Femicides Surge in Türkiye, 158 Domestic Murders So Far This Year

EASTON, MD — Femicides are on the rise in Türkiye (formerly Turkey) as domestic violence against women soars to epidemic levels. A report in the Daily Sabah last month said Türkiye has seen 158 femicides — gender-related murders — in the first seven months of 2022. Last year, 166 Turkish women were murdered in acts… Continue reading Femicides Surge in Türkiye, 158 Domestic Murders So Far This Year

Nationwide Solo Bike Ride Raising Awareness of Trafficking Enters Florida, Final State of Ride

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Today, the solo #bike4silentbridge ride entered Florida, the 13th and last state of the nationwide ride raising awareness of human trafficking. Silent Bridge’s supporter, James, decided to self-fund the ride in his retirement to draw attention to human trafficking that subjects 40 million victims to this horrible crime globally. James started in… Continue reading Nationwide Solo Bike Ride Raising Awareness of Trafficking Enters Florida, Final State of Ride

Evangelist Andrew Palau Joins 175 Churches in Southwest Connecticut to Host CT CityFest

BRIDGEPORT, CT — After years of preparation and prayer, CT CityFest with Andrew Palau culminated in a free, 2-day, evangelistic festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on August 27 and 28. Hosted by the Luis Palau Association and more than 175 churches, businesses, and nonprofits, this region-wide campaign has been focused on serving Southwest Connecticut… Continue reading Evangelist Andrew Palau Joins 175 Churches in Southwest Connecticut to Host CT CityFest

Fadi Stays in Iraq to Serve in His Church

IRAQ — As a young boy living in Baghdad, Fadi experienced a lot of trauma when the Iraq war broke out in 2003. But Fadi has stayed to serve as a lay leader in his church. Fadi: “During the period of 2006 and 2007 there would be 15 or 16 explosions in just one day… Continue reading Fadi Stays in Iraq to Serve in His Church

Chaplains Prayer Tour

UKRAINE — The chaplains’ prayer tour hit the road traveling over 30 hours and ranging 2,500 km bringing prayer relief to 9 cities! They prayed for Ukraine, our government, repented for our people. They prayed against antisemitism and national pride. The tour extended to seven cities – Kharkiv, Toretsk, Kramatorsk, Kryvyi Rih, Mykolaiv, and Odessa.… Continue reading Chaplains Prayer Tour

Celebrating the Life of Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew (1928-2022)

SANTA ANA, CA — Celebrating the life of Brother Andrew, Open Doors founder and God’s Smuggler who passed away aged 94. We honour his life, legacy and love of his Lord. In this video, he shares how he wanted to be remembered. Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors, has died aged 94, surrounded by… Continue reading Celebrating the Life of Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew (1928-2022)

Open Doors Founder and Famed Bible Smuggler ‘Brother Andrew’ Dies at Age 94

SANTA ANA, CA — Anne Van der Bijl, the founder of international nonprofit Open Doors, and known around the world as “Brother Andrew,” died at the age of 94 at his home in the Netherlands, according to a family spokesperson. Brother Andrew was the founder of Open Doors, the oldest worldwide ministry to persecuted Christians.… Continue reading Open Doors Founder and Famed Bible Smuggler ‘Brother Andrew’ Dies at Age 94

St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church Holds a Community Car Wash

GFA World’s partner, St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church, holds a car wash for the community and raised funds for unsponsored children in Asia and Africa. (https://www.bechurch.ca/)

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — August 13, 2022, Gospel for Asia (GFA World, founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada) partner St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church (BEC) parish hosted a Community Car Wash for the residents of Stoney Creek. A total… Continue reading St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church Holds a Community Car Wash

Syrian Alaa Finds a Better Future

AL-HWASH, SYRIA — When Alaa was displaced because of the Syrian war, he found a brighter future through a Centre of Hope, which helped him to establish a sawmill business. Alaa: “It’s an indescribable feeling for someone to be displaced, to lose his house, to lose everything he has.” It was 2011 when Alaa fled… Continue reading Syrian Alaa Finds a Better Future

Seeds of Hope for Lebanon

LEBANON — A field ministry team with Christian charity Help The Persecuted in Lebanon reports declining conditions across the country — from massive shortages of necessities for survival: food, fuel, electricity, and medicines to the increase of violence and political unrest. At the same time, Lebanon is dependent on Ukraine for a significant amount of… Continue reading Seeds of Hope for Lebanon

Thousands Encounter God at ‘This Is The Day’ Worship Event in Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — Tens of thousands of people came together July 23 at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest in Hungary for a major worship event called This Is The Day. The goal was for believers to lift up the name of Jesus in a display of Christian unity as one family. Originally scheduled for 2020,… Continue reading Thousands Encounter God at ‘This Is The Day’ Worship Event in Budapest

Kadidja’s Mercy Ships Story

SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA — When Kadidja was born with a cleft lip, her mother, Ramata, was told they were out of options. The family’s limited resources meant an expensive surgery wasn’t possible. Instead, Kadidja would grow up with a condition that made it harder to eat or leave home without being mocked. It was a… Continue reading Kadidja’s Mercy Ships Story

Supporting Ukrainian Churches Throughout the War

UKRAINE — The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) continues to resource churches as they serve the needs of people across Ukraine impacted by the ongoing conflict. As soon as the war began the WEA set up a fund to help support the churches to provide vital supplies and transportation. They say local Christians have the best… Continue reading Supporting Ukrainian Churches Throughout the War

Revival Fire is Burning Again

PENSACOLA, FL — Revival Fire is Burning again! It’s your time for a powerful encounter with God! Make your plans to attend Christ for All Nations (CfaN) FREE to ALL conference, ‘Light the Fire Again’ this September 7-10 in Pensacola. They are gathering the mothers & fathers of past and present revivals together for the… Continue reading Revival Fire is Burning Again

Search For Jesus Reaches Millions Online

CHARLOTTE, USA — In 2012, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association launched Search for Jesus as a ministry where website users could not only find the truth of the Gospel but also interact with trained volunteers to ask questions or to be discipled. Today, PeaceWithGod.net websites have had over 100 million visitors. GNA spoke to the… Continue reading Search For Jesus Reaches Millions Online

CT CityFest with Andrew Palau Set for August 27 and 28 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, CT — More than 175 churches, organizations, and businesses throughout Southwest Connecticut have come together to throw a party for the region. They’re calling it CT CityFest with Andrew Palau. With a special emphasis on unity, hope, and good news, the free two-day festival will be held August 27-28, at Seaside Park in Bridgeport,… Continue reading CT CityFest with Andrew Palau Set for August 27 and 28 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport

Doctor and Family Follow Christ’s Call to Serve in Kenya

BOMET, KENYA — Pediatric surgeon Dr John Fitzwater, travelling alongside his wife and children, serves as a short-term volunteer at Tenwek Hospital through World Medical Mission. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals support and strengthen the work of Samaritan’s Purse partner hospitals around the world. Russ White, MD – Chief of Surgery, Tenwek Hospital: Just last… Continue reading Doctor and Family Follow Christ’s Call to Serve in Kenya

New Open Doors Prayer App Connects American Believers with Persecuted Christians Around the World

SANTA ANA, CA — A new mobile prayer app developed by Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA, gives users the ability to connect with persecuted Christians suffering for their faith. Available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the Open Doors Prayer App was created to help strengthen and support Christian… Continue reading New Open Doors Prayer App Connects American Believers with Persecuted Christians Around the World

Women’s Ministry in the Republic of Moldova

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA — A women’s ministry was organized in the Republic of Moldova, which has verse 11 from Psalm 68 as its motto: “ The Lord giveth the word: the women that publish the tidings are a great host.” Women, regardless of denomination, of different ages and social status, are helped to grow in… Continue reading Women’s Ministry in the Republic of Moldova

We’re Biting Back at ‘Earth’s Deadliest Creature’ Reports Gospel for Asia

'WORLD'S DEADLIEST CREATURE:' The tiny mosquito kills more people worldwide every year than any other creature, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it marks World Mosquito Day, Aug. 20. Organizations like GFA World (www.gfa.org) distribute mosquito-repelling bed nets, saving thousands at risk of malaria and other deadly mosquito-borne diseases.

WILLS POINT, TX – It’s the world’s deadliest creature — and it’s probably hovering near your home. The tiny mosquito kills more people around the world every year than any other animal, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). “It’s so deadly, it even has a special day named after it — World… Continue reading We’re Biting Back at ‘Earth’s Deadliest Creature’ Reports Gospel for Asia

Christian Radio Station in Ghana Rises From the Ashes to Go Back on Air

SABOBA, NOTHERN GHANA — When a Christian radio station in Northern Ghana was completely destroyed in a fire, the entire community in the Saboba region was devastated as this broadcast ministry had become their lifeline. But when people around the world heard this devastating news they helped to support Radio Gaaki rebuild their studios and… Continue reading Christian Radio Station in Ghana Rises From the Ashes to Go Back on Air

Chaplains Pray With Thousands Impacted by War in Ukraine

UKRAINE — A team of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains is seeing a growing openness to the Gospel as they minister to thousands of people throughout Ukraine impacted by the war. Over the past five months they’ve trained 200 Ukrainian chaplains, prayed with over 3,000 people and have led over 350 people to Christ.… Continue reading Chaplains Pray With Thousands Impacted by War in Ukraine

Gideon’s Imprisonment – Eritrea

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA — In 2019, Abraham* and Joel’s* church was attacked by jihadists in a village in Burkino Faso in West Africa. The two young men survived, but the horror of what happened has traumatized them. Open Doors provides trauma care counseling for many people impacted by attacks like these. Gideon:* “There are… Continue reading Gideon’s Imprisonment – Eritrea

North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

PLANO, TX — Texas-based Christian ministry and nonprofit organization ServingHIM (Healthcare International Ministries) announced today a one-month giving campaign to complete the expansion of Diaconia Baptist Hospital, a Romanian healthcare facility now serving Ukrainian refugees. A local donor group, the Friends of ServingHIM, has pledged $400K to match funds raised in August. ServingHIM partners and… Continue reading North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

Joel and Abraham Survive Jihadist Attack in Burkino Faso

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA — In 2019, Abraham* and Joel’s* church was attacked by jihadists in a village in Burkino Faso in West Africa. The two young men survived, but the horror of what happened has traumatized them. Open Doors provides trauma care counseling for many people impacted by attacks like these. Abraham*: “That Sunday,… Continue reading Joel and Abraham Survive Jihadist Attack in Burkino Faso

Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

ROMANIA — Valeria is 26 years old and 9 months pregnant, but even in her situation, she had to leave the town that she called home, Odessa. She ran away from war and ended up in Galați, a city in the eastern part of Romania. In the custom of Isaccea, Valeria met Alfa Omega TV… Continue reading Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

USA — Prison Outreach Helps Provide Wheelchairs — The Joni and Friends Wheels for the World program provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people living with disability worldwide. They collect used, manual wheelchairs across the United States that would otherwise end up in landfills. The wheelchair restoration process begins in federal,… Continue reading Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

CfaN Makes a Massive Impact at Once-In-A-Generation Event

KANSAS CITY, MO — On Saturday, May 14th, Christ for All Nations (CfaN), Lead Evangelist and President Daniel Kolenda, preached to a crowd of thousands at The Send, Kansas City. The day-long event brought tens of thousands of primarily young people together at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Evangelist Daniel Kolenda is one of… Continue reading CfaN Makes a Massive Impact at Once-In-A-Generation Event

FEBC Ukraine Videographer Continues Serving Despite Attacks

MYKOLAIV, UKRAINE — Despite attacks on his city in Southern Ukraine, FEBC Film Director Dima continues serving in ministry alongside his pregnant wife. FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster Igor brings this update from the city of Mykolaiv alongside Dima. Igor – FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster: Hello, everyone. My name is Igor, this is Dima, we both from FEBC… Continue reading FEBC Ukraine Videographer Continues Serving Despite Attacks

Jumagul’s Story: Overcoming Persecution in Central Asia

CENTRAL ASIA — Jumagul’s* story is one of amazing redemption: after becoming a Christian, she was beaten and abused by her husband. But God heard Jumagul’s prayers and transformed her husband – and her marriage. After her husband’s death, Jumagul continues to follow Jesus – despite persecution from her local community. Jumagul* lives in a… Continue reading Jumagul’s Story: Overcoming Persecution in Central Asia

U.S. Christians Help Power ‘Church Aid Machine’ in Ukraine, Poland

UKRAINE: AMERICANS HELP POWER CHURCH 'AID MACHINE:' American Christians are helping thousands of people experiencing the horror of war in Ukraine through a one-of-a-kind, church-powered aid machine. Food and other supplies are sorted and shipped on pallets by church volunteers in neighboring Poland, and then delivered by local church workers in Ukraine, part of a network of evangelical churches supported by U.S. mission agency Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

LOVES PARK, IL — American Christians are helping thousands of people experiencing the horror of war in Ukraine through a local church-powered humanitarian aid machine. The grassroots relief network delivers food, hygiene items and other supplies to desperate families that other aid agencies can’t reach in war-torn regions and remote villages across Ukraine. In less… Continue reading U.S. Christians Help Power ‘Church Aid Machine’ in Ukraine, Poland

Religious Freedom Eroding Fast, Warns U.S. Group

SITUATION CRITICAL: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM UNDER SIEGE: Media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org) warns religious freedom is under increasing attack. Globally, an estimated 80% of people of all faiths face restrictions on freely expressing their religious beliefs, the organization says.

EASTON, MD — A U.S. media ministry warns religious freedom is under increasing pressure — fast reaching a tipping point it describes as “situation critical.” Globally, an estimated 80% of people of all faiths face restrictions on freely expressing their religious beliefs, says SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org), a Christian media broadcaster in the Middle East and… Continue reading Religious Freedom Eroding Fast, Warns U.S. Group

“No Regrets” Men’s Weekend – 12 Rounds in Romania

OCNA-MUREȘ, ROMANIA — The Carpenter’s House from Ocna-Mureș, Romania, has been organizing for several years meetings for men out of a desire to encourage them to live a life according to a model the Scripture gives us. This three day event takes place at the end of the week and it encompasses messages from the… Continue reading “No Regrets” Men’s Weekend – 12 Rounds in Romania

Franklin Graham’s UK Gospel Tour Concludes in London with 700 Responses

LONDON, ENGLAND — Evangelist Franklin Graham concluded his God Loves You UK tour on Saturday July 16 at the ExCel Center in London with attendance of more than 7,600 people. He embarked on this four-city outreach back in May, which saw Franklin tell more than 11,000 British citizens that their souls are longing for a… Continue reading Franklin Graham’s UK Gospel Tour Concludes in London with 700 Responses

Clean Water for Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) teams are setting up reverse osmosis machines in key locations through Ukraine to provide clean drinking water for tens of thousands of people every day. Anatolii Nosach – Samaritan’s Purse: WASH team in Ukraine is one of the projects of Samaritan Purse responding to this war… Continue reading Clean Water for Ukraine

Celebrating the Beginning of Summer at the Strawberry Fest

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) was founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, had the joy of being at the Stoney Creek Strawberry Fest, to bless children in the community with special balloons and free games, receive… Continue reading Celebrating the Beginning of Summer at the Strawberry Fest

Iraqi Christian Mother Separated from Family

QARAQOSH, IRAQ — When Islamic State captured the Christian-majority city of Qaraqosh, Iraq, Sana and her family were trapped in their home for almost three weeks. When they were discovered, Sana and her daughter were separated from Sana’s husband and two sons. Sana never saw them again. But Sana has not given up on God.… Continue reading Iraqi Christian Mother Separated from Family

Global Mercy Hosts First Medical Capacity Building Sessions in Senegal

DAKAR, SENEGAL — In partnership with African healthcare systems and leaders, Mercy Ships is able to train and mentor local medical professionals, improving surgical care in the long term. The surgeries performed on board Mercy Ships’ floating hospitals are life-changing for patients and their communities – but when it comes to strengthening healthcare systems, Medical… Continue reading Global Mercy Hosts First Medical Capacity Building Sessions in Senegal

Superbook, a Tool for the Education of Children

TIMIȘOARA, ROMANIA — The evangelical project Superbook continues to awaken children’s and parents’ interest across Romania and beyond. Throughout the years, this project has contributed to children’s education and it has helped them understand the Word of God from an early age. We’ll find out the details from the following report. For several years, Alfa… Continue reading Superbook, a Tool for the Education of Children

Church Planters See Building Destroyed in Mexico

SAN ANDRÉS YAÁ, MEXICO — When Adolfina and her husband Imeldo returned to their hometown of San Andrés Yaá to plant a church, opposition from the community grew. The couple eventually had to leave the town but received support from Open Doors. “The only thing I ask of Open Doors and the brothers all over… Continue reading Church Planters See Building Destroyed in Mexico

Franklin Graham Shares Message of Hope in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO — Reverend Franklin Graham held an evangelistic event on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last month. More than 68,000 people attended the historic event June 11 that filled Copacabana Beach with music and hope, nearly 48 years after Billy Graham’s remarkable visit to Maracanã Stadium in 1974. The crowd on… Continue reading Franklin Graham Shares Message of Hope in Rio de Janeiro

The Chaplains’ Ministry, Emergency Dental Care by KJMC in the Time of War in Ukraine

KYIV, UKRAINE — As the war rages in Ukraine, the chaplain’s ministry has become an essential part of the Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation. Recently, KJMC chaplains visited Ukrainian soldiers near the front line. They brought a diesel-electric generator, shovels, food, tactical gloves and PPE glasses, coffee, and sweets. But most importantly they brought the Word… Continue reading The Chaplains’ Ministry, Emergency Dental Care by KJMC in the Time of War in Ukraine

Ijanada Hopes Again After Boko Haram Kidnapping

WEST AFRICA — Ijanada was a teenager when she was kidnapped by the Islamic militant Boko Haram. When she returned home in West Africa, her community rejected her. Thanks to Open Doors partners she is going through a healing process through trauma care. Ijanada, Boko Haram Survivor, 2019: I faced so much suffering, hunger, mistreatment… Continue reading Ijanada Hopes Again After Boko Haram Kidnapping

Resupplying Ukraine’s Hospitals

NORTHERN UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to strengthen the Eastern European country’s medical systems with regular airlifts of supplies aboard their DC-8. They are working with church partners to distribute these items to those in great need. Dr. Alla Mustafaieva – Volunteer: There is war in Ukraine right now. It is very scary. It… Continue reading Resupplying Ukraine’s Hospitals

Eritrean Christian Mother is Left Alone While Husband is Imprisoned

ERITREA — Twenty years ago, the Eritrean government brought in restrictions that allowed only Orthodox, Catholic and Lutheran churches. When Yael* was 8 months pregnant, her husband was imprisoned for belonging to another Christian denomination. But even during that time of trial, Yael knows that she was sustained by God and by the prayers of… Continue reading Eritrean Christian Mother is Left Alone While Husband is Imprisoned

Franklin Graham Kicks Off ‘God Loves You’ UK Tour

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND — More than 3,500 came to Liverpool, England, for the opening of the God Loves You Tour. Hundreds made life-changing decisions to follow Jesus Christ. Franklin Graham’s message around the Prodigal Son from Luke 15 touched the hearts of many, with gentle yet bold reminders throughout: “God will forgive you tonight. … If… Continue reading Franklin Graham Kicks Off ‘God Loves You’ UK Tour

GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on a surprising antidote and solution to world poverty: farm animals. Recent decades have seen a general trend toward prosperity in much of… Continue reading GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

GFA World Is Serving the Community as a Voting Station

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) was founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan as a worldwide mission movement dedicated to raising awareness and support for national missionaries serving the needy in Asia and now in Africa. The mission of GFA World first began in Canada in the fall of 1982. What happened on… Continue reading GFA World Is Serving the Community as a Voting Station

Ghana Armed Forces Receive 2,500 Audio Bible Sticks

ACCRA, GHANA — As part of Theovision International’s mission to make all hear God’s voice the Christian ministry donated 2,500 audio Bible sticks to the Ghana Armed Forces at the Command Officers’ Mess, Burma Camp, Accra. The Bible stick is a small black digital audio player that contains the Word of God in a dramatized… Continue reading Ghana Armed Forces Receive 2,500 Audio Bible Sticks

IRF Summit 2022 Convenes Civil Society Congress to Innovate and Develop Solutions for Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON — In recent years levels of persecution and restriction based on faith or belief have increased around the world. This is despite a growing movement of people who are committed to protecting this fundamental human right. It is time to think big for religious freedom. The International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit 2022 will convene… Continue reading IRF Summit 2022 Convenes Civil Society Congress to Innovate and Develop Solutions for Religious Freedom

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