Biblica Looks to Resume Meeting ‘Bible Hunger’ Need in Cuba Soon

Spanish-translation ministry and distributor welcomes ‘positive movements’ in serving country’s growing church COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Biblica, the International Bible Society, is looking forward to more opportunities to make desperately needed Bibles available in Cuba, despite a setback. Leaders of the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based ministry said that they hoped the return of a shipment of… Continue reading Biblica Looks to Resume Meeting ‘Bible Hunger’ Need in Cuba Soon

Donor Leaders Reminded Effective PR Still Crucial in Fueling Nonprofits’ Mission

Communications strategist emphasizes ongoing importance of traditional news coverage as social media efforts expand. DALLAS—Social media may have opened up new ways for nonprofits to share their message, but a traditional public relations strategy remains crucial in ensuring groups are well funded for their mission, leaders are being reminded this week. There’s a direct link… Continue reading Donor Leaders Reminded Effective PR Still Crucial in Fueling Nonprofits’ Mission

Gospel for Asia Says Growing Global Water Crisis Demands ‘Christ-Like Response’

Regardless of economy, nations worldwide face need for better sources of clean water, providing opportunity to show God’s love and care: GFA (Gospel for Asia) article  WILLS POINT, Texas—Best known for its work helping the underprivileged in poverty-stricken parts of the world, GFA (Gospel for Asia) is spotlighting a universal crisis that unites all nations:… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Says Growing Global Water Crisis Demands ‘Christ-Like Response’

Free Chapel to Open Church Campus in the Heart of Midtown Atlanta on April 8, Pastor Jentezen Franklin Preaching Live

ATLANTA — Free Chapel continues to expand throughout the Southeast and will open a new location in Midtown Atlanta on Sunday, April 8th. The services will be held in a unique setting, at Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA. Pastor Jentezen Franklin will be preaching live from the Midtown campus. Surrounded by… Continue reading Free Chapel to Open Church Campus in the Heart of Midtown Atlanta on April 8, Pastor Jentezen Franklin Preaching Live

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Issues Statement on Police Shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento Suburb

“We must remember that it is through bringing our communities together that we find healing, and through communication and shared understanding that we forge real change.” —Rev. Samuel Rodriguez SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento,… Continue reading Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Issues Statement on Police Shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento Suburb

Christians Concerned About Turkish Presence in Syria

Turkish Army Takes Afrin, Syria from Kurds

Turkish Army Takes Afrin, Syria from Kurds AFRIN, Syria – Turkish forces have overtaken the Syrian town of Afrin, driving the Kurdish forces out. To most readers in the Western Hemisphere, this news has little relevance. Most us have no idea who’s who or what is where in the conflict in Syria. The situation for… Continue reading Christians Concerned About Turkish Presence in Syria

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[Update] Cape Town Defers Day Zero to 2019 – Why?

CAPE TOWN – Officials have deferred what was once considered the impending Day Zero for Cape Town water supplies from July 11th until an undetermined date in 2019. The news has left the public and much of the news media scratching their heads and wondering why. As far as anyone can tell, nothing has changed.… Continue reading [Update] Cape Town Defers Day Zero to 2019 – Why?

How One Couple Bridged the Gap Between the Gospel and Local Culture in Ghana

NALERIGU, Ghana – William Huan and his wife are missionaries working in the Mamprusi kingdom of Ghana. Not long after they arrived, they observed an unexpected spectacle. It was the annual Bugum Toobu fire-throwing festival. With drums beating and the rapport of guns shooting into the evening air, the king emerged with a flaming torch… Continue reading How One Couple Bridged the Gap Between the Gospel and Local Culture in Ghana

Cathe Laurie, Wife of Pastor Greg Laurie, Unveils All-New ‘Virtue for Women’ Weekly Devotional

Harvest Ministries Launches All New Look and Feel, Expands Reach and Resources for Women’s Ministry Site RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Cathe Laurie, founder and director of the women’s ministry at Harvest Christian Fellowship and wife of evangelist and pastor, Greg Laurie, unveils an all-new look and feel for her popular Virtue for Women ministry website along… Continue reading Cathe Laurie, Wife of Pastor Greg Laurie, Unveils All-New ‘Virtue for Women’ Weekly Devotional

US Dry Cleaning Corp & World Help Partner to Alleviate Global Poverty

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The U.S. Dry Cleaning Corp., doing business as Tuchman Cleaners, an Indiana dry cleaner chain and World Help, an international humanitarian organization, have formed an unexpected partnership to fight global poverty. Tuchman Cleaners, who has 24 stores in Indianapolis, has joined forces with humanitarian aid group World Help to help develop impoverished… Continue reading US Dry Cleaning Corp & World Help Partner to Alleviate Global Poverty

[Update] The Malaysian State of Sarawak to Amend Conversion Laws

Palace of Justice, Putrajaya, Malaysia KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia – The recent refusal of the Malaysian Federal Court to hear the appeals of four Christian converts to have their Christian names and religion on their government IDs left the world wondering what the plaintiffs would do. As it turns out, they may on have to wait… Continue reading [Update] The Malaysian State of Sarawak to Amend Conversion Laws

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Islands of Peace “Water from the Air” Could Revolutionize Global Access to Clean Water

NEW YORK – With World Water Day approaching (March 22), Islands of Peace announced this morning that it has formed alliances with EcoloBlue and Infinity Concepts that will help to advance the organization’s Water from the Air Project. History has proven that tension, turmoil, conflict, and even war can arise out of a lack of… Continue reading Islands of Peace “Water from the Air” Could Revolutionize Global Access to Clean Water

25 Afghans Trust Christ While Watching Satellite TV Broadcast

NICOSIA, Cyprus (28 February 2018) – The vision of SAT-7 International is “to see a growing Church in the Middle East and North Africa, confident in Christian faith and witness, serving the community and contributing to the good of society and culture.” The seeds of the ministry that would become SAT-7 International were sown in… Continue reading 25 Afghans Trust Christ While Watching Satellite TV Broadcast

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Billy Kim & Luis Palau Inducted into NRB Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE – Dr. Billy Kim and evangelist Luis Palau were honored at the opening of the National Religious Broadcasters annual convention in Nashville. The two renowned and highly-respected preachers were co-inductees into the NRB Hall of Fame. The two join a list of a veritable “Who’s Who” in Christian broadcasting that includes Ray Ortmund, Chuck… Continue reading Billy Kim & Luis Palau Inducted into NRB Hall of Fame

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Though Millions Suffer Violence, ‘New Dawn’ Rises for Women in Asia

From neglect of small girls to dowry violence and abandonment of widows, GFA (Gospel for Asia) highlights ‘silent suffering’ in region. NASHVILLE — While much of America is caught up in the “#MeToo” movement, a new report by GFA (Gospel for Asia) is spotlighting the scale of the daily horrors faced by women around the… Continue reading Though Millions Suffer Violence, ‘New Dawn’ Rises for Women in Asia

EU Parliament Grants Pakistan Special Trade Status Despite Human Rights Warnings

BRUSSELS – The European Parliament warned Pakistan last week that the renewal of its favored status trade deal would be dependent upon the government’s release of a woman, Asia Bibi, who has been held on death row on a blasphemy case since 2010. Prior to adjournment, however, the parliament voted to continue to extend economic… Continue reading EU Parliament Grants Pakistan Special Trade Status Despite Human Rights Warnings

Jim Downing, Navigator #6 – 2nd Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor (1913-2018)

COLORADO SPRINGS – Jim Downing, known as Navigator #6, was one of the first military men led to the Lord by Navigators founder, Dawson Trotman. Downing was on assignment at Pearl Harbor in 1941 when the Japanese attacked six U.S. bases there on Sunday morning, December 7th. Despite fighting raging fires aboard the USS Nevada… Continue reading Jim Downing, Navigator #6 – 2nd Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor (1913-2018)

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Proclaim 18 – NRB Annual Convention February 27 – March 2 in Nashville

NASHVILLE – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) will hold its 75th Annual International Christian Media Convention this week at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The event provides opportunities to engage, edify and equip thousands involved in the broad spectrum of Christian media. The theme of the convention is “Proclaim 18.” The… Continue reading Proclaim 18 – NRB Annual Convention February 27 – March 2 in Nashville

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[Update] Malaysia High Court Dismisses Christians’ Appeal

KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia – The Malaysian Federal Court failed to rule on an appeal by four Christians who have requested their names and religious faith be changed on their national identification documents. (See “4 Christian Converts in Landmark Case in Malaysia’s Federal Court.”) According to those official IDs, they are “still Muslims on paper.” Malaysia… Continue reading [Update] Malaysia High Court Dismisses Christians’ Appeal

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[Update] Cape Town Water Crisis ‘Day Zero’ Moved Back 5 Weeks to July 9th

CAPE TOWN (28 February 2018) – For the second time in a month, the feared Day Zero for the water supply for Cape Town has been moved back. In our previous article on the South African water crisis published on February 16, we reported that Day Zero – the day when Cape Town would no… Continue reading [Update] Cape Town Water Crisis ‘Day Zero’ Moved Back 5 Weeks to July 9th

[UPDATE] U.S. Embassy to Open in Jerusalem May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Steven Goldstein announced to that the United States embassy will open in Jerusalem on May 14 this year as the nation of Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary. Moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was a campaign promise made by presidential candidate Donald Trump.… Continue reading [UPDATE] U.S. Embassy to Open in Jerusalem May 14, 2018

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4 Christian Converts in Landmark Case in Malaysia’s Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – The lawyer for four Christian converts will plead their case to be allowed to be Christians under Malaysian law. The case will be heard in Federal Court in Putrajaya on Monday, February 26th. The outcome of this case could become precedent for Malaysians wishing to convert out of Islam in a country… Continue reading 4 Christian Converts in Landmark Case in Malaysia’s Federal Court

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75 Global Medical Missionary Orgs Meet in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas – Mobile Medical Missions (M3) is holding its third annual Mobilizing Medical Missions Conference at Lakewood Church on Friday and Saturday, February 23rd and 24th. Some 1,500 people are expected to attend the two-day event that features more than 30 speakers who serve with organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse, Health Outreach to the… Continue reading 75 Global Medical Missionary Orgs Meet in Houston

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Gospel for Asia Observes World Day of Social Justice

WILLS POINT, Texas – Gospel for Asia (GFA) is drawing attention to the United Nations’ 11th Annual World Day of Social Justice (WDOSJ) during February, 2018 by producing a Special Report: Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist. The theme of the WDOSJ this year is “Workers on the Move: The… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Observes World Day of Social Justice

3rd Annual Global Hymn Sing “Jesus Shall Reign”

NASHVILLE – Getty Music, OMF International, International Justice Mission, and Blue Letter Bible are joining together to promote the 3rd Annual Gospel Hymn Sing on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The theme and hymn this year is “Jesus Shall Reign.” The annual event, an attempt to help evangelicals understand the need to reach over two billion… Continue reading 3rd Annual Global Hymn Sing “Jesus Shall Reign”

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SOAR Reaches Russian Orphans with Easter Gift Baskets

KENAI, Alaska – In partnership with local Russian evangelical churches, SOAR International is planning to distribute Easter gift baskets to orphaned children in Far Eastern Russia in Communities across the Bering Sea from Nome, Alaska. SOAR (Service & Outreach Alaska to Russia) began its ministries to Russian in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, but now has… Continue reading SOAR Reaches Russian Orphans with Easter Gift Baskets

Tragedy in Mozambique

HULENE, MAPUTO, Mozambique – At least 17 people died, and numerous others are missing following the collapse of garbage landfill in Mozambique. Many of the dead had been residing in a slum village at the lower perimeter of the garbage pile that is three-stories tall. Early reports include accounts of failed attempts to close the… Continue reading Tragedy in Mozambique

IJM and Local Officials Free 15 from Slavery in Chennai

CHENNAI, INDIA – They work in brick kilns, quarries, fisheries, fields, forests, and factories. They look like any other laborers. But they are different. They are slave labor. According to an International Justice Mission (IJM) Fact Sheet, 40.3 million people are held as forced-labor slaves around the world. Twenty-five percent are children. Nearly half of… Continue reading IJM and Local Officials Free 15 from Slavery in Chennai

Billy Graham (1918 – 2018)

“I have one message: that Jesus Christ came, he died on a cross, he rose again, and he asked us to repent of our sins and receive him by faith as Lord and Savior, and if we do, we have forgiveness of all of our sins.” MONTREAT, North Carolina – Dr. Billy Graham died this… Continue reading Billy Graham (1918 – 2018)

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Keys for Kids Begins Work in Pakistan

GRAND RAPIDS – Formerly known as Childen’s Bible Hour, Keys for Kids has, among its other ministries, reached out to children in 161 countries via Radio. Keys for Kids Radio provides “the best Christian kids’ music and programs available anywhere online and all in one place.” It is often difficult to comprehend the effectiveness of… Continue reading Keys for Kids Begins Work in Pakistan

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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

Adoniram Judson (1788 – 1850)

“There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after.” – Edward Judson, son of Adoniram Adoniram Judson likely would never be considered as the poster boy for promoting missionary work. He might be… Continue reading Adoniram Judson (1788 – 1850)

February 23, 2018: 563rd Anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible

MAINZ, Germany – February 23, 2018, is the 563rd anniversary of the first printing of the Gutenberg Bible, marking one of the most significant technological achievements of all time. Many people think that the Bible was the first product of Gutenberg’s work. Yet others believe that Gutenberg invented the printing press. Neither of these is… Continue reading February 23, 2018: 563rd Anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible

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ABC News Correspondent Writes New Book About God Through the Eyes of a Child

NEW YORK – Emmy-winning correspondent for ABC News, Linsey Davis wanted to help her young son understand and be thankful for the bounty of God’s blessings in our everyday life. Her quest resulted in writing her first children’s book, The World Is Awake, A celebration of everyday blessings. The inspiration for the book came from… Continue reading ABC News Correspondent Writes New Book About God Through the Eyes of a Child

MedShare Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

DECATUR, Georgia – MedShare was founded in 1998 when two men realized that a large amount of discarded medical supplies and equipment available could be used for the critical healthcare needs of medically underserved populations. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) that now serves people… Continue reading MedShare Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

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Christians Putting Soul Into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG – “Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” – I Corinthians 9:25 Thousands of athletes from around the world are competing in the global spotlight of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. All of them… Continue reading Christians Putting Soul Into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Cape Town Water Crisis Declared National Disaster as ‘Day Zero’ Approaches

CAPE TOWN (13 February 2018) – The South African government today declared the three-year drought and the subsequent water crisis a national disaster. Rainfall this week raised a glimmer of hope for a nation of people who have been facing an impending ‘Day Zero.’ That is the day the city’s water taps are predicted to… Continue reading Cape Town Water Crisis Declared National Disaster as ‘Day Zero’ Approaches

Remembering R.C. Sproul

SANFORD, Florida – The acclaimed apologist and distinguished defender of the faith, Dr. R.C. Sproul, has gone home to meet the Lord whom he loves and served for more than 60 years. He passed away just two months shy of his 78th birthday. Perhaps best known for establishing Ligonier Ministries, he was gifted with a… Continue reading Remembering R.C. Sproul

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Wycliffe Program Promotes Cultural Consciousness for Christians

ORLANDO – Wycliffe Bible Translators USA has launched a new program, “A Call to Community.” A Wycliffe spokesperson explained, “We want to see ourselves—our very lives—reflect the liberating truth and grace that we have in Jesus Christ. And, as we step into that and respond in ways that reflect that grace, I believe that the… Continue reading Wycliffe Program Promotes Cultural Consciousness for Christians

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Sudanese Pastors Remain Homeless

Sudan is ranked as one of the top five countries in which Christians face the most significant persecution. The war-torn country has been named “A Country of Particular Concern” by the U.S. State Department since 1999 due to the persecution of Christians and widespread human rights issues. After South Sudan seceded in 2011 after one… Continue reading Sudanese Pastors Remain Homeless

Christian Group Tearfund Building Earthquake-Resilient Homes in Nepal

KATMANDU – At four minutes before noon on April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter about 48 miles northwest of the capital city of Katmandu. It was the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal in more than 80 years and the deadliest day in the region’s recorded history.… Continue reading Christian Group Tearfund Building Earthquake-Resilient Homes in Nepal

Missionaries Reaching Chinese – In Zimbabwe!

PHOENIX, Arizona – Just when they thought that they had established church planting efforts in all of the unreached groups in Zimbabwe, leaders of the global missions group, ZimZam, attended a Finishing the Task conference sponsored by the Alliance for the Unreached. ZimZam was established with a vision “to see every people group in the… Continue reading Missionaries Reaching Chinese – In Zimbabwe!

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Cornelia van der Bijl Passes Away at 86

Picture of Brother Andrew, courtesy of Open Doors USA.

HOLLAND – Corniela “Corry” van der Bijl, the wife of the renowned “Bible Smuggler,” Andrew van der Bijl, passed away on January 23m 2018, at the age of 86. She had been the faithful companion of the man the world knew as Brother Andrew for 59 years. The ministry of what is now Open Doors… Continue reading Cornelia van der Bijl Passes Away at 86

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This Terrible Tenderness (An Ode to World Cancer Day)

World Cancer Day 2018 By Karen Burton Mains When our last-born child, Jeremy Mains, was younger, he used to complain regularly about the privileges of his older brothers and sister. “Why don’t I get to do all the things Randy and Joel and Melissa get to do,” he would whine—frequently. My reply always was, “Just… Continue reading This Terrible Tenderness (An Ode to World Cancer Day)

China Nursing Homes – A New Missions Ministry

Nursing homes have become a new mission field in China. Traditionally, the Chinese people have considered that placing elderly people in nursing homes indicates that their children are failing to support their aging parents. However, with a changing demography and the growing Chinese economy, “senior care services are called ‘a sunrise industry serving the elderly… Continue reading China Nursing Homes – A New Missions Ministry

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Missionaries Use ‘Click Here’ to Connect

ORLANDO – Pioneers, a global missionary outreach ministry, was established in 1979 by Ted Fletcher, former National Sales Manager for the Wall Street Journal, and his wife, Peggy. That same year, Pioneers supported its first missionary, Ruth Wright, in Nigeria. In 1980 Pioneers sent its first missions team to Papua New Guinea. Along the way,… Continue reading Missionaries Use ‘Click Here’ to Connect

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ASM Smartphone App Coming to India Soon

HOLLAND, Michigan – Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) records and distributes audio Bibles to indigenous people in oral cultures. Because many of these people don’t or can’t read, ASM records the Scriptures in their native languages so they may hear the message of God’s love. In India alone, where 60 percent of the 1.2 billion people… Continue reading ASM Smartphone App Coming to India Soon

TWR Launches Largest AM Transmitter in Western Hemisphere

BONAIRE –Trans World Radio (TWR), will make history today, January 30, 2018, when it begins broadcasting from its new tower on the island nation of Bonaire in the southern Caribbean at 4:30 pm EST. TWR has been broadcasting Christian programming from Bonaire since 1964. That was just 10 years after the radio ministry began transmitting… Continue reading TWR Launches Largest AM Transmitter in Western Hemisphere

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