April 26, 2012
Internet evangelism—it’s a sign of the times. The Alliance is joining with the universal Church on Internet Evangelism Day (April 29) to emphasize the use of this “ends-of-the-earth” media channel to take the whole gospel to the whole world.
April 24, 2012
“. . . Most who have the technology and the funds to battle [malaria] live an ocean’s distance from the screams of mothers watching their children die.”
Malaria wipes out a million each year By Peggy Drake What do you think of when you hear the word “Africa”—picturesque villages, elephants and lions or maybe poverty, famine and AIDS? As terrifying as AIDS is, there is another plague that can kill through a single mosquito bite. In 1890 the first seven C&MA missionaries [...]
By Brett MacLean, MD, pediatrician in Mali, West Africa One million. That’s about the number of people in the world who die from malaria-related causes each year. I used to think it was an exaggeration. That was before I survived my first malaria season at Koutiala Hospital for Women and Children in Mali. After admitting [...]
April 20, 2012
“This update is to let you know about some of the decisions that have been made during the past few days,” wrote Al Stombaugh, field director for The Alliance in Mali, on Thursday (April 19).”Let me begin with some thoughts about the situation in Mali right now.” Also, read about Alliance leadership guidelines that are helping our international workers to decide the best plan for their lives and ministries during this uncertain time in Mali.
A global disease requires a global response By Tim Ziemer Every 30 seconds, an African mother watches helplessly as her child dies of malaria. This adds up to about 3,000 children a day, making malaria one of the world’s deadliest diseases. The World Health Organization reports that for about half the world’s population, this mosquito-borne [...]
April 19, 2012
It’s hard to avoid giving in to fear. The secret police are always watching and have been known to infiltrate many groups. With the pastor’s endorsement of our intentions, regardless of possible consequences, we believed it was a sign of God’s work in the church leader’s life and in his congregation.
“How can God love me if I’m a prostitute? I’ve always been told that God hates prostitutes.” I told her about Rahab and other women whom God blessed and used in special ways despite their reputation as “bad women.” I related the story of Jesus’ gentle, caring response to the woman caught in adultery. Jo was quite shocked to hear these truths.
April 17, 2012
What does the Great Commission mean to you? People just like you have answered the call to “Go” and are currently serving overseas right now.
April 13, 2012
In Vallejo, nestled at the entrance to California’s scenic Napa Valley, New Hope Church Community members have recently experienced victory in Christ through partnerships. In conjunction with community agencies, they hosted the seventh annual Easter Fest. The day’s activities included games, a BBQ, a tour of the newest Vallejo fire engine, a clothing giveaway, and, of the course, the highly anticipated Easter egg hunt. After three weekends of rain, the weather cooperated for nearly 300 children and adults who participated.