I find it quite odd that two words so closely related have come to paint entirely different pictures in our minds - "Advent" & "Adventure."

I find it quite odd that two words so closely related, one the root of the other, have come to paint entirely different pictures in our minds. Those words are “Advent” and “Adventure.” Speak the word “Advent,” especially during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas and hearers think primarily of liturgical and nativity scenes. Candles,…

Samuel Rodriguez shares on the pain & suffering amid the Coronavirus pandemic, and the assurance of God's care for us in the midst of it all.

SACRAMENTO, CA — Samuel Rodriguez, lead pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, and president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference shares on our experience with pain and suffering amid the Coronavirus pandemic, and the assurance of God’s care for us in the midst of it all. No human being healthy…

GFA World, founded by KP Yohannan, reports on the massive challenge of reducing extreme poverty worldwide - through providing education.

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the massive challenge of reducing extreme poverty worldwide, mainly through providing education, transmitting values. In my original special report for Gospel for Asia titled Solutions to Poverty-line Problems of the…

Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the "COVID generation"

CHARLOTTE, NC — Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the “COVID generation” — or risk becoming irrelevant, a leading communications agency said today. Many of America’s Christian organizations — churches, mission agencies, schools, rescue missions and other ministries — are looking for effective ways to…

Born in Homs & an evangelical Syrian, Tony Alkhoury is 1 of 450 Syrians in the US on an active student visa. In Arabic, his family name means “the priest.”

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria on November of 2019 and establishment of a “safe zone” in coordination with Russia, the beleaguered nation faces another refugee crisis. According to the United Nations, 6.7 million Syrians have registered with their High Commission for Refugees. Turkey hosts the largest share, with 3.4 million, followed by Lebanon with 1…

Samuel Rodriguez, president of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, celebrates President Trump announcement that churches are essential

SACRAMENTO, CA — The president of the largest Hispanic/Latino Christian organization in the U.S. and the general superintendent of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world are celebrating President Trump’s recent announcement that houses of worship are “essential” institutions and should reopen. “Churches are essential. The spiritual health of our nation is essential. Churches can…

The current pandemic and quarantine provides just such an opportunity for all of us today. What will we do with our current sorrows?

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The following is submitted by Fred Markert, he is director of YWAM Ascend (ascednmissions.com) and serves at Highlands College (highlandscollege.com): In his 1993 book, “Don’t Waste Your Sorrows,” author Paul Billheimer makes the point that it’s not the mere presence of anxiety, fear, pain, or suffering, but how a person reacts to…

Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the women trapped in sexual slavery around the world and in South Asia, and the fight for freedom.

Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the women trapped in sexual slavery around the world and in South Asia, and the fight for freedom from sexual slavery. Pushana gently brushes soft kisses across her daughter’s brown cheek. Her toddler turns and gazes up at her. She reaches out her tiny hand, which her mother…

Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).Though there is reason to be afraid of Coronavirus,there are greater reasons not to be.

If you have been reading the headlines the past few days, you may have wondered whether the world is coming to an end:“Stock Market Bloodbath”“Anxiety grips companies across the world as virus spreads”“Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country”“‘We’re past the point of containment’ …”Though they may sound alarming, these headlines are alerting us of a…

Advocacy groups are refuting Nigeria presidency that Int'l rights groups who say there is ongoing Christian genocide received seperatist funds.

NIGERIA – The Nigerian government now agrees with what church leaders have been complaining for years: Christians are the target of jihadist terrorism. “In the wake of a renewed onslaught by our tireless military against Boko Haram and their ISWAP (Islamic State West Africa Province) allies in recent times, the insurgents have apparently changed their…

American faith leaders met with representatives of Nigerian communities devastated by Boko Haram and Fulani tribesmen as well as key figures within the Buhari administration

Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the horrific reality of sexual slavery in South Asia — the ongoing tradition of “nari mata”. Pushana gently brushes soft kisses across her daughter’s brown cheek. Her toddler turns and gazes up at her. She reaches out her tiny hand, which her mother covers with another kiss. I…