Blair Coyle

Man hears how wonderful Jesus is, asks for His phone number and contact info

By Mark Ellis

During an outreach at a train station in Sydney, Australia, a Youth With A Mission (YWAM) team member had a conversation with a man about Jesus that led to a very unexpected exchange.

After praying, the YWAM team felt led by the Sprit to the Blacktown train station, in western Sydney. “None of us had any idea what would …

Celebration in Erbil marks liberation of Qaraqosh, once the "Christian capital" of Iraq

Seven Catholic girls hid under beds as ISIS invaded house, say Virgin Mary blinded attackers’ eyes

By Mark Ellis

Seven young Catholic students in Kirkuk hid under beds for eight traumatic hours while ISIS fighters used their bedroom as a hideout. They say the Virgin Mary guarded their safety during Islamic State’s assault on the city.

“The Virgin Mary was with them,” Father Roni Momika told the Catholic News Agency (CNA). Father Momika ministers in the refugee camps near …


School to be named after terrorist who planned Munich Olympics attack that killed 11 Israelis

By Mark Ellis

Students in the West Bank city of Tulkarem will be reminded every day that killing Jews is heroic when they attend the Martyr Salah Khalaf School, named after the founder of the Black September terror organization.

Khalaf, also known as Abu Iyad, is the alleged mastermind of the murder of 11 Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the …

Labeled bi-polar, she tried suicide multiple times, until she found hope and healing in Jesus

By Michael Ashcraft

Nine times Shannon Palmer attempted to commit suicide.

“They were surprised that I lived,” she said. She searched Google to find the right dose to snuff her life while she slept.

A daddy’s girl despite his drug addiction, she was hit hard by her father’s abandonment when she was seven. Her mom slipped on a patch of ice in a …

C.T. Townsend preaching at Burlington revival

Embers of revival fire still burning in North Carolina

By Mark Ellis

He hadn’t set foot in church for 12 years, but got caught up in the revival that hit Burlington, North Carolina this year and became one of its primary evangelists. He’s been preaching almost every night since the revival “officially” ended, but God is still moving and many are responding.

“We’ve seen over 300 people saved over the last 4-6 …


Hillsong NYC pastor has frank talk with Oprah about having a personal relationship with God, placing Jesus first


By Mark Ellis

Her cultural and spiritual influence on America is immense. As the richest self-made woman in the U.S., her spiritual path veering into New Age influences has received sharp criticism from some Christians. But in a rather deep discussion with Hillsong’s pastor in NYC, nothing was held back as he boldly declared the need to put Jesus first.

The 41-minute program …


As Dylan seems to rebuff Nobel prize, the mystery of his faith continues

By Brian Nixon

As I was sitting in section five of the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque, New Mexico watching Bob Dylan perform — a few concerts after the announcement that he had won the Nobel Prize in literature — I couldn’t help but scratch my head. Not because the concert was bad. It wasn’t.

I’ve seen Mr. Dylan in concert multiple times …

Parents overcome with emotion at release of their daughter from captivity

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls praise God; 83 more may be released soon

By Mark Ellis

The sweet joy of freedom’s air filled 21 Chibok schoolgirls released from captivity in Nigeria. Now delicate negotiations are underway to release 83 more of the 275 Chibok schoolgirls originally kidnapped by Muslim extremists in 2014.

“Praise the Lord! We are thankful,” Helen Musa exclaimed, one of the 21. “We never imagined we would see this day.

“But with the …

Baptism conducted recently by Pastor Paul and Bibles4Mideast

Church leader operating in Middle East receives death threats, asks for prayer

By Mark Ellis

Pastor Paul and his team are courageously spreading the Gospel in restricted countries in South Asia and the Middle East. A very pointed, dire death threat he received recently caused him to reach out and request prayer from believers around the world.

This is the text of the death threat he received October 15th:

“Hey Paul, son of Kafir,

You are not …

Andrew and Norine Brunson

American church leaders held in Turkey, will be deported

By Mark Ellis

Turkish officials in the coastal city of Izmir have been holding American church leaders Andrew and Norine Brunson since October 7th and denying access to them by U.S. consular officials and lawyers.

The Turkish Interior Ministry has also ordered the couple’s deportation within 15 days, stating they constitute a “national security risk,” according to World Watch Monitor (WWM).

The Brunsons have …

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