Many US Adults Consider Themselves Spiritual but not Religious

SPAIN — According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 22% of American adults consider themselves ‘spiritual but not religious’. This group views organized religion as divisive or propagating intolerance, which aligns with the decline of some traditional religious practices. A quarter of adults in the US consider themselves ‘spiritual, but not religious’… Continue reading Many US Adults Consider Themselves Spiritual but not Religious

First-Ever Religious Violence Database Launches, Tracking Reports of Violent Persecution by Date, Country, Religion and Perpetrator

SANTA ANA, CA — For the first time ever, incidents of violent religious persecution are searchable through a new database that records violent attacks on Christians and people of faith around the world. Unveiled by Global Christian Relief, America’s leading watchdog of Christian persecution, the Global Christian Relief Violent Incidents Database (VID) is the first… Continue reading First-Ever Religious Violence Database Launches, Tracking Reports of Violent Persecution by Date, Country, Religion and Perpetrator

Healing Hearts, Finding Jesus in Bolivia

BOLIVIA — Children’s Heart Project arranges critical cardiac surgeries for boys and girls in countries where the operations are not readily available. Children and parents in Bolivia tell how their lives have been transformed through the ministry. Congenital Heart Disease are defects in the heart. Therefore, these children do not have a long life expectancy.… Continue reading Healing Hearts, Finding Jesus in Bolivia

Samaritan’s Purse Delivers Ambulances to Israel

ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse teams and ministry partners are offering various forms of relief to the Israeli people following the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks that claimed more than 1,200 lives. They are providing 21 new ambulances, including seven that are armor-plated to guard against sniper rounds and other attacks. Ken Isaacs – Vice President… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Delivers Ambulances to Israel

Logos Launches Latest Version Designed to Help Readers ‘Live in the Word’

BELLINGHAM, WA — Logos, the most widely used Bible study and sermon preparation platform available, today released its highly anticipated new version, Logos 10. With a sleek and modern design and lightning-fast speed, Logos 10 is designed for the global Church and includes multiple new features geared to help readers engage more deeply with the… Continue reading Logos Launches Latest Version Designed to Help Readers ‘Live in the Word’

Leading a House Church for Secret Believers in Yemen

YEMEN — In Yemen, Christian believers like Saleh* risk arrest, beatings and death threats when they choose to follow Jesus. But despite these dangers Saleh is encouraging and discipling believers across the country. Saleh*: My name is found on the radicals’ wanted list. They have my picture. Sometimes they watch me going from place to… Continue reading Leading a House Church for Secret Believers in Yemen

Christians Reject the Order to Stop Preaching

COLOMBIA — In Colombia, Christians like Leonardo refuses to let the threats from the FARC stop him from preaching. He has been assaulted and threatened by the guerrilla group, but he continues to openly share the Gospel. In Colombia, the pastors are forced to ask permission to preach to paramilitary groups and guerrillas. These rebel… Continue reading Christians Reject the Order to Stop Preaching

Providing Safe Shelter for Lebanese Families Displaced by War

MOROCCO — Just after the Morocco earthquake killed thousands of people and left hundreds of thousands more homeless Christian charity Help The Persecuted sent their team to some of the most hardest to reach communities to provide practical and spiritual support.

Relief for Acapulco

ACAPULCO, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse is providing relief, clean water, tons of food, and thousands of tarps to hurting homeowners in Acapulco following the devastation caused by Hurricane Otis. It was surreal, the amount of devastation, destruction. It was, dear God, how did these people survive? Samaritan’s Purse has been involved in Acapulco. We’ve distributed… Continue reading Relief for Acapulco

Broadcasting Hope and Peace in the Middle East

MIDDLE EAST — At the end of a year that has been marked by disaster and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), SAT-7’s four channels – ARABIC, KIDS, PARS, and TÜRK – will be broadcasting peace and the hopeful message of Christ’s birth in a range of Christmas programs for all ages.… Continue reading Broadcasting Hope and Peace in the Middle East

Church Breaks Guinness Record with “The Longest Applause in the World”

UGANDA — Recently, unlike other church worship days, Christians gathered at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) exhibition center were determined to break the Guinness World Record for the longest applause. Every Sunday, Ministerios Internacionales Fanero, a prominent Ugandan church, attracts thousands of faithful to its vibrant services, filled with the Holy Spirit. Recently, unlike other… Continue reading Church Breaks Guinness Record with “The Longest Applause in the World”

PMI Foods Donates Protein to Feed More Than 2,500 People

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SALT LAKE CITY — Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods) worked with Reverend Ramon Camacho of First Assembly of God Huntington Park to donate more than 1,000 lbs. of beef to feed those in need this holiday season. “We are proud to help feed those who need it most this holiday season,” said Darin Parker, President… Continue reading PMI Foods Donates Protein to Feed More Than 2,500 People

The Luke Commission Celebrates Historic Year, Prepares to Launch New Healthcare Technologies in Eswatini and Beyond

SAGLE, IDAHO— The Luke Commission, a nonprofit providing free healthcare in the Kingdom of Eswatini, celebrates a historic 2023 milestone, hosting over 300,000 VIP (Very Important Patient) visits and carrying one-third of Eswatini’s national healthcare framework. Eswatini has the highest rate of HIV in the world at 27%. Dr. Harry and Echo VanderWal founded The… Continue reading The Luke Commission Celebrates Historic Year, Prepares to Launch New Healthcare Technologies in Eswatini and Beyond

UK Christmas Campaign Shines A Light on Jesus

UK —Churches from all denominations united for what was the largest ever UK Christmas outreach campaign last weekend. GNA reporter Peter Wooding went along to one of their Shine Your Light events at Europe’s largest shopping mall in London. More than 57,000 Christians from over 450 churches took part in Shine Your Light evangelistic Christmas… Continue reading UK Christmas Campaign Shines A Light on Jesus

More than 10,000 People attend Evangelistic Campaign in Camagüey, Cuba

CAMAGÜEY, CUBA — In the vibrant city of Camagüey, Cuba, the impactful “Bible Event” took place, an evangelistic campaign that gathered more than 10,000 people. With the participation of various Christian denominations, including the Baptist Church and the Assemblies of God in the province, the event was marked by a message preached by a Russian… Continue reading More than 10,000 People attend Evangelistic Campaign in Camagüey, Cuba

Xuan’s Brave Witness in Vietnam

VIETNAM — When Xuan* converted away from tribal, animistic beliefs, her Hmong community told her she could be a Christian, as long as she didn’t evangelise. But Xuan visits houses in Vietnam in the dead of night as a Brave Witness to tell people about Jesus… Xuan*: There are no churches in my area. We… Continue reading Xuan’s Brave Witness in Vietnam

Digital Surveillance Against Christians in China Increases

CHINA — In a context of growing digital surveillance in China, Ming, a faithful Christian, faces increasing challenges in sharing the Gospel. As persecution intensifies, constant monitoring, and restrictions on religious freedom, Ming finds himself at a crossroads between his faith and the threats posed by the regime. Ming: I feel like I’m being watched.… Continue reading Digital Surveillance Against Christians in China Increases

30 Years of Gratitude: Christians in Chiapas March for Peace

CHIAPAS — In a testimony of faith, more than 20,000 Christians gathered in Tuxtla Gutiérrez for the Day of Thanksgiving to God for peace in Chiapas. This event, which began three decades ago, has become a symbol of hope and reconciliation in the region Recently, in Tuxla Gutierrez, the Day of Action of “Thank you… Continue reading 30 Years of Gratitude: Christians in Chiapas March for Peace

Mary’s Testimony: A Christian Kidnapped in Nigeria by Extremists

NIGERIA, AFRICA — Mary*, 20 years old, was in church when Fulani militants attacked. In her village in northwestern Nigeria, there is always the threat of attacks from Islamic extremists. However, this does not prepare the community for the reality of experiencing an attack. Mary*: They attack Christians because we worship Jesus and they want… Continue reading Mary’s Testimony: A Christian Kidnapped in Nigeria by Extremists

Samaritan’s Purse Response Continues in Mexico After Hurricane Otis

ACAPULCO, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse teams are continuing to assist hurting homeowners in communities devastated by the deadly Category 5 storm, Hurricane Otis. They are working alongside Los Legendarios, a Hispanic disaster relief group that has also served with them in recent Florida responses. Andrew Metcalfe – Samaritan’s Purse: People are traumatized. They’re wondering, is… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Response Continues in Mexico After Hurricane Otis

Peachtree Reaches One Billion Bibles

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ATLANTA — Peachtree Proofreading Services proudly announces a significant milestone in their history. They have contributed to Bibles that now exceed one billion copies distributed worldwide. “Our journey, deeply rooted in a mission to protect and advance God’s Word, celebrates a profound impact–over one billion Bibles,” says Christopher Hudson, President of Peachtree. “This milestone is… Continue reading Peachtree Reaches One Billion Bibles

Prison Fellowship International’s Flagship In-Prison Evangelism Program Reaches Milestone Anniversary

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WASHINGTON — Prison Fellowship International’s flagship in-prison program, The Prisoner’s Journey® (TPJ) has reached its 10-year anniversary. This program, launched in South Africa and Nigeria in 2014, now runs in 35 countries across six continents. TPJ takes those in prison on a journey of self-discovery through the Gospel of Mark where they encounter Jesus the… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International’s Flagship In-Prison Evangelism Program Reaches Milestone Anniversary

Providing Grocery Boxes to Displaced Israeli Families

ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse is working with ministry partners in Israel to distribute grocery boxes to Israeli families who have been displaced by violence. Kayla Sprague – Samaritan’s Purse Partner: During this war, there’s been rockets shot all up the coast. There’s sirens going off every day, every few days here. They’re having to run… Continue reading Providing Grocery Boxes to Displaced Israeli Families

‘Wonder, Hope of Christmas’ Comes to Kids Caught in Israel, Ukraine Wars

'HOPE OF CHRISTMAS' COMES TO ISRAEL, UKRAINE: American Christians are supporting the annual Immanuel's Child Christmas program that will deliver gifts and a "star of hope" to as many as 75,000 needy children this festive season, including those living on the frontline of wars in Israel and Ukraine.

LOVES PARK, IL — A unique Christmas program is bringing the gift of hope to thousands of children caught in the devastating wars in Israel and Ukraine. American Christians are supporting the annual Christmas campaign called Immanuel’s Child that will deliver gifts and a “star of hope” to as many as 75,000 needy children this… Continue reading ‘Wonder, Hope of Christmas’ Comes to Kids Caught in Israel, Ukraine Wars

Cowboys Help Israeli Farmers

ISRAEL — Chuck Holton from CBN News reports from the Jordan Valley that Israeli farmers are struggling to harvest their crops. But now a group of American cowboys has come to their aid. As fighting between Israel and Hamas militants continues, it’s straining much of the Israel’s economy. Given the number of military reservists supporting… Continue reading Cowboys Help Israeli Farmers

Christian Organization Offers Bible’s Answers for America’s ‘Suffering Poor’

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RICHARDSON, TX — The U.S. government’s $33 trillion “monster debt” — the largest in U.S. history — is a direct result of the nation’s rejection of biblical principles, says the producer of a new video series addressing the current economic calamity. The eight-part series, Biblical Economics: Answers for Difficult Days, was released in November, and… Continue reading Christian Organization Offers Bible’s Answers for America’s ‘Suffering Poor’

2023 State of Giving Report Reveals Charitable Giving Dip

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WINCHESTER, VA — The latest numbers from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) reveals a pace in charitable giving to Christian ministries that is mostly steady, however, due to inflation and other factors, dips for the first time in a decade. In ECFA’s 14th annual State of Giving report, data reported by exactly 2,000… Continue reading 2023 State of Giving Report Reveals Charitable Giving Dip

Still Packing Shoeboxes and Serving the Lord at 98

GREENSBORO, NC — Packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child is one of the many activities Lela Mae Cummings enjoys in her still-active lifestyle at “98 and a half years old.” Leila Mae Cummings: I’m Leila Mae Cummings , and I’ve lived in the Guilford College area all my life. And I’m at Friends Home Guilford,… Continue reading Still Packing Shoeboxes and Serving the Lord at 98

Effective Evangelism Training for Spanish Outreach Efforts

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BUENOS AIRES, AR — Argentine evangelist and founder of COMISIONADOS, Juan Lucas Roselli and his team, have launched their Campamento Avivamiento. These intensive evangelism training courses designed to ready leaders to fulfill the Great Commission to the Spanish-speaking world and beyond enjoyed a stellar start and the effects are already being felt. The vision has… Continue reading Effective Evangelism Training for Spanish Outreach Efforts

Church International Made it a ‘Christmas to Remember’ for More Than 300 Children with Gift Giveaway

WARRIOR, AL — Church International hosted their inaugural gift giveaway for North Jefferson County residents on December 9, 2023. The event, titled Christmas on the Red Brick Street, benefitted countless families and more than 300 children who were in need of a little extra help this Christmas. Pastor Robin R. Bullock was thrilled to see… Continue reading Church International Made it a ‘Christmas to Remember’ for More Than 300 Children with Gift Giveaway

Why Hamas’ Rockets Will Not Stop the Gospel

ASHKELON, ISRAEL – Every time the air-raid sirens sound, I have to interrupt my work of sharing the Gospel with my Israeli neighbors and dash to the nearest bomb shelter. For me, there is no more vital task in Israel right now than sharing the hope of the Good News of Jesus Christ as our… Continue reading Why Hamas’ Rockets Will Not Stop the Gospel

Bethlehem Cancels Christmas, ‘Isolated’ Christians Celebrate Jesus’ Birth Online

BETHLEHEM'S BABY 'STILL THE HOPE OF THE WORLD:' From its headquarters in the Middle East, Christian media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org) uses "every channel possible" to bring together isolated believers across the region, including many who "feel lonely and forgotten" this Christmas.

EASTON, MD — Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, has canceled its traditional Christmas celebrations, a move that spotlights the challenges Christians in the Middle East face this festive season. Amid the suffering caused by the Israel-Hamas war, Bethlehem’s leaders reportedly feel it’s inappropriate to hold festivities, and the town’s Christian elders agree. It’s a difficult… Continue reading Bethlehem Cancels Christmas, ‘Isolated’ Christians Celebrate Jesus’ Birth Online

‘Joy to the World: Christmas with Will Graham’ Shares Christmas Message of Hope Online

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CHARLOTTE, NC — As we commemorate the birth of Jesus, Evangelist Will Graham has recorded his fourth annual online Christmas program for release this weekend. Featuring award-winning musical guest Natalie Grant, the special will focus on the gift of Christ, and the hope of salvation that can be found in Him today. “Joy to the… Continue reading ‘Joy to the World: Christmas with Will Graham’ Shares Christmas Message of Hope Online

Samba’s Mercy Ships Journey Towards Hope in Senegal

SENEGAL —“I have never had hope that one day I would be healed.” Samba carried this outlook about his cleft lip until the medical vessel the Global Mercy Ships came to Senegal. He admitted, “I wasn’t happy I was born like that,” but without access to affordable surgical care, he couldn’t imagine a different future.… Continue reading Samba’s Mercy Ships Journey Towards Hope in Senegal

Billy Graham Library Hosts Annual Christmas Celebration Dec. 1-23

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Each year, thousands of people from across the Carolinas and the Southeast visit the Billy Graham Library to experience Christmas at the Library. The Christ-centered festivities have become an annual Christmas tradition for many, with more than 500,000 visitors experiencing this seasonal celebration since 2008. The 16th annual Christmas at the Library… Continue reading Billy Graham Library Hosts Annual Christmas Celebration Dec. 1-23

Numerous NFL’s Punters Participated in ‘Punts for Purpose’ During Week 14

Bradley Pinion holds a baby at a Compassion survival center in Tanzania. Photo by Compassion International

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — This past weekend, nearly half of the NFL’s punters were slated to participate in “Punts for Purpose,” a charitable-giving initiative designed specifically for punters. After funding two child development centers and traveling to Tanzania to see the work of child development organization Compassion International, Bradley Pinion (Atlanta Falcons) and his wife,… Continue reading Numerous NFL’s Punters Participated in ‘Punts for Purpose’ During Week 14

The UK’s Largest Church Outreach Shines A Light on Jesus This Christmas

UK — More than 42,000 Christians from more than 360 UK churches are taking to the streets December 16-17 in various Christmas Shine Your Light outreach events with the sole purpose to share that Jesus is the reason for the season. Dr. Jonathan Oleyede – National Day of Prayer and Worship: This Christmas the whole… Continue reading The UK’s Largest Church Outreach Shines A Light on Jesus This Christmas

At Age 95 Vietnamese Pastor Recalls Persecution

VIETNAM — Vietnamese Pastor Zoong Tee Tie — also known as Mrs. Ly — helped start Vietnam’s house church movement. Lucille Talusan of CBN News, brings us the story from Hanoi. Although Christians still face persecution in communist Vietnam, churches thrive because leaders endured suffering to spread the gospel. That includes 95-yr-old, pastor Zoong Tee… Continue reading At Age 95 Vietnamese Pastor Recalls Persecution

“Joy To The World: Christmas With Will Graham” Shares Christmas Message Of Hope Online

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CHARLOTTE, NC — As we commemorate the birth of Jesus, Evangelist Will Graham has recorded his fourth annual online Christmas program for release this weekend. Featuring award-winning musical guest Natalie Grant, the special will focus on the gift of Christ, and the hope of salvation that can be found in Him today. Joy to the… Continue reading “Joy To The World: Christmas With Will Graham” Shares Christmas Message Of Hope Online

Bringing Joy and Toys to Impoverished Children on Skid Row at Fred Jordan Missions this Christmas

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of homeless and underprivileged children in Los Angeles are set to experience the magic of Christmas at one of the biggest Christmas celebrations in the city on Saturday, December 16th, 2023. Generously donated by compassionate individuals, over 7,000 new toys will bring smiles to the faces of approximately 2,000 children in… Continue reading Bringing Joy and Toys to Impoverished Children on Skid Row at Fred Jordan Missions this Christmas

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Assessment Team to Tennessee after Deadly Tornadoes

BOONE, NC — Today, Samaritan’s Purse has deployed disaster response specialists to Tennessee and pre-positioned two Disaster Relief Units—tractor-trailers stocked with tools and equipment—in the wake of deadly tornadoes that struck multiple communities on Saturday. The catastrophic storms have killed at least six people with search and rescue efforts underway. Many homes have been damaged… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Assessment Team to Tennessee after Deadly Tornadoes

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys To Central Tennessee After Tornadoes Rip Through Region

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying to two locations in central Tennessee after tornadoes tore through the area, killing six people and injuring dozens more. Two children are among those killed in the storm that ravaged parts of Tennessee and Kentucky – a storm that spawned at least 22… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys To Central Tennessee After Tornadoes Rip Through Region

Cityserve Steps In To Aid Tennessee Tornado Victims

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BAKERSFIELD, CA — CityServe’s disaster-relief operations is mobilizing its national church-based network to render aid and support for those hit by the devastating tornadoes that struck Tennessee on Saturday. The first semi-truck filled with emergency supplies such as water, clothes, toiletries, and medical supplies will be leaving for Clarksville Tuesday morning from CityServe Oklahoma’s distribution… Continue reading Cityserve Steps In To Aid Tennessee Tornado Victims

LA Dream Center’s Annual Christmas ‘Dreamland’ Will Provide over 6,000 Toys to Children in Need

LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, December 16, The Los Angeles Dream Center will host its enchanting Christmas “Dreamland” event. This annual tradition, made possible by the generous and dedicated sponsors of Family First Life and AM570 Sports, aims to spread joy throughout Los Angeles with over 6,000 toys that will be given to children of… Continue reading LA Dream Center’s Annual Christmas ‘Dreamland’ Will Provide over 6,000 Toys to Children in Need

Rebuilding Lives in South Ukraine

SOUTH UKRAINE — In November 2022 Kherson in South Ukraine hit the news when it was liberated after the Russian occupation. A year later families living in a nearby village are rebuilding their lives in South Ukraine thanks to support from Christian charities like Mercy Projects More than a year after this village near Rson… Continue reading Rebuilding Lives in South Ukraine

Nigeria’s Kidnapping Epidemic Targets Christians

NIGERIA — New reports highlight the growing kidnapping crisis in Nigeria, where Christians are regarded as soft targets for abduction. Release International is calling on Nigeria to protect vulnerable Christian communities. Andrew Boyd has the details. New reports confirm that Christians are being targeted for kidnap and ransom in Nigeria, sometimes by bandits hungry for… Continue reading Nigeria’s Kidnapping Epidemic Targets Christians

YouVersion’s 2023 Verse of the Year Spotlights a Widespread Search for Peace

Across its Family of Apps, YouVersion saw daily Bible use grow worldwide by 20% this year, representing about 12 million people engaging in the Bible each day.

OKLAHOMA CITY — This year, daily Bible use and installs of the YouVersion Family of Apps, which includes Bible App, Bible App Lite, and Bible App for Kids, increased at higher rates than ever before. Throughout this record-breaking year, the verse that the global YouVersion Community engaged with most was: “So do not fear, for… Continue reading YouVersion’s 2023 Verse of the Year Spotlights a Widespread Search for Peace

Orphan in Uganda Starts His Own Orphanage

UGANDA — After Waswa’s* mother was poisoned by relatives because of her decision to follow Jesus, Waswa and his siblings became orphans. But after receiving care and support from local Open Doors partners, Waswa now runs an orphanage in Uganda, caring for many isolated children in his community and sharing his faith with them. When… Continue reading Orphan in Uganda Starts His Own Orphanage

Vital Wheelchair Deliveries in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO — The humanitarian organization, Joni and Friends, aims to provide wheelchairs in Rio de Janeiro to respond to Jesus’ mandate in Luke 14: “…bring the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame…so that my house will be full.” Katie Oliver – Wheels for the World: Over 40 million people live in… Continue reading Vital Wheelchair Deliveries in Rio de Janeiro

Grand Canyon University Cityserve Distributes over $10 Million Worth of Goods

PHOENIX — Grand Canyon University’s CityServe has reached a major milestone, having supplied over $10 million in household goods and necessities to more than 30,000 Arizona families, including nearly 32,000 children, in the past two years. GCU CityServe was formed in 2021 after the University partnered with CityServe and its collaborative network of faith-based nonprofits,… Continue reading Grand Canyon University Cityserve Distributes over $10 Million Worth of Goods

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