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International Day of Peace

  “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:6 ESV) It certainly sounds like we’re in that season, doesn’t it? This morning, we read of violent protests that took place in North Carolina overnight after a black man was …

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International Women’s Day

It is International Women’s Day. A friend of mine blogged a beautiful story at the encouragement other women who believe in the power of story.   She, in her reflection, celebrates the Girl She Is and The Girl She Once Was. Sharing her story took guts, but reveals the raw beauty she was born with as God paints her face with …

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Pakistan: Anti-Blasphemy Laws

Muslim workers pause for a few minutes along an alleyway in the afternoon to offer their ritual prayers. (Image, caption courtesy FMI) According to Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI), terrorists aren’t the only source of persecution for Pakistani Christians. Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy laws were first put into place in 1927, but the amendment that has made the laws infamous …

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What happens when you #GiveHope15?

If you’re following MNN on social (Facebook, Twitter, Google+), you’ve probably caught a glimpse or two of the hashtag #GiveHope15 with one of our posts. In case you’re wondering, there IS a reason it’s there For starters, “hope” is a multipurpose theme… Your encouraging feedback gives our team hope Supporting projects & groups that meet physical needs worldwide gives tangible …

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Urgent Prayer Request from E3

Hey friends, (Graphic cred: E3 Partners) E3 Partners’ Tom Doyle shared an urgent prayer reminder with me during a recent interview. As we prepare to celebrate Christmas with family and friends, we also need to be mindful of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. “We get excited about worshipping Jesus,” Doyle shares. “Believers [in Syria] wonder, ‘What’s the blowback …

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#GiveHope15 to be a voice for the voiceless

(Graphic cred: MNN) MNN partners with 71 mission groups who are working to build God’s Kingdom globally. Their focus of ministry ranges from Bible translation to child evangelism. Meet our partners here. By helping us #GiveHope15, you’re supporting the people who work on-the-ground. MNN gives these missionaries a voice they might not otherwise have. These partnerships allow us to relay …

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What Muslim extremists have taught me

USA (MNN) — The last few weeks have been kind of frustrating both professionally and personally. Professionally as I have covered terror in the world. Personally as I have been the target of attacks simply for being a Christian. Mission Network News continues to focus on what’s going on in the world as it relates to Muslim extremism. Islamic State …

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The MISSION in Missionaries: An Opportunity You May Not Have Considered

In an effort to share more “everyday missions” stories, MNN is using social media to connect with fellow Christ-followers and hear what’s on their hearts. Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Rebecca Jefferson, our very first guest blogger. You can connect with Rebecca and find more of her writings at https://gpluslighthouse.wordpress.com/ (Photo courtesy of Kevin Dooley via Flickr) …

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A God bigger than numbers

Photo courtesy of Lynne Hand via Flickr, creative commons (https://flic.kr/p/CdUSJ) Most mornings, I start my day no different from any other college student. I push snooze too many times and wake up in a panic when I realize how late it is. I quickly get dressed, wait for my coffee, and then I’m on my way. Like many college students, …

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