DALLAS, TX – The SIL International story began in the jungles of Guatemala when 21-year-old William Cameron Townsend was distributing Spanish translation Bibles among the Kaqchikel Indians. In the midst of his missionary work telling the Kaqchikel about the Jesus of the Bible, one astute Indian confounded the Bible college-educated Townsend with this question. “If… Continue reading What Does “SIL” Translate To?
DURHAM, NC – Pastor Kent Butterfield and his wife, Rosaria, began their pastoral ministry in Durham, North Carolina, in the Spring of 2012. The conservative, evangelical, Bible-believing church to which they had been called was just a short walk from the university campus where the Blue Devils have dominated collegiate basketball for decades. What are… Continue reading How the Pandemic Opened Doors in Durham
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed its concern over reports of the provincial government of Balochistan, Pakistan targeting Hazara Shi’a for the spread of COVID-19 amid the Coronavirus lockdown. “We are troubled that government officials in Balochistan are scapegoating the already vulnerable and marginalized Hazara Shi’a community… Continue reading USCIRF Says Hazara Shi’a Scapegoated in Pakistan Amid Coronavirus Lockdown
LOS ANGELES — As the threat of COVID-19 evolves, the needs continue to as well, and the Los Angeles Dream Center is responding to these needs while complying with all advice and regulations from the CDC, Gov. Gavin Newsom and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. Since schools are closed, the Dream Center will be open to… Continue reading LA Dream Center Offers Meals to Families from LA County School District as Schools Are Closed
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – We are living in the age of the most significant technological advances in human history. It almost feels like everything in our lives is changing. Yet, there is one thing that never changes, and that is God’s Word, the Bible. Regardless of what else may change, the Word of God stands… Continue reading Amazing Advances in Bible Translation for Arabic Dialects
RIVERSIDE, CA – Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in southern California is calling Americans to pray for an end to the spread of coronavirus and to calm fears over the outbreak. “There’s a lot of panic. In some ways, I think the viral fear about it may be worse than the virus itself,”… Continue reading ‘Replace Fear With Faith’ – Greg Laurie Tells Americans to Pray, Not Panic Over Coronavirus
GREENVILLE — The following statement is provided by Mark Hancock (pictured below) — CEO, Trail Life USA: “We are deeply saddened that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), a long-standing American institution, is in this unfortunate situation. “Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.org), a Christian boys’ mentoring and discipleship movement, wants to reinforce its commitment to providing… Continue reading Trail Life USA – Boy Scouts of America Faith-Based Alternative – Saddened by BSA Bankruptcy News; Outlines Youth Protection Policies in Place