Category Archives: missions

Vietnam: Authorities lock up 108 pastors, some face poisoning risk

By Mark Ellis

Vietnamese authorities have locked up at least 108 pastors for their faith in prisons where they could be poisoned if they’re not careful what they eat.

Prison conditions in Vietnam’s Central Highlands are unforgiving and primitive. If a prisoner fails to follow all orders it could bring fatal retribution, Su*, the leader of an indigenous ministry told Christian Aid …

Middle Eastern refugee prayed to unknown God to calm stormy sea, was shocked when Jesus responded

By Mark Ellis

The chilly waters of the Aegean Sea reached the chest of Eshan* as he and a few other men attempted to launch an inflatable boat off the shores of western Turkey.

At 3:30 in the morning Eshan was hauled aboard the boat with 45 others seeking a new life in central Europe, according to a report by the JESUS …

Revival hits conference in France

By Mark Ellis

Hundreds of people attending a conference in France surrendered their lives to Jesus as their Savior and Lord, according to a CBN report.

People from throughout Europe gathered at the Grande Conference in Nantes, France, held July 1st through 3rd.

The stated purpose was to call an increasingly secular Europe back to a true relationship with God.

The key motto of …

Christians unite in Baja to help others, including severely burned baby Isabella

By Alex Murashko

On a dirt road cut into the side of a hill created by a Tijuana dumpsite, we walk between a graveyard and a shanty town of makeshift homes, and as we veer onto a side path towards a cluster of shacks I look down to see a dead puppy at my feet.

Here, in this community located about an …

As Muslims pray and fast during Ramadan, ‘Man in White’ appears in dreams and visions

By Mark Ellis

As hundreds of millions of Muslims fast and pray during Ramadan this month, with many seeking to grow closer to Allah, others are finding Jesus.

“God is moving very powerfully using dreams and visions Muslims are having of the Man in white, of Jesus Himself,” author Joel Rosenberg told CBN recently.

He quoted a 19-page study describing an extraordinary move …

Jesus appears to refugees crossing stormy Aegean Sea, calms waters

 

By Mark Ellis

When the wind and the waves threatened to swamp a boat filled with refugees fleeing the Middle East, Jesus made a dramatic appearance to them and calmed the waters, saving their lives.

The truly amazing account is from Erick Schenkel, executive director of the Jesus Film Project.

“A group of refugees fleeing the fighting in the Middle East were jammed …

80 Muslim refugees find Jesus in Germany, get baptized

By Mark Ellis

A church in Hamburg, Germany recently conducted a mass baptism filled with Muslim converts who had become disillusioned with Islam and were looking for truth.

“The motive for the change of faith is the same for many: they are disappointed with Islam,” Pastor Albert Babajan, of the Alpha Omega Church in Hamburg told Mohabat News.

Hindu extremists terrorize pastor and pregnant wife, set fire to church

By Chad Dou and Mark Ellis

“Where is your Jesus?” the Hindu extremist growled, pressing the edge of a sword against Pastor Dinbanhu Sameli’s neck. “Now, say, ‘Jai Shri Ram (Victory to the god Ram)’.”

Sameli, 30, and his pregnant wife, Meena, invited the two men inside after they showed up and asked for prayer on April 17. Once they stepped through …

God spoke to Rick Warren in the depths of burnout and it paved the way for ‘Purpose Driven’

 

By Mark Ellis

With tenderhearted affection, Pastor Rick Warren recently commissioned 110 pastors from 30 countries who are committed to his strategy for building healthy churches, transforming communities, and planting churches among unreached people groups worldwide.

The historic launch took place May 10-12 at Lakeside Mission in Rancho Capistrano, a sprawling church and retreat center only a few miles from Saddleback Church’s …

Nepal: Demon-possessed woman collapsed in church service, found deliverance

 

By Mark Ellis

In an area of Nepal still recovering from the 2015 earthquake, a volunteer team of Southern Baptists from Texas were visiting a small country church in response to their request for relief and assistance.

Caroline Anderson, a writer for IMB, was at their Saturday night service with the volunteer team when Anderson witnessed a woman who appeared to be demon possessed.

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