Author Hope Flinchbaugh asks a challenging question…
Well… isthe cross of Christ dangerous?
Vladimir Leninthought so
In November 1917, when he seized power in Russia, Lenin’s soldiers climbed steeples and pinnacles of churches and tore down the cross and replaced it with the red star of the new soviet state. Clergy were denounced as enemies of Russia and summarily executed. (more…)
(September 14, 2016) Mark Ellis shares yet another good news report …
Jesus demonstrated he is the Son of God (and he is God) by performing powerful miracles throughout his ministry. I don’t know of any other religious figure that could walk on water, command the wind and the waves, heal people born blind, feed 5,000 with a few loaves and fishes, and raise the dead.
The miracles testified to Jesus’ authority, that he was the promised Messiah. The miracles fulfilled the prophecies about him in the Old Testament. He also healed because of his compassion and he healed in response to faith. (more…)
August 5, 2016 – Erica Grace, ex-missionary to South America, challenges us to remember unsung Hebrews 11 type heroes!
Have you ever known people in the ministry that you felt didn’t receive their due recognition? Marie Monsen was one of those people.
Born in Sandviken, Norway in 1878, Marie became a school teacher. She went to China in 1901 initially to help the missionary couple sent there by her Lutheran church who needed a teacher for their children.
But because of the national unrest and turn of events in China, the missionaries left shortly after Marie arrived. The mission agency back in Norway didn’t have the funds to send for Marie as well, so she stayed back waiting for her ticket to arrive.
So many people needing help Meanwhile, people kept coming to the mission home looking for help but Marie (left) was the only one there. She would rush out to see what the emergency was and would face squalid conditions of starving, sick children. She didn’t know what do, she felt helpless and overwhelmed. The situations she faced each day seemed insurmountable. Her only solution to every situation would be to pray.(more…)
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Revival hits conference
Mark Ellis shares a good news report from troubled France
People from throughout Europe gathered at the Grande Conference in Nantes, France, held July 1 through 3. Hundreds of people attending surrendered their lives to Jesus as their Saviour and Lord, according to a CBN report.
The stated purpose was to call an increasingly secular Europe back to a true relationship with God.
The key motto of the conference was ‘mercy triumphs over judgment,’ an axiom that points to God’s power to bring transformational spiritual change to Europe. (more…)
Iran is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for followers of Jesus Christ. Almost all of the above-ground, Farsi-speaking churches have been closed and house churches are raided routinely, with their leaders and members arrested, according to a report by SAT-7 (http://sat7.org/).
Iranian Christians share faith despite dangers!
Evangelism by Christians is against the law and may even be punished by death. But despite Iran’s leaders’ strenuous efforts to bring the furies of hell against believers, God is at work and the church in Iran is growing rapidly! (more…)
Middle-east terrorism brings deep concern to many Christians – but the reality is that Jesus is being found as Saviour and friend by sincere many Muslims. Missionary statesman George Forbes continues his last months’ sharing of amazing good news stories from trusted sources in the missionary world…
Mark Ellis, seasoned ASSIST senior correspondent, brings this great testimony from a three-year-old, the centre of a miracle:
Ella Kimbro leaned over to rescue a cat that fell into her backyard pool. Then she plunged in herself and nearly drowned until Jesus brought her back to life, according to a story by WMC Action News 5 in Tennessee. (more…)
Mark Ellis, seasoned ASSIST senior correspondent, brings a great testimony:
Navy Chaplain Carey Cash’s unit lost the first man in the US invasion of Iraq known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. They also fought the most pivotal battle in the collapse of Baghdad. Through it all, God proved himself mighty in battle, sending angelic protection during the most intense fighting of the war.