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Biblica completes Accessible Edition of New Testament

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

UK (MNN) — Everyone deserves to know the message of hope found in God’s Word. But the reality is, even those who have the Bible in their own language can’t always fully experience it. (Photo courtesy of Biblica) In the UK, there are 1.5 million people with learning disabilities. That’s why Biblica, along with partners Livability, Torch Trust, and Urban…

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Mongolia’s Church calling for unity of believers

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Mongolia (MNN) — Mongolia’s Church is younger than most. Many pastors have only been ministering for just over 20 years, but they’re already facing challenges on a national scale. “In our country, materialism is kicking in so people are more interested [in] having status in society. They want to have all the privileges that mainstream…

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India’s new president puts religious minorities at heightened risk

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

India (MNN) – India’s presidential election Tuesday was more just than a political contest — it was a battle for human rights. And unfortunately, religious minorities came out on the losing end. India President Ram Nath Kovind (Photo courtesy of Tiven Gonsalves via Wikimedia Commons) Yesterday, Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, the candidate selected by Prime…

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Young Saudi student bound for WMU sentenced to beheading

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Saudi Arabia (MNN) — A Saudi Arabian young man who was accepted to be a student at Western Michigan University is now facing imminent beheading in his home country. Saudi Arabian flag overlay on the country’s map. Mujtaba al-Sweikat was arrested back in 2012 at a Saudi airport on his way to the United States…

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A surprise call to the mission field

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Kenya (MNN) — Being content is a virtue, but not when we’re living a life that is less than what God has planned for us. This story, brought to us by missionaries with World Gospel Mission, is about answering God’s call to minister, even when it’s a surprise. Even when it means giving up what…

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Some Syrians go home, but what awaits?

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Middle East (MNN) — Over the last two weeks, two large groups of Syrian refugees have returned from Lebanon. This adds to the UNHCR estimate that 31,000 Syrians have returned to the country from neighboring countries since January 1st. The first group included 150 families returning to Homs, Syria. The second group, leaving from a…

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Mosul looks to rebuild as ISIS is contained

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

Iraq (MNN) — After nearly a year of violence between government troops and the Islamic State, the battle for Mosul is coming to a close. (Photo courtesy of Open Doors) But that’s only part of the story. As people return to the city, they’re coming back to destroyed homes, businesses and schools, along with power…

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Spiritual leaders rising up for China

By missionnn | Jul 24, 2017

China (MNN) — Bibles for China has been distributing Scripture into the hands of the Chinese Church for years, but the last time the organization’s president Wendell Rovenstine visited the country, he heard a new request. “We need Bibles, but we would like also for you to come back and do training, resourcing our leaders…

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