TWR broadcasts hope amid Mali crisis – Mission Network News

Mali (MNN) — Following a day of virtual meetings, West African leaders want decisive action in Mali. Members of the 15-country regional bloc ECOWAS called for a unity government yesterday and warned against opposition interference. Theyve also asked 31 current Malian officials to step down, Premium Times reports: These resignations will pave the way for... Read more

‘There Is Hope’: Karen Pence Promotes Suicide Prevention Effort for Veterans

'There Is Hope': Karen Pence Promotes Suicide Prevention Effort for Veterans A campaign created by the Trump administration is reaching out to veterans and Americans who are feeling suicidal. Houses of worship are also being encouraged to collaborate by spreading the message amongst its members.In a recent interview with CBN News, the Second... Read more

How Pro-Life Efforts Bring Hope to the Fearful

Several months ago, a visibly distraught woman walked toward the abortion clinic with tears sliding down her cheeks. As is often the case, a clinic escort wrapped her arm tightly around the womans shoulders and walked her toward the front door. As a sidewalk counselor, I walked beside them. The pregnant woman greatly feared being... Read more

Thousands of Iranian Muslims Accept Christ in Spiritual ‘Pandemic of Hope’

Thousands of Iranian Muslims Accept Christ in Spiritual 'Pandemic of Hope' As Iran continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, internal strife and its conflict with Israel, many of its Muslim citizens are turning to Jesus Christ.According to CBN News, despite the Iranian government issuing a show of force by conducting executions, such... Read more

TGC Podcast: Discussing Death: A Pathway to Deeper Hope

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Matthew McCullough: So the title of today’s session is Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope, which is the title of a book that I wrote and was published, I guess it... Read more

Kenya Hope confronts gender-based violence – Mission Network News

Kenya (MNN) — Kenyas president ordered an investigation earlier this month into rising reports of teen pregnancy and gender-based violence. Lockdowns intended to stop COVID-19 reportedly led to isolation and abuse. Calls to helplines rose more than tenfold since officials imposed restrictions in late March, Reuters reports. Plus, theres an economic factor. Open-air markets are... Read more

As Depression, Anxiety, Grief Spike during Pandemic, Churches Offer Hope

As Depression, Anxiety, Grief Spike during Pandemic, Churches Offer Hope CHICAGO (RNS) Not long into the coronavirus pandemic, the Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a pastor at Grace and Peace Church on the West Side of Chicago, began to hear from congregants who lost their jobs and were struggling financially as the city... Read more

Fear Not: 10 Powerful Verses to Help You Fight Fear and Find Hope

Many of the most popular and frequently quoted Bible verses we hear or read are from the powerful book of Isaiah. 66 chapters are filled with such reminders of who God is and how Hes still with us today. We can find strength from the truth that His word never changes. We can find faith... Read more

Hope When Life Unravels: An Interview with Adam B. Dooley – Bible Gateway Blog

What are the upside-down yet encouraging truths of the book of Job and other key Bible passages that remind us of the ways God is present in our pain? Why does God allow suffering? And why does God seem to go silent when we’re in pain? How does a pastor work through his faith in... Read more

Elusive Hope – Encouragement Café – July 3

Elusive Hope By Judy FussellEat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:13-14I was happy to put 2019... Read more

Hope When Life Unravels – Tim Challies

Christians are well-resourced when it comes to books on suffering. Such books can typically be divided into two types: Those that are structured around theological themes and those that are structured around lived experiences. So some people begin with an examination of what the Bible has to say about suffering while other people begin with... Read more

People seek hope, answers as Lebanon crumbles – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — People in Lebanon are using Facebook Groups to barter for the goods they need following the currencys latest plunge. Desperation remains at an all-time high; Lebanon faces its worst economic crisis since the 15-year civil war. More Lebanon headlines here. As Pierre Houssney of Horizons International explains, its a multi-layered catastrophe. First,... Read more

Trickle of Hope – Encouragement Café – June 29

Trickle of Hope By Timothy HanauerThe Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.  Habakkuk 3:19During the Summer months, out on our coast, there are super-low tide days.  This is some kind of counter-balance, I assume, to the super-high tides of... Read more

How to Carry the Hope of Heaven in Your Heart through Suffering

"But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God." (Acts 7:55)We've read about Jesus, sang songs about Jesus, and felt His presence. However, none of us have laid our eyes on Him. When Stephen was being stoned,... Read more

Pain fills US streets; Set Free Ministries offers hope, healing – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — Protests continue throughout the US as communities of color demand reform. A new poll finds nearly all Americans favor at least some level of change to the nations criminal justice system. Meanwhile, protestors tear down any and all statues they deem to be racist. Dean Vander Mey of Set Free Ministries says... Read more

‘I Hope It’s True,’ President Trump Says of Claims He was Appointed to the Presidency by God

'I Hope It's True,' President Trump Says of Claims He was Appointed to the Presidency by God President Donald Trump was recently asked in an interview if he believes that he was appointed to the office of the presidency by God for such a time as this.On Monday, CBN News Political Analyst David... Read more

Hope: A new video Bible study series with E3 Partners – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) For e3 Partners, COVID-19 wasnt going to stop discipleship. They decided that if they couldnt train in person then they would do it through Facebook Live. Jeff Johnston with e3 partners describes the new Bible Stories of Hope series. This is a situation that none of us have ever dealt with before. People... Read more

Hope Restored Along the Way | by Max Lucado

What would it take to restore your hope? What would you need to re-energize your journey? Though the answers are abundant, three come quickly to mind. The first would be a person. Not just any person. You dont need someone equally confused. You need someone who knows the way out. And from him you need... Read more

Hope for Bad Sons on Fathers Day

Every year, when Fathers Day comes around, I think about my dad.Calling to wish him Happy Fathers Day! as an adult has never been easy, because he and I didnt have a good relationship. Even if I wanted to this year, though, I cant. Last August, my father passed away from an aggressive form of... Read more

Bob Reccord Offers Hope to Those Suffering from ‘Father Wounds’

Bob Reccord Offers Hope to Those Suffering from 'Father Wounds' For a growing segment of our population, even saying the phrase Father's Day brings up bad feelings and memories. For some, the phrase even opens up physical and mental wounds.Author and speaker Bob Reccord is on a personal mission this Father's Day to... Read more

Reviving My Hope – Daughters of Promise – June 19

REVIVING MY HOPESo she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You are a God of seeing, for she said, Truly here I have seen him who looks after me. Genesis 16:13Jesus revealed His true identity to the Samaritan woman at Jacobs well. God revealed His true identity to Hagar at a well... Read more

Hope for Women with Father Wounds – Encouragement for Today – June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020Hope for Women With Father WoundsKIA STEPHENS Lee en espaolSee what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1a (NIV)I dont want you to die, I mustered up the courage to say. My voice trembled as... Read more

25 Bible Verses to Give You Hope in Dark Times

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. (1 Peter 1:13 NLT)Christ followers find hope in the past, present and future. From the beginning, God planned to send His Son to rescue us... Read more

Persecuted pastors, lonely and discouraged, find new hope to carry on

A Myanmar pastor praises God.(Photo: Open Doors UK and Ireland)Pastor Joshua from Myanmar was sitting alone in a prison cell, feeling forgotten and hopeless. His persecutors had won. Then a pair of strangers paid him a visit in prison, and everything made sense...It is Sunday morning at Pastor Joshua's church in Myanmar. The worship of... Read more

Wycliffe USA offers the gift of hope with yearly catalog – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — When most work has slowed down,Wycliffe Bible Translatorsis ramping up production especially on their Christmas catalog. Every year, Wycliffe Bible Translators publishes a catalog of Bible translation projects so that people can help give the gift of Gods Word to those who have never heard it before. Gifts can be made directly... Read more

Early Christians showed hope and courage in unsettled times – Mission Network News

International (MNN) Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage in the 3rd century, faced social unrest, political challenges, and plague, navigating it all with the wisdom and hope of Christ. If your life feels unsettled in 2020, early Christians in North Africa faced similar struggles. Denise Godwin of International Media Ministries (IMM) points to Cyprian, who was a... Read more

How to Live the Bible Hope for the Justice of God – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-seventh lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Mel is the author of... Read more

Yemen: how to fight COVID-19 fear with hope – Mission Network News

[EDITORS NOTE: The following article was written by a Yemeni believer from a Muslim background living in the diaspora under quarantine.] Yemen (MNN) — Since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Yemen on April 10th, the United Nations (UN) and relief organizations have warned that the spread of the virus will have a catastrophic... Read more