Survey Reveals America’s Greatest Existential Threat

PHOENIX, AZ – The most significant existential threat for America is not the Coronavirus. Nor is it China, Iran, Russia, or North Korea. It is also not the potential collapse of our economy and supply chains. Continuing analysis by the American Worldview Inventory 2020 points out that “One-third of the nation’s adults who have chosen… Continue reading Survey Reveals America’s Greatest Existential Threat

Missing Lawyer Wins Award — Receives Human Rights Prize

MIDLAND, TX — A panel of judges unanimously chose to grant the annual Lin Zhao Freedom Award to disappeared lawyer Gao Zhisheng. As an attorney, Gao served people prosecuted by the Chinese Communist Party for decades. For his work, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. China, however, targeted him, and he spent years… Continue reading Missing Lawyer Wins Award — Receives Human Rights Prize

World Malaria Day Report 2020: Confronting a Global Emergency

GENEVA — Every year, April 25th is set aside by public health officials as World Malaria Day. Should we even be concerned about malaria during the Coronavirus pandemic? Hasn’t malaria been eradicated? The answers to those questions are ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ in that order. The RBM Partnership to End Malaria currently identifies malaria as “a… Continue reading World Malaria Day Report 2020: Confronting a Global Emergency

Baha’i Leader: Iran Keeping Up to 100 Baha’is in Prisons Under Virus Threat | Voice of America

WASHINGTON – An international organization representing Baha’is says it is extremely concerned about Iran’s ongoing detention of up to 100 Baha’is at risk of contracting the coronavirus in Iranian prisons. In a VOA Persian interview on Monday, the Baha’i International Community’s chief representative to the U.N. in New York, Bani Dugal, said an estimated 50… Continue reading Baha’i Leader: Iran Keeping Up to 100 Baha’is in Prisons Under Virus Threat | Voice of America

Bible Study Media Gives Away Hope, New Life in Time of Need

Christian publisher offers contents of newly launched book via online community platformHOUSTON — Bible Study Media (BSM), a Christian curriculum publishing ministry and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, announced today it will offer content from one of their recently launched books to the public at no cost through their new online community platform. “We are living in… Continue reading Bible Study Media Gives Away Hope, New Life in Time of Need

Teen Challenge Co-Founder Conquers Coronavirus

NEW YORK – The Teen Challenge addiction recovery ministry opened the doors of its first facility in Brooklyn, New York, in 1960. Founded in 1958 by brothers David and Don Wilkerson in 1950, Teen Challenge rose to prominence with the publication of David’s book, The Cross and the Switchblade in 1963. The book became “a… Continue reading Teen Challenge Co-Founder Conquers Coronavirus

LA Dream Center Has Served 300,000 Meals to Needy Families During COVID-19 Shutdown

LOS ANGELES — Since the Los Angeles Unified School District closed on March 13, the LA Dream Center immediately stepped in to provide meals for families who rely on free school meals every day. They have opened their doors 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm to provide food and other essential… Continue reading LA Dream Center Has Served 300,000 Meals to Needy Families During COVID-19 Shutdown

He’s Alive! Myanmar Pastor Presumed Dead Returns Home to Family

WILLS POINT, TX – A national pastor in Myanmar supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) was forcibly removed at gunpoint from his home by five men on January 19, 2019. The men are believed to have been members of a rebel army that has been seeking control… Continue reading He’s Alive! Myanmar Pastor Presumed Dead Returns Home to Family

Samaritan’s Purse Central Park 68-Bed Hospital Fighting COVID-19 to Save Lives in NYC

NEW YORK – The big, white Samaritan’s Purse 18-wheelers pulled into New York City during the last week of March. Within days, a fully-equipped field hospital had been erected in Central Park to assist local hospitals in treating Coronavirus COVID-19 patients. Providing Relief The 68-bed emergency field hospital medical staff is complemented by 60 Christian… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Central Park 68-Bed Hospital Fighting COVID-19 to Save Lives in NYC

Helping the Helpless in Asia During COVID-19 Pandemic, Reports Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and its affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, reports on relief efforts to COVID-19 in Asia. India’s population exceeds 1.3 billion people. Within the nation, 470 million workers are currently restricted from moving about under directions to isolate in place. The Raw… Continue reading Helping the Helpless in Asia During COVID-19 Pandemic, Reports Gospel for Asia

Wycliffe Launches Video of Songwriter’s Journey to Ethiopia

ORLANDO – Wycliffe Bible Translators has launched a video about singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones’ journey to Ethiopia to attend a music workshop for the Gamo language group. The video explores Gareth’s personal journey during the week, and reveals the inspiration for his latest album, Your Way of Singing. The purpose of the workshop was to help… Continue reading Wycliffe Launches Video of Songwriter’s Journey to Ethiopia

COVID-19: Why the Extreme Poor May Be the Hardest Hit

HOFFMAN ESTATES — Bright Hope publishes new, downloadable booklet for churches and Christ-followers to examine the COVID virus from an extreme poverty perspective. Food Security, health and hygiene, social distancing, and medical care are all vastly different for those living on less than $2.00 a day. The spread of the COVID-19 virus could have devastating… Continue reading COVID-19: Why the Extreme Poor May Be the Hardest Hit

During Social-Distancing, Virtually Serving Others Becomes More Essential Than Ever

American Heritage Girls Across the Country Virtually Join Together in Acts of Service Amid COVID-19 CINCINNATI — While an abundance of events and activities have been canceled and communities are being asked to stay home amid the rapid-spreading COVID-19, for members of American Heritage Girls (AHG), serving others is still on the calendar. Adapting to… Continue reading During Social-Distancing, Virtually Serving Others Becomes More Essential Than Ever

‘Christ Over COVID’ Calls for Global Prayer as Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Former Soviet Nations

Slavic Gospel Association launches international prayer campaign; responds to coming avalanche of spiritual and humanitarian needs LOVES PARK — With on-the-ground reports indicating Russia’s coronavirus peak is less than two weeks away, a pioneering ministry to the former Soviet bloc today launched a global campaign – “Christ Over COVID: Much Prayer, Much Power” – calling… Continue reading ‘Christ Over COVID’ Calls for Global Prayer as Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Former Soviet Nations

Christian Organizations, Churches, Rush to Join COVID-19 Crisis Communications Support Group

Amid coronavirus outbreak, InChrist Communications sets up free ‘Crisis CONNECT Network,’ weekly webinars CHARLOTTE — Christian organizations, churches, and other faith-based nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are rushing to join a “crisis communications support group” set up to help them navigate the coronavirus storm. The online “Crisis CONNECT Network,” created by national integrated communications… Continue reading Christian Organizations, Churches, Rush to Join COVID-19 Crisis Communications Support Group

100,000 Come to Christ During Online Service

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Christian leaders joined together to livestream a Good Friday service that was viewed by more than 1.7 million people in 167 countries. According to Nick Hall, President and CEO of The Table Coalition and the founder of the Pulse Movement, affiliates in call-centers and on digital platforms around the world received more… Continue reading 100,000 Come to Christ During Online Service

Chinese Christians Face Persecution & Pandemic

BEIJING – The world as we know it is at a virtual standstill in the presence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. People are isolating in place to avoid falling victim to the virus. Businesses, churches, sports and entertainment venues, and even government offices are closed.For Christians in China, where the COVID-19 is believed to have… Continue reading Chinese Christians Face Persecution & Pandemic

Trinity Recovery Coaching Offers Free Online Christian Counseling During Pandemic

LAS VEGAS — COVID-19 has caused many states to cancel Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Celebration for Recovery meetings to prevent the spread of the disease. People in recovery depend on those meetings for sobriety and without them, they are at a greater risk for relapse. To combat this risk, www.TrinityRecoveryCoaching.org is offering… Continue reading Trinity Recovery Coaching Offers Free Online Christian Counseling During Pandemic

Gospel for Asia Reports on the Coronavirus in Sri Lanka

Nurses wearing facemasks cross a road as they push a trolley filled with leaflets outside the entrance of Sri Lanka’s Infectious Diseases Hospital near Colombo on March 17, 2020. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi / AFP via EconomyNext.com

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, joined the ranks of the many nations battling the deadly coronavirus on January 26th, when the first COVID-19 case was officially reported. The 25,000 square mile island in the Indian Ocean, just off the southern tip of India, is home to approximately 21.6 million people—whom… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Reports on the Coronavirus in Sri Lanka

Persecuted Christians at Higher Risk as Coronavirus Halts Daily Life Worldwide

“Our ability to act quickly is critical.” — Open Doors USASANTA ANA, CA — Living conditions for Christians and other religious minorities worldwide are rapidly worsening due to the Coronavirus outbreak, says Open Doors USA, an organization working with persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries. “Their situation is going from bad to worse,” said… Continue reading Persecuted Christians at Higher Risk as Coronavirus Halts Daily Life Worldwide

Watch Good Friday Service Online With Francis Chan, Ravi Zacharias, Lauren Daigle, Kari Jobe

MINNEAPOLIS — Following this week’s widely successful Leader Check-In, Nick Hall hosted an uplifting Good Friday Service to remember why “the darkest day in history is empowering our brightest future.” The service is an initiative of PULSE and Year of the Bible and was streamed at 5 p.m. ET, Friday, April 10, on GoodFriday.com and… Continue reading Watch Good Friday Service Online With Francis Chan, Ravi Zacharias, Lauren Daigle, Kari Jobe

Good Friday and Easter Services with Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

ORLANDO — Your church may not be meeting this Easter but let us all still rejoice together that Christ is risen! In celebration of this truth, Christ for All Nations President and Lead Evangelist, Daniel Kolenda will lead a special, online Good Friday Communion Service and a Sunday Resurrection Service. He’ll be joined by amazing… Continue reading Good Friday and Easter Services with Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

Got the Quarantine Blues? New Website Resolves that Like Isaac Newton Did in Prior Pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The following is submitted by Fred Markert, he is director of YWAM Ascend (ascednmissions.com) and serves at Highlands College (highlandscollege.com): In his 1993 book, “Don’t Waste Your Sorrows,” author Paul Billheimer makes the point that it’s not the mere presence of anxiety, fear, pain, or suffering, but how a person reacts to… Continue reading Got the Quarantine Blues? New Website Resolves that Like Isaac Newton Did in Prior Pandemic

CarePortal to Help Kids and Families Most Affected by COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, MO — In coordination with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and child welfare workers across the country, CarePortal connecting the needs of families with local churches and community members willing to help, launches a COVID-19 Disaster Relief platform. Through this new initiative, local churches across the nation will… Continue reading CarePortal to Help Kids and Families Most Affected by COVID-19

IFCJ Provides Passover Meals for 215,000 Worldwide During COVID-19

JERUSALEM — Leading up to Passover, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is helping hundreds of thousands of Jews prepare for a joyous holiday, especially those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate. The Fellowship has announced they are dedicating $3 million to help more than 215,000 Jews observe Passover in… Continue reading IFCJ Provides Passover Meals for 215,000 Worldwide During COVID-19

Luis Palau Association Launches Covid.HopewithGod.com to Encourage, Inspire Millions Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

PORTLAND, OR — The Luis Palau Association is offering encouraging resources and the opportunity to join a community of nearly 20 million believers through social media during these uncertain times amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. People are encouraged to find hope and join the community at covid.hopewithgod.com. Palau’s Hope with God platform includes evangelistic videos, articles,… Continue reading Luis Palau Association Launches Covid.HopewithGod.com to Encourage, Inspire Millions Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Back to the Bible Offers Free Resources for Churches to Stay Connected During Pandemic

NASHVILLE — To help churches stay connected and minister to their members during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Back to the Bible is offering a free digital service. The BttB.App (https://www.bttb.app/) platform offers churches the ability to integrate their existing websites with various functions such as coordination of online groups and classes, social engagement between… Continue reading Back to the Bible Offers Free Resources for Churches to Stay Connected During Pandemic

Evangelist Will Graham to Proclaim Hope of Jesus During Special Livestream on Good Friday

Will Graham in Australia 2014 (Broken Hill Celebration)

Event will feature music by award-winning musical guest Aaron Shust CHARLOTTE, NC — In an age of coronavirus, quarantines and social distancing, Evangelist Will Graham is preparing to proclaim a hope-filled Gospel message on Good Friday. The online outreach will be simulcast from the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 4 p.m. ET… Continue reading Evangelist Will Graham to Proclaim Hope of Jesus During Special Livestream on Good Friday

Samaritan’s Purse Aids Mount Sinai Health System, Opens Emergency Field Hospital in NYC Central Park to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

International Christian Relief Organization Responds at Epicenter in U.S. and ItalyNEW YORK — Samaritan’s Purse is opening an Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park adjacent to The Mount Sinai Hospital, the main facility of the Mount Sinai Health System to provide additional specialized care for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. With nearly half of all… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Aids Mount Sinai Health System, Opens Emergency Field Hospital in NYC Central Park to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

Luis Palau to Present Powerful Easter Messages Amid Stage IV Cancer Treatment

PORTLAND, OR — Renowned evangelist Luis Palau is set to go big this Easter with a special digital experience sharing a powerful and heartfelt message of hope, love, and joy in the midst of his cancer and these trying times. This Easter Sunday message, in both English and Spanish, is being made available free of… Continue reading Luis Palau to Present Powerful Easter Messages Amid Stage IV Cancer Treatment

Gospel for Asia-Supported Churches in Coronavirus Janata Curfew Lockdown

WILLS POINT, TX – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed the nation of India under a 21-day Janata (all people) curfew to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic among the country’s 1.3 billion residents. He announced the nationwide lockdown on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Although the number of reported cases and deaths due to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia-Supported Churches in Coronavirus Janata Curfew Lockdown

Crisis Aid International – Helping the Helpless

LOUIS, MO – The theme of Crisis Aid International is “Helping the Helpless.” But what does that mean? Well, it means different things to different people. The St. Louis-based FBO defines it as saving lives, saving souls, and changing futures. Founded in 2002 by Patrick Bradley, the organization offers a spectrum of programs that help… Continue reading Crisis Aid International – Helping the Helpless

Help Available for Talking to Kids About COVID-19

WARRENTON, MO — Child Evangelism Fellowship has provided an effective, online tool for conversing with children about such troubling situations as the Coronavirus outbreak. In 2001, after the 9/11 tragedy, CEF prepared a booklet entitled “Do You Wonder Why?” to address tragedy. It speaks directly to children about the emotions they experience due to natural… Continue reading Help Available for Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Prayers for Hope, Healing, & Heroes at America’s Hospitals

Photo by Conway Medical Center, Facebook

CONWAY, SC – Hospitals around America are literally being surrounded by Christians praying for the heroic medical staffs, for the healing of patients, and for both groups to find strength and hope in Jesus. On Friday evening, April 3, just one block away from this writer’s home, cars encircled the Conway Medical Center (CMC) as… Continue reading Prayers for Hope, Healing, & Heroes at America’s Hospitals

FBO Leader Stays in Haiti During Coronavirus

JÉRÉMIE, HAITI – Haiti could be a poster-child for disaster. It seems like it is bound by disasters linked together like an endless chain. The impoverished nation had not fully recovered from the massive 2010 earthquake when it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Even without these natural disasters, three-quarters of the households have… Continue reading FBO Leader Stays in Haiti During Coronavirus

Immune to Fear: Unusual Times Require Strong Faith

ORLANDO — In light of the isolation many are experiencing as a result of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and the Christ for All Nation’s (CfaN) team is releasing a timely, 60-day Bible study entitled, Immune to Fear.  CfaN will offer the inspiring, faith-building, daily devotional free of charge. Once participants register online,… Continue reading Immune to Fear: Unusual Times Require Strong Faith

CDF Capital Offers Over $5.25 Million in Relief to 150+ Churches

IRVINE, CA — On Tuesday, March 31, CDF Capital will offer in excess of $5.25 million in relief to more than 150 churches across the United States. With over $550 million in loans, every network church with a loan in good standing is eligible to receive payment deferrals in the form of six months interest-only… Continue reading CDF Capital Offers Over $5.25 Million in Relief to 150+ Churches

Streaming Your Sunday Service Isn’t Enough — Justin Murff Op-ed

WASHINGTON — Rev. Justin Murff, FRSA, Executive Director of the MENA Collective, submits the following and is available for comment: With all of the uncertainty surrounding the (current coronavirus outbreak crisis), one thing churches and pastors can be sure about is that streaming your online service is simply not enough. As ministers of the Gospel,… Continue reading Streaming Your Sunday Service Isn’t Enough — Justin Murff Op-ed

Somebody Cares Network Respond to COVID19 Crisis

HOUSTON — In response to a plea from the White House for donations of supplies to hospitals, clinics, and other medical providers, Somebody Cares America/International has distributed over 40 thousand N95 masks, normally used by SCA for wildfires and relief efforts involving mold from flooding. Recipients include medical relief ministries in Texas and California; various… Continue reading Somebody Cares Network Respond to COVID19 Crisis

First-Ever ‘National Backyard Campout’ Encourages Families to ‘Make Memories’ During the COVID-19 Lockdown

During COVID-19 lockdown, Trail Life USA invites families across U.S. to campout in backyard April 17 GREENVILLE, SC — Boys adventure movement Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.com) today announced its first-ever “National Backyard Campout” — encouraging families to “make memories” during the COVID-19 lockdown. At a time when “outward bound” has become “homebound” for families across… Continue reading First-Ever ‘National Backyard Campout’ Encourages Families to ‘Make Memories’ During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Texas Enforces Public Health Orders to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

CLEVELAND— While Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Maryland have made it clear that abortion clinics are not exempt from public health directives designed to stop the COVID-19 spread, only Texas has actually enforced it. “It appears only Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking the pandemic and the governor’s order to prevent the spread of… Continue reading Texas Enforces Public Health Orders to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

Groundwire Reports 500+ Faith Professions Monday – During Coronavirus, God is Accessible

CASTLE ROCK, CO — On Tuesday, the 24th of March, Groundwire saw 536 people place their trust in Jesus. God continues to prove that in the midst of a crazy worl of social isolation, He is accessible. The paradigm of “Social Distancing”, in the midst of the Coronavirus chaos, is being encouraged so that germs… Continue reading Groundwire Reports 500+ Faith Professions Monday – During Coronavirus, God is Accessible

Initiator of School Prayer Guidelines, A Professor, Calls for National Day of Repentance

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Professor and Harvard graduate William Jeynes is organizing a National Day of Repentance for Easter, Sunday, April 12th. He is contacting governors to announce the proclamation for their states, and religious leaders to make the proclamation for their houses of worship and denominations. He is hopeful that President Trump will make… Continue reading Initiator of School Prayer Guidelines, A Professor, Calls for National Day of Repentance

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to NYC; Adding Life-Saving Medical Surge Capacity

International Christian Relief Organization Responds at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus in the U.S. BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse deployed its Emergency Field Hospital to New York City, New York, where the local medical infrastructure is severely overwhelmed. In cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York state officials, and local hospital authorities,… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to NYC; Adding Life-Saving Medical Surge Capacity

Congregants Embrace Online Worship in Record Numbers Amid Coronavirus

Small churches poised to embrace new technology ahead of Easter Sunday 2020 LENOIR CITY, TN — ChurchStreaming.tv and easyTithe, Ministry Brands companies, reported an unprecedented surge in congregant online worship and tithing as in-person church attendance levels decrease. easyTithe saw a 99% increase in online giving and ChurchStreaming.tv saw a quadrupling of its streaming usage… Continue reading Congregants Embrace Online Worship in Record Numbers Amid Coronavirus

Thirty-One Brazilians Find New Home in Holy Land Despite Coronavirus Challenges

JERUSALEM — In a miraculous display of fortuitousness and resolve, 31 new Jewish immigrants (olim) from Brazil managed to find their way to Israel last weekend despite myriad restrictions required to contain the spread of COVID-19. “The fact is that our work must continue,” said Yael Eckstein, president and CEO of the International Fellowship of… Continue reading Thirty-One Brazilians Find New Home in Holy Land Despite Coronavirus Challenges

Cornerstone Television Offers ‘Coronavirus: Hope for Today’ Programs

WALL, PA — Fear. Panic. Anxiety. Uncertainty. As people throughout the U.S. and around the world are experiencing these emotions, Cornerstone Television Network (a faith-based TV network) has decided to extend its daily programming special, entitled “Coronavirus: Hope for Today” on its own network, and through other networks across the nation. Originally announced as a… Continue reading Cornerstone Television Offers ‘Coronavirus: Hope for Today’ Programs

World Health Day and the Anitimicrobial Challenges of COVID-19

GENEVA – April 7th of this year marks the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the observance of World Health Day. The special awareness day was established in 1948 by the first World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is the governing body over the World Health Organization (WHO), the sponsor of World Health Day. The… Continue reading World Health Day and the Anitimicrobial Challenges of COVID-19

Biblical Worldview in Decline Among Christians in America

GLENDALE, AZ – A disturbing report from the nascent Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University reveals a marked decline among Christians in America who hold to a biblical worldview. Description of the Study The American Worldview Inventory is the initial annual survey conducted by the CRC under the guidance of renowned researcher Dr.… Continue reading Biblical Worldview in Decline Among Christians in America