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Nonprofit Reveals New Name in Battle Against Root Causes Facing Central American Youth

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — The nonprofit organization formerly known as Orphan Helpers announced today a name change to Counteract International. The new name and brand reflect the faith-based nonprofit’s broader mission to address urgent needs of incarcerated and released youth in incredibly challenging conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. “At Counteract International, we believe… Continue reading Nonprofit Reveals New Name in Battle Against Root Causes Facing Central American Youth

OneHope Reaches 2 Billion Children and Youth With God’s Word

POMPANO BEACH, FL — OneHope, an international Christian ministry, has crossed the threshold of sharing God’s Word with two billion children since 1987. To commemorate this incredible milestone, Bob Hoskins, OneHope’s founder, traveled to El Salvador, where OneHope’s programs launched in 1987. Watch the live recording of this special moment here. The vision of OneHope… Continue reading OneHope Reaches 2 Billion Children and Youth With God’s Word

Medical Ministry in Ukraine’s Liberated Towns

KYIV, UKRAINE — Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation unceasingly continues to serve those in need during this difficult time. Jewish Medical Charitable HUB UA is our medical organization that is providing humanitarian dental services in Ukraine. We managed to help people from 10 liberated villages and cities in the Kyiv region, and it was succeeded with… Continue reading Medical Ministry in Ukraine’s Liberated Towns

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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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

TENX10 Calls On Faith Leaders To Help Combat Church Drift

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PASADENA, CA — TENX10, a collaborative discipleship initiative, is calling on Christian faith leaders from all denominations and faith traditions to join them in supporting the young and faithful. Their mission – to make faith matter more for a generation that is leaving the faith at the alarming rate of over 1 million young people… Continue reading TENX10 Calls On Faith Leaders To Help Combat Church Drift

Adolescents Are More Open to Jesus Than Previous Generations

SPAIN — Several Christian entities presented a comprehensive study on how Adolescents perceive Jesus, the Bible, and justice in different countries around the world. According to a recent report, teenagers admire Jesus for his compassion, forgiveness, and interest in others. “The Open Generation” is an international research study conducted by the Barna Group. 46% of… Continue reading Adolescents Are More Open to Jesus Than Previous Generations

Prestonwood Baptist Church sees 1,500 students attend ‘Freedom WKND’

PLANO, TX — Prestonwood Baptist Church’s “Freedom WKND,” hosted by their student ministry, hosted over 1,500 with 46 individuals committing to pursuing full-time ministry in some capacity. Prestonwood hosts Freedom WKND every year for students to engage in healthy dialogue and hear from experts on issues relevant to their daily lives, make friends and spend… Continue reading Prestonwood Baptist Church sees 1,500 students attend ‘Freedom WKND’

Project ‘A Smile for Ukraine’

ALBA LULIA, ROMANIA — Across all of Romania, many initiatives support the refugees from Ukraine. Volunteers, humanitarian aid organizations and Romanian churches understood that this cause needs everyone to help. They joined forces so they might give a hand to those fleeing from Ukraine. We found such a project in Alba Iulia, that started in… Continue reading Project ‘A Smile for Ukraine’

Mercy Projects Hosts Summer Camps for Ukrainian Refugees

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — While many of the staff with Christian charity Mercy Projects in Ukraine were forced to flee their homes, they decided to take their summer camp ministry to Hungary where many young people have been displaced. Many young lives were impacted during these Vacation Bible Schools as GNA Reporter Peter Wooding found out… Continue reading Mercy Projects Hosts Summer Camps for Ukrainian Refugees

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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Andrew Palau Joins Local Churches Across Northeast England for Historic Collaborative Evangelistic Campaign

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TEESSIDE, ENGLAND — Several years of prayer and preparation led to more than 70 churches from throughout Northeast England coming together for Festival Teesside with Andrew Palau earlier this month. In an effort that can only be described as historic for the region, this evangelistic festival, along with more than a dozen surrounding events, is… Continue reading Andrew Palau Joins Local Churches Across Northeast England for Historic Collaborative Evangelistic Campaign

Moldova Holds its Breath Over Ukraine War as Churches Keep Hope Alive

MOLDOVA: CHILDREN FLOCK TO CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMPS AS NATION HOLDS ITS BREATH: Moldovans are turning to faith in God — and looking to local evangelical churches for hope and stability — as war rages on their doorstep in neighboring Ukraine, fueling concern they "could be next."

LOVES PARK, IL — A new evangelical church movement is bringing hope to Moldova — a vulnerable, ex-communist nation on the edge of the Ukraine war. “Concern among Moldovans is very real that, after Ukraine, they could be next,” said Eric Mock, senior vice president of ministry operations at Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA), a… Continue reading Moldova Holds its Breath Over Ukraine War as Churches Keep Hope Alive

CfaN Launches Groundbreaking Series of 15 Mass Crusades Across Uganda

ORLANDO, FL —This week, Christ for All Nations (CfaN), led by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, embarks on an unprecedented evangelistic mission across Uganda. In a historic initiative, CfaN will conduct 15 mass crusades, each spanning 4 to 5 nights, totaling 70 nights of crusades. This monumental series aims to transform lives and spread a message of… Continue reading CfaN Launches Groundbreaking Series of 15 Mass Crusades Across Uganda

Gold Coast Look Up Celebration with Evangelist Will Graham announced in Gold Coast, Queensland

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AUSTRALIA — More than 120 people and over 85 different churches from across the region gathered on Thursday morning, 1 February, to officially launch the upcoming Gold Coast Look Up Celebration with Will Graham. The evangelistic outreach, which is scheduled for 29 June at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, will feature music from… Continue reading Gold Coast Look Up Celebration with Evangelist Will Graham announced in Gold Coast, Queensland

Easter Release of iBIBLE: Genesis Sets the Stage for Unrivaled Animation of Entire Biblical Narrative

DALLAS — Marking a monumental milestone, RevelationMedia will unveil 42 episodes of iBIBLE Genesis, the first completed section of its iBIBLE project, on Easter. iBIBLE is the first-ever animated and interactive presentation of the entire Biblical Narrative, from creation to the second coming of Christ. Upon completion, projected by 2032, the groundbreaking, $25 million dollar,… Continue reading Easter Release of iBIBLE: Genesis Sets the Stage for Unrivaled Animation of Entire Biblical Narrative

Help The Persecuted Supports More than 12,000 Impacted by Syria-Turkey Earthquake

TURKEY — Since an earthquake rocked the people of Syria and Turkey in February 2023 Christian charity Help The Persecuted has provided practical and spiritual support to more than 12,000 people impacted by the disaster. As a colossal earthquake rocked the Syria-Turkey border in February 2023, Christian Charity Help the Persecuted has provided practical and… Continue reading Help The Persecuted Supports More than 12,000 Impacted by Syria-Turkey Earthquake

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

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

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

K.P. Yohannan: George Verwer’s Invitation to ‘Come, Die, and Live’ Radically Changed My Life

George Verwer and K.P. Yohannan on a prayer walk together January, 31, 2020, in London, England.

WILLS POINT, TX – KP Yohannan, founder and director of GFA World (Gospel for Asia), whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide — shares on the impact of George Verwer, his life and ministry, radically changing lives.… Continue reading K.P. Yohannan: George Verwer’s Invitation to ‘Come, Die, and Live’ Radically Changed My Life

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