Femicides Surge in Türkiye, 158 Domestic Murders So Far This Year

EASTON, MD — Femicides are on the rise in Türkiye (formerly Turkey) as domestic violence against women soars to epidemic levels. A report in the Daily Sabah last month said Türkiye has seen 158 femicides — gender-related murders — in the first seven months of 2022. Last year, 166 Turkish women were murdered in acts… Continue reading Femicides Surge in Türkiye, 158 Domestic Murders So Far This Year

empty tomb’s Mission Match® Seeks to Counter ‘Interpretive Violence’ Against Global Mothers

CHAMPAIGN, IL — empty tomb’s Mission Match believes that poor African and Asian mothers love their babies as much as other mothers do. Therefore, Mission Match is offering matching money to churches whose projects help these mothers and their children in Jesus’ name. “Interpretive Violence” A 2008 study considered a theory currently debated among anthropologists.… Continue reading empty tomb’s Mission Match® Seeks to Counter ‘Interpretive Violence’ Against Global Mothers

Nationwide Solo Bike Ride Raising Awareness of Trafficking Enters Florida, Final State of Ride

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Today, the solo #bike4silentbridge ride entered Florida, the 13th and last state of the nationwide ride raising awareness of human trafficking. Silent Bridge’s supporter, James, decided to self-fund the ride in his retirement to draw attention to human trafficking that subjects 40 million victims to this horrible crime globally. James started in… Continue reading Nationwide Solo Bike Ride Raising Awareness of Trafficking Enters Florida, Final State of Ride

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

Airlifting Emergency Supplies to Puerto Rico

GREENSBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is airlifting emergency supplies, including water filtration systems and plastic roofing tarps, to Puerto Rico in the wake of massive flooding and destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona. John Morgan – Samaritan’s Purse: Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Fiona– massive flooding, homes destroyed, lives uprooted. Samaritan’s Purse is dispatching… Continue reading Airlifting Emergency Supplies to Puerto Rico

Fadi Stays in Iraq to Serve in His Church

IRAQ — As a young boy living in Baghdad, Fadi experienced a lot of trauma when the Iraq war broke out in 2003. But Fadi has stayed to serve as a lay leader in his church. Fadi: “During the period of 2006 and 2007 there would be 15 or 16 explosions in just one day… Continue reading Fadi Stays in Iraq to Serve in His Church

Hurricane Ian Survivors in Florida Receive Aid from Convoy of Hope

FT MYERS, FL — Florida residents still in shock from the devastation of Hurricane Ian are receiving food, water and relief supplies in a Ft. Myers church parking lot from Christian charity, Convoy of Hope. Florida residents are still in shock from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, which left damages in the billions of dollars,… Continue reading Hurricane Ian Survivors in Florida Receive Aid from Convoy of Hope

Chaplains Prayer Tour

UKRAINE — The chaplains’ prayer tour hit the road traveling over 30 hours and ranging 2,500 km bringing prayer relief to 9 cities! They prayed for Ukraine, our government, repented for our people. They prayed against antisemitism and national pride. The tour extended to seven cities – Kharkiv, Toretsk, Kramatorsk, Kryvyi Rih, Mykolaiv, and Odessa.… Continue reading Chaplains Prayer Tour

Wheelchair Miracle in Fiji

FIJI — Believe Global exists to effect sustainable change and development in Papua New Guinea by impacting the spheres of leadership, education, business, health and the church. Since 2016, over 800 missionaries have been sent to Papua New Guinea and Fiji, impacting over 700,000 people through gospel rallies and programs in schools, hospitals, prisons and… Continue reading Wheelchair Miracle in Fiji

Celebrating the Life of Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew (1928-2022)

SANTA ANA, CA — Celebrating the life of Brother Andrew, Open Doors founder and God’s Smuggler who passed away aged 94. We honour his life, legacy and love of his Lord. In this video, he shares how he wanted to be remembered. Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors, has died aged 94, surrounded by… Continue reading Celebrating the Life of Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew (1928-2022)

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

Franklin Graham Meets Children’s Heart Project Families in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA — Franklin Graham spent a whirlwind weekend in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as he met with children and families who have benefited from Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project and later gave out Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Franklin Graham. I’m in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We’ve been working here for over… Continue reading Franklin Graham Meets Children’s Heart Project Families in Mongolia

St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church Holds a Community Car Wash

GFA World’s partner, St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church, holds a car wash for the community and raised funds for unsponsored children in Asia and Africa. (https://www.bechurch.ca/)

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — August 13, 2022, Gospel for Asia (GFA World, founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada) partner St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church (BEC) parish hosted a Community Car Wash for the residents of Stoney Creek. A total… Continue reading St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church Holds a Community Car Wash

Strengthening Military Marriages

ALASKA — As the world marked the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks earlier this month, Samaritan’s Purse continues to strengthen the marriages of wounded military veterans and spouses who’ve sacrificed so much to defend the freedoms we enjoy. The September 11 attacks are what led many to armed service, which included combat deployments… Continue reading Strengthening Military Marriages

Syrian Alaa Finds a Better Future

AL-HWASH, SYRIA — When Alaa was displaced because of the Syrian war, he found a brighter future through a Centre of Hope, which helped him to establish a sawmill business. Alaa: “It’s an indescribable feeling for someone to be displaced, to lose his house, to lose everything he has.” It was 2011 when Alaa fled… Continue reading Syrian Alaa Finds a Better Future

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

Logos Hope Returns to Malta

VALLETTA, MALTA — After 12 years, OM’s Logos Hope ship returns to Malta, her port of registry. Watch this port report from the heart of the Mediterranean. Mathias and Madeleine, Denmark – Logos Hope crewmembers: After 12 years sailing around the world, Logos Hope is finally back in Malta her port of registry or her… Continue reading Logos Hope Returns to Malta

Public School Bible Program Experiences ‘Fishes and Loaves’ Growth

BEDFORD, TX — When the pandemic threatened to shut the doors of a 19-year-old afterschool Bible program serving grades 3-6 public school children, it took to the airwaves in the tradition of Sesame Street with shows that “reflect the character of Christ.” With its second season now airing on Pureflix, the KiDs Beach Club (KBC)… Continue reading Public School Bible Program Experiences ‘Fishes and Loaves’ Growth

Seeds of Hope for Lebanon

LEBANON — A field ministry team with Christian charity Help The Persecuted in Lebanon reports declining conditions across the country — from massive shortages of necessities for survival: food, fuel, electricity, and medicines to the increase of violence and political unrest. At the same time, Lebanon is dependent on Ukraine for a significant amount of… Continue reading Seeds of Hope for Lebanon

Mission Visionary’s New Book Calls for Global ‘Leadership Shake-Up’

MISSION VISIONARY'S NEW BOOK CALLS FOR GLOBAL 'LEADERSHIP SHAKE-UP:' Dr. Joseph Handley, president of Asian Access (www.asianaccess.org), presents an innovative re-think on leadership strategies in Polycentric Mission Leadership: Toward a New Theoretical Model for Global Leadership.

ARTESIA, CA — A California-based mission leader with a vision to shake up the way Christian mission agencies, churches and businesses create their leadership strategies has released a new book on the topic. Dr. Joseph Handley, president of Asian Access (www.asianaccess.org), presents an innovative re-think on leadership strategies in Polycentric Mission Leadership: Toward a New… Continue reading Mission Visionary’s New Book Calls for Global ‘Leadership Shake-Up’

Native American Tribes Experience Christian Revival

MONTANA — Healings on social media, deliverance from addictions and turning to Jesus Christ. Christian Revival is sweeping across parts of Native America. The leaders of the Crow Tribe have even passed a resolution to ‘Proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord of the Crow Indian reservation.’ CBN News Reporter Mark Martin travelled to Montana to bring… Continue reading Native American Tribes Experience Christian Revival

Thousands Encounter God at ‘This Is The Day’ Worship Event in Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — Tens of thousands of people came together July 23 at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest in Hungary for a major worship event called This Is The Day. The goal was for believers to lift up the name of Jesus in a display of Christian unity as one family. Originally scheduled for 2020,… Continue reading Thousands Encounter God at ‘This Is The Day’ Worship Event in Budapest

Kadidja’s Mercy Ships Story

SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA — When Kadidja was born with a cleft lip, her mother, Ramata, was told they were out of options. The family’s limited resources meant an expensive surgery wasn’t possible. Instead, Kadidja would grow up with a condition that made it harder to eat or leave home without being mocked. It was a… Continue reading Kadidja’s Mercy Ships Story

From Exhaustion to Rest at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

JACKSON, MS — Reyna is a mother to four children in Jackson, Mississippi. Her oldest kids, Belen (19) and Leonardo (16), have disabilities that require the use of wheelchairs and around-the-clock care. Even with the help of her 10-year-old son, Yahir, to feed and change his siblings, Reyna lives in a state of mental and… Continue reading From Exhaustion to Rest at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

Supporting Ukrainian Churches Throughout the War

UKRAINE — The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) continues to resource churches as they serve the needs of people across Ukraine impacted by the ongoing conflict. As soon as the war began the WEA set up a fund to help support the churches to provide vital supplies and transportation. They say local Christians have the best… Continue reading Supporting Ukrainian Churches Throughout the War

Seniors’ Movement Takes Aim at Loneliness ‘Plague’

'SO LONELY, I COULD DIE:' Loneliness "significantly" increases the risk of premature death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The faith-based Retirement Reformation movement has launched a new podcast series to help seniors recognize the "symptoms" of chronic loneliness and take steps to counter it.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A national movement to shake up older Americans’ approach to retirement is taking aim at one of the most serious problems plaguing many seniors: loneliness. The faith-based Retirement Reformation, led by 81-year-old speaker and author Bruce Bruinsma, has launched a new podcast series to help seniors recognize the health-ravaging “symptoms” of… Continue reading Seniors’ Movement Takes Aim at Loneliness ‘Plague’

Edward Graham Travels to Deluged Kentucky Communities

BREATHITT COUNTY, KY — Edward Graham visited eastern Kentucky Wednesday where Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping homeowners in Jesus’ Name following deadly flooding in late July. Edward, vice president of operations at Samaritan’s Purse, was joined by brother Will Graham, vice president and associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. They spent the day… Continue reading Edward Graham Travels to Deluged Kentucky Communities

PMI Foods Has Partnered with CityServe International to Donate 100,000 Meals to Displaced Ukrainian Refugees

BAKERSFIELD, CA — Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods), a global $3 billion enterprise that annually supplies 1.6 billion pounds of beef, chicken, pork, eggs, and seafood products all over the world, announced a partnership with CityServe International to donate protein to Ukrainian refugees. PMI Foods first delivery of desperately needed food to CityServe’s warehouse included… Continue reading PMI Foods Has Partnered with CityServe International to Donate 100,000 Meals to Displaced Ukrainian Refugees

Revival Fire is Burning Again

PENSACOLA, FL — Revival Fire is Burning again! It’s your time for a powerful encounter with God! Make your plans to attend Christ for All Nations (CfaN) FREE to ALL conference, ‘Light the Fire Again’ this September 7-10 in Pensacola. They are gathering the mothers & fathers of past and present revivals together for the… Continue reading Revival Fire is Burning Again

Children in Benin Hear the Gospel Through Simple Shoebox Gifts

BENIN, AFRICA — Nine-year-old Gladys flashed a big smile as she recounted the day she received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. It all started with a friend’s invitation. “You have to go to my church,” her friend, Kemi, told her. “There are good things going on, and I want you to hear the Word… Continue reading Children in Benin Hear the Gospel Through Simple Shoebox Gifts

Marcela’s Wheelchair in El Salvador: For Every Wheelchair Given, Millions are Needed

EL SALVADOR — The World Health Organization estimates that over 75 million people in the world today need a wheelchair, and more than 85% of them can’t access one*. The brunt of these unmet needs hits people in developing nations, like Marcela in El Salvador. Marcela suffered cardio-respiratory arrest at birth, which caused cerebral palsy.… Continue reading Marcela’s Wheelchair in El Salvador: For Every Wheelchair Given, Millions are Needed

Search For Jesus Reaches Millions Online

CHARLOTTE, USA — In 2012, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association launched Search for Jesus as a ministry where website users could not only find the truth of the Gospel but also interact with trained volunteers to ask questions or to be discipled. Today, PeaceWithGod.net websites have had over 100 million visitors. GNA spoke to the… Continue reading Search For Jesus Reaches Millions Online

CT CityFest with Andrew Palau Set for August 27 and 28 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, CT — More than 175 churches, organizations, and businesses throughout Southwest Connecticut have come together to throw a party for the region. They’re calling it CT CityFest with Andrew Palau. With a special emphasis on unity, hope, and good news, the free two-day festival will be held August 27-28, at Seaside Park in Bridgeport,… Continue reading CT CityFest with Andrew Palau Set for August 27 and 28 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport

Doctor and Family Follow Christ’s Call to Serve in Kenya

BOMET, KENYA — Pediatric surgeon Dr John Fitzwater, travelling alongside his wife and children, serves as a short-term volunteer at Tenwek Hospital through World Medical Mission. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals support and strengthen the work of Samaritan’s Purse partner hospitals around the world. Russ White, MD – Chief of Surgery, Tenwek Hospital: Just last… Continue reading Doctor and Family Follow Christ’s Call to Serve in Kenya

New Open Doors Prayer App Connects American Believers with Persecuted Christians Around the World

SANTA ANA, CA — A new mobile prayer app developed by Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA, gives users the ability to connect with persecuted Christians suffering for their faith. Available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the Open Doors Prayer App was created to help strengthen and support Christian… Continue reading New Open Doors Prayer App Connects American Believers with Persecuted Christians Around the World

New York Jets Announce CityServe Next Recipient of $100,000 for Ukrainian Relief Efforts

BAKERSFIELD, CA — The New York Jets have donated $100,000 to benefit CityServe. The donation is part of the organization’s $1 million commitment, to be split between various organizations, meant to help aid the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Previous donations of $100,000 were given to Plast Scouting (April), Razom for Ukraine (May), the Ukrainian National… Continue reading New York Jets Announce CityServe Next Recipient of $100,000 for Ukrainian Relief Efforts

Women’s Ministry in the Republic of Moldova

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA — A women’s ministry was organized in the Republic of Moldova, which has verse 11 from Psalm 68 as its motto: “ The Lord giveth the word: the women that publish the tidings are a great host.” Women, regardless of denomination, of different ages and social status, are helped to grow in… Continue reading Women’s Ministry in the Republic of Moldova

We’re Biting Back at ‘Earth’s Deadliest Creature’ Reports Gospel for Asia

'WORLD'S DEADLIEST CREATURE:' The tiny mosquito kills more people worldwide every year than any other creature, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it marks World Mosquito Day, Aug. 20. Organizations like GFA World (www.gfa.org) distribute mosquito-repelling bed nets, saving thousands at risk of malaria and other deadly mosquito-borne diseases.

WILLS POINT, TX – It’s the world’s deadliest creature — and it’s probably hovering near your home. The tiny mosquito kills more people around the world every year than any other animal, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). “It’s so deadly, it even has a special day named after it — World… Continue reading We’re Biting Back at ‘Earth’s Deadliest Creature’ Reports Gospel for Asia

Delivering Food Baskets in Ukraine’s Red Zone

ODESA, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse and their church partners in Ukraine are delivering critically needed food baskets to families in the red zone where violent conflict is ongoing. Paul Carr – Samaritan’s Purse: Hi, my name’s Paul Carr, and I’m here with Samaritan’s Purse in Odesa, Ukraine. Today, we’re here at our warehouse. Samaritan’s Purse,… Continue reading Delivering Food Baskets in Ukraine’s Red Zone

Missionary Couple Invests 35 Years in Taiwan to Bring Gospel to the Hakka

NEW TAIPEI CITY — American missionaries Michael and Delores Kittleson have invested 35 years in Hakka culture. When they came to Taiwan, they learned the Hakka language first in order to reach this group//that has very few believers. They went on to found a Hakka fellowship, join a Hakka choir, and do musical outreach in… Continue reading Missionary Couple Invests 35 Years in Taiwan to Bring Gospel to the Hakka

Alarming Rise in Islamist Violence Against Christians in Nigeria

NIGERIA — A new report highlights the alarming scale of rising violence in Nigeria as terrorists attempt to Islamise the nation — Much of that violence is directed against Christians. Andrew Boyd reports. Release International has warned that Nigeria is fast becoming a persecution hotspot. And Open Doors estimates more Christians are killed there than… Continue reading Alarming Rise in Islamist Violence Against Christians in Nigeria

Samaritan’s Purse Hard at Work in Flooded Virginia Community

BUCHANAN, VA — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are working in Buchanan County, Virginia, where floodwaters left neighborhoods waterlogged and hundreds of residents fleeing their homes after more than 8 inches of rain fell on the area in a matter of hours, Tuesday, July 12. More than 100 homes in the flood zone of the nearby Dismal… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Hard at Work in Flooded Virginia Community

Christian Radio Station in Ghana Rises From the Ashes to Go Back on Air

SABOBA, NOTHERN GHANA — When a Christian radio station in Northern Ghana was completely destroyed in a fire, the entire community in the Saboba region was devastated as this broadcast ministry had become their lifeline. But when people around the world heard this devastating news they helped to support Radio Gaaki rebuild their studios and… Continue reading Christian Radio Station in Ghana Rises From the Ashes to Go Back on Air

Chaplains Pray With Thousands Impacted by War in Ukraine

UKRAINE — A team of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains is seeing a growing openness to the Gospel as they minister to thousands of people throughout Ukraine impacted by the war. Over the past five months they’ve trained 200 Ukrainian chaplains, prayed with over 3,000 people and have led over 350 people to Christ.… Continue reading Chaplains Pray With Thousands Impacted by War in Ukraine

Gideon’s Imprisonment – Eritrea

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA — In 2019, Abraham* and Joel’s* church was attacked by jihadists in a village in Burkino Faso in West Africa. The two young men survived, but the horror of what happened has traumatized them. Open Doors provides trauma care counseling for many people impacted by attacks like these. Gideon:* “There are… Continue reading Gideon’s Imprisonment – Eritrea

Hope Springs Anew in Iraq

QARAQOSH, IRAQ — With a history of work in Iraq that dates back to 1991, Samaritan’s Purse continues to minister to the needs of the hurting in this rugged, war-torn land. ISIS’ takeover of parts of the country from 2014-2017 left lasting scars on the hearts and lives of its people. Many lost loved ones… Continue reading Hope Springs Anew in Iraq

North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

PLANO, TX — Texas-based Christian ministry and nonprofit organization ServingHIM (Healthcare International Ministries) announced today a one-month giving campaign to complete the expansion of Diaconia Baptist Hospital, a Romanian healthcare facility now serving Ukrainian refugees. A local donor group, the Friends of ServingHIM, has pledged $400K to match funds raised in August. ServingHIM partners and… Continue reading North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

Joel and Abraham Survive Jihadist Attack in Burkino Faso

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA — In 2019, Abraham* and Joel’s* church was attacked by jihadists in a village in Burkino Faso in West Africa. The two young men survived, but the horror of what happened has traumatized them. Open Doors provides trauma care counseling for many people impacted by attacks like these. Abraham*: “That Sunday,… Continue reading Joel and Abraham Survive Jihadist Attack in Burkino Faso

Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

ROMANIA — Valeria is 26 years old and 9 months pregnant, but even in her situation, she had to leave the town that she called home, Odessa. She ran away from war and ended up in Galați, a city in the eastern part of Romania. In the custom of Isaccea, Valeria met Alfa Omega TV… Continue reading Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

USA — Prison Outreach Helps Provide Wheelchairs — The Joni and Friends Wheels for the World program provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people living with disability worldwide. They collect used, manual wheelchairs across the United States that would otherwise end up in landfills. The wheelchair restoration process begins in federal,… Continue reading Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

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