December 10, 2013 - Another threat of forcible removal looms large for a group of Christian villagers in rural Laos, this time in the Savannakhet province of the country. Read more.
December 05, 2013 - Since ancient times the Asho Chin people have allowed fears of vengeance from the spirit world to dictate their daily lives. Now a ministry in Myanmar is sharing the good news of deliverance from fear through the power of Jesus Christ. Read more.
November 27, 2013 - A ministry leader in Tacloban, Philippines, shares her family’s harrowing story of survival when Typhoon Haiyan tore through their coastal neighborhood. Now a second flood—this time of Christian compassion—is sweeping through the area to help devastated residents rebuild their lives. Read more.
November 21, 2013 - Ministry partners in the Philippines are distributing emergency aid to superstorm survivors, even as they struggle with personal losses that have turned their own lives upside down. Read more.
November 21, 2013 - Cultural pressures force Kyrgyz believers to make a painful choice—Christ or their families. Through evangelistic outreaches, a native ministry is addressing some of the misconceptions about Christianity and opening new doors to the gospel. Read more.
November 14, 2013 - We often hear the phrase “Jesus is the reason for the season.” As Christmas approaches, Christian Aid’s indigenous ministry partners are making preparations for celebrations that will introduce children and their families to the Savior. Read more.
November 14, 2013 - Imagine being marked for death because you are an elderly woman with red, swollen eyes. Or if you were born with the genetic condition called albinism in which your skin and hair lack pigment. In either case, if you lived in some areas of Tanzania, your life would be in danger. Read more.
November 07, 2013 - Gang violence has claimed thousands of lives and created terror on the streets of Honduras. Armed with God’s Word, an indigenous ministry is fighting to take back the souls of the nation’s youth. Read more.
November 3 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Join Christian Aid Mission staff and believers across the globe as we intercede for those who risk all to proclaim the good news of the Savior. Read more.
October 31, 2013 - Impoverished villagers living along India’s eastern coast may not have seen the worst of Cyclone Phailin’s fury. The storm demolished homes and crops, and local ministry partners of Christian Aid are pleading for assistance to help alleviate the suffering. Read more.
October 24, 2013 - Much has been reported about the plight of Syrian Muslims who are fleeing their country, but how has the war impacted Christian refugees? In an emotional interview with Christian Aid Mission staff, the leader of a Lebanon-based ministry shares refugee accounts that broke his heart—and gave him hope for a brighter future. Read more.
October 17, 2013 - Despised by some, an enigma to others, the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted—and one of the least reached with the gospel—of any ethnic minority in the world today. Read more.
October 17, 2013 - Bibles were outlawed during 70 years of communist rule. A new generation is coming to Christ as missionaries deliver New Testaments throughout Russia and Ukraine—one village at a time. Read more.
October 10, 2013 - Syrian refugees looking to Greece as their promised land are finding a less than hospitable reception. A Christian Aid-assisted ministry is reaching out to help some of these beleaguered immigrants make a fresh start. Read more.
October 10, 2013 - The silver rush made this Bolivian city one of the largest and richest in the world during its heyday. Now Quechua tribes in the mountains are receiving a far greater treasure—the glorious riches found in Jesus Christ. Read more.
September 25, 2013 - Weary of stale religion, Bulgarian youth are experiencing a wave of spiritual renewal that is empowering a new generation to boldly live for Christ. Read more.
September 25, 2013 - A literacy program is opening doors for impoverished women to receive an education and deepen their appreciation for God’s Word. Read more.
September 19, 2013 - With most of Zamboanga City under lockdown for the second straight week, it’s still business as usual for area missions groups who feel a greater sense of urgency to proclaim Christ in Mindanao. Read more.
September 19, 2013 - A Christian family narrowly escapes death in Syria, only to discover life in Lebanon is no promised land. Read more.
September 12, 2013 - Returning to the outside world can be intimidating for a prisoner who has spent years inside a jail cell, especially if that prisoner becomes a follower of Christ. A prison outreach ministry in Ecuador is making the transition smoother and equipping new believers as ambassadors of the gospel. Read more.
September 12, 2013 - The Constitution of Laos may guarantee religious freedom for all its citizens, but in practice Christianity is treated as the exception. The leaders of one village are enforcing their own set of rules—and local believers could be left with no place to go. Read more.
September 05, 2013 - Millions of Syrians, at least one-third of the country’s population, have been displaced by a bloody civil war that has already stretched on for two long years. Fleeing their volatile homeland, refugees cram into dingy hovels and tent cities in neighboring countries, terrified of what the future holds. But while most reports paint a grim picture of the refugee crisis, indigenous ministry leaders are sending word of an unprecedented openness to the gospel…and they are reaping the harvest, one life at a time. Read more.
August 22, 2013 - Mounting violence directed at Egypt’s Christian minority hit close to home last week when a ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission joined the list of dozens of evangelical and Coptic institutions whose property was destroyed by angry mobs of political protestors. Read more.
August 22, 2013 - Her home country wanted her dead. Religious rituals brought no consolation. Yonna was a young woman on the run, but she was tired of running. A Christian Aid-assisted ministry in Thailand helped re-direct her life and sparked a new sense of purpose. Read more.
August 15, 2013 - Child trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar industry in Nepal. Through education and rehabilitation, one local Christian ministry seeks to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Read more.
August 16, 2013 - A ministry partner in Egypt contacted Christian Aid this week, describing the situation in the streets as “really dangerous and urgent.” Read more.
August 08, 2013 - With dogged determination, Vietnamese missionaries have endured over three decades of harassment and persecution in order to bring the gospel to isolated tribal groups. Their tenacity is paying off, as formerly unreached groups are joining the ranks of the country’s growing Christian population. Read more.
August 01, 2013 - Three years after the catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake, Haitians are making steady progress toward rebuilding their nation from the ground up. Meanwhile a dedicated ministry leader and educator is quietly working behind the scenes with his own blueprint to shape the future. Read more.
July 25, 2013 - As Turkey’s government grapples with yet another refugee crisis, a local ministry is quietly working behind the scenes to bring a message of hope to displaced war victims. Read more.
July 18, 2013 - Rebounding from the atrocities of civil war, Sierra Leone believers are seeking a new era of peace and spiritual revival. Their efforts have been richly rewarded. Read more.
July 18, 2013 - Highly restrictive laws mandating the registration of churches has evangelical groups in Kazakhstan crying foul. A local ministry told Christian Aid what happened to one fellowship of believers when they met for an Easter prayer tea. Read more.
July 11, 2013 - When American missionary Adoniram Judson stepped onto the shores of Burma on July 13, 1813, there were no known Christians, no churches, and no Bibles available in the Burmese language. His first six years of ministry produced one convert. Read more.
July 10, 2013 - Stricken with polio at a young age, Ismael Gimenez feared he was doomed to a life of beggary and dependency. But God had bigger plans, and today Gimenez’ ministry of compassion reaches out to dozens of disabled individuals with the transforming power of God’s Word. Read more.
June 27, 2013 - Facing opposition from their Buddhist and Hindu neighbors, Sri Lankan Christians fear their religious rights will erode as extremist groups attempt to shut down churches in the island nation. Read more.
June 26, 2013 - When Gary Darcus boarded a plane bound for Kenya in 2003, the phrase “seasoned traveler” was not a part of his everyday vocabulary. The 48-year-old had left a successful career in restaurant management to accept a position with an organization supporting native missions. Flying by himself to Africa required an extra measure of faith for someone who had never ventured outside of North America. Read more.
June 21, 2013 - Lebanon currently hosts over half a million refugees from Syria, and pressures to provide for the massive influx intensify as thousands more stream across the border every week. Having recently returned from a trip to the region, the Middle East director for Christian Aid Mission shares observations about the current state of the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon—and how Christians around the world can make a difference. Read more.
June 13, 2013 - Left far behind modern civilization, Bedouin shepherds cling to the same nomadic lifestyle that characterized their ancestors' existence four thousand years ago. A Jordanian veterinary ministry is bridging those two worlds-and introducing the "sons of Ishmael" to the Lamb of God. Read more.
June 06, 2013 -Kenya´s infamous rainy season, striking annually between March and May, has been especially devastating this year. The relentless downpours have taken the lives of nearly 100 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes. Read more.
June 05, 2013 - Cambodian jungles stretch thick, tangled and dark across miles of war-ravaged land. Through these jungles prisoners ran for cover, escaping the Killing Fields where a million people lay murdered in open graves in the late-1970s under the Khmer Rouge. Read more.
May 31, 2013 - Christian Aid Mission´s engaging new program offers U.S. pastors and churches the opportunity to experience the work of indigenous missionaries for themselves. Read more.
May 21, 2013 - When Veronika was brought to Father´s House last September, the disheveled little girl was malnourished and barely uttered a word. Her developmental skills were on the level of a two-year-old. She didn´t even know how to dress herself. Read more.
May 20, 2013 - Trapped for centuries at the bottom of an oppressive Hindu caste system, Dalits–those who have been broken, ground down by those above them in a deliberate way–are dreaming, hoping, writing, singing and working to rise above their burdensome social position of poverty and prejudice–and make justice a reality. Read more.
May 16, 2013 - While fires blaze in the heated ongoing dispute over land between the Chilean government and the Mapuche Indian tribe, a slow, steady flame is burning in the hearts of Mapuches who are turning to the Lord for their sustenance amidst unbearable poverty and discrimination. Read more.
May 08, 2013 - The sounds of firing guns and the accompanying shouts and screams have become commonplace background noise for the Christian Aid-supported ministry leader and his wife. Read more.
May 07, 2013 - Persecuted Christians are not the only North Koreans who risk their lives to attempt escape into neighboring China. Scarcity of food, low wages, and skyrocketing prices propel people from all levels of society to seek a better life for themselves and their children. Some of the fortunate ones are finding help and hope through a ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission. Read more.
May 01, 2013 - Cultural strongholds have stymied the gospel and created a spirit of oppression for women living in Muslim-dominated Kosovo. Seeing their brokenness, a pastor´s wife has launched an outreach to deliver encouragement and the healing power of God´s Word into their homes. Read more.
April 25, 2013 - She survived the Japanese invasion of her hometown during World War II. For two decades she endured backbreaking labor and near starvation in a communist prison. And last August her husband passed away after 45 years of life lived as a team. These may sound like misfortunes, but don´t feel sorry for Dorothy Sun. She is a woman on a mission. Read more.
April 15, 2013 - Every Thursday morning for the past three years, Edmond has arrived at the gate of Lezha prison and gone through the same routine. A guard escorts him to the main office where he hands over his cell phone and identification cards. He even empties his pockets of a few Albanian leks and some loose change. The only object he is permitted to take inside is a Bible. Read more.
April 11, 2013 - As the exodus of Christians from Syria continues unabated, more reports are surfacing of the alarming conditions facing those who choose to remain. Read more.
April 10, 2013 - Forgiveness ran contrary to Felix´s way of thinking. He was prepared to take justice into his own hands—until a visitor to his Colombian village convinced him the love of Christ, not hate, was the answer. Read more.
April 09, 2013 - Once a fighter for the communist army, a young man in the Philippines laid down his weapons and surrendered his life to Christ. His family was the recent recipient of a special gift from a Christian Aid donor. Read more.
April 04, 2013 - Far removed from the east coast of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to some of the most isolated people groups on the planet. With support from Christian Aid Mission, a local ministry is making in-roads deep within this tropical paradise. Some tribes inhabiting the islands have never had any contact whatsoever with the rest of the world or heard about Jesus Christ. Read more.
April 04, 2013 - During the past six weeks, Christian Aid Mission has received several reports of threats being directed toward pastors and churches in southern Sri Lanka. Read more.
March 26, 2013 - He was on the verge of losing everything. Hitting rock bottom, a Siberian man finds redemption when he enters a Christ-centered drug and alcohol treatment program.
March 22, 2013 - During his visit to Israel this week, U.S. President Barack Obama called for the creation of a separate Palestinian state for Arabs to peacefully exist side-by-side the Jewish state of Israel. But one group was missing from the equation.
March 18, 2013 - Terrified citizens of Mali grimly look to the mountainous North, where thousands of Al-Qaeda terrorists remain, determined to outlast the French and Chadian soldiers who expelled them from several main cities. For years, these mountains have acted as a secluded training ground for Muslim extremists, armed with weaponry provided by the former Libyan leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi.
March 14, 2013 - Christian Aid Mission is sending emergency assistance to help displaced families whose homes and businesses were torched by an angry Muslim mob in Lahore, Pakistan, this past weekend.
March 08, 2013 - Jailed for several weeks for making copies of a Christian video, three Lao pastors have returned safe and sound to their villages. This is a persecution story with a happy ending.
March 08, 2013 - When a young Argentinian couple started Grace Mission over 20 years ago, their goal was to plant one church for every two unreached towns throughout the country. That may sound like a very ambitious undertaking, but their prayers are being answered-one church at a time.
March 04, 2013 - A long-time supporter of Christian Aid Mission traveled to Nepal in February to visit a church and three children´s homes we sponsor in the country. She returned to the United States eager to share her experiences and the joy of seeing lives transformed by the love of Jesus Christ.
February 26, 2013 - Locked in the bondage of Islam and idol worship, the spiritually impoverished people of Guinea-Conakry are beginning to awaken to the hope found in Christ. When three students attended a gospel conference held by a Christian Aid-supported ministry in neighboring Senegal, they brought this hope back to their people with astounding results.
February 25, 2013 - Religious freedom? The Constitution of Laos guarantees protection for all lawful activities of the Buddhists "and of other religious followers," but violations of those rights persist against the country's minority Christian population.
February 18, 2013 - Ali´s story is just one of thousands that could be told by a Syrian refugee. The street in Mafraq where his family lives has a terrible smell. Ali, 43, lives here with his wife, Sehm, and their six children. Ali was an art teacher in Dara´a, a city in southwestern Syria, before he fled the bombing.
February 06, 2013 - They are the forgotten ones. Children sifting through piles of garbage looking for anything to eat, anything that will ease the pangs of hunger. With no home to go to at night, they find rest on the cold sidewalk, a back alley, or an abandoned train station. Worst of all, there is no one to hug away their hurts, to wipe away their tears, to tell them they are loved and that their lives matter.
February 05, 2013 - Today there are an estimated 100,000 to 400,000 Christians in North Korea. Despite ever-present dangers of imprisonment, brutality, and death, faithful followers of Jesus Christ remain committed to sharing the gospel in the midst of very difficult circumstances.
January 31, 2013 -Working among the Wichi tribe in Argentina, Francisco Mendez, an indigenous missionary supported by Christian Aid, counts all lost compared to the surpassing greatest of knowing Christ and making Him known … among people who have never heard.
January 30, 2013 - Deep in the brush of the Amazon, a dynamic Bible institute trains and sends native missionaries to preach the gospel among a half dozen previously unengaged tribes. A church planting ministry booms; a school ministry reaches more than 2,000 tribal children; the Bible is translated into the Kaiwa language; and a mission hospital provides medical care, lab work and dental care while helping children and pregnant moms overcome malnutrition.
January 29, 2013 - About 150 full-time missionaries preach the gospel to these destitute Quechua Indians who live in small villages above the timberline at nearly 14,000 feet, where the sun´s intensity dries out what little plant life covers the ground. Most of the natives have come to Christ through open-air evangelism.
January 15, 2013 - Aleppo, Syria´s largest city, has been fought over by all sides of this civil war. Large minorities of Christian Arabs, Syrians, Assyrians and Armenians live in Aleppo. At times life in Aleppo is quite peaceful but now, all live under great tension.
January 10, 2013 - Once again Boko Haram has targeted Yola, Nigeria, headquarters of an indigenous ministry helped by Christian Aid since 1986. Multiple attacks killed 20+ last year. Just last week four more were killed, including a grandmother and grandchild burned to death in their home.
December 31, 2012 - When writing a "Year in Review" on the top trends in the indigenous missions movement, we can summarize 2012 by looking at the stories that most visibly affected the gospel-advancing work of native missionaries overseas.
December 26, 2012 - While Christian pilgrims and tourists were streaming here from all over the world to visit the birthplace of Jesus Christ and worship at the Church of the Nativity this Christmas season, local Arab Christians were once again quietly going door to door, sharing food baskets and toys with their most needy neighbors.
December 13, 2012 - How does a Christian keep the conversation going long enough with a Buddhist, so he can present him with the good news? Read on.
December 11, 2012 - Matta grew up in a Muslim family in Turkey. His parents sent him to Koran school every summer, where he learned to read the Koran. As he grew older he soon became disillusioned with Islam.
December 18, 2012 - As we near the end of 2012, it is time to pause and reflect on all the Lord has done this year through missionaries in Peru.
December 12, 2012 - "This week, specifically last Tuesday, a Typhoon named Bopha (international name) or Pablo (Philippine name) hit the Philippine island of Mindanao in the areas of Cateel, Davao Oriental, and the Compostela Valley province where we live. Three days after the storm, my wife, Dorcas, and I went to New Bataan, where we saw toppled trees, banana plantations completely ruined, countless houses blown away, and much more devastation."