As the Korean World Mission Conference is quickly approaching, organizers of the event have been hosting gatherings to prepare and pray for the event. The most recent preparation gathering took place on Tuesday at Grace Ministries International in Fullerton, CA.
A group of Christian organizations is partnering together to launch a study Bible with notes contextualized to the African culture. Spearheaded by Oasis International, a publishing ministry for Africa, the project called the African Study Bible aims to provide a study Bible produced and developed "by Africans for Africans," according to a press release.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force revealed that multiple US agencies including FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration will be assisting in the investigation of murders of American missionaries Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols, whose bodies were recovered in a rural Jamaican province this past weekend.
Two American Missionaries Involved in Discipleship Training and Community Work Found Dead in Jamaica
Two fellow American missionaries were found dead in rural Jamaica, and appeared to have been shot. The official cause of death will be disclosed after post-mortem reports come out.
Young adults from five different churches in the South Bay will form one team to embark on a mission trip together this summer. The mission team of about 25 consists of members from Shalom Presbyterian Church, South Bay Mission Church, Crosslife (the English ministry of Gardena Presbyterian Church), The Branch (the English ministry of Podowon Baptist Church), and Torrance First Presbyterian Church.
Turkey Releases American Evangelist After Detaining Him for Allegedly Causing "Danger to Public Order"
An American missionary who was briefly detained in Turkey for being a “danger to public order” has been released.
Stepping Stone Mission hosted a ‘Joy and Love Festival’ to celebrate Easter on April 3 at Hurt Park in Atlanta. Four barbers and hair stylists offered free hair services and nurses offered free health screenings to the homeless individuals, and shared Christ’s love with them.
Korean First Presbyterian Church (KFPC) in Atlanta held an outreach festival for the children’s ministry on April 3. The outreach festival began a few years ago, when it used to be called ‘street festival,’ after Pastor Bong-Sung Kim, who leads the children’s ministry at KFPC, visited a Wednesday night service at a church in New York City during which a Saturday street evangelism event was announced.
Major Prayer Events Held at Far Ends of the US Coasts: Washington DC and Los Angeles Forming “Bridge of Prayer”
Two major prayer events were organized in US on two coastal extremes on April 9, and shared the same aim of prayers - to increase love, brotherhood, and healing. One was held in Washington DC, and the other in Los Angeles, which effectively forms a "Bridge of Prayer," a press release said.
The Wycliffe Associates will continue work of Bible translation in Middle East, even after four of its employees were murdered at an undisclosed location by Islamist militants, the officials said in a statement.
As Christian youth try to navigate in today’s world, they may find themselves faced with numerous obstacles, including skepticism about their faith from their peers, and conflicting views from the surrounding society and culture. Equipping youth with an understanding of a Christian worldview to be able to defend and maintain their faith in the midst of those obstacles is one of the main purposes behind the upcoming Truth Matters Conference hosted by Church Everyday.
Though students are out on spring break, the campus of Los Angeles High School has been anything but quiet. Noises of children shouting and singing worship songs filled the LA High campus this week, as some 380 children participated in New Life Vision Church (NLVC)'s sixth annual Celebration for Easter at the school, where NLVC also holds its Sunday services.
Four Wycliffe Bible translators have been killed and several others injured by terrorists in the Middle East, said a report by Wycliffe Associates.
Dong Shin Presbyterian Church of Southern California and Korea Campus Crusade for Christ (KCCC, or SOON Movement) signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday as a promise to partner together in ministering to the younger generation. KCCC had already moved its central offices from Los Angeles into a portion of Dong Shin's property in Fullerton, and Dong Shin agreed to provide KCCC with a worship space, offices, a music studio, and other necessities for its ministry.
An opportunity for smaller churches to receive funding for new projects has been highlighted at a recent workshop hosted by Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD). The workshop, which took place at the Los Angeles Regional Office of Azusa Pacific University (APU), was attended by some 30 local church leaders of various ethnic backgrounds, and featured Brian Bakke, the president of The Mustard Seed Foundation. The organization, which was founded in 1983, provides grants to local churches for start-up projects.