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Category: Missions

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An international relief agency plans to airlift some 3,400 Christians out of Sudan, where they face increasing persecution from the Islamist government. The Barnabas Fund has already whisked about 5,000 Christians from the embattled country, where President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has vowed to create a “a 100 percent Islamic constitution, without communism or secularism or…

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Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal in response to deadly flooding and landslides that have devastated parts of northern India. Some 20,000 people are missing and Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya said as many as 5,000 people may have died. The floods were triggered by heavy monsoon rains. In the worst affected Uttarakhand state,…

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What can an ordinary person like me do to help the poor?” When people find out at parties and social gatherings that I am a development economist (and yes, we economists do attend such events), often they ask me this question. For a long time my response was the same: “Perhaps sponsor a child?” I…

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When leaving the San Pedro Sula airport, the van carrying 15 excited, chattering Aiken residents grew quieter as they began taking in the sights of Honduras. A few “wows” were murmured as they looked through the tinted windows at dilapidated homes and litter lining the roads, police standing in the streets with assault rifles, horse-drawn…

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After eight years of imprisonment under false accusations and numerous delays in justice proceedings, a Gospel for Asia-sponsored missionary in India has been released. Brother Samuel was arrested in 2004 in Jharkhand, India, on charges of participating in insurgency riots that left 19 dead. Despite avowing his innocence from the beginning and having no connection…

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Chris and Bethany Priebe say Christians’ greatest ‘mission’ in Phoenix may be relationship. In order to love one’s neighbors, one must first know who they are—a teaching that’s much easier said than done in a place like Phoenix. One of the largest U.S. metro areas, Phoenix is home to a multitude of transplants but surprisingly…

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Tierra Nueva ministry reaches drug addicts, migrant workers, and other downtrodden people living in Washington State. Each year, snow geese fly 3,000 miles from the tip of Siberia, across Alaska, down the coast of Canada to their wintering home in the rich agricultural hub of Skagit Valley, Washington. The geese fly back to the arctic…

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In every city, you will find them: storefront churches, often next to liquor stores and laundromats, nearly imperceptible except to those neighbors looking for shelter and spiritual sustenance. And in Detroit, the need for shelter and spiritual sustenance is great. Yet so is the sense that change, however slow and halting, is possible, on the…

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Mission without Borders supporters are giving up their loose change this Lent to provide chickens for deprived families in Eastern Europe. Every £40 raised will provide a family with a batch of 10 chickens which can then be used to keep a family alive and help them out of poverty. Viorel Bulmaga received chickens for…

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Hunters across Louisiana are outraged after state health officials ordered a rescue mission to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because venison is not allowed to be served in homeless shelters. The Dept. of Health and Hospitals ordered the staff at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission to throw 1,600 pounds of donated venison in garbage bins – and…

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When my church commissioned me nearly ten years ago to move to the Middle East, a vision for the common good of the cities to which we were sent was not part of our lives. Instead, we focused narrowly on one thing: converting Muslims through force of argument to Christianity. In fact, we fortified ourselves…

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When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City last fall, thousands were forced from their homes. Months later, many are still displaced. But shelters in the city have been providing a place to sleep for the homeless long before this crisis. They’re also restoring hope. Rebuilding Lives The Bowery Mission in lower Manhattan first opened its doors…

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The Seed Company has set its sights on translating Scripture into languages with 10,000 or fewer native speakers.  MNOnline reports that the project is receiving support from The Bolthouse Foundation. While Bible translation projects often focus on the largest language groups first, the two organisations felt a shared concern for the 2,000 remaining Bible-less language…

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His world was going up in flames — literally. Firefighter Christopher Ryan* was engulfed by pitch-black smoke and scorching heat amid an intense blaze on the second floor of a townhome when he and his partner, a veteran firefighter, realized they couldn’t find the way out. “I heard my partner screaming … [telling] us to…

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Malcom Bradshaw is working with other Christians to feed the destitute in Athens

Unemployment in Greece has spiralled in the last year, with more than half of young people out of work. The things that were once considered basics are now luxuries, says the Reverend Jimoh Adebayo. He and his church are helping to run a soup kitchen in central Athens that is feeding around 700 people each…

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To bring holiday cheer to U.S. military missing their families while deployed in Afghanistan, an 11-year-old Florida girl has mobilized an army of her own. Savannah Maddison Ogden of Weston, Fla., is the creator of “Savannah’s Soldiers,’’ a letter-writing campaign that has resulted in children sending an estimated 25,000 letters to soldiers serving in Afghanistan,…

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