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  • Handling COVID-19 in Uganda

    Kent Nolley
    April 21, 2020

    Africa has not featured heavily in much of recent news, but they are still being deeply impacted by the specter of the coronavirus.

    In the middle of March, the coronavirus came into Uganda, and it has devastated our economy like it has for many other countries in the world. The problem that we have here is that there are no government structures in place to deal with it.

  • A Blessing in Egypt

    Mark Buzzetta
    April 20, 2020

    “In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth. For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will say, “Blessed be Egypt, my people…” (Isaiah 19:24-25 NLT).

    My name is Samira. I live in a village in Egypt. I am 29 years old, a Christian, a mother of 3 beautiful children. I am a widow.

  • Fueled by Passion and the Call

    Keith Holloway
    April 16, 2020

    Ministers and the church in Egypt are working tirelessly to reach their people, despite a challenging Muslim culture.

    Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and the second-most densely populated nation on the African continent, and nearly all of the country's people are packed into the cities of Cairo and Alexandria.

  • Making the Music of Freedom

    Rachel Chimits
    April 14, 2020

    As God moves in his life, one man is rediscovering the musical abilities that seemed lost in the sea of heroin addiction.

    According to government studies, nearly 22 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or drugs.

    Jerry Nance, director of Global Teen Challenge, points out that the world is in an epidemic of addiction. No matter where he goes—India, the Netherlands, Vietnam, America—he has found that drugs are the modern method of drowning out pain and hopelessness.

  • A Meditation on Fearing Death

    Rachel Chimits
    April 13, 2020

    When people talk about dying, they could be referring to a couple different aspects of death, and we should not condemn their fears without understanding what they’re discussing.

    As Christians, we’re more or less told that being fearful of death is sinful. Look at the great martyrs of the faith who boldly stepped up to the plate! Shame on you for shrinking back even a teensy bit!

  • The Saturday When God Was Silent

    Rachel Chimits
    April 9, 2020

    The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is an odd break in the resurrection story, so how do we understand God’s apparent inaction here?

    I have a love-hate relationship with space movies. Stars and planets and comets are fantastic, and yet so much can potentially go horribly wrong when we humans throw our fragile little bodies out into space. All it takes is one tiny part of a spaceship or spacesuit to malfunction, and everyone is either fried or frozen.