7 worldwide ministries who are truly helping refugee children

What you can do to help

Do you have children of your own? Remember what it was like when you were their age?  Children playingWhat is your favorite childhood memory?  Maybe it was playing in a treehouse in the backyard.  Was is playing at the park near your home with your best friend, or under the sprinkler on a hot summer day?  Perhaps it’s time spent around the dining room table with your family?

As pleasant as those memories are, being a kid isn’t always that easy.  Most of us have painful stories of growing up as children.  We may have been bullied in school, or mistreated, or neglected, or forgotten.

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Would you prefer to know when a crisis is coming?

“I have spoken to you these things so you may have peace in me.

In the world you will have trouble. But trust! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 (MWNT)


The Refugee Crisis in EuropeWhile America is focused on elections and who the President will nominate to replace Justice Scalia, Europe is facing troubles like it has never faced before.

More than one million refugees have crossed into Greece since Jan 2015

To be sure, there are thousands of innocent, desperate lives caught up in the refugee crisis, looking for a better life and a place of freedom. 

But with time, we have discovered the troubles which come with these mobs of refugees as they come to settle a town with a population as big as their own numbers.

I was particularly moved by the testimony of this woman from Calais, France, as she tells what has happened to her beautiful seaside village since the refugees came: (more…)

Al-Qaida sets its sights on West Africa

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times

Mali. Ivory Coast. Burkina Faso. Chad. Nigeria. Algeria… The list continues to grow.

Countries that have never experienced Islamic Terrorism before are now being targeted.

Michael Riddering was among those killed in the attack at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou. Michael and his wife Amy ran the Les Ailes de Refuge orphanage in Yako.

Please pray for West Africa. Pray that God would protect His people, and allow them to be a blessing to those who would try to kill them.


 

JOHANNESBURG — Al-Qaida and its allies have a new strategy for spreading fear in West Africa.

Once focused on taking hostages for ransom and striking military targets in the desert, the terrorist network has sent small groups of nimble gunmen to attack hotels, resorts and other soft targets where Westerners congregate. The latest assault came March 13 in Ivory Coast, where the dead included 15 civilians.

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Muslims turn to Christ in unprecedented numbers

God is doing something amazing in our world today.

Syrian refugeesAs I mentioned in an earlier post, Muslims are turning to Christ.  This is especially true of the refugees in Europe.

Although we sometimes forget it, the Good News of salvation through Jesus the Messiah is not only for Christians. He also died on the cross so that Muslims could repent and trust in Him, just as we did.

At last, this Message is getting out of the church building and into the world!  As we did, Muslims are meeting the Messiah through visions and seeking out Christians to find out more about Him.

As His church, we need to be ready to welcome these refugees into our churches, our homes and our hearts.

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Pastor James McConnell stands for Muslims, against Islam

Article by Bethany Blankley, Charisma Magazine

On May 18, 2014 Belfast Pastor James McConnell could not have known that the sermon he preached, “There is but One God,” would lead to his prosecution on two counts for violating Northern Ireland’s Communications Act of 2003.

A guilty verdict carries a punishment of six months in prison and a hefty fine.

In his sermon he called Islam “satanic” and “a doctrine spawned in hell.” He preached that the one true God is not Allah and that Christians are being persecuted for rejecting Islam.

McConnell led Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle Belfast for 57 years. It is now one of the largest evangelical congregations in the U.K.

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