Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
I can tell you that people whose presence I once resented have become good friends. That is what the gospel does!
The team of medical doctors were taking part in a humanitarian trip with the NGO MedFund. “Pray for every family member and survivor”.
Evangelical local churches in the Mati area “help with cleaning and rebuilding”. “Pray that their actions talk about the love of Christ, and many could know Him”.
The YWAM and Operation Blessing project aims “to be a refuge” for the thousands that cross the border everyday “to find spiritual food and help in anything they need”.
The Foreign Affairs Office releases the long-awaited Independent Review on Persecuted Christians. It was commissioned by Jeremy Hunt, who could become the next Prime Minister.
The Christian organisation sends “floating hospitals” to countries with no access to safe surgery. They also train local doctors and help to improve healthcare infrastructures.
The International Social Advertising Festival recognized the choir’s “social commitment to the environment” and to those in need through its solidarity concerts.
More than 200 people went to houses, businesses and recreational areas in Santo Domingo, sharing the gospel through banners, messages of hope and prayer.
“An estimated 35,000 cross the border daily; half of them are children”, says the Christian humanitarian NGO.
Practical steps for strengthening the church.
After one year in captivity, “the least we can do is to stand with her, to protest and to pray until we see her released”, says Mervyn Thomas of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Five Venezuelans living in Spain explain how they see the critical situation of their country. They point out the important role that the evangelical churches play in integration.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini accepted the proposal of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy and the Waldensian Church.
Hundreds of Hong Kong worshippers attended church services on December 23 and 30 dressed in black, “to pray for both the persecuted and persecutors”.
Pastor Samuel Rodríguez (NHCLC USA) analyses the caravan of Central American migrants walking towards the border of the United States.
Several faith organizations are working together to help the Venezuelan refugees. Three million Venezuelans have left their country in the last year. “This is the biggest refugee crisis in South America”, the UN says.
PMI Director Zaza Lima analyses the refugee crisis from a biblical perspective. “We run the risk of having a theology of consumption, which avoids pain”.
The death toll has risen to more than 2000. 86 church buildings in Palu have been established as aid centres. Pastors ask believers “to pray for strength for their communities to endure in the midst of trauma”.
A group of 27 doctors, 12 nurses and 31 volunteers, along with 20 local volunteer-translators served Greek natives and refugees for three days.
Most Venezuelans are now ‘burned out’ as they basically just try to survive. An unprecedented exodus has ensued, some 1,642,400 left the country between 2015 and 2017.
“This is a social problem, and the church as the body of Christ can be an answer”, says María Mercedes Páez, coordinator of pro-life organisation Aesvida.
“As a Christian, the principle of loving my neighbour leads my way of life”, says Norbert Valley. He has received the support of the Evangelical Alliance.
“God is using these streams of immigrants to give us the opportunity to share the gospel with them”, says the new Swedish Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Olof Edsinger. “But our politicians were quite naïve”.
“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.
A Spanish biomedical engineering student is designing a special wheelchair, adapted to the sandy soil of Mozambique, to meet the needs of the population in the rural areas.