Panama Church Organizes Christian Champions League Soccer Tournament

PANAMA — The Hosanna church in Panama City organized a soccer tournament where 24 teams representing different neighborhoods and churches participated. The so-called “Christian Champions League” served as an opportunity to lead young people away from negative temptations and to evangelize soccer players who did not know the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 teams from different… Continue reading Panama Church Organizes Christian Champions League Soccer Tournament

Providing Compassionate Care in Ukraine

CENTRAL UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is in Ukraine providing medical and trauma care for internally displaced people and for those living in conflict-affected areas. Anastasia and Vadym Ermishyn – Ukrainian Internally Displaced Persons: When the war started, we were awakened at 4:30 a.m. by the sound of explosions and air raid sirens. Tavel Litvin –… Continue reading Providing Compassionate Care in Ukraine

Class Action Against GFA World Canada Dismissed by Ontario Judge

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — GFA World Canada has received a favourable ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, dismissing the plaintiff’s motion to certify a class action lawsuit against Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Canada and a number of its current and former officers and directors. The Ontario court denied the plaintiff’s motion to… Continue reading Class Action Against GFA World Canada Dismissed by Ontario Judge

Ukrainian Pastor Explains Why He is Defending His Country

KYIV, UKRAINE — Pastor Alec says he wants to bring Jesus to the people, which is why he has chosen to serve as a soldier to defend his country of Ukraine. FEBC Ukraine’s Senior Broadcaster Sergey Nakul found out more about what motivates Pastor Alec to risk his life to fight for his people. Pastor… Continue reading Ukrainian Pastor Explains Why He is Defending His Country

Case For Heaven Movie Gives Evidence for the Afterlife

NASHVILLE, TN — In THE CASE FOR HEAVEN, best-selling author and investigative journalist Lee Strobel explores the evidence for the afterlife in order to address man’s biggest fear: death. Inspired by his own brush with death, Strobel searches for answers to the most profound questions we all have, about heaven, hell, and Near-Death Experiences. Featuring… Continue reading Case For Heaven Movie Gives Evidence for the Afterlife

The International Religious Freedom Summit Returns to DC June 28-30

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WASHINGTON — On June 28-30 religious freedom leaders, advocates and activists from around the world, spanning a wide range of faith traditions and political affiliations, will gather in Washington, D.C., for the second annual International Religious Freedom Summit. The Summit will highlight increasing threats to freedom of religion, conscience and belief, and it will once… Continue reading The International Religious Freedom Summit Returns to DC June 28-30

Visit to Sudan Highlights Importance of Strengthening Solidarity with Churches

GENEVE — To begin to close this attention gap, a delegation comprised of representatives from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and its ecumenical partners undertook an ecumenical solidarity visit to accompany the churches and people of Sudan in the midst of significant changes and challenges in the country. Together with the All Africa Conference… Continue reading Visit to Sudan Highlights Importance of Strengthening Solidarity with Churches

Delivering Backpacks to Children in Ukraine

NORTH WILKESBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is sending thousands of children’s backpacks to Ukraine, each filled with a soft bear, hat, sketch pad, ball, and child-friendly Gospel materials, to let them know that God loves them and hasn’t forgotten them. Karl Phelps – Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is packing backpacks for the children of Ukraine.… Continue reading Delivering Backpacks to Children in Ukraine

Romanian Couple’s Vacation Turns into Mission Trip for Ukrainian Refugees

ROMANIA — She is from Cluj-Napoca, Romania and now lives in Ireland. A few weeks ago, Ester Studnicka came to Romania together with her husband for a short vacation. Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine started and the little vacation transformed into a volunteer work at Kairos Agency in Suceava. Their calling and mission is in… Continue reading Romanian Couple’s Vacation Turns into Mission Trip for Ukrainian Refugees

How a Smuggled Bible Changed Dhea’s Life

SOUTHEAST ASIA — Dhea in South East Asia didn’t want the Bible that a missionary gave her. She tried to destroy it. But something stopped her – and when she started reading it, she chose to follow Jesus. As a Christian and as a woman, she has faced extreme persecution – but remains hopeful and… Continue reading How a Smuggled Bible Changed Dhea’s Life

North African Convert Endures Persecution

NORTH AFRICA — Latifa’s* family threw her out of the house and even threatened to kill her after she became a Christian. Thankfully, she married a Christian man and Open Doors partners have found a place for them to live away from the persecution. But Latifa is still suffering from the rejection she experienced. Latifa*… Continue reading North African Convert Endures Persecution

Lorena’s Loss – Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE — Since 2017, the Islamist insurgency in Mozambique is thought to have claimed at least 2,500 lives. *Lorena’s* husband was one of its many victims; Lorena has also been displaced by the violence. Thanks to help from Christian charity Open Doors, Lorena has received emergency food aid and spiritual support to help her stand… Continue reading Lorena’s Loss – Mozambique

Mercy Ships Provides Vital Dental Training in Guinea

GUINEA, WEST AFRICA — “Every once in a while, my grandpa — a schoolteacher — would get pliers and yank out someone’s aching tooth,” shared Dr. David Ugai, recounting his grandparents’ experience as missionaries in present-day Zimbabwe. “The funny thing is, my grandma never got gifts for being a nurse, but people would bring my… Continue reading Mercy Ships Provides Vital Dental Training in Guinea

Franklin Graham Meets with Samaritan’s Purse Teams in Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team members are helping the hurting in Ukraine in Jesus’ Name. Their President and CEO Franklin Graham recently traveled there to see their medical work and encourage those on the ground. Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Franklin Graham in Ukraine, where Samaritan’s… Continue reading Franklin Graham Meets with Samaritan’s Purse Teams in Ukraine

Isolated Christians in Middle East Turn to New Streaming Service

STREAMS IN THE DESERT: Isolated Christians in the Middle East are using their smartphones to connect with other believers on the region's first-ever faith-based streaming service. SAT-7 PLUS (www.sat7usa.org) -- a Netflix-type service that provides faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish -- is a spiritual lifeline for "secret" Christians living in fear of persecution and even death

EASTON, MD — Isolated Christians in the Middle East, including many struggling to survive, are using their smartphones to connect with other believers on the region’s first-ever faith-based video-on-demand service. Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS — a Netflix-type service of faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and… Continue reading Isolated Christians in Middle East Turn to New Streaming Service

U.S. Ministry Readies for ‘Marathon’ of Aid to Ukrainians

This Slavic Gospel Association-supported church in Rivne, Ukraine, has welcomed scores of refugees from war. SGA leaders find migrants often need crisis counseling as well as food and fuel. One family reached the Rivne church after surviving 19 days in a cellar stuffed with 90 people, who had to melt snow and drain radiators for drinking water.

LOVES PARK, IL — Ukrainian refugees lodging at evangelical churches across Eastern Europe are reporting atrocities scarring psyches, crucial needs for water and food, and desperate attempts to escape the war zone by car and foot. Julia reached a seminary that Slavic Gospel Association aids in Warsaw, Poland, only after a harrowing escape from the… Continue reading U.S. Ministry Readies for ‘Marathon’ of Aid to Ukrainians

YWAM Ship Set to Bring Vital Medical Care to Madagascar

NORTH WALES, UK — YWAM Ships Switzerland recently purchased a former Naval vessel in Scotland, which is currently being converted into a medical ship that will provide vital dental care to some of the most unreached communities in Madagascar. Youth With A Mission Switzerland is set to launch its latest outreach vessel to Madagascar where… Continue reading YWAM Ship Set to Bring Vital Medical Care to Madagascar

Joni’s House is a Lifeline for Mother with Two Disabled Sons

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR — Esmerelda’s pregnancy was typical and uneventful, but while carrying her son, she was a victim of domestic violence. Esmerelda worried that the abuse she suffered at her husband’s hand would cause their new baby to be born with a disability. At five months, Kevin was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. When… Continue reading Joni’s House is a Lifeline for Mother with Two Disabled Sons

Bringing Relief to Fleeing Ukrainians

MOLDOVA — In addition to their multiple medical treatment locations in various locations around Ukraine, Samaritan’s Purse is working through church partners and partner organizations to help bring supply and relief to fleeing Ukrainians with needed items for wherever their journey takes them. They are providing supplies for distribution in both Ukraine and Moldova. So… Continue reading Bringing Relief to Fleeing Ukrainians

Senagelese Girl’s Legs and Life Are Restored

SENEGAL — When Aicha first started walking, her grandmother noticed that the little girl’s legs were bowing. As she grew up, she loved being with other children — even though she couldn’t keep up. But a free surgery on board a Mercy Ship in Senegal changed her trajectory. “She can now do almost everything with… Continue reading Senagelese Girl’s Legs and Life Are Restored

Churches Help Refugees at Romanian Border

SIGHETUL MARMATIEI, ROMANIA — Every day, hundreds of refugees are entering the Romania border through Sighetul Marmatiei Custom. Some of them are only transiting the country, other families choose to stay in Baia-Mare. Dinu Onea, Pastor, the Church of Faith Logos Baia Mare, Romania: Here in Baia Mare I can say that there is a… Continue reading Churches Help Refugees at Romanian Border

Romanian Mission Agency Provides Safe Place for Ukrainian Refugees

ROMANIA — The conflict in Ukraine changed the lives of it’s citizens, but also of it’s neighbors. In Romania, the citizens from the north of the country can feel the results of the war as thousands of refugees crossed over the borderlines to try to find a safe place. From the very beginning, the churches… Continue reading Romanian Mission Agency Provides Safe Place for Ukrainian Refugees

Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation Continues Services Despite War

KYIV, UKRAINE — When Rabbi Boris Grisenko took the bold step to continue their services at Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation, despite the war due to the Russian invasion, he had no idea of the global impact it would have. Since the conflict began more than a million people have joined their Shabbat services online. Despite… Continue reading Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation Continues Services Despite War

Gulshan: Secret Christian From Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN — It’s now more than six months since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. While tens of thousands have fled Afghanistan since the Taliban took control of the country in August 2021, those who remain continue to watch, wait and suffer. The United Nations recently released a report which stated that 400 civilians have… Continue reading Gulshan: Secret Christian From Afghanistan

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Chaplains to Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — A team of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) have already seen 31 people accept Christ in Lviv, Ukraine, as they offer hope and provide comfort and compassion to families who have been forced to flee their homes. The team of crisis-trained chaplains are serving alongside medical personnel with Samaritan’s Purse, a… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Chaplains to Ukraine

Ghada Teaches Girls’ School in Palestinian Territories About Jesus

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES — Ghada is a teacher at a girls’ school near Bethlehem in the Palestinian Territories. Christians make up less than one per cent of the population, but Ghada is passionate that believers should stay in the land where Jesus walked. She wants to encourage girls to trust in Jesus so that they can… Continue reading Ghada Teaches Girls’ School in Palestinian Territories About Jesus

UK Sponsor Drives 24 Hours to Meet Ukrainian Refugee Family

UKRAINE — Ken Gratton a Mercy Projects volunteer from the UK has been driving through some of the most dangerous parts of Ukraine to transport aid and get refugee mothers, children, and family to safety. But he was determined to meet one particular family who he has been sponsoring through the Christian charity Mercy Projects.… Continue reading UK Sponsor Drives 24 Hours to Meet Ukrainian Refugee Family

Nigerian Mother Gives Trauma Counseling to Forgive Attackers

GUYAKU, NORTHERN NIGERIA — Support from Christian charity Open Doors is helping believers like Charity from Nigeria. She was able to receive trauma healing after her village, Guyaku in northern Nigeria, was attacked by Islamic militants Boko Haram. And now, she herself is shining a light for others who have suffered trauma by offering them… Continue reading Nigerian Mother Gives Trauma Counseling to Forgive Attackers

GFA World Serves Stoney Creek Community by Cleaning up Garbage

Nine staff members from GFA World clean up bottles, plastic bags, and other litter from a ditch by a school and shopping centre.

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) seeks to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, which this spring also included helping their community by cleaning up a nearby area. Tens of thousands of people live in slums, with few opportunities for education or employment. These slums are dirty, cramped, and littered with… Continue reading GFA World Serves Stoney Creek Community by Cleaning up Garbage

Ukrainian Grandmother Reunited with Daughter After Fleeing Kyiv

KYIV, UKRAINE — Eastern European Mission has overcome major obstacles to be able to prepare a major distribution of Bibles to thousands of displaced Ukrainian refugees who were forced to flee their homes. Following the Russian invasion EEM was forced to evacuate their Bible warehouse in Kyiv. But when one of their long-time partners returned… Continue reading Ukrainian Grandmother Reunited with Daughter After Fleeing Kyiv

Standing with Ukrainian Churches in Ministry to Refugees

UKRAINE — Slavic Gospel Association is continuing to help resource churches across Ukraine as they provide vital aid and transportation to rescue countless families trapped in the conflict there. SGA’s President Michael Johnson explains how they’re standing with the Baptist Union of Churches of Ukraine. As the conflict continues to devastate countless lives across Ukraine,… Continue reading Standing with Ukrainian Churches in Ministry to Refugees

Western Ukraine Church Packed with Worshiping Refugees

MUKACHEVE, UKRAINE — As Ukrainian refugees continue to head West of the country to places of safety, Living Waters Church in the small town of Mukacheve has become a place of refuge for many people coming to worship Jesus. Pastor Joel Brown shares the many opportunities God is giving His fellowship to serve thousands of… Continue reading Western Ukraine Church Packed with Worshiping Refugees

National Workers are ‘Unstoppable Compassion Force’ Says GFA World Report

UNSTOPPABLE COMPASSION FORCE: National missionaries -- those serving in their own countries and cultures -- are the "new pioneers" of the 21st century, and they're proving to be an "unstoppable compassion force," says a new report (www.gfa.org/press/workers) by global mission organization GFA World (www.gfa.org).

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, reveals in a new report: National missionaries — those working in their own countries — are the “new pioneers” of the 21st century, and they’re proving to be an “unstoppable compassion… Continue reading National Workers are ‘Unstoppable Compassion Force’ Says GFA World Report

CEF Caring for Ukrainian Children in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

WARRENTON, MO — CEF has 69 national workers in Ukraine who were ministering to children on a daily basis, reaching 133,000 children in 2021. Only 12 workers have fled the country thus far. Of the remaining, half are sheltering in place and the other half have moved to western Ukraine. One reported that in the… Continue reading CEF Caring for Ukrainian Children in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

NRB Day Three Confronts Antisemitism, Censorship and Cancel Culture

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NASHVILLE — The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) wrapped up a third day packed with workshops, forums and special sessions designed to equip Christian broadcasters to reach their audiences effectively in a time of information overload. Several of the day’s discussions focused on three growing threats in American media: censorship, cancel culture and antisemitism. Tony Perkins, president… Continue reading NRB Day Three Confronts Antisemitism, Censorship and Cancel Culture

SAT-7 Sees Young Lives Transformed in the Middle East

NASHVILLE, TN — Since SAT-7 launched the first ever Arabic on demand Christian video platform, they’ve seen countless young lives transformed in some of the most restricted parts of the Middle East including Afghanistan and Iran. Their Arabic Channels Digital Director Shady Francis brings this update. A Christian broadcast ministry, SAT 7, is having an… Continue reading SAT-7 Sees Young Lives Transformed in the Middle East

Special Needs Center Continues in Ukraine Despite Military Attacks

KONOTOP, UKRAINE — The town of Konotop in the North East Sumy region of Ukraine close to the Russian border has been badly hit by attacks. However a special needs children’s center there supported by Christian charity Mercy Projects is continuing their daily lessons for the many children who have found this place to be… Continue reading Special Needs Center Continues in Ukraine Despite Military Attacks

FEBC Ukraine Continues Gospel Broadcasts Despite Conflict

KYIV, UKRAINE — Even though two of FEBC Ukraine’s studios have been damaged by the attacks from the Russian invasion their presenters are finding all means possible to stay on air and broadcast a gospel message of hope across the country. Their senior broadcaster Pastor Sergey Nakul says they are seeing unprecedented opportunities to share… Continue reading FEBC Ukraine Continues Gospel Broadcasts Despite Conflict

Medical Clinic Provides Vital Support in Western Ukraine

CHERNIVTSI, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is operating an Emergency Outpatient Clinic in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, to provide medical care for the increasing volume of internally displaced people who are fleeing the violent conflict in their country. Luke Bray, MD – Samaritan’s Purse: With this being my first deployment, I didn’t know what to expect. So you’ve… Continue reading Medical Clinic Provides Vital Support in Western Ukraine

GFA World Canada Celebrates Their 37th Anniversary

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO – GFA World was founded in the US by Dr. K.P. Yohannan in 1979 as a worldwide mission movement dedicated to raising awareness and support for national missionaries serving the needy in Asia and now in Africa. In a recent interview, Dr. K.P. Yohannan said “Our calling as a ministry has always been… Continue reading GFA World Canada Celebrates Their 37th Anniversary

“Prayer House” from Targu Mures, Romania

TÂRGU MUREȘ, ROMANIA— The “Prayer House” from Târgu Mureș, Romania is a place where believers from different denominations gather to pray and to worship God under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The leader of the project, Cotiso Mărgulescu, will tell us more about this initiative. In different places of the world, along the years,… Continue reading “Prayer House” from Targu Mures, Romania

Helping the Refugees at the Borderline of Siret, Romania

SUCEAVA, ROMANIA— Most of the Ukrainian refugees are entering Romania through Siret Custom from Suceava County. The last days were critical for everybody because of the low temperatures in the zone. Nelu Prodan – Director Natanel Center Suceava: The last three weeks were critical, as you know, there were many refugees waves in many points… Continue reading Helping the Refugees at the Borderline of Siret, Romania

Christian Aid Mission Helps Desperate Single Mother in North Africa

AFRICA — A single mother of three in dire need, Shahd* was desperate when she called the national missionary supported by Christian Aid Mission. The missionary responded with compassionate aid and support, providing Shahd with the means to establish her own business and empowering her to provide for her family. According to the mission organization,… Continue reading Christian Aid Mission Helps Desperate Single Mother in North Africa

Providing Shelter for Ukrainian Refugees

UKRAINE — Vitaliy Smolin, director of Open Door Foundation, is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse in Ukraine to provide shelter for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the fighting. Vitaliy Smolin – Director, Open Door Foundation: My heart for Ukraine is to help the orphans, to help the children, because that’s what God’s heart is. As soon as the… Continue reading Providing Shelter for Ukrainian Refugees

Medical Interventions in Ukraine

RZESZOW, POLAND — Medical equipment and supplies for a Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, were airlifted via three flights (two aboard our DC-8 cargo jet) from North Carolina to Poland on March 4, 8, and 10. All materials have been unloaded, and most have been transported to Ukraine. The field hospital is… Continue reading Medical Interventions in Ukraine

She Screamed, ‘Where’s My Child!? Where’s My Daughter!?’

BAKERSFIELD, CA — Dave Donaldson, CityServe International co-founder and chairman, submits the following and is available for comment: Standing outside the train station right at the border of Poland and Ukraine, our leadership team decided to gather for prayer. As we united to pray, I heard a panic scream, so loud, that it emanated through… Continue reading She Screamed, ‘Where’s My Child!? Where’s My Daughter!?’

Mabouba’s Story: Five Years After Massive Facial Tumor Life-Saving Surgery in Togo

BENIN, TOGO —When Mabouba came onboard the Africa Mercy medical ship in Benin in Togo for an intensive facial tumor operation, she had lost a lot of weight—and a lot of blood. Volunteer crew members donated to the onboard blood bank to give Mabouba strength for her surgery. “I was really happy and grateful for… Continue reading Mabouba’s Story: Five Years After Massive Facial Tumor Life-Saving Surgery in Togo

60 Impoverished Widows in Guatemala Receive Homes

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PUEBLO, CO — International ministry World Challenge recently helped build houses for 60 impoverished widows in Guatemala, reported Christian Post.[1] As part of World Challenge’s widow ministry program, which seeks to fulfill the biblical directive to care for widows, local partners meet practical, daily needs of widows, such as food, medicine and shelter. Partners also… Continue reading 60 Impoverished Widows in Guatemala Receive Homes

Mercy Projects Founder Rescues Family from Ukraine Conflict

KYIV, UKRAINE — For more than 25 years Christian charity Mercy Projects has been providing vital sponsorship to families across Ukraine. However when Russian forces invaded the country the ministry’s Ukrainian team members were forced to take shelter with their families. However the charity’s founder Jeff Thompson travelled from his home in California, USA to… Continue reading Mercy Projects Founder Rescues Family from Ukraine Conflict

Churches Respond to Growing Humanitarian Needs in Ukraine and Bordering Countries

23-year-old mother Paulina closes her eyes for a moment as she and her children spend time in their new temporary home in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, 9 March 2022. With the recent influx of refugees arriving in Hungary following the Russian invasion of neighbouring Ukraine, the Evangelical Lutheran congregation in Nyíregyháza Kertváros is working hard to accommodate and support people arriving in the city. 23-year-old mother Paulina alongside her husband, a new-born baby and two daughters are staying in a house offered as accommodation for incoming refugees by congregants from Nyíregyháza Kertváros. Being 8-months pregnant when starting the journey from Ukraine to neighboring Hungary, Paulina gave birth to her third child the same day she and her family crossed the border. Having started going into labour while still being on the way, Paulina was rushed from the border crossing to a nearby hospital in Fehérgyarmat in order to give birth. Hospital staff reportedly said it was a miracle the child and mother are both healthy and well. Photo: Albin Hillert/LWF

GENEVE — The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate reports that it is helping all those in need—the military, hospitals, and refugees all over Ukraine. Monasteries are providing all possible humanitarian aid to refugees, internally displaced persons and all those affected by the war. Refugee reception points have also been organized at churches through… Continue reading Churches Respond to Growing Humanitarian Needs in Ukraine and Bordering Countries

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