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Virtual Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV

WASHINGTON — The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) magazine, will host its signature event online this fall. The 24th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest on October 16–17, 2021 offers live talks from leading Bible scholars and archaeologists from around the world via Zoom. Paid participants can enjoy a weekend of accessible, online learning… Continue reading Virtual Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV

MORE for Missionary Kids in Canada

DELTA, BC – MORE Network Services is one of only a few missional organizations in North America that specializes in facilitating the growth of missionary kids (MKs). Now in its 10th year, MORE is achieving its goal of mission-sending and training organizations, churches, and individuals to work “collaboratively and congenially” with each other. Network members… Continue reading MORE for Missionary Kids in Canada

Ratio Christi – Defending the Faith on Campus

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LAFAYETTE, IN – Ratio Christi is observing its tenth year of ministry in the most hostile place for Christianity in the United States – at the university campus. The non-profit is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. The ministry was established… Continue reading Ratio Christi – Defending the Faith on Campus

Open Eyes Is Accelerating Access to the Gospel

WHEATON, IL – The men on the motorcycles are “Mobile Messengers,” and they are heading out to share the Gospel of Christ with people who live in hard-to-reach places. The Mobile Messengers play a significant role in the ministry of Open Eyes, Open Eyes’ Mobile Messengers are recruited from indigenous Christian leaders. They are trained… Continue reading Open Eyes Is Accelerating Access to the Gospel

Pastors, Who You Gonna Call?

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LEESBURG, FL – The most important people in my life, as a demographic, have been my pastors. You probably feel the same. October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and the second Sunday in October is observed as Pastor Appreciation Day. It is fitting, therefore, that we dedicate at least one article to appreciating the men who… Continue reading Pastors, Who You Gonna Call?

Faith Mission Canada – Prayer, Evangelism, & Revival

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON – Missions Box recently featured a story about Village Missions in Canada. I decided to follow up on that with another Christian missionary agency that is also committed to sharing God’s Word with our neighbors to the north. That decision may be somewhat connected to the fact that I lived there for nearly… Continue reading Faith Mission Canada – Prayer, Evangelism, & Revival

Village Missions: Preach the Word & Love the People

MISSION, BC – The calling and thrust of Village Missions of Canada is to “Preach the Word & Love the People.” More than 60 million people live in rural areas of North America, including many of whom are isolated from major metropolitan areas. To that extent, we are not all that different than other regions… Continue reading Village Missions: Preach the Word & Love the People

Willing Hands and Hearts Needed in Louisiana

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are in Southeast Louisiana tarping roofs, removing debris, and cutting downed trees for homeowners who were impacted by Hurricane Ida. But more volunteers are urgently needed to come alongside these hurting residents and let them know that God has not forgotten them. Debbie Anderson, Homeowner: This down here is… Continue reading Willing Hands and Hearts Needed in Louisiana

Praising God for Salvations in Northern California

PUMAS COUNTY, CA — As they pressure washed fire retardant off houses in Northern California after the Dixie fire, God used Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to lead three people to salvation in Christ. The teams are now preparing to soon sift through ashes of burnt houses to help recover cherished items for hurting homeowners. Leroy Wentz, Samaritan’s… Continue reading Praising God for Salvations in Northern California

Feeding Families in Vietnam

VIETNAM — Samaritan’s Purse distributed food packages containing rice, vegetables, and other nutritious supplies to families in Vietnam who are struggling during the pandemic. Minh Nguyen, Samaritan’s Purse Program Development Manager: It is 5:00 AM here, and we are loading up 250 food packages to be distributed. Here’s our supplies. We have some food items,… Continue reading Feeding Families in Vietnam

Samaritan’s Purse Provides Ongoing Recovery Work in Haiti

HAITI — Samaritan’s Purse continues to serve in Jesus’ Name in the aftermath of a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti’s southern peninsula on Aug. 14. Their DC-8 aircraft flew out just one day after the disaster with a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and tons of emergency relief. They quickly set up an… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Provides Ongoing Recovery Work in Haiti

Billy Graham Chaplains Give Hope to Tennessee Flood Victims

WAVERLY / HUMPHREYS COUNTY, TN — Billy Graham chaplains are ministering to flood victims in Middle Tennessee where 20 people lost their lives in recent floodwaters. Resident Shane Gannon shares what it was like in the midst of such a disaster and how the Billy Graham team has impacted his community. Shane Gannon – Homeowner:… Continue reading Billy Graham Chaplains Give Hope to Tennessee Flood Victims

Providing Clean Water in Haiti

MANICHE, HAITI — Samaritan’s Purse set up a community water treatment unit to provide clean drinking water for people in Maniche, Haiti, after the town’s water supply was severed following a massive earthquake that also caused many area wells to collapse.. Its close proximity to the epicenter left it almost completely leveled—90 percent of homes… Continue reading Providing Clean Water in Haiti

Sharing Christ’s Love With Tennessee Flood Victims

WAVERLY, TN – Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are in Waverly, Tennessee, after extreme flooding killed more than 20 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses. They are helping with cleanup and sharing Christ’s love with hurting homeowners. Nathan Curtis – Assistant Pastor, Open Bible Assembly: Unexpected. It was like a tsunami, like a wave of… Continue reading Sharing Christ’s Love With Tennessee Flood Victims

Serving Flood Victims in North Carolina

HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC – Samaritan’s Purse is in Haywood County, North Carolina, helping flood victims and homeowners clean up their houses after a foot of rain fell in 24 hours and caused massive flooding. Andrew Metcalfe, Samaritan’s Purse: We’re here in Haywood County, North Carolina, where last week they received over 12 inches of rain… Continue reading Serving Flood Victims in North Carolina

Emergency Field Hospital Arrives in Les Cayes, Haiti

LES CAYES, HAITI — Samaritan’s Purse is raising an Emergency Field Hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti, to support a local hospital that was badly damaged during the recent earthquake. The 36-bed medical facility will help provide critical care for the many injured in the devastation. Kaitlyn Lahm, Samaritan’s Purse: This Chinook helicopter has just landed… Continue reading Emergency Field Hospital Arrives in Les Cayes, Haiti

World Missionary Press Celebrates 60 Years

NEW PARIS, IN – This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of World Missionary Press (WMP). Watson and Rose Goodman came home to the States from Africa in 1961 with a vision to “launch a worldwide Scripture-producing ministry.” The Lord “energized, directed, and provided” for them and the vision He had given them.… Continue reading World Missionary Press Celebrates 60 Years

MAF Couple Celebrates 15 years of Flying Ministry

KAMPALA, UGANDA – A Christian couple from the south of England have completed 15 years of flying ministry relief work with the world’s largest humanitarian airline Mission Aviation Fellowship. Greg and Jill Vine look back on what’s inspired them as they’ve worked with MAF during that time both in Chad and Uganda. Jill and Greg… Continue reading MAF Couple Celebrates 15 years of Flying Ministry

All Things Possible – Marine Turned Missionary

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – “There are times that bad stuff is going to happen, no matter how much you try and prevent it. It’s what you do afterward that makes a difference.” – excerpt from the opening of the documentary movie, “Triggered.” All Things Possible is a unique faith-based organization founded by Victor Marx. Marx… Continue reading All Things Possible – Marine Turned Missionary

MegaVoice Releases New Tablet Device, ‘The Envision Bible,’ Allowing for Greater Worldwide Access to the Bible

MEDIA ADVISORY – MegaVoice, the organization that pioneered solar-powered audio Bibles, recently released the Envision Bible, a tablet designed specifically for visual learners, the deaf, and the hearing impaired so they can experience the content of the Bible. The high quality touchscreen tablet offers both security and accessibility, along with an intuitive, icon-based, easy-to-navigate user… Continue reading MegaVoice Releases New Tablet Device, ‘The Envision Bible,’ Allowing for Greater Worldwide Access to the Bible

Faith-Based Documentary ‘ENDS OF THE EARTH’ Comes to Movie Theaters Nationwide for a Two-Night Only Cinematic Event on October 18 and 21

NASHVILLE, TENN – From Change Media and Mission Aviation Fellowship, the inspirational documentary ENDS OF THE EARTH will debut in movie theaters nationwide for two nights this October. The film weaves together past and present stories about the incredible lengths pilots, missionaries and local believers go to in order to bring the love of Jesus… Continue reading Faith-Based Documentary ‘ENDS OF THE EARTH’ Comes to Movie Theaters Nationwide for a Two-Night Only Cinematic Event on October 18 and 21

Lutheran Bible Translators

CONCORDIA, MO – The Bible is the number one best-selling book of all time. About 20 million are sold in the United States annually. Ninety percent of all U.S. households possess at least one Bible. It is not uncommon for a Christian family to own three or four or more Bibles. Why is Bible translation… Continue reading Lutheran Bible Translators

MAF Delivers Vital Covid Vaccines to Remote Mountain Clinic in Lesotho

KUEBUNYANE, LESOTHO – A Mission Aviation Fellowship aircraft is the only way to safely deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the mountain people of Kuebunyane in Lesotho in Southern Africa. Kuebunyane comprises several remote villages with a combined population of more than 62,000 and is an eight-hour overland journey from the nearest hospital facility in Qachas Nek.… Continue reading MAF Delivers Vital Covid Vaccines to Remote Mountain Clinic in Lesotho

Restoring Dreams in Germany After Devastating Floods

AHRWEILER, GERMANY – Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with To All Nations to aid Victoria and others who have been impacted by the widespread flooding in Germany’s Rhineland-Pfalz region. To date, more than 1,500 volunteers have helped over 360 individuals clean out their homes and businesses while also comforting and encouraging them. For Victoria, the past… Continue reading Restoring Dreams in Germany After Devastating Floods

Key Life: 15 Minutes of Grace

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MAITLAND, FL – Do you ever have days when you feel like you are a mission field? Days when our spiritual enemy has attacked you from every direction? Days when it seemed like you could do nothing right? Days when you did, said, or thought things that offended God and others? Days when you had… Continue reading Key Life: 15 Minutes of Grace

Rescuing Children from Slavery in Pakistan: One Organization’s Fight to Give Housing and Hope to Girls Rescued from Bonded Labor

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NASHVILLE – In May 2019, One by One – a UK-based global missions organization with a heart for the poor and broken across the Third World – opened King’s Children’s Home, near Lahore in Pakistan, to rehouse and give hope to children rescued from brick factory bonded labor in that country. The home opened with… Continue reading Rescuing Children from Slavery in Pakistan: One Organization’s Fight to Give Housing and Hope to Girls Rescued from Bonded Labor

Tokyo Games Outreach Team Continues Creative Evangelism Efforts

TOKYO, JAPAN – As the Tokyo Games reach their final few days an evangelism team of International Mission Board missionaries are using all means possible to share the Christian message in a nation where 99% of the population is yet to know Jesus. From teaching English on the streets, to even dressing up as a… Continue reading Tokyo Games Outreach Team Continues Creative Evangelism Efforts

On August 12th, Top Industry Leaders Will Answer Your Burning Questions on How to Build a Healthy Work Culture in a Post-COVID Season

HOUSTON – As the nation is crawling back to work, organizations are more than ever realizing the importance of building a post COVID team culture that will engage and retain top talent. Culture Conference, a free digital conference that provides practical talks from today’s top leaders, will help ministry leaders build thriving teams, cultivate inspiring… Continue reading On August 12th, Top Industry Leaders Will Answer Your Burning Questions on How to Build a Healthy Work Culture in a Post-COVID Season

Christian Charity Supports Anti-Trafficking Campaign During Tokyo Games

TOKYO, JAPAN – Throughout the Tokyo Games several high profile athletes are lending their support to an anti-trafficking campaign called It’s A Penalty. They are featured in a 30 second video appearing on video screens across the city through the Olympics highlighting the need to bring an end to abuse and exploitation. And in partnership… Continue reading Christian Charity Supports Anti-Trafficking Campaign During Tokyo Games

‘Game On’ for IMB Olympics Ministry Team

TOKYO, JAPAN  – Throughout the Tokyo Olympics IMB missionaries are on the streets of the city creatively sharing the Gospel. While many Christians from across the globe were unable to join their outreach efforts due to travel restrictions these bold believers are seeing a remarkable response as they find various ways to bridge the gap… Continue reading ‘Game On’ for IMB Olympics Ministry Team

Sewing Machine from Gospel for Asia Was Truly a Gift from God

SOUTH ASIA – Lalita is a widow who was struggling to make ends meet after her husband passed away. Through its Christmas Gift Catalog GFA World (Gospel for Asia) gave her a sewing machine which enabled her to earn a living through tailoring work. How one simple tool provided income for a family in desperate… Continue reading Sewing Machine from Gospel for Asia Was Truly a Gift from God

Bringing Relief After Metro Detroit Floods

DETROIT, MI – Samaritan’s Purse is in Metro Detroit helping devastated homeowners after seven inches of rain drenched the area late last month and caused massive flooding. Volunteers are urgently needed to assist in the cleanup effort and share the love of Christ with those affected by the storm. Matt Campbell, Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief:… Continue reading Bringing Relief After Metro Detroit Floods

Outside the Bowl

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PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA – There are essentially two major problems when it comes to hunger among impoverished families. First, there is food scarcity. That doesn’t mean that there is not an adequate global supply of food to feed everyone. There is. The problem is that the food is not readily available to the hungry people… Continue reading Outside the Bowl

Disaster Relief Team Deploys to Germany in Wake of Flooding

GERMANY — A Samaritan’s Purse disaster assistance response team (DART) has arrived in hard-hit Western Germany to aid in massive flood relief efforts. These international specialists are assisting a local team of 150 German staff and volunteers who have already been hard at work in the devastated city of Ahrweiler. Since July 15—just 24 hours… Continue reading Disaster Relief Team Deploys to Germany in Wake of Flooding

Showing God’s Love to Flood Victims in Michigan

MICHIGAN – Eleni Zoyiopoulos is 81 years old and she left Greece many years ago to make her home in the United States. Eleni and her husband were restaurant servers and did whatever was needed in order to provide for themselves and their children. But after recent catastrophic flooding hit the greater Detroit area, nearly… Continue reading Showing God’s Love to Flood Victims in Michigan

Serving the Mississippi Delta in Jesus’ Name

MISSISSIPPI – Samaritan’s Purse quickly responded after major flooding hit Desha County, Arkansas, and Bolivar County, Mississippi. More than 20 inches of rain fell in some areas. Some homeowners had to evacuate, and others were rescued by boat. Volunteers worked hard, serving for weeks in both of these states, bringing physical relief and spiritual encouragement… Continue reading Serving the Mississippi Delta in Jesus’ Name

More than 500,000 Decisions for Christ in Tanzania Multi-City Crusade

TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA – Christ for All Nations (CfaN) just wrapped up its second “Operation Decapolis” campaign in Africa, where they documented 519,498 decisions for Christ. The six-week outreach culminated in 5 mass Gospel campaigns held simultaneously in the cities of Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, and Tunduma across the East African nation of Tanzania. The… Continue reading More than 500,000 Decisions for Christ in Tanzania Multi-City Crusade

Military Couple Finds Faith, Hope in Marriage

SAMARITAN LODGE, ALASKA – Through Operation Heal Our Patriots, Marine Gunnery Sergeant David Mercado learned that God could heal their marriage and give them real hope. David Mercado, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, Ret.: I did one deployment in Afghanistan. We used to do a lot of security details. You name it, they stuck us on it.… Continue reading Military Couple Finds Faith, Hope in Marriage

Loving South Sudan In Deed And Truth

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TONJ, SOUTH SUDAN – According to the World Watch List, the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011 left both countries in chaos. This was especially true on a personal level for thousands of Christians who were starving, killed, injured, or displaced during attempts to force Sudan to become an Islamic state. Sabet Kuj… Continue reading Loving South Sudan In Deed And Truth

TEL Evangelism

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CEDAR HILL, TX – Elgin and Dorothy Taylor became the first African-American missionaries to Japan in 1959. Their 23 years on the island of Okinawa were merely the beginning of their 55 years of service in foreign missions. Following a brief retirement due to health reasons, the couple returned to missionary work, founding TEL International… Continue reading TEL Evangelism

The Loving Response of The Great Passion Play to the Vandalization of Christ of the Ozarks

EUREKA SPRINGS, AR – Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs’ streets are lined with Victorian homes and buildings hugging cliff sides, one-of-a-kind shops, fine dining, art galleries, bed & breakfasts, cabins, and much more. Eureka Springs is a National Historic Site that has been called the ‘Stairstep Town’ because of its steep terrain and… Continue reading The Loving Response of The Great Passion Play to the Vandalization of Christ of the Ozarks

The Story of Heartbeat International

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TAMPA, FL – The vision for Heartbeat International formed when Federico Alfaro, a young doctor who had recently completed his residency at Baylor University, was in Guatemala and presented the case of a 17-year-old boy who had a serious heart block. A heart block occurs when the electrical signals that control your heartbeat malfunction. That… Continue reading The Story of Heartbeat International

The Amazing Amazi Water Story in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI – Burundi is a landlocked African country about the size of the state of Maryland. It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and the DRC to the west. Lake Tanganyika comprises much of its southern border. One of the poorest nations in the world, it has been called… Continue reading The Amazing Amazi Water Story in Burundi

Christian Ministries Eager to ‘Ramp Up Conversation’ with Post-COVID Generation, New Survey Finds

COMMUNICATING IN A POST-COVID WORLD: Christian ministries and nonprofits are eager to "ramp up the conversation" with the post-COVID generation, a new survey suggests. They're looking to increase their online video and live-chat offerings to engage people who want "real relationships and genuine community" in the post-COVID world. Click on image for higher resolution.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Christian ministries and nonprofits are eager to “ramp up the conversation” with the post COVID generation, a new survey suggests. They’re looking to increase their online video and live-chat offerings to engage people who want “real relationships and genuine community” in the post-COVID world. The survey of Christian leaders — conducted last… Continue reading Christian Ministries Eager to ‘Ramp Up Conversation’ with Post-COVID Generation, New Survey Finds

New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

KINGWOOD, TX – The New Hope Initiative (NHI) is a faith-based, non-profit organization that has a compelling desire to bring real positive change to some of the poorest communities in the world, according to their website. The New Hope initiative promotes self-sustaining projects to break the cycle of poverty by partnering with local leadership in… Continue reading New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

World Gospel Mission: Never Settle for Less than …

MARION, IN – World Gospel Mission (WGM) activated when two Christian families ventured to China in 1910 to minister alongside two native Chinese Christians. Those families prepared the field in which WGM’s subsequent sowing of the Gospel seed would become successful. Sent with Purpose By 1920, WGM had 15 missionaries, 50 Chinese workers, and hundreds… Continue reading World Gospel Mission: Never Settle for Less than …

Master, Mission, Mate: WinShape Foundation – I am Third

BERRY, GA – The WinShape Foundation developed from the heart of the man who thought that cows don’t say “Moo.” He was convinced that they said, “Eat more Chikun!” His name was Truett Cathy. He was also the founder of Chick-fil-A. Mr. Cathy was fully-committed to letting his light shine for Christ so that others… Continue reading Master, Mission, Mate: WinShape Foundation – I am Third

Literacy: One of the Great Miracle Cures for Limitations on the Human Spirit

Resolving the Limitations Illiteracy Places on the Human Spirit WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on illiteracy, the dominant disabler to flourishing for millions around the world, and the miraculous potential of literacy that is able to change the lives of men, women and children for generations. Few… Continue reading Literacy: One of the Great Miracle Cures for Limitations on the Human Spirit

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Celebrates a Milestone, Serving More Than 2 Million People in 2021

JERUSALEM — In 2021, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) helped more than 2 million people by supplying basic essentials and financial assistance to 1 million people, providing security to more than 800,000 people encountering threats of terrorism and anti-Semitism, and helping more than 5,000 Jews return home to Israel. Throughout this… Continue reading The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Celebrates a Milestone, Serving More Than 2 Million People in 2021

Nigerian Boy’s Dream to be a Doctor

PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA — Sele was very young when his father was murdered for his faith. It was part of a wave of violence in Nigeria’s Plateau State. Now Sele is 13, and has hope for the future to save lives a doctor through schooling paid for by Open Doors partners. For many Christian children… Continue reading Nigerian Boy’s Dream to be a Doctor