Missions News

by Sunday, 10 September 2017 19:20

One Family Under God In Under One Year

As disciples of Jesus, we recognize that each soul saved sends shock waves into the eternal realms. This holds true in the Antelope Valley Church where God's saving power is transforming families. One of which, is the Perez family.

by Thursday, 03 August 2017 20:14

John Oakes Reports on Missionary Teaching Trip to Africa

Lagos Nigeria, June 28-July 3

This is my fourth visit to Lagos. It is a sprawling city on the western coast of Nigeria with a population of just over twenty million. It is the economic and cultural heart of the most populous country in Africa. This is a very religious city, with a church on almost every corner. Most of the billboards advertise various churches. The form of Christianity here is prosperity gospel, with a charismatic flavor. The traffic here is legendary, but it is not a legend: It is true. However, I see many improvements from my past visits. Drivers have begun to obey traffic laws and the streets are in much better condition. The government here is very corrupt, but it is good to see that things have at least turned in a better direction. Of course, Nigeria is going through a very troubled time with the battle against Boko Haram militants, but this fighting is far away in the north of the country, where Islam is the dominant religion. The dominant religion in the south is Christianity.

by Tuesday, 01 August 2017 14:02

A New Look at Local Missions in Orangeburg, South Carolina

We are Christians, and we are on mission. We believe the Spirit of God has orchestrated this. We are calling it the “Midlands Mission Project.”

Early in 2017, a small group of the Columbia Church of Christ (led by Brett Caswell) was moved to hold evangelistic Bible talks in Orangeburg, South Carolina where some of their group members lived (in between Charleston and Columbia, about an hour south of Columbia). At the same time, the evangelists of the Columbia church (Scott Kirkpatrick) and Charleston Church of Christ (Lowell Hoover) were discussing the opportunity to evangelize and bring the gospel to Orangeburg.

by Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:46

Space Coast Church Continues to Grow

Many have asked about how Space Coast Church is doing since being planted in January of 2016. We are happy to report that the church has grown by 71%, with the greatest share of that growth coming through baptisms! God has blessed us greatly as we have experienced many victories in our outreach to the community, including several married couples.

by Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:09

Miracles in Madrid

"It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation...But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, I plan to do so when I go to Spain." -- Romans 15:20, 23-24

Paul’s ambition was to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, and eventually to do so in Spain. That dream is coming to fruition in Madrid as La Iglesia de los Discípulos de Cristo en Madrid strives to preach the word to the 6.5 million people in our city. We pray every day for God to connect us to people who are seeking him, and he is answering our prayers in amazing ways.

by Monday, 17 July 2017 15:17

North River Church Sends Summer Mission Team to Costa Rica

Editor's note: The following is shared from the North River Church of Christ newsletter.

Though we are miles away from you, we feel your love, support and presence daily. We literally feel that we have been carried by your prayers. Thank you to everyone who put a reminder in their phone to pray for us daily. You have been a part of every heartfelt talk, every honest conversation and every changed heart. Thank you.

by Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:25

House Church Begins in Sioux Falls

God is on the move in South Dakota!

My name is Shannon Van Zee, and together with my wife Janella and daughter Daniella, we are excited to officially announce our move to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the beginning of a house church in the city. We just recently transitioned to Sioux Falls to help start what we believe is God's desire to see people here come to a great relationship with him. Sioux Falls is the largest and most influential city in the state and region, a city with a thriving economy and growing diversity.

by Monday, 19 June 2017 10:48

Kiev Church of Christ Celebrates 25th Anniversary

God of wonders!

What an appropriate theme for the 25th anniversary of the Kiev Church of Christ, which was planted on June 7, 1992, from the one-year-old Moscow church. After arriving on a Tuesday, we had only five days to share our faith and wait for God to bring a harvest. God did just that, as over 500 people came to service that first Sunday! The next night, God brought over 270 open hearts with a desire to know the Bible. After daily Bible studies, 28 people where baptized into Christ the very next Sunday! By the end of the first month God added 77 people to the Kiev Church and he has now multiplied them to a Sunday attendance of 1800. God blessed us with planting eight more churches in Ukraine as well!

by Friday, 09 June 2017 10:43

Miraculous Baptism in Beirut

Another glorifying miracle has happened in the Lebanon Church of Christ. God is collecting his lost children, even those who have grown up following traditional Christianity. Nicolas is the father of Said, who got baptized a year ago.

Nicolas came to his son’s baptism and didn’t fight his son’s decision even though the whole event was strange to him because Said was already baptized as a child! Then he had a painful accident that kept him at the hospital for months. That crisis broke him down because he felt death was so close to a man of his age. When I sat down with him to talk, he realized that his relationship with God was not right!

by Tuesday, 06 June 2017 11:56

Atlanta Congregation Brings Good News All Over the World

Editor's note: The following is shared from the North River Church of Christ newsletter.

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”  — Matthew 5:13‐14 (ESV)

Thank you so much for your generous giving that allows our staff and members to serve in both domestic and international mission fields. This month, John and Vivian Hanes travel to Campinas, Brazil to speak at the Brazil Campus Conference entitled "Sal & Luz" (Salt & Light), followed by trips to the Brazilian congregations in Brasilia and São Paulo to preach, teach and encourage the leadership.

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