July 30 Is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30 Is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

India (Mission Network News) — This coming Sunday, July 30, is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The International Labor Organization estimates at least 21 million people are in forced labor and sexual exploitation today. The blight is widespread, not isolated to particular countries and communities, and is something several Christian ministries are combatting as […]

Street Preacher Cleared of False Accusation of Making Abusive Comments to Homosexuals

Street Preacher Cleared of False Accusation of Making Abusive Comments to Homosexuals

(Christian Institute) — A Christian street preacher has been cleared of all charges after being falsely accused of making abusive comments towards a homosexual couple. Andrew Frost had been preaching in Nottingham when two homosexuals reported him for verbal abuse. According to Rory Green, a friend who was preaching alongside him at the time, the […]

A Taxi Driver, a Suffering Woman, a Town in Witchcraft and the Power of Audio Bibles

A Taxi Driver, a Suffering Woman, a Town in Witchcraft and the Power of Audio Bibles

Mexico (Mission Network News) — Audio Scripture Ministries is tackling an ambitious Great Commission goal. In southern Mexico alone, there are 120 spoken languages, and with the help of Wycliffe Bible Translators, ASM wants to get Scripture in all those languages translated and recorded. Jim Loker with ASM reports, “The state of Oaxaca, which is way in […]

Preachers Acquitted of UK ‘Crime & Disorder Act’ Charges Over Public Offense at Exclusivity of Gospel

Preachers Acquitted of UK ‘Crime & Disorder Act’ Charges Over Public Offense at Exclusivity of Gospel

BRISTOL, U.K. — Two preachers who had been found guilty earlier this year of “intentionally alarming” the public with their open-air preaching have now been acquitted in a UK appeals court. “We hope and pray that today’s ruling will be an encouragement to Christians across the nation to continue preaching the good news,” defendant Michael Overd said […]

Pakistan Expels South Korean for ‘Illegal Preaching’ After Murder of Chinese ‘Missionaries’

Pakistan Expels South Korean for ‘Illegal Preaching’ After Murder of Chinese ‘Missionaries’

(World Watch Monitor) — Pakistan has ordered a South Korean man to leave the country, accusing him of involvement in “illegal preaching activities” after two of his students at an Urdu-language school were abducted and killed by the Islamic State group, which claimed they had been secretly preaching Christianity. “Investigations have revealed that [Juan Won-seo] […]

Woman Turns From Abortion, Trusts Christ and Marries the Father of Her Child—All in One Week

Woman Turns From Abortion, Trusts Christ and Marries the Father of Her Child—All in One Week

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina woman changed her mind about obtaining an abortion last week and instead turned to Christ, quickly becoming convicted in her new life that she and her longtime boyfriend should finally marry and honor God. Vicky Kaseorg of Cities4Life shared the story on her blog on Friday, referring to the […]

Bible Distribution in Kenya a Success

Bible Distribution in Kenya a Success

Kenya (Mission Network News) — Got an extra Bible in the house? Jason Woolford of Mission Cry said there’s a way to put it to work. Mission Cry distributes Bibles and Christian literature all over the world, and you can help too. “When you think about sending a total used book value of $300 million […]

African Mission Leader Searches for Positives Despite Deadly Surge of Jihadist Violence

African Mission Leader Searches for Positives Despite Deadly Surge of Jihadist Violence

(World Watch Monitor) — Attacks attributed to radical Islamic groups are happening on a weekly, or even daily, basis in Africa, posing security concerns across a vast swathe of the continent. The phenomenon has dramatically affected Church activities in various regions. But Reuben E. Ezemadu, Coordinator of the Movement for African National Initiatives (MANI), a […]

Pastor Responds to Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Pastor Responds to Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia (Mission Network News) – As Christians, we are called not just to spread the Gospel, but to care for the vulnerable as well. And sometimes, that requires us to confront uncomfortable situations. That’s something Adrian De Visser, a pastor from Sri Lanka and partner with Asian Access, says Christians often have a hard […]