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From Lockdown to Locker Room: Best-Selling Author Josh McDowell Calls Church to Address ‘Natural Climate of Challenges’ Facing Gen Z

PLANO, TX — As the COVID-19 pandemic shows signs of slowing down and then accelerating again—like a perilous roller coaster ride–an apologist, who has worked with and researched young people in the church for nearly 55 years, is sounding the alarm about the impact of lockdown isolation on Generation Z—especially as they go back to… Continue reading From Lockdown to Locker Room: Best-Selling Author Josh McDowell Calls Church to Address ‘Natural Climate of Challenges’ Facing Gen Z

African Mission Healthcare launches ‘O2Africa’ campaign to provide $1M for critically needed oxygen to treat COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan Africa

DELAND, FL — African Mission Healthcare (AMH) has announced its O2Africa campaign to raise $1 million to make oxygen sustainably available to care for COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan Africa. AMH will immediately invest $360,000 made possible by the generosity of co-founder Mark Gerson and his wife Rabbi Erica Gerson, who are… Continue reading African Mission Healthcare launches ‘O2Africa’ campaign to provide $1M for critically needed oxygen to treat COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. Ministry Brings Christmas Joy to Russia’s ‘Forgotten’ Children

CHRISTMAS JOY FOR RUSSIAN ORPHANS: Across the former Soviet Union, needy and hurting children will receive gifts, children's Bibles, and a message of hope through Immanuel's Child, a Christmas outreach spearheaded by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org). SGA has a sign-up page on its website and a new video for churches and individuals in the U.S. that want to get involved.

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based evangelical mission that partners with local churches to serve orphans, widows, and others in need across Russia and the former Soviet Union aims to share the true meaning and hope of Christmas with 50,000 needy ‘forgotten’ children this year. From Russia’s capital Moscow to the Siberian wastelands — and… Continue reading U.S. Ministry Brings Christmas Joy to Russia’s ‘Forgotten’ Children

Virtual Bible and Archaeology Event October 24 and 25

WASHINGTON — The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of “Biblical Archaeology Review” (BAR), a niche magazine, will host its signature event online this fall. The 23rd Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, on October 24–25, offers live talks from leading Bible scholars and archaeologists from around the world via the popular Zoom computer application. Registered, paid participants… Continue reading Virtual Bible and Archaeology Event October 24 and 25

The Incredible Story of Corrie ten Boom | Washington Examiner

ISRAEL — Shaya Ben-Yehuda, managing director of international relations at Yad Vashem, shares regarding the incredible true story of Corrie ten Boom. In Jewish culture, we believe that only very few, the most virtuous of all, have the distinction of passing through the “gateway to the Lord” while still in this world. Similarly, very few… Continue reading The Incredible Story of Corrie ten Boom | Washington Examiner

ZEMA’s Unusual Mission in Africa

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ZION, IL – ZEMA is the acronym for the Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa. Based, somewhat ironically in Zion, Illinois, ZEMA ministers primarily to the Zionists of independent African churches. This would probably be an appropriate time to explain African Zionism. This requires setting aside any preconceived notions of the popular usage of Zionism related… Continue reading ZEMA’s Unusual Mission in Africa

D. James Kennedy Ministries Survey Reveals Christian Hunger for Fearless Pulpits

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — A write-in survey sent to friends and supporters of D. James Kennedy Ministries reveals that Christian respondents, by overwhelming margins, want their pastors to speak out on moral and cultural concerns. On issue after issue–abortion, religious liberty, poverty, sexual identity, Israel, Christian heritage, role of government, church in politics/government, and radical… Continue reading D. James Kennedy Ministries Survey Reveals Christian Hunger for Fearless Pulpits

Drive-In Church Services Overcome Hurdles in Mexico

QUERETARO, Mexico — Churches all over the world are finding creative ways to maintain social distancing and other restrictions while continuing to hold regular worship services. Such is the case of this church in Queretaro (que-RE-tah-roh), Mexico, which, despite many difficulties, was able to minister to the congregation in their cars. They parked at least… Continue reading Drive-In Church Services Overcome Hurdles in Mexico

Major Beirut Explosion Followed by Calls For Prayers for Peace and Healing

BEIRUT — A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut early Tuesday evening (August 4) has left thousands wounded and caused extensive damage according to early reports. “Everyone is in shock and devastated by what has happened. Our staff is all accounted for, but the SAT-7 studios have suffered minor damage. Please pray for calm… Continue reading Major Beirut Explosion Followed by Calls For Prayers for Peace and Healing

Slavic Gospel Association Surprises Russian Healthcare Heroes with ‘Love in Action’

RUSSIAN CHRISTIANS SPUR 'LOVE IN ACTION:' Supported by Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), evangelical Christians in Russia and the former Soviet Union have distributed groceries to provide more than 1.5 million free meals and a message of God's love to families facing hunger -- including frontline medical workers caring for COVID-19 patients.

LOVES PARK, IL — The Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) helped Evangelical Christians in Russia and the former Soviet Union to provide more than 1.5 million free meals to families facing hunger due to COVID-19 — even surprising frontline healthcare workers with food packages and a message of God’s love. “We’d like to share with you… Continue reading Slavic Gospel Association Surprises Russian Healthcare Heroes with ‘Love in Action’

Museum of the Bible Honors Corrie ten Boom

WASHINGTON — The Museum of the Bible has announced a new display celebrating the life of Holocaust hero Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman and devout Christian who hid hundreds of Jews and refugees from the Nazis during the Holocaust. The display has been done in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Corrie… Continue reading Museum of the Bible Honors Corrie ten Boom

Advice for Fellow Fathers: Seek the Father — David Jeremiah Voices | Christian Post

EL CAJON, CA — David Jeremiah shares his reflection on David, the fathers of the Bible, and longing for the Father this Father’s day season. Surrounding this Father’s Day I’ve been reflecting on King David and a few other fathers of the Bible that longed for the Father. Men whose names are taught for generations… Continue reading Advice for Fellow Fathers: Seek the Father — David Jeremiah Voices | Christian Post

CRC Survey: America in Potential Moral Freefall

PHOENIX, AZ – The opening paragraph of the Cultural Research Center sixth release of the results of the American Worldview Inventory 2020 introduces a frightening overview of our country’s perceptions of morality and moral choices. “Our nation is facing a potential moral freefall unthinkable to earlier generations—with a majority of Americans today no longer embracing… Continue reading CRC Survey: America in Potential Moral Freefall

In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on the ugly truths of world hunger: “Scandal of Starvation” — world hunger is a long-term social and global crisis, directly or indirectly causing around 9 million deaths each year –… Continue reading In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

Coronavirus: Churches Rush to Aid Russia’s Hungry as Crisis Deepens

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission to Russia and the former Soviet Union today announced its on-the-ground church taskforce has distributed more than 500,000 meals to desperate families as Russia’s coronavirus infections hit a new high. Russia has jumped to third place behind the U.S. and Brazil in new infections, now officially at more… Continue reading Coronavirus: Churches Rush to Aid Russia’s Hungry as Crisis Deepens

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Prayer Team

JERUSALEM – Psalm 122:6 is a prayer request with a promise. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” (KJV) This prayer exemplifies the heart of the work of the Jerusalem Prayer Team. Founder, Dr. Mike Evans, has an incomparable love and devotion for the land of Israel and the Jewish… Continue reading Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Prayer Team

He’s Alive! Myanmar Pastor Presumed Dead Returns Home to Family

WILLS POINT, TX – A national pastor in Myanmar supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) was forcibly removed at gunpoint from his home by five men on January 19, 2019. The men are believed to have been members of a rebel army that has been seeking control… Continue reading He’s Alive! Myanmar Pastor Presumed Dead Returns Home to Family

‘Christ Over COVID’ Calls for Global Prayer as Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Former Soviet Nations

Slavic Gospel Association launches international prayer campaign; responds to coming avalanche of spiritual and humanitarian needs LOVES PARK — With on-the-ground reports indicating Russia’s coronavirus peak is less than two weeks away, a pioneering ministry to the former Soviet bloc today launched a global campaign – “Christ Over COVID: Much Prayer, Much Power” – calling… Continue reading ‘Christ Over COVID’ Calls for Global Prayer as Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Former Soviet Nations

IFCJ Provides Passover Meals for 215,000 Worldwide During COVID-19

JERUSALEM — Leading up to Passover, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is helping hundreds of thousands of Jews prepare for a joyous holiday, especially those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate. The Fellowship has announced they are dedicating $3 million to help more than 215,000 Jews observe Passover in… Continue reading IFCJ Provides Passover Meals for 215,000 Worldwide During COVID-19

Initiator of School Prayer Guidelines, A Professor, Calls for National Day of Repentance

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Professor and Harvard graduate William Jeynes is organizing a National Day of Repentance for Easter, Sunday, April 12th. He is contacting governors to announce the proclamation for their states, and religious leaders to make the proclamation for their houses of worship and denominations. He is hopeful that President Trump will make… Continue reading Initiator of School Prayer Guidelines, A Professor, Calls for National Day of Repentance

Thirty-One Brazilians Find New Home in Holy Land Despite Coronavirus Challenges

JERUSALEM — In a miraculous display of fortuitousness and resolve, 31 new Jewish immigrants (olim) from Brazil managed to find their way to Israel last weekend despite myriad restrictions required to contain the spread of COVID-19. “The fact is that our work must continue,” said Yael Eckstein, president and CEO of the International Fellowship of… Continue reading Thirty-One Brazilians Find New Home in Holy Land Despite Coronavirus Challenges

Resolving the World Water Crisis for Good with Lasting Solutions to Defeat an Age-old Problem

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on solving the world water crisis, citing major initiatives to defeat an age-old problem of lack of access to clean water … so critical overall to combating disease and maintain healthy… Continue reading Resolving the World Water Crisis for Good with Lasting Solutions to Defeat an Age-old Problem

The 10th International Prayer Against Anti-Semitism and Nazism Unites Believers All Over the World

KIEV – The believers from more than 30 countries around the world prayed against anti-semitism and Nazism a short while ago. For the 10th year in a row, the representatives of various confessions and denominations from more than 300 churches were uniting in prayer, raising their voices and making a stand against this phenomenon. Which,… Continue reading The 10th International Prayer Against Anti-Semitism and Nazism Unites Believers All Over the World

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Why You Need to Pray, Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism Today

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, discusses reasons why we need to pray and speak out against anti-semitism today. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed annually on Jan. 27, we proclaim “Never again!” Yet the increase in anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world has many people… Continue reading Why You Need to Pray, Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism Today

Brazil’s President Appoints Creationist to Government Education Post

Brasília - O deputado Jair Bolsonaro durante promulgação da Emenda Constitucional 77, que permite médicos militares trabalharem no SUS (Antonio Cruz/Agência Brasil)

SAO PAULO – Jair Bolsonaro has been the elected President of Brazil since January 1, 2019. Brazil’s liberals and secular humanists were unable to prevent Bolsonaro from winning his 2018 presidential campaign. Christians and conservatives rallied to support his campaign that opposed homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, and drug liberalization with 55 percent of the vote.… Continue reading Brazil’s President Appoints Creationist to Government Education Post

National Marriage Week Runs February 7 to 14

NEW YORK — National Marriage Week USA announced today the upcoming launch of their 2020 campaign, which runs February 7-14th, and called for organizations across the United States to plan marriage-strengthening activities for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. National Marriage Week is a Campaign to Encourage Marriage, Reduce Divorce Rates, Curtail Poverty, and… Continue reading National Marriage Week Runs February 7 to 14

WCC Joins in Solemn Commemoration of Holocaust Anniversary

GENEVE — The World Council of Churches (WCC) joins in solemn commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz. In a joint comment, WCC moderator Dr Agnes Abuom and general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit reflect on the role this “full revelation of the extremity of human evil”… Continue reading WCC Joins in Solemn Commemoration of Holocaust Anniversary

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Trump Makes Pro-life History

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is demonstrating his commitment to pro-life values as the first president in history to speak in person at the March for Life Rally on Friday, January 24 in Washington, D.C. Last year, Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise appearance and the president also gave a message of support for… Continue reading Trump Makes Pro-life History

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During Hanukkah, I Pray for People of All Faiths Who Are Oppressed – Yael Eckstein Opinion | Fox News

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, shares her thoughts on Hanukkah and her hope and prayer for divine intervention, for the power of light to overcome the darkness of religious oppression wherever it exists. Hanukkah, which began Sunday night this year, commemorates a great Jewish victory over oppression by the… Continue reading During Hanukkah, I Pray for People of All Faiths Who Are Oppressed – Yael Eckstein Opinion | Fox News

Celebrating Light, Vanquishing Darkness – Yael Eckstein Opinion | CBN News

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, shares her thoughts on the close of 2019 as Christmas and Hanukkah coincide, the accomplishments made, all that still needs to be done, and the need to bring more of God’s light to so many who struggle in the darkness. Friends, it is the… Continue reading Celebrating Light, Vanquishing Darkness – Yael Eckstein Opinion | CBN News

‘I Am Inspired by My Father to Work Hard for What Really Matters’ – Yael Eckstein Opinion | LifeZette

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, shares her thoughts on her late father, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who passed away last February, the impact of his ministry, and the inspiration we can draw from his life well lived. Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing a moving memorial for my father,… Continue reading ‘I Am Inspired by My Father to Work Hard for What Really Matters’ – Yael Eckstein Opinion | LifeZette

Mother Reunited with IDF Officer Son Amid Wave of Ukrainian Aliyah

ISRAEL – A mother and son were reunited at Ben-Gurion Airport last week amid a wave of 260 new olim (immigrants) from the Ukraine. Tatiana Popovich (49) made aliyah from the small town of Bar, and was eager to reunite with her son, Maxim, who made aliyah to Israel several years ago to serve in… Continue reading Mother Reunited with IDF Officer Son Amid Wave of Ukrainian Aliyah

World’s Largest Underground Fortified Hospital Dedicates Wing to Ministry’s Founder

HAIFA — This week, the late Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein was honored with the dedication of the shock trauma unit at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel in his name. Those attending the dedication ceremony on October 28 included Eckstein’s daughter and President and CEO of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Mrs. Yael Eckstein, along… Continue reading World’s Largest Underground Fortified Hospital Dedicates Wing to Ministry’s Founder

Leading Jewish Publication Names Yael Eckstein to ‘Jewish 100’ for Her Work Building Bridges Between Christians and Jews

JERUSALEM — The Algemeiner, a leading publication in Israel, has unveiled its latest “Jewish 100” (J100) list—an exclusive roster of “the top one hundred individuals who have positively influenced Jewish life this past year.” The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is pleased to announce their new President, Mrs. Yael Eckstein, 35, has… Continue reading Leading Jewish Publication Names Yael Eckstein to ‘Jewish 100’ for Her Work Building Bridges Between Christians and Jews

Netanyahu: Deadly Germany Synagogue Attack Proof that ‘Anti-Semitism in Europe is Increasing’ | CBN

JERUSALEM, Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the terror attack near a synagogue in Halle, Germany that killed two people Wednesday is “additional testimony that anti-Semitism in Europe is increasing.” The anti-Semitic attack took place during Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Witnesses say the gunman tried but failed to break… Continue reading Netanyahu: Deadly Germany Synagogue Attack Proof that ‘Anti-Semitism in Europe is Increasing’ | CBN

Is This the Great Iranian Awakening?

TEHRAN – By nearly all accounts, more people in Iran are forsaking Islam and becoming followers of Jesus Christ than in any other country in the world. FAI Studios, producers of the movie “Sheep Among Wolves,” commented that “Muslim-background Iranians are leading a quiet but mass exodus out of Islam and bowing their knees to… Continue reading Is This the Great Iranian Awakening?

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US Evangelicals Visited Saudi Arabia on Eve of 9/11

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – A high profile group of US Christian leaders visited Saudi Arabia on the eve of 9/11. During their visit, the delegation issued a statement including why their visit coincided with the 9/11 tragedy. “While it may surprise some that we would choose the week of ‪September 11 to visit the Kingdom,… Continue reading US Evangelicals Visited Saudi Arabia on Eve of 9/11

Global Water Crisis Spreads to Australia

CANBERRA – The global water crisis continues to spread almost indiscriminately from continent to continent and nation to nation. Australia heads into the Southern Hemisphere summer with populated portions already reeling from a “serious” to “severe” water crisis as a result of 32 months of drought. WaterNSW (New South Wales) has experienced extreme low inflows… Continue reading Global Water Crisis Spreads to Australia

Water Scarcity Heading for Crisis in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT – The spotlight of the global water crisis is currently shining on the countries of Central Asia, particularly Uzbekistan. In “Water: A Time Bomb in Central Asia,” Aqua Doc emphasized that, “Agricultural water use in Central Asian countries is of vital importance, especially for Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. These countries employ inefficient irrigation methods.… Continue reading Water Scarcity Heading for Crisis in Uzbekistan

Anti-Semitism and Christian Persecution Rising Around World

JERUSALEM – Acts of both Anti-Semitism and Christian persecution are rising around the world. Chris Mitchell of CBN News reports on a new organization that will challenge the church to confront these acts of hate. From synagogue shootings in the United States to Christians imprisoned in Iran or China, Jews and Christians are under assault… Continue reading Anti-Semitism and Christian Persecution Rising Around World

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Ben Kinchlow is Home — 1936 – 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH – Ben Kinchlow’s warm, smiling face graced our living room for nearly two decades as the host of The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network. Today, Ben Kinchlow is looking at the warm, smiling face of Jesus as He has welcomed Ben with the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”… Continue reading Ben Kinchlow is Home — 1936 – 2019

Firebomb Destroys Daystar’s Jerusalem TV Studio

JERUSALEM – Firebombs devastated the Jerusalem television studios of the Daystar television broadcast studios during the weekend of May 19-20. Jerusalem is the perennial focal point of conflict levied against the State of Israel by Muslim extremists whether nation-states like Iran and Turkey or terrorist organizations like Hamas, Hezbollah, and the PLA. Jerusalem has been… Continue reading Firebomb Destroys Daystar’s Jerusalem TV Studio

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National Day of Prayer and Holocaust Remembrance Share Same Day

WASHINGTON, DC – May 1st and 2nd are inextricably conjoined in 2019 as the former is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) and the latter is the National Day of Prayer. The two days do not often adjoin or overlap. Holocaust Remembrance Day is scheduled according to the Hebrew calendar on the 27th day of the… Continue reading National Day of Prayer and Holocaust Remembrance Share Same Day

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Australia Increases Its Presence in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – Slowly but surely, countries around the world are beginning to openly demonstrate their support of the nation of Israel with Jerusalem as its capital. Following the United States’ relocation of its embassy, several other countries have declared their intent to move their embassies to Jerusalem in the future. So far, the U.S. and… Continue reading Australia Increases Its Presence in Jerusalem

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Explorer’s Mission to Discover Lost Biblical Locations

A former FBI trained police investigator and SWAT team member Bob Cornuke is now a Biblical investigator, international explorer, and author of eleven books. He has participated in over seventy-three expeditions around the world searching for lost locations described in the Bible. These journeys include searching for the real Mount Sinai in Egypt and Saudi… Continue reading Explorer’s Mission to Discover Lost Biblical Locations

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Another Miracle on the Sea of Galilee

KINNERET – Millions of tourists visit Lake Kinneret in Israel every year. They visit because, since Biblical times and amongst Christians today, it is known as the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee and the surrounding areas have been the sites of much of Jesus’ earthly ministry and many of His miracles recording in… Continue reading Another Miracle on the Sea of Galilee

Dying of Thirst: the Global Clean Water Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report on the global clean water crisis: Discussing the crucial quest for access to clean drinking water. The widespread lack of clean water is a crisis we can’t ignore. The statistics are mind-numbing. 502,000 people die each year from diarrhea—caused by unsafe drinking water.[1] 2.1 billion… Continue reading Dying of Thirst: the Global Clean Water Crisis