May 25, 2011
The following is an account by Rev. Richard Mirpuri, Word of Grace (Alliance) Church in Chicago, Illinois, of how God orchestrated a meeting between Rev. Mirpuri and one of Kenya’s presidential candidates, Dr. Dr. George Luchiri Wajackoyah. “All glory and honor goes to God,” says the Alliance pastor, who is looking forward to sharing the gospel in unexpected venues.
May 23, 2011
On the heels of serving in tornado-ravaged Arkansas a month ago, Alliance Chaplain Paul Northcut now is in Joplin, Missouri, where at least 89 people perished in an EF4 tornado, Sunday, May 22. “Please keep this situation in your prayers,” says Paul. “I will be one of many chaplains helping there. We will need a lot of grace as we deal with the tragedy and loss of life.”
The following commentary is from a blog by John Stumbo, who has served at the C&MA National Office, as senior pastor of Salem Alliance Church, and currently serves as interim pastor at Alliance Church of Fox Island in Fox Island, Washington.
May 18, 2011
On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan, sending a 130 foot tall tsunami crashing into the coast. Harry and Jane Landaw, feeling Jesus’ call to serve, share their story of God’s miraculous provision of a home in the middle of one of the hardest hit regions.
“I want to tell you about some amazing children who probably wouldn’t be alive today if they hadn’t received medical care outside of their villages,” writes pediatrician Jason Foster who works at Koutiala Hospital for Women and Children” in Mali, one of the poorest countries on earth. “Thankfully, they were able to come to Koutiala.”
May 17, 2011
“We thought we might begin feel a bit claustrophobic on such a little island” says Alliance international worker Gordon Munro, who, along with his wife, Kathie, has served in Spain since 1985. “After all, it only measures 28 miles long by 17 miles wide.” That, however, has not been the case. Since the Munros followed God’s [...]
By Jessica Schaeffer, RN Editor’s note: Recent research shows that more than 2 million babies and mothers die worldwide each year as a result of complications during childbirth. “Each death [here] is a double tragedy, since nearly all of these deaths could be prevented,” says Jessica Schaeffer, a nurse at Koutiala Hospital for Women and [...]
May 16, 2011
“Well over 700 Cambodian youth attended a conference on April 6-9, 2011,” write Alliance workers Soeuth and Syna Lao. “It was an overwhelming experience, especially on the first evening of the event; the youth committees didn’t quite know how to handle such a big group!” Read more . . .
May 12, 2011
Less than 1 percent of people in North Africa—more 300 million people—have yet to hear the liberating truth of the gospel. Learn how you can partner with The Alliance to change the world’s spiritual landscape forever.
The following is adapted from a recent update by Tim and Penny Iverson, who serve among the working class in Taiwan. Most of our updates center on what God is doing in Taiwan. But this time, we want to focus in a different direction. Recently, Tim and I finished up our tour ministries in U.S. churches, and [...]