MBB Global Prayer Day: supporting Muslim background believers in Egypt and beyond – Mission Network News

Egypt (MNN) — Egyptian Christians continue to face persecution, and the pressure highlights the need to pray for those suffering. Oppression has worsened with the pandemic, with believers suffering from everything from unemployment to lack of medical care. Persecution can even become violent. On October 5, Coptic Christians were attacked after an incident at a... Read more

Heart4Iran, ICM team up to train new believers in Iran – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) — Iran is one of the worlds most dangerous places to follow Christ. More about that here. Yet Iranians are turning to Jesus in droves. According to a recent survey, Roughly 1.5% of Irans entire population has identified itself as Christian; that stands to a little bit over 1 million [people], Heart4Irans Mike... Read more

A Calling for All Believers – Beloved Women – October 12, 2020

A Calling for All Believers Beloved Women October 12, 2020READ: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those... Read more

Over 5,000 Believers Worship Together in Texas

Over 5,000 Believers Worship Together in Texas The Let Us Worship Tour, led by Bethel worship leader Sean Feucht, stopped in Texas over the weekend and drew in thousands of Christians who gathered to worship together.On Friday, the tour met in Fort Worth where numerous conversions, baptisms and miracles took place.Feucht noted on his Twitter... Read more

Online Gospel ministry in Myanmar producing new believers

Myanmar (MNN) — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a Global Disciples ministry team in Myanmar to get creative with their Gospel outreach and they are seeing the Holy Spirit move. Buddhism is the majority religion in Myanmar and religious extremists want to keep it that way. Only six percent of the population follows Jesus. (Photo... Read more

Suicide spike strikes Pine Ridge; Native believers speak hope to sorrow – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — Leaders on South Dakotas Pine Ridge Reservation recently issued a state of emergency after four youth suicides in two weeks. Authorities reported 177 suicide attempts among 14- to 32-year olds between January and mid-August, and nine deaths by suicide. Between 2017 and 2019, the Oglala Sioux tribe saw 458 suicide attempts and... Read more

Your Last Chance To Join Over 100,000 Believers Worldwide! – Tim Challies

Today is the last day to register for Sing! Global an immersive digital conference connecting pastors, leaders, and churches around the world to deepen worship. (Use coupon code CHALLIES to get 20% off. Sing! Global is sponsoring the blog this week.) What does it look like for our lives, families, and churches to be rooted... Read more

Believers wary as Irans influence grows in Iraq – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — Another food aid delivery from Iraq just arrived in Lebanon, local sources report. Iraqs government promised to supply Lebanon with a million liters of fuel and more than 13,000 tons of wheat after the massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month destroyed nearly all of Lebanons wheat supply. Along with helping its... Read more

Believers in Iraq face new challenges with fewer options – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — Senior officials met in Washington this week to discuss the future of U.S.-Iraq ties. The in-person meetings are a follow-up to virtual sessions in June. On Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who announced a $204 million humanitarian aid package and ongoing support. Meetings... Read more

Believers press on despite Iraq instability – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — Record-setting summer heat and government incompetence are taking a toll on Iraq. Two people were killed by security forces in Baghdad last week while protesting power cuts. What I’m hearing from people on the ground is frustration and disappointment with the situation in the country, Jane* from the prayer ministry Cry Out... Read more

Senator Ted Cruz Calls out Department of Defense for ‘Unabashedly Discriminating’ against Believers

Senator Ted Cruz Calls out Department of Defense for 'Unabashedly Discriminating' against Believers Sen. Ted Cruz has sent another letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, reiterating concerns about religious discrimination and a culture of hostility towards religion in the Department of Defense.According to CBN News, Cruz sent out an initial letter to the... Read more

Blast recovery unites believers in Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — A crisis like the Beirut blast can either divide or unite a community. Uncharted Ministries Tom Doyle says its bringing believers together throughout Lebanon. Often, there are divisions within the Church in places like Lebanon and Syria, he explains. But, at a time like this, the Body of Christ comes together. Thats... Read more

Believers grapple with Beirut blast aftermath – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Shock remains in Lebanon following yesterdays catastrophic blast in Beirut. The explosion shook buildings hundreds of feet away, and the death toll continues to rise. This [was] a massive, massive explosion that shook almost every building in downtown Beirut, Heart for Lebanons Tom Atema says. Initially, government reports blamed a ship carrying... Read more

Join Hundreds of Believers Growing Together – Tim Challies

This sponsored post invites you to join hundreds of believers at Westminster’s new MinistryNetwork. Youve faced some hard questions if youve ever worked or volunteered at a church. What do you do when a debate breaks out in a Bible study?How do you keep your church together when you hear rumors of a split?How do... Read more

Chinese believers display vibrant love for the Gospel – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Heightened tensions between China and the US continue following tit-for-tat sanctions. Last week, China targeted three lawmakers and a diplomat following US restrictions against Chinese officials. Isaac Six of Open Doors USA says theres more to this issue than meets the eye. The concern here is that the rights across China are... Read more

A Calling For All Believers – Beloved Women – June 24, 2020

A Calling For All Believers Beloved Women June 24, 2020READ: 'The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those... Read more

Believers see silver lining of failed Bible launch – Mission Network News

South Korea (MNN) — A few days ago, MNN asked believers worldwide to pray for a Bible launch organized by Voice of the Martyrs Korea. Each year, VOM Korea sends Scripture to North Korea in balloons or sea bottles. (Photo courtesy of Eric Foley/VOM Korea) Today, Pastor Eric Foley explains the silver lining to Fridays... Read more

The Gift of Freedom: The Believers Declaration of Independence

We are never truly free until the grace, goodness, and mercy of God become a reality in our personal experience. Are you a free person? Most likely, you would say that you are. Perhaps you would base your answer on the fact that you can go most anywhere you choose and do what you like... Read more

Believers see coronavirus as a sign from God – study

(Photo: Unsplash/John Cameron)More than 60% of American believers of all faiths feel that the novel coronavirus pandemic is a sign that God is telling humanity to change how it is living, according to a new study.Thirty-one percent of Americans who believe in God feel "strongly" that the virus is a sign of God telling humanity... Read more

Believers in oral cultures finding ways to be Jesuss hands during lockdown

USA (MNN) — The coronavirus has put a damper on the ministry models of ministries that rely on face-to-face interaction. Even Zoom and Skype arent helpful in communities with limited technology. Spoken Worldwide works with oral learners around the world to communicate Gospel stories and truths. But in an oral culture, trying to share Jesus... Read more

Wuhan reopens; believers battle with weight of COVID-19 origins – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] China (MNN) — Months after seeing a few of the first recorded COVID-19 circumstances, Wuhan, China is popping out of lockdown. As of April 8, the areas stay-at-home mandate ended, and officers have continued to roll again containment efforts since then. In response to China Companions Erik Burklin and his contacts, Individuals can return... Read more

First Masalit believers floor; efforts underway to succeed in wider group – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Sudan (MNN) — Unreached folks teams know nothing about Jesus and haven't any method to entry the Gospel. Formal definitions range, however most missions leaders take into account folks teams unreached if lower than two-percent of the inhabitants follows Christ and there's no indigenous church presence. Sudan has roughly 130 unreached folks teams, certainly... Read more

Chadian believers attain misplaced neighbors for Christ – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Chad (MNN) — As many as 70 individuals teams in Chad are reduce off from Christ. They don't have any approach to know Jesus as a result of theres no Scripture, or different biblical sources, of their language. These communities in Chad would fall into the unreached individuals teams class in missiological circles. Fortunately,... Read more

Deaf believers shift focus to fight COVID-19 – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — The World Well being Group first declared COVID-19 a worldwide well being emergency on the finish of January.At present, there are almost two million infections, over 460,000 recoveries, and half the world is below some sort of lockdown.See our full protection right here. Coronavirus updates and finest practices are continuously altering... Read more

FMI helps Pakistani believers going through persecution – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Pakistan (MNN) FMI’s ministry helps Pakistani believers boldly standing for his or her religion and spreading the hope of Jesus within the face of persecution. Bruce Allen of FMI lately visited Pakistan to show at two conferencesone for disciple-makers serving in Pakistan and one for believers from Muslim backgrounds who got here to religion... Read more

Coronavirus disaster hits Native America; believers unfold hope – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — Extra coronavirus issues unfold this week as an infection charges proceed to rise throughout the U.S. Learn our full protection right here. Knowledge from COVIDtracking.com exhibits almost 6,000 deaths and over 33,000 individuals have been hospitalized within the U.S. Nonetheless, Dr. Deborah Birx says ongoing shortages imply large image information is... Read more

Believers reply as coronavirus deepens Iraqs distress – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iraq (MNN) — Protests in Iraq are on maintain for the foreseeable future. Coronavirus closures and curfews are forcing folks inside, successfully placing an finish to demonstrations. The anti-government motion started in October and rapidly turned the most important rebellion since Saddam Husseins fall in 2003. Samuel with Redemptive Tales says Iraqis now have... Read more

Believers construct relationships with Moroccan immigrants in Spain – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Spain (MNN) — Authorities collaboration has practically halved the variety of Moroccan migrant arrivals in Spain, officers introduced earlier this month. Numbering over 700,000, Moroccans are reportedly the biggest international group dwelling in Spain. Pushed by scant hope for his or her future, Moroccans usually head to Spain in quest of financial stability and... Read more

12 Prayer Concepts for New Believers

[ad_1] Pray in Personal The New Testomony usually invitations us to wish. Jesus expects his folks to wish and even offers them a template for prayer (Matt. 6:513). Paul encourages Christians to wish always (Eph. 6:18) and even instructions that we pray with out ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17). Clearly, Pauls not suggesting Christians have interaction... Read more

Few believers amongst Irans prisoner launch – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iran (MNN) — The official coronavirus dying toll soared previous 200 yesterday in Iran, andcritics declare the quantity is far greater. To stem the tide of latest infections, officers have launched greater than 100,000 prisoners up to now together with not less than six believers. Center East Concerns Daniel Hoffman says 21-year outdated Mary... Read more