Blog Posts by missionnn

Losing presidential candidate Odinga challenging Kenya election results in court

Kenya (MNN) — In the fall-out since Kenya’s tense presidential elections last week, the losing candidate Raila Odinga will challenge the election results in Kenya’s Supreme Court. He made accusations of fraud in the polling process after losing to President Uhuru Kenyatta by 1.4 million votes. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (Photo courtesy of MAKE IT…

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AFA Ministry reaches religious minorities in Middle East

Lebanon (MNN) — Sometimes, ministry can be tricky. People’s religious background or preconceived notions about Christians and their faith can make it difficult for Gospel seeds to take root. (Photo courtesy of UNICEF) That’s something AFA Ministry is experiencing in its work in the Middle East. AFA focuses on church planting among unreached people groups…

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Curry talks Christian persecution at Jewish Temple

USA (MNN) — Earlier this month, Open Doors USA’s David Curry was the guest speaker at a breakfast held by Temple Emanuel, a Jewish temple in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Persecution Bonds Jews and Christians Open Doors USA Breakfast at Temple Emanuel, August 2, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Beth Stolicker) There, in the burnt golden room,…

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Café attack in Burkina Faso, 18 killed

Burkina Faso (MNN) — On Sunday, a lively café in the northern part of Burkina Faso was the site of a horrific attack by jihadist gunmen. A large group had gathered there to celebrate a birthday party when chaos broke out. The attack took place just a few paces away from the January 2016 attack which…

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Hundreds dead, missing in Sierra Leone’s devastating floods

Sierra Leone (MNN) — Disaster struck the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone when torrential rains caused sudden landslides and flooding early Monday morning. Many didn’t have time to run and several people were still even asleep in their beds. (Photo courtesy of Crossroads Prison Ministries) Between 300 and 400 people have been found dead…

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Charlottesville: Viewing racism through a biblical lens

USA (MNN) – This past weekend, the people of Charlottesville, Virginia experienced a radical display of hatred that revealed the worst parts of our society. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Hirsch via Flickr: https://goo.gl/Lg8Cy3) Such blatant and extreme racism is something only God’s love can change. We asked Biblica CEO Carl Moeller for insight into how…

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A Christian response to Charlottesville

USA (MNN) — This past Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, white nationalists and neo-Nazis assembled to protest a Confederate monument’s removal. Law enforcement estimated between 2,00-6,000 people would be at the protest. The alt-right group shouted racist slurs and hateful chants, and several counter-protestors gathered. The Tragedy of Charlottesville (Photo courtesy of Amanda Hirsch via Flickr:…

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Fighting illiteracy in India

India (MNN) — Imagine trying to travel without reading any signs or packing lunch without knowing if your food is expired. These are daily challenges that face India’s illiterate, and Erik Morsehead says Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Mission India is trying to help. “In India, there are nearly 300 million illiterate adults, so to kind of…

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Global Disciples offering advice on business-as-missions

International (MNN) — Global Disciples has plenty of experience in the world of business-as-missions — or so 2,200 church leaders trained by Global Disciples would say. That’s why as business-as-missions models are becoming more and more popular, Global Disciples is stepping up to provide their own experience and ideas to other organizations just beginning to venture…

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