New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

MINISTRY LAUNCHES NEW GOSPEL OUTREACH -- IN AMERICA'S BIBLE BELT: Global Christian organization Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) is embarking on a new gospel outreach -- this time, in the heart of America's own Bible belt. Thousands in Dallas-Fort Worth -- a hub for migrants -- are crying out for a message of hope in the midst of the pandemic, financial stress, and turmoil, the organization says.

CRETE, IL — A ministry that shares the Bible with people in far-flung corners of the world is embarking on a new faith outreach — this time, in the heart of America’s own Bible belt. As desperate migrants from Central America and other countries flood into Texas, Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) says thousands of… Continue reading New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

Franklin Graham Holds Closing Night of Route 66 God Loves You Tour in Southern California

USA — At a time when many people are experiencing fear, uncertainty, and hopelessness, the God Loves You Tour has traveled 2,000 miles along America’s Route 66 and Franklin Graham has shared a Gospel message in eight cities along the historic highway. More than 55,000 people attended the free evenings of music and hope that… Continue reading Franklin Graham Holds Closing Night of Route 66 God Loves You Tour in Southern California

Filipino Siblings Continue Persecuted Father’s Ministry

PHILIPPINES — In the Philippines, 15 years on from the murder of their persecuted father, Pastor Mocsin, we hear an update from siblings Emelyn and Jun-Jun. Emelyn: “I miss those times when we went to church together as a family. Then, during church services, we were complete. We would lead the praise and worship. Then… Continue reading Filipino Siblings Continue Persecuted Father’s Ministry

Is Your Church Ready for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church?

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Christian Freedom International (CFI) has designed a free church Prayer Kit to equip churches for the “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.” This annual event — held on the first Sunday in November — unites churches to pray for Christians worldwide who face persecution. “The catastrophe in Afghanistan — with Christians… Continue reading Is Your Church Ready for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church?

Restoring Health and Hope in Haiti

LES CAYES, HAITI — When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked western Haiti the morning of August 14, more than 2,000 people were killed and over 12,000 were injured. Healthcare services on that part of the island were also incapacitated. Samaritan’s Purse immediately responded to the tragedy, airlifting tons of critical relief supplies, including plastic tarp… Continue reading Restoring Health and Hope in Haiti

Largest Private Gift Ever to Christian Medical Missions

NEW YORK — African Mission Healthcare expresses gratitude to Jewish entrepreneur Mark Gerson and his wife, Rabbi Erica Gerson, for committing $18 million dollars to support the lifesaving work of African Mission Healthcare (AMH), a nonprofit Christian Medical Missions organization envisaged by Gerson and his friend Dr. Jon Fielder, who become friends 30 years ago… Continue reading Largest Private Gift Ever to Christian Medical Missions

7 Hills Church Announces Groundbreaking Initiatives on Vision Sunday

CINCINNATI — 7 Hills Church hosted its annual “Vision Sunday” during its morning services Sunday, Oct. 3, at its Florence Location, Cincinnati Location and online. When Pastor Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel church in Atlanta, Georgia, made a surprise appearance at 7 Hills Church’s annual “Heart for the House Vision Dinner” in August,… Continue reading 7 Hills Church Announces Groundbreaking Initiatives on Vision Sunday

SoCal Harvest Celebrates First In-person Crusade Post-Pandemic with Over 6,000 Professions of Faith

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ANAHEIM, CA — After taking a gap year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SoCal Harvest returned to Angel Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 3 with more than 6,000 people making professions of faith. In lieu of a traditional crusade, Harvest released its cinematic crusade film A Rush of Hope in 2020, which reached over 4 million… Continue reading SoCal Harvest Celebrates First In-person Crusade Post-Pandemic with Over 6,000 Professions of Faith

Churches Confront ‘Raw Trauma’ in Shadow of ‘Forgotten’ War

HEALING RAW TRAUMA OF 'FORGOTTEN' WAR: Michael Johnson, president of Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), talks with people still suffering raw trauma in the aftermath of the "forgotten" war in the former Soviet nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Partnering with local churches, SGA brings aid and comfort.

LOVES PARK, Ill – Churches in the first-ever country to adopt Christianity as its national religion are confronting “the rawest imaginable trauma” in the wake of a “forgotten” war. With the news dominated by Afghanistan — and the recent focus on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in the U.S. — the victims of the lesser-known… Continue reading Churches Confront ‘Raw Trauma’ in Shadow of ‘Forgotten’ War

In-Person and Online, Hundreds Find Hope in Christ at the ‘Black Hills Paha Sapa Celebration with Will Graham’

RAPID CITY, SD — The Don Barnett Arena at The Monument in Rapid City came to life this weekend with uplifting music and inspirational messages of hope, as more than 5,100 people attended the three-day Black Hills Paha Sapa Celebration with Will Graham, held Sept. 24-26. “There’s more to Jesus than many people think. Jesus… Continue reading In-Person and Online, Hundreds Find Hope in Christ at the ‘Black Hills Paha Sapa Celebration with Will Graham’

Movement Offers Older Americans ‘Digital Gateway’ to Retirement ‘With Purpose’

AMERICA'S OLDIES 'GO DIGITAL' TO FIND PURPOSE IN RETIREMENT: The Retirement Reformation (www.retirementreformation.org) -- a movement that aims to shake up America's "sleepy" retirement culture -- is launching a new digital push to help retirees find "real purpose" -- marking the International Day of Older Persons, Oct. 1.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A movement to shake up America’s “sleepy” retirement culture is launching a new digital push to help retirees find “real purpose” — marking the International Day of Older Persons, Oct. 1. This year, the United Nations’ annual special day for older people spotlights the “digital gap” between young and old —… Continue reading Movement Offers Older Americans ‘Digital Gateway’ to Retirement ‘With Purpose’

In Chains for Christ in Laos

LAOS — Last year, three Christians in Laos, Southeast Asia were arrested because of their faith. Here, they recount their experiences – and how they knew God was with them. As one of them told an Open Doors partner, “Even when I was in prison, I felt I was not alone. I felt your prayers.”… Continue reading In Chains for Christ in Laos

Helping Homeowners Sift Through the Ashes in California Dixie Fire Aftermath

GREENVILLE, CA — When the first sparks of the Dixie Fire ignited in Plumas County, California, in July, no one could have predicted that it would burn clear across the Sierra over the next two months and consume nearly 1 million acres to become the second-largest wildfire in the state’s history. The conflagration destroyed over… Continue reading Helping Homeowners Sift Through the Ashes in California Dixie Fire Aftermath

Virtual Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV

WASHINGTON — The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) magazine, will host its signature event online this fall. The 24th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest on October 16–17, 2021 offers live talks from leading Bible scholars and archaeologists from around the world via Zoom. Paid participants can enjoy a weekend of accessible, online learning… Continue reading Virtual Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV

Coptic Solidarity Commemorates the Deaths of 27 Copts at the 10th Anniversary of the Maspero Massacre

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago, on October 9, 2011, the Egyptian Army murdered 27 Copts and injured 327 others for peacefully protesting the destruction of a church, in what became known as the Maspero Massacre. Coptic Solidarity’s virtual Zoom program will honor the rally participants, heroes, and martyrs from that day. Register today to join… Continue reading Coptic Solidarity Commemorates the Deaths of 27 Copts at the 10th Anniversary of the Maspero Massacre

Help for Hurricane Ida Victims

HOUMA, LA — Hurricane Ida came ashore in Louisiana last August on the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina. Ida was the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to ever hit the Gulf state. First-responders immediately headed to the hardest hit areas, and they stayed on after the storm disappeared from the news headlines. Among the first… Continue reading Help for Hurricane Ida Victims

MORE for Missionary Kids in Canada

DELTA, BC – MORE Network Services is one of only a few missional organizations in North America that specializes in facilitating the growth of missionary kids (MKs). Now in its 10th year, MORE is achieving its goal of mission-sending and training organizations, churches, and individuals to work “collaboratively and congenially” with each other. Network members… Continue reading MORE for Missionary Kids in Canada

Ratio Christi – Defending the Faith on Campus

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LAFAYETTE, IN – Ratio Christi is observing its tenth year of ministry in the most hostile place for Christianity in the United States – at the university campus. The non-profit is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. The ministry was established… Continue reading Ratio Christi – Defending the Faith on Campus

Open Eyes Is Accelerating Access to the Gospel

WHEATON, IL – The men on the motorcycles are “Mobile Messengers,” and they are heading out to share the Gospel of Christ with people who live in hard-to-reach places. The Mobile Messengers play a significant role in the ministry of Open Eyes, Open Eyes’ Mobile Messengers are recruited from indigenous Christian leaders. They are trained… Continue reading Open Eyes Is Accelerating Access to the Gospel

Pastors, Who You Gonna Call?

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LEESBURG, FL – The most important people in my life, as a demographic, have been my pastors. You probably feel the same. October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and the second Sunday in October is observed as Pastor Appreciation Day. It is fitting, therefore, that we dedicate at least one article to appreciating the men who… Continue reading Pastors, Who You Gonna Call?

Faith Mission Canada – Prayer, Evangelism, & Revival

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON – Missions Box recently featured a story about Village Missions in Canada. I decided to follow up on that with another Christian missionary agency that is also committed to sharing God’s Word with our neighbors to the north. That decision may be somewhat connected to the fact that I lived there for nearly… Continue reading Faith Mission Canada – Prayer, Evangelism, & Revival

Who Is This Man Called Mully?

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NAIROBI, KENYA – The title question is not one that needs to be asked in Kenya. Everyone there knows who Mully is. I had never heard about Mully until I watched the Mully Movie last evening. I immediately knew that I had to introduce our readers to Mr. Charles Mully. He is a man whose… Continue reading Who Is This Man Called Mully?

Survey: Is Jesus Christ the Only Way to Heaven?

VENTURA, CA – The renowned Barna Group recently released the results and analysis and its latest survey conducted among 3,100 Americans. The purpose of the survey sponsored by Probe Ministries was to further define select worldview components of respondents labeled as Christian American across a range from Born Again to Unaffiliated. For those who have… Continue reading Survey: Is Jesus Christ the Only Way to Heaven?

Village Missions: Preach the Word & Love the People

MISSION, BC – The calling and thrust of Village Missions of Canada is to “Preach the Word & Love the People.” More than 60 million people live in rural areas of North America, including many of whom are isolated from major metropolitan areas. To that extent, we are not all that different than other regions… Continue reading Village Missions: Preach the Word & Love the People

Major Announcement on GCU Partnership with CityServe

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PHOENIX, AZ – Grand Canyon University and CityServe are announcing the creation of a major distribution hub on the GCU campus that will provide thousands of household goods to needy families in Arizona. A 35,000-square-foot warehouse on campus will house products such as clothing, heaters, fans, blankets, furniture, mattresses, food boxes and other essential items… Continue reading Major Announcement on GCU Partnership with CityServe

Os Guinness Inspires NRB Attendees

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DALLAS, TX – The renowned Dr. Os Guinness was the featured speaker at the fifth and final day of the annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention on June 24, 2021. He was one of the many Christian luminaries to grace the stage at the Gaylord Resort in Grapevine, Texas. Others included former U.S. Secretary of State,… Continue reading Os Guinness Inspires NRB Attendees

Communitas International: Normal People with an Extraordinary Sense of Purpose

CENTENNIAL, CO – Communitas International has been described as “a global missional movement focused on secular, “post-Christian,” and mostly urban communities.” The Mission Field When we think of the unreached, our minds gravitate toward a history of sending Christian missionaries to foreign countries where the people had never heard about Jesus and His great grace.… Continue reading Communitas International: Normal People with an Extraordinary Sense of Purpose

Serving Law Enforcement Officers at BGEA Retreat

USA — In appreciation of their devotion to protect and serve others, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team supports America’s law enforcement community through annual retreats. These events acknowledge the unique challenges officers and their families face. BGEA President and CEO Franklin Graham brings this update from their most recent Law Enforcement Appreciation Retreat. Franklin… Continue reading Serving Law Enforcement Officers at BGEA Retreat

Afghanistan: Christians Face Even More Opposition

CANADA — Long time humaritarian worker in Afghanistan John Weaver talks about the opposition and challenges Christians face in Afghanistan, now that the Taliban has taken over, but how the current situation may actually see more Afghans turn to Jesus. And CEO of The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Floyd Brobbel, explains how they’re supporting… Continue reading Afghanistan: Christians Face Even More Opposition

CityServe Expansion in Arizona with Grand Canyon University Hub to Help People in Need

ARIZONA — Grand Canyon University and CityServe are announcing the launch of the first CityServe HUB in Arizona at Grand Canyon University campus to help people in need. A 35,000-square-foot warehouse on campus will function as the new GCU HUB—powered mostly by volunteers—to receive, sort and distribute goods in-kind (GIK), such as food, apparel, furniture… Continue reading CityServe Expansion in Arizona with Grand Canyon University Hub to Help People in Need

Willing Hands and Hearts Needed in Louisiana

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are in Southeast Louisiana tarping roofs, removing debris, and cutting downed trees for homeowners who were impacted by Hurricane Ida. But more volunteers are urgently needed to come alongside these hurting residents and let them know that God has not forgotten them. Debbie Anderson, Homeowner: This down here is… Continue reading Willing Hands and Hearts Needed in Louisiana

Afghanistan: ‘Christian Taliban’ Ask to ‘Meet Jesus’

AFGHANISTAN: 'CHRISTIAN TALIBAN' ASK TO 'MEET JESUS:' Despite the threat of persecution,, Afghans are turning to Christianity in growing numbers -- and creating a wave of "Christian Taliban," satellite television and online media ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) reports. Viewers -- eager to meet Jesus -- are asking: "Is Jesus in the studio?"

EASTON, MD — Despite the threat of persecution, Afghans are turning to Christianity in growing numbers — and creating a wave of “Christian Taliban,” a ministry to Afghanistan reports. “The word ‘Taliban’ actually means ‘student,’” said Dr. Rex Rogers, president of Christian media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org), “and right now increasing numbers of Afghans are… Continue reading Afghanistan: ‘Christian Taliban’ Ask to ‘Meet Jesus’

Open Doors USA Invites Christians to March for the Martyrs

WASHINGTON — As Christians in Afghanistan pray to stay alive, this Saturday, US Christians are being called to D.C. for a first-of-its-kind large-scale march of solidarity for martyrs and persecuted Christians. March for the Martyrs aims to raise awareness about the plight of persecuted Christians by bringing together believers across all denominations to stand in… Continue reading Open Doors USA Invites Christians to March for the Martyrs

A Personal Side of Dr. Billy Graham You Haven’t Heard

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Billy Graham asked his close friend of 10 years, Don Wilton, to be his pastor and what followed was a privileged 25 years of sitting at the feet of one of God’s pillar servants—nurturing a friendship and seeing a personal side of Billy that most people have never known, until now. “My… Continue reading A Personal Side of Dr. Billy Graham You Haven’t Heard

Retreat Provides Inclusion and Acceptance for the Cooper Family

USA — More than 56 million Americans live with a disability. With so many families navigating the day-to-day challenges of disability, it is vital that they have a place where inclusion and acceptance aren’t a question. Joni & Friends Family Retreat program makes a way for families living with disabilities to have a time of… Continue reading Retreat Provides Inclusion and Acceptance for the Cooper Family

The Nations are Coming to Us

Carrie Johnson, Director of The Unreached Initiative CityServe

BAKERSFIELD, CA – We have seen the desperation of the Afghan people trying to escape as Taliban forces take over Kabul. The US Air Force C-17 plane was packed with 640 precious lives as countless others clung to the outside of the plane—risking life and limb to leave Afghanistan. As we process this grave situation,… Continue reading The Nations are Coming to Us

Praising God for Salvations in Northern California

PUMAS COUNTY, CA — As they pressure washed fire retardant off houses in Northern California after the Dixie fire, God used Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to lead three people to salvation in Christ. The teams are now preparing to soon sift through ashes of burnt houses to help recover cherished items for hurting homeowners. Leroy Wentz, Samaritan’s… Continue reading Praising God for Salvations in Northern California

Franklin Graham Launches Route 66 God Loves You Tour

CHARLOTTE, NC – At a time of intense fear and uncertainty across the USA evangelist Franklin Graham will be sharing a message of hope during his 8 city Route 66 tour across the country. BGEA Vice President Steve Rhoads this is one of most needed messages for the people of America right now. Evangelist Franklin Graham… Continue reading Franklin Graham Launches Route 66 God Loves You Tour

Feeding Families in Vietnam

VIETNAM — Samaritan’s Purse distributed food packages containing rice, vegetables, and other nutritious supplies to families in Vietnam who are struggling during the pandemic. Minh Nguyen, Samaritan’s Purse Program Development Manager: It is 5:00 AM here, and we are loading up 250 food packages to be distributed. Here’s our supplies. We have some food items,… Continue reading Feeding Families in Vietnam

Baylor University Research Provides Evidence: Prison Fellowship International Program Transforms Prisoners, Prisons

WASHINGTON — A groundbreaking Baylor University study of a Prison Fellowship International (PFI) in-prison program provides evidence that the faith-based course transforms prisoners – and leads to culture change in prisons. “PFI is providing innovative prison programs that are quickly becoming one of the centerpieces of the emerging field of positive criminology,” said Dr. Byron… Continue reading Baylor University Research Provides Evidence: Prison Fellowship International Program Transforms Prisoners, Prisons

2021 Could Be ‘Best Year Ever’ for America’s Nonprofits, New Report Suggests

RALEIGH, NC — A new report on charitable giving suggests America’s nonprofit organizations are on track for possibly their best fundraising year ever, even in the midst of the pandemic. The new study of people’s giving intentions across the nation shows a whopping 90% of donors expect to give the same — or even more… Continue reading 2021 Could Be ‘Best Year Ever’ for America’s Nonprofits, New Report Suggests

San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center Serves Men with Addiction and Life-Controlling Issues

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas, San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center announced their fall fundraising event Greater Things Gala, to be held on Friday, October 15 with virtual and in-person options. The San Antonio Men’s Center serves men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with a 12-month residential discipleship and life… Continue reading San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center Serves Men with Addiction and Life-Controlling Issues

Nick Hall to Host ‘Pulse 100’ Evangelism Showcase in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Hall, founder of Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, will host “Pulse 100,” an evangelism showcase for young faith leaders from across the United States at Pulse headquarters in Minneapolis, Sept. 23-24. Similar to Pulse’s 2020 “Preach Twin Cities” event, “Pulse 100” will feature young evangelists who have been selected from a pool… Continue reading Nick Hall to Host ‘Pulse 100’ Evangelism Showcase in Minneapolis

Samaritan’s Purse Provides Ongoing Recovery Work in Haiti

HAITI — Samaritan’s Purse continues to serve in Jesus’ Name in the aftermath of a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti’s southern peninsula on Aug. 14. Their DC-8 aircraft flew out just one day after the disaster with a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and tons of emergency relief. They quickly set up an… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Provides Ongoing Recovery Work in Haiti

As Christians in Afghanistan Struggle for Their Lives, US Christians to March, Pray in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — More than 340 million people around the world suffer persecution for practicing their Christian faith – making it the largest persecuted religious group. In solidarity with them, and to help raise awareness, the 2nd annual March for the Martyrs will take place in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2021. It’s the first time… Continue reading As Christians in Afghanistan Struggle for Their Lives, US Christians to March, Pray in Washington, D.C.

Christian Lawyer’s Legal Clinic for Persecuted Iraqi Believers

IRAQ — Iraqi law forbids a person from changing their religion from ‘Muslim’ to ‘Christian on their official ID. Believers who find themselves in this situation can be extremely isolated, treated with suspicion by the Christian community while also rejected by Muslims. Mr Youhanna* gives legal counsel to Christians like Matti* who suffers this discrimination.… Continue reading Christian Lawyer’s Legal Clinic for Persecuted Iraqi Believers

Billy Graham Chaplains Give Hope to Tennessee Flood Victims

WAVERLY / HUMPHREYS COUNTY, TN — Billy Graham chaplains are ministering to flood victims in Middle Tennessee where 20 people lost their lives in recent floodwaters. Resident Shane Gannon shares what it was like in the midst of such a disaster and how the Billy Graham team has impacted his community. Shane Gannon – Homeowner:… Continue reading Billy Graham Chaplains Give Hope to Tennessee Flood Victims

Waking Up to God’s Will for Your Life

ORLANDO, FL — Daniel Kolenda has just released a new concept in publishing. He is calling it an “interactive book” because it brings print and digital technology together in a fresh and exciting way. LIVE Before You Die is Kolenda’s best-selling book, designed to help readers “Discover and fulfill God’s will for their lives.” But… Continue reading Waking Up to God’s Will for Your Life

Nigerian Widow Experiences Power of Forgiveness

NIGERIA – In Nigeria persecution is on the increase and so the trauma believers suffer is increasing. However through Open Doors partners working in trauma care, Christians are receiving hope and healing. Anuhu* (name changed for security reasons) who leads the trauma care programme shares the story of how a Nigerian widow, one of the… Continue reading Nigerian Widow Experiences Power of Forgiveness

AACC to Host ‘Way Maker World Conference’ for Mental Health and Ministry Professionals, Features Dr. Ben Carson, Levi Lusko, Lysa Terkeurst

LYNCHBURG, VA — The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) will host the 2021 Way Maker World Conference Wednesday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. The AACC’s World Conference is the world’s premier Christian counseling event and offers counselors and ministry experts an opportunity to learn… Continue reading AACC to Host ‘Way Maker World Conference’ for Mental Health and Ministry Professionals, Features Dr. Ben Carson, Levi Lusko, Lysa Terkeurst