World

Will the Music Go Silent in Kiev?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century” was the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Now, in 2022, Putin is moving hard to “reclaim,” as he would see it, an important part of Russia – neighboring Ukraine.  Thus, the fallout from the Communist atheists’ disastrous takeover of Russia in 1917 continues to this day. In many ways, Putin is following in Lenin’s and Stalin’s footsteps. How this story will end, no one knows. But there is an angle that ought to be considered. There are millions of devout Christians in Ukraine, and they […]

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Franklin Graham: Pray for Ukraine

As I write this, the greatest military conflict in Europe since World War II is raging in Ukraine, as fighting with Russian forces continues across a nation the size of Texas, with 44 million people. It has been a brutal conflict, with thousands killed and many more injured. The bloodshed has led to a humanitarian crisis with more than 3 million refugees fleeing into Poland, Moldova, Romania and other European countries. More than 2 million others have been displaced within Ukraine. We have been responding in the Name of Jesus Christ. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has been on the […]

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Calvary Chapel Provides Care for Ukrainian Refugees in Europe

While the world watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine in horror and more than 3.7 million people fled across the borders for safety, the team at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale reached out to their friends in the region to lend a hand. Beyond prayer, the congregation has raised more than $300,000 to benefit those affected by the conflict and sent teams into the region to provide aid. Through collaboration with their global ministry partners, Calvary immediately secured a castle near Frankfurt, Germany that could house up to 75 families. They’re also securing multiple locations in Italy, including a hotel that […]

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National Christian Foundation South Florida Disperses $700,000 to Aid Ukrainian Refugees

As news broke of the crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the National Christian Foundation of South Florida (NCF) immediately activated their Disaster Relief and Crisis Fund to financially support our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and the surrounding countries. To date, the fund has dispersed more than $300,000 to well-vetted organizations who work with the local church in Ukraine and countries most affected, providing immediate hope, help and healing as well as long-term relief and recovery. An additional $400,000 has been disperse through individual donor-directed funds at NCF to charities doing work in the region, according to Stephan Tchividjian, […]

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ICEJ Orders 30 More Bomb Shelters for Vulnerable Israeli Border Towns

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has recently ordered another thirty new portable bomb shelters which will be delivered in coming weeks to Israeli border communities which are especially vulnerable to rocket fire from Gaza and Lebanon, with an increased focus on protecting civilians in the northern Galilee and Haifa regions. ICEJ and Bomb Shelters With these shelters, the ICEJ has now donated a total of 155 bomb shelters in the last 15 years to Israeli communities under rocket threat, with the majority (129) placed in towns along the Gaza periphery and the remaining 26 in the North. Over the past […]

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Luis Palau, International Evangelist and Author, Dies at Age 86

PORTLAND, Ore., /Christian Newswire/ — After a three-year battle with lung cancer, evangelist Luis Palau died peacefully on the morning of March 11, 2021, at his home in Portland, Oregon. He was 86 years old. For more than 65 years Palau played an influential role in Christian missions and worldwide evangelism as a powerful speaker, teacher, and author. His work took him to more than 80 nations and his campaigns allowed him to present a clear case for Christianity to an audience of more than 1 billion people through television, radio, print, and live events. Standing strong for issues of […]

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Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Sites Are Now Open

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many families are already thinking about Christmas. For those who are including Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts as part of their holiday, more than 4,000 drop-off sites are now open. Volunteers are collecting shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 16–23. Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts—filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys—to children worldwide for more than two decades. This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions. Children Need to Know God “In the midst of the pandemic, the needs are greater […]

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Leading Sexual Integrity Apologist, Sy Rogers, Dies at 63

Sy Rogers, a leading apologist on sexuality, died in Orlando on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at 63 after battling kidney cancer for eight months. This was his second bout with cancer. He had been in remission for five years.   Regarded as a gifted communicator, Sy’s teaching ministry spanned over three decades and reached across six continents. Sy was a popular conference speaker in evangelical circles and his seminars and speaking events were conducted interdenominationally for leadership events, Bible colleges, youth festivals, counselor training, women’s conferences, and men’s events. Sy was also an award-winning talk show host. In 1996, Sy was […]

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Evangelist Franklin Graham preaches the Gospel to 23,700 Cambodians in Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Dec. 9, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ — Evangelist Franklin Graham proclaimed the hope of Jesus Christ to 23,700 people in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this weekend. The two-day Love Phnom Penh Festival with Franklin Graham, held Dec. 7 and 8 at the Phnom Penh City Center Driving Range, marked the largest Christian outreach ever held in the kingdom. “We’re here to work with the church, and we hope that when this weekend is finished the church will be strengthened, encouraged and will continue to grow,” said Graham before the Festival. A Chronicle of Christianity in Cambodia “The Cambodian people are […]

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Food For The Poor Donors Empower Women in Guatemala

The women of Sololá, Guatemala, are weaving a brighter future for themselves and their families, thanks to a generous Food For The Poor donor. In Sololá, a small community of 5,000 about 80 miles west of Guatemala City, slightly less than half the population lives in extreme poverty, earning an average of $1.25 or less per day. The indigenous women have a rich history of weaving, but the main barrier between a life of poverty and financial independence is access to a viable market. Now, through a partnership between Food For The Poor, Caritas and Mercado Global, these artisans are […]

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