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Hope Haven International | FBO Missions Box Spotlight

ROCK VALLEY, IA – Hope Haven International is a Christian faith-based organization (FBO) committed to unleashing the potential in children and adults who are mentally or physically challenged. Founded in 1959, the first Hope Haven community opened in 1964 with three staff members serving 11 children in a caring, Christian environment. Today, Hope Haven provides… Continue reading Hope Haven International | FBO Missions Box Spotlight

Forgotten Missionaries International | Missions Box Spotlight

Forgotten Missionaries International: Building partnerships to empower indigenous church plantersThis is the second article in our new “Spotlight” series that homes in on our primary intent of “Connecting the Church in the West to news of what God is doing through nonprofits around the world.” This article shines the Spotlight on Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI),… Continue reading Forgotten Missionaries International | Missions Box Spotlight

Is Your Church Ready for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church?

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Christian Freedom International (CFI) has designed a free church Prayer Kit to equip churches for the “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.” This annual event — held on the first Sunday in November — unites churches to pray for Christians worldwide who face persecution. “The catastrophe in Afghanistan — with Christians… Continue reading Is Your Church Ready for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church?

Communitas International: Normal People with an Extraordinary Sense of Purpose

CENTENNIAL, CO – Communitas International has been described as “a global missional movement focused on secular, “post-Christian,” and mostly urban communities.” The Mission Field When we think of the unreached, our minds gravitate toward a history of sending Christian missionaries to foreign countries where the people had never heard about Jesus and His great grace.… Continue reading Communitas International: Normal People with an Extraordinary Sense of Purpose

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

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

Prison Fellowship International, Faith Comes By Hearing Partner to Transform Lives of More than One Million Prisoners in 65 Countries by 2027

WASHINGTON / ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH) – two ministries working as global catalysts to help spread the Gospel – have formed a strategic partnership to launch 100,000 in-prison Audio Bible programs in 65 countries, to graduate one million inmates by 2027. “This partnership marks a truly… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International, Faith Comes By Hearing Partner to Transform Lives of More than One Million Prisoners in 65 Countries by 2027

The Story of Heartbeat International

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TAMPA, FL – The vision for Heartbeat International formed when Federico Alfaro, a young doctor who had recently completed his residency at Baylor University, was in Guatemala and presented the case of a 17-year-old boy who had a serious heart block. A heart block occurs when the electrical signals that control your heartbeat malfunction. That… Continue reading The Story of Heartbeat International

Nick Hall to Launch ‘Pulse 100’ National Evangelist Showcase

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Hall, evangelist, founder and President of Pulse, will host “Pulse 100” a national tour spanning 11 cities in search of 100 evangelists in need of a platform to share the gospel. John Wesley, an evangelist in the 1700s, prayed “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing… Continue reading Nick Hall to Launch ‘Pulse 100’ National Evangelist Showcase

Ahead of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021, Diverse Coalition of Over 70 Religious and Civil-society Groups Issue ‘A Charter of Religious Freedom’

WASHINGTON — Ahead of the International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 (IRF Summit), co-chairs Samuel Brownback and Katrina Lantos Swett, along with the Summit’s over 70 partner organizations around the world, have issued A Charter of Religious Freedom, calling for the protection of the universal human rights of religion, thought and conscience: A CHARTER OF RELIGIOUS… Continue reading Ahead of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021, Diverse Coalition of Over 70 Religious and Civil-society Groups Issue ‘A Charter of Religious Freedom’

Young Leaders Track of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 to Train Teenagers and Young Adults to Advocate for Survivors of Religious Persecution

WASHINGTON — As part of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021, young leaders ages 15 to 35 are invited to participate in the Young Leaders Track, chaired by Nguyen Dinh Thang, president and CEO of Boat People SOS (BPSOS). The Young Leaders Track will take place Tuesday, July 13 through Thursday, July 15 virtually and at… Continue reading Young Leaders Track of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 to Train Teenagers and Young Adults to Advocate for Survivors of Religious Persecution

Join CMM Global Missions Family Urgently Feeding Lockdown Members and Providing Wells in Many Nations — Two Urgent Needs

CHARLOTTE, NC — Christ’s Mandate for Missions, (www.cmm.world) formerly Correll Missionary Ministries, and CMM College of Theology (www.cmmtheology.org) are expanding globally as more people are hearing about their unique style of ‘team ministry’ empowering many to discover their God given identities we each have in Christ as we go higher and deeper in intimacy. During… Continue reading Join CMM Global Missions Family Urgently Feeding Lockdown Members and Providing Wells in Many Nations — Two Urgent Needs

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

David Platt, Francis Chan Join 50 Plus International Mission Organizations to Bring Awareness to an Old Cause in a New Way

WHEATON, IL — On May 23, 2021, through its “A Third Of Us” campaign, the Alliance for the Unreached, a nonprofit collective made up of 50+ organizations, is inviting people across the U.S. to join a Facebook Live event at 1:11 pm (in each US time zone). The 1:11 Prayer Challenge is designed to raise… Continue reading David Platt, Francis Chan Join 50 Plus International Mission Organizations to Bring Awareness to an Old Cause in a New Way

International Servants to Belize

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GRAPEVINE, TX – Paul Whisnant is celebrating his 50th birthday this year. 2021 is also the 30th anniversary of his arrival in Belize, where he has worked tirelessly to spread the Gospel. Whisnant took part in a short-term missions trip to Belize while he was a student at Bryan College. He was so burdened for… Continue reading International Servants to Belize

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

International Day for the Unreached: May 23, 2021

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WHEATON, IL – Did you know that there are two billion people who have never heard of Jesus Christ? They don’t know that He came to earth to redeem them from the curse of sin and grant them eternal life in heaven. They don’t know that He is the only Way to the eternal life… Continue reading International Day for the Unreached: May 23, 2021

World Thrust – Catalyst for Global Missions

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The leaders at World Thrust International believe that no church is too small, nor is any church too big to be actively involved in world missions. Unfortunately, some churches think they are too small. Others think they are too big. This may be due to a philosophy of ministry adopted by some… Continue reading World Thrust – Catalyst for Global Missions

International Day of Light – May 16, 2021

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, is calling people all around the world to celebrate the International Day of Light on May 16, 2021. What UNESCO Teaches Us about Light The Director-General of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector published a letter ahead of the event in which he acknowledged that “Light is life.”… Continue reading International Day of Light – May 16, 2021

National Faith Leaders Join President Joe Biden, Former vice President Mike Pence at National Day of Prayer Observance

LOS ANGELES, CA — Evangelist Nick Hall, Pastor Greg Laurie and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez join President Joe Biden, former VP Mike Pence and other national faith leaders today in a celebration of the National Day of Prayer hosted by Pray.com. “I am praying right now at our Pulse headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, blocks away from… Continue reading National Faith Leaders Join President Joe Biden, Former vice President Mike Pence at National Day of Prayer Observance

National Day of Prayer – May 6, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS – Seventy years ago, the late Dr. Billy Graham preached from the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building with a message that that included a passionate request for Congress and the President to establish a National Day of Prayer President Truman responded positively and nearly immediately. In 1988, President Reagan approved an amendment… Continue reading National Day of Prayer – May 6, 2021

International Needs Is Transforming Communities

HUDSONVILLE, MI – The website of International Needs poses some interesting questions. What would happen if you had no access to safe drinking water? What if your children had no opportunity to attend school? We know that hundreds of millions of people around the world face these questions every day. But, the questions take on… Continue reading International Needs Is Transforming Communities

You Won’t Believe How the Lord Has Led PAZ International

SANTARÉM, BRAZIL – The picture you are looking at is a village outside of the remote city of Santarém, deep within the Amazon rain forest. “How deep?” you ask. Santarém is a journey of roughly (in more ways than one) 1,550 miles from Brazilia, the capital city of Brazil. That’s about equal to the distance… Continue reading You Won’t Believe How the Lord Has Led PAZ International

ECAP Urges Awareness During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

JACKSONVILLE, FL — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Evangelical Council on Abuse Prevention (ECAP, ecap.net) seeks to bring awareness to the issue among churches, ministries, and Christian organizations across the evangelical landscape. Especially noteworthy for churches is Blue Sunday, which takes place on April 25. Blue Sunday is a day of… Continue reading ECAP Urges Awareness During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

As the Threat of Terrorist Arson Attacks Looms, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Secures Vulnerable Israeli Communities

JERUSALEM — Security officers in southern Israel must fight the fires set by terrorist rocket, missile, and incendiary balloon attacks. These attacks from Gaza have become a near-daily occurrence in the region, especially in the summer. To guard against this threat, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) recently distributed 75 personal firefighting… Continue reading As the Threat of Terrorist Arson Attacks Looms, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Secures Vulnerable Israeli Communities

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Doubles Assistance for Passover

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JERUSALEM — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) will provide Passover assistance in the amount of approximately $6.2 million to Israeli families, children, elderly, new olim (immigrants), and soldiers, as well as $700,000 to help needy Jewish populations in the former Soviet Union (FSU). This more than doubles the amount of assistance… Continue reading The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Doubles Assistance for Passover

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

Happy International Women’s Day

UNANDERRA, AUSTRALIA — International Men’s Day Launched in 1999, and now celebrated in more than 80 countries worldwide, would like to honour and appreciate women. One of the six pillars of International Men’s Day is to improve gender relations and promote gender equality for both men and women. Our theme for IMD 2021 is “Better… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

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

International Humanitarian Organization Partners with First Responders Ahead of Snowstorm in Israel

Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of The Fellowship, with staff delivering food boxes and blankets to elderly citizens in Jerusalem and the surrounding region. | Photo Credit: © 2021 IFCJ, photo by Avishag Shaar-Yashuv

JERUSALEM — On Wednesday, just ahead of the storm that covered Jerusalem and the surrounding area with a thick blanket of snow, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) together with United Hatzalah, distributed more than 200 packages of warm blankets, space heaters, and food supplies to elderly residents of the capital and… Continue reading International Humanitarian Organization Partners with First Responders Ahead of Snowstorm in Israel

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

Loom International: Introducing African Communities to Continuous Change

PORTLAND, OR – Loom International is a relatively young, faith-based NGO led by a core group of Christians with expertise in sustainable change. Loom’s operational model, similar in many ways to that of some highly successful for-profit institutions, projects both short and long-term outcomes based on continual improvement. These principles are applied on the ground… Continue reading Loom International: Introducing African Communities to Continuous Change

National Conference Emerges ‘Unshakable’ to Save Christian Youth in Lockdown

NASHVILLE — Leader of a national Christian youth conference announced today that God called him to bring events to five U.S. cities for free starting this spring as the coronavirus pandemic winds down and young people struggle to maintain and grow their faith during shaky times. Kingdom Youth Conferences, (http://www.kingdomyouthconference.com/) a hybrid youth event that… Continue reading National Conference Emerges ‘Unshakable’ to Save Christian Youth in Lockdown

National Marriage Week Produces COVID Guide to Helping Marriages

NEW YORK — Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has put significant strain on relationships, National Marriage Week USA (NMW) released a new COVID Guide for celebrating National Marriage Week 2021, February 7-14th, and called for organizations across the United States to provide online marriage-strengthening activities for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. National Marriage… Continue reading National Marriage Week Produces COVID Guide to Helping Marriages

Discover 222 Ministries International

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GLENDALE, CA – No, this is not a list of 222 international ministries. It is an introduction to the faith-based 222 Ministries International founded in 1991 to take the Gospel to one of the most difficult places on earth: Iran. 222 Ministries’ Beginnings Lazarus Yeghnazar and his wife, Maggie, left their home country not long… Continue reading Discover 222 Ministries International

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

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

The Vision of the National Women’s Conference at Mamaia, Romania

ROMANIA — Women from different denominations in Romania and the diaspora gather every year at the National Women’s Conference in Mamaia to learn how to live in obedience to God, how to discover their calling and how to be a blessing to those around them. Over the course of time, women, along with men, have… Continue reading The Vision of the National Women’s Conference at Mamaia, Romania

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

Britfield Institute Launches National Campaign: Literacy in a Box

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RANCHO SANTA FE, CA — The Britfield Institute’s mission is to transform education throughout America, inspire literacy, equip children with the tools to succeed, and bring creativity back into classrooms. America is engulfed in an educational crisis, with more than 30% of enrolled students did not return to school this fall. National literacy scores have… Continue reading Britfield Institute Launches National Campaign: Literacy in a Box

SERV International: Where Food Is a Platform

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CANTON, GA – SERV International focuses on providing food, both as an existential need and as a platform for sharing the Bread of Life. The global food crisis is familiar to Missions Box readers. To some extent, in one form or another, food distribution has become a common component for nearly every faith-based ministry. Rightly… Continue reading SERV International: Where Food Is a Platform

The KJMC International Pastors’ Retreat 2020 – God’s Answer to the Challenges of the Quarantine Season

UKRAINE — This year more than 300 people, including 8 bishops, 78 pastors and rabbis, 13 leaders of missions from 100 different churches, Messianic congregations and 14 Christian missions from 17 countries – Belarus, Germany, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, the USA, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Estonia- took part in the… Continue reading The KJMC International Pastors’ Retreat 2020 – God’s Answer to the Challenges of the Quarantine Season

SEND International

FARMINGTON, MI – SEND International ’s roots were planted during World War II when the Lord spoke to the hearts of young Christian soldiers for the unreached people in the war-ravaged Pacific nations. Following the war, many of those men and women joined the Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (FEGC) to minister to the spiritual needs… Continue reading SEND International

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

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

Prepare for ‘International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians’

FALLS CHURCH, VA — On November 3, churches are invited to join the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. To equip Christians for the annual event, Christian Freedom International designed a free resource kit with resources to engage churches whether meeting in-person or virtually. “We pray year-round for persecuted Christians, but this provides… Continue reading Prepare for ‘International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians’

International Day of Rural Women – October 15

NEW YORK – The International Day of Rural Women is observed annually on October 15. The event particularly recognizes the needs of the millions of rural# women in developing countries who are often pivotal to ensuring household food security. October 15 was specifically chosen for this observance because it if the day immediately preceding World… Continue reading International Day of Rural Women – October 15

International Day of Non-Violence: October 2nd Conundrum or Oxymoron?

NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly declared the second day of October as the International Day of Non-Violence. It has been observed annually since 2007, yet its true meaning becomes less clear the more one studies the thought-leaders who address the subject. What Non-Violence Is Not In far too many thousands of cities… Continue reading International Day of Non-Violence: October 2nd Conundrum or Oxymoron?

Reflections on Peace in Advance of its International Day, Sept. 21

NEW YORK – The International Day of Peace was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981. Twenty years later, the General Assembly agreed unanimously to “invite all nations and people” to cease violence and hostilities during the 24 hours of the International Day of Peace. The theme for this year’s observance is “Shaping… Continue reading Reflections on Peace in Advance of its International Day, Sept. 21

Insights Surrounding International Youth Day

NEW YORK – August 12 marked the annual observance of International Youth Day. The United Nations General Assembly approved the 1998 recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in 1999. The first IYD was held in 2000. The UN Security Council followed suit, passing Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security. Each… Continue reading Insights Surrounding International Youth Day

Envision’s Reimagined Approach to Short-Term Missions

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Envision is a specialized function of Alliance Missions. Its primary purpose is to Identify and develop missional leaders through innovative short-term missions and ministry strategies. The Envision team prepares workers from Alliance churches to live among under-reached peoples. They endeavor to establish a meaningful, impactful gospel presence in a variety of… Continue reading Envision’s Reimagined Approach to Short-Term Missions