BreakingIsraelNews.com reports that up to 10,000 Christians from every continent are expected to gather in Israel in June 2020 to celebrate the Pentecost. The Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and other followers of Jesus while they were in Jerusalem. Pentecost is celebrated on the seventh Sunday (49 days) after Easter. The event, Jerusalem 2020 Empowered21 Global Congress, is expected to take place from June 1 to 3, 2020 at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem.
The celebration will be focused on the role that authentic worship plays in Christians' relationship with God.
THE CHURCH IN IRAN
According to New Life, the Church in Iran may be the fastest growing church in the world. But the shape of the Church is actually an underground movement in the form of numerous, individual house churches – and the Iranian government wants to shut them down. The Iranian government created this underground movement when it made it illegal for Farsi speakers to attend physical churches. When that happened, everyone became an evangelist and house churches began to appear across the country.
MAF PROVIDES HELP IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Mission Aviation Fellowship has been providing assistance following the 7.5 earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea in February. The quake caused many landslides, damaging roads, buildings, power lines and communication systems. At least 16 people were killed and 300 injured. There have been several powerful aftershocks. MAF has been providing medical evacuation flights and doing fly‐overs to check on remote communities.