Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows

WAR THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES: In Ukraine, a 10-year-old boy sketched this picture while sitting in church. “Everything for these kids is about the war,” said Eric Mock, who frequently travels to Ukraine with U.S. mission organization Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

LOVES PARK, IL — Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows — Children in Ukraine, for whom death and destruction has become part of life, are expressing themselves through “war art” — giving a heart-wrenching window into their young minds and souls. Eleven-year-old Sophia’s wartime artwork shows missiles raining down while… Continue reading Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows

Persecuted Iranian Plumber Finds New Hope Through Help The Persecuted Enduring Livelihoods Business

IRAN —When persecuted Iranian plumber *Hamid was forced to flee his home country of Iran he struggled to find work in the new country he moved to with his family. However Christian ministry Help The Persecuted helped him start his own plumbing business through their Enduring Livelihoods initiative. Not only is this enabling him to… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Plumber Finds New Hope Through Help The Persecuted Enduring Livelihoods Business

Rushing Food to Sudan

SUDAN —Samaritan’s Purse is rushing food and relief to displaced people in Kordofan, Sudan, before spring rains make roads to the region inaccessible. They are providing much-needed food and hygiene training to those who fled to the region to escape war. “The needs are enormous,” said Collins Enabu, a Samaritan’s Purse staff member. “We’re running… Continue reading Rushing Food to Sudan

Damali Starts Construction on a Hospital in Uganda

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SANTA YNEZ, CA — Together with Faith of a Child Foundation, Damali Mirembe, the director of the Sonrise Baby Home, recently started construction on a new hospital to serve the Kayunga District of Uganda. The new hospital will include a maternity ward, a pediatric ward, a fully equipped laboratory, emergency care and several in-patient beds.… Continue reading Damali Starts Construction on a Hospital in Uganda

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Sulphur, Oklahoma, Following Deadly Tornado

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are deploying to Sulphur, Oklahoma, after a massive tornado devastated the community of 5,000 on Sunday. According to news reports, more than 20 tornadoes impacted Oklahoma, resulting in approximately 100 reported injuries, four deaths, and untold property damage. “The swath of devastation… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Sulphur, Oklahoma, Following Deadly Tornado

Organization Helps Children in Bolivia Heal Their Hearts and Find Jesus

BOLIVIA — The Children’s Heart Project organizes critical heart surgeries for children and girls in countries where access to them is difficult. Congenital Heart Disease are defects in the heart. Therefore, these children do nothave a long life expectancy. Once they have had surgery, you can see the ompact it has on their families. Daniela… Continue reading Organization Helps Children in Bolivia Heal Their Hearts and Find Jesus

Pakistan Church Severely Damaged in Violent Attack

PAKISTAN —Last summer violent mob attacks on churches in the Punjab province in Pakistan hit the headlines. Sadly attacks like these are continuing. Recently another church was severely damaged when Islamist mobs poured caustic chemicals on a church and set it aflame. However Help The Persecuted was quick to respond by providing emergency support to… Continue reading Pakistan Church Severely Damaged in Violent Attack

Facing Rejection in Nepal After Choosing Christ

NEPAL — Pramila* has faced rejection by her family and her husband in Nepal several times since becoming a Christian, but she won’t let go of her faith in Jesus. But she has received support from Open Doors to move on with her life including help to start her own shop. Pramila* – Nepal: I… Continue reading Facing Rejection in Nepal After Choosing Christ

Iraqi Woman Faces House Arrest and Forced Marriage

IRAQ — When she became a Christian, Sara* experienced a miraculous escape after her father put her under house arrest and arranged a forced marriage to a Muslim man for her. Thanks to support from Open Doors, Sara knows her true value in Christ as she serves others. Open Doors’ vision is that every persecuted… Continue reading Iraqi Woman Faces House Arrest and Forced Marriage

Rabbi and Physics Professor Discuss Israel’s Escape from Iranian Missile Onslaught

ISRAEL —After an Iranian missile barrage earlier this month against Israel, many people who endured the explosions and sirens during the night were both relieved and stunned to learn that 99 percent of the more than 300 drones and missiles fired at them were shot down, and most did not even make it to Israeli… Continue reading Rabbi and Physics Professor Discuss Israel’s Escape from Iranian Missile Onslaught

Brutally Beaten Egyptian Pastor Finds Safety and Support Through Help The Persecuted Ministry

EGYPT —On his way home one night in Egyptian Pastor Nimer was brutally beaten and his attackers even threatened to kill him. Forced to flee he found safety for his family at a Help The Persecuted safe house where he is also receiving ongoing practical and spiritual support from the Christian ministry. Despite this intense… Continue reading Brutally Beaten Egyptian Pastor Finds Safety and Support Through Help The Persecuted Ministry

Persecuted Iranian Refugees Encouraged and Inspired at Spiritual Retreat

IRAN —When persecuted Iranian Christians are forced to flee the country they face many challenges as they seek to start a new life as refugees, including being treated as second class citizens and feelings of isolation. In response Christian ministry Help The Persecuted hosted a spiritual retreat for Iranian refugees in a country that can’t… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Refugees Encouraged and Inspired at Spiritual Retreat

Courageous Women in War: Interview Brave Women in Ukraine Whose Husbands Risk Their Lives on the Frontline

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MEDIA ADVISORY — This is your opportunity to cover a unique event for approximately 50 courageous women in Ukraine whose husbands risk their lives every day to help others and bring God’s comfort on the frontline of the war. These women and pastors’ wives face deadly missile attacks on their own communities day and night.… Continue reading Courageous Women in War: Interview Brave Women in Ukraine Whose Husbands Risk Their Lives on the Frontline

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team to Hold “Sharing Hope in Crisis” Training in Farmington, Pennsylvania

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FARMINGTON, PA — From personal tragedies like disease, suicide and financial difficulties to catastrophes on a massive scale such as shootings, fires and floods, many Christians may feel unprepared to offer comfort and hope to those who are grieving and in despair. On May 4, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) – a nationwide… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team to Hold “Sharing Hope in Crisis” Training in Farmington, Pennsylvania

Apex Media Partners Announces In Touch+ FAST Channel on Amazon Freevee

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — In Touch Ministries, the longtime Christian evangelical organization with a mission to spread the good news of Jesus Christ with people around the world, has added an even bigger platform to share its message. Launched on March 19, Amazon Freevee customers are now able to stream the sound biblical teachings of Dr.… Continue reading Apex Media Partners Announces In Touch+ FAST Channel on Amazon Freevee

Rushing Aid to Sudan

SUDAN — Samaritan’s Purse is sending urgently needed humanitarian aid to Sudan where 6 million people have been displaced by violent conflict across the country. The charity is urging prayer for these families and for their teams as they help meet physical and spiritual needs in Jesus’ Name. David Philips – Samaritan’s Purse: Hi, I’m… Continue reading Rushing Aid to Sudan

Hundreds Respond at Franklin Graham’s God Loves Your Tour in Poland

POLAND — Hundreds responded to Franklin Graham’s invitation to put their faith and trust in Jesus at his recent God Loves You Tour outreach in Poland. 13,200 people filled the TAURON Arena in Krakow to hear a message of hope and God’s love from the evangelist. Over 420 churches from 15 denominations throughout Poland partnered… Continue reading Hundreds Respond at Franklin Graham’s God Loves Your Tour in Poland

Parents of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Gather for 10th Anniversary Service

NIGERIA — It’s been 10 years since the Chibok Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. More than 90 of the young women are still missing. On 14 April, parents of the girls gathered for a service to pray for the missing women. Yakubu Nkeki – Chibok, Nigeria: My name is Yakubu… Continue reading Parents of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Gather for 10th Anniversary Service

EEM Announces Availability of New 499 Project Bible Illustrations for Proverbs

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HURST, TX — EEM (Eastern European Mission), a ministry that has been providing free Bibles in former Communist bloc countries and surrounding nations since 1961, is excited to announce the newest “Envisioning Truth 499” addition, highlighting the book of Proverbs. Made possible by Publishing Director Scott Hayes, this creative, educational compilation has previously included 499… Continue reading EEM Announces Availability of New 499 Project Bible Illustrations for Proverbs

Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Kevin Sorbo Star in ‘The Firing Squad’ Based on the Incredible True Story of Prisoners Who Found Hope While Living on Death Row

LOS ANGELES — Based on a powerful true story of finding hope in the face of death, celebrated Christian filmmaker Tim Chey is bringing to theaters The Firing Squad, an inspiring movie about three convicted criminals, portrayed by acclaimed actors Kevin Sorbo (“God’s Not Dead” and “Let There Be Light”) and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (“Jerry… Continue reading Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Kevin Sorbo Star in ‘The Firing Squad’ Based on the Incredible True Story of Prisoners Who Found Hope While Living on Death Row

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Mobilizes to Provide Emergency Aid in Response to Iranian Attacks

The Fellowship provides an emergency food box to an elderly beneficiary. IFCJ/Yossi Zeliger

JERUSALEM — Following the Iranian attacks on April 13 in which hundreds of drones and missiles were launched at Israel from Iran and its proxies, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) announced today it has taken immediate action to approve $600,000 for emergency food and shelter boxes. Additionally, the organization is expediting… Continue reading International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Mobilizes to Provide Emergency Aid in Response to Iranian Attacks

Single Father Encounters Christ-Centered Community at Family Retreat

CALIFORNIA— Joni and Friends Family Retreat provides a place where families living with disability can find love, community, and Christ-centered support. Mike’s story of finding hope through hardship is just a peek into the lives of the many families who attend Family Retreat. Mike “Boston” Andrejczyk: My oldest son, Naim, was adopted through Family Services.… Continue reading Single Father Encounters Christ-Centered Community at Family Retreat

Chiapas: Training Journalists and Leaders on Religious Freedom

CHIAPAS, MEXICO — In the Heart of Chiapas, a Pioneering Seminar Gathers Journalists and Evangelical Leaders to Address One of the Most Relevant Topics in Today’s Mexico: Religious Freedom San Cristóbal de las Casas was the venue for the seminar “The Reality of Religious Freedom in Mexico, Religious Discrimination, and the Challenges of Objective Communication.”… Continue reading Chiapas: Training Journalists and Leaders on Religious Freedom

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — What Will Your Church Do?

HARLINGEN, TX — There are nearly 2 million confirmed new victims of child abuse reported annually and over 100K children are awaiting adoption. Children aging out of foster care have extremely poor outcomes. Most end up on the street, in jail or dead within the first year. Churches are the perfect partners in the fight… Continue reading April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — What Will Your Church Do?

Christians Sing a Message of Peace and Hope in Iraq

PLAINS OF NINEVEH, IRAQ — Melody is a group of young Christians in Iraq who praise God and, through their music, share the message of the Gospel with those who do not know Christ. However, their lives have not been easy: nine years ago, they had to flee from their homes due to the advance… Continue reading Christians Sing a Message of Peace and Hope in Iraq

Asbury Revival’s Impact One Year On

WILMORE, KY — Kentucky’s Asbury University recently marked one year since the biggest revival in more than 50 years broke out on their campus. Although it lasted for just over two weeks Asbury Revival’s impact was felt far and wide. Now many are asking – will it happen again? Wendy Griffith of CBN News returned… Continue reading Asbury Revival’s Impact One Year On

The New Mission of A Former Gang Leader in Florida

FLORIDA — René “Level” Martínez, a former gang leader, grew up fighting on the streets of Leisure City, Florida. His mother was also on the streets, as a follower of “Santería,” which is Cuban-African spiritism. Life in Leisure City, Florida, was not easy for René “Level” Martínez. René “Level” Martínez – Former Gangster: “I grew… Continue reading The New Mission of A Former Gang Leader in Florida

Ukrainian Christian Leaders Tortured, Killed and Disappearing

UKRAINE — Into the third year of Russia’s occupation of parts of Ukraine, Christian leaders are being killed, tortured and are disappearing. And in Russia, priests who oppose Putin’s invasion are being imprisoned or silenced. And yet, in Ukraine, there are signs of a growing hunger for the gospel, with reports of churches packed to… Continue reading Ukrainian Christian Leaders Tortured, Killed and Disappearing

Northern Colorado Look Up Celebration with Evangelist Will Graham Announced in Loveland

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LOVELAND, CO — The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has announced plans for a two-day outreach called the Northern Colorado Look Up Celebration with Will Graham. The free event – which will take place Oct. 5-6, 2024, at Blue Arena at The Ranch Events Complex – will feature music by award-winning Christian bands and messages… Continue reading Northern Colorado Look Up Celebration with Evangelist Will Graham Announced in Loveland

Helping Homeowners Recover from Devastating Tornados in Ohio and Indiana

WINCHESTER/SELMA, IN — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping homeowners in Logan County, Ohio, and the Selma/Winchester area of Indiana, recover from damage caused by devastating tornadoes that swept through the region. But more volunteers are urgently needed. Todd Taylor – Samaritan’s Purse: We’re here in Selma, Indiana, as well as Winchester, Indiana, where Thursday night… Continue reading Helping Homeowners Recover from Devastating Tornados in Ohio and Indiana

Providing Water Systems for Mexico

SANTA LUCÍA, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse has given four water filtration systems to the military of Mexico for use in future natural disasters. These devices were used during their response to Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, which recently concluded. Edward Graham was on hand to speak and tell why they do all they do in Jesus’… Continue reading Providing Water Systems for Mexico

iBIBLE Genesis Becomes First Animated Series to be Certified as Authentic Translation of Biblical Narrative

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DALLAS — RevelationMedia, the visionary organization behind the groundbreaking iBIBLE initiative, announced it has received an important endorsement from SIL International Translation Services, a leading global authority on Bible translations, certifying its iBIBLE Genesis scripts as an authentic translation of the Biblical Narrative and making it the first animated series to be certified as an… Continue reading iBIBLE Genesis Becomes First Animated Series to be Certified as Authentic Translation of Biblical Narrative

Iraqi Woman Faces House Arrest and Forced Marriage

IRAQ — When she became a Christian, Sara* experienced a miraculous escape after her father put her under house arrest and arranged a forced marriage to a Muslim man for her. Thanks to support from Open Doors, Sara knows her true value in Christ as she serves others. Open Doors’ vision is that every persecuted… Continue reading Iraqi Woman Faces House Arrest and Forced Marriage

Taiwan Earthquake Rocks Island Nation as Christian Charities Respond with Aid and Prayers

NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN — As Taiwan was rocked by it’s worst earthquake since 1999 Christian ministries were quick to provide urgent disaster response as well as mobilize prayers for the nation. The 7.4 magnitude quake has claimed at least 9 lives and the island nation has been hit by hundreds of aftershocks. A magnitude… Continue reading Taiwan Earthquake Rocks Island Nation as Christian Charities Respond with Aid and Prayers

Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

SYRIA — In Uganda, fear and attacks from Islamic ADF militants are increasing. But thanks to your prayers, local Open Doors partners are supporting affected Christians with trauma counselling and spiritual support. *Names changed for security reasons Edward Bamcwanira – Retired Bishop, East Rwenzori Diocese: We are living in fear. And whoever says there is… Continue reading Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

Franklin Graham Brings God’s Message of Love to the U.S.-Mexico Border

CALIFORNIA — Evangelist Franklin Graham traveled to the United States-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The final stop of the tour took place in Chula Vista, California, on Saturday, March 9. The God Loves You Border Tour visited 10 cities, starting in the Gulf of Mexico and ending in the Pacific. Franklin… Continue reading Franklin Graham Brings God’s Message of Love to the U.S.-Mexico Border

Ani’s Syria Survival Story

SYRIA — Ani was horrified when her baby girl Maria was caught up in a bomb attack in Syria in 2014. In Ani’s survival story, Maria survived thanks to the prayers of the church – and Ani realised she needed to make Jesus her sure foundation. *Name changed for security reasons Ani*: “There are a… Continue reading Ani’s Syria Survival Story

Fired Christian Street Preacher in UK Wins Settlement

ENGLAND — A Christian teaching assistant has won a £7,000 legal settlement from a school in Leeds in the North of England after he was sacked for being a street preacher in his spare time. Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Mr Andy Nix, 65, took legal action against Temple Moor High School in Leeds… Continue reading Fired Christian Street Preacher in UK Wins Settlement

Prison Fellowship International and Eastern European Mission Partner to Distribute More Than 100,000 Bibles and Scripture Resources

WASHINGTON and FORT WORTH, TX — Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and Eastern European Mission (EEM) have signed a new agreement to provide 71,000 adult, 8,500 teen and 34,500 child-friendly Bibles to seven PFI national affiliates across Eastern Europe, which will be distributed to prisoners and their families in the months and years to come. The… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International and Eastern European Mission Partner to Distribute More Than 100,000 Bibles and Scripture Resources

PMI Foods Gives Easter Donation of 15,000 Pounds of Prime Rib to New Life Church in Arkansas

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SALT LAKE CITY — Today Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods) announced a historic partnership with New Life Church in Arkansas to provide meals to the needy. With 18 church campuses across the state, this easter donation will directly benefit underserved communities and those facing food insecurity. “PMI Foods is thrilled to be partnering with New… Continue reading PMI Foods Gives Easter Donation of 15,000 Pounds of Prime Rib to New Life Church in Arkansas

Christ for all Nations Launches Historic Cape Town to Cairo Campaign

AFRICA — Christ for all Nations (CfaN) has embarked on a historic series of gospel campaigns across Africa. This epic undertaking of 50 gospel campaigns from Cape Town to Cairo, led by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, follows the 50th-anniversary launch event in Cape Town and started on February 21st, 2024. These events are expected to draw… Continue reading Christ for all Nations Launches Historic Cape Town to Cairo Campaign

iBIBLE’s ‘The Real Story of Jesus’ Receives Funding for 100 Additional Language Translations

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RICHARDSON, TX — U.S.-based RevelationMedia announced two significant milestones today in its groundbreaking iBIBLE initiative. First, the overwhelming success of an iBIBLE special episode, The Real Story of Jesus, that presents the story of Jesus from creation to His second coming. Since its release on December 3, the ministry reports, more than 1,290,000 people have… Continue reading iBIBLE’s ‘The Real Story of Jesus’ Receives Funding for 100 Additional Language Translations

Celebrating 20 years of combating AIDS in Uganda

UGANDA — A non-profit organization based in Colorado, USA is celebrating twenty years in Uganda, Africa; combating HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases by promoting abstinence before marriage, and faithfulness in marriage, through the power of Christ. For decades, Uganda was the epicenter of the HIV crisis in Africa. Today, countless orphans remain as witnesses… Continue reading Celebrating 20 years of combating AIDS in Uganda

Emergency Field Hospital Being Delivered to Samaritan’s Purse Canada to Increase Global Medical Response Capacity

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CALGARY, AB — On Tuesday, March 19, Samaritan’s Purse transported one of its Emergency Field Hospitals to Calgary to increase Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s capacity to launch international, life-saving medical responses. The tent facility arrived at the Calgary International Airport onboard the Christian relief organization’s DC-8 and 757 Cargo planes. The hospital will be strategically positioned… Continue reading Emergency Field Hospital Being Delivered to Samaritan’s Purse Canada to Increase Global Medical Response Capacity

Military Couples Celebrate Renewal in Christ

DENVER, COLORADO — Alaska alumni were encouraged and strengthened together by the power of God’s Word during the 2024 Operation Heal Our Patriots Reunion in Colorado. This year’s reunion was the largest ever, with more than 700 military couples attending. The weekend event included worship, fellowship, and workshops on marriage and spiritual renewal. Is your… Continue reading Military Couples Celebrate Renewal in Christ

Americans Wait2Hydrate in Solidarity with Communities that Lack Access to Clean Water

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ORLANDO, FL — Every day, many women and children in the toughest places walk 1-2 hours–and often much more–to locate clean drinking water for their families.* To highlight this issue on World Water Day recently, compassionate Americans from coast to coast waited two hours after waking up before taking their first drink. Humanitarian organization Unto… Continue reading Americans Wait2Hydrate in Solidarity with Communities that Lack Access to Clean Water

Nonprofit Reveals New Name in Battle Against Root Causes Facing Central American Youth

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — The nonprofit organization formerly known as Orphan Helpers announced today a name change to Counteract International. The new name and brand reflect the faith-based nonprofit’s broader mission to address urgent needs of incarcerated and released youth in incredibly challenging conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. “At Counteract International, we believe… Continue reading Nonprofit Reveals New Name in Battle Against Root Causes Facing Central American Youth

Calls for Pakistan’s New Government to Protect Christians

PAKISTAN — Pakistan is expecting a change of government following recent elections. And one challenge that will face the new Prime Minister and his party will be to protect the country’s Christian minority from violence. The violence is often linked with accusations of blasphemy, as Andrew Boyd from Release International reports. There are calls for… Continue reading Calls for Pakistan’s New Government to Protect Christians

Finding Faith and Forgiveness in Frontera

CALIFORNIA — Franklin Graham went to the U.S.-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The final night of the tour took place in Chula Vista, California, on Saturday, March 9. The God Loves You Frontera Tour visited 10 cities, starting at the Gulf of Mexico and going all the way to the Pacific.… Continue reading Finding Faith and Forgiveness in Frontera

Ministry Celebrates 50 Years with 50 Evangelistic Campaigns

AFRICA — The year 2024 is historic for the ministry Christ for All Nations, as it marks 50 years since the ministry’s inception. Founded by the late evangelist Reinhard Bonnke and now led by Daniel Kolenda, (CfaN for its acronym in English) has an astounding track record in mass evangelism campaigns, particularly in the African… Continue reading Ministry Celebrates 50 Years with 50 Evangelistic Campaigns

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