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Kairos Prison Ministry Named ‘2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit’ by GreatNonprofits

DEBARY, FL — Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (“Kairos”), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, announced today that it has been named a “2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. Kairos Prison Ministry’s mission is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the… Continue reading Kairos Prison Ministry Named ‘2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit’ by GreatNonprofits

Kairos Prison Ministry to Hold First Kairos Inside Program at Pamlico Correctional Institute in Bayboro, North Carolina

Studies have shown program reduces inmate recidivism and improves the prison environmentDEBARY, FL – Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (“Kairos”), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, announces the start of a Kairos Inside Program at Pamlico Correctional Institute located in Bayboro, North Carolina beginning Thursday, January 24th. The weekend event will be the first Kairos Inside Weekend at this… Continue reading Kairos Prison Ministry to Hold First Kairos Inside Program at Pamlico Correctional Institute in Bayboro, North Carolina

Prison Fellowship International’s Flagship In-Prison Evangelism Program Reaches Milestone Anniversary

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WASHINGTON — Prison Fellowship International’s flagship in-prison program, The Prisoner’s Journey® (TPJ) has reached its 10-year anniversary. This program, launched in South Africa and Nigeria in 2014, now runs in 35 countries across six continents. TPJ takes those in prison on a journey of self-discovery through the Gospel of Mark where they encounter Jesus the… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International’s Flagship In-Prison Evangelism Program Reaches Milestone Anniversary

Mercy Multiplied Celebrates 40 Years of Ministry and Thousands of Lives Transformed

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NASHVILLE, TN — Celebrating 40 years of ministry, Mercy Multiplied—a vision birthed when Founder and President Nancy Alcorn launched a single residential home in 1983 to share the hope of Christ with women in need—has now grown to include six locations throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the Residential Programs, the ministry’s… Continue reading Mercy Multiplied Celebrates 40 Years of Ministry and Thousands of Lives Transformed

Crisis-Hit Lebanon ‘Needs Miracle,’ Christian Media Ministry Says

CRISIS-HIT LEBANON 'NEEDS MIRACLE:' Christian multimedia ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) says Lebanon "needs a miracle" as the nation faces a deepening economic crisis. The Middle East broadcaster "makes God's love visible" via free-to-view satellite programs and online streaming.

EASTON, MD — Lebanon “needs a miracle” as the nation faces a deepening economic crisis, says a Christian media ministry based in the region. The Middle East nation between Israel and Syria has experienced surging unemployment, triple-digit inflation, a collapsing currency, rolling blackouts, and fuel shortages. “The Lebanese people are really hurting,” said Rita El-Mounayer,… Continue reading Crisis-Hit Lebanon ‘Needs Miracle,’ Christian Media Ministry Says

Baylor University Study Affirms Prison Fellowship International In-Prison Program Mission

WASHINGTON — A new Baylor University study provides evidence of the virtuous effects of religion on mental health among prisoners, affirming the mission of Prison Fellowship International (PFI) in-prison program, The Prisoner’s Journey® (TPJ). “This study confirms what we have believed for a long time,” said David Van Patten, Chief Operating Officer of PFI. “That… Continue reading Baylor University Study Affirms Prison Fellowship International In-Prison Program Mission

Church Visits Women’s Prison In Armenia, Colombia

COLOMBIA — The Church Casa Sobre la Roca visited the women’s prison in the city of Armenia, Columbia, in alliance with the Colombian Prison Fraternity that supports people deprived of their freedom, the families of inmates, graduates of prisons, and victims of the Colombian armed conflict through various programs inside and outside prisons. Casa sobre… Continue reading Church Visits Women’s Prison In Armenia, Colombia

Baylor Data: Prison Fellowship International Program Builds Case for Restorative Prisons

ATLANTA — Prison Fellowship International (PFI), an international nonprofit ministry working to transform the lives of prisoners through Jesus’s love, was in the spotlight Thursday as a diverse group gathered at the American Society of Criminology 77th Annual Meeting to examine the future of criminology. During an examination of the robust role of religion in… Continue reading Baylor Data: Prison Fellowship International Program Builds Case for Restorative Prisons

Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

USA — Prison Outreach Helps Provide Wheelchairs — The Joni and Friends Wheels for the World program provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people living with disability worldwide. They collect used, manual wheelchairs across the United States that would otherwise end up in landfills. The wheelchair restoration process begins in federal,… Continue reading Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

RestorativeJustice.org Redesign to Share, Strengthen and Spur Global Restorative Prison Practices

WASHINGTON — Prison Fellowship International (PFI), the world’s leading global network of Christian prison ministries, has launched a new restorative justice initiative and website to showcase and spearhead an open exchange of restorative justice practices in the prison context. This new platform is designed to engage and inspire practitioners, organizations, governments, prison officials, nonprofits and… Continue reading RestorativeJustice.org Redesign to Share, Strengthen and Spur Global Restorative Prison Practices

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

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

CLI Prays for the Imprisoned Across America

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RALEIGH, NC — CLI Prison Alliance, a Raleigh-based prison ministry, is hosting its 8th annual Prayer at the Prison Gate, a national day of prayer for inmates all over the country. Groups of CLI volunteers will gather on the sidewalks outside of jails, prisons and other correctional facilities to lift up the spiritual needs of… Continue reading CLI Prays for the Imprisoned Across America

Good News Is Setting Prisoners Free

HENRICO, VA – Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is the largest independent provider of chaplains for jails and prisons worldwide, serving in 22 states and 25 countries. GNJPM will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2021. Good News JPM’s vision is “To reach every inmate in the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ… Continue reading Good News Is Setting Prisoners Free

Prison Fellowship Partners with ICPA to Honor Correctional Staff

WASHINGTON — Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is partnering with the International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA) in honoring the work of prison and correctional staff during the Coronavirus pandemic. The ICPA’s global #WeApplaud Campaign and its partners will send messages of support to jurisdictions in… Continue reading Prison Fellowship Partners with ICPA to Honor Correctional Staff

Prison Fellowship International Announces the Global Capacity Initiative

WASHINGTON — Today, Prison Fellowship International (PFI)–the largest and most extensive association of Christian ministries working in the criminal justice field–announced the Global Capacity Initiative, a new program to provide capacity building support to underperforming Prison Fellowship ministries. The initiative, which will launch in early 2020, is built around research that demonstrates peer-to-peer organizational mentoring… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International Announces the Global Capacity Initiative

China Partner Celebrates 30 Years of Ministry

Erik Burklin with Chinese Christian leaders in Shandong

LITTLETON, CO – While China Partner celebrates 30 years of ministry, the country is, once again, undergoing dramatic changes. As they have in the past, Chinese Christians are learning to stand firm in their faith and be willing to trust the Lord in every circumstance. China Partner is there to help them. Erik Burklin is… Continue reading China Partner Celebrates 30 Years of Ministry

Transforming Lives in UK Prisons

LANCASTER – Across the UK around 92,400 men, women and teenagers are currently serving prison sentences. With many of them finding themselves at the lowest point in their lives, they need a new hope to help them turn their lives around. Day in, day out for the last 15 years, Message in Prisons teams have… Continue reading Transforming Lives in UK Prisons

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CityFest East Texas Reports Many Gospel Responses in Pre-Event Prisons Outreach

TYLER, TX – CityFest East Texas is a large, multicultural music festival scheduled for October 5-6, 2019, with Andrew Palau as the featured speaker. The festival will include performances by top Christian recording artists Blanca, Marisol Park, Ryan Stevenson, The Newsboys, Pat Barrett, and Lecrae. Additionally, award-winning country artist Josh Turner will perform during the… Continue reading CityFest East Texas Reports Many Gospel Responses in Pre-Event Prisons Outreach

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Pioneering Broadcast Ministry Helps Bring Ex-Con Movie’s Message of Hope to the Big Screen

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HCJB Ecuador, Reach Beyond’s media partner in Ecuador, plays major supporting role in rare theatrical release for faith-based drama challenging viewers to ‘make a change for good’ COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Missionary radio broadcaster HCJB Ecuador, partner of Reach Beyond, has supported efforts to use another medium to share the good news—helping bring a faith-based movie to… Continue reading Pioneering Broadcast Ministry Helps Bring Ex-Con Movie’s Message of Hope to the Big Screen

Prison Evangelism’s Inspiring Graphic-style Book Outreach Given National Spotlight

Former Prison Evangelism “roughneck” David Howell interviewed by CBN reporter John Jessup about how Howell’s How to Be a Child of God guidebook is “transforming lives and closing prisons.”

CBN broadcast spurs support for David Howell’s mission to ‘transform lives and close prisons;’ produces tearful personal encounter. HOUSTON—A reformed businessman’s ambitious plan to bring revival to America’s prisons through a simple graphic-style book has been given a major boost with national exposure for his unusual outreach. The success of David Howell’s How to Be a Child… Continue reading Prison Evangelism’s Inspiring Graphic-style Book Outreach Given National Spotlight

Breaking the Cycle of Prison for Abandoned Sierra Leone Children

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Wikimedia Commons, TKnoxB FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Crossroads Prison Ministries International provides resources, training, and support for ministry leaders in over 20 countries across the globe, to help share God’s love to the imprisoned people in their respective countries. “In developing countries, deplorable prison conditions present added challenges. Severe overcrowding, limited food rations, poor sanitation,… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle of Prison for Abandoned Sierra Leone Children

Pioneering Broadcast Ministry Helps Bring Ex-Con Movie’s Message of Hope to the Big Screen

Members of the HCJB Ecuador production team at one of the theaters that is showing Tal Vez Mañana.

HCJB Ecuador, Reach Beyond’s media partner in Ecuador, plays major supporting role in rare theatrical release for faith-based drama challenging viewers to ‘make a change for good’ COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Missionary radio broadcaster HCJB Ecuador, partner of Reach Beyond (www.reachbeyond.org), has supported efforts to use another medium to share the good news—helping bring a faith-based movie to theaters in Ecuador. While the… Continue reading Pioneering Broadcast Ministry Helps Bring Ex-Con Movie’s Message of Hope to the Big Screen

2023 State of Giving Report Reveals Charitable Giving Dip

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

New Horizons Ministries

CAÑON CITY, CO – New Horizons Ministries is a multi-faceted prison outreach in Caňon City, Colorado. And if there was ever a place where a full-blown prison ministry was needed, it is Caňon City. The Caňon City is the county seat of Fremont County, which is home to the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility, the Arrowhead… Continue reading New Horizons Ministries

Courage for Life

ATLANTA, GA – It may surprise you to learn that more than 230,000 women are incarcerated in prisons in America. That’s more women than the entire populations of Richmond, Virginia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or Seattle, Washington. Courage for Life, a faith-based organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, specializes in ministries to imprisoned and at-risk women. Every… Continue reading Courage for Life

The Barnabas Fund: British Aid Agency to Persecuted Christians

COVENTRY, ENGLAND – On May 7, 2019, the military council in control of Sudan declared that Sharia would continue to be the rule of law throughout the country. By July, it had become clear that Christian women and children comprised the majority of those imprisoned under the strict Islamic law codes. The Barnabas Fund, based… Continue reading The Barnabas Fund: British Aid Agency to Persecuted Christians

More Than 2,200 Churches Unite to Host Love Cote d’Ivoire Festival with Andrew Palau in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN, COTE D’IVOIRE, Feb. 22, 2019 — More than 50,000 people in West Africa gathered this past weekend (Feb. 15-17, 2019) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire for a 3-day evangelistic festival with evangelist Andrew Palau. Led by the Luis Palau Association, the week-long campaign was the culmination of more than three years of work in Cote d’Ivoire,… Continue reading More Than 2,200 Churches Unite to Host Love Cote d’Ivoire Festival with Andrew Palau in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Evangelical Leaders Lament the Death of Former President Sebastián Piñera

CHILE — The tragic news of the death of former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera in a helicopter accident has shocked the entire South American nation. Beyond his political legacy, leaders and Christian pastors in the country have highlighted the deep relationship that Piñera maintained with the evangelical community of Chile. After the death of former… Continue reading Evangelical Leaders Lament the Death of Former President Sebastián Piñera

Open Doors’ World Watch List for 2024

NORTH KOREA — The Open Doors World Watch List 2024 ranks the countries where Christians count the highest cost for following Jesus. These are the 5 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution. Could praying put you in danger? Could going to church risk your life? Could following Jesus cost you your job, your… Continue reading Open Doors’ World Watch List for 2024

Christians in North Africa Face ‘New Year of Persecution’

'PERSECUTION IS A CROWN WE WEAR': Christians in North Africa face a "new year of persecution" that is intensifying in the shadow of the Holy Land conflict, says Middle East media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org).

EASTON, MD — Christians in North Africa, where less than 1% of the population follows Christianity, are facing a new year of escalating persecution in the shadow of the Holy Land conflict. There are only a handful of evangelical churches still open in Algeria, where the government is raiding and systematically shutting down Christian places… Continue reading Christians in North Africa Face ‘New Year of Persecution’

Open Doors Launches 2024 World Watch List in UK Parliament

NORTH KOREA — Longstanding Christian communities could disappear in parts of sub-Saharan Africa through a double blow of violent instability and authoritarian control. Christian minorities across east and west Africa face twin existential threats: violent disorder exploited by radical jihadists and autocratic governments backed by larger powers outside the region.This is one of the disturbing… Continue reading Open Doors Launches 2024 World Watch List in UK Parliament

Christians Discovered and Arrested in Iran

IRAN — Those Christians who are Iranian who want to live their faith in Jesus freely are often sent to prison, where they are frequently tortured and interrogated. They flee the persecution that plagues the country, becoming refugees in other nations. Kouroush is one of them. Kouroush: I had to leave everything behind. My country,… Continue reading Christians Discovered and Arrested in Iran

Leading a House Church for Secret Believers in Yemen

YEMEN — In Yemen, Christian believers like Saleh* risk arrest, beatings and death threats when they choose to follow Jesus. But despite these dangers Saleh is encouraging and discipling believers across the country. Saleh*: My name is found on the radicals’ wanted list. They have my picture. Sometimes they watch me going from place to… Continue reading Leading a House Church for Secret Believers in Yemen

Bethlehem Cancels Christmas, ‘Isolated’ Christians Celebrate Jesus’ Birth Online

BETHLEHEM'S BABY 'STILL THE HOPE OF THE WORLD:' From its headquarters in the Middle East, Christian media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org) uses "every channel possible" to bring together isolated believers across the region, including many who "feel lonely and forgotten" this Christmas.

EASTON, MD — Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, has canceled its traditional Christmas celebrations, a move that spotlights the challenges Christians in the Middle East face this festive season. Amid the suffering caused by the Israel-Hamas war, Bethlehem’s leaders reportedly feel it’s inappropriate to hold festivities, and the town’s Christian elders agree. It’s a difficult… Continue reading Bethlehem Cancels Christmas, ‘Isolated’ Christians Celebrate Jesus’ Birth Online

At Age 95 Vietnamese Pastor Recalls Persecution

VIETNAM — Vietnamese Pastor Zoong Tee Tie — also known as Mrs. Ly — helped start Vietnam’s house church movement. Lucille Talusan of CBN News, brings us the story from Hanoi. Although Christians still face persecution in communist Vietnam, churches thrive because leaders endured suffering to spread the gospel. That includes 95-yr-old, pastor Zoong Tee… Continue reading At Age 95 Vietnamese Pastor Recalls Persecution

The Nation of Malawi is Experiencing the Fruit of Repentance

Rev. Brian Kamwendo, Presidential Advisor on Religions Affairs, Malawi Photo by reviveINDIANA

GOSHEN, IN — Reverend Brian Kamwendo, the Presidential Advisor on Religions Affairs in the African nation of Malawi, held a press conference at First Baptist Church Elkhart on Thursday, November 16, 2023. He was speaking on how Malawi is experiencing the fruit of repentance, the beginnings of which can be traced back to reviveINDIANA in… Continue reading The Nation of Malawi is Experiencing the Fruit of Repentance

Iran’s Warning to Christians

IRAN — The upsurge in violence in the Middle East has led to claims that Iran has been active behind the scenes in supporting the Hamas group that attacked Israel. A new report also accuses Iran of putting pressure on Christians to keep away from the country’s hijab protests. It warns that Christians who are… Continue reading Iran’s Warning to Christians

Love Nairobi Festival Reaches 130,000 People

KENYA — In a massive effort to share hope with hundreds of thousands around Kenya, the Luis Palau Association partnered with more than 2,000 churches from every denomination to put on the Love Nairobi Festival. This free evangelistic festival, featuring live music, action sports, and fun for the whole family, aimed to unite churches throughout… Continue reading Love Nairobi Festival Reaches 130,000 People

Love Nairobi Festival with Andrew Palau Reaches 130,000 People During 2 Weeks of Outreach in Kenya’s Capital City

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NAIROBI, KENYA — In a massive effort to share hope with hundreds of thousands around Kenya, the Luis Palau Association partnered with more than 2,000 churches from every denomination to put on the Love Nairobi Festival. This free evangelistic festival, featuring live music, action sports, and fun for the whole family, aimed to unite churches… Continue reading Love Nairobi Festival with Andrew Palau Reaches 130,000 People During 2 Weeks of Outreach in Kenya’s Capital City

China’s Communism Strategy for Churches

CHINA— China has pledged to change the face of world Christianity at a conference for pastors of state-controlled churches. China’s Communism Strategy aims to export a Communist-Christian hybrid around the world. This report is from Andrew Boyd. China’s been trying to compel churches to adopt the atheist ideology of the Communist Party which denies the… Continue reading China’s Communism Strategy for Churches

Russia Weaponizing Religion in War on Ukraine Says Christian Persecution Watchdog

SANTA ANA, CA — Russia has been waging a brutal campaign against Christians in Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion, cautions Global Christian Relief, America’s leading watchdog of Christian persecution. Russian soldiers have destroyed, damaged or looted nearly 500 religious buildings and houses of worship in Ukraine, and killed, imprisoned or tortured at least… Continue reading Russia Weaponizing Religion in War on Ukraine Says Christian Persecution Watchdog

Four Persecuted Christian Women Shared Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

[PRN] Four Persecuted Christian Women To Share Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

BARTLESVILLE, OK — “I love you and I forgive you,” Anita Smith said to husband Ronnie’s murderers during a national TV interview. Her Christlike words riveted reporters and inspired believers worldwide as they saw her faith in action after her husband was killed while living and working in Libya on mission to show Christ. Anita’s… Continue reading Four Persecuted Christian Women Shared Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

53 Churches from Across the Klamath Falls Basin Came Together to Share the Good News

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KLAMATH FALLS, OR — Several years of prayer and preparation led to more than 50 churches in Klamath County, Oregon coming together for Greater Klamath CityFest with Andrew Palau this past Memorial Day weekend. Working to serve the region and proclaim a powerful message of hope in Jesus, this historic effort brought together thousands of… Continue reading 53 Churches from Across the Klamath Falls Basin Came Together to Share the Good News

Wheelchair Allows Didina to See the Sky for the First Time in 30 Years

ROMANIA — Didina was paralyzed at age 22 due to an unknown condition. Then for 30 years she lay in a small dark bedroom wanting to die to get free from the bed that felt like a prison.Joni and Friends Wheels for the World volunteers heard Didina’s story and came to provide her with physical… Continue reading Wheelchair Allows Didina to See the Sky for the First Time in 30 Years

Tribute To Operation Mobilization Founder George Verwer

ATLANTA — The death has been announced of George Verwer, who founded the global Christian mission agency, Operation Mobilisation, and directed it for 45 years. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home near London, England, on the evening of Friday 14 April. He was 84 years old. This video… Continue reading Tribute To Operation Mobilization Founder George Verwer

Palau Festival reaches thousands in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA — During a full week of activities, the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association was able to reach various levels of Costa Rican society with a message of hope in Jesus. Prisoners, business executives, politicians, women, children, youth and adults had an opportunity to receive encouragement and redemption from God. More than 100,000 people crowded… Continue reading Palau Festival reaches thousands in Costa Rica

Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

TURKEY — Kouroush* is an Iranian Christian now living in Turkey, after he fled to escape persecution, leaving everything behind. We hear how, with Open Doors’ support, he is now opening a Center of Hope to help care for fellow refugees. Kouroush*, name changed for security purposes: “I didn’t murder anyone. I didn’t steal anything.… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

Composer Nicolae Moldoveanu Honored at the Heaven’s Gate Church in Timisoara Romania

ROMANIA — A less common event for the evangelical community in Timișoara took place a few days ago at the “Heaven’s Gate” Church in the municipality on the Bega (River). It’s about the evangelical culture symposium “Nicolae Moldoveanu.”  A recent report from this event provides more details. In the year in which Timișoara is the… Continue reading Composer Nicolae Moldoveanu Honored at the Heaven’s Gate Church in Timisoara Romania

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