Amid COVID 19, Wycliffe is expanding its reach for Bible translators with V-MAST, a web version of Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation methodology.

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization working with national translators with close to 1,200 languages in progress, is expanding its Bible translation technological reach with V-MAST, a video conferencing version of the MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation) methodology. Initially developed as a collaboration tool to allow national Bible translators to collaborate across great…

National Commission for Minorities, inaugurated in Pakistan on 5 May, has been welcomed as “an important step” towards the protection of religious freedom

The long-awaited National Commission for Minorities, now inaugurated in Pakistan on 5 May, has been welcomed as “an important step” in the country’s “continuing journey towards the protection of religious freedom” by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Commissioner Johnnie Moore added that the formation of the minorities commission is “undoubtedly a…

Prison Fellowship joins International Corrections and Prison Association in applauding correctional staff during Coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON — Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is partnering with the International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA) in honoring the work of prison and correctional staff during the Coronavirus pandemic. The ICPA’s global #WeApplaud Campaign and its partners will send messages of support to jurisdictions in…

Pulse will host Make Jesus Known, a two-hour online apologetics event on May 30 to equip the global church to preach the gospel.

MINNEAPOLIS — Pulse, the evangelism movement founded by Nick Hall, will host Make Jesus Known, a two-hour online apologetics event on May 30 to equip the global church to preach the gospel. The event, which is being held in partnership with RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries), will honor the life and ministry of Ravi Zacharias…

Luis Palau Association will host a global festival on May 30, 2020: Stories of Hope - An Online Festival Experience, led by Andrew Palau & his wife, Wendy.

PORTLAND, OR — In a massive effort to share hope with millions around the world during this pandemic, the Luis Palau Association will host a global festival on May 30, 2020. This online event, called Stories of Hope: An Online Festival Experience, will be led by Andrew Palau and his wife, Wendy. It will feature…

A global livestream memorial service will honor the life of Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died after a brief battle with cancer.

ATLANTA — A global livestream memorial service will honor the life of Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died on May 19, at age 74, after a brief battle with cancer. The celebration of Zacharias’s life and legacy will be streamed live at RZIM.org/RaviMemorial on May 29 at 11 a.m. ET. Ravi Zacharias spent…

Empowering churches to teach Bible principles to public elementary students in their schools is launching a refreshing summer reading program this week.

BEDFORD, TX — An afterschool ministry that empowers local churches to wade outside of their four walls to teach Bible principles to public elementary students in their schools is launching a refreshing summer reading program this week. The too-cool tool is designed to help parents continue routine summer education in this anything but a normal…

9 million people will die in a coronavirus worsened scandal of starvation this year, according to a new report today marking World Hunger Day on May 28.

WILLS POINT, TX — It’s estimated that nine million people will die in a coronavirus-worsened ‘scandal of starvation’ this year, according to a new report today marking World Hunger Day — an annual awareness event — on May 28.Yet astonishingly, families, restaurants and hospitals around the world will throw away $1 trillion worth of food…

When Mincaye closed his eyes in death, he opened them to see the open arms of his Savior, and his brother-in-Christ, Nate Saint. Now that’s a miracle.

ECUADOR – On April 29, 2020, Steve Saint reported that “A kind, gentle, fun-loving man has just died deep in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador.” Saint, who has spent years as a missionary in those jungles called Mincaye “his best friend in the world.” No doubt, if you have seen the film “Beyond the Spear”…

Convoy of Hope has distinguished itself over the past five weeks during the Coronavirus pandemic, delivering more than 10 million meals to needy families.

SPRINGFIELD, MO – According to its website, Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response. The Donaldson siblings experienced extraordinary compassion from Christian families following their father’s death in an automobile accident. Having been the recipients of such…

Wycliffe Associates has recently identified 10 language groups that don’t yet have complete Bibles, although translation projects began decades ago.

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, has recently identified 10 language groups that don’t yet have complete Bibles, although translation projects began decades ago. “Some were thrilled when missionaries translated even a single book of the Bible,”…

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom welcomed the Pakistani government’s recent establishment of the National Commission for Minorities.

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the Pakistani government’s recent establishment of the National Commission for Minorities to oversee religious minorities’ rights.. In a June 2014 ruling, the Pakistani Supreme Court directed the government to form a commission “to monitor the practical realization of the rights and safeguards provided…

Gospel for Asia is gearing up to respond to a super cyclone in South Asia, where a coronavirus surge is also being fought creating a health & hunger crisis

WILLS POINT, TX — One of America’s biggest mission agencies, Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, was gearing up today to respond to a ‘super cyclone’ in South Asia — a region also battling a coronavirus surge that’s created a health and hunger crisis….

Over $150,000 was raised to help churches struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic during a charity simulcast event Friday

Simulcast COVID-19 event drew 258,000 viewers Over $150,000 was raised to help churches struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic during a charity event simulcast Friday, The event was co-sponsored by Right Now Media that featured Christian leaders, celebrities, and athletes. The Churches Helping Churches Challenge announced Monday that its May 15 benefit simulcast drew over…

"a whopping majority believe we have a unique, God-given calling" the disconnect is discovered by drilling into how that calling and purpose are defined.

PHOENIX, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University has released the fourth in a series of reports included in its American Worldview Inventory.“Seeking Purpose and Success” follows three previous reports summarized in Missions Box News articles entitled “Barna Defines the Dilemma of Christianity in Digital Babylon” (March 17, 2020), “Biblical Worldview…

FaithWords and Minno Kids are pleased to announce its Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids* has won the 2020 Christian Book Award in the Children's category.

NASHVILLE — FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group, and Minno Kids are pleased to announce its Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids* has won the 2020 Christian Book Award in the Children’s category. Written by VeggieTales® Creator Phil Vischer, the Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids was originally released in September 2019 and quickly…

American Heritage Girls is hosting a week dedicated to honoring medical professional "heroes" amid the COVID-19 global crisis in 1st ever Medical Hero Week.

CINCINNATI — White coats, gloves, and masks have become iconic symbols amid the current COVID-19 global crisis. American Heritage Girls (AHG) is hosted a week dedicated to honoring the medical professional “heroes” behind the coats, gloves, and masks with the organization’s first-ever AHG Medical Hero Week — that ran from April 27- May 1, 2020….

Founder of Retired Reformation challenged American senior retirees to take the lead in the battle against coronavirus induced anxiety and panic.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The founder of a movement to inject purpose into the lives of America’s retirees today challenged seniors to take the lead in the battle against coronavirus-induced anxiety and panic. A new survey by the American Psychiatric Association revealed almost half of Americans are anxious about catching the coronavirus and more than a…

A house church Chinese pastor in Hunan, China, was arrested for “inciting subversion” after refusing to join the ruling Chinese Communist controlled church.

A house church pastor in China’s Hunan province has been arrested for “inciting subversion of state power” after he refused to join the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s Three-Self Patriotic Association. Radio Free Asia reports that pastor Zhao Huaiguo, the founder of Bethel Church, was arrested on April 2 in China’s Hunan province, after being criminally…