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InterVarsity announces Urbana 18’s Scripture focus
USA (MNN) -- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has announced its Scripture focus for the upcoming Urbana 18 Student Missions Conference. The book of choice -- Revelation. Scripture for Urbana 18 (Image courtesy of InterVarsity) “The primary reason we said 'yes' to Revelation is because we...
Sudan: two freed, two still imprisoned
Sudan (MNN) -- The release of Petr Jasek, a Czech aid worker, was welcome news this weekend. But the question remains: what about the two men convicted in conjunction with the case? Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs USA says, “They’re in jail for allegedly helping a spy. Well, we...
Refugee kids, women abused while traveling Mediterranean route
Middle East (MNN) -- A disturbing report from UNICEF yesterday reveals new statistics behind the abuse and harassment of refugee children and women. Thousands of refugees try to cross into Europe via the Mediterranean route through North Africa, and specifically Libya. In 2016, the report...
Triple disaster anniversary looms
Japan (MNN) -- Next Saturday marks six years since a deadly triple disaster -- an earthquake-tsunami-nuclear combination -- rocked Japan and killed over 15,000 people. (Photo courtesy of Asian Access) On the afternoon of Friday, March 11th, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan....
Easter: churches helping churches spread the Word
Russia (MNN) -- Easter is the most significant religious holiday in Russia. Because everybody knows the holiday is founded in religion, it creates a great ministry opportunity for churches in Russia. But it’s also a great opportunity for churches around the world to unite for the Great...
Czech Christian worker freed, two still imprisoned in Sudan
Sudan (MNN) -- On Sunday, Pastor Petr Jasek arrived safely in the capital of his homeland. If you’ve been following the Sudan court case saga, you understand how exciting this development is. On Monday morning, Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs USA said, “Petr was released after...
Mission Cry’s director reports on Belize trip
Belize (MNN) -- Sometimes, the best way to find out what someone needs is simply to ask. Jason Woolford of Mission Cry, formerly Christian Resources International, did just that on his recent trip to Belize. "They’re not asking for food or clothes, but they're saying, ‘Listen, we need...
Iraqi refugees aided by Christian medical clinic on wheels
Iraq (MNN) -- The Borgen Project reports that in the last three years, over 3.4 million people in Iraq have become internally displaced. When you’re living in an IDP camp, multiple unique challenges arise. And some of the biggest challenges? Medical needs. Mobile medical clinic making its...
Are all Christians “called” to missions?
International (MNN) -- The question of God’s calling is a big one. Barna Group conducted a survey in 2013 asking Christians in the U.S. questions about God’s calling and their job. Only 34 percent of believers surveyed felt a sense of God’s calling in their work or career. The other...
Egypt: Christians face extremist threat
Egypt (MNN) -- A propaganda video has surfaced in Egypt, vowing to eradicate Egypt’s Coptic Christians. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has already released the identity of the man behind the threat, 22-year-old student Mahmoud Shafik, also going under the name Abu Abdallah al-Masri.  Is...
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