More than 500,000 Decisions for Christ in Tanzania Multi-City Crusade

TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA – Christ for All Nations (CfaN) just wrapped up its second “Operation Decapolis” campaign in Africa, where they documented 519,498 decisions for Christ. The six-week outreach culminated in 5 mass Gospel campaigns held simultaneously in the cities of Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, and Tunduma across the East African nation of Tanzania. The… Continue reading More than 500,000 Decisions for Christ in Tanzania Multi-City Crusade

Military Couple Finds Faith, Hope in Marriage

SAMARITAN LODGE, ALASKA – Through Operation Heal Our Patriots, Marine Gunnery Sergeant David Mercado learned that God could heal their marriage and give them real hope. David Mercado, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, Ret.: I did one deployment in Afghanistan. We used to do a lot of security details. You name it, they stuck us on it.… Continue reading Military Couple Finds Faith, Hope in Marriage

Open Doors Revisits Nigerian Widow Rose

NIGERIA – Last summer, Open Doors shared the story of Rose from Nigeria. Her husband, a pastor, had been murdered by Fulani militants. Their partners recently visited her again and she told them, despite her troubles: “The Lord has not forsaken me.” When Open Doors met Rose in June 2020, we found a woman who… Continue reading Open Doors Revisits Nigerian Widow Rose

Promise Keepers Builds Momentum, Reaches Men from 25 Nations and Across the Country Through Conference at AT&T Stadium

DALLAS — July 16 and 17 saw the dawn of a new era as Promise Keepers (PK), the men’s ministry founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney and known for its massive stadium events, held its 2021 Conference for Men at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The two-day event featured everything that men… Continue reading Promise Keepers Builds Momentum, Reaches Men from 25 Nations and Across the Country Through Conference at AT&T Stadium

Loving South Sudan In Deed And Truth

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TONJ, SOUTH SUDAN – According to the World Watch List, the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011 left both countries in chaos. This was especially true on a personal level for thousands of Christians who were starving, killed, injured, or displaced during attempts to force Sudan to become an Islamic state. Sabet Kuj… Continue reading Loving South Sudan In Deed And Truth

TEL Evangelism

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CEDAR HILL, TX – Elgin and Dorothy Taylor became the first African-American missionaries to Japan in 1959. Their 23 years on the island of Okinawa were merely the beginning of their 55 years of service in foreign missions. Following a brief retirement due to health reasons, the couple returned to missionary work, founding TEL International… Continue reading TEL Evangelism

Advancing the Gospel in the Age of Modern Media

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BURBANK, CA – It took a book written in 1986 to awaken Christians to the need for a new approach to foreign missions. That book was Revolution in World Missions. As Great Britain and colonizing countries began granting wholesale independence to former members of their commonwealths, those nations were forming a new wave of nationalism… Continue reading Advancing the Gospel in the Age of Modern Media

Tanzania Operation Decapolis: The Fields are White for Harvest

ORLANDO, FL — Christ for All Nations (CfaN) just wrapped up its second “Operation Decapolis” campaign in Africa, where they documented 519,498 decisions for Christ! The staggering numbers are the result of six weeks of evangelism throughout East Africa, culminating in 5 Mass Gospel Campaigns held simultaneously in the cities of Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro,… Continue reading Tanzania Operation Decapolis: The Fields are White for Harvest

Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

TURKEY — Kouroush* is an Iranian Christian now living in Turkey, after he fled to escape persecution, leaving everything behind. We hear how, with Open Doors’ support, he is now opening a Center of Hope to help care for fellow refugees. Kouroush*, name changed for security purposes: “I didn’t murder anyone. I didn’t steal anything.… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

Military Couples Transformed in Alaska

ALASKA — Retired Army Sgt. Edgar Aguilar’s PTSD was destroying his marriage to Edith who was emotionally spent. But when they attended Operation Heal Our Patriots at Samaritan Lodge Alaska, God brought restoration and healing to their lives and to their marriage. When you get married to a soldier, especially when you’re young, you really… Continue reading Military Couples Transformed in Alaska

The Loving Response of The Great Passion Play to the Vandalization of Christ of the Ozarks

EUREKA SPRINGS, AR – Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs’ streets are lined with Victorian homes and buildings hugging cliff sides, one-of-a-kind shops, fine dining, art galleries, bed & breakfasts, cabins, and much more. Eureka Springs is a National Historic Site that has been called the ‘Stairstep Town’ because of its steep terrain and… Continue reading The Loving Response of The Great Passion Play to the Vandalization of Christ of the Ozarks

Reaching England’s Unchurched Students

LEEDS, ENGLAND — Church of England parishes are to form new congregations aimed at reaching unchurched young adults and students in several parts of the country. A series of grants to help fund the projects has been awarded as part of the Church of England’s programme of Renewal and Reform. St Augustine’s church in Leeds… Continue reading Reaching England’s Unchurched Students

Nick Hall to Host ‘God Lives Here Oakland’ Prayer Walk and Worship Rally

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OAKLAND, CA — Nick Hall, evangelist and founder of Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, will host “God Lives Here Oakland,” a prayer walk beginning at City Hall and ending with a worship rally at Lake Merritt on July 16. Similar to events hosted in Houston and at the Southern Border earlier this month, “God Lives… Continue reading Nick Hall to Host ‘God Lives Here Oakland’ Prayer Walk and Worship Rally

Minnesota Family with Special Needs Children Finds Rest and Enrichment

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — Hugh and Pat from White Bear Lake, in Minnesota have two daughters with Down syndrome, but they are exhausted. Having not slept through the night for a decade because of the demands of disability, this family was in desperate need of respite. Through the Joni and Friends Respite at Home… Continue reading Minnesota Family with Special Needs Children Finds Rest and Enrichment

Providing New Beginnings in Mississippi

MOUND BAYOU, MISSISSIPPI — Christine Daughrity watched helplessly as the floodwaters gathered and rose around her Mound Bayou, Mississippi, home following days of heavy rain in the Delta. Then her son noticed that the water had seeped into their living room and kitchen. Christine cut the power and called 911 in desperate need of assistance.… Continue reading Providing New Beginnings in Mississippi

CCO Celebrates Half a Century of Transforming College Students to Transform the World

PITTSBURGH — The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO, ccojubilee.org) celebrates its 50th anniversary of Christian outreach to college students this year by reflecting on the foundational elements that have made it a success throughout the years, giving all glory to God. “By focusing on transforming college students to transform the world—our vision is to see… Continue reading CCO Celebrates Half a Century of Transforming College Students to Transform the World

Missionary Coaches Guatemalan Youth Triathlon Team to Victory in Tikal

LEHIGH ACRES, FL/TIKAL, GUATEMALA — Several months ago missionary Paul Heier was training lifeguards in first aid and CPR at the public beach as part of his ministry to first responders when he was approached by some teenagers. The teen athletes explained that they love the sport of triathlon, but that no one was helping… Continue reading Missionary Coaches Guatemalan Youth Triathlon Team to Victory in Tikal

Men Around the World Make Plans to Attend Promise Keepers Men’s Conference at AT&T Stadium July 16-17, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — On July 16 and July 17, Promise Keepers (PK), the men’s ministry founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney and known for their massive stadium events, will hold its 2021 national conference at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The event, believed to be the nation’s first mass Christian gathering… Continue reading Men Around the World Make Plans to Attend Promise Keepers Men’s Conference at AT&T Stadium July 16-17, 2021

Bringing Water Access to Rural Vietnam

VIETNAM — Drought season in southern Vietnam continues to bring increased challenges to already vulnerable households. Impoverished families struggle to not only secure drinking water, but water that is needed for cooking, bathing, and washing clothes. Samaritan’s Purse recently provided large capacity water tanks to support about 160 households during the months of drought. A… Continue reading Bringing Water Access to Rural Vietnam

Grieving with Gospel to Haiti

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HAITI – The Bible teaches us to rejoice with those who rejoice and to mourn with those who mourn. Today is a day to mourn with Christian friends at Gospel to Haiti, where their mission is “Reaching the lost in the mountains of Haiti through medicine and building relationships.” Mourning Together Just a few days… Continue reading Grieving with Gospel to Haiti

Chaplains Support Families After Florida Building Collapse

SURFSIDE, FLORIDA — Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are ministering at the Family Reunification Center near the collapsed condo tower in Surfside, Florida. Relatives of the residents are arriving from all over the world as they await news about their loved ones. Many are sharing photos and even their own DNA in the hopes… Continue reading Chaplains Support Families After Florida Building Collapse

NLT: Loving Those with Leprosy in Nepal

KATHMANDU – The National Leprosy Trust (NLT) is a Christian faith-based organization based in the UK that ministers to people with Hansen’s disease in Nepal. The NLT was founded by Eileen Lodge in 1972 after she had spent time working as a nurse in the country. What was once a modest endeavor, the National Leprosy… Continue reading NLT: Loving Those with Leprosy in Nepal

Faithful Volunteers Deliver God’s Hope to Arkansas

ARKANSAS — Samaritan’s purse volunteers are working hard in the Mississippi delta–cleaning up homes, deliver God’s hope & encouragement in Jesus’ name. Keeth Willingham, Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is responding to some massive flooding here in Desha County, Arkansas. Roy Williams, Homeowner: Without Samaritan’s Purse, would’ve took a good minute to do all what is… Continue reading Faithful Volunteers Deliver God’s Hope to Arkansas

Houston Women’s Rehab Center Offers Addiction Treatment for Women

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ALVIN, TX — Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas, Houston Women’s Rehab Center in Alvin, Texas announces their planned expansion to include a newly built 40-bed dorm. The Houston Women’s Rehab Center serves women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with a 12-month residential discipleship and vocational training program. On-campus, women receive room and board,… Continue reading Houston Women’s Rehab Center Offers Addiction Treatment for Women

Evangelist from Kenya Forgives Persecutors Who Tortured Him

TUCSON, ARIZONA — When evangelist from Kenya Okongo Samson went on his first mission trip as a teenage boy he was kidnapped, tortured and raped by terrorists. But through a series of miracles he escaped. That didn’t stop him traveling the world to preach the Gospel despite being arrested and abused by his captors in… Continue reading Evangelist from Kenya Forgives Persecutors Who Tortured Him

Nick Hall to Launch ‘Pulse 100’ National Evangelist Showcase

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Hall, evangelist, founder and President of Pulse, will host “Pulse 100” a national tour spanning 11 cities in search of 100 evangelists in need of a platform to share the gospel. John Wesley, an evangelist in the 1700s, prayed “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing… Continue reading Nick Hall to Launch ‘Pulse 100’ National Evangelist Showcase

7 Hills Church Celebrates Over 200 Children Choosing Jesus at ‘Summer Fest’

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CINCINNATI — “Summer Fest” at 7 Hills Church celebrated a significant milestone over the weekend with 216 children making the decision to invite Jesus into their lives throughout the course of the vacation Bible school, running June 8-10. Campuses in Florence, KY, and Cincinatti, OH saw hundreds of children attend “Summer Fest,” an annual day-camp… Continue reading 7 Hills Church Celebrates Over 200 Children Choosing Jesus at ‘Summer Fest’

For Haiti With Love Finds a New Way to Love Haiti

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PALM HARBOR, FL – For Haiti With Love is the exact representation of a faith mission. It has no plans for building bigger barns. (See Luke 12:18) It does what it can with what the Lord provides. The on-the-ground work of For Haiti With Love consists of four primary elements. Offering nutritious, balanced meals to… Continue reading For Haiti With Love Finds a New Way to Love Haiti

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Some of us are old enough to remember when the late-evening local news was preceded by a voice asking, “It’s 11:00. Do you know where your children are?” The answer hoped for was, “Yes. They are home, safely tucked into their beds.” No reply was expected. The question was an early form… Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

Ahead of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021, Diverse Coalition of Over 70 Religious and Civil-society Groups Issue ‘A Charter of Religious Freedom’

WASHINGTON — Ahead of the International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 (IRF Summit), co-chairs Samuel Brownback and Katrina Lantos Swett, along with the Summit’s over 70 partner organizations around the world, have issued A Charter of Religious Freedom, calling for the protection of the universal human rights of religion, thought and conscience: A CHARTER OF RELIGIOUS… Continue reading Ahead of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021, Diverse Coalition of Over 70 Religious and Civil-society Groups Issue ‘A Charter of Religious Freedom’

Alfa Omega TV – 15 Years of Christian Satellite Broadcasting

TIMISOARA, ROMANIA — On June 11, 2006, Alfa Omega television channel started satellite broadcasting – this is Romaniaʼs first television channel of Christian education and spirituality. This month, Alfa Omega television channel celebrates 15 years of satellite broadcasting. It is the first Christian channel in Romanian language. Tudor Pețan, President, Alfa Omega TV: Back then,… Continue reading Alfa Omega TV – 15 Years of Christian Satellite Broadcasting

Nick Hall to Host ‘God Lives Here Houston’ Prayer Walk and Festival

HOUSTON — Nick Hall, evangelist and founder of Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, will host “God Lives Here Houston,” a prayer walk and festival on July 3 at Encourager Church. “God Lives Here Houston” is Houston’s first music festival since the onset of COVID-19. The event will be hosted by Nick Hall in partnership with… Continue reading Nick Hall to Host ‘God Lives Here Houston’ Prayer Walk and Festival

“I Can’t Hear You! I’m Hungry!” Gospel for Asia’s Impact During Our COVID Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Because GFA World (Gospel for Asia) has supported pastors and missionaries across South Asia for more than 40 years, the organization understands the ugly effect of food scarcity. Over those four decades, GFA has distributed countless foodstuffs and cooked tens of thousands of meals for hungry people – doing it all… Continue reading “I Can’t Hear You! I’m Hungry!” Gospel for Asia’s Impact During Our COVID Crisis

Exiled Chinese House Church in South Korea Threatened, Urgent Appeal for US Resettlement to Biden Administration

MIDLAND, TX — The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “A Christian Congregation Fled Xi Jinping’s China, but Escaping Control Had a Price” that follows an exiled persecuted Chinese church who fled to Jeju, a South Korean island, in hopes of gaining asylum, but have faced harassment and an ongoing fear of repatriation to… Continue reading Exiled Chinese House Church in South Korea Threatened, Urgent Appeal for US Resettlement to Biden Administration

CfaN’s Tanzania Bootcamp Initiation Sees More Than 300,000 Gospel Responses

TANZANIA — As part of Christ for All Nations Decade of Double Harvest strategy to see 150,000 million people won for Christ over the next ten years, the ministry is mobilizing an army of evangelists through their Bootcamp training program. Following three months of intense training at their Spring Bootcamp at their Orlando Headquarters they… Continue reading CfaN’s Tanzania Bootcamp Initiation Sees More Than 300,000 Gospel Responses

Christian Ministries Eager to ‘Ramp Up Conversation’ with Post-COVID Generation, New Survey Finds

COMMUNICATING IN A POST-COVID WORLD: Christian ministries and nonprofits are eager to "ramp up the conversation" with the post-COVID generation, a new survey suggests. They're looking to increase their online video and live-chat offerings to engage people who want "real relationships and genuine community" in the post-COVID world. Click on image for higher resolution.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Christian ministries and nonprofits are eager to “ramp up the conversation” with the post COVID generation, a new survey suggests. They’re looking to increase their online video and live-chat offerings to engage people who want “real relationships and genuine community” in the post-COVID world. The survey of Christian leaders — conducted last… Continue reading Christian Ministries Eager to ‘Ramp Up Conversation’ with Post-COVID Generation, New Survey Finds

Wheelchair Gives Brazilian Boy Mobility, Opportunity, and Access

BRAZIL — Six-year-old Miguel has spina bifida and lives with his grandparents in a tiny home, far from everything in a remote village in Brazil. Unable to afford a wheelchair, Miguel’s only means of transportation through the dirty paths of his village is a rusty wheelbarrow. In poverty and desperation, their family cried out to God… Continue reading Wheelchair Gives Brazilian Boy Mobility, Opportunity, and Access

Largest-Ever Bible Translation Effort Demonstrates ‘Power of One Verse’

THE POWER OF ONE VERSE: The "I Want to Know" campaign – what may be the largest-ever Bible translation effort on social and digital media -- gives people the opportunity to sponsor the translation of one "life-changing" Bible verse into a language that doesn't yet have a complete Bible. The campaign is spearheaded by illumiNations, an alliance of the world's leading Bible translation organizations. Visit illuminations.bible/know to learn more.

DALLAS, TX — What may be the largest-ever Bible translation campaign on social and digital media is inviting people to join one of the most inspirational “crowd-funding” opportunities in the world — and demonstrate the “power of one verse” to change a life forever. The “I Want to Know” campaign gives everyone the opportunity to… Continue reading Largest-Ever Bible Translation Effort Demonstrates ‘Power of One Verse’

As COVID Worsens the Church Aids the Needy in Wanhua

TAIWAN — Wanhua District in Taipei, Taiwan has the city’s highest concentration of low income residents. During the COVID pandemic, many become nervous when Wanhua is mentioned. But while most people want to leave, there are some who feel compassion for the people there. Pastor Wen is preparing supplies for Wanhua residents who were caught… Continue reading As COVID Worsens the Church Aids the Needy in Wanhua

Young Leaders Track of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 to Train Teenagers and Young Adults to Advocate for Survivors of Religious Persecution

WASHINGTON — As part of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021, young leaders ages 15 to 35 are invited to participate in the Young Leaders Track, chaired by Nguyen Dinh Thang, president and CEO of Boat People SOS (BPSOS). The Young Leaders Track will take place Tuesday, July 13 through Thursday, July 15 virtually and at… Continue reading Young Leaders Track of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 to Train Teenagers and Young Adults to Advocate for Survivors of Religious Persecution

America’s Nonprofits Face ‘Severe Shortage’ of Fundraisers

NONPROFITS FACE 'SEVERE' THREAT TO FUNDRAISING EFFORTS: A new report on America's multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could impact millions of people. A "severe shortage of qualified fundraisers" could seriously affect donations, says the report by DickersonBakker (www.DickersonBakker.com)

RALEIGH, NC — A new report on America’s multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could affect millions of people. America’s 1.5 million-plus charitable organizations face a “severe shortage of qualified fundraisers” that could seriously restrict their efforts to raise critically needed funds — and impact millions… Continue reading America’s Nonprofits Face ‘Severe Shortage’ of Fundraisers

In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is assisting with printing and distributing newly translated Scriptures through its Print On Demand initiative. “Translation is the crucial first step,” says Interim President and CEO Tim Neu. “But when this… Continue reading In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

Faith-Based Expert Available for Interviews on India COVID Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX — K.P. Yohannan — founder of global humanitarian agency GFA World (www.gfa.org), best-selling author, and international speaker, who was born and reared in India — is available for media interviews on the current COVID crisis in India. What’s REALLY Going On in India Right Now? Millions are suffering as India’s COVID “second… Continue reading Faith-Based Expert Available for Interviews on India COVID Crisis

Relief Supplies Airlifted to Nepal as South Asia Battles COVID-19

GREENSBORO, NC — A second wave in the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading throughout Nepal with over 34,000 new cases reported in just the last week. The true number may be much higher because virus testing is inadequate across most of the impoverished nation of 30 million people. Sadly, hardest hit areas are the remote… Continue reading Relief Supplies Airlifted to Nepal as South Asia Battles COVID-19

Promise Keepers to Host Men’s Leadership Summit This Father’s Day Weekend with World-Renowned Speakers

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Internationally renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell headlines a world-class group of speakers who will challenge and stir hearts during the one-hour online Promise Keepers Men’s Leadership Summit on Father’s Day weekend, June 19. “Men are called to lead and be changemakers wherever God places us,” said PK Chairman Ken Harrison.… Continue reading Promise Keepers to Host Men’s Leadership Summit This Father’s Day Weekend with World-Renowned Speakers

Join CMM Global Missions Family Urgently Feeding Lockdown Members and Providing Wells in Many Nations — Two Urgent Needs

CHARLOTTE, NC — Christ’s Mandate for Missions, (www.cmm.world) formerly Correll Missionary Ministries, and CMM College of Theology (www.cmmtheology.org) are expanding globally as more people are hearing about their unique style of ‘team ministry’ empowering many to discover their God given identities we each have in Christ as we go higher and deeper in intimacy. During… Continue reading Join CMM Global Missions Family Urgently Feeding Lockdown Members and Providing Wells in Many Nations — Two Urgent Needs

Reflective Thoughts on the World Day Against Child Labor

NEW YORK, NY – Not only is June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor, but 2021 has also been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. The United Nations Global Compact is focusing on the issue of child labor. The Compact is a voluntary… Continue reading Reflective Thoughts on the World Day Against Child Labor

Cooke Media Group Wins Telly Awards for Documentaries on Spread of Christianity and Global Water Crisis

LOS ANGELES — Honoring excellence in video and television, The Telly Awards have announced this year’s winners with Cooke Media Group receiving four Silver Telly Awards. Winning entries were Episode 5 of the TBN documentary, “Inexplicable: How Christianity Spread to the Ends of the Earth” titled “Asia: The Great Wall and Beyond” and the video… Continue reading Cooke Media Group Wins Telly Awards for Documentaries on Spread of Christianity and Global Water Crisis

Cure International Opens Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

ZIMBABWE — CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatment for children with treatable disabilities, has opened CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, a first-in-the-nation facility providing life-transforming medical care to thousands of vulnerable children. At CURE Zimbabwe, surgeries are free to children under 18 regardless of race, religion, or gender. Conditions that… Continue reading Cure International Opens Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

Barna & ABS Survey: The State of the Bible 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Barna Group and the American Bible Society recently released their 11th annual study on The State of the Bible 2021. The initial report contains two chapters, “The Bible in America” and “The New Normal.” The American Bible Society plans to release seven additional reports based on their survey throughout the balance… Continue reading Barna & ABS Survey: The State of the Bible 2021