Senegal Boy Receives Life-Changing Eating Disorder Treatment

SENEGAL — “Life is hard … Having a child who was born without the ability to eat,” said Ndeye. Ndeye’s only son Cheikh was born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate. As a result of this he struggled to breastfeed. His mother bottle fed him infant formula, trying desperately to ensure her baby… Continue reading Senegal Boy Receives Life-Changing Eating Disorder Treatment

Senior Church Leader in Eritrea Dies in Prison

ERITREA — Senior church leader was arrested without charge and jailed without ever going to trial. And now he has died behind bars in prison in Eritrea, the country some describe as the North Korea of Africa. Andrew Boyd of Release International reports on the life and death of one of the leading figures in… Continue reading Senior Church Leader in Eritrea Dies in Prison

Bringing Clean Water to Flooded Brazil

BRAZIL — When the Guiba River’s levee system was compromised, all but three neighborhoods in the city of Canoas in Brazil were suddenly, violently flooded. Any buildings still above water became shelters and distribution centers as donations poured into the region from across Brazil. As floodwaters now recede, new needs are uncovered, and Samaritan’s Purse… Continue reading Bringing Clean Water to Flooded Brazil

Developing Technology to Protect Biblical Translations in Remote Areas

ORLANDO, FL — Even if the equipment is confiscated or destroyed, if the unthinkable happens, the translation work -weeks or months of translation progress- is protected. Wycliffe Associates provides translators living in remote regions with the necessary technology to protect and accelerate the biblical translation. Wycliffe Associates, one of the world’s leading bible translation organizations,… Continue reading Developing Technology to Protect Biblical Translations in Remote Areas

Wycliffe Associates Undergoes Efforts to Supply Printed Bibles to Persecuted Christians in North Africa and the Middle East

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 working to provide printed Bibles for Christians in 13 language groups across North Africa and the Middle East. While national translators from these language groups have completed Scripture translations in… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Undergoes Efforts to Supply Printed Bibles to Persecuted Christians in North Africa and the Middle East

Franklin Graham to Share Message of God’s Love in Glasgow During UK Tour

Franklin Graham on the God Loves You Tour UK 2023. Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — Revd Franklin Graham and Christians from over 320 churches across Scotland are working together to bring the God Loves You Tour to the OVO Hydro in Glasgow next month. These family-friendly events will feature live music and a message of hope, and they are free and open to all. “This will be… Continue reading Franklin Graham to Share Message of God’s Love in Glasgow During UK Tour

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Temple, Texas, After Dozens Are Injured and Hundreds of Buildings Are Destroyed Following Tornado

Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying alongside Samaritan’s Purse to Temple, Texas, after an EF-2 tornado destroyed or severely damaged around 500 homes and businesses on Wednesday, May 22. Temple, located in Central Texas, is between Austin and Waco and is adjacent to Fort Cavazos (formerly Fort Hood). “When… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Temple, Texas, After Dozens Are Injured and Hundreds of Buildings Are Destroyed Following Tornado

Guadalupee and the Lawyer in Mexico who Helped Him

MEXICO— José Alfredo is a lawyer in Mexico who helps Christians like Guadalupe, who was threatened with expulsion by his indigenous community, to understand their legal rights and settle disputes so that they can continue to worship God freely and without fear. Gaudalupe – Mexico: Since we follow Christ who saved us, they harass us,… Continue reading Guadalupee and the Lawyer in Mexico who Helped Him

Facial Surgery Transforms Mechanics Life in Senegal

SENEGAL — At just 21 years old, Papa has already established himself as an exceptional mechanic, pursuing his dream of fixing motorbikes in his community. But when a large tumor began growing from the left side of his face, his dreams for the future became shadowed by fear.But his life was transformed after receiving facial… Continue reading Facial Surgery Transforms Mechanics Life in Senegal

Providing Child Friendly Spaces for Young Lives in War Torn Ukraine

UKRAINE — Since the war began in Ukraine not only has World Vision provided emergency humanitarian aid, but they’ve also created child friendly spaces to help many young people deal with the trauma of the conflict. The Christian charity is hoping government funding from the US and the UK for Ukraine will provide some stability… Continue reading Providing Child Friendly Spaces for Young Lives in War Torn Ukraine

Project of Love in the DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO — The Samaritan’s Purse Agape program is providing clean water and food for displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jean Lambert – Program Manager: The Agape Program started in March of 2023. It is a multi-sectoral project; we have the WASH sector, in which we have constructed… Continue reading Project of Love in the DRC

Beginning the Relief Work in Brazil

BRAZIL — Samaritan’s Purse is beginning the work by unloading relief supplies—including hygiene kits, shelter tarp, water filters, and blankets—from two airlifts to southern Brazil. The region is suffering through deadly flooding, and many people are in need of both spiritual comfort and tangible aid. Our teams are on the ground to help in Jesus’… Continue reading Beginning the Relief Work in Brazil

KP Yohannan Update: Laid to Rest in Kerala, India

KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) speaking at the GFA World "Renewing Your Passion" conference in March 2022

WILLS POINT, TX — The final services for K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), GFA World founder and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, were a bittersweet time for friends, family, fellow servants of Christ, and what seemed like much of the world. After his tragic death in the United States, K.P. Yohannan’s mortal remains were transported to… Continue reading KP Yohannan Update: Laid to Rest in Kerala, India

Media Ministry Supports Yemen’s Isolated Christians

YEMEN — A Christian media organization is supporting isolated Christians in Yemen, as the nation’s Houthi rebels continue to launch attacks in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Broadcaster SAT-7 is one of very few Christian broadcasters active in Yemen, a nation in turmoil after nearly a decade of civil war. GNA reporter Peter… Continue reading Media Ministry Supports Yemen’s Isolated Christians

Church Members Return after Militant Attack in Central African Republic

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC — In March 2023, a militant Muslim group attacked Pastor Samuel’s* village in southern Central African Republic (CAR). Most of the Christians – including Pastor Samuel – fled. But through support and prayers from Christian charity Open Doors, he and many of his church have returned to rebuild their lives. Gérard* –… Continue reading Church Members Return after Militant Attack in Central African Republic

Simin, a Christian Imprisoned for Leading a Church in Iran

IRAN —Islam and the regime in Iran have destroyed the identity of women,” says Simin*, a Christian in the Middle East who participated in a training by Open Doors on discipleship. Today, in addition to helping other women overcome the pain of persecution, she also prepares them to serve God When Simin decided to follow… Continue reading Simin, a Christian Imprisoned for Leading a Church in Iran

KP Yohannan: His Commitment to the Gospel was Steadfast

KP Yohannan aka Metropolitan Yohan (1950-2024)

WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. KP Yohannan, founder and director of GFA world and Metropolitan of the Believers Eastern Church, went to be with the Lord on May 8 following a serious accident in Dallas, Texas, on May 7. “KP Yohannan’s commitment to the gospel was steadfast throughout his lifetime,” said NRB President & CEO Troy… Continue reading KP Yohannan: His Commitment to the Gospel was Steadfast

Family’s Life Changed When Their “Miracle Boy” Got a Wheelchair in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — When Jacob was born he couldn’t breath and was declared dead. But his parents prayed and ten minutes later he started breathing, so they called him their miracle boy. Now 7-years-old Jacob has cerebral palsy and his family had no access to a wheelchair. But through the Joni and Friends Wheels for… Continue reading Family’s Life Changed When Their “Miracle Boy” Got a Wheelchair in the Philippines

Egypt Churches Hit by Violent Protests

EGYPT — Last month during Holy week in Egypt local Christians in two villages came under attack during violent protests by Islamist extremists to prevent the construction of a church building. In response a team from the Christian ministry Help The Persecuted went to provide much-needed support for these believers who were grappling with the… Continue reading Egypt Churches Hit by Violent Protests

American Missionary Couple, Haitian Mission Director Killed by Gangs in Haiti

American missionaries Davy and Natalie Lloyd were killed in Haiti. (Photo via Ben Baker/Facebook)

HAITI — Three people, a Haitian man and an American couple who all worked for a Christian mission organization, were killed by gang members near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday night (May 23). The group had reportedly been kidnapped earlier in the evening after leaving a youth event hosted at a church. Natalie and Davy Lloyd… Continue reading American Missionary Couple, Haitian Mission Director Killed by Gangs in Haiti

KP Yohannan’s Radio Ministry Legacy: Touching Millions of Lives Across the Globe

WILLS POINT, TX — The public viewing for the late Dr. K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) on May 15 in Dallas, Texas, was attended by approximately a thousand mourners, including presidents of national Christian organizations; former dignitaries of the Indian parliament; bishops, priests and leaders of various Christian denominations; and many men and women who grew… Continue reading KP Yohannan’s Radio Ministry Legacy: Touching Millions of Lives Across the Globe

Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus in Sudan

SUDAN —Samaritan’s Purse is providing food, medical care, and hygiene instruction to refugees in Sudan who have fled their homes due to ongoing violence in their country. Miriam Ngamu – Samaritan’s Purse: When this bomb came, she was just in the house doing her own things and found herself already in the hospital. She did… Continue reading Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus in Sudan

Viewing for KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan & GFA World Founder) Attended by P.J. Kurien & Many More

WILLS POINT, TX — On May 15, around a thousand people visited Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas, to pay tribute the late Dr. K.P. Yohannan (Metroplitan Yohan), founder of GFA World. Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., a steady stream of people flowed into the funeral parlor, including presidents of national Christian organizations; former… Continue reading Viewing for KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan & GFA World Founder) Attended by P.J. Kurien & Many More

Pastor Imprisoned in Vietnam Thanks God for The Persecution

VIETNAM —To avoid being imprisoned, Pastor Foom spent two days hiding in the mountains near his village. However, in the end they caught him. In 2002, Pastor Foom Chao opened his eyes after the prayer. At the alarming scene of the police waiting to arrest him, he was arrested for taking Bibles to the jungles… Continue reading Pastor Imprisoned in Vietnam Thanks God for The Persecution

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Northeast Oklahoma After Tornadoes Pummeled 37-Mile Area

Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying alongside Samaritan’s Purse to Bartlesville/Barnsdall, Oklahoma, after multiple tornadoes ripped through a 37-mile area, damaging and destroying hundreds of homes and utilities in Osage County, north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. “We’ve seen an unbelievable outbreak of tornadoes across the Midwest over the last few… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Northeast Oklahoma After Tornadoes Pummeled 37-Mile Area

Native American Tribes Experience Revival

USA —Sanities on social networks, liberation from addictions, and conversion to Jesus Christ. The revival is spreading in some Native American territories. In some aspects, the situation of Native Americans has not changed. They face problematic circumstances ranging from substance abuse to a massive impact of COVID and an alarming number of missing and murdered… Continue reading Native American Tribes Experience Revival

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Critical Aid and Disaster Response Specialists to Flood-Stricken Brazil via Back-To-Back Flights

Courtesy of Samaritan's Purse

BOONE, NC — Over the weekend, Samaritan’s Purse deployed its DC-8 and 757 cargo planes to Porto Alegre, Brazil in response to the catastrophic flooding and landslides that have struck the nation. In less than two weeks, the onslaught of relentless rain has killed more than 100 people, displaced thousands, and devastated communities throughout southern… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Critical Aid and Disaster Response Specialists to Flood-Stricken Brazil via Back-To-Back Flights

My Tribute to KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) by Hank Hanegraaff

Hank Hanegraaff with K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan)

CHARLOTTE, NC — I find it of no small significance that K.P. entered the “great cloud of witnesses” surrounding us between the Orthodox Church’s celebration of the Sunday of Holy Pascha and the Sunday of Saint Thomas—the disciple who first brought Christianity to India in AD 52. This constitutes a certain sign that the GFA… Continue reading My Tribute to KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) by Hank Hanegraaff

Churches in Occupied Ukraine Face Increasing Persecution

UKRAINE — Hundreds of churches have been forced to close in the occupied territories of Ukraine by Russian troops and there are reports that at least 70 pastors have been killed. In response Christian charity Mission Eurasia is providing support to the churches that have remained open in the region. As the war in Ukraine… Continue reading Churches in Occupied Ukraine Face Increasing Persecution

The Underground Church (GCM) Responds to the Israel, Gaza, and Iran Conflicts

Your immediate support is crucial as tensions escalate between Israel and Iran. Join us in making a tangible difference by spreading the message of peace and providing vital aid where it is most desperately needed. Making disciples-our core action-is the greatest benefit to Israel's national security. As we make disciples in regions traditionally enemies toward Israel, a remarkable transformation occurs: Muslims not only embrace the Jewish Messiah but begin to love the Jewish people themselves.

NAMPA, IDAHO — Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM). As tensions escalate between Israel and Iran and protests intensify globally condemning Israel and supporting Hamas, GCM’s CEO Mike Patino called for a closed meeting with its underground coaches worldwide. The purpose was to understand their unique perspectives on the unfolding situation and determine a collective response by… Continue reading The Underground Church (GCM) Responds to the Israel, Gaza, and Iran Conflicts

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to The Houston, Texas, Area Following Widespread Flooding

Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are deploying to the Houston, Texas, area as excessive flooding has impacted a large swath of the region. The deadly storms dropped several inches of rain, causing rivers to overflow and flood homes, businesses and roadways. “We’ve found that flooding can be… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to The Houston, Texas, Area Following Widespread Flooding

KP Yohannan: The Gentle Man Who Shook the Missions World

Metropolitan Yohan interacting with admirers in India, July 2017

MOORESVILLE, NC — KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) — founder of missions agency GFA World (formerly Gospel for Asia) who died May 8 — once said to me: “I’m just a skinny kid from India who grew up to be a follower of Jesus.” Genuine humility was the mark of the man — a man whom… Continue reading KP Yohannan: The Gentle Man Who Shook the Missions World

Evangelist Returns to Jamaica Where He Accepted Christ to Conduct Gospel Festival

JAMAICA — As a 27-year-old rebellious son of one of the world’s best known evangelists, Andrew Palau never believed 31 years later he would return to Jamaica where he accepted Christ to conduct his own evangelistic festival. More than three decades later he is continuing the legacy of his father Luis Palau by sharing the… Continue reading Evangelist Returns to Jamaica Where He Accepted Christ to Conduct Gospel Festival

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Emergency Supplies to Sudan

Courtesy of Samaritan's Purse

BOONE, NC — Tomorrow, Samaritan’s Purse will airlift more than 1,200 rolls of emergency shelter material to Sudan using its DC-8 cargo plane. The heavy-duty tarp will provide desperately needed shelter to more than 42,000 people suffering in Sudan. Conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and a rebel militia group over the past year has… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Emergency Supplies to Sudan

Public Viewing, Funeral for Missions Leader KP Yohannan

WILLS POINT, TX — The public viewing and funeral arrangements for KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), one of the world’s best-known Christian leaders and missiologists who died May 8, have been announced. Yohannan, 74, died at a Dallas hospital following a traffic accident on May 7 near the Dallas-area campus of GFA World (www.gfa.org), the global… Continue reading Public Viewing, Funeral for Missions Leader KP Yohannan

Missionary Statesman KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) Enters Eternity

WILLS POINT, TEXAS— K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), founder and director of GFA World and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, departed in the presence of God on May 8, 2024. He was a missionary statesman with an undying call to share the love of Christ with this world and to inspire others to follow in his… Continue reading Missionary Statesman KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) Enters Eternity

My Retrospective on the Life of KP Yohannan

K.P. Yohannan and David Mains as young men some five decades ago

It hasn’t been a full day yet since being told the news that K.P. Yohannan died. As I sit at my desk and record my thoughts, I am fighting back tears. I sense I am still in shock. I believe I am one of the few who still called him K.P. It’s how he introduced… Continue reading My Retrospective on the Life of KP Yohannan

Modern Indiana Jones on a Mission to Find Lost Biblical Locations

US —In a world where adventure and faith intertwine, we meet Bob Cornuke, a real-life modern Indiana Jones. His mission is not to seek lost treasures, but to prove the accuracy of the biblical scriptures by uncovering forgotten locations. With a background that blends the police intrigue of the FBI and the bravery of an… Continue reading Modern Indiana Jones on a Mission to Find Lost Biblical Locations

Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows

WAR THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES: In Ukraine, a 10-year-old boy sketched this picture while sitting in church. “Everything for these kids is about the war,” said Eric Mock, who frequently travels to Ukraine with U.S. mission organization Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

LOVES PARK, IL — Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows — Children in Ukraine, for whom death and destruction has become part of life, are expressing themselves through “war art” — giving a heart-wrenching window into their young minds and souls. Eleven-year-old Sophia’s wartime artwork shows missiles raining down while… Continue reading Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows

Persecuted Iranian Plumber Finds New Hope Through Help The Persecuted Enduring Livelihoods Business

IRAN —When persecuted Iranian plumber *Hamid was forced to flee his home country of Iran he struggled to find work in the new country he moved to with his family. However Christian ministry Help The Persecuted helped him start his own plumbing business through their Enduring Livelihoods initiative. Not only is this enabling him to… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Plumber Finds New Hope Through Help The Persecuted Enduring Livelihoods Business

Rushing Food to Sudan

SUDAN —Samaritan’s Purse is rushing food and relief to displaced people in Kordofan, Sudan, before spring rains make roads to the region inaccessible. They are providing much-needed food and hygiene training to those who fled to the region to escape war. “The needs are enormous,” said Collins Enabu, a Samaritan’s Purse staff member. “We’re running… Continue reading Rushing Food to Sudan

Damali Starts Construction on a Hospital in Uganda

Faith of a Child Foundation

SANTA YNEZ, CA — Together with Faith of a Child Foundation, Damali Mirembe, the director of the Sonrise Baby Home, recently started construction on a new hospital to serve the Kayunga District of Uganda. The new hospital will include a maternity ward, a pediatric ward, a fully equipped laboratory, emergency care and several in-patient beds.… Continue reading Damali Starts Construction on a Hospital in Uganda

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Sulphur, Oklahoma, Following Deadly Tornado

Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are deploying to Sulphur, Oklahoma, after a massive tornado devastated the community of 5,000 on Sunday. According to news reports, more than 20 tornadoes impacted Oklahoma, resulting in approximately 100 reported injuries, four deaths, and untold property damage. “The swath of devastation… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Sulphur, Oklahoma, Following Deadly Tornado

Organization Helps Children in Bolivia Heal Their Hearts and Find Jesus

BOLIVIA — The Children’s Heart Project organizes critical heart surgeries for children and girls in countries where access to them is difficult. Congenital Heart Disease are defects in the heart. Therefore, these children do nothave a long life expectancy. Once they have had surgery, you can see the ompact it has on their families. Daniela… Continue reading Organization Helps Children in Bolivia Heal Their Hearts and Find Jesus

Pakistan Church Severely Damaged in Violent Attack

PAKISTAN —Last summer violent mob attacks on churches in the Punjab province in Pakistan hit the headlines. Sadly attacks like these are continuing. Recently another church was severely damaged when Islamist mobs poured caustic chemicals on a church and set it aflame. However Help The Persecuted was quick to respond by providing emergency support to… Continue reading Pakistan Church Severely Damaged in Violent Attack

Facing Rejection in Nepal After Choosing Christ

NEPAL — Pramila* has faced rejection by her family and her husband in Nepal several times since becoming a Christian, but she won’t let go of her faith in Jesus. But she has received support from Open Doors to move on with her life including help to start her own shop. Pramila* – Nepal: I… Continue reading Facing Rejection in Nepal After Choosing Christ

Iraqi Woman Faces House Arrest and Forced Marriage

IRAQ — When she became a Christian, Sara* experienced a miraculous escape after her father put her under house arrest and arranged a forced marriage to a Muslim man for her. Thanks to support from Open Doors, Sara knows her true value in Christ as she serves others. Open Doors’ vision is that every persecuted… Continue reading Iraqi Woman Faces House Arrest and Forced Marriage

Rabbi and Physics Professor Discuss Israel’s Escape from Iranian Missile Onslaught

ISRAEL —After an Iranian missile barrage earlier this month against Israel, many people who endured the explosions and sirens during the night were both relieved and stunned to learn that 99 percent of the more than 300 drones and missiles fired at them were shot down, and most did not even make it to Israeli… Continue reading Rabbi and Physics Professor Discuss Israel’s Escape from Iranian Missile Onslaught

Brutally Beaten Egyptian Pastor Finds Safety and Support Through Help The Persecuted Ministry

EGYPT —On his way home one night in Egyptian Pastor Nimer was brutally beaten and his attackers even threatened to kill him. Forced to flee he found safety for his family at a Help The Persecuted safe house where he is also receiving ongoing practical and spiritual support from the Christian ministry. Despite this intense… Continue reading Brutally Beaten Egyptian Pastor Finds Safety and Support Through Help The Persecuted Ministry

Persecuted Iranian Refugees Encouraged and Inspired at Spiritual Retreat

IRAN —When persecuted Iranian Christians are forced to flee the country they face many challenges as they seek to start a new life as refugees, including being treated as second class citizens and feelings of isolation. In response Christian ministry Help The Persecuted hosted a spiritual retreat for Iranian refugees in a country that can’t… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Refugees Encouraged and Inspired at Spiritual Retreat

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