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Critical questions unanswered following South Sudans National Dialogue – Mission Network News

South Sudan (MNN) — South Sudan remains in limbo following a two-week summit. More than 500 participants gathered in Juba earlier this month to discuss the future of the worlds youngest nation. See our full South Sudan coverage here. Last week, the National Dialogue conference came to a close. Its part of a 2018 peace... Read more

South Sudan economy falters; local believers meet needs – Mission Network News

South Sudan (MNN) — The COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil prices hit the worlds newest nation hard. South Sudan just took its first loan from the International Monetary Fund. See our full coronavirus coverage here. Analysts say South Sudan fared fairly well earlier this year thanks to political stability and an uptick in global oil... Read more

Thousands of children in South Sudan to receive Gods Word at school – Mission Network News

South Sudan (MNN) —Bibles For The World plans to distribute thousands of New Testaments to children in South Sudan through a new ministry partnership. South Sudan is the youngest sovereign country in the world. The nation has a large Christian population. President John Pudaite explains how Bibles For The World received this opportunity for Scripture... Read more

Diocese of Salisbury raises 78,000 for Sudan and South Sudan amid threat of famine

The donation will be split evenly between the two countries(Photo: Diocese of Salisbury)With millions in need in Sudan and South Sudan, the Diocese of Salisbury is sending over 78,000 to help the efforts of Anglicans on the ground in the two countries.  The donation was raised through its Diocesan Emergency Appeal for the two countries,... Read more

God Will Reveal a ‘Healing Process’ for America, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Says

God Will Reveal a 'Healing Process' for America, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Says Kristi Noem, the Republican governor of South Dakota, tackled a number of issues in an interview on CBN News on Wednesday, including religious freedom, cancel culture and the coronavirus pandemic.Noem explained to CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody that she... Read more

Sean of the South on Learning Youll Be Ok – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: Everyone loves a good story, especially in these hard times, maybe not. I mean, should we be swapping yarns while the world burns? Maybe we need less levity, more solemnity when... Read more

Pastor of South Korean church that had thousands of Covid-19 infections arrested

Lee Man-hee, 88, leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Korea, publicly apologized for the sect's role in the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020South Korean authorities have arrested the pastor of a church that was at the centre of the country's coronavirus outbreak.  Lee Man-hee, 88, head of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus,... Read more

Religious freedom concerns surface in South Korea – Mission Network News

South Korea (MNN) — Last month, North Korea demanded that South Korea stop all cross-border balloon launches. Two weeks later, South Korea officially banned all attempts to send material into North Korea. See our full coverage here. Voice of the Martyrs Korea is the only group sending Bibles not political flyers across the border, but... Read more

Five killed in South Africa church hostage situation

Suspected attackers on the ground(Photo: i24)A hostage situation at a church in South Africa left five people dead.  At least 40 people were arrested after the attack on the church in the town of Zuurbekom on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Saturday morning.  The attack took place at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and was... Read more

Without Church or Internet, Many South Africans Turn to Liturgies at Home

Without Church or Internet, Many South Africans Turn to Liturgies at Home (RNS) Before the coronavirus pandemic reached South Africa in early spring, 15-year-old Sandile Manyike and his family faithfully attended Mass at St. Martin de Porres, a vibrant 800-member Roman Catholic church in Orlando West, the township where Nelson Mandela lived before... Read more

South Korea Bible launch saga continues as officials target ministry – Mission Network News

South Korea (MNN) — Its a bittersweet new week in South Korea. Last week brought perfect conditions to launch four Bible balloons into North Korea, which only happens a handful of times each year. As described here, ministry staff tracks each balloons journey across the border using GPS transmitters. Stress, however, remains high for Pastor... Read more

OM USA sounds an alarm for South Asia children – Mission Network News

South Asia (MNN) — Picture a little girl from rural South Asia, a six- or seven-year-old from Pakistan, India, or Bangladesh. Instead of starting school, David Lovett of Operation Mobilization USA says she and other little girls like her only have a few years left to enjoy childhood. Then comes marriage, often to a man... Read more

Bible launches now illegal in South Korea – Mission Network News

South Korea (MNN) — In the latest efforts to stop Scripture from crossing borders into North Korea, South Korean authorities made Bible launches illegal on Friday. A law passed overnight includes heavy fines and bans any activities connected to cross-border balloon or sea bottle launches. Voice of the Martyrs Korea sends Bibles to North Korea... Read more

Churches in the Global South provide food and supplies to combat COVID-19 – Mission Network News

International (MNN) —COVID-19 ripped through the developed world quickly. But the virus is now making more progress into developing countries and countries in the Global South. Sidney Muisyo from Compassion International lays out some of the countries now being most affected by COVID-19, including many in South America. Currently we are seeing Brazil just shooting... Read more

South Korea Bible launch met with resistance – Mission Network News

South Korea (MNN) — Gospel workers in South Korea woke up this morning to a test: would they obey God or man? Last night, The police contacted us because they know were going out for the rice bottle launch, Voice of the Martyrs Korea CEO Pastor Eric Foley says. Theyve said that all sea launches... Read more

What South Korean Christians Want You to Know About Coronavirus

About a month after the first coronavirus case appeared in South Korea, an infected man attended Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a cult of more than 300,000 that believes Jesus was reincarnated in its leader. This man ended up infecting thousandsin fact, more than 60 percent of the nearly 8,500 cases in the country have been... Read more

How the Church is fighting fake news & Covid-19 in South Sudan

(Photo: Christian Aid)There are not many places less able to deal with a pandemic than South Sudan. The world's youngest country ranks 186 out of 189 on the Human Development Index and is the only country to see negative growth in its HDI score since 2010.Three quarters of the population don't have access to healthcare... Read more

What South Korean Christians Need You to Know About Coronavirus

[ad_1] A couple of month after the primary coronavirus case appeared in South Korea, an contaminated man attended Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a cult of greater than 300,000 that believes Jesus was reincarnated in its chief. This man ended up infecting thousandsin reality, greater than 60 % of the almost 8,500 circumstances within the nation... Read more

Getting Scripture to South Sudanese Troopers – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] South Sudan (MNN) Who higher to ship Scripture to the troopers of South Sudan than service members with a coronary heart for the Gospel? Jason Woolford, Government Director of Mission Cry is devoted to getting used Christian books and scripture to believers around the globe. Learn extra right here. A former enlisted Marine, Woolford... Read more

Report: eight in 10 Evangelicals Dwell in Asia, Africa and South America | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] It’s straightforward to get tunnel imaginative and prescient in the USA and begin pondering that the Southern Baptist Conference represents the nexus of evangelicalism writ massive. In fact, that’s not true even within the U.S. however on a world scale, the notion is downright laughable. In actual fact, French researcher Sebastian Fath... Read more

South Korean pastor killed in Turkey – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Turkey (MNN) — In mid-November, a pastor from South Korea was attackedand killed in Turkey.FMI’s Bruce Allen expands on the state of affairs. Evangelical pastor Jinwook Kim, he was stabbed…simply whereas strolling down the road in southeastern Turkey. He started serving as a pastor on this space simply earlier this 12 months, though hes... Read more

South Sudan peace course of delayed; questions stay unanswered – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] South Sudan (MNN) — Doubt surrounds the peace course of in South Sudan. Leaders missed a important deadline this week and have requested for a 100-day extension. MNN spoke to Voice of the Martyrs USA spokesman Todd Nettleton about these developments and extra. Are they going to work out their variations? Is there going... Read more