Many in the west conjure images of deserts, palm trees, camels, and heat when thinking of the Middle East. The reality in Syria is that winters are bitter cold, with temperatures regularly below freezing...
We have an awesome opportunity. Some generous friends will double your giving to Global Advance, through the end of May, up to $90,000. We urgently need your help to maximize this God-given opportunity to continue the work in the nations...
When Jesus’ body was torn for us, the curtain barrier in the Temple separating God’s holy presence from unholy people was also torn, from top to bottom. It was God’s unmistakable visual aid to help us comprehend what had just transpired...
In 27 years of Global Advance, we’ve never seen harvest and opportunity for people to respond to the Gospel like we are seeing now. But also we’ve never seen resistance like we’re experiencing. The Bible tells us that “we do not wrestle with flesh and blood but with principalities and powers” (Ephesians 6:12). We’re asking for your prayers...
Across the Himalayan mountain range in the nation of Bhutan, the snow fell with big flakes. We prepared to meet secretly with national pastors for a three day training event. From the moment of our arrival, we experienced a heavy spiritual attack. Half of our Global Advance training team became very sick...
Did you know that most of Jesus’ miracles took place in the marketplace? His disciples were businesspeople from a variety of professions. God has always worked in and through His people in the marketplace.
A few months ago, Alpha Relief received word of a Nepali woman named Amira* who had relocated to the Middle East to work as a maid. Upon arrival, things turned bad quickly for Amira. Her “employer” confiscated her passport and visa, effectively confining her to the house.
We first met Sanga at our Nepal Global Advance training event in September of 2016. Her life hasn’t been easy, but that hasn’t stopped her from becoming a modern day Esther right where she lives.
Tucked away in a remote corner of northeast India is the state of Nagaland. Recently, our Global Advance team held a Frontline pastors conference in the city of Dimapur Nagaland. We gathered 200 leaders for 3 days of training and equipping. Just a few hundred yards from where we were meeting, an angry civil protest was crippling normal life in the state as Nagas as citizens protested the Indian government.
Is it possible to see the Great Commission fulfilled in our lifetime? Global Advance is a part of a move of God to see zero unreached peoples on planet earth. One region with a high concentration of remaining unreachd peoples is South Asia.
Tucked away in a remote corner of northeast India is the state of Nagaland. Thirteen distinct tribes of Naga people live there. The Nagas are a proud people who find themselves living within the borders of India; however, this doesn't mean they can be associated historically, culturally, linguistically, or ethnically with other Indian races. In fact, Nagas do not consider Nagaland to be a part of India.
It’s hot in Siberia! God’s Spirit is moving among young people in Russia. Recently GA sponsored a gathering for young Christian leaders from across Siberia...
God has lit a fire in the hearts of frontline leaders who are taking His light into dark places around the world. God continues to give Global Advance an opportunity to come alongside these leaders providing vision, resources and hope to pierce through the darkness. What an incredible privilege it is to encourage and supply frontline heroes in their work, bringing hope to dark places in this crucial time in history!
Jonas couldn’t believe what was happening. For years he had been covertly entering hard labor work sites in remote unnamed locations where modern day slaves were “employed." The slaves had been sent by North Korea as part of a corrupt government program. His mission was to bring food, medicine, and the message of the Gospel to the men who lived with little or no hope.
As militants stormed their small Syrian city, Bahira and her family did the only thing they could...flee. Finding refuge outside of Damascus, the hurting family took up shelter in an unfinished building with a simple roof over their heads. There were no walls, no electricity, and no water. It was a shack by all definition, but at least for the time begin, they were safe from ISIS.
With the advancements of communication, it’s mind boggling that a country like North Korea can control the spread of information and remain a mystery. It’s rare to get an unadulterated peak behind the curtain that surrounds North Korea, and even more rare for it’s people to hear truth from the outside world.
When Ezekiel accepted a New Testament, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. The young man had grown up in Northern Africa in a family who faithfully practiced Islam. At age 23, he could already recite the entire Qur’an by heart.
Jamie is an onsite Alpha Relief partner working along the Burma border. She offers hope to thousands of impoverished orphans and families living under the oppression of the Burmese army. Her heart’s greatest desire is to pioneer new areas of the war-torn country and reach displaced villagers with the love of Christ.
Elias had no reason to have hope. His family is among the thousands who fled from the Syrian civil war to a border country. Before escaping their home city, the family had been trapped in a war zone, cut off from supplies, forced to eat leaves, twigs, and grass to survive. Elias had to endure the pain of watching his oldest son killed in front of him by bomb shrapnel. Though they are now far from ISIS’s continued devastation inside Syria, the family still must endure life in a refugee camp where food, medicine, and other critical resources are severely limited.
With all this stacked against him, Elias does have hope. So where could it possibly come from?
Abram and Siri are friends of Alpha Relief who answered God’s call to be underground missionaries inside the refugee camp to which Elias fled. Elias’s entire family was overwhelmed when the missionary couple came to their tent offering food and other relief aid. Although sharing Jesus is forbidden in the camp, and severely punished if discovered, Elias listened intently as Abram and Siri spoke about Christ. The missionary couple prayed for Elias’s youngest son Joram who had been diagnosed with leukemia in Syria, and committed to bring the boy to a local doctor. This unprecedented act of kindness, in an environment where professional medical care is almost non-existent, began to open the family’s hearts. What happened next would truly transform them.
On their way to an appointment with the doctor, Elias told Abram that, although it was against everything Islam had taught, he believed the missionary’s prayers to Jesus on behalf of Joram had been answered (Matthew 21:22). In the doctor’s office, the group listened overjoyed as their beliefs were confirmed. The test results were negative. The cancer was gone. Elias now knew the truth. Jesus was the Savior and He had miraculously healed his son.
Shortly after the miracle, Elias’s entire family gave their lives to the Lord. They were the first-fruits of a secret movement, even now spreading through the refugee camp. The risk of persecution still exists, but our Heavenly Father continues to open doors through relief aid and medical care, offering Abram and Siri access to a seemingly countless number of Muslim refugees who are hungry and thirsty for the Truth. Joram’s story of miraculous healing continues to draw those in need of hope who live in Elias’s community and the family is now working alongside Abram and Siri as underground small group planters in the refugee camp. There truly is reason to celebrate.
Friends, would you join us in continuing to pray and support Elias, Abram, and Siri? Pray that many Muslim refugees around these brave underground church planters see the love we as fellow Christians are offering. Pray it prepares them for their own miracles, drawing them out of darkness into the marvelous light of Jesus.
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I am amazed at what the LORD can do with a forgiving heart and a willingness to humbly follow His lead. This month I want to introduce you to Bo and Annie, a couple who know firsthand the hardships of following Christ in a restricted nation.