CityServe Benefit Held in Nashville to Help Those in Need in War-torn Regions of Ukraine and Israel

Bishop Anatoly from Ukraine (third from left) joins CityServe leadership on stage in Nashville to tell of the 1,800 churches he leads in the region, many of them providing safe refuge in a war torn country Photo by CityServe International

BAKERSFIELD, CA — The CityServe International church empowerment network hosted a dinner and benefit concert on Wednesday in Nashville to honor heroes on the frontlines in war-torn Israel and Ukraine. The evening featured captivating stories of bravery and faith in the face of horror. Award-winning artists Michael W. Smith and Danny Gokey headlined the benefit… Continue reading CityServe Benefit Held in Nashville to Help Those in Need in War-torn Regions of Ukraine and Israel

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

Nigerian Pastor Receives Trauma Counselling Following Family Loss

NIGERIA — In May 2023, Pastor Zachariah returned home to find his wife and son had been killed in an attack by Fulani militants. His home had also been burnt to the ground. To help him deal with his devastating loss, Nigerian Pastor Zachariah received trauma counselling and practical support from Open Doors partners. It… Continue reading Nigerian Pastor Receives Trauma Counselling Following Family Loss

Love in Action in Israel

ISRAEL — A pastor in Israel gives thanks for the love and food that Samaritan’s Purse is providing for families displaced by the recent terrorist attacks. Samaritan’s Purse Partner: The morning, October 7, we are awake from the siren. Then my wife starts looking over, and she said, There are some people outside with a… Continue reading Love in Action in Israel

Franklin Graham is returning to London for a third time to share a message of God’s love

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LONDON — Hundreds of churches throughout London are preparing to work with Revd Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to bring the God Loves You Tour back to London next summer. The family-friendly event, featuring live music and a message of hope, will be free and everyone is welcome. ‘London is an extremely… Continue reading Franklin Graham is returning to London for a third time to share a message of God’s love

Christ for all Nations Marks 50 Years with 50 Gospel Campaigns

ORLANDO, FL — 2024 is a milestone year for Christ for all Nations, marking 50 years since the ministry’s inception in 1974. Founded by the late Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, and now led by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, Christ for all Nations (CfaN) has an astonishing track record in mass campaign evangelism, particularly across the African continent.… Continue reading Christ for all Nations Marks 50 Years with 50 Gospel Campaigns

Samaritan House Celebrates 50 Years of Service to the Community

California State Senator Josh Becker (Dist.13) with Samaritan House CEO Laura Bent at a food distribution on Pacific Blvd in San Mateo.

SAN FRANCISCO — Samaritan House of San Mateo County celebrates a significant milestone this year, commemorating 50 years of leading the fight against poverty in San Mateo County. The San Mateo-based nonprofit serves 26,000 clients and operates five pantries in San Mateo and Redwood City, two free medical clinics, and homeless shelters in South San… Continue reading Samaritan House Celebrates 50 Years of Service to the Community

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

FRC Releases Updated Report Detailing the Intensifying Intolerance Toward Christians in the West

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WASHINGTON — Family Research Council’s Center for Religious Liberty today published an updated edition of its report “Free to Believe? The Intensifying Intolerance Toward Christians in the West,” which seeks to provide a better understanding of religious freedom violations perpetrated by Western governments against Christian individuals, organizations, and churches. Between January 2020 and December 2023,… Continue reading FRC Releases Updated Report Detailing the Intensifying Intolerance Toward Christians in the West

Increased Persecution and Surveillance in China

CHINA — It’s the Chinese New Year, but for Christian families in China, the new year is set to bring increased surveillance and persecution. As Andrew Boyd from Release International reports, the state is homing in on Christian children. As China celebrates its New Year, which begins in February, Chinese Christians are braced for a… Continue reading Increased Persecution and Surveillance in China

Ukraine War Survivor Overcomes Cancer to Help Traumatized Israelis

ISRAEL: CANCER 'WON'T STOP US SHARING GOD'S LOVE:' Ukrainian-born missionary pastor Yura and his wife Luda, who is battling Stage 4 cancer, are reaching out to suffering Israelis living on the frontline of the war, near the Gaza border. They're leaders of a Russian-speaking evangelical church in Israel supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org)

LOVES PARK, IL — A Ukrainian couple facing their own life-and-death battle with advanced cancer are helping others suffering from anxiety and despair on the frontline of the Israel-Hamas war. Ukrainian-born Jew Yura, 51, and his wife Luda, 53, who has undergone major surgeries and multiple rounds of chemotherapy to treat Stage 4 cancer, left… Continue reading Ukraine War Survivor Overcomes Cancer to Help Traumatized Israelis

Franklin Graham to Bring 1,500-mile God Loves You Frontera Tour to Presidio, Texas

Tour will bring live music and a life-changing message of hope to the southern border

CHARLOTTE, NC — Franklin Graham is going to the U.S.-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The upcoming tour will be stopping in Presidio, Texas, on March 2. This will be the sixth stop of the God Loves You Frontera Tour, which will visit 10 cities, starting at the Gulf of Mexico and… Continue reading Franklin Graham to Bring 1,500-mile God Loves You Frontera Tour to Presidio, Texas

Several Churches Were Affected by the Fires in Chile

CHILE — In the midst of the most devastating fires in Chile’s recorded history, with hundreds of fatalities and thousands of hectares consumed, the Christian community is facing an unprecedented situation. Churches and parsonages in Chile have been completely destroyed, but they find hope in faith and solidarity in the reconstruction. Chile Faces the Most… Continue reading Several Churches Were Affected by the Fires in Chile

Franklin Graham to Bring 1,500-mile God Loves You Frontera Tour to Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas

Tour will bring live music and a life-changing message of hope to the southern border

CHARLOTTE, NC — Franklin Graham is going to the U.S.-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The God Loves You Frontera Tour will visit 10 cities, starting at the Gulf of Mexico and going all the way to the Pacific, with back-to-back stops in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Feb. 28 and Del Rio,… Continue reading Franklin Graham to Bring 1,500-mile God Loves You Frontera Tour to Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas

Evangelical Leaders Lament the Death of Former President Sebastián Piñera

CHILE — The tragic news of the death of former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera in a helicopter accident has shocked the entire South American nation. Beyond his political legacy, leaders and Christian pastors in the country have highlighted the deep relationship that Piñera maintained with the evangelical community of Chile. After the death of former… Continue reading Evangelical Leaders Lament the Death of Former President Sebastián Piñera

Panamanian Politicians Anointed in a Day of Reflection

PANAMA —Despite recent challenges, the Christian community in Panama united for a spiritual resurgence, warning politicians candidates for the upcoming elections about proposals that contradict fundamental values. Warned by Apostle Edwin Álvarez, two presidential candidates received the anointing, highlighting a call to reflection. From Panama City, Ezequiel Emilio Alfonso reports for Hosanna TV. The Rod… Continue reading Panamanian Politicians Anointed in a Day of Reflection

Help The Persecuted Empowers Christians in Egypt with Livelihood Opportunities

EGYPT — Throughout the Middle East and North Africa when Christians come to faith they face extreme persecution including losing their jobs. Christian charity Help The Persecuted is empowering many of these persecuted believers in Egypt by providing them with opportunities to start their own businesses. GNA reporter Peter Wooding got to see the impact… Continue reading Help The Persecuted Empowers Christians in Egypt with Livelihood Opportunities

Survivors of Nigeria Christmas Eve Attack Share Their Stories

NIGERIA, AFRICA — On Christmas Eve, Islamic militants attacked several Christian villages in Plateau State, Nigeria. The attacks went into the early hours of Christmas Day, and at least 113 people were killed. Many more were injured or have lost their homes. In this video, recorded by Open Doors local partners in the region, Nigeria… Continue reading Survivors of Nigeria Christmas Eve Attack Share Their Stories

Franklin Graham Launches 10-city, 1,500-mile God Loves You Frontera Tour

Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

CHARLOTTE, NC — Franklin Graham is going to the U.S.-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The upcoming tour is kicking off with an opening weekend in Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 24 and McAllen, Texas, on Feb. 25. The Frontera Tour will visit 10 cities, starting at the Gulf of Mexico and going… Continue reading Franklin Graham Launches 10-city, 1,500-mile God Loves You Frontera Tour

Iraqi Brothers Find Safety in Lebanon

LEBANON — Often when someone converts to Christianity in Iraq particularly from a Muslim background it can mean a death sentence even threats to your life from your own family. That was the case for two Iraqi brothers who were forced to flee for their lives. But Christian charity Help The Persecuted was able to… Continue reading Iraqi Brothers Find Safety in Lebanon

Open Doors’ World Watch List for 2024

NORTH KOREA — The Open Doors World Watch List 2024 ranks the countries where Christians count the highest cost for following Jesus. These are the 5 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution. Could praying put you in danger? Could going to church risk your life? Could following Jesus cost you your job, your… Continue reading Open Doors’ World Watch List for 2024

Successful Dental Brigade Illuminates Hearts in Colombia

COLOMBIA — In Colombia, the Foundation Misericordia, Amor y Servicio, a ministry of the Casa sobre la Roca church, in collaboration with students and teachers from the University Antonio Nariño, carried out a dental brigade in the department of Quindío. In Colombia, the Foundation Misericordia, Amor y Servicio, a ministry of the Casa sobre la… Continue reading Successful Dental Brigade Illuminates Hearts in Colombia

New Homes Dedicated in Alabama After Tornado Devastation

SELMA, ALABAMA — Samaritan’s Purse celebrated the completion of eight new or repaired homes in Selma, Alabama, after a tornado ripped through the area over a year ago. Families were grateful to God for this new start.   Shawn Vollmering – Samaritan’s Purse: On January 12th in 2023, a tornado came through Selma, Alabama, and… Continue reading New Homes Dedicated in Alabama After Tornado Devastation

Samaritan’s Purse Provides Ambulances in Honor of Fallen Israeli Medics

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham joined hundreds of Israeli citizens on Jan. 23 to dedicate 14 new ambulances for Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency medical services provider. Graham honored the sacrifices of 19 Israeli Medics of Magen David Adom who have been killed since Oct. 7, the start of the current Israel-Hamas… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Provides Ambulances in Honor of Fallen Israeli Medics

Christians in North Africa Face ‘New Year of Persecution’

'PERSECUTION IS A CROWN WE WEAR': Christians in North Africa face a "new year of persecution" that is intensifying in the shadow of the Holy Land conflict, says Middle East media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org).

EASTON, MD — Christians in North Africa, where less than 1% of the population follows Christianity, are facing a new year of escalating persecution in the shadow of the Holy Land conflict. There are only a handful of evangelical churches still open in Algeria, where the government is raiding and systematically shutting down Christian places… Continue reading Christians in North Africa Face ‘New Year of Persecution’

Lebanon’s Seeds of Hope Farm Doubles Capacity to Feed Families in Crisis

LEBANON — The Middle East war is escalating the financial crisis in Lebanon which was already badly hit economically. Christian charity Help The Persecuted is working quickly to double the capacity of their Seeds of Hope farm which will enable them to feed at least 1,000 families each month while also bridging opportunities to share… Continue reading Lebanon’s Seeds of Hope Farm Doubles Capacity to Feed Families in Crisis

Israeli Farmers Bring the Bible to Life in Judea

ISRAEL — A large part of the world refers to the land of Judea and Samaria as “Cisjordania.” For many Christians, and especially for the Jews living there, Judea is considered the land of the Bible. In these hills not far from Jerusalem, the Arugot Farm is located. For six years, its founders have built… Continue reading Israeli Farmers Bring the Bible to Life in Judea

Mike Pence to address IRF Summit 2024

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WASHINGTON — Mike Pence, the 48th Vice President of the United States, will speak during the afternoon plenary at the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The IRF Summit is the world’s premier annual gathering of international religious freedom advocates and activists. The Summit’s convening co-chairs, former U.S. Ambassador at Large for… Continue reading Mike Pence to address IRF Summit 2024

In The First 10 Months of 2023, 5,000 Christians were Killed

NORTH KOREA — Christian freedom in the world is marked by a deterioration that seems to be getting worse. This is reflected in reports and statistics, such as those collected by the organization Open Doors. That entity has just published the World Persecution List 2024, with data related to the period between January and October… Continue reading In The First 10 Months of 2023, 5,000 Christians were Killed

Open Doors Launches 2024 World Watch List in UK Parliament

NORTH KOREA — Longstanding Christian communities could disappear in parts of sub-Saharan Africa through a double blow of violent instability and authoritarian control. Christian minorities across east and west Africa face twin existential threats: violent disorder exploited by radical jihadists and autocratic governments backed by larger powers outside the region.This is one of the disturbing… Continue reading Open Doors Launches 2024 World Watch List in UK Parliament

Franklin Graham is returning to Mexico City to share a message of hope

Franklin Graham and translator, David Ruiz at Esperanza CDMX 2023. Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

MEXICO CITY — Franklin Graham is returning to Mexico one year after the historic, two-night outreach at Arena CDMX filled the venue. An additional 10,000 people watched the event outside the arena on screens set up in the overflow area. Franklin Graham is coming back to Mexico on February 17 and 18. This year, he… Continue reading Franklin Graham is returning to Mexico City to share a message of hope

Former Muslim becomes Homeless after Accepting Christ

PAKISTAN — Former Muslim, Abdul spent several years hiding on the roof of his family’s house because he had nowhere else to sleep. His family had completely rejected him after he chose to follow Christ. Abdul grew up under the Sharia in Pakistan. When he wondered where eternity would go, his uncle told him that… Continue reading Former Muslim becomes Homeless after Accepting Christ

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploys to Claremont, North Carolina, after severe storms

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) will deploy to Claremont, North Carolina, after severe storms swept through the area on Tuesday. The National Weather Service reported that an EF-1 tornado tore through the area, where one person was killed, several others were injured and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed.… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploys to Claremont, North Carolina, after severe storms

God is Love Takeover: Downtown LA in Partnership with Azusa Street Mission on MLK Weekend Spread Love, Unity and Service

LOS ANGELES — The God is Love Takeover came to downtown Los Angeles Friday January 12, 2023 for Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday weekend in partnership with the Azusa Street Mission to spread the power of love, unity and service. From city to city, the God is Love movement has poured out love by donating… Continue reading God is Love Takeover: Downtown LA in Partnership with Azusa Street Mission on MLK Weekend Spread Love, Unity and Service

Following Jesus in North Korea, Despite Poverty and Danger

NORTH KOREA — Ji Ho* in North Korea counts the cost of following Jesus every day. Her father was taken away by police agents when his Bible was discovered, and she has to keep her faith secret – or face terrible consequences. *Name changed for security. Ji Ho*: I didn’t know what the book was,… Continue reading Following Jesus in North Korea, Despite Poverty and Danger

Matt Damon Receives the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award for His Global Impact in Increasing Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

Matt Damon accepts the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award for his long-standing advocacy and work with Water.org in bringing safe water and sanitation to the world. Pictured from left to right: Elevate Prize Foundation CEO Carolina Garcia Jayaram, Elevate Prize Foundation Founder Joseph Deitch, Water.org Co-Founder Matt Damon.

MIAMI — The Elevate Prize Foundation announced Matt Damon as the latest recipient of its Elevate Prize Catalyst Award in recognition of his long-standing advocacy and work with Water.org, a global nonprofit working to bring safe water and sanitation to the world. The award was presented to Damon by the Elevate Prize Foundation’s founder, Joseph… Continue reading Matt Damon Receives the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award for His Global Impact in Increasing Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Life-saving Trauma Supplies to Israel

Samaritan's Purse' 757 aircrafts departed for Tel Aviv on Jan. 13, loaded with medical trauma kits. Photo by SamaritansPurse.org

BOONE, NC — Tomorrow, Samaritan’s Purse will airlift 1,000 Advanced Trauma Life Support kits to Israel on its 757 cargo plane. Each kit is specially packed with more than 70 life-saving medical supplies—including a tourniquet, chest tube kit, suture kit, and intubation kit—to help the country’s emergency responders in their work to save lives. Samaritan’s… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Life-saving Trauma Supplies to Israel

Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

Linwood, Kan. nonprofit Joy Meadows received a $350,000 grant after being named the S. Truett Cathy Honoree for the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards. The funding will help the organization further its efforts to provide foster families with community support, housing and other resources.

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced today the 51 nonprofit grant recipients of the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program. Established in 2015, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the program, which seeks to honor and support organizations that make a positive impact in their local communities. This year, Chick-fil-A celebrated the anniversary by awarding… Continue reading Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

World Vision Reviews Worst Humanitarian Disasters of 2023

In Baidoa, Somalia, a camp shelters women and children displaced by persistent drought and hunger. World Vision and its partners have provided vital aid, including monthly food vouchers and cash, to alleviate food insecurity. (©2023 World Vision)

SEATTLE — From the Maui wildfires to devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, along with cyclones in Mozambique and Myanmar, Christian humanitarian organization World Vision has been at the forefront of extensive humanitarian response efforts worldwide, supporting communities in crisis. In 2023, World Vision responded to 78 disasters and humanitarian crises in 59 countries around… Continue reading World Vision Reviews Worst Humanitarian Disasters of 2023

Israeli Humanitarian Organization Celebrates Saving Its 7000th Child Amidst Wartime Crisis

Kelvin in Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an Israeli humanitarian organization, marked a major milestone when it treated Kelvin, a 10-year-old from Kenya. Kelvin became Save a Child’s Heart’s 7,000th child saved by the volunteer Israeli doctors of SACH. Kelvin was referred to Save a Child’s Heart by Kenyan Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Ombaba… Continue reading Israeli Humanitarian Organization Celebrates Saving Its 7000th Child Amidst Wartime Crisis

Christians Discovered and Arrested in Iran

IRAN — Those Christians who are Iranian who want to live their faith in Jesus freely are often sent to prison, where they are frequently tortured and interrogated. They flee the persecution that plagues the country, becoming refugees in other nations. Kouroush is one of them. Kouroush: I had to leave everything behind. My country,… Continue reading Christians Discovered and Arrested in Iran

Many US Adults Consider Themselves Spiritual but not Religious

SPAIN — According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 22% of American adults consider themselves ‘spiritual but not religious’. This group views organized religion as divisive or propagating intolerance, which aligns with the decline of some traditional religious practices. A quarter of adults in the US consider themselves ‘spiritual, but not religious’… Continue reading Many US Adults Consider Themselves Spiritual but not Religious

First-Ever Religious Violence Database Launches, Tracking Reports of Violent Persecution by Date, Country, Religion and Perpetrator

SANTA ANA, CA — For the first time ever, incidents of violent religious persecution are searchable through a new database that records violent attacks on Christians and people of faith around the world. Unveiled by Global Christian Relief, America’s leading watchdog of Christian persecution, the Global Christian Relief Violent Incidents Database (VID) is the first… Continue reading First-Ever Religious Violence Database Launches, Tracking Reports of Violent Persecution by Date, Country, Religion and Perpetrator

Samaritan’s Purse Delivers Ambulances to Israel

ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse teams and ministry partners are offering various forms of relief to the Israeli people following the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks that claimed more than 1,200 lives. They are providing 21 new ambulances, including seven that are armor-plated to guard against sniper rounds and other attacks. Ken Isaacs – Vice President… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Delivers Ambulances to Israel

Leading a House Church for Secret Believers in Yemen

YEMEN — In Yemen, Christian believers like Saleh* risk arrest, beatings and death threats when they choose to follow Jesus. But despite these dangers Saleh is encouraging and discipling believers across the country. Saleh*: My name is found on the radicals’ wanted list. They have my picture. Sometimes they watch me going from place to… Continue reading Leading a House Church for Secret Believers in Yemen

Christians Reject the Order to Stop Preaching

COLOMBIA — In Colombia, Christians like Leonardo refuses to let the threats from the FARC stop him from preaching. He has been assaulted and threatened by the guerrilla group, but he continues to openly share the Gospel. In Colombia, the pastors are forced to ask permission to preach to paramilitary groups and guerrillas. These rebel… Continue reading Christians Reject the Order to Stop Preaching

Providing Safe Shelter for Lebanese Families Displaced by War

MOROCCO — Just after the Morocco earthquake killed thousands of people and left hundreds of thousands more homeless Christian charity Help The Persecuted sent their team to some of the most hardest to reach communities to provide practical and spiritual support.

Relief for Acapulco

ACAPULCO, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse is providing relief, clean water, tons of food, and thousands of tarps to hurting homeowners in Acapulco following the devastation caused by Hurricane Otis. It was surreal, the amount of devastation, destruction. It was, dear God, how did these people survive? Samaritan’s Purse has been involved in Acapulco. We’ve distributed… Continue reading Relief for Acapulco

Broadcasting Hope and Peace in the Middle East

MIDDLE EAST — At the end of a year that has been marked by disaster and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), SAT-7’s four channels – ARABIC, KIDS, PARS, and TÜRK – will be broadcasting peace and the hopeful message of Christ’s birth in a range of Christmas programs for all ages.… Continue reading Broadcasting Hope and Peace in the Middle East

Church Breaks Guinness Record with “The Longest Applause in the World”

UGANDA — Recently, unlike other church worship days, Christians gathered at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) exhibition center were determined to break the Guinness World Record for the longest applause. Every Sunday, Ministerios Internacionales Fanero, a prominent Ugandan church, attracts thousands of faithful to its vibrant services, filled with the Holy Spirit. Recently, unlike other… Continue reading Church Breaks Guinness Record with “The Longest Applause in the World”

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