Category Archives: evangelism & outreach

Sheikh sent to assassinate pastor gets slammed by the Word and the Spirit, is born again

By Mark Ellis

A Sunni Muslim sheikh, trained in Islamic proselytization, went to a church service in December to kill a Ugandan bishop. Like Saul of Tarsus persecuting the earliest Christians, God had other plans for his life.

In Amuria, about 170 miles northeast of Kampala, Bishop George Edweu of the Pentecostal Upright Church, was preaching December 4th about hearing and understanding …

Muslim hit man killed without conscience, but God got his attention when his son’s life was at stake

 

By Peter Hone

The very first time Noor Allem killed a man, he could not believe how it made him feel. The man he killed, a businessman, owed money to a gangster in the city, and he had refused to pay it. In fact, he had insulted the gangster by telling other people that he was a fool to even think …

The Japanese and American airmen who chose to forgive after WWII

Two opposing warriors transformed: Mitsuo Fuchida and Jake DeShazer

By Jack Voelkel

On December 7, 1941, 360 Japanese planes were launched from aircraft carriers in range of the Hawaiian Islands. Ace airman, Mitsuo Fuchida, gave the famous attack signal, Tora! Tora! Tora (Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!). They wreaked havoc on the unsuspecting U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored in exquisite Pearl Harbor. By the end of …

Uganda: National rugby team sings Christian hymn before every game

By Mark Ellis

While they have never qualified for the World Cup, the national Rugby Union team known as the Cranes finds inspiration for their play with prayer and hymn-singing before and after each game.

“If I live a holy life, shun the wrong and do the right, I know the Lord will make a way for me,” the Cranes sing together.

Team …

Francis Chan: Don’t waste your life; help complete the Great Commission

By Mark Ellis

Noted author and preacher Francis Chan urged believers not to waste their lives on fruitless pursuits, but to join with him and others focused on planting churches among the remaining unreached people groups of the world.

“We have to mobilize to get the Gospel to these people,” Chan declared at the Finishing the Task conference December 8th at Saddleback …

Hard truths about global missions

By David Joannes

Missionaries generally want to share the breakthroughs and powerful testimonies with you. To be clear, there are amazing things happening in the world and there are pockets of revival around the world.

But I feel led to share with you some of the dark realities of global missions. Eugene Bach shared something similar in his recent, incredibly moving …

Why Castro’s Cuba banned me

By Dan Wooding

Former Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to an improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his rule, died November 25 in Havana at 90.

On my first visit trip to Cuba in 1982, I was still living in England, and had joined a team of Bible …

Muslim immigrant to UK led 600 Iranians to Jesus

 

By Mark Ellis

He was uncertain and purposeless when he immigrated to the UK from Iran as a Muslim. But eight years later, God is using Shapoor to build His kingdom among the refugee population.

“When I was a Muslim I didn’t believe God could talk to ordinary people and have any relationship or use ordinary people,” Shapoor told a ministry leader …

Myanmar/Burma: Thousands receive Christ at Franklin Graham festival

By Mark Ellis

Over three days, 170,000 people crammed into the Yangon Love Joy Peace Festival with Franklin Graham and more than 7,600 made decisions for Christ.

Christians comprise a small minority of the heavily Buddhist population, and Open Doors ranks the persecution level as “severe,” with radical Buddhist monks intensifying their campaigns against religious minorities and laws introduced for the “protection …

Imam hated Christians until Jesus raised him from the dead

 

By Mark Ellis

He not only hated Christians, he directed his followers at the mosque to attack them. But after he died and was being prepared for burial, he stunned his family by returning to life with a new message of salvation.

Munaf Ali*, 45, was an influential imam as well as scholar and preacher of Islam in a Middle Eastern country.

One …

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