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Children in communist Romania found Bible hidden under floor; God answered prayer in unexpected way

By Mark Ellis

She grew up in communist Romania at a time when no one was allowed to go to church, have Bibles in their possession, or openly talk about God.

“When I was seven and my brother was 10, we found a Bible hidden in the floor of our house. We didn’t know what it was,” says Izabella, in a report …

Mercy Ships bypass West Africa due to Ebola

By Lucas Fairchild            

While U.S. President Obama sends ships and troops to West Africa’s Ebola zone, for the first time in its 36-year history, Mercy Ships, operating the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, has canceled a scheduled port – expanding costs, lengthening travel time, reassigning volunteers. Fitted solely for surgeries and specific non-disease treatments, and with a volunteer professional crew …

North Korea Underground Church leads worldwide 100 days of prayer

by Tim Dillmuth

Starting next Monday, the North Korean underground church will lead Christians around the world in 100 days of worship in the common places.Daily, through Dec. 31, Christians are invited to follow the lead of their North Korean Christian brothers and sisters to do what led to their persecution in the first place: gathering together in small groups for …

Honduras: Son of missionaries, 12, kidnapped at gunpoint, then God’s people rose up to pray

By Mark Ellis

The son of missionaries in Honduras was kidnapped at gunpoint and ransom demands were made for his release. Within minutes, thousands were alerted through social media and began to pray.

Missionaries Allen and Trish Sowers have lived in Honduras since 2001, along with their six children, ranging from 12 to 23 years old. On August 12, as Trish and …

Hudson Taylor’s last bag of rice

By Mark Ellis

James Hudson Taylor, the pioneering missionary to China, had his faith in God’s provision tested after he took over the operation of a hospital with no visible means of support during the early phase of his ministry.

It seems that Dr. William Parker, the medical missionary who established the hospital in Ningbo, was called back to Scotland after the …

Prayer points for Christians during Ramadan

by Melissa Nordell                        

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month in which Muslims believe the Quran was revealed, takes place this year from July 10 to August 7.

Muslims all over the world fast and offer extra prayers, fervently as they believe their prophet Muhammad told his followers that there would be an open …

Corrie ten Boom’s ‘chocolate sermon’ sweetened hearers to the Gospel

By Mark Ellis

Corrie ten Boom and her family were Dutch Christians who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. Her bestselling book, “The Hiding Place,” describes the affliction they suffered and the power of forgiveness to heal wounds from the past.

Even though ten Boom lost her father and two siblings in the Nazi …

Young Christians trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery in Bangladesh

By Corey Bailey                                               

More than 140 children have been rescued from Islamic training centers (madrassas) in Bangladesh in the last nine months, with a majority of the children targeted because of their Christian faith. The females, accounting for nearly half of those rescued, report that they were used for forced labor and sex slavery.

Day of Prayer for Syria May 11

By Jerry Dykstra                                                                  

“We will all pray together in Syria, but we need every Christian in the world to pray. Please pray that the problems will come to an end and those causing the problems will stop. Pray that Syria will find Jesus.” –Open Doors contact in Damascus.

According to a press release by Open Doors, a day of prayer for …

America’s National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 2

The National Day of Prayer in the United States is this Thursday, May 2, 2013. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, with many observances on city hall steps, in front of state capitols, at schools, as well as in thousands of churches. By going to the National Day of prayer …

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