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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

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

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

Life, fear and faith in Ukraine

Life, fear and faith in Ukraine

September 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

During a recent U.S. visit, a Ukrainian wife and mom talks about what day-to-day life is like as her homeland faces an uncertain future.

Europe feels effects of Syrian crisis

Europe feels effects of Syrian crisis

February 27, 2014 at 9:39 pm 0 comments

How the church in Bulgaria is responding SOFIA, Bulgaria — Crises in Syria and Africa have driven refugees to Europe and impacted ministries as far away as the capital of Bulgaria. As many as 10,000 Syrian refugees have flooded Bulgaria over the last year, straining the resources of a cash-strappedRead More

In Birmingham, opening the door to peace

In Birmingham, opening the door to peace

October 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

BIRMINGHAM, England – The bang and clatter ringing lately from the new Friendship Centre bear little resemblance to the idea behind it. That is, to offer a neutral place of peace where Christians can show the love of God to their mostly-Muslim neighborhood and simply be a blessing to theRead More

Budding revival in Montreal?

Budding revival in Montreal?

September 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

Transform Quebec hopes to multiply churches MONTREAL — When someone presented the idea of planting a church here to Marc Pilon, he wondered, “What’s the sense of having one more church that doesn’t reach Quebec?” During the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s, the church in Quebec saw attendance decrease rapidlyRead More

Breaking bread, talking faith in France

Breaking bread, talking faith in France

September 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

LYON, France — In a culture where food is life but the church is history, the Refuge gives young English-speaking Christians here a regular helping of both. Like Lyon itself, tonight’s combination pizza party/Bible study is a melting pot. In one corner of this spacious downtown apartment, a young IndianRead More

In Ukraine, friendships protect vulnerable girls

In Ukraine, friendships protect vulnerable girls

September 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

KIEV, Ukraine — The kids playing tag in this park might not know it, but many of them have two things that certain powerful people value — innocence and desperation. It’s a combination that makes young people like these low-income kids from the nearby Trieszhrina neighborhood vulnerable to human traffickersRead More