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

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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

More Good News for Sudan Christians

US Department of State, Public Domain Files

KHARTOUM – Life for Christians is beginning to change for the better in Sudan. Mission Box News published a story on March 20, 2020, reporting that Sudan’s Transitional Government had disbanded the “church councils” operating under the previous 30-year regime of dictator Omar al-Bashar. The so-called “church councils” were fronts for persecuting Christians and demolishing… Continue reading More Good News for Sudan Christians

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

USCIRF Says Hazara Shi’a Scapegoated in Pakistan Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed its concern over reports of the provincial government of Balochistan, Pakistan targeting Hazara Shi’a for the spread of COVID-19 amid the Coronavirus lockdown. “We are troubled that government officials in Balochistan are scapegoating the already vulnerable and marginalized Hazara Shi’a community… Continue reading USCIRF Says Hazara Shi’a Scapegoated in Pakistan Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

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

Print On Demand Equipment is “Missing Link” for Bible Translation Teams Facing Intense Persecution

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 using technology to protect and empower Bible translators working in regions of intense persecution for Christians. By using high-capacity, Print On Demand equipment, Bible translators can quickly print the Scriptures… Continue reading Print On Demand Equipment is “Missing Link” for Bible Translation Teams Facing Intense Persecution

Ohio Pastor Publishes New Bible in Burmese and New Book of Faith Stories from Myanmar

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ORIENT, OH — An Ohio pastor publishes a New Testament in Burma in a language where there has never been a Bible, and few Westerners have ever been, and the same week, he publishes his own book about the incredible move of God going on there in the midst of great persecution. Pastor and Mission… Continue reading Ohio Pastor Publishes New Bible in Burmese and New Book of Faith Stories from Myanmar

IFCJ Donates $2 Million for Lifesaving Equipment in Israel to Fight the Coronavirus

JERUSALEM — As the number of individuals in Israel diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus rises, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) plays a critical role in Israel’s fight against the pandemic. On March 20, 2020, The Fellowship approved $2 million in special grants to 15 hospitals for respiratory equipment and other lifesaving machinery. Additionally, The Fellowship purchased 20 special testing… Continue reading IFCJ Donates $2 Million for Lifesaving Equipment in Israel to Fight the Coronavirus

‘Good News Across the Web’ Launched in Response to COVID-19 School Closures

WARRENTON, MO — Child Evangelism Fellowship operates over 99,000 after-school clubs around the world. GOOD NEWS CLUBS feature Bible teaching, music, games and snacks for children once a week. When schools and churches closed for weeks in South Korea due to COVID-19, a plea went to CEF International Headquarters in Missouri for help with an… Continue reading ‘Good News Across the Web’ Launched in Response to COVID-19 School Closures

Save the Storks Helps Pregnancy Resource Centers During COVID-19 Outbreak

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) across the nation face obstacles as they continue working to reach clients during the COVID-19 outbreak. “Keeping PRCs open and reaching clients is of upmost importance during this crisis,” said Chief Communications Officer Diane Ferraro. “It is more important than ever for clinics that provide free resources… Continue reading Save the Storks Helps Pregnancy Resource Centers During COVID-19 Outbreak

Amid COVID19, Non-Profit Works to Rescue Children from Public School

SAN DIEGO — With COVID19 coronavirus shutting government schools, millions of parents have a historic opportunity to try homeschooling and non-government alternatives, declared leaders with the new movement “Public School Exit.” According to the non-profit, founded in 2019 by Christian leaders passionate about K-12 education, government schools are seriously harming children through sexualization, indoctrination, and… Continue reading Amid COVID19, Non-Profit Works to Rescue Children from Public School

SAT-7 Shares Good News in Latest Annual Report

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – SAT-7, the Christian media ministry to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), recently published its annual report for 2019. SAT-7 continues to reach beyond borders and into the homes of people in countries where sharing the Gospel face-to-face is difficult at best. “SAT-7 broadcasts … through four channels in three languages… Continue reading SAT-7 Shares Good News in Latest Annual Report

Gospel for Asia Features Three ‘Lasting Solutions’ to World Water Crisis in New Report

WORLD WATER CRISIS: A sobering new report released today by Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) in the wake of World Water Day reveals that two billion people globally are struggling to find enough water to survive. Click here to read the full report, Solving the World Water Crisis for Good.

WILLS POINT, TX — A sobering new report released this week by Gospel for Asia (GFA World and its affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) in the wake of World Water Day reveals that two billion people globally are struggling to find enough water to survive. Approximately 40 percent of the world’s land surface is… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Features Three ‘Lasting Solutions’ to World Water Crisis in New Report

COVID-19 Causes People Worldwide to Seek Spiritual Assurance at Unprecedented Levels

PLANO, TX – As the COVID-19 virus stokes worldwide fear for physical, financial and employment well-being, Global Media Outreach – the pioneer and leader in online ministry – is seeing an unprecedented rise in inquiries about faith, God and the Bible during this pandemic. “Fear is a natural response to a situation like this that… Continue reading COVID-19 Causes People Worldwide to Seek Spiritual Assurance at Unprecedented Levels

Faithlife Giving Offers Free Subscriptions to Online Platform to Aid Churches During COVID-19

BELLINGHAM, WA – In support of the many churches that will operate online for the foreseeable future in recognition of CDC recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Faithlife Giving, an online giving solution from Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software, is now offering six months of premium rates with no subscription fees… Continue reading Faithlife Giving Offers Free Subscriptions to Online Platform to Aid Churches During COVID-19

Samaritan’s Purse Opens Emergency Field Hospital in Northern Italy; Bringing Life-Saving Surge Capacity

BOONE, NC — Today, the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital, specially equipped with a respiratory care unit, opened in Cremona, Italy. The 68-bed unit was airlifted to Italy on March 17 using the relief organization’s DC-8 cargo plane to provide critical surge capacity to an overwhelmed hospital. The tent facility began receiving patients as soon… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Opens Emergency Field Hospital in Northern Italy; Bringing Life-Saving Surge Capacity

Virtual Services Enable Real Prayer, but Not All Have Online Access

GENEVA — The following is the fourth in a series about the response of the WCC, member churches and all people of goodwill to COVID-19. The purpose of these stories is to share hopes, concerns and best practices among our one human family. – WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten As the world grapples with… Continue reading Virtual Services Enable Real Prayer, but Not All Have Online Access

Coronavirus Crisis Could Compound in Asia Due to ‘Handwashing Crisis’ Warns Gospel for Asia

HANDWASHING CRISIS: Hundreds of millions of people around the world can't take the most basic precaution against coronavirus -- because they don't have clean water or soap to wash their hands, warns mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) on the eve of World Water Day, March 22.

WILLS POINT, TX — Hundreds of millions of people around the world can’t take the most basic precaution against the coronavirus or other diseases — because they don’t have clean water or soap to wash their hands, mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) warned today. Marking World Water Day, Gospel for Asia (GFA) says millions… Continue reading Coronavirus Crisis Could Compound in Asia Due to ‘Handwashing Crisis’ Warns Gospel for Asia

YouVersion Community Creates 1 Million Prayers During First Week of New Bible App Prayer Feature

OKLAHOMA CITY — YouVersion recently launched a new feature within the Bible App to help people grow in their daily prayer life and experience the power of prayer in community. In the first week, the YouVersion Community added more than 1 million prayers using the new Prayer feature. “We’re blown away by the response we’ve… Continue reading YouVersion Community Creates 1 Million Prayers During First Week of New Bible App Prayer Feature

LA Dream Center Offers Meals to Families from LA County School District as Schools Are Closed

LOS ANGELES — As the threat of COVID-19 evolves, the needs continue to as well, and the Los Angeles Dream Center is responding to these needs while complying with all advice and regulations from the CDC, Gov. Gavin Newsom and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. Since schools are closed, the Dream Center will be open to… Continue reading LA Dream Center Offers Meals to Families from LA County School District as Schools Are Closed

Churches, Ministries Plot Path Forward Amid ‘Coronavirus Shock’

CHARLOTTE, NC – Churches, international and national ministries, Christian schools, rescue missions and a host of grassroots organizations are coping with “coronavirus shock” as they face unprecedented challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Churches, Christian missions and ministries everywhere have suffered a significant jolt and are urgently trying to figure out the best path forward,” says… Continue reading Churches, Ministries Plot Path Forward Amid ‘Coronavirus Shock’

Online Church Service Attendance Quadruples in Light of COVID-19

OKLAHOMA — In the wake of recommendations to suspend large gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Church Online Platform saw record-breaking attendance for the weekend of March 14-15. The tool helped churches in countries around the world stream church services to a total of 4.7 million unique devices, which is four times the… Continue reading Online Church Service Attendance Quadruples in Light of COVID-19

HDI & NAE to Host COVID-19 Church Online Summit

WHEATON, IL – The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) are partnering to present the COVID-19 Church Online Summit, a two-day digital summit on March 26-27, which will feature videos from church leaders to help churches respond creatively and well to the coronavirus outbreak. Registration is free;… Continue reading HDI & NAE to Host COVID-19 Church Online Summit

Prior to World Health Day, Gospel for Asia Encourages Special Prayers for Coronavirus Crisis

GENEVA – World Health Day has been observed every April 7th since 1950. The special day is one of eight inaugurated under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). It was the first such day to be set aside by the WHO. World Health Day has a dual function. First, it is intended to… Continue reading Prior to World Health Day, Gospel for Asia Encourages Special Prayers for Coronavirus Crisis

Francis Chan Encourages Christians to Utilize the Coronavirus Opportunity

HONG KONG – Missions Box News reported in November 2019 that Francis Chan would be moving his family to Hong Kong in February 2020. He and his family are there, and Francis has posted a new video on his YouTube Channel to encourage believers to view the Coronavirus as an opportunity from the Lord. In… Continue reading Francis Chan Encourages Christians to Utilize the Coronavirus Opportunity

IFCJ Creates $5 Million Emergency Fund to Help Elderly, Holocaust Survivors in Israel Cope with Coronavirus

UK PM at the Holocaust Educational Trust 25th anniversary, September 16, 2013. Photo by Number 10, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

JERUSALEM— The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) has created a $5 million emergency fund to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This fund will primarily support elderly Israelis, some of whom are Holocaust survivors, with packages of food, hand sanitizer, and other essential items. The Fellowship is uniquely positioned to… Continue reading IFCJ Creates $5 Million Emergency Fund to Help Elderly, Holocaust Survivors in Israel Cope with Coronavirus

Iranian TV Viewers See ‘Living Hope’ Amid Coronavirus Crisis

IRAN — In the eye of the coronavirus storm, anxious viewers in the Middle East and North Africa are looking to live Christian TV for reassurance — desperate to see “living hope” amid the escalating coronavirus crisis. As nations introduce strict measures to curb the coronavirus, SAT-7 Christian satellite TV becomes ‘channel of calm’ across… Continue reading Iranian TV Viewers See ‘Living Hope’ Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak ‘Helping Your Church Live Stream’ Book Now Free to Houses of Worship

WEST CHESTER, PA — Paul William Richards has announced that he will be shipping copies of his book, “Helping Your Church Live Stream,” to as many houses of worship as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. Richards is Chief Streaming Officer at PTZOptics, a live streaming camera manufacturer. The book, which was released in 2019, is… Continue reading Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak ‘Helping Your Church Live Stream’ Book Now Free to Houses of Worship

Coronavirus Fears Mount, but Remember Faith’s Role in Face of Uncertainty — Greg Laurie Opinion | Fox News

If you have been reading the headlines the past few days, you may have wondered whether the world is coming to an end:“Stock Market Bloodbath”“Anxiety grips companies across the world as virus spreads”“Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country”“‘We’re past the point of containment’ …”Though they may sound alarming, these headlines are alerting us of a… Continue reading Coronavirus Fears Mount, but Remember Faith’s Role in Face of Uncertainty — Greg Laurie Opinion | Fox News

Coronavirus, Social Distancing Give Us Glimpse into Isolation of People with Leprosy

WILLS POINT, TX – Local, state, and federal governments have mandated the practice of social distancing in hopes of restricting the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Businesses and churches have temporarily closed. Sporting events and concerts have been canceled. We are still getting accustomed to social distancing. It’s not our habit to stay six… Continue reading Coronavirus, Social Distancing Give Us Glimpse into Isolation of People with Leprosy

Good News for Sudanese Christians and Churches

KHARTOUM – The nation of Sudan has been a veritable poster child for the persecution of Christians. Recent news, however, indicates that things may be about to change. The World Watch List 2020, published by Open Doors, ranked Sudan as the seventh most dangerous country for Christians, mainly due to extremely high levels of violence.… Continue reading Good News for Sudanese Christians and Churches

Israel Hosts Our Crowd Conference to Showcase Innovation

JERUSALEM – Israel’s reputation for groundbreaking technology is one reason it’s described as the “Start-up” nation. Much of that new technology was recently on display in the “Our Crowd” conference in Jerusalem, displaying solutions for everything from coronavirus infection to the wildfires in Australia. Our Crowd is an annual event that showcases Israel’s innovations from… Continue reading Israel Hosts Our Crowd Conference to Showcase Innovation

Amazing Advances in Bible Translation for Arabic Dialects

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – We are living in the age of the most significant technological advances in human history. It almost feels like everything in our lives is changing. Yet, there is one thing that never changes, and that is God’s Word, the Bible. Regardless of what else may change, the Word of God stands… Continue reading Amazing Advances in Bible Translation for Arabic Dialects

Experts Cite Clear Communication as ‘Vital’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Other Crises

CHARLOTTE, NC — Amid mounting fears of a global coronavirus pandemic, a leading faith-based communications agency today issued a warning to ministries, churches and other organizations not to “go silent” in a sudden crisis. With our world facing potential pandemic, InChrist Communications draws on the Ebola Crisis experience, saying its crucial to talk openly during… Continue reading Experts Cite Clear Communication as ‘Vital’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Other Crises

Barna Defines the Dilemma of Christianity in Digital Babylon

VENTURA, CA – The Barna Group published a book by David Kinnaman in 2011 entitled You Lost Me. Kinnaman identified three trends that the expanding growth of a digital culture might have on the Christian community: Access, Alienation, and Authority. In October 2019, Barna described Christianity in America as an “accelerated, complex culture that’s marked… Continue reading Barna Defines the Dilemma of Christianity in Digital Babylon

Pastors in Taiwan Preach Peace, Patience in Midst of Social Tensions from Coronavirus Epidemic

TAIWAN – Since the novel coronavirus outbreak, Taiwan is rationing surgical masks causing long to become a common occurrence. Recently, rumors of shortages have also led shoppers to stockpile toilet paper and other necessities. In some industries, workers are being put on unpaid leave. With rising social tensions in this part of the world, a… Continue reading Pastors in Taiwan Preach Peace, Patience in Midst of Social Tensions from Coronavirus Epidemic

UPS Manager Continues Punishing Drivers for Prayer Meetings

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC — In spite of scrutiny, the United Parcel Service (UPS) Myrtle Beach, SC Center manager is now retaliating against employees who sought to voluntarily pray together before work, in the form of strict application of work “rules” and harassment, in response to attention over the prayer meetings. After Liberty Counsel sent a… Continue reading UPS Manager Continues Punishing Drivers for Prayer Meetings