“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1). David begins Psalm 27 with these words, yet the honest truth is that there are many things around us that make us afraid.
Did you know around half a million Africans study abroad, with about 1 in 5 going to East Asia? International churches are a unique opportunity to equip the African church, since they constitute about 70-80% of their congregation in many East Asian cities.
Hindu mobs wielded rods, tridents, swords, guns, kerosene and even bottles of acid. Adorned with Hindu militant headbands, they shouted slogans such as, “Jai shri Ram!”, (Victory to Ram, the Hindu god) and “Jai bajrang bali!”, a tribute to another Hindu deity.
Somphon and her mother received a tract in a nearby city and became Christians – the first in their village. Somphon’s husband, a rice farmer who struggles to read, soon followed. Concerned for their village, the family built a simple church on their farmland and invited neighbours and friends to hear the Good News.
I have been living and serving in Romania for six years and it has been such a privilege to be used by God in this time to reach people with the gospel message and to bring the only true hope to people often without any hope.
Whilst most Kenyans identify themselves as Christian, many people do not fully understand the gospel or how the whole Scripture points to Christ. Many remain unchanged by the good news of Jesus Christ, and few are seeking to reach those of other religions.
Marcelo came to know the Lord in his hometown of Assis, Brazil in his early twenties. Holly grew up in Virginia, where she accepted the Gospel at age five. They married in 2010 and worked with a ministry serving families in at-risk communities in southern Brazil.