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Soul-Searching Middle East Youth Turn to ‘Streams in the Desert’

STREAMS IN THE DESERT: Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS -- a Netflix-type service that streams Christian programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and North Africa -- has gained 37,000 viewers. A ministry of SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org), it's the first-ever Christian video streaming service in the vast desert region.

EASTON, MD — Thousands of soul-searching youth in the Middle East, including many from Muslim families, are using their smartphones to watch the first-ever Christian video-on-demand streaming service in the vast desert region. Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS — a Netflix-type service that streams faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across… Continue reading Soul-Searching Middle East Youth Turn to ‘Streams in the Desert’

Christian Kids and Youth Cling to ‘Digital Lifeline’ in Afghanistan and Iran

ALONE IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, KIDS RISK ALL TO 'MEET JESUS:' One girl in Afghanistan tells media ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) she would be "cut to pieces" by the Taliban if discovered watching Christian children's shows broadcast in the local Farsi and Dari languages. Thousands of young children and teens in Afghanistan and Iran – many of them alone and in hiding – are using secure phone apps to watch live Christian shows and connect with other believers.

EASTON, MD — Children as young as 4 are risking their lives in Afghanistan because they want to “meet Jesus” and talk to other Christians, even as they hide from the Taliban. Desperate for hope, thousands of young children and teens – often the only Christians in their families – are turning to a Middle… Continue reading Christian Kids and Youth Cling to ‘Digital Lifeline’ in Afghanistan and Iran

‘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

Missionary Coaches Guatemalan Youth Triathlon Team to Victory in Tikal

LEHIGH ACRES, FL/TIKAL, GUATEMALA — Several months ago missionary Paul Heier was training lifeguards in first aid and CPR at the public beach as part of his ministry to first responders when he was approached by some teenagers. The teen athletes explained that they love the sport of triathlon, but that no one was helping… Continue reading Missionary Coaches Guatemalan Youth Triathlon Team to Victory in Tikal

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

On Nonprofit’s 60th Anniversary, Co-founder of Global Leader Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Delivers Her Take on ‘Values Matter’

KONA, HAWAII — Having begun in 1960, Loren Cunningham was traveling from church to church in those early years sharing his vision of a global missions outreach when a young woman, Darlene Scratch, first encountered her future husband – and ministry partner. From an early age, she was aware of a distinct calling from God… Continue reading On Nonprofit’s 60th Anniversary, Co-founder of Global Leader Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Delivers Her Take on ‘Values Matter’

Youth Theology Network Leads the Way in Vocational Discernment Expertise

DECATUR, GA — The Youth Theology Network (YTN) is excited to announce their new website, which demonstrates their passion for, and depth of experience in, vocational discernment. Educating and equipping their 100+ nationwide partners, as well as any organization interested in the subject, YTN underscores the value of helping high school students understand their potential… Continue reading Youth Theology Network Leads the Way in Vocational Discernment Expertise

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

Pastors in Taiwan Join Forces to Reach Christian Youth

TAIWAN — The Taoyuan Christian Youth Basketball Championships brought together youth from different churches for some friendly competition and lots of fun. This year, several churches and pastors joined for the very first time. They also joined together and organized singing competitions and a praise music festival to provide a platform for Christian youth to… Continue reading Pastors in Taiwan Join Forces to Reach Christian Youth

Operation Mobilization Youth Leader Impacts Albania’s Next Generation

ALBANIA — God transformed Armando as a teen when a mentor from (Operation Mobilization) OM took time to study God’s Word and share life with him. Today, Armando reaches out to other youth in his home town of Dushk in Albania, helping them discover what it looks like to follow Jesus. Armando Dosti “Dushk is… Continue reading Operation Mobilization Youth Leader Impacts Albania’s Next Generation

Christ in Youth – Limited Only by God’s Power

JOPLIN, MO – In 1968, Bob Stacy, a professor at Ozark Bible College, was inspired to create a way to present the Gospel message to young people in a way that was contemporarily and culturally relevant. That’s not only difficult to do. It’s even more difficult to sustain. Kids today are not even remotely interested… Continue reading Christ in Youth – Limited Only by God’s Power

#YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ Life Change Still Happens Every Day

CLEVELAND — For many ministries serving youth, the way they gather and engage has changed drastically. While these circumstances are temporary, organizations like Youth For Christ USA (YFC) are being creative in how they connect and serve. Through a new way to share stories called #YFCBetheStory, YFC is spreading the word about how YFC chapters… Continue reading #YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ Life Change Still Happens Every Day

GFA World Discipleship Program Helps Youth Journey Back to Authentic Christianity

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

Rekindling Hope in Today’s Youth at the Ranches

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Ranches is a Christian organization that is dedicated to “Rekindling Hope in Today’s Youth.” Missions Box News typically features faith-based organizations that operate in distant and even remote parts of the world. Sometimes, we need to be reminded that there are families and children right here in America who face similar… Continue reading Rekindling Hope in Today’s Youth at the Ranches

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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

Staggering Number of Youth Could Leave Christianity by 2050 – Greg Laurie Opinion | Faithwire

Greg Laurie, evangelist, pastor, and best selling author, shares regarding the state of Christianity in youths today, and the enlarging mission field as millions are estimated to leave the faith by 2050. New surveys have revealed one thing: the church has her work cut out for her. A new study titled “The Great Opportunity” was… Continue reading Staggering Number of Youth Could Leave Christianity by 2050 – Greg Laurie Opinion | Faithwire

50,000 Attend Jesus Global Youth Day

MANILA – About 50,000 teenagers and young adults attended the Jesus Global Youth Day in the Philippines from August 8th to 10th. The event, attended by young people from more than 30 different countries, had been purposely scheduled to align with the United Nations’ International Youth Day on August 12th. During the seven days before… Continue reading 50,000 Attend Jesus Global Youth Day

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Taiwan Youth Missions Conference 40th Anniversary, Inspiring Tens of Thousands for the Mission Field

TAIWAN – The triannual Taiwan Youth Missions Conference was held in early July. This five-day event, which gathers thousands of youths from throughout Taiwan, besides provoking thoughts through sermons and discussions, also has a missions exhibition for ministries from various fields to set up exhibits to inspire youths for missions. Minister Huai-en Lee, Campus Fellowship… Continue reading Taiwan Youth Missions Conference 40th Anniversary, Inspiring Tens of Thousands for the Mission Field

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Jesus Global Youth Day Set to Unite Church to Reach Generation Next

MANILLA – Research continues to suggest that there is an ever-widening gap between the Church and today¹s youth. With an exponentially rapid rate of change underway, young people are submerged in a tidal wave of technology and moral revolution sure to make the smart phone and social media craze of today appear as a mud… Continue reading Jesus Global Youth Day Set to Unite Church to Reach Generation Next

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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

Ministry Leverages World Cup Matches to Compete for Souls As Russian Government Cracks Down on Christian Evangelism

Although open evangelism now illegal, Mission Eurasia will work with churches in Russia for creative Scripture distribution campaign WHEATON, Ill.—Because open evangelism in Russia is now illegal, Mission Eurasia—a ministry equipping and mobilizing the next generation of Christian leaders in the region—will capitalize on a closing window of opportunity. The campaign will enlist Russian evangelical… Continue reading Ministry Leverages World Cup Matches to Compete for Souls As Russian Government Cracks Down on Christian Evangelism

Kazakhstan Requests IDs of Christian Youth

ASTANA, Kazakhstan – On March 30, 2018, the Center for the Study of Problems of Religion of the Religious Affairs Department of the West Kazakhstan Region has asked selected churches and religious communities to provide personal information regarding “all underage community members attending your religious association.” The Religious Affairs Department is a division of the… Continue reading Kazakhstan Requests IDs of Christian Youth

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Gospel for Asia: How Do We Reclaim This ‘Vanishing Generation’?

WILLS POINT, TX – K.P. Yohannan, founder and director of GFA World (Gospel for Asia), which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide — shares on the “vanishing generation”, and how the church can help young people discover a deeper calling… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: How Do We Reclaim This ‘Vanishing Generation’?

7 Hills Church Announces Groundbreaking Initiatives on Vision Sunday

CINCINNATI — 7 Hills Church hosted its annual “Vision Sunday” during its morning services Sunday, Oct. 3, at its Florence Location, Cincinnati Location and online. When Pastor Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel church in Atlanta, Georgia, made a surprise appearance at 7 Hills Church’s annual “Heart for the House Vision Dinner” in August,… Continue reading 7 Hills Church Announces Groundbreaking Initiatives on Vision Sunday

College is Starting – Platform Reversing the 70% Faith Attrition to Bring Awakening on Campuses

AUSTIN, TX – All national surveys point to the fact that 50% to 70% of students involved in the church today are walking away from an active faith in college. We can no longer afford for this to happen; they are needed to help shape their generation and catalyze students to Gospel movements on campus.… Continue reading College is Starting – Platform Reversing the 70% Faith Attrition to Bring Awakening on Campuses

7 Hills Church Hosts Over 500 Students at ‘Legacy Summer Conference’

CINCINNATI, OH — “Legacy Summer Conference” hosted by 7 Hills Church saw over 500 students in attendance, with 78 of them making the decision to follow Christ, July 27-29. For three days, charter busses transported students from Cincinnati, Ohio to the Florence, KY campus of 7 Hills Church, where hundreds of middle school and high… Continue reading 7 Hills Church Hosts Over 500 Students at ‘Legacy Summer Conference’

Reaching England’s Unchurched Students

LEEDS, ENGLAND — Church of England parishes are to form new congregations aimed at reaching unchurched young adults and students in several parts of the country. A series of grants to help fund the projects has been awarded as part of the Church of England’s programme of Renewal and Reform. St Augustine’s church in Leeds… Continue reading Reaching England’s Unchurched Students

Coreluv’s Calling to Orphaned Children

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WILLIS, TX – Mike Reiszner and his wife, Mandy, were living “the American ministry ideal.” Mike had held a secure position as a youth pastor in a vibrant, growing church in Houston for 10 years. Their future and the future of their youth ministry was bright and promising. Two things happened in 2009 that would… Continue reading Coreluv’s Calling to Orphaned Children

All-New Every Student Sent Platform Aims to Reverse the 70% College Faith Drop-off

AUSTIN, TX — US college ministries, youth ministries, Christian schools, and denominations have teamed together with Campus Renewal to mobilize college Gospel movements and reduce the 70% of Christian students who leave their faith in college. The first weeks when freshmen land on their new college campus are critical to solving this tremendous problem. This… Continue reading All-New Every Student Sent Platform Aims to Reverse the 70% College Faith Drop-off

AMOR: 85-foot Boats Bring Good News to Amazon River Basin

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Over 1,000 tributaries flow into the Amazon River Basin that stretches over 4,345 miles. Because the mighty Amazon flows into the Atlantic Ocean in northern Brazil, many people suppose that the river basin lies entirely within Brazil. The Amazon River Basin actually runs through Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela as… Continue reading AMOR: 85-foot Boats Bring Good News to Amazon River Basin

Young Peoples Movement Strengthens Influence

SEOUL, KOREA — After three intense days with deep discussions and productive sessions, the bi-annual meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) ECHOS Commission came to an end recently.  Fourteen young committee members and staff from 20 different countries all over the world had gathered in Seoul, Korea to further strengthen the WCC young… Continue reading Young Peoples Movement Strengthens Influence

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Panama Church Organizes Christian Champions League Soccer Tournament

PANAMA — The Hosanna church in Panama City organized a soccer tournament where 24 teams representing different neighborhoods and churches participated. The so-called “Christian Champions League” served as an opportunity to lead young people away from negative temptations and to evangelize soccer players who did not know the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 teams from different… Continue reading Panama Church Organizes Christian Champions League Soccer Tournament

War, Refugees, and Hope

WARRENTON, MO — If you were chased out of your home at gunpoint and had to live in a refugee camp, could you turn it into something good? National missionaries from South Sudan did. They fled their country in 2017 with over 2 million people. Tarp tents, food, and firewood shortages, sanitation and water problems—nothing stopped… Continue reading War, Refugees, and Hope

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Isolated Christians in Middle East Turn to New Streaming Service

STREAMS IN THE DESERT: Isolated Christians in the Middle East are using their smartphones to connect with other believers on the region's first-ever faith-based streaming service. SAT-7 PLUS (www.sat7usa.org) -- a Netflix-type service that provides faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish -- is a spiritual lifeline for "secret" Christians living in fear of persecution and even death

EASTON, MD — Isolated Christians in the Middle East, including many struggling to survive, are using their smartphones to connect with other believers on the region’s first-ever faith-based video-on-demand service. Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS — a Netflix-type service of faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and… Continue reading Isolated Christians in Middle East Turn to New Streaming Service

YWAM Ship Set to Bring Vital Medical Care to Madagascar

NORTH WALES, UK — YWAM Ships Switzerland recently purchased a former Naval vessel in Scotland, which is currently being converted into a medical ship that will provide vital dental care to some of the most unreached communities in Madagascar. Youth With A Mission Switzerland is set to launch its latest outreach vessel to Madagascar where… Continue reading YWAM Ship Set to Bring Vital Medical Care to Madagascar

GFA World Serves Stoney Creek Community by Cleaning up Garbage

Nine staff members from GFA World clean up bottles, plastic bags, and other litter from a ditch by a school and shopping centre.

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) seeks to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, which this spring also included helping their community by cleaning up a nearby area. Tens of thousands of people live in slums, with few opportunities for education or employment. These slums are dirty, cramped, and littered with… Continue reading GFA World Serves Stoney Creek Community by Cleaning up Garbage

SAT-7 Sees Young Lives Transformed in the Middle East

NASHVILLE, TN — Since SAT-7 launched the first ever Arabic on demand Christian video platform, they’ve seen countless young lives transformed in some of the most restricted parts of the Middle East including Afghanistan and Iran. Their Arabic Channels Digital Director Shady Francis brings this update. A Christian broadcast ministry, SAT 7, is having an… Continue reading SAT-7 Sees Young Lives Transformed in the Middle East

GFA World Canada Celebrates Their 37th Anniversary

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

Good News in Pakistan: Andrew and Wendy Palau Join in Major Evangelistic Effort in Karachi, Pakistan

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KARACHI, PAKISTAN — For the first time ever, evangelist Andrew Palau and his wife, Wendy, partnered with local believers in Karachi, Pakistan to lift up the name of Jesus Christ through the Love Karachi Prayer Festival (January 31-February 6, 2022). This region-wide, evangelistic campaign focused on the third largest city in the world (population: 22… Continue reading Good News in Pakistan: Andrew and Wendy Palau Join in Major Evangelistic Effort in Karachi, Pakistan

Eastern European Mission Delivers 1.5 Million Bibles and Bible-based Materials to Eastern Europe During 2021

HURST, TX — Eastern European Mission (EEM), a group that has steadfastly worked to supply Bibles to Eastern European countries for the last 60 years, broke its 2020 record with the distribution of 1,529,668 Bibles and Bible-based materials into 32 nations and 23 languages – free of charge – in 2021. Even in the difficult… Continue reading Eastern European Mission Delivers 1.5 Million Bibles and Bible-based Materials to Eastern Europe During 2021

Christ for all Nations Launches A Million Children for Jesus Campaign

TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA — Over 60% of the entire population of Africa is under the age of 25 and more than half of those are under the age of 16. In response as part of Christ for all Nation’s “Decade of Double Harvest”, the ministry has launched a campaign to reach a million children across… Continue reading Christ for all Nations Launches A Million Children for Jesus Campaign

GFA World Staff Run for COVID-19 Relief

GFA World "Run for THEIR Life": Canadian-based mission agency GFA World hosts 5k run on behalf of those affected by COVID-19.

STONEY CREEK, ON — Gospel for Asia Canada (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan shares how the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing death and destruction to millions around the globe. For many in Asia, the affect of the virus is felt in more ways than one as they struggle to make ends meet during the lockdown.… Continue reading GFA World Staff Run for COVID-19 Relief

Village Missions: Preach the Word & Love the People

MISSION, BC – The calling and thrust of Village Missions of Canada is to “Preach the Word & Love the People.” More than 60 million people live in rural areas of North America, including many of whom are isolated from major metropolitan areas. To that extent, we are not all that different than other regions… Continue reading Village Missions: Preach the Word & Love the People

How Will Afghan Christians Survive Under the Taliban?

DARE TO BELIEVE: A veteran Christian media pioneer who lived through rocket attacks and car bombings in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, says Christians in the Middle East have never been more willing to risk everything to put their faith on display. Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East -- a new book launched today -- tells how Christian television ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) mushroomed into one of the Middle East's most-watched networks since the first broadcast exactly 25 years ago.

EASTON, MD — With Afghanistan in the news, interview a daring 50-year Christian media pioneer in the Middle East — and hear his surprising take on cultural and religious shifts in the red-hot region. Middle East Christian media pioneer Terence “Terry” Ascott, founder of SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) and author of the new book Dare to Believe!… Continue reading How Will Afghan Christians Survive Under the Taliban?

7 Hills Church ‘Project Backpack’ Donates 2,000 Backpacks to Area Schools and Organizations

CINCINNATI – Prior to the fall semester, 7 Hills Church collected and donated 2,013 new backpacks to 91 local schools and organizations in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area. “Project Backpack” is an annual initiative hosted by 7 Hills Church encouraging the congregation and members of the community to participate in a backpack and school supplies collection… Continue reading 7 Hills Church ‘Project Backpack’ Donates 2,000 Backpacks to Area Schools and Organizations

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

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

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

Evangelist Andrew Palau Joins 50 Churches for Greater Hermiston CityFest on August 28

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HERMISTON, OR – Thousands are expected to gather for the Luis Palau Association’s upcoming Greater Hermiston CityFest, Oregon on Saturday, August 28. The free, family-fun festival is focused on serving Umatilla and Morrow Counties and sharing a clear message of hope with the entire region. For months, individuals and organizations in Umatilla and Morrow Counties… Continue reading Evangelist Andrew Palau Joins 50 Churches for Greater Hermiston CityFest on August 28

Beirut Blast Anniversary Prompts Request for Prayer

BEIRUT, LEBANON – On the one year anniversary of the devastating Beirut blast explosion, thousands of people are still homeless and the crisis is growing. Shortages of water, electricity, and medicine plus a financial free-fall are turning Lebanon into what some are calling a “failed state”. In the midst of the crisis, the Christian satellite… Continue reading Beirut Blast Anniversary Prompts Request for Prayer

Media ‘Daredevil’ Focuses on ‘Courageous Faith’ in Middle East

DARE TO BELIEVE: A veteran Christian media pioneer who lived through rocket attacks and car bombings in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, says Christians in the Middle East have never been more willing to risk everything to put their faith on display. Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East -- a new book launched today -- tells how Christian television ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) mushroomed into one of the Middle East's most-watched networks since the first broadcast exactly 25 years ago.

EASTON, MD — A veteran Christian media pioneer who lived through rocket attacks and car bombings in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, says Christians in the Middle East have never been more willing to risk everything to put their faith on display. After decades of isolation and “underground” church meetings, Middle East Christians are now using the… Continue reading Media ‘Daredevil’ Focuses on ‘Courageous Faith’ in Middle East

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