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Ukraine unrest leads to unity   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-04 - 15 days ago
Ukraine (MNN) -- Ukraine's divided Church is starting to come together. EFCA ReachGlobal's Amy Richey shares more: "The denominational barriers in Ukraine are very, very strong. There tends to be some pretty big silos, and some pretty big lines in the sand." But a recent prayer meeting began erasing those lines. "Any denomination was welcome,... Read more

Earthquake hits Chile   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-04 - 15 days ago
Chile (MNN) -- An 8.2 magnitude earthquake, followed by aftershocks as strong as 7.6, rocked the country of Chile. Seismic activity is common there, which explains why only six people lost their lives. About 2500 homes were damaged in Alto Hospicio, a poor region of the country. Thankfully, Southern Baptist International Mission Board missionaries in... Read more

CenterForm: training for the mission field right outside your door   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-04 - 15 days ago
USA (MNN) -- Did you know we're all called to be missionaries? That doesn't always mean we're to fly across the world. Often, the field is right where we're standing. CenterForm is a missional formation program of The Mission Society. Co-directors John and Katheryn Heinz tell how they work with churches to get everyone involved.... Read more

Hunger in South Sudan could rival famine of 1980s   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-04 - 15 days ago
South Sudan (MNN) -- South Sudan hit another wall in peace talks. They're indefinitely delayed, and the fighting is renewed. The United Nation says if nothing changes, the food crisis this is creating will rival the famine of the 1980s. Jeff Palmer with Baptist Global Response says their team just wrapped up an assessment in... Read more

What are you giving up for Lent?   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-04 - 15 days ago
International (MNN) -- Lent is celebrated by many different denominations. World Renew challenges fellow believers to think about the season of Lent as a commitment to give God our whole heart. Co-director of World Renew Ida Kaastra Mutoigo believes that giving our hearts back to God is more significant than giving up food, drink, or... Read more

Sowing Gospel seeds in Tunisia   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-03 - 16 days ago
Tunisia (MNN) -- Change has been slow for Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Young people are leaving to find better jobs. For those who remain, most of them use social media often. Pray that young people will find and “Like” pages with Scripture portions, Bible stories, and music. The Southern Baptist International Mission... Read more

Kenya promises justice   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-03 - 16 days ago
Kenya (MNN) -- International Christian Concern says Kenya's government is vowing justice for the church attack in Mombasa 11 days ago. Since that deadly shooting, militants have struck Nairobi three times, raising questions about Kenya's vulnerability to terrorists. Open Doors contacts say the Church won't be silenced. They're determined to share the hope of Christ... Read more

Upcoming India elections stir fear, prayer   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-03 - 16 days ago
India (MNN) -- India's elections are a month-long call to prayer for believers in the West. Beginning Monday April 7 to May 12, over 814 million people will cast their ballots for a new Prime Minister. CH Dyer of Bright Hope International says one candidate has India's Christians on-edge. "There is deep concern over this... Read more

Movie-like apologetics training hits universities   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-03 - 16 days ago
USA (MNN) -- Have you seen the movie God's Not Dead? There is an organization that's teaching young people to defend their faith in a secular context, just like the movie. President of Ratio Christi, Rick Schenker, says, "Ratio Christi is Latin for 'The reason of Christ.' Basically what we do is recruit trained apologists to... Read more

Fried crickets for sale   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-03 - 16 days ago
Cambodia (MNN) -- Food For the Hungry sets up savings groups that help needy people get a reliable income. Beth Allen of FH says, "A savings group is a group of people that come together..10-12 people usually, for a predetermined amount of time, where they take savings out of what they earned." The group pools their money... Read more

A return to Ukraine the only hope for Crimea orphans   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-02 - 17 days ago
Crimea (MNN) -- As democratic posturing continues over the Ukraine crisis, concern is growing for Crimea's orphans. Ukraine Without Orphans recently shared this with Amy Richey of EFCA ReachGlobal: "They're very concerned about getting the orphans that are in Crimea right now--which they estimate is between 3,000 and 4,000 children--back into Ukraine… Because Russia has... Read more

Christian leadership vacuum in Belarus   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-02 - 17 days ago
Belarus (MNN) -- Deported Christian workers in Belarus cause other Christian members in the churches to rise up and fill empty leadership positions. These new leaders are facing persecution and harassment from the Belarusian government. Global Advance team members see this as a critical time to encourage, equip, and minister to the Christian leaders. The... Read more

Christian appeals blasphemy conviction in Pakistan   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-02 - 17 days ago
Pakistan (MNN) -- Sawan Masih appealed his blasphemy conviction yesterday before the Lahore High Court in Pakistan. It's the second high-profile blasphemy case to come before them within the last 30 days. Under Pakistan's blasphemy laws, anything goes. Gospel For Asia's KP Yohannan says Christians "know that at anytime, they can be accused of something... Read more

30 Days 30 Peoples initiates prayer for the unreached in Africa   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-02 - 17 days ago
Africa (MNN) -- Are you looking for ways to invest in the world's unreached people groups? We have one that doesn't involve finances. A new 30-day prayer guide from Africa Inland Mission profiles the needs of African people groups that have yet to hear the Gospel. Daily e-mails provide helpful information to guide your prayers.... Read more

Islamist rebels attack Christians in Syria   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-02 - 17 days ago
Syria (MNN) -- More than 3,000 Syrian Christians are homeless and living in the hills of Northern Syria following a recent attack on the city of Kessab. Reports suggest that up to 80 Christians have been killed at the hands of al-Qaeda linked terrorists. E3 Partners Tom Doyle says, "We've heard that as many as 11... Read more

There is hope in Syria   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-01 - 18 days ago
Syria (MNN) -- Syrian refugee children may get some help from Christian satellite television for the Middle East and North Africa. SAT-7's network conference gathered in Turkey last week. SAT-7's Terence Ascott says hope in an era of hopeless was the focus. He says something practical came from the conference. "Why doesn't our children's channel... Read more

Languages added to Deaf Bible 2.0   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-01 - 18 days ago
Int'l (MNN) -- It might surprise you that one of the largest unreached people groups in the world is the deaf community. Faith Comes by Hearing has worked with DOOR International and other partners to produce the Deaf Bible app. FCBH spokesman Bill Lohr says, "There's so little for the deaf in the entire world--one... Read more

Central African Republic a religious battleground?   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-01 - 18 days ago
Central African Republic (MNN) -- Hatred is festering as Muslims and Christians continue to war in the Central African Republic. The one-year anniversary of the coup just passed, and it was deadly. The African Union just branded the Christian militia targeting Muslims as "terrorists" and will treat them as enemy combatants. David Curry with Open... Read more

Christian Aid-supported ministry puts love of God into action   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-04-01 - 18 days ago
Bolivia (MNN) -- The rain won't stop in Bolivia, and it's creating massive problems. Storms have been rolling in since October, and widespread flooding is overtaking entire communities. Rosa Contreras Hart oversees a Bolivian ministry support for Christian Aid Mission, your link to indigenous missions. "At least 60 people have been killed, more than 60,000... Read more

Every Child Ministries saves a young life   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-31 - 19 days ago
Ghana (MNN) -- (Yoder :22)  Will you make a difference in the life of a child? Every Child Ministries saved the life of a young boy, Prince, in Ghana through the financial support and prayer of sponsors. Prince suffered from scoliosis causing his spine to crush his internal organs. The surgery preformed saved his life and... Read more

Warning issued prior to Kenya attack   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-31 - 19 days ago
Kenya (MNN) -- Prior to the deadly attack in Mombasa, Kenya last Sunday, an Open Doors partner said he was warned of another threat. This partner works in the hostile northeastern border regions with Somalia. Someone in the community warned him that tactics are changing and that government and church leaders are being targeted by... Read more

A week of prayer for Afghanistan   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-31 - 19 days ago
Afghanistan (MNN) -- Elections in Afghanistan are scheduled for Saturday, April 5, and the Taliban has threatened to attack anyone who shows up to the polls. Speaking from the Middle East, Tom Doyle with E3 Partners says keeping voters at bay is key to the terrorists' goal. "The Taliban would like to go back to... Read more

Afghans address social issues with Scripture   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-31 - 19 days ago
Afghanistan (MNN) -- Nabil was an abusive, unloving father when he met Christ. During a recent episode of Secret of Life, this Afghan father called SAT-7, a Christian satellite television ministry to the Middle East and North Africa, to share how the Gospel turned him from his violent past. Domestic abuse is a major problem... Read more

Youth worker training in China?   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-31 - 19 days ago
China (MNN) -- The registered church in China is old. Few young people attend. China Partner is doing something about it, but it's a little controversial: they're starting youth ministry training. China Partner's Linda Pervenecki is the director of Youth Serve. Why is it controversial? Anybody under the age of 18 cannot be proselytized. Pervenecki... Read more

ASM Executive Director to step down   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-28 - 22 days ago
USA (MNN) -- God's blessings often require change. Tom Dudenhofer will be stepping down Monday after faithfully serving Audio Scripture Ministries for fourteen years. He says, "It's obvious that God has put Audio Scripture Ministries in a place of ministry emphasis that will be encouraged...by the new man that God has brought to us." This... Read more
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