18 Nov 2018

18Nov18 CHRISTIANS RESPOND TO POVERTY



CHRISTIANS RESPOND TO POVERTY
According to Christian Today, four out of five Christians (87 per cent) have taken action on poverty in the past year – a far higher proportion than the general population – according to a poll of 2,958 UK adults by Barna Group for Christian relief and development agency Tearfund. The research shows that Christians are more likely to donate to charity and to give food, clothing, furniture or other resources to someone in need.

AGGRESSION IN NEPAL AND INDIA
ChristianHeadlines.com reports that a policeman in Nepal was reprimanded and punished last month for talking about his faith in Christ at a public, multi-faith religious gathering. And Morning Star News states that Christian leaders in India continue to be concerned about acts of aggression against Christians in that country.

MICHAEL BUBLE GRATEFUL TO GOD
Several news outlets have reported that Canadian singer Michael Buble and his family rallied together to support his young son last year, while he battled cancer. During a recent tv appearance the singer tearfully shared that Jesus Christ deserves the credit for his son's cancer remission. Buble's wife, Luisana, has also credited God for her family's strength.

12 Nov 2018

11Nov18 HOPE FOR YOUTH IN PERU



HOPE FOR YOUTH IN PERU
According to Christian Today, underprivileged youth in Peru are expecting a brighter future after attending the first Siloam Christian Ministries’ Bible camp in the country. The camp theme was ‘Our Eternal Father’, aimed at helping young people find a greater hope for their life. 66 children between the ages of 12 and 16 attended the camp, most coming from one‐parent or dysfunctional families. 27 campers made a decision for Christ during the camp.

CHRISTIANS PLAY MUSLIMS IN CRICKET
Eternity News reports that while the Australian men’s cricket team played Pakistan in the Emirates and the Aussie Women played Pakistan in Malaysia, Christians played Muslims in a special harmony match organised by the Pakistan Bible Society in Sheikhupara.

THE JESUS FILM
The Jesus Film project has completed its 1,700th language translation of the film. CBN News reports that the latest translation of the film is in the Cheke Itolo language for people living in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.

6 Nov 2018

4Nov18 90,000 PEOPLE AT “TOGETHER 2018”



90,000 PEOPLE AT “TOGETHER 2018”
A Minneapolis-based ministry called PULSE hosted an event called “Together 2018” recently at the Texas Motor Speedway. According to CBN News, PULSE partnered with over 1,000 churches across the USA in order to coordinate the event. “Together 2018” featured major Christian artists like Jesus Culture, Bethel Music, Lecrae, Hillsong, and Jonathan Taylor along with speakers including Robert Morris, Francis Chan, Todd White and Ravi Zacharias. Charisma News reports that while there were 90,000 people present at the event, an additional 13,000 people from 89 different countries watched the event live online.

CRACKDOWN ON CHURCHES IN UKRAINE
The Christian Post reports that Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine's Luhansk region have been cracking down on Protestant Christianity by raiding churches, dispersing worshipers, and preventing re-registration. Forum 18, a Norwegian human rights organization, revealed that the rebels have issued mandatory re-registration orders for religious organizations in the region, but have denied approval for many. No Baptist or Seventh-day Adventist communities were reportedly able to re-register, with the latter having to halt all activities in order to prevent churches being seized.

CHRISTIAN SINGER ON ‘THE ELLEN SHOW’
Award-winning Christian singer Lauren Daigle has appeared on The Ellen Show, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.  After the performance of Daigle’s song Still Rolling Stones, DeGeneres announced that she would be giving everyone in the audience a copy of Daigle’s new album Look Up Child. Many are seeing Daigle's appearance on Ellen as a breakthrough in Hollywood and in the music industry for Christians and Christian music.

31 Oct 2018

28Oct18 SRI LANKAN CHRISTIANS UNDER ATTACK



SRI LANKAN CHRISTIANS UNDER ATTACK
Morning Star News reports that attacks and other actions against Christians in Sri Lanka have escalated this year, with Hindu extremism beginning to take root along with long-time Buddhist aggression. 67 incidents against Christians in Sri Lanka were reported from January through to September.

BIBLES RELEASED IN SUDAN
In a surprise move, Sudan has released shipments of Bibles long held in port, including one detained nearly six years ago, according to the head of the Bible Society in Sudan. The estimated 2 million Christians in Sudan have had to endure a critical shortage of Arabic-language Bibles.

‘FESTIVAL OF LIFE’ IN UK
According to Premier News, an estimated 40,000 Christians recently crammed into London's Excel Centre for the Festival of Life. The annual event run by the Redeemed Christian Church of God is the largest single gathering of believers in the UK. Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu was just one of those invited to preach during the 8 hour service.