North Korea Tops Open Doors World Watch List

NORTH KOREA — More than 360 million Christians worldwide suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith – that’s a staggering 1 in 7 believers. Open Doors has launched this year’s World Watch list highlighting the 50 countries where faith costs the most, with North Korea returning to number one as the world’s… Continue reading North Korea Tops Open Doors World Watch List

GFA World Helps Light Up Stoney Creek

St. Cyprian BEC begins the Advent season by hosting a community event to help bring light to our neighbourhood this Christmas (https://www.bechurch.ca/).

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — Every year GFA World and their mission partner, St Cyprian BEC, work together to bring beauty and light to their neighbourhood. One of the ways we do this is by turning three large evergreens into Christmas trees! On November 27 we held a Christmas Tree Lighting. At this event, the Christmas… Continue reading GFA World Helps Light Up Stoney Creek

Gospel Opportunities in Fiji

FIJI — Meet Ravina Kumar, national discipleship coordinator for Operation Christmas Child in Fiji. She is one of 6,100 people globally who volunteer on National Leadership Teams to guide the efforts of Samaritan’s Purse in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication within their respective countries. The ministry is advancing the Gospel in the Pacific through gift-filled shoeboxes… Continue reading Gospel Opportunities in Fiji

Children Discipling Children in Suriname

SURINAME — Charahja began teaching the discipleship course The Greatest Journey to other children in her native Suriname on the northeastern coast of South America. When she was just 14 years old. Working with her mother, the two are passionate about seeing children reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Charahja Van Broekhoven –… Continue reading Children Discipling Children in Suriname

GFA World Celebrated Serving Alongside Local Churches for 38 Years

GFA World Canada celebrates 38 years of serving God and humanity while their field partner St. Cyprian serves as a collection centre for OCC shoeboxes (https://www.bechurch.ca/).

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — November 14-20 marked this year’s National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes. St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church (BEC) was proud to once more serve as an OCC collection centre for Stoney Creek. Also, GFA World Canada celebrated their 38th anniversary on November 19th. Every year during National Collection Week,… Continue reading GFA World Celebrated Serving Alongside Local Churches for 38 Years

Alfa Omega TV Magazine Reaches Thousands of Subscribers

TIMISOARA, ROMANIA — The Alfa Omega TV Magazine aims to amplify the importance of the values, we promote as a Christian media work. We believe that there is a need for materials that address practical issues of life and spiritual growth. The magazine addresses Romanian believers regardless of denomination, age or geographical area. Since 2011,… Continue reading Alfa Omega TV Magazine Reaches Thousands of Subscribers

Hurricane Ian ‘Christmas’ Story

ENGLEWOOD, FL — You could barely see the petite woman standing on her porch behind the mangled trees and debris from Hurricane Ian. Despite the massive destruction, the 74-year-old woman who goes by “Christmas” greeted Randy Martin and Will Murphy, two chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT), welcoming them into her Englewood,… Continue reading Hurricane Ian ‘Christmas’ Story

Baylor Data: Prison Fellowship International Program Builds Case for Restorative Prisons

ATLANTA — Prison Fellowship International (PFI), an international nonprofit ministry working to transform the lives of prisoners through Jesus’s love, was in the spotlight Thursday as a diverse group gathered at the American Society of Criminology 77th Annual Meeting to examine the future of criminology. During an examination of the robust role of religion in… Continue reading Baylor Data: Prison Fellowship International Program Builds Case for Restorative Prisons

Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission has launched a massive ‘heat and hope’ project to rush generators and critical supplies of firewood, coal and thermal blankets to local churches helping Ukrainian families facing a brutal and potentially deadly winter. The Ukraine Winter Heat and Hope Project, organized by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org),… Continue reading Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty? In existence for many years, child sponsorship has been adapted by… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

‘Don’t Miss the Very Real Needs of the Average Family Right Now,’ says LA Dream Center Co-founder Ahead of ‘Giving Tuesday’

LOS ANGELES — Ahead of “Giving Tuesday,” The Los Angeles Dream Center is kicking off its “Make 30 Matter” campaign, hoping to help the citizens of Los Angeles overcome steep financial hurdles heading into 2023. With inflation currently at 7.7%, 14.2% of LA County residents living below the poverty line, homelessness up 4.1% in the… Continue reading ‘Don’t Miss the Very Real Needs of the Average Family Right Now,’ says LA Dream Center Co-founder Ahead of ‘Giving Tuesday’

Providing Clean Water in Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to bring clean water to families in Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona by setting up water filtration systems in neighborhoods. Jeremiah Roberts – Samaritan’s Purse: In the wake of hurrican Fiona there’s been widespread loss of access to electricity and also to drinking water.… Continue reading Providing Clean Water in Puerto Rico

SoCal Harvest welcomes over 50,000 people to Angel Stadium and 160,000 online

ANAHEIM, CA — This weekend, SoCal Harvest returned to Angel Stadium and hosted over 210,000 attendees with more than 8,600 people making professions of faith. Embracing the theme of the “Jesus Revolution” of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the outreach event drew over 51,000 people to Angel Stadium and 161,000 online, where they enjoyed two nights… Continue reading SoCal Harvest welcomes over 50,000 people to Angel Stadium and 160,000 online

Prayer for Ukraine and Russia

GALAȚI, ROMANIA — We still need to pray for peace in a Europe that is faced with the war in Ukraine. More than 8 months have passed since the Russian invasion and a ceasefire agreement has still not been reached. During this time, over 4 million people have fled the war and taken refuge in… Continue reading Prayer for Ukraine and Russia

Hurricane Survivor Finds Christ After the Storm

FORT MYERS, FL — As Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains walked down streets strewn with debris, they stopped to talk to one shocked survivor named Elaine whose home and yard were covered with fallen trees affected by the hurricane. The conversation turned to spiritual matters, and Elaine decided it was time to surrender her… Continue reading Hurricane Survivor Finds Christ After the Storm

Ministering to Broken Hearts After Raleigh Shooting

HEDINGHAM, RALEIGH — Jennifer Metallo is among several crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team who call Raleigh, North Carolina, home.On October 13th a teenage suspect opened fire in a residential area in Raleigh, shooting and killing five people and leaving this community overcome with grief. Metallo, who has traveled as a chaplain… Continue reading Ministering to Broken Hearts After Raleigh Shooting

Franklin Graham in Florida to Encourage Homeowners and Volunteers

FT MYERS, FL — Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham travelled to Lee County, Florida, on Thursday, October 6, where Hurricane Ian took dead aim last week and pummeled the Fort Myers area as a Category 4 storm. More than 100 people were killed, and at least hundreds of homes were either ripped apart or flooded.… Continue reading Franklin Graham in Florida to Encourage Homeowners and Volunteers

CityServe Provides Life-saving Relief to Southwest Florida, Pleas for Further Help to Fund Emergency Food, Water, Generators, Fuel, and More

BAKERSFIELD, CA — CityServe Florida had teams on the ground before Hurricane Ian struck, and has provided life-saving assistance immediately to distressed residents in Southwest Florida. So far they have provided over 5,000 hot meals to residents, along with 200 pallets of water, produce, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies. CityServe’s church network is helping Florida… Continue reading CityServe Provides Life-saving Relief to Southwest Florida, Pleas for Further Help to Fund Emergency Food, Water, Generators, Fuel, and More

Franklin Graham on the Hurricane Ian Response

FORT MYERS, FL — While in Lee County, Florida, Franklin Graham noticed the streets lined with furniture after people’s homes were flooded in Hurricane Ian. “It just breaks your heart,” he said. “But the chaplains are encouraging them, loving them, praying with them.” As homeowners endure the aftermath of the Category 4 storm, crisis-trained chaplains… Continue reading Franklin Graham on the Hurricane Ian Response

Wycliffe Associates Giving Essential Aid to Bible Translation Partners Devastated by War in Ukraine

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with Ukraine local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is supplying essential aid to Ukrainian national Bible translators. Through its Emergency 911 Fund, Wycliffe Associates supplies practical help, including food, clean water, shelter, and even evacuations, to Bible translators… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Giving Essential Aid to Bible Translation Partners Devastated by War in Ukraine

Greg Laurie’s SoCal Harvest Evangelistic Event to Return to Angel Stadium Nov. 5-6

RIVERSIDE, CA — Greg Laurie, founder and lead pastor of Harvest Churches and Harvest Crusades, will return to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California for two nights on Nov. 5 and 6 for SoCal Harvest, evangelistic event. Started in 1990 by Greg Laurie and Chuck Smith, pastor and founder of Calvary Chapel, SoCal Harvest is an… Continue reading Greg Laurie’s SoCal Harvest Evangelistic Event to Return to Angel Stadium Nov. 5-6

Relief for Hurricane-struck Pine Island, Florida

PINE ISLAND, FL — Florida Pastor Randy accompanies Convoy of Hope team to bring relief, supplies, and hope to residents of Pine Island, devastated by Hurricane Ian. Pastor Randy: This is the largest Island of Florida. But it’s really not a tourist spot, there’s no beach area. You see the poles that are bent that… Continue reading Relief for Hurricane-struck Pine Island, Florida

Samaritan’s Purse Team Arrives in Florida

FT MYERS, FL — Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief Units—tractor trailers stocked with equipment and supplies—headed to Florida on Sept. 29 from North Carolina. They arrived Sept. 30, and their bases of operation are now established at Citygate Ministries in Fort Myers and Calvary Baptist Church in Englewood. A third base will be established at New… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Team Arrives in Florida

Mercury One Rushes Relief to Florida in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

DALLAS, TX — In the devastating wake of Hurricane Ian, Mercury One is bringing critical relief to southwest Florida. Founded by media personality, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck, the nonprofit organization quickly raised funds to deploy teams to the hardest-hit areas of the state. In partnership with Minuteman Disaster Response, Operation… Continue reading Mercury One Rushes Relief to Florida in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

Airlifting Emergency Supplies to Puerto Rico

GREENSBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is airlifting emergency supplies, including water filtration systems and plastic roofing tarps, to Puerto Rico in the wake of massive flooding and destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona. John Morgan – Samaritan’s Purse: Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Fiona– massive flooding, homes destroyed, lives uprooted. Samaritan’s Purse is dispatching… Continue reading Airlifting Emergency Supplies to Puerto Rico

Hurricane Ian Survivors in Florida Receive Aid from Convoy of Hope

FT MYERS, FL — Florida residents still in shock from the devastation of Hurricane Ian are receiving food, water and relief supplies in a Ft. Myers church parking lot from Christian charity, Convoy of Hope. Florida residents are still in shock from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, which left damages in the billions of dollars,… Continue reading Hurricane Ian Survivors in Florida Receive Aid from Convoy of Hope

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Wycliffe Associates’ Operation Clean Water Creates Outreach Opportunities for Local Churches in Asia and Africa

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is building bridges for sharing translated Scripture in Asia and Africa by providing clean water systems in remote communities. “We’ve seen how God uses a clean water system to draw men,… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates’ Operation Clean Water Creates Outreach Opportunities for Local Churches in Asia and Africa

RestorativeJustice.org Redesign to Share, Strengthen and Spur Global Restorative Prison Practices

WASHINGTON — Prison Fellowship International (PFI), the world’s leading global network of Christian prison ministries, has launched a new restorative justice initiative and website to showcase and spearhead an open exchange of restorative justice practices in the prison context. This new platform is designed to engage and inspire practitioners, organizations, governments, prison officials, nonprofits and… Continue reading RestorativeJustice.org Redesign to Share, Strengthen and Spur Global Restorative Prison Practices

Samaritan’s Purse Responds After Oklahoma Tornadoes

SEMINOLE COUNTY, OK – Samaritan’s Purse has deployed to Oklahoma, where severe storms on May 4 spawned numerous destructive tornadoes. A twister ripped through Seminole and damaged as many as 100 homes. Their teams are on the ground working with local officials, emergency management, and church partners to assess needs. They have established a base… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Responds After Oklahoma Tornadoes

GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on a surprising antidote and solution to world poverty: farm animals. Recent decades have seen a general trend toward prosperity in much of… Continue reading GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

Texas Mother in the Aftermath of the Shooting: ‘Hopefully I Can Leave Some of This Pain Here’

UVALDA, TX — At a growing memorial site, the community of Uvalde, Texas, is processing many emotions after a deadly school shooting. Residents and Billy Graham RRT chaplains share how God is providing much-needed hope. Valerie Joseph – San Antonio Texas Resident: It’s been very emotional. I have two kids of my own. A four… Continue reading Texas Mother in the Aftermath of the Shooting: ‘Hopefully I Can Leave Some of This Pain Here’

Emanuel Church Refugee Center – Galati, Romania

GALATI, ROMANIA — Poland and Romania received the largest amount of refugees since the beginning of the war, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Over 3.2 million refugees arrived in Poland, and approximately 1 million crossed the border into Romania. One point of entry in Romania is the Isaccea border. The Emanuel… Continue reading Emanuel Church Refugee Center – Galati, Romania

Praying With Uvalde Following Texas School Shooting

UVALDA, TX — Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains are on the ground and praying with the community of Uvalde in Texas as they process through grief and trauma from the recent school shooting. As the community is devastated by this tragedy that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers, Billy Graham RRT… Continue reading Praying With Uvalde Following Texas School Shooting

Churches Rush to Aid Heartbroken Ukrainian Refugees

LOVES PARK, IL — Heartbroken refugee women and children are saying a tearful goodbye to their husbands and fathers at the Ukrainian border, but local churches are coming to the families’ aid. “Many Ukrainian families are being separated at the border,” said Eric Mock, vice president of ministry operations at Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).… Continue reading Churches Rush to Aid Heartbroken Ukrainian Refugees

Ukrainian Grandmother Reunited with Daughter After Fleeing Kyiv

POLAND — Christian charity Mercy Projects is continuing to transport women and children from some of the worst-hit areas of war-torn Ukraine to safety. Here the charity’s volunteer Launa introduces us to grandmother Nina who they were able to rescue from Kyiv and reunite her with her daughter in Western Poland. Launa – Mercy Projects… Continue reading Ukrainian Grandmother Reunited with Daughter After Fleeing Kyiv

Free Pancake Breakfast on Canada Day in Stoney Creek Ontario

FREE PANCAKE AND BACON BREAKFAST: After a two-year hiatus we are excited to welcome you back for a fun day to celebrate with delicious fresh-cooked pancakes and family-oriented games and activities. https://www.bechurch.ca/outreach/news/

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church (“BEC” www.bechurch.ca) is looking forward to celebrating Canada Day, Friday July 1st, with the Stoney Creek community! We are very excited to once again host our community at 245 King St E, Stoney Creek, for this celebration of confederation. So, if you are in the area… Continue reading Free Pancake Breakfast on Canada Day in Stoney Creek Ontario

Christians Set to Share Their Faith Globally on GO Day, May 28th

BERLIN — An estimated 50 million Christians worldwide are sharing their faith on GO Day, May 28th. May is GO Month, and Christians have been sharing their faith through creative outreaches in Brazil, caring outreaches in the largest slum in Africa – Kibera, Kenya, as well as in Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic,… Continue reading Christians Set to Share Their Faith Globally on GO Day, May 28th

GFA World is Providing Free Health Care in Remote Areas of Asia

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide. Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported medical ministry is helping thousands who are in need of medical attention, all the while displaying the love of Christ.… Continue reading GFA World is Providing Free Health Care in Remote Areas of Asia

Hope Mission Romania Baptized Over 200 People in Uganda

UGANDA — For over a decade, Hope Mission Romania invested important resources in the evangelism of the Batwa tribe in Rubuguri, Uganda. In collaboration with believers from the Christian communities from Romania, Canada, USA and Europe, by the grace and guidance of God, Hope Mission Romania has contributed at the transformation of this community that was… Continue reading Hope Mission Romania Baptized Over 200 People in Uganda

Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, issued this Special Report on Malaria – new vaccine heralds a game-changing development. It’s the “buzz” millions around the… Continue reading Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

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

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

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

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

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