Bible Verses on Peace: 12 Important Scriptures That Explain Why There Is No Peace Apart from Jesus Christ
All people seek peace during their lifetime. The world defines peace as freedom from “disturbance” and “the cessation of war or violence.” Many non-profit organizations exist to promote peace between nations and communities, and to alleviate human suffering by meeting basic needs for survival. All of that is very important, but the peace that exists on this earth is fleeting, momentary, and temporary. True peace exists in eternity and comes from Jesus Christ.
Crossing Borders, a Christian non-profit dedicataed to helping North Korean refugees, is hosting a fundraiser in Irvine called "Eat for North Korea," or "E4NK," on September 16 at 7:30 PM at the Urban Seoul 2.0 restaurant in Irvine Spectrum. Regular admission is $60, and $75 for a t-shirt along with admission.
As hundreds of thousands of refugees have been flooding into the European continent seeking asylum, refugees have been faced with delay, mistreatment, and lack of access to food or proper shelter for several days. Christian relief organizations have been taking steps to provide immediate needs for the refugees. "It is the largest crisis of its kind in the region since the Second World War," the Samaritan's Purse said in a statement.
Gang members are coming to Christ, students are being cured of suicidal tendencies, taken back from a life of drugs and violence, and hundreds of others are finding new hope in life at the California public schools.
A Cup of Water International, a Korean non-profit organization that focuses on sharing the gospel and providing clean water to various people groups around the world, recently visited Guatemala, specifically the Ki'che' people, from June 16 to 29. During this recent trip, the team was able to continue the process of installing water filters to provide clean water to the villagers, as well as engage more directly in evangelism.
The Pastor of Iraq's only Christian radio station that reaches over eight million listeners in the country narrowly escaped a bomb blast in a garage where he had gone to repair a Church bus. A post from the Church website run by Pastor Maher Fouad said that "our Baghdad church bus broke down and needed a spare part. Pastor Maher and a deacon from the church went to a garage to fix it.
Persecution against Christians has been fierce in Syria, as many have been kidnapped, killed, and displaced from their homes. However, despite the chaos surrounding the evangelists, many are continuing to share the gospel, according to reports.
Summer could mean a host of different things to various people, but for most Christian parents, it means one thing: VBS. Just as churches routinely send off mission teams overseas each summer, most churches take a few days to a week of the three-month long vacation to focus wholly on sharing the gospel to children through creative and fun ways, including crafts, games, skits, and worship music and dance.
Pastors Peter Yein Reith and Yat Michael Ruot Freed from Sudanese Prison: Release Deflects Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment
South Sudanese pastors Peter Yein Reith and Yat Michael Ruot were freed from Kober, a maximum security prison in North Khartoum on Wednesday, August 5. A North Khartoum judge ordered their immediate release. The two Evangelical Presbyterian pastors were imprisoned on six charges of crimes committed against the Sudanese government and were liable to face the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Korean Community Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (KCPC)'s youth group and English ministry (EM) members recently went to the Dominican Republic from June 23 to July 2 for a short-term mission trip. The trip consisted of VBS, street evangelism, orphanage visits, engaging with refugees from Haiti, as well as using skits and worship music to share the gospel.
Global Mission Alliance (GMA), a Korean ministry based in Atlanta that focuses on reaching out to those in prison, had a planning meeting on Sunday at Korean Community Presbyterian Church of Atlanta to prepare for their upcoming outreach at Smith State Prison.
Korean Urban Ministry Celebrates 16th Anniversary by Giving Scholarships to 16 Korean American Youth
It's been 16 years since the Well Mission--a Korean urban ministry in Los Angeles--first began serving the homeless and the poor with love. On July 18, the Well Mission hosted a 16th anniversary thanksgiving worship service, and gave scholarships of $300 each to 16 Korean high school students.
Iranian American Pastor Saeed Abedini dreamt that he was freed from prison and in America by his daughter’s 9th birthday. His wife Naghmeh Abedini told CBN news about Saeed’s dream on Thursday, July 16. Saeed is currently serving an eight year prison sentence in a prison in Karaj, Iran.
For most evangelical Christians, Friday was a day of mixed feelings in light of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriages across all 50 states. Some engaged in heated debates on social media, while some stood back and watched them unfold. Individuals on both sides of the debate have lost friends and acquaintances over the last few days.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Leave U.S. For Overseas Christian Missionary Trip: A Letter Explains Why They Are Leaving The Country
Derick Dillard, his wife Jill, and son Israel David are leaving the United States in an overseas missionary trip on July 2015. Derick wrote an in-depth letter explaining that their desire is for all nations to repent and to put their hope in Jesus Christ. He shared the letter in a blog post on the Dillard family website on Friday, June 26.