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South Sudan refugees the forgotten of the forgotten   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-19 - 28 days ago
South Sudan (MNN) -- South Sudan’s refugees are the forgotten among the forgotten…and their number is still growing. Over 700,000 people have been displaced by violence--and it’s getting worse. Bruce Smith with Wycliffe Associates says the trouble has hit them, too. "Our teams have actually temporarily evacuated in recent months because of some of that... Read more

Native Americans: Crossing the Great Divide   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-19 - 28 days ago
USA (MNN) -- Some people think the Great Commission is only for overseas missionaries. According to Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, that view often leads to missed opportunities. "There is like this Grand Canyon between the world of the American Church and the first mission field that there ever was in North America, which... Read more

100 Christians murdered in Nigeria attack   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-19 - 28 days ago
Nigeria (MNN) -- When the government stands still as thousands fall prey to violence, who can you trust? E3 Partners shares how Nigerian Christians must ask this question when facing violence from the Boko Haram and their neighbors as well. Last week, two separate village attacks occurred, the second resulting in 100 Christians dead. The Fulani... Read more

Adopt a Pal gains new meaning   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-19 - 28 days ago
Papua New Guinea (MNN) -- When you hear the words Adopt a Pal, what comes to mind? You may picture pet adoption, but Chris and Maggie Hostetter have something else in mind. They're serving God in Papua New Guinea with New Tribes Mission, translating Scripture for the Pal people. Can you Adopt a Pal family... Read more

Summer camp: AMG style   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-18 - 29 days ago
International (MNN) -- It's been a long, hard winter.  Ready to talk about summer? Let's start with summer camp. The season is already underway for AMG International. Pat Ragan with AMG explains, "We have a camping ministry in Guatemala, one in the Philippines, one in Thailand, and one in Greece, as well." Children in their... Read more

Kazakhstan pastor update   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-18 - 29 days ago
Kazakhstan (MNN) -- An update on Pastor Kashkumbaev from Voice Of the Martyrs says that after nine months in jail, the 67-year-old Kazakhstan native was released mid-February. However, he's been ordered to pay a large fine and could face new charges. Please pray that Kashkumbaev's faithfulness through this trial would be a witness to both... Read more

Ukrainians fearful following Crimea referendum   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-18 - 29 days ago
Ukraine (MNN) -- "I see lots of fear and anxiety when I talk to people." That's the word from President of Russian Ministries Sergey Rakhuba following the Crimea referendum on Sunday. Rakhuba is now in Ukraine and says the fear and anxiety is created by President Vladimir Putin. "They think that nothing can stop him... Read more

Mangoes in ministry   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-18 - 29 days ago
Bangladesh (MNN) -- What do mangoes have to do with the Gospel? Maybe a lot more than you'd expect. Christian Aid Mission, your link to indigenous missions, planted mango trees in southeast Bangladesh, providing jobs and relationship opportunities. Since '94, Christians have gradually gained the trust of the Maru people, sharing with them the deep... Read more

Hope remains in disaster zones   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-18 - 29 days ago
Japan (MNN) -- It's been three years since a devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis hit northern Japan. Survivors are still struggling today, but Takeshi Takazawa of Asian Access says hope remains. "We have seen many, many people becoming Christians. They have seen the tangible love, and they're responding to it." Asian Access is looking to... Read more

Open Doors Fortify engages U.S. youth   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-17 - 1 month ago
USA (MNN) -- U.S. college kids are showing their support for the Persecuted Church. Open Doors USA says their new program gives students a tangible way to reach persecuted believers around the world. One campaign uses social media to encourage Christians in Iraq. Another uses pocket change to help believers who've lost everything. CONTINUE READING... Read more

SAT-7 wins prizes for quality film production   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-17 - 1 month ago
Egypt (MNN) -- A film competition is encouraging dialogue in Egypt. SAT-7, a Christian satellite television ministry to the Middle East and North Africa, organized the contest to bring people from different backgrounds together. Independent judges had to choose three winners from 52 submissions. Two of the top three were SAT-7 productions. CONTINUE READING for... Read more

The problem with Syria   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-17 - 1 month ago
Syria (MNN) -- Syria is being pressured to make the third anniversary of its conflict the last marked by blood. A third of the country's population has been displaced, creating the worst refugee crisis in 20 years. The trouble is: money pledged to help them isn't coming in. Ken Little with World Renew explains why.... Read more

2014 World Cup to cause human trafficking spike   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-17 - 1 month ago
Brazil (MNN) -- With less than 90 days to go until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, tickets are in high demand. So are women and children. The World Cup is expected to cause a spike in human trafficking. EFCA ReachGlobal's Jeff Droogsma says they'll be in each World Cup city, but not to watch... Read more

Encouragement from preview trip   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-17 - 1 month ago
Philippines (MNN) -- When you accepted Christ, one of the first things you did was get a Bible, right? Did you know that in some countries, whole congregations learn from one beat up Bible? It's true in the Philippines. Christian Resources International recently returned from a preview trip distributing half a million dollars' worth of... Read more

Change coming soon to Biblica   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-14 - 1 month ago
USA (MNN) -- After successfully guiding Biblica into its third century of ministry, CEO Doug Lockhart will be stepping aside in 2015. Lockhart and his wife are sensing God positioning them for something new. Under his leadership, Biblica launched the Community Bible Experience and the digitization of their Bible translations. The year-long transition will allow... Read more

Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-14 - 1 month ago
Nigeria (MNN) -- Nigeria's Speaker of the House of Representatives says their country is out of excuses for failing to stop the Boko Haram. The latest attacks targeted 19 sleeping students. This terrorist group has created an unreported human catastrophe. World Mission's Greg Kelley says, "People have literally lost everything. Their homes have been burnt.... Read more

Sexual abuse survivor gains legal, spiritual victory   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-14 - 1 month ago
Guatemala (MNN) -- If a sexual abuse case is brought to court in Guatemala, the likelihood that the abuser will not be punished is also 90%. That's what makes a recent trial so special for Kids Alive International. A young girl in their Oasis program had to testify against the man who prostituted her for... Read more

Christians supporting Zimbabwe flood survivors   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-14 - 1 month ago
Zimbabwe (MNN) -- Zimbabwe just endured some of its worst flooding in 40 years. Evacuations saved lives but left survivors in dismal conditions. Most of the camps don't have enough food, water, or much of anything else. Global Aid Network partners are trying to meet those needs. They sent 900 water filters, in addition to... Read more

A mission trip to San Ramon needs you   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-14 - 1 month ago
Guatemala (MNN) -- Have you ever stumbled into a big opportunity to share the Gospel? Over a year ago, Paradise Bound Ministries came across a Guatemalan village nobody knew was there. Fear on both sides threatened any chance of sharing physical or spiritual aid. Dan Smith of Paradise Bound explains what happened:  "You [MNN] prayed... Read more

Teaching poverty solutions   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-13 - 1 month ago
USA (MNN) -- The Seed Company is working to end biblical poverty everywhere. This month, they're inviting kids to be a part of it, too. Two bloggers connected to the ministry launched a campaign to raise $1000 toward Bible translation work in the Tagasa region of Southeast Asia. They'll walk you through ways to make... Read more

ESL training conference comes to Cornerstone   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-13 - 1 month ago
USA (MNN) -- Fun and Interactive is how the 13th Annual Cornerstone University English as a Second Language training conference is being described. Cornerstone University's Dr. Michael Pasquale is organizing the April 5 event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "We have a passion at Cornerstone of training teachers to be effective. Whether they're in a school... Read more

Ministry speaks up as Crimea referendum draws near   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-13 - 1 month ago
Ukraine (MNN) -- In neighboring Ukraine, tensions remain high as Sunday's Crimea referendum draws near. Ukrainian forces are still being held hostage by Russian troops. They've told Reuters that one executive order could end their lives. Russian Ministries is standing with churches in the region, helping people find stability in Christ. CONTINUE READING for links... Read more

New vision, same ministry in Haiti   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-13 - 1 month ago
Haiti (MNN) -- Things are changing in Haiti. 11 years ago, Haiti declared voodoo as its state religion. Four years ago, a massive quake changed that. Ron Sparks with Baptist Haiti Mission says, "One of the exciting things that we've seen since the earthquake a few years ago is how many of the churches have had... Read more

Keep your eyes on Sochi   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-13 - 1 month ago
Russia (MNN) -- The world's eyes will soon be off of Sochi, Russia, with the Paralympics coming to a close this Sunday. But there's one thing that should stay on your radar: Sochi's government is trying to auction off the property and buildings of an evangelical church. According to Forum 18 News, the next court... Read more

Far Corners shares Great Commission updates   (Open in a new window)

Source: mnnonline.org | 2014-03-12 - 1 month ago
India (MNN) -- A ministry is sharing Great Commission updates. Far Corners Missions CEO Gary Bishop says planting churches and making disciples has always been the core of their work in India. Now Far Corners is taking it up a notch as they double the number of pastors-in-training at their Bible College. "This year will... Read more
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