Chinese Street Evangelist Detained on New Year’s Day

Chinese Street Evangelist Detained on New Year’s Day

China (International Christian Concern) – On Dec. 31, a Christian street evangelist in China’s Hunan province was again sentenced by the authorities to ten days in administrative detention for “disturbing public order.” Last August, Chen Wensheng, who is a member of the Xiaoqun Church in Hengyang, underwent the same punishment for “illegal evangelism.” Despite his […]

Missions Group Shares ‘Field Stories of Hope’: How God Is Working Around the World in 2020

Missions Group Shares ‘Field Stories of Hope’: How God Is Working Around the World in 2020

(Mission Network News) — This has been a discouraging year for many, and sometimes the darkness and negativity can seem to overshadow God’s peace and hope. In light of this, e3 Partners launched Field Stories of Hope, a series of short, encouraging articles from those serving God around the world. Jeff Johnston of e3 Partners […]

Close of Border Impedes Missionary Activities to North Korea

Close of Border Impedes Missionary Activities to North Korea

North Korea (International Christian Concern) – After North Korea closed its border with China to fend off COVID-19 from entering the country since earlier this year, Christian organizations have suspended Bible smuggling activities into the North. According to Daily NK, the leader of a missionary group doing work in North Korea who asked to remain […]

Man in Peru Comes to Christ, Sees Family Restored After Visited by Missionary While Sick With COVID

Man in Peru Comes to Christ, Sees Family Restored After Visited by Missionary While Sick With COVID

(Christian Aid Mission) — By the time Rodrigo* was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, his wife had already abandoned him and their children. The 54-year-old waste collector in northern Peru and his children had long fought with his wife over matters both weighty and petty, but he never thought she would leave. With her […]

South Korea Bans Balloon Launches Into North Korea, Affecting Gospel Work

South Korea Bans Balloon Launches Into North Korea, Affecting Gospel Work

South Korea (Mission Network News) — The government of South Korea has officially banned the practice of launching balloons into North Korea. The resolution passed only after opposing politicians tried to stop the process with a filibuster. It’s the first law of its kind; South Korean activists often take advantage of favorable winds to get […]

One-Third of Humanity Does Not Have Access to the Gospel

One-Third of Humanity Does Not Have Access to the Gospel

International (Mission Network News) — For Christians in developed nations, it’s hard to imagine life without Gospel access. Believers have Scripture literally at their fingertips thanks to smartphone apps and widespread WiFi access. There are more than 400 versions of the Bible available in English. At the same time, millions of people are utterly unaware […]

‘Campaign of Harassment’: Street Preachers Challenge UK Police Over Arrests While Publicly Proclaiming Gospel

‘Campaign of Harassment’: Street Preachers Challenge UK Police Over Arrests While Publicly Proclaiming Gospel

BRISTOL, UK — Four street preachers, two from America and two from the United Kingdom, are having their case heard in court today as they challenge what they call a “sustained campaign of harassment” by the U.K. police as they have faced criminal charges and were jailed — and some were prosecuted, in light of […]

Pakistani Muslim Couple Spiritually Changed Through Street Encounter

Pakistani Muslim Couple Spiritually Changed Through Street Encounter

Pakistan (Mission Network News) — A recent street encounter radically changed the lives of a truck driver and his wife in Pakistan. And now they are powerful witnesses for the Gospel. FMI-supported Christian leaders recently distributed 500 Bibles to Muslims in Pakistan’s bazaars and streets. Nehemiah* with FMI says they gave one Bible to a […]