Encountering Jesus at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

SCAOTTS VALLEY, CA — Parenting a child with severe disabilities is a labor of love that few people understand. But Rob and Cheryl Trotter know the endurance 24/7 supervision requires. Their son Sam has multiple disabilities and the demands surrounding his care threatened to leave Rob and Cheryl depleted both physically and emotionally. Together they… Continue reading Encountering Jesus at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

Lutheran Bible Translators

CONCORDIA, MO – The Bible is the number one best-selling book of all time. About 20 million are sold in the United States annually. Ninety percent of all U.S. households possess at least one Bible. It is not uncommon for a Christian family to own three or four or more Bibles. Why is Bible translation… Continue reading Lutheran Bible Translators

James O. Fraser: A Missionary Ahead of His Time But in God’s Time

LONDON – James Outram Fraser had an engineering degree and was a talented concert pianist. He was also a faithful follower of Christ who was obedient to God’s calling on his life. He ministered among the Lisu people in China’s Yunnan province from 1908 until his death in 1938. Neither his name nor his story… Continue reading James O. Fraser: A Missionary Ahead of His Time But in God’s Time

MAF Delivers Vital Covid Vaccines to Remote Mountain Clinic in Lesotho

KUEBUNYANE, LESOTHO – A Mission Aviation Fellowship aircraft is the only way to safely deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the mountain people of Kuebunyane in Lesotho in Southern Africa. Kuebunyane comprises several remote villages with a combined population of more than 62,000 and is an eight-hour overland journey from the nearest hospital facility in Qachas Nek.… Continue reading MAF Delivers Vital Covid Vaccines to Remote Mountain Clinic in Lesotho

7 Hills Church Hosts Over 500 Students at ‘Legacy Summer Conference’

CINCINNATI, OH — “Legacy Summer Conference” hosted by 7 Hills Church saw over 500 students in attendance, with 78 of them making the decision to follow Christ, July 27-29. For three days, charter busses transported students from Cincinnati, Ohio to the Florence, KY campus of 7 Hills Church, where hundreds of middle school and high… Continue reading 7 Hills Church Hosts Over 500 Students at ‘Legacy Summer Conference’

Restoring Dreams in Germany After Devastating Floods

AHRWEILER, GERMANY – Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with To All Nations to aid Victoria and others who have been impacted by the widespread flooding in Germany’s Rhineland-Pfalz region. To date, more than 1,500 volunteers have helped over 360 individuals clean out their homes and businesses while also comforting and encouraging them. For Victoria, the past… Continue reading Restoring Dreams in Germany After Devastating Floods

Families Share Stories of Hope at Site of Beirut Blast

BEIRUT, LEBANON – Families from across Lebanon who lost loved ones in the Beirut explosion that claimed more than 200 lives in August 2020 shared stories on how the blast changed their lives forever, during a SAT-7 special program called You Are Not Alone, a year on from the disaster. The Christian television station filmed… Continue reading Families Share Stories of Hope at Site of Beirut Blast

Key Life: 15 Minutes of Grace

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MAITLAND, FL – Do you ever have days when you feel like you are a mission field? Days when our spiritual enemy has attacked you from every direction? Days when it seemed like you could do nothing right? Days when you did, said, or thought things that offended God and others? Days when you had… Continue reading Key Life: 15 Minutes of Grace

Three Little Words That Can Do the ‘Impossible’ – Annika Antonov

KAZAKHSTAN – Is it possible that three little words can heal the life of someone sexually assaulted as a little girl? That “God loves you” is really that powerful? Impossible? I can say that, with God, even this is possible. Growing up in the former Soviet Union, I was shunned by my parents, both abusive… Continue reading Three Little Words That Can Do the ‘Impossible’ – Annika Antonov

Tokyo Games Outreach Team Continues Creative Evangelism Efforts

TOKYO, JAPAN – As the Tokyo Games reach their final few days an evangelism team of International Mission Board missionaries are using all means possible to share the Christian message in a nation where 99% of the population is yet to know Jesus. From teaching English on the streets, to even dressing up as a… Continue reading Tokyo Games Outreach Team Continues Creative Evangelism Efforts

On August 12th, Top Industry Leaders Will Answer Your Burning Questions on How to Build a Healthy Work Culture in a Post-COVID Season

HOUSTON – As the nation is crawling back to work, organizations are more than ever realizing the importance of building a post COVID team culture that will engage and retain top talent. Culture Conference, a free digital conference that provides practical talks from today’s top leaders, will help ministry leaders build thriving teams, cultivate inspiring… Continue reading On August 12th, Top Industry Leaders Will Answer Your Burning Questions on How to Build a Healthy Work Culture in a Post-COVID Season

The Los Angeles Dream Center and Kershaw’s Challenge to Host Annual “Back-to-School Bash,” with Signature Partner, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Giving Away Thousands of Backpacks and School Supplies

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dream Center is pleased to announce their annual Back-to-School Bash is happening in-person on Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m PST. After over a year of challenges and restrictions due to the pandemic, the team at the Dream Center is excited to physically reunite with families… Continue reading The Los Angeles Dream Center and Kershaw’s Challenge to Host Annual “Back-to-School Bash,” with Signature Partner, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Giving Away Thousands of Backpacks and School Supplies

Christian Charity Supports Anti-Trafficking Campaign During Tokyo Games

TOKYO, JAPAN – Throughout the Tokyo Games several high profile athletes are lending their support to an anti-trafficking campaign called It’s A Penalty. They are featured in a 30 second video appearing on video screens across the city through the Olympics highlighting the need to bring an end to abuse and exploitation. And in partnership… Continue reading Christian Charity Supports Anti-Trafficking Campaign During Tokyo Games

‘Game On’ for IMB Olympics Ministry Team

TOKYO, JAPAN  – Throughout the Tokyo Olympics IMB missionaries are on the streets of the city creatively sharing the Gospel. While many Christians from across the globe were unable to join their outreach efforts due to travel restrictions these bold believers are seeing a remarkable response as they find various ways to bridge the gap… Continue reading ‘Game On’ for IMB Olympics Ministry Team

Beirut Blast Anniversary Prompts Request for Prayer

BEIRUT, LEBANON – On the one year anniversary of the devastating Beirut blast explosion, thousands of people are still homeless and the crisis is growing. Shortages of water, electricity, and medicine plus a financial free-fall are turning Lebanon into what some are calling a “failed state”. In the midst of the crisis, the Christian satellite… Continue reading Beirut Blast Anniversary Prompts Request for Prayer

U.S. Olympic Softballers’ Church on the Dirt

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TOKYO – By the time you read this, you may already know that the US Olympic Softball Team has won the silver medal in the 2021 Olympic Games. What you may not know is that the U.S. women’s team features several young Christian women who are strong, outspoken followers of Christ. Living in a way… Continue reading U.S. Olympic Softballers’ Church on the Dirt

Sewing Machine from Gospel for Asia Was Truly a Gift from God

SOUTH ASIA – Lalita is a widow who was struggling to make ends meet after her husband passed away. Through its Christmas Gift Catalog GFA World (Gospel for Asia) gave her a sewing machine which enabled her to earn a living through tailoring work. How one simple tool provided income for a family in desperate… Continue reading Sewing Machine from Gospel for Asia Was Truly a Gift from God

Bringing Relief After Metro Detroit Floods

DETROIT, MI – Samaritan’s Purse is in Metro Detroit helping devastated homeowners after seven inches of rain drenched the area late last month and caused massive flooding. Volunteers are urgently needed to assist in the cleanup effort and share the love of Christ with those affected by the storm. Matt Campbell, Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief:… Continue reading Bringing Relief After Metro Detroit Floods

Outside the Bowl

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PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA – There are essentially two major problems when it comes to hunger among impoverished families. First, there is food scarcity. That doesn’t mean that there is not an adequate global supply of food to feed everyone. There is. The problem is that the food is not readily available to the hungry people… Continue reading Outside the Bowl

Disaster Relief Team Deploys to Germany in Wake of Flooding

GERMANY — A Samaritan’s Purse disaster assistance response team (DART) has arrived in hard-hit Western Germany to aid in massive flood relief efforts. These international specialists are assisting a local team of 150 German staff and volunteers who have already been hard at work in the devastated city of Ahrweiler. Since July 15—just 24 hours… Continue reading Disaster Relief Team Deploys to Germany in Wake of Flooding

Evangelist Nick Hall Visits U.S.-Mexico Border: ‘What Is Happening at Our Front Door Is a Humanitarian Crisis That Needs Your Help’

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MINNEAPOLIS — Evangelist Nick Hall, founder and president of Pulse, a Minneapolis-based, millennial-led evangelistic organization, recently spent three days at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Pulse’s 2021 “God Lives Here” outreach campaign. “God Lives Here” events, hosted in Houston, Laredo and Hidalgo, Texas, and in Oakland, Calif., were nights of worship, prayer and biblical… Continue reading Evangelist Nick Hall Visits U.S.-Mexico Border: ‘What Is Happening at Our Front Door Is a Humanitarian Crisis That Needs Your Help’

Showing God’s Love to Flood Victims in Michigan

MICHIGAN – Eleni Zoyiopoulos is 81 years old and she left Greece many years ago to make her home in the United States. Eleni and her husband were restaurant servers and did whatever was needed in order to provide for themselves and their children. But after recent catastrophic flooding hit the greater Detroit area, nearly… Continue reading Showing God’s Love to Flood Victims in Michigan

Hollywood Trafficking Film Aspires Faith in God and Premieres at Global Event July 30

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Artists For Change, Inc., announced today the importance of faith in God scripted into the stories of films where redemptive hope is needed helps bring physical and spiritual healing. The non-profit production company will have a free virtual screening of “Angie: Lost Girls” on July 30th for the ‘World Day Against Trafficking… Continue reading Hollywood Trafficking Film Aspires Faith in God and Premieres at Global Event July 30

Serving the Mississippi Delta in Jesus’ Name

MISSISSIPPI – Samaritan’s Purse quickly responded after major flooding hit Desha County, Arkansas, and Bolivar County, Mississippi. More than 20 inches of rain fell in some areas. Some homeowners had to evacuate, and others were rescued by boat. Volunteers worked hard, serving for weeks in both of these states, bringing physical relief and spiritual encouragement… Continue reading Serving the Mississippi Delta in Jesus’ Name

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