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Christmas Gifts Bring Joy to East Ukraine’s War Zone

EAST UKRAINE — This Christmas as families in East Ukraine are impacted by the continued conflict with increasing military tensions on the border with Russia, Great Commission Media Ministries is continuing to bring hope to this troubled region through their Power to Change outreach campaign. Their founder Hannu Hauka travelled to East Ukraine to help… Continue reading Christmas Gifts Bring Joy to East Ukraine’s War Zone

The Hero Pastors of War-Torn Ukraine

UKRAINE — As the war in Ukraine continues local pastors on the frontlines are putting their faith into action. OM is partnering with these amazing church planters in Ukraine who risk their lives for the sake of the Gospel. OM teams work with several churches in the cities of Odessa, Rivne, Vinnitsa, and Kaharlyk. They… Continue reading The Hero Pastors of War-Torn Ukraine

SGA Building Bridges in Eastern Ukraine

KIEV – Ukraine (fka “the Ukraine) presents many conundrums. Because of the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, many measurements and statistics must be listed and compared as “including Crimea” or “not including Crimea” – an issue that remains a point of contention for Ukraine. Although Ukraine is the largest nation located entirely… Continue reading SGA Building Bridges in Eastern Ukraine

Russia Attacks Ukraine on 25th Anniversary of Independence

By Qypchak In late August of 2016, Russia attacked Ukraine while it was celebrating its Independence from the former USSR. CNN reports, “On the day of his country’s 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants ‘the whole Ukraine’ to be part of… Continue reading Russia Attacks Ukraine on 25th Anniversary of Independence

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Ukraine violence in Russian conflict claims 10,000 lives, injures 21,000

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia in 2014 has claimed 10,000 lives and injured more than 21,000, according to the United Nations. During an emergency Security Council meeting in April, the warring nations blamed each other for the ongoing conflict. The United States, France and Britain hold Russia responsible for the conflict. In February 2015,… Continue reading Ukraine violence in Russian conflict claims 10,000 lives, injures 21,000

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The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Celebrates a Milestone, Serving More Than 2 Million People in 2021

JERUSALEM — In 2021, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) helped more than 2 million people by supplying basic essentials and financial assistance to 1 million people, providing security to more than 800,000 people encountering threats of terrorism and anti-Semitism, and helping more than 5,000 Jews return home to Israel. Throughout this… Continue reading The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Celebrates a Milestone, Serving More Than 2 Million People in 2021

‘Frontline’ Pastors ‘Risk Everything’ to Aid Orphans, Widows, War-Torn Families

'FRONTLINE' PASTORS RISK ALL TO AID ORPHANS, WIDOWS: Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) is aiming to help 1,300 "frontline pastors" and ministry workers in Russia and the former Soviet Union this winter who, it says, are "risking everything" to aid orphans, widows, and war-torn families.

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S. organization is aiming to help 1,300 “frontline pastors” and ministry workers in Russia and the former Soviet Union this winter who, it says, are “risking everything” to aid orphans, widows, and suffering families. During the pandemic, local pastors across Russia and the former Soviet Union have trekked hundreds of miles… Continue reading ‘Frontline’ Pastors ‘Risk Everything’ to Aid Orphans, Widows, War-Torn Families

Nick Hall to Host ‘Pulse 100’ Evangelism Showcase in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Hall, founder of Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, will host “Pulse 100,” an evangelism showcase for young faith leaders from across the United States at Pulse headquarters in Minneapolis, Sept. 23-24. Similar to Pulse’s 2020 “Preach Twin Cities” event, “Pulse 100” will feature young evangelists who have been selected from a pool… Continue reading Nick Hall to Host ‘Pulse 100’ Evangelism Showcase in Minneapolis

‘Pulse 100’ Offers $25,000 in Scholarships to Local Youth

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Hall, evangelist and founder of the millennial-led evangelistic organization Pulse, is giving away $25,000 in scholarships through the ministry’s year-long evangelism training program, “Pulse 100.” “Pulse 100” is an evangelism training program that aims to mentor and disciple a group of 100 men and women who have a passion and calling to… Continue reading ‘Pulse 100’ Offers $25,000 in Scholarships to Local Youth

Largest-Ever Bible Translation Effort Demonstrates ‘Power of One Verse’

THE POWER OF ONE VERSE: The "I Want to Know" campaign – what may be the largest-ever Bible translation effort on social and digital media -- gives people the opportunity to sponsor the translation of one "life-changing" Bible verse into a language that doesn't yet have a complete Bible. The campaign is spearheaded by illumiNations, an alliance of the world's leading Bible translation organizations. Visit illuminations.bible/know to learn more.

DALLAS, TX — What may be the largest-ever Bible translation campaign on social and digital media is inviting people to join one of the most inspirational “crowd-funding” opportunities in the world — and demonstrate the “power of one verse” to change a life forever. The “I Want to Know” campaign gives everyone the opportunity to… Continue reading Largest-Ever Bible Translation Effort Demonstrates ‘Power of One Verse’

A Safe Harbor in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – Millions of children and young people live in at-risk conditions in Russia. The problem is exacerbated by the thousands of orphaned children who age out of state-run orphanages each year to make way for the thousands of children waiting to replace them. The problem is worse than you may think. “There… Continue reading A Safe Harbor in Russia

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

The Winter Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation Retreat 2021

UKRAINE — The retreat complied with the quarantine restrictions but was as fiery as ever! A week of praying, worshiping, and experiencing God’s tangible presence. This was the atmosphere that believers dove into from 40 different countries, including the United Arab Emirates! Some people were able to attend and immerse in the retreat atmosphere on-site… Continue reading The Winter Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation Retreat 2021

Young Ukrainian Lives Impacted at Christian Winter Bible Camp

UKRAINE — Mercy Projects has been coordinating week-long Bible Winter Camps in Ukraine for several years now, but with Covid-19 restrictions their team was able to creatively adapt with a packed weekend of activities, worship and Bible teaching. Mercy Projects team member Zhenya explains they were so grateful to God for this unique opportunity to… Continue reading Young Ukrainian Lives Impacted at Christian Winter Bible Camp

Small Star, Bright Light in Russia

Vladimir Miskevich, a Russian pastor who now serves as Chief Administrator of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists, shares a moving story about a grieving Russian mother who has kept an Immanuel’s Child “Star of Bethlehem” ornament for 15 years, remarking that “The smallest things are always big enough when done for the Glory of… Continue reading Small Star, Bright Light in Russia

Illinois-based Humanitarian Organization Leads Huge COVID-19 Relief Effort in Russia, Former Soviet Union

LOVES PARK, IL — An Illinois-based, international organization is leading a major humanitarian effort to feed hungry families and orphans struggling due to the economic devastation caused by COVID-19 in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) has served its grassroots network of 6,350 local evangelical church partners in the vast… Continue reading Illinois-based Humanitarian Organization Leads Huge COVID-19 Relief Effort in Russia, Former Soviet Union

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

Josiah Venture Transforming European Youth

WHEATON, IL – A group of American youth pastors were serving on our military bases in Europe when the Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989. They witnessed first-hand the hunger for truth and the hope for a better future among Eastern Europeans who had been kept under the bondage of Communism for 40 years.… Continue reading Josiah Venture Transforming European Youth

Reach a Village

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PARK FOREST, IL – Reach a Village is a relatively young faith-based parachurch organization. It was founded in 2012 by Robert Craft, a servant of the Lord with more than 40 years of ministry as a pastor, missionary, and evangelical leader. The Need The vision for the ministry is rooted in Mark 1:38 (NET), where… Continue reading Reach a Village

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

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

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

After COVID-19 Delay, 100 Olim Have Arrived in Israel

JERUSALEM – With the assistance of the Jewish Agency and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), 53 new olim (immigrants) from Ukraine landed in Israel on Monday evening. Two days earlier, 44 olim from Uzbekistan and Georgia also arrived in Israel. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish Agency and The Fellowship in… Continue reading After COVID-19 Delay, 100 Olim Have Arrived in Israel

‘The Great Quarantine Revival’: Pulse Sees More than 100,000 Professions of Faith via Virtual Events

MINNEAPOLIS — More than 100,000 people from dozens of countries across the world indicated they wanted to put their faith in Jesus after hearing the gospel during recent, virtual evangelistic events hosted by Nick Hall and Pulse. The responses, which came via international call centers, email, website and text messages, are evidence that God is… Continue reading ‘The Great Quarantine Revival’: Pulse Sees More than 100,000 Professions of Faith via Virtual Events

Friends in Action: Moving Earth to Share Heaven

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – Erecting water towers, building boats, digging wells, welding roof trusses, laying pipe, mixing concrete, and constructing roads and bridges may not sound like missionary work, but they are typical of the work of Friends in Action. FIA is a faith-based organization founded in 1992 as Friends of New Tribes Missions (now known… Continue reading Friends in Action: Moving Earth to Share Heaven

‘Christ Over COVID’ Calls for Global Prayer as Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Former Soviet Nations

Slavic Gospel Association launches international prayer campaign; responds to coming avalanche of spiritual and humanitarian needs LOVES PARK — With on-the-ground reports indicating Russia’s coronavirus peak is less than two weeks away, a pioneering ministry to the former Soviet bloc today launched a global campaign – “Christ Over COVID: Much Prayer, Much Power” – calling… Continue reading ‘Christ Over COVID’ Calls for Global Prayer as Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Former Soviet Nations

IFCJ Provides Freedom Flight to Nearly 200 Ukrainian Jews, Airlifting Them to Israel

JERUSALEM — One year after the sudden passing of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is hosting a Freedom Flight in memory of their late founder. The Fellowship chartered three planes arriving from Ukraine with 186 Ukrainian immigrants to Israel (olim) on February 24. Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein and… Continue reading IFCJ Provides Freedom Flight to Nearly 200 Ukrainian Jews, Airlifting Them to Israel

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Evangelistic Highways Through Europe with Josiah Venture

WHEATON, IL – It’s November 9, 1989. The world watches the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall that had divided the city of Berlin for 28 years during the uneasiness of the Cold War. Little could anyone see beyond the opening of the wall to the more significant opening for sharing the Gospel behind the… Continue reading Evangelistic Highways Through Europe with Josiah Venture

Mother Reunited with IDF Officer Son Amid Wave of Ukrainian Aliyah

ISRAEL – A mother and son were reunited at Ben-Gurion Airport last week amid a wave of 260 new olim (immigrants) from the Ukraine. Tatiana Popovich (49) made aliyah from the small town of Bar, and was eager to reunite with her son, Maxim, who made aliyah to Israel several years ago to serve in… Continue reading Mother Reunited with IDF Officer Son Amid Wave of Ukrainian Aliyah

FEBC Announces Plans to Beam ‘Good News’ to Cambodia’s Post-Genocide Generation

Infamous ‘killing fields’ become ‘harvest fields’ as radio ministry ramps up to broadcast gospel to unreached people in Battambang province.LA MIRADA, CA — Radio ministry FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company, www.febc.org), today announced plans to build a new radio station next year that will broadcast local Christian programs for the first time to thousands in… Continue reading FEBC Announces Plans to Beam ‘Good News’ to Cambodia’s Post-Genocide Generation

American & Canadian Christians Help European Jews Immigrate to Israel

TEL AVIV – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed 121 new olim (immigrants) from Ukraine on Monday morning at a special reception ceremony held at the foot of their plane. The olim, who arrived on a special flight organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, were filled with excitement at the welcoming ceremony… Continue reading American & Canadian Christians Help European Jews Immigrate to Israel

Ahead of U.S. Visit, Yael Eckstein Tours Security Projects in Israel Funded by The Fellowship

JERUSALEM — Throughout much of its existence, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) has stood in the gap between the support people feel they need in the vulnerable parts of Israel and what the government has had the capacity and capability to provide. “No government in the world protects its people as… Continue reading Ahead of U.S. Visit, Yael Eckstein Tours Security Projects in Israel Funded by The Fellowship

FEBC Radio Ministry Now Broadcasting Gospel in 124 Languages

Now broadcasting the 'good news' in 124 languages, FEBC (www.febc.org) beams Christian radio shows into thousands of remote communities and cities across Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Africa where millions are responding as they hear the gospel for the first time in their own "heart" language.

LA MIRADA, CA — Radio broadcaster FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) has opened up the airwaves for millions of people in unreached regions to hear the gospel in their own language for the first time – now broadcasting in 124 languages, with more than 2.2 million individuals responding annually to the “good news.” “In many… Continue reading FEBC Radio Ministry Now Broadcasting Gospel in 124 Languages

The Daughter of a Nazi Soldier Makes a Shocking Confession

KIEV – A delegation from Finland came to Kiev for a tour around Babi Yar where 100,000 people had perished during the Holocaust. The guests were learning the tragic details when visiting the places of mass-extermination during a special tour by Kiev Jewish Messianic congregation. Kirsi Saari – a daughter of ex-Nazi soldier in Finnish… Continue reading The Daughter of a Nazi Soldier Makes a Shocking Confession

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Wildfire Cripples FEBC Radio Station in South Korea

Fire has crippled FEBC's gospel radio station in South Korea, prompting an urgent appeal at www.febc.org to help Korean broadcasters rebuild and restore the station as soon as possible.

Gospel Broadcaster to Restore and Rebuild Fire-Ravaged Station Near North Korea BorderLA MIRADA, CA — Koreans are struggling to receive Christian radio broadcasts after a wildfire severely crippled a radio station near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with North Korea. Gospel broadcaster FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) has launched a campaign on its website (www.febc.org) to… Continue reading Wildfire Cripples FEBC Radio Station in South Korea

Religious Freedom Report Offers Grim Review Of Attacks On Faith Groups

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual report in the aftermath of attacks on mosques in New Zealand, churches in Sri Lanka and synagogues in the United States. “It’s coming at a time when religious freedom concerns, for lots of reasons, are getting more attention across the board,” USCIRF Commissioner Johnnie… Continue reading Religious Freedom Report Offers Grim Review Of Attacks On Faith Groups

People’s Republic of Luhansk Bans Baptist Churches

LUHANSK, Ukraine – The unrecognized People’s Republic of Luhansk, an independent quasi-state of Ukraine drafted a law requiring all churches`to “re-register” just four years after declaring its independence during the armed conflict of 2014. The February 2018 legislation pertained to all Protestant churches and required them to re-register by October 2018. The re-registration was required… Continue reading People’s Republic of Luhansk Bans Baptist Churches

‘Missionary Radio’ Giveaway Campaign Kicks Off to Enable Asia’s Unreached to Dial into the Good News

FEBC plans record distribution of free radios to share the gospel in countries where poverty and political restrictions keep people from hearing about Jesus LA MIRADA, CA – Christian broadcaster FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) has launched a year-long initiative to distribute a record number of its free “missionary radios” to unreached people groups, most… Continue reading ‘Missionary Radio’ Giveaway Campaign Kicks Off to Enable Asia’s Unreached to Dial into the Good News

Christian and Missionary Alliance Impacts the World for Jesus

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Board of the Christian and Missionary Alliance recently published its 2018 Impact Report. The Alliance, founded over 130 years ago by A.B. Simpson, continues to express the love of Jesus Christ by sharing His Gospel with those who have yet to hear the Good News. Dr. John Stumbo, C&MA President describes… Continue reading Christian and Missionary Alliance Impacts the World for Jesus

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Ambassadors for Christ International: Reaching People in 22 Nations

TUCKER, GA – The Ambassadors for Christ ministry began in 1948 as the fruition of the vision of Australian evangelist John Ridley to raise up Christian leaders who would establish churches “to penetrate Australia’s secular society.” Today, the ministry reaches into 22 countries on six continents. As the impact of the ministry, then known as… Continue reading Ambassadors for Christ International: Reaching People in 22 Nations

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Marking Seven Decades of Ministry, Leading Gospel Broadcaster Declares That ‘Radio Still Rocks’

Christian radio still reaches people like this mother from the Philippines who don’t have access to other forms of broadcast. Each year, FEBC distributes thousands of preset radios airing Gospel music, Christian teaching, biblical encouragement, and health advice.

Despite claims by some that radio broadcasting is dying, it remains at heart of FEBC’s pioneering ministry, even as it uses new-tech pathways to share the gospel LA MIRADA, Calif. – As it marks 70 years of proclaiming the gospel to some of the farthest corners of the world, FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company), the… Continue reading Marking Seven Decades of Ministry, Leading Gospel Broadcaster Declares That ‘Radio Still Rocks’

Manipur Woman Wins Prestigious Humanitarian Award

Binalakshmi Nepram

MANIPUR – Manipur native, Binalakshmi Nepram is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya Award. The award is presented annually by the organization, Reach All Women in WAR (RAW in WAR) to a woman who has stood up to victims in areas of conflict and who have demonstrated “courage and truth-telling in the face… Continue reading Manipur Woman Wins Prestigious Humanitarian Award

Widows Worldwide Face Tragedy, Discrimination

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report: Hope to Overcome the Challenges of Widowhood Written By Ken Walker of InChrist Communications Accounts of the humiliations, insults and indignations suffered by widows worldwide would make anyone cringe. Gulika, a widow in Asia, experienced helplessness after the people in her village turned their backs on her after… Continue reading Widows Worldwide Face Tragedy, Discrimination

HALO Declares Afghan Province of Herat Mine Free

HERAT, Afghanistan – “HALO works with countries emerging from conflict, securing weapons and disposing of unexploded ammunition. It paves the way for infrastructure to enable economic development and it underpins international stability and security. By hiring men and women from the mine-impacted communities, HALO’s approach directly lifts our staff’s extended families and communities out of… Continue reading HALO Declares Afghan Province of Herat Mine Free

Russia Won’t Return Crimea

Photo by Alexander Noskin Russia refuses to return Crimea to Ukraine, despite the fact the United States asked them to return the territory. Haaretz reports, “Russia will not return Crimea to Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, a day after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expects Moscow to do so.”… Continue reading Russia Won’t Return Crimea

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