News & Stories
January 29, 2013
In the early years of The Alliance movement, a caravan of Alliance workers were forced to flee to Mongolia during China’s Boxer Rebellion.
September 20, 2012
With their heads touching the ceiling, the elderly couple stood on a table for more than four hours as the floodwaters rose to their chins…
Raised in rejection and taunted by his family in failure, Brice had come to his breaking point. But his neighbor’s melodic refrain struck a chord in his soul: “You need God, Brice; you need God!”
In the early hours of July 7, flash flooding killed more than 5,000 people in southern Russia. Thousands of homes were destroyed, and a number of churches—members of the primary Alliance national church partner in Russia—were affected. Pastor Alexander Saharov and his wife, Tanya, determined with their church to be a light to their flood-ravaged city, Krymsk. Because of the compassion and practical assistance of many believers, 150 people now profess new faith in Christ.
August 15, 2012
I Was a Mistake! By Howie Close Many people start the stories of their lives with: “When I was born…” My story, however, starts before that. After my brother, J.C., was born, my mom had an intrauterine device (IUD) implanted that was supposed to prohibit her from having any more children. Just three months later [...]
Foundations: Alliance Heritage By Mary Owen, 1970 Our legends of origin say that our forefathers ascended to the earth from a hole in the Baliem Valley,” explained Loma, a man who had heard the gospel for the first time. “Then they migrated west until all the valleys were populated. As they were traveling across the [...]
May 15, 2012
I walked over to the sliding glass doors that have a view of our neighborhood and joined God in a conversation. Lately that conversation has been circling back to one question: “Why am I here?” It’s not an angry question. It’s an honest one. And last night, God honored it with an honest answer.
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.
February 16, 2012
When Peter began his role in 2002, “about 10 students made up our small youth ministry,” he says. “As a growing number of students joined the group, I sensed God’s nudging to establish a proactive outreach to area youth—one that would be conducive to student culture, not a ‘churchy’ building, which might be a deterrent to joining the group.
Alliance missionaries brought the good news to the Dogon, a tribal people in Mali bound by ancestor and spirit worship, in 1931. Today, there are an estimated 15,000 Dogon believers, celebrating the culmination of decades of work—the translation of the Bible into their heart language.
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