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Bridge School Unites Community in Ethiopia

SOUTH EAST ASIA — In Pastor Yohannes’* community, Christian children can face discrimination at school, like Ermias’ twin boys, Fasil and Ezana. But thanks to your prayers and support, they now attend a bridge school, run by Open Doors partners – and it’s helping to unite a divided community. Pastor Yohannes*: This area is an… Continue reading Bridge School Unites Community in Ethiopia

Lalise: Ten Tears On – Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — After Lalise’s husband was killed in 2012, Open Doors shared her story and asked believers to pray. When Melanie from Germany heard about Lalise, she began to pray for her every day – and didn’t stop shedding tears for ten years. Open Doors Prayer News 298 (September-October 2023) Lalise and Dabela had been… Continue reading Lalise: Ten Tears On – Ethiopia

Ethiopian Convert Escapes Death

ETHIOPIA — When Ethiopian Daniel*, a staunch follower of Islam, came across a Bible, he decided to read it only so that he could disprove it. But encountering the gospel led him to convert and start following Jesus – and experience persecution from his family. *Name changed for security reasons.   Daniel: “People noticed me… Continue reading Ethiopian Convert Escapes Death

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

Airlift Arrives with Life-Saving Medical Equipment in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — A Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 airlift has landed in Ethiopia with life-saving equipment and supplies to help hospitals devastated by recent violence. Armed conflict in one northern area of the East African nation has left medical facilities unable to provide critical services for some 350,000 people. Vulnerable people, including the sick, wounded,… Continue reading Airlift Arrives with Life-Saving Medical Equipment in Ethiopia

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

Providing Shelter and a Refuge in Tigray, Ethiopia

TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse is building emergency shelters in the Tigray region of Ethiopia for hundreds of families who were forcibly displaced from their homes due to armed conflict. In the past month, their staff designed a basic emergency shelter that can largely be built from local materials. After securing a site, teams started… Continue reading Providing Shelter and a Refuge in Tigray, Ethiopia

Battling Hunger in Ethiopia

TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA — As hundreds of thousands of people fled to more populated areas of Tigray in Ethiopia last fall, there were many stories of suffering and hunger. Thousands of children and nursing and pregnant mothers were increasingly at risk of malnutrition. Some families were reduced to begging for food, and many simply went days… Continue reading Battling Hunger in Ethiopia

Bringing Medical Care to Suffering Families in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — The weight of the humanitarian crisis in Tigray is palpable, but it’s rarely in the news—even as urban areas in northern Ethiopia swell with traumatized families living in schools and tarp shelters. Samaritan’s Purse has been working in this region since February providing emergency food, cooking kits, and other relief. They have airlifted more… Continue reading Bringing Medical Care to Suffering Families in Ethiopia

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

Khalid’s Story: Ethiopian Christian Excluded by Muslim Family

ETHIOPIA — Like so many believers in Ethiopia, when Khalid became a Christian he was excluded by his Muslim relatives. Forced to leave he was left with no food, shelter or source of income. But persecution charity Open Doors stepped in to help him establish his own business. Khalid: “Persecution is tough. You are separated… Continue reading Khalid’s Story: Ethiopian Christian Excluded by Muslim Family

Bringing Life-Saving Support to Ethiopians Displaced by Conflict

ETHIOPIA — Violent conflict in Ethiopia’s northernmost region of Tigray has sent hundreds of thousands of displaced Ethiopians fleeing from their homes. Samaritan’s Purse is working with local churches and other groups to identify and provide food for the most vulnerable families in their communities. Their teams and partners, including churches, are distributing food baskets… Continue reading Bringing Life-Saving Support to Ethiopians Displaced by Conflict

Ethiopian Widow Receives Vital COVID-19 Support

ETHIOPIA — When Abebu’s husband was killed in Ethiopia for his faith in 2013 Christian charity Open Doors stepped in to support her family. But seven years later when Covid-19 restrictions again left her unable to feed her children, the charity provided vital help to her as well as thousands of other families across Africa… Continue reading Ethiopian Widow Receives Vital COVID-19 Support

Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

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

Wycliffe Launches Video of Songwriter’s Journey to Ethiopia

ORLANDO – Wycliffe Bible Translators has launched a video about singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones’ journey to Ethiopia to attend a music workshop for the Gamo language group. The video explores Gareth’s personal journey during the week, and reveals the inspiration for his latest album, Your Way of Singing. The purpose of the workshop was to help… Continue reading Wycliffe Launches Video of Songwriter’s Journey to Ethiopia

Peace in Eritrea and Ethiopia May Open Doors to Share the Gospel

ADDIS ABABA – The North African nations of Eritrea and Ethiopia have formally agreed to end the longest-running war on the continent. Christians in Ethiopia are praying that the agreement will present new opportunities to spread the Gospel. “With this new peace agreement, borders will be reopened and trade reinstated between the two countries. The… Continue reading Peace in Eritrea and Ethiopia May Open Doors to Share the Gospel

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Bethany Christian Services Honored for Work in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – The Consortium of Christian Relief & Development Associations (CCRDA) has awarded Bethany Christian Services for submitting the top “Best Practices” idea for NGO work in Ethiopia. Bethany Christian Services has been operating in the U.S. and around the globe since 1944, “Striving to be the hands and feet of Jesus for children and… Continue reading Bethany Christian Services Honored for Work in Ethiopia

Emergency Aid Running Out in Ethiopia

  Photo by USAID Africa Bureau In Ethiopia, there has been a massive emergency for Ethiopia. They’re in a drought and many of their crops and cattle have been destroyed and killed. Millions of people will be affected by lack of food. Per BBC, “The UN’s World Food Programme said 7.8 million people affected by… Continue reading Emergency Aid Running Out in Ethiopia

Modern Indiana Jones on a Mission to Find Lost Biblical Locations

US —In a world where adventure and faith intertwine, we meet Bob Cornuke, a real-life modern Indiana Jones. His mission is not to seek lost treasures, but to prove the accuracy of the biblical scriptures by uncovering forgotten locations. With a background that blends the police intrigue of the FBI and the bravery of an… Continue reading Modern Indiana Jones on a Mission to Find Lost Biblical Locations

World Vision Reviews Worst Humanitarian Disasters of 2023

In Baidoa, Somalia, a camp shelters women and children displaced by persistent drought and hunger. World Vision and its partners have provided vital aid, including monthly food vouchers and cash, to alleviate food insecurity. (©2023 World Vision)

SEATTLE — From the Maui wildfires to devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, along with cyclones in Mozambique and Myanmar, Christian humanitarian organization World Vision has been at the forefront of extensive humanitarian response efforts worldwide, supporting communities in crisis. In 2023, World Vision responded to 78 disasters and humanitarian crises in 59 countries around… Continue reading World Vision Reviews Worst Humanitarian Disasters of 2023

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

Concern Worldwide Marks World Refugee Day by Responding to Growing Global Displacement Crisis

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NEW YORK — Concern Worldwide provides critical humanitarian support as the world’s displacement crisis reaches an all-time high, with 1 in every 78 people on earth forced to flee their homes and 32.5 million refugees – that is, people who have fled the country – globally. In Chad, Concern is responding to the immediate needs… Continue reading Concern Worldwide Marks World Refugee Day by Responding to Growing Global Displacement Crisis

Child Evangelism Fellowship Aims to Reach 100 Million Children with the Gospel

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ST. LOUIS — Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), one of the world’s leading child evangelism organizations, is reemphasizing its commitment to the Great Commission with a new slate of ambitious goals. CEF has been called by God to make it their highest priority to present the Gospel so children may be discipled in God’s Word. Their… Continue reading Child Evangelism Fellowship Aims to Reach 100 Million Children with the Gospel

Empowered21 to Host ‘Amsterdam2023’

TULSA, OK — Empowered21, a relational leadership network representing the more than 650 million Spirit-empowered Christians, will host Amsterdam2023, a three-day conference and one-day stadium event on June 21-24, 2023 at Amsterdam RAI & Olympic Stadium. The international event will feature influential leaders and powerful speakers gathered to launch a decade of unprecedented evangelism to… Continue reading Empowered21 to Host ‘Amsterdam2023’

Young Victims Remain Hidden in Pandemic’s Shadow

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) 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, issued this Special Report update on girls facing decreased opportunity and increased violence, the young victims who remain hidden… Continue reading Young Victims Remain Hidden in Pandemic’s Shadow

Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) 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, issued this Special Report on Malaria – new vaccine heralds a game-changing development. It’s the “buzz” millions around the… Continue reading Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

George Liele, a Once-Unsung Hero of Missions, Celebrated in February

When you think of some of the most influential Protestant missionaries, what names come to mind? Perhaps William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Hudson Taylor, C.T. Studd or Jim Elliott. You may not have heard of George Liele, the once-enslaved man who began serving as a missionary (first in his own country and then abroad) before any… Continue reading George Liele, a Once-Unsung Hero of Missions, Celebrated in February

Kingdom Workers Doing Whatever It Takes

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WAUKESHA, WI – God’s kingdom workers are to follow Jesus’ pattern. All Christians must be willing to do whatever it takes to respond to the Father’s love and share the Gospel message with others. The nonprofit organization, Kingdom Workers, follows that pattern and is an example for the rest of us who claim Jesus as… Continue reading Kingdom Workers Doing Whatever It Takes

Lifting Up the Vulnerable in Sudan and South Sudan

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NEW YORK – Lift Up the Vulnerable (LUV) leads the only indigenously-directed anti-human trafficking network spanning Sudan and South Sudan. Overview of Sudan and South Sudan The residents of the two countries have suffered decades of instability, military conflict, food scarcity, and economic hardships. Nearly four million South Sudanese have been displaced as a result… Continue reading Lifting Up the Vulnerable in Sudan and South Sudan

Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the typically under-discussed looming global water crisis.  Water problems are often big news, whether it’s ongoing crises in American locales… Continue reading Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

Pointing the Way to the Great Physician: Medical Missions Outreach

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

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

Wash Your Hands on Global Handwashing Day and Beyond

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Handwashing Day is October 15. The annual observance was established by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008. The Partnership is a coalition of private sector entities, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations that collaborate to promote handwashing. I thought that responsibility belonged to my parents. “Don’t touch anything with your… Continue reading Wash Your Hands on Global Handwashing Day and Beyond

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

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

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”

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

World Vision Measures COVID-19 Aftershocks

FEDERAL WAY, WA – On April 21, 2020, the World Food Program warned that “COVID-19 will double the number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken.” Less than two months later, World Vision has published a report, “Out of Time: COVID-19 Aftershocks.” The World Vision report affirms the World Food Program’s prognosis,… Continue reading World Vision Measures COVID-19 Aftershocks

GO 2020 Reaches 277 Million People with Gospel in Midst of Pandemic

BERLIN, GERMANY — Global Outreach Day’s GO 2020 mobilized over 57 million Christians worldwide to reach 277 million with the Gospel. Despite social distancing due to COVID-19, Christians shared the Gospel digitally, by phone, text, and through food and mask distributions, with Bibles and tracts, as well as personal evangelism. “We were surprised by the… Continue reading GO 2020 Reaches 277 Million People with Gospel in Midst of Pandemic

Bethany Christian Services Prepares for a Revolution in International Adoptions

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Bethany Christian Services has been watching a trend that is leading them to revolutionize their approach to international adoptions. What they have witnessed and what they have foreseen is very similar to what the author of Revolution in World Missions, K.P. Yohannan, did nearly 40 years ago. KP Yohannan recognized the… Continue reading Bethany Christian Services Prepares for a Revolution in International Adoptions

In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on the ugly truths of world hunger: “Scandal of Starvation” — world hunger is a long-term social and global crisis, directly or indirectly causing around 9 million deaths each year –… Continue reading In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

10 Million Meals Delivered in Five Weeks

SPRINGFIELD, MO – According to its website, Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response. The Donaldson siblings experienced extraordinary compassion from Christian families following their father’s death in an automobile accident. Having been the recipients of such… Continue reading 10 Million Meals Delivered in Five Weeks

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

As to Abuse of Women & Girls: 10 Facts You Will Find Difficult to Believe

NEW YORK – Many faith-based organization (FBO) workers witness the abuse of women and female children nearly every day. Some FBOs are entirely devoted to aiding women and those who are disadvantaged due to cultural discrimination. Many other FBOs that began with the objective of ministering to the poor in the name of Jesus discover… Continue reading As to Abuse of Women & Girls: 10 Facts You Will Find Difficult to Believe

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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Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on extreme poverty worldwide, how alleviation and eliminating it is possible, but it is not inevitable. If the modern world is truly a “global village,” that means everyone on earth is our neighbor—and Jesus was very clear about how we are to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

Life Abundantly for All – Anglican Overseas Aid

COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – Anglican Overseas Aid is an Australian-based FBO committed to creating partnerships with like-minded organizations to alleviate poverty, injustices, and provide disaster recovery services. According to their website, their work “is inspired by the Gospel of Christ, with a vision for a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.” The Reverend Dr. Bob Mitchell… Continue reading Life Abundantly for All – Anglican Overseas Aid

TeachBeyond Offers Transformational Education

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – TeachBeyond is all about transformation. In the early years following World War 2, Youth for Christ invited the Janz Brother Quartet to travel from their homes in Manitoba to participate in crusades in Germany. Those crusades envisioned sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ to transform a languishing, war-weary nation. In 1954,… Continue reading TeachBeyond Offers Transformational Education

This Disease Kills a Child Every 39 Seconds

LONDON – One child under the age of five dies every 39 seconds from one of the least suspected diseases. One every 39 seconds equals 2,215 childhood deaths a day, a staggering number. It is even more heartbreaking to realize that the annual childhood death rate from this illness is more than 800,000.The disease is… Continue reading This Disease Kills a Child Every 39 Seconds

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