Umuoru Usmuode: The village with no water

Umuoru Usmuode: The village with no water

The villagers of Umuoru Usmuode in Nigeria were tired. Each morning, the children of the village would venture out with buckets to walk the long, dangerous road to the nearest water source. By the time they filled their buckets from the dirty, shallow stream two miles...
Making the most of International Day of Prayer

Making the most of International Day of Prayer

Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. We want to encourage you to take a moment today to pray for Christians suffering for their faith. Here are some urgent prayer requests to get you started: IRAQ & SYRIA Pray for Iraqis and Syrians...

Nigerian Christian stands strong despite persecution

 “Blow up every church” and “kill every Christian” in Nigeria. That was the directive of Abu Musab al-Barnawi to his fellow Islamic militants when he became the new leader of Boko Haram earlier this year. Since 2000, the terrorist group has killed more than 11,500...

Will You Choose to be an Influencer?

With poverty so evident around the world today, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to ignore the daily realities of those living in impoverished communities. It’s hard to connect with their circumstances when so much is readily available here in America. But as...

Why We Need More Girls Who Read

It has been six weeks since the northern Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped nearly 300 school girls in broad daylight. (Boko Haram literally translates to “Western-imposed thinking is forbidden by Islam”). The sheer audacity of the abductions is perhaps...
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