Femicides Surge in Türkiye, 158 Domestic Murders So Far This Year

EASTON, MD — Femicides are on the rise in Türkiye (formerly Turkey) as domestic violence against women soars to epidemic levels. A report in the Daily Sabah last month said Türkiye has seen 158 femicides — gender-related murders — in the first seven months of 2022. Last year, 166 Turkish women were murdered in acts… Continue reading Femicides Surge in Türkiye, 158 Domestic Murders So Far This Year

empty tomb’s Mission Match® Seeks to Counter ‘Interpretive Violence’ Against Global Mothers

CHAMPAIGN, IL — empty tomb’s Mission Match believes that poor African and Asian mothers love their babies as much as other mothers do. Therefore, Mission Match is offering matching money to churches whose projects help these mothers and their children in Jesus’ name. “Interpretive Violence” A 2008 study considered a theory currently debated among anthropologists.… Continue reading empty tomb’s Mission Match® Seeks to Counter ‘Interpretive Violence’ Against Global Mothers

Fadi Stays in Iraq to Serve in His Church

IRAQ — As a young boy living in Baghdad, Fadi experienced a lot of trauma when the Iraq war broke out in 2003. But Fadi has stayed to serve as a lay leader in his church. Fadi: “During the period of 2006 and 2007 there would be 15 or 16 explosions in just one day… Continue reading Fadi Stays in Iraq to Serve in His Church

Chaplains Prayer Tour

UKRAINE — The chaplains’ prayer tour hit the road traveling over 30 hours and ranging 2,500 km bringing prayer relief to 9 cities! They prayed for Ukraine, our government, repented for our people. They prayed against antisemitism and national pride. The tour extended to seven cities – Kharkiv, Toretsk, Kramatorsk, Kryvyi Rih, Mykolaiv, and Odessa.… Continue reading Chaplains Prayer Tour

Wheelchair Miracle in Fiji

FIJI — Believe Global exists to effect sustainable change and development in Papua New Guinea by impacting the spheres of leadership, education, business, health and the church. Since 2016, over 800 missionaries have been sent to Papua New Guinea and Fiji, impacting over 700,000 people through gospel rallies and programs in schools, hospitals, prisons and… Continue reading Wheelchair Miracle in Fiji

Celebrating the Life of Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew (1928-2022)

SANTA ANA, CA — Celebrating the life of Brother Andrew, Open Doors founder and God’s Smuggler who passed away aged 94. We honour his life, legacy and love of his Lord. In this video, he shares how he wanted to be remembered. Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors, has died aged 94, surrounded by… Continue reading Celebrating the Life of Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew (1928-2022)

Open Doors Founder and Famed Bible Smuggler ‘Brother Andrew’ Dies at Age 94

SANTA ANA, CA — Anne Van der Bijl, the founder of international nonprofit Open Doors, and known around the world as “Brother Andrew,” died at the age of 94 at his home in the Netherlands, according to a family spokesperson. Brother Andrew was the founder of Open Doors, the oldest worldwide ministry to persecuted Christians.… Continue reading Open Doors Founder and Famed Bible Smuggler ‘Brother Andrew’ Dies at Age 94

Franklin Graham Meets Children’s Heart Project Families in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA — Franklin Graham spent a whirlwind weekend in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as he met with children and families who have benefited from Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project and later gave out Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Franklin Graham. I’m in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We’ve been working here for over… Continue reading Franklin Graham Meets Children’s Heart Project Families in Mongolia

St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church Holds a Community Car Wash

GFA World’s partner, St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church, holds a car wash for the community and raised funds for unsponsored children in Asia and Africa. (https://www.bechurch.ca/)

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — August 13, 2022, Gospel for Asia (GFA World, founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada) partner St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church (BEC) parish hosted a Community Car Wash for the residents of Stoney Creek. A total… Continue reading St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church Holds a Community Car Wash

Syrian Alaa Finds a Better Future

AL-HWASH, SYRIA — When Alaa was displaced because of the Syrian war, he found a brighter future through a Centre of Hope, which helped him to establish a sawmill business. Alaa: “It’s an indescribable feeling for someone to be displaced, to lose his house, to lose everything he has.” It was 2011 when Alaa fled… Continue reading Syrian Alaa Finds a Better Future

Logos Hope Returns to Malta

VALLETTA, MALTA — After 12 years, OM’s Logos Hope ship returns to Malta, her port of registry. Watch this port report from the heart of the Mediterranean. Mathias and Madeleine, Denmark – Logos Hope crewmembers: After 12 years sailing around the world, Logos Hope is finally back in Malta her port of registry or her… Continue reading Logos Hope Returns to Malta

Seeds of Hope for Lebanon

LEBANON — A field ministry team with Christian charity Help The Persecuted in Lebanon reports declining conditions across the country — from massive shortages of necessities for survival: food, fuel, electricity, and medicines to the increase of violence and political unrest. At the same time, Lebanon is dependent on Ukraine for a significant amount of… Continue reading Seeds of Hope for Lebanon

Thousands Encounter God at ‘This Is The Day’ Worship Event in Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — Tens of thousands of people came together July 23 at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest in Hungary for a major worship event called This Is The Day. The goal was for believers to lift up the name of Jesus in a display of Christian unity as one family. Originally scheduled for 2020,… Continue reading Thousands Encounter God at ‘This Is The Day’ Worship Event in Budapest

Kadidja’s Mercy Ships Story

SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA — When Kadidja was born with a cleft lip, her mother, Ramata, was told they were out of options. The family’s limited resources meant an expensive surgery wasn’t possible. Instead, Kadidja would grow up with a condition that made it harder to eat or leave home without being mocked. It was a… Continue reading Kadidja’s Mercy Ships Story

From Exhaustion to Rest at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

JACKSON, MS — Reyna is a mother to four children in Jackson, Mississippi. Her oldest kids, Belen (19) and Leonardo (16), have disabilities that require the use of wheelchairs and around-the-clock care. Even with the help of her 10-year-old son, Yahir, to feed and change his siblings, Reyna lives in a state of mental and… Continue reading From Exhaustion to Rest at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

Supporting Ukrainian Churches Throughout the War

UKRAINE — The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) continues to resource churches as they serve the needs of people across Ukraine impacted by the ongoing conflict. As soon as the war began the WEA set up a fund to help support the churches to provide vital supplies and transportation. They say local Christians have the best… Continue reading Supporting Ukrainian Churches Throughout the War

Seniors’ Movement Takes Aim at Loneliness ‘Plague’

'SO LONELY, I COULD DIE:' Loneliness "significantly" increases the risk of premature death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The faith-based Retirement Reformation movement has launched a new podcast series to help seniors recognize the "symptoms" of chronic loneliness and take steps to counter it.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A national movement to shake up older Americans’ approach to retirement is taking aim at one of the most serious problems plaguing many seniors: loneliness. The faith-based Retirement Reformation, led by 81-year-old speaker and author Bruce Bruinsma, has launched a new podcast series to help seniors recognize the health-ravaging “symptoms” of… Continue reading Seniors’ Movement Takes Aim at Loneliness ‘Plague’

Edward Graham Travels to Deluged Kentucky Communities

BREATHITT COUNTY, KY — Edward Graham visited eastern Kentucky Wednesday where Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping homeowners in Jesus’ Name following deadly flooding in late July. Edward, vice president of operations at Samaritan’s Purse, was joined by brother Will Graham, vice president and associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. They spent the day… Continue reading Edward Graham Travels to Deluged Kentucky Communities

PMI Foods Has Partnered with CityServe International to Donate 100,000 Meals to Displaced Ukrainian Refugees

BAKERSFIELD, CA — Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods), a global $3 billion enterprise that annually supplies 1.6 billion pounds of beef, chicken, pork, eggs, and seafood products all over the world, announced a partnership with CityServe International to donate protein to Ukrainian refugees. PMI Foods first delivery of desperately needed food to CityServe’s warehouse included… Continue reading PMI Foods Has Partnered with CityServe International to Donate 100,000 Meals to Displaced Ukrainian Refugees

Marcela’s Wheelchair in El Salvador: For Every Wheelchair Given, Millions are Needed

EL SALVADOR — The World Health Organization estimates that over 75 million people in the world today need a wheelchair, and more than 85% of them can’t access one*. The brunt of these unmet needs hits people in developing nations, like Marcela in El Salvador. Marcela suffered cardio-respiratory arrest at birth, which caused cerebral palsy.… Continue reading Marcela’s Wheelchair in El Salvador: For Every Wheelchair Given, Millions are Needed

Doctor and Family Follow Christ’s Call to Serve in Kenya

BOMET, KENYA — Pediatric surgeon Dr John Fitzwater, travelling alongside his wife and children, serves as a short-term volunteer at Tenwek Hospital through World Medical Mission. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals support and strengthen the work of Samaritan’s Purse partner hospitals around the world. Russ White, MD – Chief of Surgery, Tenwek Hospital: Just last… Continue reading Doctor and Family Follow Christ’s Call to Serve in Kenya

New Open Doors Prayer App Connects American Believers with Persecuted Christians Around the World

SANTA ANA, CA — A new mobile prayer app developed by Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA, gives users the ability to connect with persecuted Christians suffering for their faith. Available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the Open Doors Prayer App was created to help strengthen and support Christian… Continue reading New Open Doors Prayer App Connects American Believers with Persecuted Christians Around the World

New York Jets Announce CityServe Next Recipient of $100,000 for Ukrainian Relief Efforts

BAKERSFIELD, CA — The New York Jets have donated $100,000 to benefit CityServe. The donation is part of the organization’s $1 million commitment, to be split between various organizations, meant to help aid the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Previous donations of $100,000 were given to Plast Scouting (April), Razom for Ukraine (May), the Ukrainian National… Continue reading New York Jets Announce CityServe Next Recipient of $100,000 for Ukrainian Relief Efforts

Women’s Ministry in the Republic of Moldova

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA — A women’s ministry was organized in the Republic of Moldova, which has verse 11 from Psalm 68 as its motto: “ The Lord giveth the word: the women that publish the tidings are a great host.” Women, regardless of denomination, of different ages and social status, are helped to grow in… Continue reading Women’s Ministry in the Republic of Moldova

We’re Biting Back at ‘Earth’s Deadliest Creature’ Reports Gospel for Asia

'WORLD'S DEADLIEST CREATURE:' The tiny mosquito kills more people worldwide every year than any other creature, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it marks World Mosquito Day, Aug. 20. Organizations like GFA World (www.gfa.org) distribute mosquito-repelling bed nets, saving thousands at risk of malaria and other deadly mosquito-borne diseases.

WILLS POINT, TX – It’s the world’s deadliest creature — and it’s probably hovering near your home. The tiny mosquito kills more people around the world every year than any other animal, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). “It’s so deadly, it even has a special day named after it — World… Continue reading We’re Biting Back at ‘Earth’s Deadliest Creature’ Reports Gospel for Asia

Delivering Food Baskets in Ukraine’s Red Zone

ODESA, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse and their church partners in Ukraine are delivering critically needed food baskets to families in the red zone where violent conflict is ongoing. Paul Carr – Samaritan’s Purse: Hi, my name’s Paul Carr, and I’m here with Samaritan’s Purse in Odesa, Ukraine. Today, we’re here at our warehouse. Samaritan’s Purse,… Continue reading Delivering Food Baskets in Ukraine’s Red Zone

Missionary Couple Invests 35 Years in Taiwan to Bring Gospel to the Hakka

NEW TAIPEI CITY — American missionaries Michael and Delores Kittleson have invested 35 years in Hakka culture. When they came to Taiwan, they learned the Hakka language first in order to reach this group//that has very few believers. They went on to found a Hakka fellowship, join a Hakka choir, and do musical outreach in… Continue reading Missionary Couple Invests 35 Years in Taiwan to Bring Gospel to the Hakka

Alarming Rise in Islamist Violence Against Christians in Nigeria

NIGERIA — A new report highlights the alarming scale of rising violence in Nigeria as terrorists attempt to Islamise the nation — Much of that violence is directed against Christians. Andrew Boyd reports. Release International has warned that Nigeria is fast becoming a persecution hotspot. And Open Doors estimates more Christians are killed there than… Continue reading Alarming Rise in Islamist Violence Against Christians in Nigeria

Samaritan’s Purse Hard at Work in Flooded Virginia Community

BUCHANAN, VA — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are working in Buchanan County, Virginia, where floodwaters left neighborhoods waterlogged and hundreds of residents fleeing their homes after more than 8 inches of rain fell on the area in a matter of hours, Tuesday, July 12. More than 100 homes in the flood zone of the nearby Dismal… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Hard at Work in Flooded Virginia Community

Christian Radio Station in Ghana Rises From the Ashes to Go Back on Air

SABOBA, NOTHERN GHANA — When a Christian radio station in Northern Ghana was completely destroyed in a fire, the entire community in the Saboba region was devastated as this broadcast ministry had become their lifeline. But when people around the world heard this devastating news they helped to support Radio Gaaki rebuild their studios and… Continue reading Christian Radio Station in Ghana Rises From the Ashes to Go Back on Air

Chaplains Pray With Thousands Impacted by War in Ukraine

UKRAINE — A team of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains is seeing a growing openness to the Gospel as they minister to thousands of people throughout Ukraine impacted by the war. Over the past five months they’ve trained 200 Ukrainian chaplains, prayed with over 3,000 people and have led over 350 people to Christ.… Continue reading Chaplains Pray With Thousands Impacted by War in Ukraine

Gideon’s Imprisonment – Eritrea

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA — In 2019, Abraham* and Joel’s* church was attacked by jihadists in a village in Burkino Faso in West Africa. The two young men survived, but the horror of what happened has traumatized them. Open Doors provides trauma care counseling for many people impacted by attacks like these. Gideon:* “There are… Continue reading Gideon’s Imprisonment – Eritrea

Hope Springs Anew in Iraq

QARAQOSH, IRAQ — With a history of work in Iraq that dates back to 1991, Samaritan’s Purse continues to minister to the needs of the hurting in this rugged, war-torn land. ISIS’ takeover of parts of the country from 2014-2017 left lasting scars on the hearts and lives of its people. Many lost loved ones… Continue reading Hope Springs Anew in Iraq

North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

PLANO, TX — Texas-based Christian ministry and nonprofit organization ServingHIM (Healthcare International Ministries) announced today a one-month giving campaign to complete the expansion of Diaconia Baptist Hospital, a Romanian healthcare facility now serving Ukrainian refugees. A local donor group, the Friends of ServingHIM, has pledged $400K to match funds raised in August. ServingHIM partners and… Continue reading North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

Joel and Abraham Survive Jihadist Attack in Burkino Faso

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA — In 2019, Abraham* and Joel’s* church was attacked by jihadists in a village in Burkino Faso in West Africa. The two young men survived, but the horror of what happened has traumatized them. Open Doors provides trauma care counseling for many people impacted by attacks like these. Abraham*: “That Sunday,… Continue reading Joel and Abraham Survive Jihadist Attack in Burkino Faso

Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

ROMANIA — Valeria is 26 years old and 9 months pregnant, but even in her situation, she had to leave the town that she called home, Odessa. She ran away from war and ended up in Galați, a city in the eastern part of Romania. In the custom of Isaccea, Valeria met Alfa Omega TV… Continue reading Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

USA — Prison Outreach Helps Provide Wheelchairs — The Joni and Friends Wheels for the World program provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people living with disability worldwide. They collect used, manual wheelchairs across the United States that would otherwise end up in landfills. The wheelchair restoration process begins in federal,… Continue reading Restoring Wheelchairs and Hearts Through Prison Outreach

Ukraine War Kids, ‘Forgotten Children’ to Taste Joy at Summer Camps

UKRAINE WAR KIDS, 'FORGOTTEN CHILDREN' TO TASTE JOY AT SUMMER CAMPS: U.S.-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) aims to help 50,000 boys and girls in the former Soviet Union have a life-changing summer camp experience this year, including children suffering because of the war in Ukraine. Last year, more than 3,300 children responded to the Gospel. People can support the church-run camps by donating on the SGA website.

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission to the former Soviet Union aims to help give 50,000 disadvantaged boys and girls a “life-changing” summer camp experience this year, including children suffering because of the war in Ukraine. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) partners with thousands of local churches across the vast region to provide… Continue reading Ukraine War Kids, ‘Forgotten Children’ to Taste Joy at Summer Camps

CfaN Makes a Massive Impact at Once-In-A-Generation Event

KANSAS CITY, MO — On Saturday, May 14th, Christ for All Nations (CfaN), Lead Evangelist and President Daniel Kolenda, preached to a crowd of thousands at The Send, Kansas City. The day-long event brought tens of thousands of primarily young people together at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Evangelist Daniel Kolenda is one of… Continue reading CfaN Makes a Massive Impact at Once-In-A-Generation Event

FEBC Ukraine Videographer Continues Serving Despite Attacks

MYKOLAIV, UKRAINE — Despite attacks on his city in Southern Ukraine, FEBC Film Director Dima continues serving in ministry alongside his pregnant wife. FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster Igor brings this update from the city of Mykolaiv alongside Dima. Igor – FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster: Hello, everyone. My name is Igor, this is Dima, we both from FEBC… Continue reading FEBC Ukraine Videographer Continues Serving Despite Attacks

Jumagul’s Story: Overcoming Persecution in Central Asia

CENTRAL ASIA — Jumagul’s* story is one of amazing redemption: after becoming a Christian, she was beaten and abused by her husband. But God heard Jumagul’s prayers and transformed her husband – and her marriage. After her husband’s death, Jumagul continues to follow Jesus – despite persecution from her local community. Jumagul* lives in a… Continue reading Jumagul’s Story: Overcoming Persecution in Central Asia

U.S. Christians Help Power ‘Church Aid Machine’ in Ukraine, Poland

UKRAINE: AMERICANS HELP POWER CHURCH 'AID MACHINE:' American Christians are helping thousands of people experiencing the horror of war in Ukraine through a one-of-a-kind, church-powered aid machine. Food and other supplies are sorted and shipped on pallets by church volunteers in neighboring Poland, and then delivered by local church workers in Ukraine, part of a network of evangelical churches supported by U.S. mission agency Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

LOVES PARK, IL — American Christians are helping thousands of people experiencing the horror of war in Ukraine through a local church-powered humanitarian aid machine. The grassroots relief network delivers food, hygiene items and other supplies to desperate families that other aid agencies can’t reach in war-torn regions and remote villages across Ukraine. In less… Continue reading U.S. Christians Help Power ‘Church Aid Machine’ in Ukraine, Poland

Religious Freedom Eroding Fast, Warns U.S. Group

SITUATION CRITICAL: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM UNDER SIEGE: Media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org) warns religious freedom is under increasing attack. Globally, an estimated 80% of people of all faiths face restrictions on freely expressing their religious beliefs, the organization says.

EASTON, MD — A U.S. media ministry warns religious freedom is under increasing pressure — fast reaching a tipping point it describes as “situation critical.” Globally, an estimated 80% of people of all faiths face restrictions on freely expressing their religious beliefs, says SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org), a Christian media broadcaster in the Middle East and… Continue reading Religious Freedom Eroding Fast, Warns U.S. Group

“No Regrets” Men’s Weekend – 12 Rounds in Romania

OCNA-MUREȘ, ROMANIA — The Carpenter’s House from Ocna-Mureș, Romania, has been organizing for several years meetings for men out of a desire to encourage them to live a life according to a model the Scripture gives us. This three day event takes place at the end of the week and it encompasses messages from the… Continue reading “No Regrets” Men’s Weekend – 12 Rounds in Romania

The Fellowship’s Donors Have Helped Over 80,000 Ukrainians

JERUSALEM — In the past 6 months, supporters of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) have assisted 80,000 displaced Ukrainians and refugees, helped over 3,500 find shelter in Israel, and delivered more than 100 tons of food and essentials to distressed Ukrainian families. Even before the war began, The Fellowship laid the… Continue reading The Fellowship’s Donors Have Helped Over 80,000 Ukrainians

Bike Ride from Washington State to Florida Keys Raises Awareness of Sex Trafficking

VANCOUVER, WA — Silent Bridge, a Washington-based nonprofit that fights sex trafficking, has a supporter biking from Blaine, Washington on the Canadian border to the Florida Keys. The #Bike4SilentBridge ride is self-funded with a goal of spreading awareness of sex trafficking and to raise at least $50,000 for Silent Bridge. James has currently biked more… Continue reading Bike Ride from Washington State to Florida Keys Raises Awareness of Sex Trafficking

Clean Water for Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) teams are setting up reverse osmosis machines in key locations through Ukraine to provide clean drinking water for tens of thousands of people every day. Anatolii Nosach – Samaritan’s Purse: WASH team in Ukraine is one of the projects of Samaritan Purse responding to this war… Continue reading Clean Water for Ukraine

Celebrating the Beginning of Summer at the Strawberry Fest

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) was founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, had the joy of being at the Stoney Creek Strawberry Fest, to bless children in the community with special balloons and free games, receive… Continue reading Celebrating the Beginning of Summer at the Strawberry Fest

Iraqi Christian Mother Separated from Family

QARAQOSH, IRAQ — When Islamic State captured the Christian-majority city of Qaraqosh, Iraq, Sana and her family were trapped in their home for almost three weeks. When they were discovered, Sana and her daughter were separated from Sana’s husband and two sons. Sana never saw them again. But Sana has not given up on God.… Continue reading Iraqi Christian Mother Separated from Family

Global Mercy Hosts First Medical Capacity Building Sessions in Senegal

DAKAR, SENEGAL — In partnership with African healthcare systems and leaders, Mercy Ships is able to train and mentor local medical professionals, improving surgical care in the long term. The surgeries performed on board Mercy Ships’ floating hospitals are life-changing for patients and their communities – but when it comes to strengthening healthcare systems, Medical… Continue reading Global Mercy Hosts First Medical Capacity Building Sessions in Senegal

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