January 12, 2012
The Tokyo Journal reports that “thousands of Japanese [are] flocking to gospel singing workshops to clap their hands and sing praise to Jesus.” African-American gospel music has become very popular in Japan, and the phenomenon has inspired a new outreach by Kawaguchi Church, an Alliance congregation in Japan.
Alliance international workers, supported by the GCF, are partnering with the C&MA of Indonesia (GKII) in planting 20 churches among the least reached in the country. The Alliance, which established its mission in Indonesia in 1929, has nearly 2,000 organized churches with nearly 400,000 inclusive members because of generous giving to the GCF.
An art gallery, Lego brunch, and two church plants combined as one church in Berlin, Germany, has resulted in many people coming to faith in Jesus through the Freischwimmer outreaches. Recently, a Christian preschool opened, providing biblically based education for the youngest generation of Berliners. Because the GCF supports dedicated Alliance workers, the light of [...]
In September 2010, three local Christian men in Gabon were tied up by demon worshipping villagers who doused the believers with gasoline and lit their feet on fire. The men were brought to Bongolo Hospital, where Alliance international worker Dr. David Thompson, supported by gifts to the GCF, treated the men with skin grafts. After [...]
At Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, 1,724 people prayed to receive Christ in 2010. That is roughly 1 out of every 10 patients who came to the hospital during the year. Through the ministry of our two faithful chaplains, the Holy Spirit powerfully delivered more than 200 people from the bondage of demonic spirits. The hospital’s [...]
In 2009, GCF-supported Alliance international workers Brad and Tina Reynolds planted a French-speaking church, Eglise Protestante Internationale, the first new church in the Toulouse, France, suburb of Léguevin since the 12th century. After several baptisms and family dedications to the Lord, nearly 80 adults and children now attend the church. In September, three people followed [...]
Because of giving to the GCF, a church plant in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, called Alianza (The Alliance), began meeting officially in a new rented facility. People are coming to the Lord, and attendance is growing. Recently, four people enthusiastically declared their heartfelt desire to love and serve the Lord all their lives—all this made [...]
Property was purchased and a building constructed for a new church-planting project in La Chicureo in Santiago, Chile. Since 1897, The Alliance has been shining the light of Christ into the lives of Chilean people. The new church plant in 2011 underscores the dedication of God’s servants who give to the GCF to ensure the [...]
At New Hope schools in Cambodia, approximately 400 Vietnamese children, who are illegal immigrants, receive elementary education as well as help to become Cambodian citizens. Upon completion of fifth grade, children receive scholarships for ongoing middle school and high school education. Supported by generous gifts to the GCF, New Hope helps to keep children from [...]
Underprivileged Cambodians receive life-saving medical care as well as here the gospel message—all in the same visit. Many are responding and, to date, eight fellowships of believers have been established because of generous giving to the GCF.