith-based humanitarian organization. However, its primary mission remains to represent Jesus Christ and His… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Providing Help and Hope that Transforms Impoverished Communities

Alfa Omega TV – 15 Years of Christian Satellite Broadcasting

TIMISOARA, ROMANIA — On June 11, 2006, Alfa Omega television channel started satellite broadcasting – this is Romaniaʼs first television channel of Christian education and spirituality. This month, Alfa Omega television channel celebrates 15 years of satellite broadcasting. It is the first Christian channel in Romanian language. Tudor Pețan, President, Alfa Omega TV: Back then,… Continue reading Alfa Omega TV – 15 Years of Christian Satellite Broadcasting

In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is assisting with printing and distributing newly translated Scriptures through its Print On Demand initiative. “Translation is the crucial first step,” says Interim President and CEO Tim Neu. “But when this… Continue reading In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

Bootcamp Initiation 2021 – A Generation of Fire Evangelists

ORLANDO, FL — When Christ for all Nations (CfaN) recently sent nearly 100 evangelists to Tanzania, East Africa, the results were breathtaking. In only three weeks, they held 1,204 campaigns – often with thousands in attendance – and recorded over 316,000 decisions for Christ! These evangelists are the latest group of students to complete CfaN’s… Continue reading Bootcamp Initiation 2021 – A Generation of Fire Evangelists

Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

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ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia ACT is a Christian organization dedicated to serving Jesus Christ in and around the capital city of one of the most dangerous countries in Africa. Ethiopia ranks 36th on the Open Doors 2021 World Watch List, up three spots from 2019, but that list is focused primarily on the persecution of… Continue reading Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

The keys to success in Christian missions are far different than they were during the greater part of the last three preceding centuries. Success in Christian missions today requires much more than a person packing their personal belongings in a trunk and heading off into the great unknown. At this unparalleled point in human history,… Continue reading Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

Cycling 4 Water from Sea 2 Sea 2 Sea

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LANGLEY, BC – Six men plan to mount their bicycles on the morning of June 27, 2021, in Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories of Canada. From that port outpost on the Arctic Ocean, the men will cycle southward, hoping to reach Prince Rupert, British Columbia, within two weeks. At Prince Rupert, they will touch the… Continue reading Cycling 4 Water from Sea 2 Sea 2 Sea

The Way of the Cross Leads to Jesus

HARLINGEN, TX – Way of the Cross Ministries’ home base is located in Harlingen, Texas, about five hours southeast of San Antonio and about six hours southwest of Houston. Harlingen is eight miles from the U.S. / Mexican border. It is in this lower end of the Rio Grande Valley where Way of the Cross… Continue reading The Way of the Cross Leads to Jesus

Island Encounters – More than a Beach in Fiji

NADI WESTERN DIVISION, FIJI – When you close your eyes and imagine an island encounter in the South Pacific, say in Fiji, what do you see in your mind’s eye? Let me guess. You see sun-splashed water, a quiet beach, and swaying palm trees. You can thank travel brochures for that. Let me ask you… Continue reading Island Encounters – More than a Beach in Fiji

Pastor Helps Syrians During Decade of Civil War

SYRIA — This month marks the 10th anniversary of the first demonstrations that sparked the Syrian Civil War. In that time, the Christian population decreased from two million in 2010 to under 700,000 today. Ten years of civil war in Syria have made life much harder for persecuted Christians – but Open Doors has been… Continue reading Pastor Helps Syrians During Decade of Civil War

CVM – Helping Hurting Animals in Christ’s Name

SEATTLE, WA – Warning: This may be the strangest article ever to appear on Missions Box News. If the title, “CVM – Helping Hurting Animals,” hasn’t aroused your curiosity, read on. “When animals are hurting, their owners are hurting also.” Relationship You know it’s true. An almost inexplicable bond develops in the relationship between an… Continue reading CVM – Helping Hurting Animals in Christ’s Name

911 Life Ministries in Columbia

MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA – The 911 Life Ministries’ website makes one thing very clear. “WORSHIP is at the center of everything we do at 911 Life. True worship is more than just praise and adoration. It’s pouring out God’s love in practical and tangible ways to those in need while training others to do the same… Continue reading 911 Life Ministries in Columbia

Wycliffe Associates Sees Record Number of Completed Bible Translations in 2020

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, saw the completion of more Bible translations in 2020 than in any other single year. “Instead of slowing down because of COVID-19, for some national Bible translators, translation has actually accelerated,”… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Sees Record Number of Completed Bible Translations in 2020

Oasis International Offers Unique Lent Devotional

CHICAGO — Oasis International, publisher of the Africa Study Bible and many other titles that speak to the unique issues and challenges of the church in Africa, are offering their free Lent devotional, Lent Through African Eyes, for the third year in a row. “Following the launch of the Africa Study Bible in 2016, we… Continue reading Oasis International Offers Unique Lent Devotional

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

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

Unashamed: Legacy Conference on Missions to Muslims Coming June 17-19, 2021

GRANDVILLE, MI — Legacy 2021, a conference missions, Muslims, and the heart of God, is coming June 17-19 to Grandville, MI—or, for the first time ever, through online livestream! The conference will draw missionaries, church leaders, and Christians from around the world for a weekend of inspiring, practical training. Christians today have unprecedented opportunities to… Continue reading Unashamed: Legacy Conference on Missions to Muslims Coming June 17-19, 2021

6 Ways to Remember Persecuted Christians in 2021

FALLS CHURCH, VA — As Christians face rising persecution worldwide, many of us are looking for ways to connect with those who suffer for their faith. Christian Freedom International – which helps persecuted Christians – has a few ideas. In hostile regions of the world, Christians risk beatings, imprisonment, discrimination, and death for their faith.… Continue reading 6 Ways to Remember Persecuted Christians in 2021

Hellenic Ministries – Getting the Gospel to Greece

ATHENS — Hellenic Ministries incorporates nearly a dozen different initiatives to share the gospel with the people of Greece. Many of us don’t give Greece a second thought when it comes to global evangelism. But would you believe that less than 1% of the people in Greece claim to be born again? The Hellenic Ministries… Continue reading Hellenic Ministries – Getting the Gospel to Greece

seeJesus – A Global Discipling Mission

TELFORD, PA – Paul E. Miller founded the seeJesus movement in 1999, soon after he had received his Master of Divinity degree. Two decades later, this global discipleship mission is active in more than 30 countries. The mission of seeJesus is to help churches and individuals rekindle “the central passions of Christianity: a love for… Continue reading seeJesus – A Global Discipling Mission

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