January 19, 2017 - Having set out on Christmas Day to visit friends, a young Muslim woman never met up with them and could not explain how or why she had ended up at a church event. Read more.
January 12, 2017 - Throughout his Muslim daughter's courtship with a Christian, Datu had hurled stones at the suitor's father, a pastor, and threatened to kill his son. Then came the wedding. Read more.
January 5, 2017 - The retaking of Aleppo, Syria freed tens of thousands of civilians from danger of being bombed or otherwise killed, imprisoned or forcibly “disappeared” as suspected rebels, but residents remain in sharp need, an indigenous ministry leader said. Read more.
December 15, 2016 - In the face of daunting societal and official opposition in Buddhist-majority Burma (Myanmar), indigenous evangelists increase their faith in God in order to expand His kingdom. Read more.
December 8, 2016 - Angry ghosts and harmful spirits can be terrifying to the ethnic Ashaninka of the Peruvian Andes, but indigenous missionaries are bringing them the light of the gospel. Read more.
December 1, 2016 - Islamist and communist militants have not stopped indigenous missionaries in the Philippines from expanding God's kingdom. Read more.
November 23, 2016 - Syrian refugees in Turkey are despondent, hopeless and hungry as winter comes on after more than five years of war – putting more pressure on indigenous ministries to provide more food, warmth and gospel hope. Read more.
November 17, 2016 - The year the Lord gave an indigenous missionary in northern India an avenue to share the gospel with his community, Hindu extremists put up a seemingly insurmountable obstacle: A promise to kill him. Read more.
November 10, 2016 - This month marks one year since Sierra Leone was first declared free of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people and wrecked the economy. An indigenous ministry is helping to pick up the pieces amid opposition and despair. Read more.
November 3, 2016 - A young woman in Iraq was attending an indigenous ministry's discipleship training recently when her eyes suddenly filled with tears. She had just received a photo of her home near Mosul. Read more.
October 27, 2016 - An elderly Syrian in Turkey lost two children and other relatives following intensified airstrikes and bombings in Aleppo, Syria. He is one of thousands of refugees in need of trauma counseling. Read more.
October 20, 2016 - Foreign missionaries and public preaching are meeting with increased opposition in India, forcing a greater emphasis on one-on-one evangelism that indigenous missionaries are best suited to carry out. Read more.
October 13, 2016 - A long-awaited battle to retake Mosul, Iraq from Islamic State terrorists appears imminent – along with the attendant humanitarian crisis. Read more.
October 6, 2016 - Islam is growing on Indonesia's island of Bali, but for most inhabitants, Hindu/Buddhist belief mixed with animism, magic and mythology permeates their lives. Local missionaries are well suited to the gospel challenge. Read more.
September 29, 2016 - Fierce fighting has resumed in Aleppo, Syria after a failed cease-fire, but people are coming to Christ amid civilian casualties and shortages of basic survival items. Read more.
September 22, 2016 - An indigenous missionary in India found conversing with God can get you into - and out of - a lot of trouble. Read more.
September 15, 2016 - Some 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria were in danger of coming under siege from various factions before a cease-fire went into effect this week, bringing some hope to people weary from despair. Read more.
September 9, 2016 - When an indigenous missionary couple in India learned that children of temple prostitutes were in the rooms with their mothers while the women entertained customers, they realized they had to do something. Read more.
September 1, 2016 - Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Turkey risk being totally forgotten, except by those clamoring for them to leave. Read more.
August 25, 2016 - Organized extremist groups hostile to the gospel are nearly nonexistent in a pocket of northern India, yet many residents there are secret Christians. A veteran, indigenous ministry is trusting God to further intervene. Read more.
August 18, 2016 - A recent suicide bombing of a predominantly Christian town in northern Lebanon has sparked more hostility toward Syrian refugees - subjecting already traumatized, innocent people to more abuse. Read more.
August 11, 2016 - Many ethnic Bhuiya in India hold the earth and sun as their highest gods, and many worship the cobra. Indigenous missionaries are not surprised at how often the Bhuiya ask them to pray for deliverance from evil spirits. Read more.
August 4, 2016 - Providing aid to people suffering unspeakable loss, indigenous ministry workers must take care sharing the gospel. Some onlookers could report them to Muslim terrorists. Read more.
July 28, 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of people from other parts of war-torn Syria have recently fled to the relative safety of the country's seaside town of Tartus - presenting even greater challenges to a local church already overrun with displaced people. Read more.
July 21, 2016 - After being forced to flee to a new country for leaving Islam, a Moroccan Christian asked his wife, then pregnant for the first time after eight years of trying to conceive, why they weren’t still proclaiming Christ to Muslims. Read more.
July 14, 2016 - Authorities beat and/or threatened to imprison pastors for refusing government orders to consolidate their unregistered house churches into a single, officially approved church. Read more.
July 7, 2016 - Tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria, where Boko Haram militants have tried to impose Islamic law on all Nigerians, will die of malnutrition this year without increased aid. An indigenous ministry seeks to provide immediate aid as well as means for making a living. Read more.
June 30, 2016 - Refugee attempts to board smugglers' boats from Turkey to Greece fell by more than 90 percent in the past three months - one reason Turkey now has even more refugees than it can handle. Read more.
June 23, 2016 - Various crises in Nepal the past year united churches and its people as they worked together to survive, but divisions afflicted some congregations. Indigenous missionaries were crucial in helping to heal the church and build the kingdom. Read more.
June 16, 2016 - Recent policy decisions in Europe have multiplied refugee needs in both Greece and Turkey. Though hard-pressed by the enormity of helping, Greek and Turkish ministries are welcoming the opportunity to serve so many Muslims. Read more.
June 9, 2016 - Needs for food, potable water and medicines continue for people displaced by flooding in Sri Lanka. Indigenous missionaries are eager to work with and for their countrymen in the name of Christ. Read more.
June 3, 2016 - Indigenous missionaries serving Syrians and Iraqis displaced by war are on the frontlines of a spiritual battle. There is a cost for refugees coming to Christ in droves, and indigenous missionaries are paying it. Read more.
May 26, 2016 - Without jobs, without hope and often traumatized, Syrian refugees welcome someone to talk to. Indigenous missionaries are listening. Read more.
May 19, 2016 - A series of short-term truces in Aleppo in the past few weeks has helped stem the bloodshed, but fighting between rebels, government forces and terrorist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS) has continued to deprive civilians of life and livelihood. Read more.
May 12, 2016 - A year ago today, the second major earthquake in three weeks hit Nepal. The rubble still remains, literally and figuratively, for thousands of people who suffered devastating losses. Read more.
May 5, 2016 - The landscape in Kenya is replete with animists, witches, bandits and Islamist terrorists. Indigenous missionaries are sent forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Read more.
April 28, 2016 - Indigenous missionaries in Burma (also called Myanmar) do not let jungle predators, civil war, language barriers or anything else block their efforts to reach villages where Christ has yet to be proclaimed. Read more.
April 21, 2016 - If “The God who made heaven and earth and everything in it” was a good enough starting point for the Apostle Paul at the Aeropagus, then it was good enough for indigenous missionaries befriending tribal people in the Philippines. Eight months later, they began teaching about the suffering of Jesus. Read more.
April 14, 2016 - Long known as a hotbed of Hindu persecution of Christians, Kandhamal District in eastern India is becoming known for something else – amazing works of the Lord Jesus. Read more.
April 7, 2016 - At a section of a park for children’s rides in Lahore, Pakistan, a suicide bomber’s explosion did not discriminate between Muslims and Christians, tearing apart bodies and leaving survivors devastated beyond words. Pakistani Christians are ministering to the bereaved and the wounded. Read more.
March 31, 2016 - Many Syrian refugees are women and children, since Islamic extremist groups like the Islamic State (ISIS) and government forces pressure Syrian men to join their ranks. One month after a cease-fire took hold, refugee needs are greater than ever. Read more.
March 24, 2016 - Urging further reforms in Cuba, U.S. President Barack Obama said in Havana this week that lasting change must come from Cubans themselves. To that end, indigenous missionaries have been doing their part. Read more.
March 17, 2016 - Mental illness drove an ethnic Korwa animist in central India to wander in the jungle for weeks at a time. As a result of a chain reaction that began with an indigenous missionary more than 30 years ago, he's now planted five churches. Read more.
March 10, 2016 - A Syrian refugee who had just arrived in Greece asked an indigenous ministry worker if he was a Christian or a Muslim. Guardedly, the worker asked him why he wanted to know. As tears streamed from his eyes, the refugee said, "I need someone to talk with me about Jesus." Read more.
March 3, 2016 - In a time of severe drought, joblessness, poverty and AIDS, a pastor in Zimbabwe gave up all hope and abandoned his congregation. Then he happened upon an indigenous missionary preaching in his remote, forgotten village. Read more.
February 25, 2016 - The Syrian administration and opposition groups that have fought a civil war for five years agreed on a plan for a cease-fire this week, but some war-rattled civilians put more hope in Christ's miracles. Read more.
February 18, 2016 - Reaching an ethnic group steeped in pagan rituals can be tricky. An indigenous ministry in Peru has found Spirit-powered hard work and the inherent power of the gospel is paramount. Read more.
February 11, 2016 - On an island country where spirits, gods and demons are prevalent in public consciousness, indigenous missionaries are being trained and sent to the frontlines. Read more.
February 4, 2016 - In what is regarded as one of Turkey’s coldest winters, refugees from Syria and elsewhere are suffering from severe hunger and dying from swine flu. The director of a ministry based in Turkey continually receives pleas for help. Read more.
January 28, 2016 - Still reeling from earthquakes as winter cold bites, Nepal has been hit with a blockade that has cut off supplies of fuel, electricity, food and medicines. Indigenous ministries are in prime position to help. Read more.