Articles by: Lincoln Brunner

Mission Ukraine stresses unity as strife continues

Mission Ukraine stresses unity as strife continues

March 3, 2015 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Mission Ukraine from Crossfield News on Vimeo. Unsteady ceasefire holds as country clings to peace KIEV, Ukraine — As Ukraine strains underneath military conflict and economic turmoil, Protestant church leaders are calling for the national church to meet the trouble with a unified front. Late last year, church leaders fromRead More

Ukraine in a Picture

Ukraine in a Picture

March 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm 1 comment
‘We need to turn back to the Bible’

‘We need to turn back to the Bible’

March 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

Longtime leader wants Christians to remember priorities KIEV, Ukraine – On March 5, 1953, Kiev police arrested a Christian youth leader named Vladimir Glukhovskyy. That Sunday morning, as the 27-year-old railroad worker sat waiting for his prison sentence, a news bulletin hit the police station radio like lightning. Josef StalinRead More

Leaders see hope underneath crisis in Ukraine

Leaders see hope underneath crisis in Ukraine

December 21, 2014 at 11:14 am 1 comment

KIEV, Ukraine – As snow falls outside, most of the people milling inside Central Baptist Church keep their winter coats on. The parkas testify to the financial crunch that Ukraine has suffered with its recent civil strife and the concurrent economic slump. As tensions with Russian-backed separatists in two easternRead More

Mission Ukraine aims to launch movement

Mission Ukraine aims to launch movement

November 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

Ravi Zacharias, international evangelists headline five-day event KIEV, UKRAINE — Mission Ukraine, a yearlong training and evangelism campaign for the entire nation, will launch on Nov. 21 with five-day kickoff event. The launch will feature youth rallies, plus plenary talks from Dr. Ravi Zacharias and a team of international evangelistsRead More

Christians help where it hurts in Iraq

Christians help where it hurts in Iraq

November 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

Focus on the Family Middle East eyes housing, blankets for refugees IRBIL, Iraq — Here in a church courtyard, about 30 refugees gather around Egyptian volunteers who have come to help them find what so many in this region have lost – homes. As Sami Yacoub and his 20-year-old son,Read More

Friendship Centre sets table for spiritual conversations

Friendship Centre sets table for spiritual conversations

October 16, 2014 at 11:56 am 0 comments

Some names changed for security reasons BIRMINGHAM, England – At the Friendship Centre here in the seat of England’s Industrial Revolution, just talking over cups of tea can prove revolutionary for people seated at the table. Ellen, who recently arrived from Yemen with her new husband, dropped by the OpenRead More

Hays Pure Water makes hope flow

Hays Pure Water makes hope flow

September 3, 2014 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

Hays Pure Water Offers Life from Crossfield News on Vimeo. WASHINGTON, Iowa – The little graves dotting the rural African village gave John Hays all the proof he needed that he had brought his crazy invention to the right place. It was 2006, at a leper colony in Tanzania. TheRead More

Pure water in, pure water out

Pure water in, pure water out

September 3, 2014 at 9:43 pm 0 comments

Small business boosts Hays Pure Water Foundation’s bottom line BURLINGTON, Iowa — Of all the places TJ Widbin would love to visit, the back of a semi trailer stacking bottled water probably doesn’t make the list. But today, the 26-year-old software salesman is doing his other job – delivering bottlesRead More

Egyptian Bible Society reopens shop destroyed by mob

Egyptian Bible Society reopens shop destroyed by mob

July 18, 2014 at 11:42 am 0 comments

ASSUIT, Egypt — The Bible Society of Egypt has reopened a Christian bookstore in Upper Egypt that was destroyed last year by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers. On August 14, vandals — angry about the dispersion of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — broke down the Bible Society Bookshop’s heavy metalRead More