Ongoing Relief Response in Caribbean to Hurricane Beryl

CARIACCOU — Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted dozens of personnel and many tons of relief and medical supplies to Cariaccou where Hurricane Beryl made landfall July 1 as a Category 5 storm. Everyone in Karaku lost everything. They lost their home, they lost their clothes, they lost their food, they lost water. It’s in a mess.… Continue reading Ongoing Relief Response in Caribbean to Hurricane Beryl

Andrew Palau Joins Local Churches Across Northeast England for Historic Collaborative Evangelistic Campaign

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TEESSIDE, ENGLAND — Several years of prayer and preparation led to more than 70 churches from throughout Northeast England coming together for Festival Teesside with Andrew Palau earlier this month. In an effort that can only be described as historic for the region, this evangelistic festival, along with more than a dozen surrounding events, is… Continue reading Andrew Palau Joins Local Churches Across Northeast England for Historic Collaborative Evangelistic Campaign

Over 570,000 Children & Teens Receive Free Bibles in Eastern Europe and Beyond

Two Croatian schoolboys receive a Bible in their own language, often their first exposure to the Gospel for children in Eastern Europe who are gifted Bibles through EEM’s annual Bibles for Kids campaign, having reached 1.7 million children in the last three years. Courtesy of EEM.org

FORT WORTH, TX — EEM (Eastern European Mission) successfully concluded its annual Bibles for Kids campaign yesterday to fund printing and distribution of more than 570,000 children and teen Bibles free for young souls across Eastern Europe and beyond. This brings the total over the last three years to more than 1.7 million Bibles in… Continue reading Over 570,000 Children & Teens Receive Free Bibles in Eastern Europe and Beyond

Christ for All Nations (CfaN) Witnesses Miracles and Breakthroughs During the First 7 of 15 Mass Crusades Across Uganda

ORLANDO, FL — Christ for All Nations (CfaN), led by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, has experienced extraordinary spiritual breakthroughs and miraculous events during its first seven of fifteen mass gospel crusades in Uganda. Each crusade is five nights long, meaning they preached the gospel in multiple locations for 35 nights in just 10 days. This is… Continue reading Christ for All Nations (CfaN) Witnesses Miracles and Breakthroughs During the First 7 of 15 Mass Crusades Across Uganda

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to Host “Summit De Evangelismo” for Hispanic Church Leaders

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DENVER —The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) will train and encourage Hispanic pastors and church leaders at the “Summit de Evangelismo” (Evangelism Summit) in Denver on Aug. 3, 2024. This will be the first Hispanic-focused event hosted by the BGEA in Colorado. The Summit will feature a variety of teachers and speakers who will explore… Continue reading The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to Host “Summit De Evangelismo” for Hispanic Church Leaders

Samaritan’s Purse Expands Emergency Response for Hurricane Beryl Victims to Three Hard-Hit Areas

Samaritan's Purse International Relief

BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse has launched its third emergency relief flight to the Caribbean in less than a week, this time, delivering vital supplies to Jamaica as the island begins to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Beryl. Today’s flight carried out by the organization’s DC-8 cargo plane carried essential materials like tarps and… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Expands Emergency Response for Hurricane Beryl Victims to Three Hard-Hit Areas

God Bless America

God Bless America

SAN DIEGO —Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Over 200 years ago Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence and declared to the world, along with 55 other men, that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among those are life, liberty and the pursuit… Continue reading God Bless America

Crackdown of Christians in Hong Kong Spreading

CHINA— The persecution of Christians in mainland China is now spreading to Hong Kong, warns Release International, which serves the persecuted Church around the world.   A new law could force Catholic priests in Hong Kong to reveal the secrets of the confessional. Partners of UK-based Release International say the British government has a responsibility… Continue reading Crackdown of Christians in Hong Kong Spreading

Christian Educators Gather in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA —Organized by Christian children’s charity CRY the aim is to bring together local and native Christian African educators who have the best understanding of what young people need to further their lives and escape poverty. Christian children’s charity CRY recently hosted an educational forum for African educators in Nairobi in Kenya, which was… Continue reading Christian Educators Gather in Kenya

Facing the Future in Ethiopia with Great Hope

TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to bring hope and healing to families in Tigray, Ethiopia, who have been internally displaced by ongoing conflict. Man 1: Samaritan’s Purse are here today in a small northern Ethiopian town. We’re here supporting the people who have been impacted by the recent conflict. Man 2: The conflict… Continue reading Facing the Future in Ethiopia with Great Hope

Franklin Graham Preaches in Glasgow, Scotland, Also Announces Creation of The Billy Graham Defense Fund to Support Religious Freedom in The UK

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Franklin Graham preached in Glasgow tonight where a crowd of 7,560 people filled the OVO Hydro for the God Loves You Tour UK. “Maybe you’re here tonight and you’re wanting to know, who is Jesus?” Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan’s Purse, told the… Continue reading Franklin Graham Preaches in Glasgow, Scotland, Also Announces Creation of The Billy Graham Defense Fund to Support Religious Freedom in The UK

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Spencer, Iowa, After Historic Flooding Devastates the Region

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Following record-breaking flooding that devastated parts of Iowa over the weekend, damaging nearly 2,000 properties and prompting widespread evacuations, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is mobilizing to Spencer, Iowa, to provide support to those affected. “The devastation caused by these floods in northwest Iowa is truly heartbreaking. The impact on… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Spencer, Iowa, After Historic Flooding Devastates the Region

Marching Together for Life in Romania

ROMANIA — The “March for Life” 2024, with the theme “Building Together for Life,” took place recently in various cities across Romania and in the Republic of Moldova. In Cluj, Napoca, the event was organized with the blessing of His Eminence Andrei, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Cluj, and took place in Avram Iancu Square, in… Continue reading Marching Together for Life in Romania

NRB Welcomes Fifteen New Members

WASHINGTON, DC— The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s largest association of Christian communicators, is pleased to announce the addition of 15 organizations and individuals as NRB members in the second quarter of 2024. “We are delighted to welcome these fifteen new members into the NRB family,” said President & CEO Troy A. Miller. “There’s… Continue reading NRB Welcomes Fifteen New Members

Historic All-Sign-Language Movie ‘Jesus: A Deaf Missions Film’ Comes to Theaters

A still from “Jesus: A Deaf Missions Film." (Photo courtesy of Deaf Missions)

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Joseph Josselyn remembers being fascinated by the 1977 drama “Jesus of Nazareth” — but as a Deaf child, he had to rely on closed captions to catch the dialogue. “I had this thought: I wonder what it would be like if this film was completely in sign language,” Josselyn said in… Continue reading Historic All-Sign-Language Movie ‘Jesus: A Deaf Missions Film’ Comes to Theaters

Coptic Solidarity to Host 12th Annual Conference Discussing Hate Based on Religion

WASHINGTON —Coptic Solidarity hosted its 12th Annual Conference The Coptic Problem: Hate Based on Religion in Washington, D.C., June 13-14. This leading policy event unites legislators, academics, policy professionals, and activists to discuss the situation of human rights and democracy for Copts in Egypt as well as other indigenous minorities in the region. The Policy… Continue reading Coptic Solidarity to Host 12th Annual Conference Discussing Hate Based on Religion

American Leprosy Missions Names Agency of Record as The Lukens Company

ARLINGTON, VA — The Lukens Company (TLC) has been selected as the agency of record for American Leprosy Missions (ALM), the largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to dedicated to breaking barriers to health and renewing hope for people suffering from the pain and stigma of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like leprosy. ALM… Continue reading American Leprosy Missions Names Agency of Record as The Lukens Company

Moldova Holds its Breath Over Ukraine War as Churches Keep Hope Alive

MOLDOVA: CHILDREN FLOCK TO CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMPS AS NATION HOLDS ITS BREATH: Moldovans are turning to faith in God — and looking to local evangelical churches for hope and stability — as war rages on their doorstep in neighboring Ukraine, fueling concern they "could be next."

LOVES PARK, IL — A new evangelical church movement is bringing hope to Moldova — a vulnerable, ex-communist nation on the edge of the Ukraine war. “Concern among Moldovans is very real that, after Ukraine, they could be next,” said Eric Mock, senior vice president of ministry operations at Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA), a… Continue reading Moldova Holds its Breath Over Ukraine War as Churches Keep Hope Alive

Bringing Relief to Israel and Gaza

ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse is serving the desperate needs of people on both sides of Israel by providing relief, food, ambulances, and other critically needed supplies in partnership with local churches and ministries. John Silkman – Samaritan’s Purse: These things I have spoken unto you to give you peace. In this world you will find… Continue reading Bringing Relief to Israel and Gaza

The Voice of the Martyrs Recognizes Christians Persecuted by ISIS

BARTLESVILLE, OK — Christians around the world will observe Day of the Christian Martyr on June 29, 2024, which according to church tradition, marks the anniversary of the Apostle Paul’s beheading in Rome. VOM is honoring Christians persecuted in Mosul, Iraq for Day of the Christian Martyr on June 29. In the summer of 2014,… Continue reading The Voice of the Martyrs Recognizes Christians Persecuted by ISIS

Laying the Foundation for the Revival of Christianity in Europe

Shincheonji New Heaven New Earth Church of Jesus

NEW YORK — On June 15th, Shincheonji New Heaven New Earth Church of Jesus hosted a Bible seminar in Paris, France. The seminar was prepared in response to requests from pastors eager for the revival of Christianity in Europe. Around 7,000 people attended the event, including about 1,000 pastors. Saturday’s seminar is part of the… Continue reading Laying the Foundation for the Revival of Christianity in Europe

Helping Vulnerable Children in South America’s Dangerous Migration Route

SOUTH AMERICA— Despite the dangers of the Darién jungle, it has become a popular route for migrants from Central and South America seeking to reach the United States. Among the numerous challenges faced by walkers are exposure to diseases, injuries, violence, extortion, forced recruitment, and more.Christian charity World Vision is helping the most vulnerable passing… Continue reading Helping Vulnerable Children in South America’s Dangerous Migration Route

Ministry to Children from In-Crisis Families During the War (Kyiv, Ukraine)

KYIV, UKRAINE — It has been more than 140 days since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. But even in this difficult and horrible time, we are experiencing God’s love. In dangerous situations it is easier for closed hearts to open up. Watch this video about the ministry to children from at-risk families during… Continue reading Ministry to Children from In-Crisis Families During the War (Kyiv, Ukraine)

World Refugee Day June 20: Unto Providing Lifesaving Support to Displaced People

ORLANDO, FL —Approximately 110 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced, with 36.4 million being refugees.* On World Refugee Day, June 20, individuals and organizations around the world will demonstrate solidarity with those who have been forced to flee from their home countries due to war, violent conflict, human rights violations, oppression and persecution. “We have… Continue reading World Refugee Day June 20: Unto Providing Lifesaving Support to Displaced People

CfaN Launches Groundbreaking Series of 15 Mass Crusades Across Uganda

ORLANDO, FL —This week, Christ for All Nations (CfaN), led by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, embarks on an unprecedented evangelistic mission across Uganda. In a historic initiative, CfaN will conduct 15 mass crusades, each spanning 4 to 5 nights, totaling 70 nights of crusades. This monumental series aims to transform lives and spread a message of… Continue reading CfaN Launches Groundbreaking Series of 15 Mass Crusades Across Uganda

New Research Shows Substantial Impact on Participants in Compassion Programs

Some of the data from the Compassion International 100 and 1 Alumni study.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Surrounding International Children’s Day in June, Compassion International, a leading child development organization, announced the release of a new study showing the positive impacts on alumni who have participated in Compassion programs in partnership with local churches. The pilot research project titled “100 and 1 Alumni: Long-Term Impact and Ripple Effect,”… Continue reading New Research Shows Substantial Impact on Participants in Compassion Programs

Andrew Palau Returned to Jamaica, Where He Accepted Christ, to Lead Evangelistic Festival

JAMAICA —At 27 years old, being the rebellious son of one of the world’s most well-known evangelists, Andrew Palau never thought that 31 years later he would return to Jamaica, where he accepted Christ, to lead his own evangelistic festival. 31 Years After Accepting Christ as the Rebellious Son of a Preacher Thanks to His… Continue reading Andrew Palau Returned to Jamaica, Where He Accepted Christ, to Lead Evangelistic Festival

25 Speakers from 15 Countries Announced for May 2025 European Congress on Evangelism

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BERLIN — In exactly one year, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s European Congress on Evangelism will take place in Berlin. “When my father, Billy Graham, was near the end of his life, he was asked what he thought his greatest accomplishment had been. He instantly said it was ‘the conferences,’ meaning the five congresses that… Continue reading 25 Speakers from 15 Countries Announced for May 2025 European Congress on Evangelism

Moises’ Story: The Love of a Family in El Salvador

EL SALVADOR — Moises Groezinger shares how his life was transformed when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift as an orphan in El Salvador. Moises Groezinger: My name is Moises Groezinger. I’m from El Salvador. I’m a volunteer firefighter. I don’t know much about my country because I was raised in an orphanage.… Continue reading Moises’ Story: The Love of a Family in El Salvador

Feeding People in Lebanon Practically and Spiritually

LEBANON —In the midst of the economic crisis and the Middle East war impacting the people of Lebanon, not only are people physically hungry but also spiritually. In response Christian ministry Help The Persecuted is providing families with emergency food and medical supplies and treatment, but also sharing the word of God and the good… Continue reading Feeding People in Lebanon Practically and Spiritually

Senegal Boy Receives Life-Changing Eating Disorder Treatment

SENEGAL — “Life is hard … Having a child who was born without the ability to eat,” said Ndeye. Ndeye’s only son Cheikh was born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate. As a result of this he struggled to breastfeed. His mother bottle fed him infant formula, trying desperately to ensure her baby… Continue reading Senegal Boy Receives Life-Changing Eating Disorder Treatment

Ahead of World Hunger Day, Compassion International Updates Its Ongoing Response to The Global Food Crisis

Johaner and his sister with a food kit provided by Compassion International's local church partner.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Since 2019, food crisis around the world has steadily increased–and is expected to continue growing in 2024. The far-reaching impact of hunger on child development makes it an area of focus for Compassion International, which is responding to immediate and long-term needs for some of the world’s hungriest children. Between July… Continue reading Ahead of World Hunger Day, Compassion International Updates Its Ongoing Response to The Global Food Crisis

Senior Church Leader in Eritrea Dies in Prison

ERITREA — Senior church leader was arrested without charge and jailed without ever going to trial. And now he has died behind bars in prison in Eritrea, the country some describe as the North Korea of Africa. Andrew Boyd of Release International reports on the life and death of one of the leading figures in… Continue reading Senior Church Leader in Eritrea Dies in Prison

Bringing Clean Water to Flooded Brazil

BRAZIL — When the Guiba River’s levee system was compromised, all but three neighborhoods in the city of Canoas in Brazil were suddenly, violently flooded. Any buildings still above water became shelters and distribution centers as donations poured into the region from across Brazil. As floodwaters now recede, new needs are uncovered, and Samaritan’s Purse… Continue reading Bringing Clean Water to Flooded Brazil

Developing Technology to Protect Biblical Translations in Remote Areas

ORLANDO, FL — Even if the equipment is confiscated or destroyed, if the unthinkable happens, the translation work -weeks or months of translation progress- is protected. Wycliffe Associates provides translators living in remote regions with the necessary technology to protect and accelerate the biblical translation. Wycliffe Associates, one of the world’s leading bible translation organizations,… Continue reading Developing Technology to Protect Biblical Translations in Remote Areas

Wycliffe Associates Undergoes Efforts to Supply Printed Bibles to Persecuted Christians in North Africa and the Middle East

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 working to provide printed Bibles for Christians in 13 language groups across North Africa and the Middle East. While national translators from these language groups have completed Scripture translations in… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Undergoes Efforts to Supply Printed Bibles to Persecuted Christians in North Africa and the Middle East

Prison Fellowship International and Faith Comes By Hearing Announce Partnership to Reach 700,000 Prisoners in 70 Countries Over Next Five Years

WASHINGTON andALBUQUERQUE, NM — Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) have signed a new agreement to share the Gospel with hundreds of thousands of prisoners and tens of thousands of families participating in PFI’s programs, The Listener’s Way® (TLW) and PromisePath® (PrP), including the distribution of 90,000 audio and video Bibles… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International and Faith Comes By Hearing Announce Partnership to Reach 700,000 Prisoners in 70 Countries Over Next Five Years

Franklin Graham to Share Message of God’s Love in Glasgow During UK Tour

Franklin Graham on the God Loves You Tour UK 2023. Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — Revd Franklin Graham and Christians from over 320 churches across Scotland are working together to bring the God Loves You Tour to the OVO Hydro in Glasgow next month. These family-friendly events will feature live music and a message of hope, and they are free and open to all. “This will be… Continue reading Franklin Graham to Share Message of God’s Love in Glasgow During UK Tour

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Temple, Texas, After Dozens Are Injured and Hundreds of Buildings Are Destroyed Following Tornado

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying alongside Samaritan’s Purse to Temple, Texas, after an EF-2 tornado destroyed or severely damaged around 500 homes and businesses on Wednesday, May 22. Temple, located in Central Texas, is between Austin and Waco and is adjacent to Fort Cavazos (formerly Fort Hood). “When… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Temple, Texas, After Dozens Are Injured and Hundreds of Buildings Are Destroyed Following Tornado

Millions Hear About Persecuted Christian Prisoners in Eritrea Through The Voice of the Martyrs

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BARTLESVILLE, OK — Over the past year, The Voice of the Martyrs has creatively challenged people to call for the release of falsely imprisoned persecuted Christians in Eritrea. Through VOM digital media campaigns, millions of people have heard about the horrific treatment of persecuted Christians in Eritrea, nearly 20,000 people committed to pray, U.S. leaders… Continue reading Millions Hear About Persecuted Christian Prisoners in Eritrea Through The Voice of the Martyrs

Guadalupee and the Lawyer in Mexico who Helped Him

MEXICO— José Alfredo is a lawyer in Mexico who helps Christians like Guadalupe, who was threatened with expulsion by his indigenous community, to understand their legal rights and settle disputes so that they can continue to worship God freely and without fear. Gaudalupe – Mexico: Since we follow Christ who saved us, they harass us,… Continue reading Guadalupee and the Lawyer in Mexico who Helped Him

Facial Surgery Transforms Mechanics Life in Senegal

SENEGAL — At just 21 years old, Papa has already established himself as an exceptional mechanic, pursuing his dream of fixing motorbikes in his community. But when a large tumor began growing from the left side of his face, his dreams for the future became shadowed by fear.But his life was transformed after receiving facial… Continue reading Facial Surgery Transforms Mechanics Life in Senegal

Billy Graham Statue Unveiled at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — For House Speaker Mike Johnson, last Thursday’s ceremony was more than just unveiling another bronze statue at the U.S. Capitol.It was far bigger than the 7-foot statue of Billy Graham pointing to the open Word of God. This statue will be installed in the Crypt—one level below the Rotunda where every public tour… Continue reading Billy Graham Statue Unveiled at U.S. Capitol

Providing Child Friendly Spaces for Young Lives in War Torn Ukraine

UKRAINE — Since the war began in Ukraine not only has World Vision provided emergency humanitarian aid, but they’ve also created child friendly spaces to help many young people deal with the trauma of the conflict. The Christian charity is hoping government funding from the US and the UK for Ukraine will provide some stability… Continue reading Providing Child Friendly Spaces for Young Lives in War Torn Ukraine

Project of Love in the DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO — The Samaritan’s Purse Agape program is providing clean water and food for displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jean Lambert – Program Manager: The Agape Program started in March of 2023. It is a multi-sectoral project; we have the WASH sector, in which we have constructed… Continue reading Project of Love in the DRC

Beginning the Relief Work in Brazil

BRAZIL — Samaritan’s Purse is beginning the work by unloading relief supplies—including hygiene kits, shelter tarp, water filters, and blankets—from two airlifts to southern Brazil. The region is suffering through deadly flooding, and many people are in need of both spiritual comfort and tangible aid. Our teams are on the ground to help in Jesus’… Continue reading Beginning the Relief Work in Brazil

Media Ministry Supports Yemen’s Isolated Christians

YEMEN — A Christian media organization is supporting isolated Christians in Yemen, as the nation’s Houthi rebels continue to launch attacks in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Broadcaster SAT-7 is one of very few Christian broadcasters active in Yemen, a nation in turmoil after nearly a decade of civil war. GNA reporter Peter… Continue reading Media Ministry Supports Yemen’s Isolated Christians

Church Members Return after Militant Attack in Central African Republic

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC — In March 2023, a militant Muslim group attacked Pastor Samuel’s* village in southern Central African Republic (CAR). Most of the Christians – including Pastor Samuel – fled. But through support and prayers from Christian charity Open Doors, he and many of his church have returned to rebuild their lives. Gérard* –… Continue reading Church Members Return after Militant Attack in Central African Republic

Family’s Life Changed When Their “Miracle Boy” Got a Wheelchair in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — When Jacob was born he couldn’t breath and was declared dead. But his parents prayed and ten minutes later he started breathing, so they called him their miracle boy. Now 7-years-old Jacob has cerebral palsy and his family had no access to a wheelchair. But through the Joni and Friends Wheels for… Continue reading Family’s Life Changed When Their “Miracle Boy” Got a Wheelchair in the Philippines

Egypt Churches Hit by Violent Protests

EGYPT — Last month during Holy week in Egypt local Christians in two villages came under attack during violent protests by Islamist extremists to prevent the construction of a church building. In response a team from the Christian ministry Help The Persecuted went to provide much-needed support for these believers who were grappling with the… Continue reading Egypt Churches Hit by Violent Protests

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