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Amidst Fear of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Christians Unite in Prayer, Spreading Love and Peace

HONG KONG – As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, major cities in China and more than 20 countries around the world, including Japan, Thailand, and Singapore, have fallen to the virus. Hong Kong’s churches are providing a prayer book online called “Pass Over Us”, and the Chinese Evangelical Association launched a 28-day prayer… Continue reading Amidst Fear of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Christians Unite in Prayer, Spreading Love and Peace

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30th Annual ‘Just Pray NO!’ to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

CLEARWATER, FL — The weekend of April 18 – 19, 2020 has been designated as the 30th Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for the addicted and their families. Since April 7th, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” has united Christians around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of those… Continue reading 30th Annual ‘Just Pray NO!’ to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

Score One for Prayer by Public School Kids

WARRENTON — People of faith are celebrating this week, and none more than the teachers of nearly 5,000 Good News Clubs in the nation’s public schools. On National Religious Freedom Day, January 16, President Trump signed new guidance rules to protect, among other things, freedom of prayer in public schools. He was surrounded by students… Continue reading Score One for Prayer by Public School Kids

Australia Calls World to Start the New Decade in Sunrise Prayer Relay on New Year’s Day 2020

UNANDERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia Christian prayer leaders invite their brothers and sisters in Christ, prayer groups, prayer networks and churches to join with them all over the world to pray at sunrise on New Year’s Day 2020. This prayer gathering can take place at a public location such as a hill, lookout, landmark or church… Continue reading Australia Calls World to Start the New Decade in Sunrise Prayer Relay on New Year’s Day 2020

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – November 3, 2019

NEW YORK,  NY – Christians around the world are invited and encouraged to engage in prayer and supplications on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted for their faith. Sunday, November 3, has been set aside as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. We should not be… Continue reading International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – November 3, 2019

Urgent Call to Prayer for Persecuted Christians in North Korea

BARTLESVILLE, OK The Voice of the Martyrs is calling on Christians around the world to pray for persecuted believers in North Korea as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church takes place on Sunday November 3. To help mobilize informed prayers, VOM’s 2019 IDOP short film, “Sang-chul: North Korea”, provides a dramatic example… Continue reading Urgent Call to Prayer for Persecuted Christians in North Korea

Growing Christian Network Seeks to Cover Every UK Street in Prayer

NEATH, England – Seven years after Christian doctor Rebekah Brettle launched the Neighbourhood Prayer Network many lives have been impacted through this ambitious initiative to mobilize believers to pray for every street in the UK as well as reach out with Christ’s love to their neighbors. At a time when countless people across the nation… Continue reading Growing Christian Network Seeks to Cover Every UK Street in Prayer

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Welsh Council Defies Secularists’ Attempt to Sideline Prayers

Welsh councillors in the UK have defended their freedom to conduct prayers before meetings in the face of opposition from those labelling it ‘discriminatory’. Councillor Paul Penlington called on Denbighshire Council in North Wales in the UK, to conduct prayers away from the council chamber, and has received the support of the National Secular Society.… Continue reading Welsh Council Defies Secularists’ Attempt to Sideline Prayers

Prayer Is NOT a Worthless Response: Greg Laurie, Jack Graham, Franklin Graham Speak About the Shootings | CBN

Prominent Pastors Greg Laurie and Dr. Jack Graham say the mass shootings in America are clearly the result of a spiritual crisis in the nation. In a five-minute Instagram video posted Sunday, Laurie and Graham discuss the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio and what Christians need to do in response to… Continue reading Prayer Is NOT a Worthless Response: Greg Laurie, Jack Graham, Franklin Graham Speak About the Shootings | CBN

India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

Faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.

WILLS POINT, TX — Christian missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.  Critical water shortages have ‘reached point of no return’ as mega-city Chennai fights thirst. As many as 600 million… Continue reading India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

The Power of Prayer and Prayercast

NAPERVILLE, IL – Prayercast is a division of OneWay Ministries, committed to “activating God’s people to exalt Jesus Christ and advance His gospel to the multitudes.” If prayer is, as John Wesley once said, “Where the action is,” then Prayercast is the 21st-century compass to point us to where the action is. Senator and former… Continue reading The Power of Prayer and Prayercast

Major Milestones for UK Wall of Answered Prayer Christian Landmark

BIRMINGHAM, UK – The Wall of Answered Prayer is a piece of public art with one million bricks, each representing an answered prayer. The aim of the project is to preserve and celebrate the UK’s Christian heritage and inspire the nation to pray.  The architectural sculpture will use state of the art technology so that visitors… Continue reading Major Milestones for UK Wall of Answered Prayer Christian Landmark

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A Call to Prayer from the Streets of Venezuela

VENEZUELA – This week Venezuela woke up to the news of a civic and military uprising led by opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by over 50 countries as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president. They called it Operation Liberty, a movement to remove the discredited president Nicolás Maduro from power. Chaos and uncertainty spread through the streets… Continue reading A Call to Prayer from the Streets of Venezuela

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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The Relentless Attack on Prayer

MOUNT STERLING, OH – Missions Box News serves primarily to connect the church in the West to news of what God is doing through nonprofits around the world. Sometimes we share the work of specific FBOs; other times we may offer insights into situations of international concern that may hinder or help the spread of… Continue reading The Relentless Attack on Prayer

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Whole Villages Are Gone: Calls For Prayer After Devastating Cyclone Hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi

International relief organizations are responding to an increasingly devastating humanitarian crisis after a tropical storm and powerful cyclone tore across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Current estimates confirmed by President Filipe Nyusi indicate that some 1,000 people may have been killed in Mozambique alone. “Officially, we have a record of more than 84 dead but everything… Continue reading Whole Villages Are Gone: Calls For Prayer After Devastating Cyclone Hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi

Gospel for Asia Issues Prayer Appeal on Behalf of Village Pastor Abducted in Myanmar

Concern growing for the safety of Pastor Tun N., serving with Gospel for Asia field partner. WILLS POINT, Texas — Gospel for Asia (GFA) has issued an urgent prayer appeal on behalf of one of its field-partner workers who was abducted at gunpoint in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Tun N., aged 41, who pastors a congregation in… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Issues Prayer Appeal on Behalf of Village Pastor Abducted in Myanmar

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church November 4, 2018

Missions Box News invites you to join tens of thousands of Christians on Sunday, November 4th, in prayer for our brothers and sisters around the world who are persecuted and are suffering because of their faith in Jesus Christ. It’s not likely that most who read this have ever faced persecution. Yet, persecution of Christians… Continue reading International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church November 4, 2018

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Pastor Robert Jeffress Calls on Christians to Join Him in Prayer for Those Facing the Ferocity of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence photographed from the International Space Station, Sept. 10, 2018. NASA photo

“God does not always promise to deliver us out of the storm, but He promises to lead us through the storm” — Dr. Robert Jeffress DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas issues the following statement calling for prayer for those threatened by Hurricane Florence, which is… Continue reading Pastor Robert Jeffress Calls on Christians to Join Him in Prayer for Those Facing the Ferocity of Hurricane Florence

Prayer and Praise for Rescue of Thai Boys

Ardoon Sam-aon

BANGKOK – Ardoon Sam-aon is a talented 14-year-old. He plays the piano and the guitar and participates in the youth program and praise team at Mae Sai Grace Church where he accepted Christ in March 2018. He has a 3.94 GPA as an eighth-grader at Ban Wiang Phan School. He is an avid volleyball and… Continue reading Prayer and Praise for Rescue of Thai Boys

National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast Honors Luis Palau with Esperanza Advocacy Award

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WASHINGTON DC – Internationally-known evangelist Luis Palau is currently undergoing treatment for Stage 4 lung cancer. His ongoing treatment prevented him from attending the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast this week in Washington, D.C. Palau was honored at the event with the 2018 Esperanza Advocacy Award. This was the 16th annual National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast sponsored… Continue reading National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast Honors Luis Palau with Esperanza Advocacy Award

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Prayer Requests for Afghanistan

Islam is the official state religion of Afghanistan. Source: Masoud Akbari

Imagine a country where you had to keep your faith silent for fear of being arrested. There are many people living in countries throughout the world that face this threat. Afghanistan is one of them. There are no churches, but mosques can be found on every street corner in the rugged and mountainous terrain of… Continue reading Prayer Requests for Afghanistan

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Horizons International to Open Prayer for All Nations Center in Lebanon

BEIRUT – Horizons International recently introduced its plans for establishing the Middle East Center for World Missions in Beirut. The entire project is expected to take 10 years to complete. The objective is “To build a hub and network that facilitate the mobilization, training, and sending of missionaries from the Middle East and North Africa… Continue reading Horizons International to Open Prayer for All Nations Center in Lebanon

Prayers Interrupted by Mob in India

Morning Star News reported on a mob in India breaking up prayers

A Hindu woman, Anita Masih, traveling to Delhi with six other Christians, stopped in Mathura at the request of her sister Valmiki. She had asked the group to pause on their journey to come to her home to pray for her sick husband. While the Valmiki was gathering water for her guests, a mob of… Continue reading Prayers Interrupted by Mob in India

As Wells Dry Up Across India, Gospel for Asia Issues Call to Prayer

WIDESPREAD DROUGHT AFFECTS 330 MILLION ON SUBCONTINENT WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) is calling on the world to pray for those experiencing a drought, aggravated by rising temperatures. More than 300 million are affected. The Indian government has noted that nearly a quarter of the country, more than 250 districts, are facing… Continue reading As Wells Dry Up Across India, Gospel for Asia Issues Call to Prayer

‘Salt and Light’ Video Series Challenges Church to Leave the Building…to Enter Public Life

GARLAND, TX — “You are the salt of the earth, you are the light of the world” is the rallying cry surrounding a timely new resource, designed to empower the Church “to raise up a new vanguard of civil servants in the area where you live.” For such a time as this, “Salt and Light:… Continue reading ‘Salt and Light’ Video Series Challenges Church to Leave the Building…to Enter Public Life

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

North Korea Tops Open Doors World Watch List

NORTH KOREA — More than 360 million Christians worldwide suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith – that’s a staggering 1 in 7 believers. Open Doors has launched this year’s World Watch list highlighting the 50 countries where faith costs the most, with North Korea returning to number one as the world’s… Continue reading North Korea Tops Open Doors World Watch List

Afghan Convert Shares Story of Fleeing Taliban

CENTRAL ASIA — Forty-year-old Abdulla*, his wife Nilufar* and their three children fled Afghanistan when the Taliban came to power in August 2021. Now living as a refugee in Central Asia, he shares his story about what life is like for Afghan people – and Christians – remaining in the country. *Name changed for security… Continue reading Afghan Convert Shares Story of Fleeing Taliban

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

SAT-7 Spotlights Top 5 ‘Evolving Crises’ in Middle East in 2023

EASTON, MD — A U.S. organization focused on the Middle East and North Africa is casting the spotlight on what it calls the region’s top 5 “evolving crises” at the start of 2023. With the world’s gaze fixed on Ukraine-Russia and muscle-flexing in China, “seismic events unfolding in the Middle East are simply off the… Continue reading SAT-7 Spotlights Top 5 ‘Evolving Crises’ in Middle East in 2023

Former Persecutor Finds Christ in Colombian Prison

COLOMBIA — Thirty-year-old pastor John used to persecute Christians after joining a paramilitary group to seek revenge for his father’s death. But it was while John was serving time in the Colombian prison that he met Jesus – and his whole life changed. John – Colombia: “When I was not a Christian, I was one… Continue reading Former Persecutor Finds Christ in Colombian Prison

Persecuted Christians in the Middle East Receive Vital Winter Supplies

MIDDLE EAST — As winter continues, persecuted Christians in the Muslim world are facing hunger and bitter cold. When humanitarian aid does make it to these areas for distribution, Christians are overlooked — intentionally left out by authorities because of their faith. They cling fervently to Christ despite all opposition and hardship.In response the Help… Continue reading Persecuted Christians in the Middle East Receive Vital Winter Supplies

You Si-kun, Highest-ranking Taiwanese Official Allowed in U.S., To Reject CCP Authoritarianism with Pro-democracy, Pro-religious Freedom Address at IRF Summit

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WASHINGTON — The International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit, the world’s premier annual gathering of religious freedom advocates and activists, will be held January 31–February 1. The Summit, usually held in the summer, has been moved several months earlier in 2023 and coincides with the start of the National Prayer Breakfast. IRF Summit 2023 will be… Continue reading You Si-kun, Highest-ranking Taiwanese Official Allowed in U.S., To Reject CCP Authoritarianism with Pro-democracy, Pro-religious Freedom Address at IRF Summit

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

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

Calls for World Cup Host Qatar to Embrace Religious Freedom

QATAR — This year, Qatar will become the first Arab nation to ever host the World Cup. But behind the polished veneers of the sparkling stadiums things in Qatar aren’t as pristine as they seem, according to Christian charity Open Doors. Since winning hosting rights for the World Cup more than a decade ago they… Continue reading Calls for World Cup Host Qatar to Embrace Religious Freedom

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

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

Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty? In existence for many years, child sponsorship has been adapted by… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

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

Cissie Graham Lynch Ministers Alongside Chaplains Near Her Home in Florida

FORT MYERS, FL — Cissie Graham Lynch, daughter of Franklin Graham, lives with her family in Fort Myers, Florida, one of the areas slammed by Hurricane Ian. The state’s deadliest storm in 87 years claimed well over 100 lives, destroyed businesses, washed away homes, and tossed boats against houses, into trees, and along the roads.… Continue reading Cissie Graham Lynch Ministers Alongside Chaplains Near Her Home in Florida

iDisciple Announces Book Release from Crisis Aid International President

ALPHARETTA, GA — iDisciple Publishing is pleased to announce the release of its latest book, “Born for Rescue,” by President of Crisis Aid International, Pat Bradley. Crisis Aid, an organization that shows up in “no-go zones” where starvation, disease, and danger are a part of everyday life, has provided millions of pounds of food to… Continue reading iDisciple Announces Book Release from Crisis Aid International President

CityServe Provides Life-saving Relief to Southwest Florida, Pleas for Further Help to Fund Emergency Food, Water, Generators, Fuel, and More

BAKERSFIELD, CA — CityServe Florida had teams on the ground before Hurricane Ian struck, and has provided life-saving assistance immediately to distressed residents in Southwest Florida. So far they have provided over 5,000 hot meals to residents, along with 200 pallets of water, produce, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies. CityServe’s church network is helping Florida… Continue reading CityServe Provides Life-saving Relief to Southwest Florida, Pleas for Further Help to Fund Emergency Food, Water, Generators, Fuel, and More

Franklin Graham on the Hurricane Ian Response

FORT MYERS, FL — While in Lee County, Florida, Franklin Graham noticed the streets lined with furniture after people’s homes were flooded in Hurricane Ian. “It just breaks your heart,” he said. “But the chaplains are encouraging them, loving them, praying with them.” As homeowners endure the aftermath of the Category 4 storm, crisis-trained chaplains… Continue reading Franklin Graham on the Hurricane Ian Response

Edouard’s Story: A Perfect Picture of God’s Love

SENEGAL — Edouard Ndecky realized how much God loved him when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift when he was growing up in Senegal. Now, Edouard lives in the U.S. and encourages others to prayerfully pack shoeboxes so that other boys and girls in need will receive a tangible expression of God’s love… Continue reading Edouard’s Story: A Perfect Picture of God’s Love

Evangelist Andrew Palau Joins 175 Churches in Southwest Connecticut to Host CT CityFest

BRIDGEPORT, CT — After years of preparation and prayer, CT CityFest with Andrew Palau culminated in a free, 2-day, evangelistic festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on August 27 and 28. Hosted by the Luis Palau Association and more than 175 churches, businesses, and nonprofits, this region-wide campaign has been focused on serving Southwest Connecticut… Continue reading Evangelist Andrew Palau Joins 175 Churches in Southwest Connecticut to Host CT CityFest

Open Doors Founder and Famed Bible Smuggler ‘Brother Andrew’ Dies at Age 94

SANTA ANA, CA — Anne Van der Bijl, the founder of international nonprofit Open Doors, and known around the world as “Brother Andrew,” died at the age of 94 at his home in the Netherlands, according to a family spokesperson. Brother Andrew was the founder of Open Doors, the oldest worldwide ministry to persecuted Christians.… Continue reading Open Doors Founder and Famed Bible Smuggler ‘Brother Andrew’ Dies at Age 94

CityFest Brings Hope to South West Connecticut

SOUTH WEST CONNECTICUT — Many people were reached with a message of hope through CT CityFest. Evangelist Andrew Palau led multiple outreaches and gatherings throughout South West Connecticut during “festival week,” including a gathering for young professionals and civic and business leaders, a youth worship and prayer night, and two gatherings for women led by… Continue reading CityFest Brings Hope to South West Connecticut

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