Christmas Gifts Bring Joy to East Ukraine’s War Zone

EAST UKRAINE — This Christmas as families in East Ukraine are impacted by the continued conflict with increasing military tensions on the border with Russia, Great Commission Media Ministries is continuing to bring hope to this troubled region through their Power to Change outreach campaign. Their founder Hannu Hauka travelled to East Ukraine to help… Continue reading Christmas Gifts Bring Joy to East Ukraine’s War Zone

Japan: Christmas, a time for Witness

JAPAN — Christmas may be a totally commercial season in Japan, but people are open to the true meaning of the celebration. So Japanese Christians are finding many creative ways to share about Jesus’ birth and why He came to earth. The Christmas season provides a unique opportunity for Christian witness in Japan. This is… Continue reading Japan: Christmas, a time for Witness

As Severe Winter Storms Strike Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Is Providing Critical, Lifesaving Care to Israel’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

JERUSALEM — Winter storm Carmel has ravaged Israel, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), in collaboration with Israel’s Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs, has immediately responded to assist the vulnerable sectors of Israeli society – in particular, the elderly and people with disabilities living alone, the homeless, and impoverished families… Continue reading As Severe Winter Storms Strike Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Is Providing Critical, Lifesaving Care to Israel’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

Mercy Ships Helps Fulfill Marie Madeleine’s Dream of Walking

DAKAR, SENEGAL — For years, Marie Madeleine’s hyperextended knee made walking a challenge. She dreamed of walking through life step by step with her friends. Her family didn’t give up hope that her dream would one day be possible… and a free surgery with Mercy Ships in the port of Dakar in Senegal, even brought… Continue reading Mercy Ships Helps Fulfill Marie Madeleine’s Dream of Walking

Disaster Response Team Serves Afghan Evacuees in Albania

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Samaritan’s Purse has been on the ground in Albania for over six weeks, serving the more than 400 Afghan family evacuees who have temporarily resettled along the country’s coastline. Their team of disaster response specialists is distributing critical relief supplies, operating a medical clinic, and facilitating trauma care courses designed to promote… Continue reading Disaster Response Team Serves Afghan Evacuees in Albania

Levi’s Family in El Salvador Receives Life-Changing Gift

EL SALVADOR — People living with disabilities worldwide have been hardest by the pandemic. Still suffering from isolation, inadequate healthcare, and job loss, they are desperate for the hope of Jesus. Joni & Friends provided the life-changing perfect gift of a wheelchair for young Levi in one of the toughest parts of San Salvador in… Continue reading Levi’s Family in El Salvador Receives Life-Changing Gift

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Celebrates a Milestone, Serving More Than 2 Million People in 2021

JERUSALEM — In 2021, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) helped more than 2 million people by supplying basic essentials and financial assistance to 1 million people, providing security to more than 800,000 people encountering threats of terrorism and anti-Semitism, and helping more than 5,000 Jews return home to Israel. Throughout this… Continue reading The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Celebrates a Milestone, Serving More Than 2 Million People in 2021

Luis Palau Association Launches Light Your World Featuring Andrew and Wendy Palau, Top Musical Artists, and More

PORTLAND, OR — In a grand effort to share hope with millions around the world, the Luis Palau Association will host a global, cinematic Gospel experience on December 31, 2021. The online event, called Light Your World, will be a 1-hour digital program featuring music from top Christian artists, messages of hope, and stories from… Continue reading Luis Palau Association Launches Light Your World Featuring Andrew and Wendy Palau, Top Musical Artists, and More

How Do Children of the Persecuted Church Celebrate Christmas?

SYRIA — How do children of the persecuted church celebrate Christmas? Despite conflict and persecution, children around the world are determined to celebrate Christmas. What are you doing for Christmas this year? It’s a question many of us are asking around the world. For children living in countries where believers are persecuted, it’s a question… Continue reading How Do Children of the Persecuted Church Celebrate Christmas?

Nigerian Boy’s Dream to be a Doctor

PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA — Sele was very young when his father was murdered for his faith. It was part of a wave of violence in Nigeria’s Plateau State. Now Sele is 13, and has hope for the future to save lives a doctor through schooling paid for by Open Doors partners. For many Christian children… Continue reading Nigerian Boy’s Dream to be a Doctor

Making a Hospital Ship Home: Clementine Tengue’s Story

TOGO — It was a conversation with her pastor, all the way back in 1995, that changed the trajectory of Clementine’s life. Clementine was working at her church when she heard that a hospital ship would soon be arriving in her home country of Togo. She was immediately intrigued — enough to leave her job… Continue reading Making a Hospital Ship Home: Clementine Tengue’s Story

Compassion Transforms Lives of Children in Peru

PERU – In the midst of the health crisis surrounding the pandemic Christian charity Compassion is providing practical and support to more than 86,000 children in Peru through their sponsorship program. One sponsor went the extra mile to help to radically turn around a very challenging housing situation for Joshmael and his family. Elia Sipan… Continue reading Compassion Transforms Lives of Children in Peru

Giving Hope this Christmas to Iraqi Girl Who Lost Her Father

IRAQ – This Christmas, there will be an empty chair at the table for Rafif’s family in Iraq. Everything Rafif knows about her dad she has heard from her mum, and other people who knew him. Because when Raddif ran towards that bus filled with Christian students, warning them of the planned bombing, he saved… Continue reading Giving Hope this Christmas to Iraqi Girl Who Lost Her Father

Sabina Movie Set to Inspire the Power of Forgiveness

ROMANIA — Great character is sometimes forged amid great turmoil. Sabina: Tortured for Christ, the Nazi Years is the story of how God’s love transformed an ambitious, atheistic hedonist into one of the greatest Christian women of the 20th century. GNA reporter Peter Wooding spoke to Voice of the Martyr’s Todd Nettleton to find out… Continue reading Sabina Movie Set to Inspire the Power of Forgiveness

$3 Million for the Benefit of Thousands of Impoverished Israeli Families

JERUSALEM — The coronavirus crisis has greatly impacted many families in Israel. To alleviate the overwhelming need, Israel’s Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs, together with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), has decided to provide more than $3 million for the benefit of individuals and families needing additional support. This will… Continue reading $3 Million for the Benefit of Thousands of Impoverished Israeli Families

Christ for all Nations Launches A Million Children for Jesus Campaign

TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA — Over 60% of the entire population of Africa is under the age of 25 and more than half of those are under the age of 16. In response as part of Christ for all Nation’s “Decade of Double Harvest”, the ministry has launched a campaign to reach a million children across… Continue reading Christ for all Nations Launches A Million Children for Jesus Campaign

Open Doors Helps Fadi who fled Boko Haram in Cameroon Several Times

CAMEROON — Fadi is a Christian from Cameroon who has been repeatedly displaced from her home by Boko Haram violence – but has now received much-needed emergency aid from Open Doors partners. Fadi – Cameroon Christian: “When I was in my village Barawa in 2013 Boko Haram came to attack our village. They came by… Continue reading Open Doors Helps Fadi who fled Boko Haram in Cameroon Several Times

Send Me Where No One Wants to Go

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BRADENTON, FL – The Lord answered that fervent title prayer from Carole Ward in 2001. As soon as she knew that He wanted her to go to Northern Uganda and South Sudan, she began to feel the pushback and resistance from well-intentioned church leaders and government officials. Entirely operated by indigenous leaders of Uganda and… Continue reading Send Me Where No One Wants to Go

Syrian Refugee’s Life-Changing Move to Lebanon

LEBANON — The civil war forced a Syrian, Jouan and his family to flee Syria to live as a refugee in Lebanon. But while there his cousin Pastor Nihad led him to faith in Christ. Watch his powerful story here. Jouan – Syrian refugee: “We used to live in a nice house. We had our… Continue reading Syrian Refugee’s Life-Changing Move to Lebanon

Serving Christ Along the Silk Road

GREENVILLE, SC – Silk Road Catalyst is a Multi-National family of Disciple-Makers engaging the Gospel-Deprived in and from the Silk Road Region through a Presence of Legitimacy. The original Silk Road was a network of trade routes connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe during the Han Dynasty in 130… Continue reading Serving Christ Along the Silk Road

CfaN’s Tanzania Crusade Sees Over 210,000 Decisions for Christ

TANZANIA — Thanks to CfaN’s multiplication strategy to train an army of evangelists they saw more than 210,000 decisions for Christ at their recent Operation Decapolis crusade in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. Christ for all Nations recently concluded their latest Gospel outreach in the East African city of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, resulting… Continue reading CfaN’s Tanzania Crusade Sees Over 210,000 Decisions for Christ

Refugee Housing Community Includes German Christians

GERMANY — Millions of refugees fleeing war and economic hardships in the Middle East and Africa have made their way to Europe. They must learn a new language and learn how to deal with schools, transportation, banks and everything else. But a Christian foundation in Germany has created a unique housing project to help refugees… Continue reading Refugee Housing Community Includes German Christians

Mercy Ships Gives Hope and Healing to Gamai

GUINEA, WEST AFRICA — Gamai received horrible burns as a child. Her mother, Confort, felt a deep shame for allowing this to happen to her child. Follow Confort and Gamai’s journey toward healing and see how a single surgery carried out by Mercy Ships while docked in Guinea in West Africa can impact an individual,… Continue reading Mercy Ships Gives Hope and Healing to Gamai

Global Disciples Hosts Live Nations Worship 2022 Event

LANCASTER, PA — NationsWorship, a live worship experience with participants from Africa, Asia, and the Americas, will be held at Dove Westgate church in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, as well as live streamed across the world on November 19, 2021. Global Disciples, with partners in 62 countries, will host the worship event. Those interested in joining the… Continue reading Global Disciples Hosts Live Nations Worship 2022 Event

Fish ‘n’ Chips Evangelism

CONROE, TX – It has been more than 2,000 years since Jesus invited Peter, Andrew, James, and John to follow Him along with the promise that He would transform them into fishers of men. (Matthew 4 & Mark 10) Although it has not been recorded, what He taught them about becoming fishers of me, there… Continue reading Fish ‘n’ Chips Evangelism

Andrew and Wendy Palau Share the Gospel with More Than 150,000 People Through Massive Regionwide Festival in Malawi

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BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Love Malawi Festival (September 19 through October 3) proved to be yet another powerful example of God’s grace and favor over Andrew and Wendy Palau’s ongoing evangelistic work. Uniting more than 2,250 local churches for two weeks of evangelistic ministry, this campaign helped saturate four cities in the east African nation of… Continue reading Andrew and Wendy Palau Share the Gospel with More Than 150,000 People Through Massive Regionwide Festival in Malawi

Guatemalan Girl’s Celebration of Shoeboxes

CLIFTON, TN — Jane Marie Franks in Tennessee chose to celebrate her 16th birthday by inviting family and friends to pack 500 Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. She was inspired to pack more boxes after visiting her native Guatemala, the country from which she was adopted as a child. Jane Marie Franks: My name is… Continue reading Guatemalan Girl’s Celebration of Shoeboxes

Vapor Ministries

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SYLACAUGA, AL – You’ve seen the numbers before. They are beyond our comprehension. 785,000,000 people have no access to clean drinking water. 3,600,000,000 people have no access to essential health services. One-third of all children suffer from malnutrition. 40% of the world has little or no access to the Gospel. Why don’t we more readily… Continue reading Vapor Ministries

Pray.com Partners with Unite Health Share Ministries to Inspire Gratitude, Spirituality and Faith

LOS ANGELES — Pray.com, the world’s most popular faith-based mental and spiritual health resource, today announced a partnership with Unite Health Share Ministries (UHSM), to help members and staff maintain their holistic health and well-being. UHSM is a faith-based health care nonprofit founded on Christian beliefs and values, and through this partnership, UHSM amplifies its… Continue reading Pray.com Partners with Unite Health Share Ministries to Inspire Gratitude, Spirituality and Faith

Life Changing Impact of Operation Christmas Child in Ecuador

ECUADOR — Romina, a 12-year-old girl in Ecuador, praises God for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift she received filled with colored markers and other delightful surprises. More importantly, she learned about God at the festive outreach event and received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Romina Alejandra Ruiz de Aragon: My name is… Continue reading Life Changing Impact of Operation Christmas Child in Ecuador

The Trash Mountain Project

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TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS – More than 15 million people worldwide live out their entire existence – work, home, play – in garbage dump communities. They wake up in the morning to the same stench of rotting and decaying garbage that they remembered yesterday. Try to grasp the reality. These are not a few people who live… Continue reading The Trash Mountain Project

Afghan Girls ‘In Terror’ of Becoming Taliban Brides

AFGHAN CHRISTIAN GIRLS 'TERRIFIED' OF BECOMING TALIBAN BRIDES: Young Christian women and girls in Afghanistan are living in terror of being abducted as child brides for Taliban fighters -- and they're turning to a unique ministry for help. "(We) are terrified," 16-year-old Nisha told satellite and online Christian broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org).

EASTON, MD — Young Christian women and girls in Afghanistan are living in terror of being abducted as child brides for Taliban fighters — and they’re turning to a unique ministry for help. “(We) are terrified,” 16-year-old Nisha told satellite and online Christian broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org). “Everyone is afraid and scared of the Taliban. I… Continue reading Afghan Girls ‘In Terror’ of Becoming Taliban Brides

Togo Doctor Answers Call to Give Sight To His Own People

TOGO — Dr. Abram Wodomé could’ve left this own country of Togo in West Africa to pursue a successful medical career abroad. But thanks to support from the Christian charity Mercy Ships Dr. Wodomé has chosen to provide vital cataract surgery and medical training in his home nation. As the country’s leading cataract surgeon, he… Continue reading Togo Doctor Answers Call to Give Sight To His Own People

Ligonier Ministries Partners with the Rosemary Jensen Bible Foundation to Send 100,000 Reformation Study Bibles to Christians in Africa by 2028

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ORLANDO, FL — Ligonier Ministries is expanding its campaign to distribute free copies of the Reformation Study Bible to pastors, teachers, and students in ten African countries. Having originally planned to deliver 36,000 study Bibles by 2028, this outreach has considerably outpaced its initial target, with a total of 30,000 expected to be distributed by… Continue reading Ligonier Ministries Partners with the Rosemary Jensen Bible Foundation to Send 100,000 Reformation Study Bibles to Christians in Africa by 2028

Open Doors USA Reacts to Missionary Kidnappings in Haiti

SANTA ANA, CA — Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA released a statement today regarding the news of 17 American missionaries who were abducted in Haiti this weekend. According to several sources, the abductors are also responsible for the kidnappings of five priests and two nuns earlier this year. “We are deeply concerned for the… Continue reading Open Doors USA Reacts to Missionary Kidnappings in Haiti

GFA World Staff Run for COVID-19 Relief

GFA World "Run for THEIR Life": Canadian-based mission agency GFA World hosts 5k run on behalf of those affected by COVID-19.

STONEY CREEK, ON — Gospel for Asia Canada (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan shares how the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing death and destruction to millions around the globe. For many in Asia, the affect of the virus is felt in more ways than one as they struggle to make ends meet during the lockdown.… Continue reading GFA World Staff Run for COVID-19 Relief

New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

MINISTRY LAUNCHES NEW GOSPEL OUTREACH -- IN AMERICA'S BIBLE BELT: Global Christian organization Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) is embarking on a new gospel outreach -- this time, in the heart of America's own Bible belt. Thousands in Dallas-Fort Worth -- a hub for migrants -- are crying out for a message of hope in the midst of the pandemic, financial stress, and turmoil, the organization says.

CRETE, IL — A ministry that shares the Bible with people in far-flung corners of the world is embarking on a new faith outreach — this time, in the heart of America’s own Bible belt. As desperate migrants from Central America and other countries flood into Texas, Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) says thousands of… Continue reading New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

Filipino Siblings Continue Persecuted Father’s Ministry

PHILIPPINES — In the Philippines, 15 years on from the murder of their persecuted father, Pastor Mocsin, we hear an update from siblings Emelyn and Jun-Jun. Emelyn: “I miss those times when we went to church together as a family. Then, during church services, we were complete. We would lead the praise and worship. Then… Continue reading Filipino Siblings Continue Persecuted Father’s Ministry

Is Your Church Ready for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church?

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Christian Freedom International (CFI) has designed a free church Prayer Kit to equip churches for the “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.” This annual event — held on the first Sunday in November — unites churches to pray for Christians worldwide who face persecution. “The catastrophe in Afghanistan — with Christians… Continue reading Is Your Church Ready for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church?

Restoring Health and Hope in Haiti

LES CAYES, HAITI — When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked western Haiti the morning of August 14, more than 2,000 people were killed and over 12,000 were injured. Healthcare services on that part of the island were also incapacitated. Samaritan’s Purse immediately responded to the tragedy, airlifting tons of critical relief supplies, including plastic tarp… Continue reading Restoring Health and Hope in Haiti

Largest Private Gift Ever to Christian Medical Missions

NEW YORK — African Mission Healthcare expresses gratitude to Jewish entrepreneur Mark Gerson and his wife, Rabbi Erica Gerson, for committing $18 million dollars to support the lifesaving work of African Mission Healthcare (AMH), a nonprofit Christian Medical Missions organization envisaged by Gerson and his friend Dr. Jon Fielder, who become friends 30 years ago… Continue reading Largest Private Gift Ever to Christian Medical Missions

Churches Confront ‘Raw Trauma’ in Shadow of ‘Forgotten’ War

HEALING RAW TRAUMA OF 'FORGOTTEN' WAR: Michael Johnson, president of Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), talks with people still suffering raw trauma in the aftermath of the "forgotten" war in the former Soviet nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Partnering with local churches, SGA brings aid and comfort.

LOVES PARK, Ill – Churches in the first-ever country to adopt Christianity as its national religion are confronting “the rawest imaginable trauma” in the wake of a “forgotten” war. With the news dominated by Afghanistan — and the recent focus on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in the U.S. — the victims of the lesser-known… Continue reading Churches Confront ‘Raw Trauma’ in Shadow of ‘Forgotten’ War

Girls Exposed to ‘Shadow Pandemic’ of Sexual Abuse, GFA World Says

GIRLS FACE 'SHADOW PANDEMIC' OF SEXUAL ABUSE: COVID-19 has triggered a "shadow pandemic" of sexual abuse and exploitation against girls, a new report reveals on International Day of the Girl Child, Oct. 11. The report -- Young Victims Remain Hidden in the Pandemic's Shadow (http://www.gfa.org/press/girls) -- by GFA World (www.gfa.org) gives shocking insights into child marriage and online exploitation.

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, shares how COVID-19 has triggered a “shadow pandemic” of sexual abuse, violence and exploitation against girls, a shocking new report reveals on International Day of the Girl Child, Oct. 11. More than ever, girls… Continue reading Girls Exposed to ‘Shadow Pandemic’ of Sexual Abuse, GFA World Says

In Chains for Christ in Laos

LAOS — Last year, three Christians in Laos, Southeast Asia were arrested because of their faith. Here, they recount their experiences – and how they knew God was with them. As one of them told an Open Doors partner, “Even when I was in prison, I felt I was not alone. I felt your prayers.”… Continue reading In Chains for Christ in Laos

Helping Homeowners Sift Through the Ashes in California Dixie Fire Aftermath

GREENVILLE, CA — When the first sparks of the Dixie Fire ignited in Plumas County, California, in July, no one could have predicted that it would burn clear across the Sierra over the next two months and consume nearly 1 million acres to become the second-largest wildfire in the state’s history. The conflagration destroyed over… Continue reading Helping Homeowners Sift Through the Ashes in California Dixie Fire Aftermath

Virtual Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV

WASHINGTON — The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) magazine, will host its signature event online this fall. The 24th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest on October 16–17, 2021 offers live talks from leading Bible scholars and archaeologists from around the world via Zoom. Paid participants can enjoy a weekend of accessible, online learning… Continue reading Virtual Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV

Coptic Solidarity Commemorates the Deaths of 27 Copts at the 10th Anniversary of the Maspero Massacre

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago, on October 9, 2011, the Egyptian Army murdered 27 Copts and injured 327 others for peacefully protesting the destruction of a church, in what became known as the Maspero Massacre. Coptic Solidarity’s virtual Zoom program will honor the rally participants, heroes, and martyrs from that day. Register today to join… Continue reading Coptic Solidarity Commemorates the Deaths of 27 Copts at the 10th Anniversary of the Maspero Massacre

Help for Hurricane Ida Victims

HOUMA, LA — Hurricane Ida came ashore in Louisiana last August on the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina. Ida was the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to ever hit the Gulf state. First-responders immediately headed to the hardest hit areas, and they stayed on after the storm disappeared from the news headlines. Among the first… Continue reading Help for Hurricane Ida Victims

MORE for Missionary Kids in Canada

DELTA, BC – MORE Network Services is one of only a few missional organizations in North America that specializes in facilitating the growth of missionary kids (MKs). Now in its 10th year, MORE is achieving its goal of mission-sending and training organizations, churches, and individuals to work “collaboratively and congenially” with each other. Network members… Continue reading MORE for Missionary Kids in Canada

Open Eyes Is Accelerating Access to the Gospel

WHEATON, IL – The men on the motorcycles are “Mobile Messengers,” and they are heading out to share the Gospel of Christ with people who live in hard-to-reach places. The Mobile Messengers play a significant role in the ministry of Open Eyes, Open Eyes’ Mobile Messengers are recruited from indigenous Christian leaders. They are trained… Continue reading Open Eyes Is Accelerating Access to the Gospel