Timothy School Student Overcoming All Odds

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in House of Hope, Algeria, North Africa, Partners International | 0 comments

Timothy School Student Overcoming All Odds

Brahim, a 29-year-old young man, became a Christian in 1997, at the age of 12, through his brother who is now a pastor. As a child, he got teased a lot by other young kids. He also witnessed the day-to-day violence from the terrorism Algeria was experiencing at the time. In addition, not only did he not receive love and affection from his parents because there were too many siblings, five brothers and two sisters, but he also worked on the farm as a child. Later, he ended his relationship with his high school girlfriend who was not a...

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A Common Situation

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Middle East, Partners International, Stephen's Gate Ministry, Holy Land | 0 comments

A Common Situation

While our relief team was visiting a village, they met a lady who was around 30 years old. She shared with them her story. She grew up in a family where her father left his wife and children and married another woman. Her father has four daughters and four sons and one of his sons is disabled. This lady looks after her disabled brother while her mother goes and sells “zatar” (a Middle Eastern spice mixture) in the streets which she gathers from the mountain. Her mother also plants seeds in the ground near her house and sells them...

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Annual Jericho Event Draws 6,000 in Senegal!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Inter-Senegal Mission, Partners International, West Africa | 0 comments

Annual Jericho Event Draws 6,000 in Senegal!

The 14th edition of the Jericho Project was held  from March 30 through April 2. Six thousand people were served through various platforms such as mass evangelism, free medical consultations and medication, free lunch, kids’ clubs, Christian literature, media, and prayer for the spiritually oppressed. The topic for this year was “The True God.” You may recall that before the 2013 event, native doctors prophesied that a black snake would cross the village and would cause lots of problems in the area. To avoid evil, the community...

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800 Delhi Children Blessed by Summer VBS

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Children, Partners International | 0 comments

800 Delhi Children Blessed by Summer VBS

As part of their outreach to children in the slum communities of Delhi, India, our partner Cooperative Outreach of India (COI) just concluded their annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) program. This year, though the temperatures reached 115 degrees, 800 children enthusiastically joined the activities each day. “Most of the children that attended VBS this year did not know Jesus,” said COI’s leader Ramesh Landge, “and most come from underprivileged Hindu or Muslim families. This week they heard stories about Jesus healing people by touch and...

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From Liquor Dealer to Pastor

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Church Planting, Partners International | 0 comments

From Liquor Dealer to Pastor

The vision of our partner Cooperative Outreach of India (COI) is to share the Good News with the millions of unreached people across North India. Partners is coming alongside them to empower and equip North Indian church leaders to plant healthy, multiplying churches that impact society with Kingdom values. Recently, COI’s leader Ramesh Landge shared the story of Raja,  a man whose life has been transformed by Christ and who is being used to build God’s Church in India. Raja worked as a salesmen in a liquor shop. One day, one of COI’s pastors...

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New Shipment of Medicine Arrives in Senegal!

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Partners International | 0 comments

New Shipment of Medicine Arrives in Senegal!

Thanks to your support for our Gifts in Kind Program, a new sea container of medicine and medical supplies just arrived in Senegal! These supplies will help support the medical outreaches of our partner Inter-Senegal Mission, which is working to bring community transformation and Gospel outreach to their nation of Senegal. The shipment was valued at more than $3.8 million, which will be a tremendous boost to ISM’s hospital and health programs in the rural villages where medical care is lacking. A second shipment, this one valued at $5...

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Lana’s Escape from Moldova’s Trafficking Underworld

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Partners International, Women's Ministry | 0 comments

Lana’s Escape from Moldova’s Trafficking Underworld

Moldova is Europe’s poorest nation. The fall of the Iron Curtain left Moldova isolated as an economic backwater. Because of this, the area has become a haven for human traffickers who prey upon those desperate to find a way to survive. As a result, Moldova has the highest rate of human trafficking by percentage in the world. Our partner Beginning of Life is the only organization in the nation that provides shelter and care for trafficked women once they have been rescued or repatriated. Unfortunately, the women they serve are often struggling...

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Trial of Turkish Murder Plot Suspects Begins Tomorrow

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Partners International | 0 comments

Trial of Turkish Murder Plot Suspects Begins Tomorrow

In January 2013, Emre Karaali, one of the Turkish pastors serving with our partner Istanbul Protestant Church Foundation, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. (Read the original story here). The suspects were planning to murder Pastor Emre during a series of evangelistic outreach meetings. By God’s grace, the Turkish police foiled the plot and apprehended the suspects. Shockingly, just a few days after being arrested, all of the suspects were released. Tomorrow, April 1, is the first day of the trial. Please join Pastor Emre and his...

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Sowing the Seeds of the Gospel through Child Sponsorship

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Outreach/Evangelism, Partners International | 0 comments

Sowing the Seeds of the Gospel through Child Sponsorship

Ibrahim had a rough start to life. Because his mother gave birth to him outside of wedlock, he grew up under the painful stigma of illegitimacy. “My mother and I lived under a lot of mockery and hate from the people around us,” he said. Making a living was difficult for a single mother, and often Ibrahim would beg for food along with hundreds of other children living in the “Belt of Misery,” a severely impoverished area surrounding the city of Timbuktu, Mali. Adding to Ibrahim’s hopelessness, his mother couldn’t afford to send him to...

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Saria Marantika, Wife of Partner Dr. Chris Marantika, Now Home with the Lord

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Partners International | 3 comments

Dr. Chris Marantika’s beloved wife of 46 years, Dr. Saria Iswari Marantika, went to be with the Lord on Sunday as a result of advanced stages of cancer. Saria was a treasure to the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia seminary and university community. She touched many with her kindness and faithfulness. Saria had earned a Ph.D from Biola University in the USA, and was a mentor to many who studied Christian Education under her. She was also a former Muslim, and shared Dr. Chris’s passion to achieve Vision Indonesia 1:1:1 (one church...

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