Category Archives: missions

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 …

Veteran missionary to Japan passes to his reward

By Dan Wooding

Kenny Joseph, long-time missionary to Japan, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017) in Fullerton, California at the age of 88.

Kenny and his wife Lila, who met in Japan, were two people who answered General Douglas MacArthur’s request for 10,000 missionaries to go to Japan at the end of World War II to help to spiritually rebuild the …

Buddhist monks could not heal wife’s paralysis, but Jesus brought a cure – and a zeal for evangelism

By Peter Hone

Dao Sanh remembered that night well, the night when it had truly begun. It was August 1996. His wife, Han, had complained of a sore head and had retired to bed early. He was awoken in the early morning by her moans and violent convulsions. By the time it stopped she was paralyzed down the right side of …

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 …

Missionary legend passes, once gave birthday parties for Buddhist monks

By Caroline Anderson

“I’ll retire when the devil retires.” Gary Harthcock faithfully lived out his famous words on four continents and in multiple avenues of service. Longtime International Mission Board worker and volunteer Gary Harthcock, who died Jan. 5 at age 97 in Thailand, served in six countries with his late wife Evelyn who preceded him in death.

“That quote was taped …

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 …

Underground Middle East pastor needs emergency heart surgery, funds requested

By Mark Ellis

One of the most important underground church leaders, who ministers in multiple countries and trains new pastors by the dozens, is in urgent need of heart surgery, according to an appeal made by Final Frontiers Foundation.

“In the years I have known him he has been thrown off a three story building to the sidewalk below,” says Jon Nelms, …

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 …

All-American kid from Christian home became an addict, lived on a couch, then God intervened to save his life

By Mark Ellis

He grew up in a Christian home with loving parents, but something went terribly wrong in his teen years that caused a slow but steady descent into addiction. Then God sent a powerful dream about hell that awakened him to his need for change.

“They were great parents to me,” says Billy Miller. “I knew the truth of the …

Witch in Baptist Bible study finally saw the light

By Justin Berry

Brian Harrell and his wife, Becky have persevered in their outreach to the 300,000 Makhuwa Nahara people in villages that dot the shores of Mozambique along the Indian Ocean.

These hamlets are so remote they are best reached by boat. Since 2004, the Harrells have steered their small wooden vessel through coastal waters to bring the Gospel to the …

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