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President Trump Declares Jerusalem Capital of Israel

Jerusalem was declared the capital of Israel by President Trump on December 6.

On Dec. 6, President Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. He also ordered the US Embassy in Israel to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The New York Times reports, “President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion… Continue reading President Trump Declares Jerusalem Capital of Israel

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Iraqi Religious Leaders Call for Restoring Religious and Social Cohesion

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 15, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — More than 40 religious leaders from Iraq gathered in Beirut, Lebanon under the auspices of the World Council of Churches for three days of constructive interfaith dialogue to identify and analyse opportunities and challenges related to cohesion and highlight the role of religious leaders in restoring inclusive… Continue reading Iraqi Religious Leaders Call for Restoring Religious and Social Cohesion

As UK Leaves European Union, Question of Irish Border Still Up in Air

Dublin is a bustling city. With the UK leaving the European Union, the border of Ireland and North Ireland is in question.

A year ago, the United Kingdom decided to split from the European Union. They’ve been discussing what this split is. Throughout the process, the fate of Ireland and North Ireland has been up in the air, especially with regards to how open the border will between the north and south. This is a huge obstacle… Continue reading As UK Leaves European Union, Question of Irish Border Still Up in Air

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Religious group serving the community where it resides

Gospel for Asia staff in the Fellowship Hall on GFA's campus

Gospel for Asia moved it’s offices from Carrollton, Texas to Wills Point, Texas in Kaufman a few years ago. This moved placed the the nonprofit ministry on a campus where staff and people helping to fulfill the mission of Gospel for Asia can be housed. Gospel for Asia is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit with the… Continue reading Religious group serving the community where it resides

Nate Saint

“People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives … and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.” – Nate Saint His Early Life… Continue reading Nate Saint

World and Faith Leaders Respond to Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting

Pence and Karen visit Sutherland Springs, shooting victim

America and much of the world reacted in horror as they they heard the news of a mass shooting occurring in the small town of Sutherland Springs, TX on Sunday, November 5. Amidst the pain, shock and anxiety, many people were searching for answers as to why this would happen. World leaders, especially religious leaders,… Continue reading World and Faith Leaders Respond to Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting

Pope Visits Rohingya

Photo by Firdaus Latif Pope Francis traveled to visit the Rohingya in Myanmar to see the conditions they live in. There he prayed for them and condemned the violence against them. Per CNN, “Pope Francis prayed for Rohingya refugees during a general audience on Wednesday, decrying violence against them ‘simply because they uphold their Muslim… Continue reading Pope Visits Rohingya

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Palestinians Attack Temple Mount Over Security Measures

Photo by Larisa sklar giller Last Friday, Israeli forces set up metal detectors at the entrance of the Dome of the Rock. Palestinians got upset about this and started to violently protest. Per Fox News, “The anger is over Israel’s decision to leave metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount/Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in… Continue reading Palestinians Attack Temple Mount Over Security Measures

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Jerusalem Celebrates Unification of City in 1967

Photo by Mujaddara Jerusalem celebrated the 50th anniversary of the capture of East Jerusalem. On May 25, 1967, East Jerusalem was seized by the Israeli military. Fox News reports, “Israel is marking this week the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war — an event it celebrates as… Continue reading Jerusalem Celebrates Unification of City in 1967

Nigeria in Recession

Photo by Oshomah Abubakar Between April and June of last year, a recession hit Nigeria. This was partly caused by low oil prices, which Nigeria depends on for importing to other countries. BBC reports, “The price of oil has fallen from highs of about $112 a barrel in 2014 to below $50 at the moment.”… Continue reading Nigeria in Recession

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Christian Indonesian Governor accused of blasphemy

Photo by Eddy bf Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian and Chinese ethnic minority in Indonesia has been accused of blasphemy against the Quran. At first the protests were peaceful, but them violence started. According to the BBC, “One elderly man died, the Associated Press reports, citing police. Several other people, including police officers, have… Continue reading Christian Indonesian Governor accused of blasphemy

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Iraqi refugees return home

Photo by Christiaan Briggs Iraqi refugees have returned to their homes in the Nineveh region. Yet, what they discovered deeply grieved them. According to Fox News, “There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been… Continue reading Iraqi refugees return home

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16,000 people flee Aleppo, Syria in the midst of a war

Photo by Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell At the end of November, 16,000 people fled Aleppo, as the Syrian Civil War between the Syrians and ISIS intensified. This left thousands upon thousands displaced. According to CNN, “Initial reports indicate that up to 16,000 people have been displaced, many into uncertain and precarious situations. It… Continue reading 16,000 people flee Aleppo, Syria in the midst of a war

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Muslim Lawyer Assassinated in Myanmar

A muslim lawyer for Aung San Suu Kyi was assassinated on January 29, 2017 while in an international airport. Time Magazine reports, “Many in Myanmar are in mourning this week after the assassination of a prominent Muslim lawyer and peerless symbol of the country’s democracy movement, Ko Ni, who was shot in the head at point-blank range… Continue reading Muslim Lawyer Assassinated in Myanmar

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Egyptian Christians in Trouble

  Image by Kareem mamduh Ismail The Coptic Church in Egypt is in trouble. ISIS has vowed to eradicate the Church in Egypt. Per Fox News, “ISIS recently released a video in which they call for ‘fellow jihadists’ to murder the Coptic Christians of Al Arish which they refer to as their ‘favorite prey.’” ISIS… Continue reading Egyptian Christians in Trouble

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Rohingya not treated fairly in Myanmar

By English: Foreign and Commonwealth Office The Rohingya are treated badly by the government of Myanmar, mainly the military. Many Rohingya have escaped into Muslim countries. According to CNN, “The Myanmar government has forcibly segregated Rohingya from the rest of the population in Rakhine state since 1982 when the government stripped them of their citizenship.”… Continue reading Rohingya not treated fairly in Myanmar

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Russia Attacks Ukraine on 25th Anniversary of Independence

By Qypchak In late August of 2016, Russia attacked Ukraine while it was celebrating its Independence from the former USSR. CNN reports, “On the day of his country’s 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants ‘the whole Ukraine’ to be part of… Continue reading Russia Attacks Ukraine on 25th Anniversary of Independence

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Venezuela protests call for ouster of President Maduro

Opponents of President Nicola Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela held mass demonstrations recently, demanding a recall election of the beleaguered president as the nation wallows in an economic crisis. Widespread shortages of common goods and medicines has led to increased crime, rolling blackouts and massive inflation. Economists predict 700 percent inflation this year and… Continue reading Venezuela protests call for ouster of President Maduro

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South Sudan at crosshairs

The newest nation in the world, South Sudan has been in a civil war in 2013. Not only have thousands of people been killed, but crops have been destroyed. South Sudan has had to call in aid agencies to take care of its people. According to The Guardian, “About half of the nation’s 11 million… Continue reading South Sudan at crosshairs

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John Wesley

John Wesley was the co-founder of Methodism along with his brother, Charles. John rode thousands and thousands of miles around England on horseback in order to spread the Good News to the common people. John Wesley and the rest of the English crew were afraid of the storm on the open seas. John Wesley was… Continue reading John Wesley

Syrians turn to Christ in the midst of civil war

In the midst of a devastating civil war, Christian ministries continue to report thousands of Syrians are turning to faith in Christ. Numerous Christian groups and relief organizations are on the scene serving the Syrian war victims, and their work is having a dramatic impact. Indigenous missionaries are working up to 15 hours a day,… Continue reading Syrians turn to Christ in the midst of civil war

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Volunteers Supported by Gospel for Asia Distribute More Than 33,000 Nets on World Mosquito Day

WILLS POINT, Texas. – Workers supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) recently distributed some 33,000 mosquito nets to guard against insect-borne diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, dengue and Zika, to commemorate World Mosquito Day. GFA-supported workers held a variety of events to distribute the nets, including distributing 9,000 nets to students living in hostels away… Continue reading Volunteers Supported by Gospel for Asia Distribute More Than 33,000 Nets on World Mosquito Day

Bangladesh government cracks down on terrorism

After a wave of gruesome violence that included hacking victims to death, the Bangladesh government has arrested more than 11,000 people. Among those arrested were 150 members of Jama’atul Mujahedin Bangladesh, an Islamist group that the country had previously banned. The targeted victims include Hindus, Christians, Sufi Muslims, activists and foreigners. The group’s actions have… Continue reading Bangladesh government cracks down on terrorism

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ISIS’ defeat won’t guarantee safety for Iraqi Christians

As coalition forces back Iraqi military efforts to regain ISIS-controlled cities, the resulting victories in Fallujah and elsewhere leave cause for concern, according to FBI Director James Comey. Comey believes the defeated ISIS militants in Iraq will take their fight to Western Europe and the United States. Minorities, particularly Christians, in Muslim-majority Iraq believe that… Continue reading ISIS’ defeat won’t guarantee safety for Iraqi Christians

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U.S. report ranks trafficking abuse; Myanmar among the worst

Myanmar called an annual report issued by the U.S. State Department “sad and regrettable” after being named among the worst human trafficking offenders. Along with Iran, North Korea and Syria, the report cited Myanmar’s negligence to meet “the minimum standards for eliminating trafficking.” Reuters reported that Myanmar’s ranking, which got downgraded from the previous year,… Continue reading U.S. report ranks trafficking abuse; Myanmar among the worst

Iraqis flee Fallujah to escape ISIS battles with government forces

More than 84,000 Iraqis left their possessions, businesses and schools to live without shelter in 115-degree desert heat and sandstorms as ISIS assaulted Fallujah. ISIS forces controlling Fallujah defended their siege with bullets, bombs and children as coalition backed Iraqi forces fought to regain the city. The Islamic extremists used the estimated 20,000 Iraqi children… Continue reading Iraqis flee Fallujah to escape ISIS battles with government forces

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Quote of the Day

“Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.’” ~ John 20:21 ~  

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ISIS car bombings in Baghdad kill nearly 100 people

Sunni ISIS terrorists recently unleashed terror attacks on Shia neighborhoods and markets in Baghdad, bombing and killing nearly 100 people and injuring more than 160. The attacks began when a car bomber pulled up in a crowded Shiite market, apparently to deliver produce. The driver ran from the vehicle before it exploded. Two other explosions… Continue reading ISIS car bombings in Baghdad kill nearly 100 people

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Catholic Priest nominated for $1 million humanitarian award for refugee work

More than 1,500 Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) owe their life to a Catholic priest, Father Bernard Kinvi, who helped them and others escape brutal deaths in a nation struggling with violence between Muslims and Christians. Father Bernard is a candidate to win a $1 million humanitarian award, the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.… Continue reading Catholic Priest nominated for $1 million humanitarian award for refugee work

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TeachBeyond brings hope to war-torn Central African Republic

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After years of civil strife between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR), TeachBeyond is bringing stability for children even as reports of sexual abuse by peacekeepers gain more attention. Families of more than 100 minors have registered complaints about the U.N. Peacekeepers. “We must face the fact that a number of troops… Continue reading TeachBeyond brings hope to war-torn Central African Republic

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Mary Slessor

“O God! Old and feeble and unworthy as I am, help me to win them.” – Mary Slessor Early Life Mary Slessor was born in Scotland in 1848. Her mother was a Christian. She knew God worked through prayer, so she spent hours praying. Mary’s mother was praying her son, Robert would become a missionary.… Continue reading Mary Slessor

Moravian Movement

“I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.” ― Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf Introduction It was a stormy night on… Continue reading Moravian Movement

Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael was born in Ireland on December 16, 1867. As a young girl, she would often pray for her brown eyes to turn blue so she could fit in with everyone else.

William Cameron Townsend

“Understanding Scripture in a language other than the heart language in which we think and experience emotion is “like trying to eat soup with a fork. You can get a little taste, but you cannot get nourished.” ― William Cameron Townsend Townsend was passing out Spanish Bibles. One day, a Cakchiquel Indian came up and… Continue reading William Cameron Townsend

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