God Transforms the Lives of Romanian Gypsies

NEAMT – ROMANIA, According to the last census, carried in 2011, 6,700 persons living in Neamt district in Romania identified themselves as Gypsy. In spite of that, the data collected by the District Bureau for Gypsy Population shows this minority comprises 17,000 persons. The issues present in Neamt district are the same problems found in… Continue reading God Transforms the Lives of Romanian Gypsies

Debunking the 3 Most Common Myths About Leprosy – Danny Yohannan | Charisma News

What a relief that leprosy—the most dreaded disease of Bible times—is a thing of the past, right? Perhaps it’s surprising to you to learn that’s actually not the case. Leprosy—also known as Hansen’s disease—is very much alive and active today. In America, there are 150-250 new cases of leprosy every year, mostly in southern states.… Continue reading Debunking the 3 Most Common Myths About Leprosy – Danny Yohannan | Charisma News

New Year Resolutions That Matter: 4 Ways You Can Change the World — Noel Yeatts | Fox News

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, is an active advocate for social justice and humanitarian needs around the world, discusses four unconventional resolutions to help change the world this New Year of 2020. In 2020, many of us will resolve to live better lives — eat healthier, make more money, get organized and kick bad… Continue reading New Year Resolutions That Matter: 4 Ways You Can Change the World — Noel Yeatts | Fox News

Good News Stories You May Have Missed Last Year – Vernon Brewer Opinion | Fox News

Vernon Brewer, CEO and founder of World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization, discusses the good news stories that took place in 2019. There’s a trite yet true saying about the world’s fascination with negative news stories and headlines: “Good news doesn’t sell.” This saying proved painfully true in 2019 — from conflicts abroad to natural… Continue reading Good News Stories You May Have Missed Last Year – Vernon Brewer Opinion | Fox News

Bringing Good News and Gifts of Joy to Cambodian Children

Samaritan’s Purse teams have been delivering more than one million gifts filled shoe boxes to children in need in Cambodia, while sharing the true meaning of Christmas. Franklin Graham, CEO and President of Samaritan’s Purse recently joined a team in the country’s capital Phnom Penh to share the good news and these gifts of joy.… Continue reading Bringing Good News and Gifts of Joy to Cambodian Children

Back2Back Ministries: Care for Today. Hope for Tomorrow

CINCINNATI, OH – Todd and Beth Guckenberger spent the first 15 years after their graduation from college in 1997 living in Monterrey, Mexico, hosting short-term missions teams. Their mission as Back2Back Ministries was to help provide resources for children in institutional orphanages in the Monterrey area. Back2Back is dedicated to coming alongside orphaned children in… Continue reading Back2Back Ministries: Care for Today. Hope for Tomorrow

Alex’s Rwandan Journey of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

RWANDA – In 1994 during the Rwandan genocide Alex Nsengimana fled for his life and despite surviving, many of his family members were killed. But thanks to the unconditional love he received as an orphan from a number of Christian ministries Alex was able to forgive the man who killed his uncle. Today Alex’s passion… Continue reading Alex’s Rwandan Journey of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

LA Dream Center Welcomes 6,000 Guests to Their ‘Christmas Dreamland’, Giving Away Thousands of Gifts, Bicycles and a Brand New Car

LOS ANGELES — This past weekend, the Los Angeles Dream Center parking lot transformed into a winter wonderland complete with all the festive trimmings and filled with over 8,000 gifts, a skating rink, snow, Santa Claus, an appearance from Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, inflatables, cookies, hot cocoa and more. The Dream Center was pleased to be able to… Continue reading LA Dream Center Welcomes 6,000 Guests to Their ‘Christmas Dreamland’, Giving Away Thousands of Gifts, Bicycles and a Brand New Car

Operation Christmas Child Brings Joy to Children in Cambodia

CAMBODIA – Samaritan’s Purse CEO and President Franklin Graham joined local church leaders in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with boys and girls while delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to them at a recent Operation Christmas Child outreach event in Cambodia’s capital. Eight-year-old Votey received a shoebox, making her one of more than 1 million children… Continue reading Operation Christmas Child Brings Joy to Children in Cambodia

Intensely Focused — Back to God Ministries

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – During the first two decades of the 21st Century, the lines between humanitarianism and evangelism have become blurred. Much of this can be attributed to the growing inclination toward political correctness, the revelation of the billions of people living in extreme poverty in developing (and industrialized) countries, and the increasing fascination… Continue reading Intensely Focused — Back to God Ministries

Crazy Until It’s Not. The Story of New Story

100119-N-6266K-020 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Hundreds of displaced Haitians live in make-shift homes outside Gheskio Field Hospital, located on Quisqueya University grounds, where International Medical Surgery Response Team (IMSuRT) technicians are providing emergency medical attention to Haitians following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. The IMSuRT team is a national organization combining medical professionals from Boston and Seattle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Lee Kelsey/Released)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Two young men, life-long friends from Cape Coral Christian School in southwest Florida, took a trip to Haiti with Mission of Hope in 2013. The squalor they witnessed in sprawling tent cities far exceeded their worst expectations. Brett Hagler described it as “crazy.” He and Mike Arietta knew something had to… Continue reading Crazy Until It’s Not. The Story of New Story

LA Dream Center Encourages Monthly Pledges for Their Residential Programs

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dream Center was excited to offer a way to participate in the nationwide effort of giving back this Giving Tuesday. This year, they’re looking for additional monthly donors to help support their residential programs benefiting homeless families, veterans and those recovering from addiction. With a monthly commitment of $10,… Continue reading LA Dream Center Encourages Monthly Pledges for Their Residential Programs

The Hands & Feet Project Began in the Back of a Tour Bus

FRANKLIN, TN – This year, the Hands & Feet Project celebrated its 15th anniversary. The project was born in a most unusual place – the back of a tour bus. Mark Stuart and Max McGinnis, co-founders of the Christian rock group, Audio Adrenaline, had been discussing what the group could do to become the hands… Continue reading The Hands & Feet Project Began in the Back of a Tour Bus

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart: Celebrating American Thanksgiving

AMERICA — This November 28th, families will gather together across the entire United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. After consuming a feast of turkey and dressing and an array of dishes fit for a king, fathers and sons will cheer on their favorite NFL teams while grandfathers, intending to watch, fall asleep in an overstuffed recliner.… Continue reading Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart: Celebrating American Thanksgiving

Worshipping Safely: UN, Faith Communities Unite to Prevent Violence

NEW YORK — In an era in which places of worship have become, too often, targets for violence, United Nations officials and religious leaders gathered in New York City on to talk over plans for preventing attacks against people of faith.The event, titled “Uniting to Prevent Violence in Places of Worship,” was held at the… Continue reading Worshipping Safely: UN, Faith Communities Unite to Prevent Violence

In Response to New Crisis World Help Provides Aid for Syrian Refugees

FOREST, VA — World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian aid organization, is responding to the crisis in northeast Syria following the recent Turkish offensive into the country. World Help is providing emergency supplies like clean water, food, blankets and hygiene kits to refugee camps where many are fleeing. Through World Help’s partners and programs, every… Continue reading In Response to New Crisis World Help Provides Aid for Syrian Refugees

10 Things You Did Not Know About Pollution in South Asia

SOUTH ASIA – Pollution is dangerous for everyone living on planet Earth. The editors of the Lancet Medical Journal estimate that pollution causes the premature death of 9 million people every year. That’s three times the number who die from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. It is also 15 times the number who die from… Continue reading 10 Things You Did Not Know About Pollution in South Asia

At 25th Year Celebration, LA Dream Center Raises $2 Million for Residential Programs

Donations will be used to fund residential expenses for hundreds of prisoners, human trafficking victims, veterans, and homeless families in 2020. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dream Center celebrated another year of miracles this past weekend during their annual Night of Dreams on Saturday, September 28. This year’s event included many moments of reflection… Continue reading At 25th Year Celebration, LA Dream Center Raises $2 Million for Residential Programs

Refugee Camp in Syria Becoming Safe Haven for ISIS

AL-HOL, SYRIA – The refugee camp at al-Hol is currently home to 70,000 refugees from the Syrian Civil War. Contained in close quarters in a space initially occupied by 9,000 persons, the population now includes about 11,000 widows, wives, and children of ISIS fighters. Local and international authorities believe that ISIS is attempting to muster… Continue reading Refugee Camp in Syria Becoming Safe Haven for ISIS

Christian Care Ministry Announces Second Annual National Day of Sharing Oct. 5, 2019

MELBOURNE, FL — Christian Care Ministry (CCM), which offers the popular Medi-Share healthcare sharing ministry, is inviting the entire community to its second annual “Day of Sharing,” a nationwide initiative to motivate and mobilize people to share their time, talent and treasure to serve others Oct. 5. The theme of this year’s event is, “Find… Continue reading Christian Care Ministry Announces Second Annual National Day of Sharing Oct. 5, 2019

What Shocked Me Most Visiting the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian – Noel Yeatts Opinion | NewsMax

Noel Yeatts, author, speaker, and the President of World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian organization, discusses the devastation Hurricane Dorian left behind in the Bahamas, the great humanitarian need, and the resilience of the people despite the crisis they have been put through. This past week I was on the ground in the Bahamas helping… Continue reading What Shocked Me Most Visiting the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian – Noel Yeatts Opinion | NewsMax

No More Room at the Inn: Lebanon’s Lesson about Refugees

BEIRUT – Lebanon has declared a national “state of economic emergency.” President Michel Aoun told the Lebanese people, “We have to unite our efforts to come out with solutions to the economic crisis that is strangling the dreams and hopes of our people.” One of the leading factors that have driven Lebanon to the edge… Continue reading No More Room at the Inn: Lebanon’s Lesson about Refugees

The Los Angeles Dream Center Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives

LOS ANGELES — This month, the Los Angeles Dream Center is celebrating a significant milestone. Founder Matthew Barnett, his wife Caroline and their entire team of staff and volunteers are commemorating 25 years of service to the people of Los Angeles. The 25th anniversary celebration beginning on Thursday, September 26 will include many events, but… Continue reading The Los Angeles Dream Center Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives

Relief Flown to Island Residents Cut off by Hurricane Dorian

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse has established a base of operations in Marsh Harbour—working to bring emergency shelter material, clean water, and critical supplies to families who lost everything. Marsh Harbour, a small town of fewer than 10,000 people in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas, hit international news as Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall there… Continue reading Relief Flown to Island Residents Cut off by Hurricane Dorian

Wendy Palau to Join Long-Time Ministry Partner to Share Message of Hope with Hundreds at IDP Camp in Nigeria

PORTLAND, OR — At the invitation of faith leaders in Nigeria, as well as long-time ministry partner Firm Foundations in Christ Ministries (FFICM), Wendy Palau – wife of international evangelist Andrew Palau and daughter-in-law to Luis Palau – will share hope and encouragement with hundreds of displaced people in an IDP camp just outside Jos,… Continue reading Wendy Palau to Join Long-Time Ministry Partner to Share Message of Hope with Hundreds at IDP Camp in Nigeria

30 Tons of Emergency Relief from Samaritan’s Purse Arrives in the Bahamas

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse made its first airlift of the Emergency Field Hospital to the Bahamas on September 5, at the request of the World Health Organization and the government of the Bahamas. Multiple flights will follow. A team of 16 staff members, including doctors and nurses, was on the flight to help set up… Continue reading 30 Tons of Emergency Relief from Samaritan’s Purse Arrives in the Bahamas

Samaritan’s Purse Airlift Arrives With Relief in Bahamas

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse is airlifting the Emergency Field Hospital to the Bahamas today, September 5, 2019, at the request of the World Health Organization and the government of the Bahamas. A team of 16 staff members, including doctors and nurses, will be on the flight to help set up the mobile hospital. The 40-bed… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Airlift Arrives With Relief in Bahamas

World Help Activates Crisis Response Program to Provide Aid to Victims of Hurricane Dorian

FOREST, VA — World Help, an international Christian humanitarian aid organization, has activated its crisis response program to provide aid to victims of Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas this Labor Day weekend as a devastating Category 5 storm. The destruction was unprecedented, and the flooding some of the worst the island nation… Continue reading World Help Activates Crisis Response Program to Provide Aid to Victims of Hurricane Dorian

Ending Homelessness Isn’t Impossible Dream – Here’s How to Do It – Matthew Barnett Opinion | Fox News

Matthew Barnett, co-founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center and senior pastor of Angelus Temple, discusses the ways to end homelessness, that it is not an impossible dream to do so. It’s hard to believe that homelessness still rises to a crisis level in so many places across the U.S. And it pains me to… Continue reading Ending Homelessness Isn’t Impossible Dream – Here’s How to Do It – Matthew Barnett Opinion | Fox News

New Hope for Bekaa Valley – Heart for Lebanon Opens Ministry Center for Refugees

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC— On October 1, 2019 Heart for Lebanon will open a new Hope Ministry Center in the heart of the Bekaa Valley, home to approximately 350,000 of the poorest refugees in Lebanon who have fled the violence of war. The situation is considered the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. Current statistics… Continue reading New Hope for Bekaa Valley – Heart for Lebanon Opens Ministry Center for Refugees

Refugees Discover They Can’t Go Home Again — Emily Towns | The Christian Post Voices

Emily Towns of World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian organization serving the needs of the impoverished around the world, discusses the danger refugees in the Middle East and other parts of the world still face, not being able to go back to their homes. Refugees in the Middle East are being told to go home… Continue reading Refugees Discover They Can’t Go Home Again — Emily Towns | The Christian Post Voices

FEBC Announces Plans to Beam ‘Good News’ to Cambodia’s Post-Genocide Generation

Infamous ‘killing fields’ become ‘harvest fields’ as radio ministry ramps up to broadcast gospel to unreached people in Battambang province.LA MIRADA, CA — Radio ministry FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company, www.febc.org), today announced plans to build a new radio station next year that will broadcast local Christian programs for the first time to thousands in… Continue reading FEBC Announces Plans to Beam ‘Good News’ to Cambodia’s Post-Genocide Generation

West Virginia Church to Give 100 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Kids in Need

VIENNA,  West Virginia – a congregation will be donating 100 backpacks, each filled with school supplies, to low-income students in advance of next school year. Faith Baptist Church of Vienna will give away the backpacks and supplies for students on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday. Pastor Scott Kapple told The Christian Post in an interview… Continue reading West Virginia Church to Give 100 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Kids in Need

Caring for Migrants at Mexican Border in Jesus’ Name

RIO GRANDE RIVER – As waves of desperate migrants arrive on the sweltering border between Mexico and Texas, Samaritan’s Purse is working on both sides of the Rio Grande to help them in the Name of Jesus Christ. “Some of these people have been traveling for months and they have been through so much,” said Samaritan’s Purse… Continue reading Caring for Migrants at Mexican Border in Jesus’ Name

Ben Kinchlow is Home — 1936 – 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH – Ben Kinchlow’s warm, smiling face graced our living room for nearly two decades as the host of The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network. Today, Ben Kinchlow is looking at the warm, smiling face of Jesus as He has welcomed Ben with the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”… Continue reading Ben Kinchlow is Home — 1936 – 2019

World Vision India Provides Ongoing Relief Following Cyclone Fani

ODISHA – World Vision is providing ongoing humanitarian assistance in India, after major coastal cities and communities were hit by cyclone Fani. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes. Many live in constant fear for when the next storm may strike. In response World Vision is helping to rebuild homes and livelihoods as… Continue reading World Vision India Provides Ongoing Relief Following Cyclone Fani

God Is Transforming Families in Botswana Through The Greatest Journey

SERINANE, Botswana – Operation Christmas Child’s follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, is helping people discover the power of the gospel in the Southern African country of Botswana. In the desert village of Serinane, hours outside Botswana’s capital Gaborone, jobs are hard to come by. The little money that finds its way to the village… Continue reading God Is Transforming Families in Botswana Through The Greatest Journey

Mystery Motorcyclist Saves Mission Team

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Haiti has been plagued for years by extreme poverty and natural disasters. In fact, the natives of Hispaniola were “virtually wiped out” by Spanish settlers within 25 years of Columbus’ arrival. Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere even before the massive earthquake of 2010 in which some 200,000… Continue reading Mystery Motorcyclist Saves Mission Team

The Power of Prayer and Prayercast

NAPERVILLE, IL – Prayercast is a division of OneWay Ministries, committed to “activating God’s people to exalt Jesus Christ and advance His gospel to the multitudes.” If prayer is, as John Wesley once said, “Where the action is,” then Prayercast is the 21st-century compass to point us to where the action is. Senator and former… Continue reading The Power of Prayer and Prayercast

Mercy Ships Volunteers Perform 100,000th Free Surgical Procedure

HIGH SEAS – A 7-month-old patient receives cleft lip surgery onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship. A baby born with a debilitating cleft lip in Guinea has received free surgery from Mercy Ships volunteers, marking the charity’s 100,000th surgical procedure onboard its hospital ships. Aissata (EYE-sat-ah), a 7-month-old child, travelled with her mother nearly… Continue reading Mercy Ships Volunteers Perform 100,000th Free Surgical Procedure

World Help Calls for Volunteers to Help Prepare $5 Million Worth of Humanitarian Aid to Send Overseas

FOREST, VA —Christian humanitarian organization World Help is seeking volunteers to prepare tons of life-saving supplies — worth $5 million in humanitarian aid — for shipment overseas by the end of June. This summer, World Help will prepare for distribution the largest influx of donations the organization has received to date. Over 75,000 hygiene kits,… Continue reading World Help Calls for Volunteers to Help Prepare $5 Million Worth of Humanitarian Aid to Send Overseas

A Venezuelan Migrant’s Story

CUCUTA – Hundreds and even thousands of Venezuelan migrants cross into Colombia each day, leaving behind chaos and deprivation. They’re hoping to find safety and economic opportunity in their neighbor nation or other countries farther south, such as Ecuador and Peru. But the journey is demanding, dangerous, and filled with uncertainty. Who knows how they’ll… Continue reading A Venezuelan Migrant’s Story

Mercy Ships Reaches Major Milestone

GARDEN VALLEY, TX – Aissata was right at the center of a major milestone in the ministry of Mercy Ships. In fact, she is the milestone but she doesn’t even realize it. You see, Aissata is only seven months old. On Monday, May 20, 2019, Aissata became the 100,000th person to become the recipient of… Continue reading Mercy Ships Reaches Major Milestone

International Day for the Unreached – Where Are They? (Part 2)

PASADENA, CA – Sunday, June 9, 2019, is the International Day for the Unreached. This is the second in a short series of articles that will explain who they are, where they are, how we are doing, and how we can do better. In our first article, we introduced five major groups defined by the… Continue reading International Day for the Unreached – Where Are They? (Part 2)

World Vision Responding to Cyclone Fani

World Vison is warning that millions of children are at risk from cyclone Fani which has slammed into India’s eastern coastline, bringing torrential rains and winds of up to 200 km per hour. Thousands of people from areas along the coastline in India have been evacuated. Cyclone Fani is the first severe, cyclonic storm to… Continue reading World Vision Responding to Cyclone Fani

Asia Bibi Finally Out of Pakistan — Release International Calls for Repeal of Blasphemy Laws

‘Overjoyed that Asia is finally free – but why has it taken so long?’ Asia Bibi is finally out of Pakistan. Officials have confirmed that Asia has been released. Her lawyer has told CNN she is now in Canada, where two of her daughters have already been granted asylum. The Christian woman was acquitted of… Continue reading Asia Bibi Finally Out of Pakistan — Release International Calls for Repeal of Blasphemy Laws

British Foreign Office Issues Interim Report on the Persecution of Christians

LONDON – Missions Box News reported on December 28, 2018, that British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt had ordered a review into the escalation of persecution of Christians around the world. The task was assigned to the Anglican Archbishop of Truro. The complete report was originally scheduled to be released in time for Easter Sunday. However,… Continue reading British Foreign Office Issues Interim Report on the Persecution of Christians

Franklin Graham Update on Their Response to Venezuela Refugee Crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia – Desperate families are fleeing into Colombia as neighboring Venezuela faces dire food shortages, power blackouts, and a collapsing national healthcare system. Not only are people dying from lack of nutrition and medical care, the rates of murder and suicide have also spiked. Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham brings this update on their… Continue reading Franklin Graham Update on Their Response to Venezuela Refugee Crisis

Helping Venezuelans in Crisis

Samaritan’s Purse is helping to meet the overwhelming physical and spiritual needs of thousands of migrants, Venezuelans in crisis who are daily entering Colombia. This may be the largest migrant crisis in Latin American history, and they’re offering relief from multiple locations—providing overnight shelter, hygiene kits, food, and primary medical care. As they serve, they… Continue reading Helping Venezuelans in Crisis

Religious Freedom Report Offers Grim Review Of Attacks On Faith Groups

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual report in the aftermath of attacks on mosques in New Zealand, churches in Sri Lanka and synagogues in the United States. “It’s coming at a time when religious freedom concerns, for lots of reasons, are getting more attention across the board,” USCIRF Commissioner Johnnie… Continue reading Religious Freedom Report Offers Grim Review Of Attacks On Faith Groups