PragerU Campaign Spreads Awareness of Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

LOS ANGELES — In honor of January being National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, PragerU has launched a “Protect Children’s Innocence” campaign to educate the public about the evils of exploitation and sexualization of children on a massive scale. Change starts with awareness. Child exploitation and trafficking are affecting millions of children all over… Continue reading PragerU Campaign Spreads Awareness of Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

Elizabeth’s Story: Gospel Seeds Planted in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Elizabeth Groff praises God for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift she received while living in an orphanage in Ukraine. It softened her heart for the Gospel to take hold. Elizabeth Groff: When I was about one year old, my father was killed. After his passing my mom just really could not deal… Continue reading Elizabeth’s Story: Gospel Seeds Planted in Ukraine

Helping Families Living with Disability Find Their Place in Church

RIDGELAND, MS — Did you know that there is an unreached people group in your neighborhood? Only 5-10% of the world’s disabled population are effectively reached with the Gospel. That makes people with disabilities one of the largest unreached people groups in the world! For Joshua and his mother, a welcoming church in Ridgeland, Mississippi… Continue reading Helping Families Living with Disability Find Their Place in Church

National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Launches ‘Equip2Impact’ Initiative for Pastors with Support of Lilly Foundation Grant

SACRAMENTO —The NHCLC has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to launch “Equip2Impact,” an NHCLC initiative training active and aspiring pastors in fundamental preaching skills that will engage their churches, so they make a cultural impact in their community with conviction and compassion. The initiative is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s… Continue reading National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Launches ‘Equip2Impact’ Initiative for Pastors with Support of Lilly Foundation Grant

Distributing Food and Offering Hope in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is distributing food with help from a multitude of church partners in Ukraine to hungry refugees who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence in their region. “He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will… Continue reading Distributing Food and Offering Hope in Ukraine

Open Doors International Announces Lisa Pearce as the New CEO of Open Doors U.S. Office

SANTA ANA, CA — Open Doors, which for more than 65 years has supported persecuted Christians worldwide and awakened the global church to “strengthen what remains,” has appointed Lisa Pearce as Interim CEO of the U.S. national base. Pearce assumes the role immediately following the departure of the previous CEO, David Curry, who is now… Continue reading Open Doors International Announces Lisa Pearce as the New CEO of Open Doors U.S. Office

Empowering Children in Africa’s Largest Slum

KIBERA, KENYA — A Christian charity is empowering and educating children in Africa’s largest slum in Kibera on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya. Most of the residents live in extreme poverty. There are few schools, little clean water, and very little electricity, medical care or toilet facilities. With no government services, schools, clinics, water… Continue reading Empowering Children in Africa’s Largest Slum

Buenos Aires Outreach Sees 20,000 Gospel Responses

BUENOS AIRES — It had been 14 years since the Luis Palau Association held their last citywide campaign in Buenos Aires. The main avenue was shut down through town. All 16 lanes. And the crowd stretched out for 7 full blocks. It proved to be the largest festival in the history of their team. It… Continue reading Buenos Aires Outreach Sees 20,000 Gospel Responses

GFA World Helps Light Up Stoney Creek

St. Cyprian BEC begins the Advent season by hosting a community event to help bring light to our neighbourhood this Christmas (https://www.bechurch.ca/).

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — Every year GFA World and their mission partner, St Cyprian BEC, work together to bring beauty and light to their neighbourhood. One of the ways we do this is by turning three large evergreens into Christmas trees! On November 27 we held a Christmas Tree Lighting. At this event, the Christmas… Continue reading GFA World Helps Light Up Stoney Creek

Gospel Opportunities in Fiji

FIJI — Meet Ravina Kumar, national discipleship coordinator for Operation Christmas Child in Fiji. She is one of 6,100 people globally who volunteer on National Leadership Teams to guide the efforts of Samaritan’s Purse in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication within their respective countries. The ministry is advancing the Gospel in the Pacific through gift-filled shoeboxes… Continue reading Gospel Opportunities in Fiji

Children Discipling Children in Suriname

SURINAME — Charahja began teaching the discipleship course The Greatest Journey to other children in her native Suriname on the northeastern coast of South America. When she was just 14 years old. Working with her mother, the two are passionate about seeing children reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Charahja Van Broekhoven –… Continue reading Children Discipling Children in Suriname

GFA World Celebrated Serving Alongside Local Churches for 38 Years

GFA World Canada celebrates 38 years of serving God and humanity while their field partner St. Cyprian serves as a collection centre for OCC shoeboxes (https://www.bechurch.ca/).

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — November 14-20 marked this year’s National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes. St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church (BEC) was proud to once more serve as an OCC collection centre for Stoney Creek. Also, GFA World Canada celebrated their 38th anniversary on November 19th. Every year during National Collection Week,… Continue reading GFA World Celebrated Serving Alongside Local Churches for 38 Years

Calvary Church Provides Gifts to 2,500 Children in Need Through Christmas Toy Shop

ALBUQUERQUE — Calvary Church in New Mexico provided gifts to nearly 2,500 children through their Calvary Church Christmas Toy Shop, Monday, Dec. 19. The toy drive at Calvary Church has been an annual Christmas tradition since 2014. Like many Calvary Church community outreach efforts, the toy drive serves children who attend Title 1-funded schools in… Continue reading Calvary Church Provides Gifts to 2,500 Children in Need Through Christmas Toy Shop

Fantastic Faith Comics Announces The Light of God in Christmas, Now Available to Read Online for Free

EDISON, NJ — Fantastic Faith Comics today announced a new comic strip titled The Light of God in Christmas. The story explains, in an easy to understand “edutainment” comic strip format, what makes Christmas so special, and can be read here for free: https://fantasticfaith.substack.com/p/the-light-of-god-in-christmas. I hope this totally free and easily accessible Christmas special will… Continue reading Fantastic Faith Comics Announces The Light of God in Christmas, Now Available to Read Online for Free

OM in Ukraine Continues to Serve Those Impacted by the War

UKRAINE — “Seeing the pain, seeing the need of people, you cannot stand by and do nothing. As Christians, we are always touched by that.” explains Stefan, Crisis Manager for Operation Mobilisation (OM) in Ukraine. In this video Stefan and others with OM in Ukraine share the power of the unity among the Christian community… Continue reading OM in Ukraine Continues to Serve Those Impacted by the War

Franklin Graham Thanks God for How Operation Christmas Child Has Grown

CHARLOTTE, NC — Celebrating the 200 millionth shoebox gift collected since 1993, Franklin Graham encouraged staff and volunteers at the Charlotte Processing Center this Christmas. These shoeboxes represent opportunities to tell boys and girls about the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Greatest Gift. Franklin Graham – Samaritan’s Purse CEO and President: 29 years ago right here… Continue reading Franklin Graham Thanks God for How Operation Christmas Child Has Grown

Ian’s Perfect Gift: A Pediatric Wheelchair and Gospel Hope

EL SALVADOR — Four-year-old Ian from El Salvador was born prematurely. Lack of oxygen at birth caused a brain injury, leaving Ian with cerebral palsy. Living under the double weight of poverty and disability, Ian’s parents couldn’t afford a wheelchair for their son. Then, at a Joni and Friends Wheels for the World™ outreach in… Continue reading Ian’s Perfect Gift: A Pediatric Wheelchair and Gospel Hope

Shoebox Gifts Impact Mongolian Family

BAYANKHONGOR, MONGOLIA — Baljinnyam praises God for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift he received when he was 13 in Mongolia. Through that gift, he gave his life to Christ. Now, Baljinnyam is an adult and saw his young daughter receive her own shoebox and learn more about Jesus. Baljinnyam: My name is Baljinnyam. I… Continue reading Shoebox Gifts Impact Mongolian Family

Eastern European Mission Provides 225,000 Children’s Bibles to Former Communist Nation

HURST, TX — EEM (Eastern European Mission), a ministry that has steadfastly worked for more than 60 years to supply free Bibles to Eastern Europe and the surrounding nations, recently delivered 225,000 Children’s Bibles in North Macedonia as a result of its Bibles for Kids fundraising campaign. The gift was recognized by both the Church… Continue reading Eastern European Mission Provides 225,000 Children’s Bibles to Former Communist Nation

Media Ministry Supplies Vital Winter Heating in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Winter is coming to Ukraine. Russia has bombed Ukraine’s power grids and heating infrastructure. To survive this winter thousands of families, mothers and children need a heater. In response, Great Commission Media Ministries has been distributing hundreds of families with wood-burning stoves for heating and for cooking but they say thousands more are… Continue reading Media Ministry Supplies Vital Winter Heating in Ukraine

OM UK Celebrates 60th Anniversary

HALESOWEN, ENGLAND — For 60 years, OM has been ministering in the UK. Over the years, tens of thousands of people have been inspired and equipped to engage in mission work around the world. And today, by the grace of God, OM has over 275 missionaries from the UK living out His love in over… Continue reading OM UK Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Great Joy in Ohio Through Operation Christmas Child

WADSWORTH, OHIO — Kristel and Matt Stone praise God for the thousands of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts they have been able to pack at their Ohio farm over the years with help from family and friends. They are grateful that, through these gifts, boys and girls in need around the world are hearing the… Continue reading Great Joy in Ohio Through Operation Christmas Child

Baylor Data: Prison Fellowship International Program Builds Case for Restorative Prisons

ATLANTA — Prison Fellowship International (PFI), an international nonprofit ministry working to transform the lives of prisoners through Jesus’s love, was in the spotlight Thursday as a diverse group gathered at the American Society of Criminology 77th Annual Meeting to examine the future of criminology. During an examination of the robust role of religion in… Continue reading Baylor Data: Prison Fellowship International Program Builds Case for Restorative Prisons

Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission has launched a massive ‘heat and hope’ project to rush generators and critical supplies of firewood, coal and thermal blankets to local churches helping Ukrainian families facing a brutal and potentially deadly winter. The Ukraine Winter Heat and Hope Project, organized by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org),… Continue reading Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Horse and His Boy’ Stage Production Coming to DC in 2023

WASHINGTON — Today, on C.S. Lewis’s 124th birthday, Museum of the Bible announces Narnia is coming to Washington, D.C., in the new year.‘The Horse and His Boy’ will open at the museum’s World Stage Theater on January 20. This unique production from the Logos Theatre, in association with the C.S. Lewis Company Limited, will feature… Continue reading C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Horse and His Boy’ Stage Production Coming to DC in 2023

Iran Alive Ministries Partners with Channel One to Reach Even More Viewers in Iran

LOS ANGELES, CA — Iran Alive Ministries (IAM) has officially partnered with Channel One (Kanal Yek TV), a Persian TV channel broadcasting from Los Angeles, CA to viewers in Iran, to obtain a primetime slot for IAM’s Gospel-centric programming. “With this partnership, we will gain many new secular-minded audiences who have already rejected Islam, so… Continue reading Iran Alive Ministries Partners with Channel One to Reach Even More Viewers in Iran

Historic Bibles for Kids Distribution in Macedonia

SKOPJE, MACEDONIA — EEM (Eastern European Mission), a ministry that has steadfastly worked for more than 60 years to supply free Bibles to Eastern Europe and the surrounding nations, recently delivered 225,000 Children’s Bibles in North Macedonia as a result of its Bibles for Kids fundraising campaign. The gift was recognized by both the Church… Continue reading Historic Bibles for Kids Distribution in Macedonia

Kenya Student Disabled Following Islamist Attack

KENYA — In 2015, Islamist terrorists attacked Garissa University in Kenya, leaving 148 people dead. Many victims were, like Ronald, Christian students who were singled out by the gunmen. Ronald shares some of the difficulties he has encountered since the attack. Ronald Moranga Magembe: “My name is Ronald Moranga Magembe a former Garissa University student,… Continue reading Kenya Student Disabled Following Islamist Attack

New Study: Huge Income Potential to Charities from Evangelical Monthly Partner Prospects

EXPORT, PA — A new study from Grey Matter Research and Infinity Concepts explores monthly partner giving among evangelical Protestants, and projects nearly $2.4 billion annually in dependable income could come from prospective monthly partners. The findings are detailed in The Sustainers: Exploring Monthly Donor Partnerships, a study of over 1000 American evangelical Protestants released… Continue reading New Study: Huge Income Potential to Charities from Evangelical Monthly Partner Prospects

Minno Brings ‘Laugh and Grow Bible For Kids’ to Life, Adapting Best-Selling Bible for Screen

NASHVILLE — Minno, a kids’ media company, announced today that its best-selling “Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids,” is being adapted for screen through vibrant animation. An initial four-episodes and Christmas Special for children ages 4-8+ will launch just in time for the holidays. The “Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids” animated series invites kids… Continue reading Minno Brings ‘Laugh and Grow Bible For Kids’ to Life, Adapting Best-Selling Bible for Screen

Thankful for a New Home in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Kateryna praises God for the Samaritan’s Purse workers who put windows in her home and a new roof on it, giving her a safe place to live after a missile destroyed her house in Ukraine. Kateryna – Ukrainian Homeowner: At first there was nothing, it was a normal day. It then turned into… Continue reading Thankful for a New Home in Ukraine

Ethiopian Convert Escapes Death

ETHIOPIA — When Ethiopian Daniel*, a staunch follower of Islam, came across a Bible, he decided to read it only so that he could disprove it. But encountering the gospel led him to convert and start following Jesus – and experience persecution from his family. *Name changed for security reasons.   Daniel: “People noticed me… Continue reading Ethiopian Convert Escapes Death

Being Family for Valentina This Christmas

COLOMBIA — Valentina (15) in Colombia is one of many Christian children who face persecution for their faith. It isn’t safe for her to live at home, because of guerrilla gangs and indigenous groups. Thanks to Christian charity Open Doors in, she’s able to receive shelter and a Christian education at their Colombia Children’s Centre… Continue reading Being Family for Valentina This Christmas

‘Don’t Miss the Very Real Needs of the Average Family Right Now,’ says LA Dream Center Co-founder Ahead of ‘Giving Tuesday’

LOS ANGELES — Ahead of “Giving Tuesday,” The Los Angeles Dream Center is kicking off its “Make 30 Matter” campaign, hoping to help the citizens of Los Angeles overcome steep financial hurdles heading into 2023. With inflation currently at 7.7%, 14.2% of LA County residents living below the poverty line, homelessness up 4.1% in the… Continue reading ‘Don’t Miss the Very Real Needs of the Average Family Right Now,’ says LA Dream Center Co-founder Ahead of ‘Giving Tuesday’

Providing Clean Water in Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to bring clean water to families in Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona by setting up water filtration systems in neighborhoods. Jeremiah Roberts – Samaritan’s Purse: In the wake of hurrican Fiona there’s been widespread loss of access to electricity and also to drinking water.… Continue reading Providing Clean Water in Puerto Rico

Open Doors Enables Mimi’s Family to Stay in Iraq

IRAQ — Mimi (12) was very young when she fled her home in Bartella with her grandparents after so-called Islamic State invaded the Nineveh Plains. Until recently, Mimi’s parents were considering leaving Iraq – until they received a microloan to set up a farm through Open Doors partners. Mimi: “I love Iraq, because it is… Continue reading Open Doors Enables Mimi’s Family to Stay in Iraq

Faith Comes By Hearing Presents ‘One Matchstick: The Senga Fire’

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Faith Comes By Hearing, an international Audio Bible organization, celebrates 50 years of ministry with the worldwide premiere of One Matchstick: The Senga Fire on December 4, 2022 at 6pm ET. “When we work together with our different gifts, we can say, God has accomplished this.” — Rev. Katete Jackson Jones, BiLTA,… Continue reading Faith Comes By Hearing Presents ‘One Matchstick: The Senga Fire’

Bringing Long-Term Relief to Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse has served more than 6 million people throughout the first seven months of their response in Ukraine. They have distributed over 33,000 metric tons of food within Ukraine in partnership with the local church. Their water systems and newly constructed freshwater wells have provided more than 15 million liters of water… Continue reading Bringing Long-Term Relief to Ukraine

GFA World Partner St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church Hosts Fall Festival for Stoney Creek Community

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — October 22, 2022 St. Cyprian BEC (https://www.bechurch.ca), mission partner of GFA World hosted a free Fall Festival for the community. We gratefully took advantage of one of the last warm weekends of the year for this event. Families and individuals were welcomed to the property we share with Gospel for Asia… Continue reading GFA World Partner St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church Hosts Fall Festival for Stoney Creek Community

Revisiting Syrian Widow Jina

SYRIA — In 2019, Open Doors visited Jina, whose husband Rober had been kidnapped by extremists early in the Syrian civil war. Jina has been raising their son, Apo, alone since then – but she continues to be supported by Open Doors. In 2019 Open Doors visited Jina, whose husband Rober had been kidnapped by… Continue reading Revisiting Syrian Widow Jina

CityServe Pledges to Help More Families in Ukraine Stay Warm, Plans to Deliver Another Million Meals

Grand Canyon University students, faculty and staff gathered in October to pack food for the people of Ukraine in an event organized by No Child Hungry and CityServe. (Photo Credit: CityServe International

BAKERSFIELD, CA — As an energy crisis unfolds in Europe, Ukrainians may face the inability to heat their homes, or lack the resources to do so. Consequently, CityServe International is partnering with over 6,700 churches in their church network in Eastern Europe to help deliver generators and C-train homes to Ukrainian families to ensure they… Continue reading CityServe Pledges to Help More Families in Ukraine Stay Warm, Plans to Deliver Another Million Meals

SoCal Harvest welcomes over 50,000 people to Angel Stadium and 160,000 online

ANAHEIM, CA — This weekend, SoCal Harvest returned to Angel Stadium and hosted over 210,000 attendees with more than 8,600 people making professions of faith. Embracing the theme of the “Jesus Revolution” of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the outreach event drew over 51,000 people to Angel Stadium and 161,000 online, where they enjoyed two nights… Continue reading SoCal Harvest welcomes over 50,000 people to Angel Stadium and 160,000 online

Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Point announce their first feature film, ‘Why the Nativity’

EL CAJON, CA — Premiering this Christmas as the first docudrama feature film from Turning Point Ministries, Why the Nativity? is a thought-provoking journey surrounding what Dr. Jeremiah calls “the most pivotal moment in human history—the birth of Jesus Christ.” Throughout the docudrama, Dr. Jeremiah draws from both the Old and New Testaments, providing answers… Continue reading Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Point announce their first feature film, ‘Why the Nativity’

Prayer for Ukraine and Russia

GALAȚI, ROMANIA — We still need to pray for peace in a Europe that is faced with the war in Ukraine. More than 8 months have passed since the Russian invasion and a ceasefire agreement has still not been reached. During this time, over 4 million people have fled the war and taken refuge in… Continue reading Prayer for Ukraine and Russia

Shoebox Gifts Bring Joy to Deaf Children in Namibia

NAMIBIA — The classroom was quiet as deaf Namibian boys and girls opened their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. There were no squeals of excitement or chattering, no shouting for friends to come and look at the fun gifts inside their shoebox. The Operation Christmas Child outreach event marked the first time that most of the… Continue reading Shoebox Gifts Bring Joy to Deaf Children in Namibia

Most Translated Film in History Releases 2,000th Language

Photo by JesusFilm.org

ORLANDO, FL — The most translated film of all time is now available in its 2,000th translation: Zo, a language spoken by approximately 65,000 people globally, including refugee and immigrant communities in 28 U.S. cities. Myanmar, where Zo is mainly spoken, is a primarily Buddhist country, and people report experiencing discrimination for their religious beliefs.… Continue reading Most Translated Film in History Releases 2,000th Language

World Vision Helps Children in Laos Improve Reading Skills

LAOS — World Vision’s iREAD project in Laos, which is funded by the Japanese government, is making a positive impact despite the pandemic-related educational challenges faced during 2021. According to World Vision, children supported by the project “are showing outstanding progress in reading skills, an encouraging sign for 2022.”[1] Before the pandemic, many children in… Continue reading World Vision Helps Children in Laos Improve Reading Skills

Open Doors Urges Believers to Pray On ‘International Day of Prayer’ for Persecuted Christians, Nov. 6

SANTA ANA, CA — This Sunday, November 6, Christians will pray for fellow believers around the world who are suffering for their faith during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). According to Open Doors’ World Watch List, more than 360 million Christians – 1 in 7 globally – live in places… Continue reading Open Doors Urges Believers to Pray On ‘International Day of Prayer’ for Persecuted Christians, Nov. 6

U.S. Charity Aims to Bring Hope to 60,000 Children, Orphans in Ukraine, Russia This Christmas

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based Christian charity is ramping up its efforts to bring hope to more than 60,000 children and orphans across Ukraine, Russia and the former Soviet Union this Christmas – 10,000 more children than last year. The huge-scale, church-led Immanuel’s Child outreach supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) gives… Continue reading U.S. Charity Aims to Bring Hope to 60,000 Children, Orphans in Ukraine, Russia This Christmas

Enjoying the Fall Season at Stoney Creek Pumpkin Fest

GFA World offered games and free balloons for children and families at the Stoney Creek Pumpkin Fest (https://www.gfa.ca).

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — On Saturday, October 15, 2022, the Stoney Creek community came together to celebrate the Pumpkin Fest. Families were out together, and many children had the opportunity to show off their amazing costumes. Gospel for Asia (GFA World, founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired… Continue reading Enjoying the Fall Season at Stoney Creek Pumpkin Fest

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