Two Mothers Whose Love Changed the World

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As we approach Mother’s Day, children – young and old – will reminisce, poets will wax eloquent, and greeting card companies will enjoy a splendid spike in sales. The story we are about to share is true. It happened a very long time ago – about 3,500 years, give or take, but it remains a… Continue reading Two Mothers Whose Love Changed the World

2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #2: Counterfeit Christianity in America

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has released the second of its Worldview Inventory Survey reports for 2021. “Release #02: Introducing America’s Most Popular Worldview – Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.” Keep in mind that the first CRC report for 2021 revealed that an overwhelming 94% of Americans reject a Biblical worldview.… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #2: Counterfeit Christianity in America

National Day of Prayer – May 6, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS – Seventy years ago, the late Dr. Billy Graham preached from the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building with a message that that included a passionate request for Congress and the President to establish a National Day of Prayer President Truman responded positively and nearly immediately. In 1988, President Reagan approved an amendment… Continue reading National Day of Prayer – May 6, 2021

International Needs Is Transforming Communities

HUDSONVILLE, MI – The website of International Needs poses some interesting questions. What would happen if you had no access to safe drinking water? What if your children had no opportunity to attend school? We know that hundreds of millions of people around the world face these questions every day. But, the questions take on… Continue reading International Needs Is Transforming Communities

You Won’t Believe How the Lord Has Led PAZ International

SANTARÉM, BRAZIL – The picture you are looking at is a village outside of the remote city of Santarém, deep within the Amazon rain forest. “How deep?” you ask. Santarém is a journey of roughly (in more ways than one) 1,550 miles from Brazilia, the capital city of Brazil. That’s about equal to the distance… Continue reading You Won’t Believe How the Lord Has Led PAZ International

“Hope for the World” … And How I Found It

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – The title of this article may be a bit misleading. It is not intended to be. It is, however, intended to be intriguing. As well as providing an introduction to the Florida-based FBO, Hope for the World, I want to share how the Lord directed me to it. My Search… Continue reading “Hope for the World” … And How I Found It

2021 CRC Worldview Survey: America Is Sinking in Syncretism

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has released the first of its Worldview Inventory Survey reports for 2021. “Release #01: America’s Dominant Worldview.” The most startling revelation from the report is that “only 6% of American adults possess a Biblical worldview.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to calculate that… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Survey: America Is Sinking in Syncretism

GFA World Expanding Ministry to Africa

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) has spent more than 40 years sharing the love of Jesus and ministering to the needs of millions of people in more than a dozen countries in South Asia. The COVID-19 pandemic engendered extreme hardships for the people in those countries during 2020. Families already faced… Continue reading GFA World Expanding Ministry to Africa

Malaria Still Menacing Millions on World Malaria Day: April 25, 2021

WILLS POINT, TX – The COVID pandemic has taken center stage over the past year. COVID has stepped into the spotlight and upstaged all other diseases that had shared the stage prior to the meteoric rise of this new player in the role of the world’s most nefarious viral villain. Malaria! Malaria! Wherefore art thou?… Continue reading Malaria Still Menacing Millions on World Malaria Day: April 25, 2021

Bada Bing Battambang – Crossing Cambodia

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BATTAMBANG – This is the story of Crossing Cambodia, an missionary work that began in an unusual way and that operates in an unusual way. You will want to read about it. An Unusual Beginning Founder Gregory Holz says, “I’ve lived in Cambodia since 2007 and started an NGO to reach out and support street… Continue reading Bada Bing Battambang – Crossing Cambodia

Island Encounters – More than a Beach in Fiji

NADI WESTERN DIVISION, FIJI – When you close your eyes and imagine an island encounter in the South Pacific, say in Fiji, what do you see in your mind’s eye? Let me guess. You see sun-splashed water, a quiet beach, and swaying palm trees. You can thank travel brochures for that. Let me ask you… Continue reading Island Encounters – More than a Beach in Fiji

VOICE Missions in Taiwan

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HINSDALE, IL – VOICE Missions is a Christian agency that opens doors for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ on the island nation of Taiwan. What do they do? VOICE Missions operates much differently than most Christian missionary organizations. Its name is an acronym for Visualizing Opportunities In Character and English VOICE missionaries serve… Continue reading VOICE Missions in Taiwan

Reaching 1.7 Million Forgotten Men & Women

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DONDONALD, NORTHERN IRELAND – Seamen’s Christian Friend Society estimates that there are about 1.7 million men and women who work onboard some 85,000 merchant ships around the world. If that’s not a mission field, I don’t know what is. Seamen typically work 12-hour days, six or seven days a week. They don’t get to go… Continue reading Reaching 1.7 Million Forgotten Men & Women

CVM – Helping Hurting Animals in Christ’s Name

SEATTLE, WA – Warning: This may be the strangest article ever to appear on Missions Box News. If the title, “CVM – Helping Hurting Animals,” hasn’t aroused your curiosity, read on. “When animals are hurting, their owners are hurting also.” Relationship You know it’s true. An almost inexplicable bond develops in the relationship between an… Continue reading CVM – Helping Hurting Animals in Christ’s Name

Somewhere Under the Rainbow in Nicaragua

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Rainbows. They draw our attention to the glory of God and of His loving promise to never destroy sinful humanity with a worldwide flood as He did in Noah’s day. We can be thankful for that promise every day, but we are especially so when we gaze in awe and wonder at… Continue reading Somewhere Under the Rainbow in Nicaragua

It Was a Good Friday

Someone has observed that “Every day is a good day. Some days are just better than others.” I believe that is true. At least, for Christians, it should be. A Good Tuesday On this past Tuesday, our son drove three-and-a-half hours to pay a surprise visit to his mama, who hadn’t seen him in over… Continue reading It Was a Good Friday

Open up Your Heart and Let the SONSHINE in

SUNRISE, FL – People respond with a bit of je ne sais quoi when they learn that SONSHINE GLOBAL PARTNERS is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida. If that doesn’t happen immediately, it almost certainly will when they discover that SONRISE is located on Sunset Strip in Sunrise. This story is not about how or why SONSHINE… Continue reading Open up Your Heart and Let the SONSHINE in

Ready…Set…MissionGO!

BUFFALO, NY – The MissionGO website leaves little doubt as to one aspect of their ministry in the African country of Sierra Leone. 1,489,343 People living in Sierra Leone don’t have access to clean water. 100% Need Living Water As you have already perceived, providing clean water is one aspect of the MissionGO ministry. You… Continue reading Ready…Set…MissionGO!

StoryRunners – How Shall They Hear?

ORLANDO, FL – StoryRunners is an incredible ministry of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ). StoryRunners was founded specifically to accelerate the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ to people who have no awareness of Scripture and who have no written language. The organization accomplishes this by creating oral stories that… Continue reading StoryRunners – How Shall They Hear?

A Conversation Concerning Cuba

MIAMI, FL – Just mentioning the word “Cuba” arouses a myriad of images in the minds of Americans. Those images may depend on the listener’s age, heritage, or location. Castro – Guantanamo – Havana – Missile crisis – Cigars – Miami. Any or all of those many come to mind unless you are one of… Continue reading A Conversation Concerning Cuba

How a Monkey Farm Became The Farm of Hope

PLAYA OCOTAL, COSTA RICA – The Farm of Hope is a wonderful example of how the Lord works in mysterious ways. The First Rescue Center – for Monkeys The Monkey Farm was established in 2012 by a small group of Christians. The founders’ intent was to create a sustainable wildlife rescue center that is self-sufficient… Continue reading How a Monkey Farm Became The Farm of Hope

In Memoriam: Dr. Larry Walker – 1932 – 2021

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MEMPHIS, TN – Dr. Larry Lee Walker passed away on March 8, 2021. His name is probably not familiar to most Bible-believers, but many of us are beneficiaries of a portion of his life’s work. Larry Walker was the last living scholar and translator from the team that produced the original New International Version (NIV)… Continue reading In Memoriam: Dr. Larry Walker – 1932 – 2021

911 Life Ministries in Columbia

MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA – The 911 Life Ministries’ website makes one thing very clear. “WORSHIP is at the center of everything we do at 911 Life. True worship is more than just praise and adoration. It’s pouring out God’s love in practical and tangible ways to those in need while training others to do the same… Continue reading 911 Life Ministries in Columbia

In Memoriam – Luis Palau 1934 – 2021

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PORTLAND, OR – For anyone who knew him or had ever sat under his preaching, the next four words are heartbreaking. Luis Palau has died. Today, at the age of 86, Palau completed more than 55 years of faithful ministry, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people around the world. Some believe… Continue reading In Memoriam – Luis Palau 1934 – 2021

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

Pathway Learning – Equipping Christian Leaders Around the World

WINTER PARK, FL – Pathway Learning was born in the heart of Dr. Steve Childers when after leading a training session for church leaders in Africa. His lesson included the matter of serving widows and orphans in the communities represented at the conference. None of the churches represented were doing anything. Steve immediately realized that… Continue reading Pathway Learning – Equipping Christian Leaders Around the World

God Is Writing a Beautiful Story for Iran

ALPHARETTA, GA – It takes only one visit to Elam Ministries’ website to see the evidence that God is writing a beautiful story for Iran. What is that story, and how can it be possible? Isn’t Iran ruled by the Muslin ayatollahs? Haven’t Iranian officials called the U.S. and Israel “Big Satan” and “Little Satan?”… Continue reading God Is Writing a Beautiful Story for Iran

Predisan: Proclaiming Jesus & Healing Lives in Honduras

CATACAMAS, HONDURAS – The mission of Predisan is “Proclaiming Jesus and Healing Lives” in Honduras. Their objective is to help the Honduran people realize their inherent worth and wholeness, as God intended in His redemptive plan. About The name Predisan is a mashup of two Spanish words that, individually, mean ‘to proclaim’ and ‘to serve.’… Continue reading Predisan: Proclaiming Jesus & Healing Lives in Honduras

Sowing Hope Seeds

BRADENTON, FL – Hope Seeds is a Christian outreach with a long-term perspective. Hope Seeds was established in 1999 as a ministry of the Hope Church in Bradenton, Florida. With the slogan of “Plant a Seed! Feed a Soul!” Hope Seeds works to share the Gospel and to contribute to the reduction of world hunger… Continue reading Sowing Hope Seeds

In Memoriam: John Baker, Founder of Celebrate Recovery

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LAKE FOREST, CA – Imagine what life is like being a follower of Christ, even called to ministry, but trapped by an addiction that will not let you out of its grasp. It may not be all that difficult to imagine. Tens of thousands of born-again believers already know first-hand. Some may read this article.… Continue reading In Memoriam: John Baker, Founder of Celebrate Recovery

GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

CHARLESTON, SC – I am going to assume that you know as much about Burundi as I did before I began to investigate the benevolent work of GLO (aka Great Lakes Outreach). So, before I can introduce you to GLO, I need to familiarize you with the African nation of Burundi. Burundi Burundi occupies less… Continue reading GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

How Earth Mission Cares for the Karen

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SILOAM SPRINGS, AR – Earth Mission was founded in 1982 as a short-term mission platform. The mission projects were specifically opportunities for engineers, engineering students, and technicians to assist and support missionaries in countries like Mexico and the Dominican Republic. They not only built and equipped structures, but they also created businesses that would benefit… Continue reading How Earth Mission Cares for the Karen

Hope Walks with Jesus

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MECHANICSBURG, PA – Hope Walks is a relatively young faith-based medical missionary organization built upon years of experience.  Hope Walks officially became an independent entity in June 2019, emerging from the CURE Clubfoot Program, which originated in 2006. In 2018, CURE decided to spin off the clubfoot program from CURE International. This set the stage… Continue reading Hope Walks with Jesus

Pointing the Way to the Great Physician: Medical Missions Outreach

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BALTIMORE, MD – Medical Missions Outreach is a ministry established by a local church to send medical teams to serve in collaboration with other local churches around the world. Teams of medical professionals with a spectrum of specialties travel to locations in developing countries accompanied by a cadre of volunteers. A well-conceived, systemic, and sustainable… Continue reading Pointing the Way to the Great Physician: Medical Missions Outreach

How ITEC Is Changing Short-Term Missions

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DUNNELLON, FL – January 8, 2021, marked the 65th anniversary of what, at the time, appeared to be one of the worst missionary tragedies in modern history. Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, Roger Youderian, and Jim Elliot sacrificed their lives attempting to share the Gospel with the Waodoni Indian tribe (formerly known as the… Continue reading How ITEC Is Changing Short-Term Missions

InterAct in the North Pacific Crescent

BORING, OR – InterAct Ministries is based in Boring, Oregon. Nothing about InterAct’s history or ministry, however, is boring. An Unusual Beginning It didn’t take long for John Gillespie and his wife, Nadine, after they arrived in Alaska in 1941, to realize that missionaries there were working toward the same goal, but not many were… Continue reading InterAct in the North Pacific Crescent

Discover 222 Ministries International

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GLENDALE, CA – No, this is not a list of 222 international ministries. It is an introduction to the faith-based 222 Ministries International founded in 1991 to take the Gospel to one of the most difficult places on earth: Iran. 222 Ministries’ Beginnings Lazarus Yeghnazar and his wife, Maggie, left their home country not long… Continue reading Discover 222 Ministries International

Q&A with Rise Against Hunger

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RALEIGH, NC – If your family is like mine, hardly a day goes by without at least one email or snail mail soliciting donations to support charitable organizations whose work is to feed hungry families. Will it never end? Not the solicitations – the hunger. The earth has more than enough food to feed the… Continue reading Q&A with Rise Against Hunger

New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

KINGWOOD, TX – The New Hope Initiative (NHI) is a faith-based, non-profit organization that has a compelling desire to bring real positive change to some of the poorest communities in the world, according to their website. The New Hope initiative promotes self-sustaining projects to break the cycle of poverty by partnering with local leadership in… Continue reading New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

Hellenic Ministries – Getting the Gospel to Greece

ATHENS — Hellenic Ministries incorporates nearly a dozen different initiatives to share the gospel with the people of Greece. Many of us don’t give Greece a second thought when it comes to global evangelism. But would you believe that less than 1% of the people in Greece claim to be born again? The Hellenic Ministries… Continue reading Hellenic Ministries – Getting the Gospel to Greece

Tent Schools International

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tent Schools International (TSI) demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ for displaced children “by making education accessible, exchanging chaos and loss for peace and opportunity.” The United Nations estimates that there are currently as many as 35,000,000 displaced children around the globe. They comprise half of the entire population of displaced… Continue reading Tent Schools International

seeJesus – A Global Discipling Mission

TELFORD, PA – Paul E. Miller founded the seeJesus movement in 1999, soon after he had received his Master of Divinity degree. Two decades later, this global discipleship mission is active in more than 30 countries. The mission of seeJesus is to help churches and individuals rekindle “the central passions of Christianity: a love for… Continue reading seeJesus – A Global Discipling Mission

Sharing Jesus at the Global Gates

NEW YORK CITY – Global Gates shares with us a great desire to reach the unreached people of this world who have waited for the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. While obstacles of all sorts many times stand in our way, the Lord has been bringing the unreached people from the ends of the… Continue reading Sharing Jesus at the Global Gates

Resolved to Make No New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are facing the final days of 2020. Many look forward to disposing of the past year’s calendar and replacing it with one they hope will bring better things. We tend to develop a “greener grass” mentality every year in late December. Inevitably, we look back at the past year, count our blessings, mourn… Continue reading Resolved to Make No New Year’s Resolutions

An Outreach Project We All Can Do with Lifeline Christian Mission

WESTERVILLE, OH – Lifeline Christian Mission offers a unique opportunity for groups of believers to actually participate in one of their mission projects. Lifeline’s vision is Pray. Give. Go. These are the most typical ways that faith-based outreaches suggest that individuals, families, and churches can participate. And there is nothing wrong with that. Nothing at… Continue reading An Outreach Project We All Can Do with Lifeline Christian Mission

What Matters

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COLORADO SPRINGS – “What Matters” is an interesting phrase. Devoid of punctuation, it could be a statement, a question, or an exclamation. Regardless, it is important that we all know what matters . . . what really matters. What Matters Ministries and Missions is the faith-based organization founded by Ivan and Kim Tait in 1997.… Continue reading What Matters

The All Nations Family

KANSAS CITY, MO – It takes just one look at the All Nations Family Kansas City website to clearly understand what motivates this FBO. Their message is clear in three bold sentences. Making Disciples where Jesus is not known. One-third of the world hasn’t heard of Jesus. Does your heart hurt for peoples who have… Continue reading The All Nations Family

I Am No Ordinary Shepherd

My name is David. I am a shepherd in the service of the temple. The other shepherds and I watch over the sheep during the night on the fields outside of Jerusalem, not too far from the road that goes to Bethlehem. I am no ordinary shepherd because the temple sheep are no ordinary sheep.… Continue reading I Am No Ordinary Shepherd

Settled

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CHAMPLIN, MN – Settled is a faith-based organization that “equips faith communities to pursue homes with the homeless through sustainable housing, purposeful work, and supportive community.” On any given night, there are nearly 600,000 people in the United States who are sleeping in cars, under bridges, in makeshift tents, and in abandoned buildings. That’s right.… Continue reading Settled