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ICEJ: Our Ambassadors to Israel

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – It may come as a surprise to many Christians that we have an embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. Not the U.S. Embassy that was relocated to the capital of Israel in 2018. It’s the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, and it has been open for 40 years. The embassy was opened in… Continue reading ICEJ: Our Ambassadors to Israel

Physical Therapist Obeys Calling to the Middle East

MIDDLE EAST — A physical therapist takes her career to the Arabian Peninsular, treating pain in people’s bodies and pointing them to the one who provides peace to their souls. “I wanted to go to one of the toughest countries in the world where there’s been no church before, because I wanted to do something… Continue reading Physical Therapist Obeys Calling to the Middle East

Christian Slum School is a Lifeline for Kenyan Children

KENYA — COVID-19 is a global pandemic and has caused worldwide upheavals. But for a small Christian preschool in the slum of Nakuru town in Kenya, a Government shut down of schools countrywide has not prevented the small staff of 8 Christians from continuing to care for these precious little children. GNA Kenya reporter Tony… Continue reading Christian Slum School is a Lifeline for Kenyan Children

Bringing Medical Care to Suffering Families in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — The weight of the humanitarian crisis in Tigray is palpable, but it’s rarely in the news—even as urban areas in northern Ethiopia swell with traumatized families living in schools and tarp shelters. Samaritan’s Purse has been working in this region since February providing emergency food, cooking kits, and other relief. They have airlifted more… Continue reading Bringing Medical Care to Suffering Families in Ethiopia

Heartbroken Woman Finds Jesus After Boulder Tragedy

BOULDER, CO — The shooting that killed 10 people in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, left locals shaken and asking questions, including a young woman named Daismarie. She met Billy Graham chaplains who told her about the love of Jesus Christ and offered prayer. Find out how that conversation forever changed her life. Will… Continue reading Heartbroken Woman Finds Jesus After Boulder Tragedy

Malaria Makes Comeback Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on Malaria making a comeback amid the worldwide impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic. It’s a back-and-forth battle growing… Continue reading Malaria Makes Comeback Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Caring for Alabama Locals in Aftermath of Tornado

TUSCALOOSA, AL — Billy Graham chaplains are caring for Tuscaloosa and Dallas County locals in Alabama, United States in the aftermath of a series of tornadoes ripped through the area earlier this month. “I feel better knowing that somebody is actually praying for me,” one resident said. This past weekend, the Billy Graham Rapid Response… Continue reading Caring for Alabama Locals in Aftermath of Tornado

Somebody Cares Continues Winter Storm Recovery; Families Across Texas Receiving Help

HOUSTON — Countless people across Texas are still suffering from the effects of the deep freeze that hit seven weeks ago: damaged roofs; burst water pipes; burned down homes; and more. Already struggling with COVID shut-down recovery, many families cannot repair the damage from the winter storm. State Farm reported burst pipe claims rose from… Continue reading Somebody Cares Continues Winter Storm Recovery; Families Across Texas Receiving Help

GFA World Calls for Prayer Amid Military Coup and Myanmar Massacres

MYANMAR MASSACRE, GFA WORLD CALLS FOR PRAYER: Texas-based GFA World -- one of the largest humanitarian agencies in Asia -- is calling on Christians to pray for Myanmar's suffering people in the throes of the South Asia nation's bloody military coup. Photo: AP News

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, one of Asia’s largest humanitarian agencies is calling on Christians to pray for Myanmar ‘s suffering people in the throes of the South Asia nation’s bloody military coup.… Continue reading GFA World Calls for Prayer Amid Military Coup and Myanmar Massacres

Healing for Nigerian Widow Hajaratu

CHIBOB, NIGERIA — In the Middle Belt of Nigeria, militant Fulani herdsmen kill and displace Christians and take over their farmland. Hajaratu, a widow from Chibob, Nigeria, has suffered immeasurable grief after fleeing from one of these raids. Find out how Open Doors is helping more women like Hajaratu to heal. Hajaratu: “I woke up… Continue reading Healing for Nigerian Widow Hajaratu

All Hualien Churches Join Hands to Pray for the Accident of Taroko Express

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — The derailment of the Taroko Express caused 50 deaths, setting the highest number of casualties in the half-century since the establishment of Taiwan Railways Administration. All government agencies fly their flags at half-mast for three days of mourning starting April 3rd. President Tsai Ing-wen rushed to visit the injured and the families… Continue reading All Hualien Churches Join Hands to Pray for the Accident of Taroko Express

On Easter Sunday Taiwan Churches Pray In Unity Over Train Tragedy

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — On the morning of April 2nd, the No. 408 Taroko Express collided with a construction vehicle that slid onto the tracks as it was entering a tunnel in Hualien County. The train carried 496 passengers. 50 people were confirmed dead, including 4 TRA staff members. The whole country mourns for this incident.… Continue reading On Easter Sunday Taiwan Churches Pray In Unity Over Train Tragedy

SAT-7 Wins NRB Award for ‘Innovative Outreach’ in Middle East, North Africa

SAT-7 WINS NRB AWARD FOR 'GOSPEL EFFECTIVENESS' IN MIDDLE EAST: SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) -- a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcaster that reaches 25 million people in the Middle East and North Africa -- has won a major award from National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world's largest association of Christian communicators. It comes as SAT-7 ramps up its satellite programs and online services in the troubled region, where it's experiencing record numbers of viewer responses.

EASTON, MD — SAT-7, a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcaster that reaches 25 million people in the Middle East and North Africa — has won a major award from National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s largest association of Christian communicators. SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) received the NRB’s International Media Award for 2021 — one of the coveted annual Media… Continue reading SAT-7 Wins NRB Award for ‘Innovative Outreach’ in Middle East, North Africa

Nick Hall to Host Second Annual Good Friday Worldwide Broadcast with Francis Chan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kari Jobe and More

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Hall, founder of Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, will host “Good Friday,” the largest global broadcast of 2021, April 2 at 7 p.m. worldwide with Francis Chan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kari Jobe, and more. “Good Friday” is the second annual installment of its kind from Pulse. In 2020, the simulcast reached 115… Continue reading Nick Hall to Host Second Annual Good Friday Worldwide Broadcast with Francis Chan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kari Jobe and More

‘Year of Terrible Tempest’ Brings Surge of Hope in Middle East, North Africa

'YEAR OF TERRIBLE TEMPEST' BRINGS SURGE OF HOPE IN MIDDLE EAST: Record numbers of people in the Middle East and North Africa turned to a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcast ministry that showed them "living examples of hope" in 2020, a "year of terrible tempest." In the first nine months of 2020, 310,000 viewers called or messaged Middle East-based television network SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org), seeking support and prayer.

EASTON, MD — Record numbers of people in the Middle East and North Africa turned to a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcast ministry that showed them “living examples of hope” during 2020 — a “year of terrible tempest” — according to newly released figures. Amid the pandemic lockdown, soaring unemployment, hunger and domestic violence, economic meltdown, and… Continue reading ‘Year of Terrible Tempest’ Brings Surge of Hope in Middle East, North Africa

Luis Palau Memorial Prayer

PORTLAND, OR — After a three-year battle with lung cancer, evangelist Luis Palau died peacefully early [in the] morning (Thu Mar 11) at his home in Portland, Oregon. He was 86 years old. For more than 65 years Palau played an influential role in Christian missions and worldwide evangelism as a powerful speaker, teacher, and… Continue reading Luis Palau Memorial Prayer

Film Competition Explores How Women’s Rights and Freedom of Belief are Inseparable

FALLS CHURCH, VA — In honor of International Women’s Day, Empower Women Media and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation announce their 4th annual International Film Competition. The goal of the competition is to challenge filmmakers around the world to produce short films that explore how freedom of belief in the workplace and community empowers… Continue reading Film Competition Explores How Women’s Rights and Freedom of Belief are Inseparable

New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

SANTA ANA, CA — There is a growing, hidden, “shadow pandemic” of violence, abduction and trafficking directed towards Christian women and girls around the world, according to a new report from Open Doors USA. “Same Faith, Different Persecution,” published ahead of International Women’s Day, explores targeted Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) over 12 months between October… Continue reading New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

In Memoriam: John Baker, Founder of Celebrate Recovery

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LAKE FOREST, CA – Imagine what life is like being a follower of Christ, even called to ministry, but trapped by an addiction that will not let you out of its grasp. It may not be all that difficult to imagine. Tens of thousands of born-again believers already know first-hand. Some may read this article.… Continue reading In Memoriam: John Baker, Founder of Celebrate Recovery

Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted 1,800 cases of ready-to-use supplemental food supplies to help feed suffering children in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Hundreds of thousands of families have fled their homes in the region due to violent conflict and are living wherever they can—in schools or on the side of the road.… Continue reading Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

CHARLESTON, SC – I am going to assume that you know as much about Burundi as I did before I began to investigate the benevolent work of GLO (aka Great Lakes Outreach). So, before I can introduce you to GLO, I need to familiarize you with the African nation of Burundi. Burundi Burundi occupies less… Continue reading GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

The Story of Prisoner 42 in North Korea

NORTH KOREA — This story is based on a real-life account of a North Korea Christian sent to prison and then to a re-education camp. Other details have been added from other prison accounts. Open Doors has heard stories like this from numerous North Korean believers – and, disturbingly, the details are all eerily similar.… Continue reading The Story of Prisoner 42 in North Korea

How Should We Prepare for the Inauguration?

WASHINGTON, DC – Preparations for the President-elect to take the Presidential Oath of Office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building at noon on January 20 are underway. “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my… Continue reading How Should We Prepare for the Inauguration?

SAT-7 Launches First Programmes from Tunisia

TUNISIA — SAT-7 have launched their first ever broadcasts from the North African country of Tunisia, starting with a television show highlighting the Christian meaning behind Christmas. More shows are planned for this year including a discussion programme called Standard Talk. George Makeen, SAT-7 Arabic Channels International Director, says: “It is exciting to see a… Continue reading SAT-7 Launches First Programmes from Tunisia

Tent Schools International

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tent Schools International (TSI) demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ for displaced children “by making education accessible, exchanging chaos and loss for peace and opportunity.” The United Nations estimates that there are currently as many as 35,000,000 displaced children around the globe. They comprise half of the entire population of displaced… Continue reading Tent Schools International

Warm Winter Clothing Distributed to Vulnerable Families in Armenia

ARMENIA — For decades Armenia and Azerbaijan have battled over a portion of land known as Nagorno-Karabakh. In September, the conflict erupted again, and the two nations broke into a violent war. The pocket of land, which is located within the borders of Azerbaijan, was home to ethnic Armenians. The war prompted people to flee—causing… Continue reading Warm Winter Clothing Distributed to Vulnerable Families in Armenia

Nagorno Karabakh Refugees Find New Hope in Christ

ARMENIA — On Nov 10th a Russia-brokered peace deal was agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno Karabakh. It brought to an end six weeks of war in which thousands of people were killed and displaced. As the refugee crisis is growing with reportedly more than 150,000 people urgently needing help Mission Eurasia… Continue reading Nagorno Karabakh Refugees Find New Hope in Christ

New Book Offers Help for Dealing with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

ENUMCLAW, WA — As a person with strong faith, Janet Johnson believed that when difficulties came, she could face them head on, deal with them, and move on with life. That was until she lost a brother to murder, a son to a car accident, and a brother-in-law to suicide. Other events triggered more grief, like… Continue reading New Book Offers Help for Dealing with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Thanksgiving Can Be Tough in Times Like These

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No doubt about it. 2020 has been a tough year for most of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused turmoil for millions of people in nearly every country. The economic crisis created by the closure of businesses has added insult to injury, particularly for families who have been accustomed to living from paycheck to paycheck.… Continue reading Thanksgiving Can Be Tough in Times Like These

Winter Relief Airlifted to Armenia

ARMENIA — Samaritan’s Purse has sent their DC-8 aircraft packed with winter relief supplies to Yerevan, Armenia. They will be delivering critically needed warm clothing to families who have fled the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the long-disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Since fighting broke out on Sept. 27, thousands of people have had to… Continue reading Winter Relief Airlifted to Armenia

SAT-7 Empowers Middle East Kids to Find True Freedom

BEIRUT — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, SAT-7 Kids’ faith-filled television and digital media programmes are bringing joy and freedom to children in the Middle East. The impact of their broadcast ministry is highlighted in a new TV Special called Free To Be Me. A new TV… Continue reading SAT-7 Empowers Middle East Kids to Find True Freedom

Overcome Personal Challenges in 2020 with Bible Gateway’s Free Online Bible Study by Dr. David Jeremiah Starting November 9

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The year 2020 has been packed with anxiety producing personal challenges and hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and more; and it’s not over yet. Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, is sponsoring the free Overcomer Online Bible Study with pastor, author, and broadcaster Dr. David… Continue reading Overcome Personal Challenges in 2020 with Bible Gateway’s Free Online Bible Study by Dr. David Jeremiah Starting November 9

Gospel for Asia: A Special Love for People

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada – Discussing how Gospel for Asia cannot be clearly understood until it is seen as a ministry motivated by “a special love for the people… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: A Special Love for People

Churches ‘Race Against Time’ to Save Children in War Zone

CHURCHES 'RACE AGAINST TIME': Churches on the edge of an active war zone are in a race against time to save children's lives as bitter winter weather looms. Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) is the only U.S.-based organization partnering with an established network of local evangelical churches to deliver aid and spiritual support on both sides of the disputed territory, sandwiched between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

LOVES PARK, IL — Courageous churches on the edge of an active war zone are in a race against time to save the lives of children as bitter winter weather looms. Members of evangelical churches near the disputed mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh — straddling Armenia and Azerbaijan — are acting as frontline responders as heavy… Continue reading Churches ‘Race Against Time’ to Save Children in War Zone

Open Doors Helps Persecuted Christian Families Celebrate Christmas

BANGLADESH — Ten-year-old Bijli from Bangladesh already knows the cost of following Jesus. Because of her faith, she is bullied at school and her family are ostracised in their Muslim-majority village. Bijli’s father, Badol, became a church leader after receiving biblical training through Open Doors partners. He was worried that his Muslim neighbours wouldn’t accept… Continue reading Open Doors Helps Persecuted Christian Families Celebrate Christmas

Rafiki Is a Friend to Africa’s Orphans and Widows

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EUSTIS, FL – Young people are probably more familiar with Rafiki than older adults. For them, Rafiki is a character in Disney’s Lion King. But Rafiki is so much more than that. It is the word in the Swahili language for “friend.” And the Rafiki Foundation has been a friend to Africa for 35 years.… Continue reading Rafiki Is a Friend to Africa’s Orphans and Widows

WCC, ACT Alliance, Middle East Council of Churches Appeal for Addressing Needs in Lebanon

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GENEVE — In a joint statement, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, and Middle East Council of Churches appealed to address the most urgent needs in the wake of the catastrophic explosion that ripped through the heart of Beirut on 4 August. “We stand in solidarity with the bereaved, the injured, the displaced and… Continue reading WCC, ACT Alliance, Middle East Council of Churches Appeal for Addressing Needs in Lebanon

Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the horrific realities girls face, child marriage, human trafficking, abuse & exploitation, and the restoration & redemption that God brings to their lives. Nearly 173 years ago, on October 16,… Continue reading Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

No Protests, No Speeches … Just Prayer for America | One News Now

WASHINGTON, DC — Evangelist Franklin Graham says for believers, the most important weapon is prayer – and that’s what he and thousands of his brother and sisters in Christ were doing in America’s capital today: praying … for America. The focus of Prayer March 2020 from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol – a… Continue reading No Protests, No Speeches … Just Prayer for America | One News Now

Coptic Solidarity Hosts Fifth Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day

WASHINGTON — Coptic Solidarity’s 5th Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Day will be hosted on Zoom this Friday, October 9th at 2 PM, Eastern Standard Time. This year’s event will be held on the ninth anniversary of the Maspero Massacre when 27 Copts were brutally murdered by the Egyptian Army while they were peacefully protesting a… Continue reading Coptic Solidarity Hosts Fifth Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day

Gospel for Asia on World Mosquito Day: How to Avoid Deadly Bites

A woman gratefully receives a mosquito net to help keep the pests from entering her home and transmitting diseases.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing  World Mosquito Day and how GFA workers are using the day to bring hope into the lives of their neighbors.  World Mosquito Day, observed on August 20, marks the date in 1897… Continue reading Gospel for Asia on World Mosquito Day: How to Avoid Deadly Bites

Christian Community Credit Union Donates $10,000 to IM’s Beirut Relief Efforts

Christian Community Credit Union donated $10,000 towards International Ministries' relief efforts in the wake of the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo by Google Street View/P. Elie Korkomaz

SAN DIMAS, CA — Christian Community Credit Union donated $10,000 to International Ministries’ (IM) relief effort in response to the devastating massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. IM has global servants serving in the area who can offer immediate help to those affected by the blast. The funds for the donation come from the Credit Union’s… Continue reading Christian Community Credit Union Donates $10,000 to IM’s Beirut Relief Efforts

SAT-7 Broadcasting Hope to Lebanon Following Beirut Blast

BEIRUT — Immediately following the Beirut blast SAT-7’s Arabic channel urged prayers for the wounded and for families who have lost their loved ones. They also asked for prayers for politicians in their decision making and for Lebanon to continue as a hub for coexistence and freedom in the Middle East. Through a series of… Continue reading SAT-7 Broadcasting Hope to Lebanon Following Beirut Blast

Insights Surrounding International Youth Day

NEW YORK – August 12 marked the annual observance of International Youth Day. The United Nations General Assembly approved the 1998 recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in 1999. The first IYD was held in 2000. The UN Security Council followed suit, passing Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security. Each… Continue reading Insights Surrounding International Youth Day

Heart for Lebanon Responds to Beirut Explosion

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC — Heart for Lebanon, a non-denominational Christian organization, serving under-resourced families and children in the country of Lebanon, is responding to the current crisis in Lebanon. The explosion at the port in Beirut equaled the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and is estimated to have killed 135, injured 5,000, and left… Continue reading Heart for Lebanon Responds to Beirut Explosion

No Longer Bound – Lasting Freedom from Addiction

CUMMING, GA – There is a reason why many of us have a difficult time empathizing with friends who are in bondage to addiction. This is especially true when we see them continually making bad decisions. An Addict’s Perspective Edward Bailey of No Longer Bound explains that addicts do not make decisions three-dimensionally. People make… Continue reading No Longer Bound – Lasting Freedom from Addiction

ICON Launches New Report Proving Nigerian Genocide

WASHINGTON — The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), a nonprofit working to secure a future for all Nigerians, launched a new Data Tome (“report”) today proving the religious persecution and genocide that has been occurring in Nigeria over the last 20 years. The report includes recent testimonies of some of the more than 60,000 victims… Continue reading ICON Launches New Report Proving Nigerian Genocide

Pandemic Anxiety – What Can We Do?

Are you confused about the COVID-19 pandemic? I am. It’s hard to know what to believe because even the “experts” and the highest-ranking officials don’t agree on where the virus came from, how it is transmitted, how to prevent its spread, or what can be done to eradicate it without creating harmful unintended consequences. I… Continue reading Pandemic Anxiety – What Can We Do?

Experience Glimpses of Gospel for Asia’s Ministry on YouTube

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing Gospel for Asia’s ministry as seen through eight videos on YouTube. Forty-one years ago, the Lord began answering the prayers of a young man from India, his wife and a few Christian… Continue reading Experience Glimpses of Gospel for Asia’s Ministry on YouTube

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