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From Hell to Hope

From Hell to Hope

July 30, 2013 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Syrian refugee shares tales of terror & finding Christ BEIRUT, Lebanon — As Syrian refugees continue to pour into Lebanon (as estimated 650,000 and counting), the Free Evangelical Church of Beirut is helping them wherever it can. FECB Senior Pastor Joseph Najem recently interviewed Fahima, a Syrian Kurdish refugee whoRead More

Laura Lamont (right) with her mother, Carmela Saulle.

Staten Island survivor recounts terrifying night

July 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

By Jacqueline Watson and Jim Killam As a ReachGlobal Crisis Response team installs insulation and hangs sheetrock in her Staten Island home, Laura Lamont can scarcely believe the transformation. Nightmarish memories are giving way to hope. Last October, Hurricane Sandy roared ashore, swamping the working-class Midland Beach neighborhood. Laura’s small,Read More

Rebuilding homes and lives after Hurricane Sandy

Rebuilding homes and lives after Hurricane Sandy

July 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

Hurricane Sandy may be a fading memory for most Americans, but in New York and New Jersey, recovering from the Oct. 29, 2012, disaster will take years. Here’s a video report on the cooperative effort between Salem Evangelical Free Church of Staten Island, N.Y., and ReachGlobal Crisis Response. Volunteer teamsRead More

Church multiplies in Nepal

Church multiplies in Nepal

June 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The 85 Nepali Christians sitting on the church floor have more than good notes to show for today’s church-planting training. They already have dozens of new churches sprouting as a result of it. Today’s training is actually a follow-up to a course held in Kathmandu last September.Read More

After Sandy, help for the long haul in NY, NJ

After Sandy, help for the long haul in NY, NJ

May 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

In the seven months since Hurricane Sandy roared into the Jersey Shore, the public’s attention has moved on. That doesn’t mean communities don’t still face months and years of recovery work. The barrier island of Brigantine, adjacent to Atlantic City, saw more than 2,500 homes swamped Oct. 30. About 500Read More

Kim Cone with the Seleka commander at the Cameroon border.

Hopeful signs in C.A.R.

May 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm 0 comments

Five of the missionaries evacuated from Central African Republic March 24 returned for a visit in early May and found hopeful news. “The rebels have indeed wreaked havoc on many parts of CAR,” ReachGlobal’s Kim Cone writes in an email. “However, by God’s grace, thus far, Gamboula has been mostly spared.” TheRead More

Winning Believers in Beirut

Winning Believers in Beirut

April 15, 2013 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Burj Hammoud church serves diverse inner-city community If you really want to feel inner-city Beirut –full of diesel fumes and sidewalk bread vendors, barber shops and fruit markets  — go to Burj Hammoud. If you want to see and hear working-class Beirut – tailors, tile setters and shopkeepers … refugees,Read More

Word of God, word of mouth

Word of God, word of mouth

March 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

Oralidad teaches Peruvian leaders to spread a spoken gospel DVDs? Nope. iPads? Hardly. Even in this hyper-digitized world, Abelardo Vasquez Lopez is using a tool as old as communication itself to share the gospel in eastern Peru. Vasquez, 39, is a pastor from the Shipibo tribe, a group of aboutRead More

Missionaries narrowly escape coup in Africa

Missionaries narrowly escape coup in Africa

March 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

It all seemed like some apocalyptic action movie. Society in chaos. Machine-gun-toting bad guys driving a ragtag collection of stolen trucks across the Central African savanna. Chasing … what? A convoy of missionaries headed for the border? That’s what played out on Palm Sunday in the Central African Republic, followingRead More

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Finding the God she lost

January 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

Inmate finds friendship, reborn faith through missionary Maybe a prison courtyard full of people and noise wasn’t the best place for Sonya and Judy to meet. Then again, maybe Sonya should have known better than to carry a bag given to her by her boyfriend’s buddy onto an airplane. MaybeRead More