17 Jun 2018

17Jun18 CHURCHGOERS ARE VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS



CHURCHGOERS ARE VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS
Eternity News reports that Australians who attend church are more likely to donate their time and money to the community, contributing almost half a billion dollars to the economy, according to research released recently in Canberra by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

WOMAN SAVES PASTOR FROM MOB
A woman in Bangladesh saved a pastor from an angry crowd of Muslims and Hindus who were accusing him of converting people to his church, by testifying how she has been transformed by Jesus Christ. Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International told Mission Network News that the woman, who wasn't named, stepped up to the crowd at the village near the Indian border and said that she invited the pastor, named Paul, to speak with her.

‘PALAU THE MOVIE’
The Christian Post reports that "Palau the Movie" is gearing up for an October release and the autobiographical film will journey through evangelist Luis Palau's life.
Shot in Argentina, "Palau the Movie" will tell the evangelist's full story. The movie will begin with a young Palau who loses his father and then has to help out his poor family. He would eventually be inspired into ministry by the late Billy Graham. The film also shows some of the trials he faced as a young street preacher.

11 Jun 2018

10Jun18 CHRISTIAN PILOTS FIGHT EBOLA



CHRISTIAN PILOTS FIGHT EBOLA
Mission Network News reports that Mission Aviation Fellowship is responding to an Ebola outbreak in partnership with medical organizations. The new Ebola outbreak in Western Democratic Republic of the Congo has 31 confirmed cases. Nine infected people have died so far. Garth Pederson, from MAF, says that before each flight, the pilots pray for the people they are flying and for God’s protection.

A CHRISTIAN SOCIAL NETWORK
According to Christian Newswire, a Christian alternative to Facebook is ready to overcome media bias against the Church. With USA.Life, people and churches will be able to share photos, Gospel content, news, videos and messages and connect with people who are important to them. Founder Steven Andrew says that he hopes this social network will replace Facebook and Twitter in popularity and become ‘the premiere social network.’ Unlike Facebook, he says USA.Life will not collect and sell personal information.

MORE THAN JUST COFFEE
A new initiative in a Sydney café is creating education and career pathways – one coffee at a time. Launched in partnership between Suncorp, Wesley Mission and the Darcy Street Project, the Suncorp Community Café is a training ground for people who have encountered barriers to education or employment.

29 May 2018

27May18 GOOD NEWS AT ROYAL WEDDING



GOOD NEWS AT ROYAL WEDDING
The Archbishop of Canterbury has described the US bishop's wedding sermon for the royal wedding on 19th May as so powerful that it "blew the place open".Speaking to Sky News, as he stood next to Most Rev Michael Curry, Justin Welby said: "The use of language to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ just blew the place open." Bishop Michael, primate of the Episcopal Church in the USA said: "Well it really was, to be honest, the good news of Jesus Christ."


MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE
The Museum of the Bible, the newest tourist attraction near the National Mall in Washington DC, has drawn 565,000 visitors since it opened six months ago, according to museum figures released recently.

GOLDFIELDS CELEBRATION
Will Graham, Billy Graham’s grandson, was the featured speaker at the ‘Goldfields Celebration’ held over three days last weekend in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Aussie artists Steve Grace, Skypilot and The Brownley Gospel Singers performed alongside US band The Afters at the event.

20 May 2018

20May18 ATTACKS ON INDONESIAN CHURCHES



ATTACKS ON INDONESIAN CHURCHES
ABC News reports last week stated that Indonesian police claimed the suicide bombers who attacked three Christian churches in Surabaya were all members of one family. At least 13 people were killed and more than 40 injured when the group targeted Sunday church congregations in the country's second-largest city.

PROTEST IN NIGERIA
Nigeria's Catholic bishops will hit the streets to protest the killing of more than 100 Christians by Islamic Fulani herdsmen in northern Nigeria this year thus far. The protest will take place on May 22nd in Makurdi, the capital of Benue state, where two murdered priests will be buried on the same day, according to Crux Now.

ROYAL WEDDING
Prince Harry and former U.S. actress Meghan Markle invited Bishop Michael Curry, the first African American to preside over the Episcopal Church and who defends same-sex marriage, to deliver a sermon at their wedding. Presiding Bishop Curry, from Chicago Illinois, travelled to Windsor to take part in the Service. He joined The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner, who conducted the Service. The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, officiated as the couple made their marriage vows.