Melissa Woodward

At only 12 she was trafficked in Texas, held in underground bunker, lit on fire and thrown in the trash, but God…

By Mark Ellis

She grew up in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area and from a very young age knew nothing but physical and sexual abuse at the hands of a male family member.

“In the 6th grade I was yanked out of school,” Melissa Woodward shared with Pure Passion Ministries in a heartbreaking video exposé of trafficking in America.

The family member began taking her …

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Scrap of paper in the road led man to Christ

 

By Wycliffe Bible Translators

(Note: the story of Silverio Lopez was first told by William Cameron Townsend, the founder of Wycliffe)

Silverio Lopez was one of the few in his village who understood a little Spanish. When he went to work in Guatemala City, he bought a Spanish Bible. But it was filled with so many words he couldn’t understand that he …

Dr. H. W. Brock

Using game theory to defeat ISIS

 

(Note: the following was excerpted from a longer essay by Dr. Brock)

By Dr. Woody Brock, Strategic Economic Decisions, Inc.

The importance of the culture war underlying the Jihadists’ hatred of Westerners cannot be understated. In their eyes, we are modernist devil worshippers. Women should be kept at home, devoid of any rights. They should be virgins when they marry. Adultery is a …

Syrian refugee woman and  child from Aleppo, Syria at a makeshift tent camp in Turkey (Christian Aid Mission)

Syrian woman had dream for six nights of men coming with Good News; on the seventh day they arrived

 

By Mark Ellis

As the Syrian civil war continues after a failed cease-fire, many Muslims are encountering God, including a mother with confounding dreams that left her in a state of anticipation.

“The woman dreamt repeatedly of a man who told her that three people would come and bring her good news,” according to a ministry director for Christian Aid Mission (CAM).

“She …

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Bible-based health and healing found in olive oil

By Alexis Lyons

Christians are accustomed to finding spiritual health in God’s Word, but the Biblical promotion of olive oil consumption means that people can improve their physical health as well from following the Bible.

“The Bible is replete with references to the importance of olive oil,” Rabbi Shmuel Veffer told Breaking Israel News (BIN). “Olive oil is the only vegetable oil …

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Jesus appeared as bus driver to Muslim pilgrim in Mecca

By Mark Ellis

When a discouraged Muslim pilgrim boarded a bus in Mecca to return home, he wasn’t prepared for a personal encounter with Jesus and the filling of the Holy Spirit.

“Omar’s life was empty and yet full of troubles,” recounts Erick Schenkel, executive director of the JESUS Film Project. “He was weary and without hope,” he notes, relating a story …

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Satan Club starts in Portland elementary school

By Mark Ellis

The Portland chapter of the national Satanic Temple have succeeded in their efforts to bring an After School Satan Club to a local elementary School.

The organization has been approved to begin their program, which focuses “on science and rational thinking,” on Oct. 19 at the school, Finn Rezz, the head of the chapter, told The Oregonian.

The After School …

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Monk run over by US tank, then attacked by ISIS, now ministers to refugees

 

By Mark Ellis

First he was run over by a US tank, then ISIS forced him to flee his monastery in northern Iraq.

Raeed, a monk from Qaraqosh, eventually established a temporary monastery in a refugee camp in Erbil, where he has become an inspiration to many, according to a report by World Watch Monitor (WWM).

In 2001, Raeed answered a call from …

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Philippines: Islamists murder church elder resting in hammock

By Voice of the Martyrs
Perfecto Padilla, 52, a dedicated church elder from Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, was brutally murdered by two Muslim men on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. local time.

Perfecto was resting outside his house in a hammock when two Muslim men came by on motorbikes and fired from approximately five meters away what was believed to be a 45-caliber pistol, …

Underground believers in Iran

Iranian teenager heard God’s voice, left Islam and Iran to follow Jesus

By Mark Ellis

He grew up in a Muslim family that was less than rigorous about their faith. When the still small voice of the Lord began to call him he resisted, but ultimately, he could not challenge the beautiful truths he found in Jesus.

“[My family] were Muslims, but never very strict,” Mehdi* told World Watch Monitor. “My parents were both teachers …

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