Category Archives: missions

Woman faced financial pressure, had no time for God, then He healed her on the way to the hospital

By Mark Ellis

Irina had a difficult life as the lone bread-winner for her three kids—and the wife of a man who spent money wildly. As a result, the family was deeply in debt and she was angry about her depressed circumstances.

One day after she returned from work her neighbor Valya approached her with a surprising message: “God loves you and …

God miraculously healed Ethiopian Christian, saved him from brother’s plot, protected from wild hyenas

Written by Kim Farr, photos by Esther Havens, The Seed Company

“What happened to you?” Berki Banko’s mother faced her exhausted, bloody son. He’d just found his way home after nearly dying in the Ethiopian wilderness.

To his mother, Berki was still lost. His choices had brought shame to their family and she was desperate.

“Berki, this breast nursed you when you were a child,” she …

Young American woman horrified by sex trade in Thailand, decides to pray for the women and men

By RaeLynn DeFalco

They say when you work with a sex industry ministry, your heart has to break for both parties. Let me be the first to say, that is much harder than it sounds.

I have never hated men more in my life than the week I spent in Pattaya, Thailand. The city was covered with middle aged white men just …

Blacksmith in India made iron crosses for Christians, discovered their meaning

By Mark Ellis

He was the only blacksmith in his village in India, making plows and other farming instruments. He usually was paid with food and rarely received cash from other villagers.

One day something surprising happened. “Two people from the Baptist Church came to my village and asked me to make two dozen iron crosses for their church,” Ballipati Barburao told …

Prolific Cuban church planter: 300 churches planted and 1,000 leaders trained

By Mark Ellis


Otoniel Martinez grew up in a Christian family. His father was a pastor in a time when government pressure made it difficult to follow Jesus. Otoniel was a gifted student and could have attended one of the top schools in Cuba.

But in order to attend a top university, he had to deny his Christian faith, which he would …

Islamic terrorist hunted pastor, but Jesus foiled plot with unusual vision

By Mark Ellis

Al-Rashid was the commander of a fanatical Islamic group that sought to convert everyone to Islam and make all nations fall under Islamic rule.

He was angered by reports of Muslims converting to Christianity and spreading the Gospel. So he formed a special task force to track down the Christian leaders who were responsible and convert or kill them.

Madagascar’s trafficking secret: Women sold on the auction block & the all-night orgies that ensue

By Mark Ellis

Madagascar is considered a gem of the Indian Ocean with romantic beaches and world-class tourist resorts. But beneath the sparkling veneer lurks a trafficking culture that is rotting away the fabric of society.

On a small island off the coast of northern Madagascar, a boat pulls into shore. Those aboard are buying local children, especially girls, who will later …

Jesus appears to bedridden Muslim mom, brings healing and salvation to family

By Mark Ellis

Fadila* was raised in a devout Muslim family in the Middle East, one of eight children. Her father – who farmed a date plantation — also had a second wife who bore four children.

As a young woman, Fadilla dedicated herself to the practices of Islam every day. “I was always wearing the abaya, which is a large, black …

Nepal: Prayer in Jesus’ name heals man’s paralyzed arm

By Mark Ellis

Tyler Connell, with the Ekballo Project, was recently in the foothills of the Himalayas in west Nepal, one of the most unreached places of the world distributing Bibles, praying for the sick, and preaching the Good News.

The Ekballo Project uses film as a mobilizing spark on college campuses and churches to send believers into the unreached, unengaged regions …

Girl rescued from streets wants to share Jesus through her songs

By Mark Ellis

She was living among the rural poor outside Accra, Ghana with a sick mother. Her father had abandoned their family.

“My sister was living in Accra and working there and she sent us money so our mom could take care of me and my other siblings,” Georgina told Every Child Ministries.

After her mother’s illness they decided to move to …

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