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Ok, admit it. When you hear the word obedience, you think of a child, right? But what about adults.

When God called Wendy and Derwin Penson to adopt three children, they listened. When he asked them to leave their paid positions at Wycliffe USA to become stateside missionaries for the ministry, and they did.

Derwin says, "Trusting him in that endeavor was all faith, and trusting him as we move towards a membership to become missionaries here...And it’s just trusting him in all things."

Wendy and Derwin bleed passion for Bible translation. They’re still raising support, so if you’d like to help them financially or prayerfully

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Anyone who’s ever tried to raise support as a stateside missionary understands the difficulty in that task. People tend to be interested...
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The capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the epicenter of violent clashes for the past two days. Protesters are decrying dirty elections, and dozens have been killed.

Every Child Ministries’ Lorella Rouster says they haven’t heard from their ministry partners there.

"We have read that everything is closed down, so it’s very likely that they’re unable to get to the internet and also probably pretty dangerous to move around the city."

Turmoil in the DRC isn’t new. But in the midst of it all, Every Child Ministries is pouring into the next generation with the deeper truths and love of Christ.

And you can help. Find out more in the FULL STORY!

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The capital city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been the epicenter of riots and violence for two days now. Protesters are...
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This week’s United Nations’ Summit saw 193 world leaders agreeing on one thing: more needs to be done to address the humanitarian refugee crisis.

Now they’re taking it beyond the standard shelter, food and water needs. Tent Schools International’s Dale Dieleman says; "They are now saying that education is in that camp of the ‘basic needs’. There’s food, there’s shelter, there’s clothing, there’s heat in the winter, but education is also a critical issue.”

The United Nations is seeing that this is an investment in the future of these war-torn countries. Tent Schools has been partnering with believers in Lebanon.

Find out how they're helping in the FULL STORY!

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Long-game ahead for nations dealing with refugee issues. Believers already in play. With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since...
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Compassion International is known for child sponsorship. But Silas Balraj says partnership with local churches around the world has far-reaching impact on communities too.

“When a program like Compassion in partnership with the local church enters into a community, it actually doesn’t just enter into the community. It actually enters into the home, to the life of a child in poverty – to the whole family in poverty. When you touch the life of a child, you’re actually touching the essence of why the parents are existing.”

As parents see their children’s lives changed, they see the Gospel in action.

Learn more in the FULL STORY!

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“It’s like ripples in the water, where you touch the life of a child.” For more than sixty years, Compassion International has been known for their...
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Iraqi Christians, Yazidis, and other minorities gathered in Washington with a proposal to establish a safe zone for them in northern Iraq. There's hope it could eventually become a sovereign state.

Sounds like a good idea, right? However, Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs says it raises an important question about safety versus outreach.

"If you separate out all of the Christians and put them in one area and you put all the Muslims in a different area, who’s going to go to the Muslim area and share the Gospel?"

One thing is certain: Iraq’s Christians need encouragement.

Find out how to help and pray in the FULL STORY!

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If Christians pull out of Iraq, who will share the Gospel? Iraqi Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities gathered in Washington two weeks ago...
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Did you know Nepal's population is 80% Hindu? Buddhists and Muslims make up another 13% and only 1.4% of Nepali people know Christ.

Nepal, nestled between India and China, is a hotspot for tourists and is a strategic country to reach with the Gospel message.

David Shibley with Global Advance says they just trained 256 church Nepali planters. "... We have been praying and asking the Lord for the training of 150 church planters by 2020. That was accomplished above-and-beyond last week."

Global Advance also trained over 200 Nepali women, under the Esther Initiative, to be prayer warriors and spiritual leaders in their communities.

Learn more in the FULL STORY!

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The Philippines faces a variety of religion issues-- persecution is not the least of them.

But, the Church has problems, too. Joe Handley of Asian Access is excited to announce the ministry's expansion into the Philippines:

"A few years ago, right as Asian Access was sensing maybe God would be calling us there, just as we were making our first trip into the country...'"

Asian Access wants to encourage reconciliation, aid church planting, and provide training to cover topics currently missing in Filipino Christian leadership training. Want to help? Learn more in the FULL STORY!

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It takes a discerning crowd to recognize the needs of the Church in one nation. In the Philippines, church leaders are pulling together to advance the...
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Using technology for ministry has been a somewhat debated topic. But in the digital age, technology has become crucial to ministry… and even as ministry itself.

Why? Because technology now connects people. InterVarsity

Christian Fellowship’s Bret Staudt Willet explains; “Um, I love Twitter for that reason. Hashtags I think are phenomenal for this. They’re gathering places for people who want to share a conversation...”

Technology has gone from being a privilege to being an important part of everyday life. And it's something that can intersect with Christianity to further share the Gospel.

Learn more in the FULL STORY!

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Earlier this week, Boko Haram launched a spattering of attacks within hours of each other in northeast Nigeria. In one assault, they gunned down eight Christians as they were leaving a church.

Boko Haram members also ambushed a Nigerian military convoy and beheaded a village chief and his son. It’s been seven years of Boko Haram militants terrorizing northern Nigeria.

But it’s not grabbing headlines like their Euro-Middle Eastern ISIS counterparts or attacks on the West. Greg Kelley with World Mission says 2.6 million people were torn from their homes because of Boko Haram. Most are in camps now, and they need hope.

Will you help? Learn more in the FULL STORY!

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Earlier this week, Boko Haram launched a spattering of attacks within hours of each other in northeast Nigeria. In one assault, they gunned down eight...
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It’s a shame that some moms can’t take their kids into grocery stores without being harassed...by adults. That’s what happened to one Michigan mom who found a nasty note in her cart about her autistic 6-yr-old son.

The note read, “buy that kid a muzzle!”

Sally Gallagher with King’s Table Ministries comments; “For a parent, it’s devastating...because you know who they are as a person.”

King’s Table Ministries advocates for and helps special needs individuals and their families in a number of ways. One of which is by raising awareness.

And you can help! Learn more in the FULL STORY!

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USA (MNN) -- Mom and her six-year-old autistic son bullied while grocery shopping.
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Community transformation: a simple term for a complicated reality.

In the Dominican Republic, Orphan's Heart is building homes. But that's not all. There's a community transformation center where they hold church services, Bibles classes, and, as Ron Gunter of Orphan's Heart says, they're providing a variety of job training:

"Teaching women how to sew, how to cut hair, teaching electrical, teaching mechanical, other things that will give hands-on job training... The goal isn't just to change the future for children, but to help them know the love of Jesus."

And you can be a part of that

Find out how in the FULL STORY!

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DR (MNN) -- Beautiful houses are being raised in this valley community
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Turkey is a mess. In the last few days, ceasefires on nearly every border have failed. There’s the Syrian civil war, the Kurds and ISIS. A coup attempt means an insurrection on the political front.

Add the refugee problem, and the word ‘mess’ doesn’t really begin to describe what’s happening on President Erdogan’s watch. International Needs’ Rody Rodeheaver says,

“This is a time when Erdogan can do basically whatever he wants to do with impunity because of the imposition of martial law.”

Crackdowns have been increasingly severe. And Rodeheaver says they're expecting a huge wave of refugees…

Will you help? Find out more in the FULLS STORY!

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Turkey faces a test everywhere it turns. Clashes between the Turkish army and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) killed dozens of people at the end of last...
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