Beyond the Symbolism: Refocusing on the Resurrection

Beyond the Symbolism: Refocusing on the Resurrection

Easter in Ukraine was always a special time. Churches often gather before sunrise, greeting one another with “Christ is risen,” followed by the hearty response “He is risen indeed!” Orthodox adherents line up for several street blocks outside the temple with candles...
An Operation That Launched a Church 

An Operation That Launched a Church 

The early morning rain cut through dusty air, splashing against the parched, red earth. As channels of water flowed off National Route N1, the shallow streambed below filled waist-deep—one of countless answered prayers witnessed by the 14 new believers scheduled to be...
A Church Built on Prayer

A Church Built on Prayer

One church plant in Nicaragua is so dedicated to prayer that even its name reflects a longing for God’s presence. The verse referenced in its name, Iglesia Bautista Jeremias 33:3—Jeremiah 33:3 Baptist Church—reminds the growing congregation of God’s command...
Meet the Interstate Evangelist: Ilyas

Meet the Interstate Evangelist: Ilyas

Ilyas had the heart of an evangelist—despite the challenges posed by living in a refugee camp in the Middle East.  Having fled from the Taliban in 2021 following their resurgence to power in Afghanistan, Ilyas was well aware of the dangers associated with...
Faith Triumphs Over Idols in Africa

Faith Triumphs Over Idols in Africa

In the West African nation of Togo, a 23-year-old man named Ganiou faced a sudden test of faith one evening when his mother became unable to breathe. Witnessing her suffering, his entire village urged him to perform voodoo rituals for her healing. Ganiou, a Christian,...
Threads of Redemption

Threads of Redemption

Malaika arrived as the most troubled student at Sifa Collective.   With relationships battered by years of trauma and broken trust, her family members had registered her for the program. “We hate her,” they declared to the staff. “See what you can do with...
Legacies of Faithfulness: Jim and Jan Ruff 

Legacies of Faithfulness: Jim and Jan Ruff 

From the beginning of their missionary career, Jim and Jan Ruff committed to following the Lord’s leading.   Over the last 49 years, they have faithfully followed that sovereign guidance through each stage of a surprising journey. Starting as ABWE...
Do These 5 Things To Show Missionaries You Care

Do These 5 Things To Show Missionaries You Care

The New Testament makes clear that we should have an attitude of loving support towards missionaries: “send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God . . . support people like these” (3 John 6, 8). We know that we are to show sincere care for sent-out...
Are Christians Closing Doors With Muslims?

Are Christians Closing Doors With Muslims?

“I have more in common with my Muslim neighbors than I have in common with most of my unbelieving American neighbors.” That was what one American Christian remarked during one of our recent ABWE training seminars teaching Christians in the U.S. to build...
Worldly Trash or Knowing Christ?

Worldly Trash or Knowing Christ?

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my...
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