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Jordan’s new face

Jordan’s new face

November 15, 2013 at 1:10 am 0 comments

  Stories from Jordan, fall 2013 From a refugee camp in Amman: Desperation as winter nears A church in the northern city of Mafraq has become a worldwide rallying point for ministry to Syrian refugees Additional story we reported for Christianity Today: Syria’s refugee crisis worst since Rwanda genocide WaysRead More

Big needs require big help

Big needs require big help

November 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

MAFRAQ, Jordan — To help meet the gigantic community need, National C.&M.A. Church is growing. Two floors have been built, with three more coming soon. The church already operates a small school upstairs – Jordanian schools have no more room for the continuing influx of Syrian children – and PastorRead More

At crossroads: Jordan church serves Syrian refugees

At crossroads: Jordan church serves Syrian refugees

November 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

  MAFRAQ, Jordan – Every day, they keep coming. In a scene that few could have imagined three years ago, Syrian refugees – virtually all of them Sunni Muslims – stream into a Christian church. They’re desperately seeking help … and finding it. On this weekday morning, the sanctuary is fullRead 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

Carnage in Colorado

Carnage in Colorado

September 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

  Floods caused by torrential rains wreaked havoc along Colorado’s Front Range in September 2013. We reported from two of the hardest-hit areas. VIDEO: Huge damage, huge response STORY / PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from a disaster VIDEO: A pastor offers advice to churches responding to a crisis

Colorado: Scenes from a disaster

Colorado: Scenes from a disaster

September 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Margie Davis picked through debris in what used to be her back yard. She’s lived in the tiny mountain community of Glenhaven, Colo., for 16 years. Saturday (Sept. 21) was her second time back to the house she shares with her husband, mother and father-in-law, since flood waters overwhelmed theRead More

Colorado floods: Churches respond

Colorado floods: Churches respond

September 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm 0 comments
Colorado floods: A pastor’s advice to churches

Colorado floods: A pastor’s advice to churches

September 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm 0 comments
At the hospital in Gamboula

Amid Central African chaos, ministry goes on

September 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

News reports from the Central African Republic indicate the country has descended into chaos after last spring’s coup. In Gamboula, three miles from the Cameroon border, a cautious calm holds for now. “We don’t want to scare people or make them think we are stupid to remain back,” says Dr.Read 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