Beauty from brokenness


Emotions at the wedding

Emotions at the wedding

 

One of the two sisters brutally gang-raped by three young Muslim men at gunpoint in Jaranwala, Pakistan, during November 2014, was married to a loving Christian husband on 20 December 2016.

3 stories of oppression from China


Pastor Li Guozhi | photo: radioc.org

Pastor Li Guozhi | photo: radioc.org

 

A pastor in southwestern China – jailed for nearly a year on fabricated charges and suffering a liver disease – focussed on trusting God in a November letter of encouragement to his wife.

Niger: YWAM Kidnap


Jeff Woodke preaching | photo: lostcoastoutpost

Jeff Woodke preaching | photo: lostcoastoutpost

 

The kidnap of a pioneering American missionary on 14 October is a ‘terrible tragedy’ for the communities he served for 24 years, according to the local mayor, and it has raised security concerns among the country’s missionary community.


President Xi Jinping | photo: Wiki

President Xi Jinping | photo: Wiki

 

The Chinese Government released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs in early September, showing that President Xi Jinping is attempting to exert even greater control over how religion is practised…

China: religious control increased

EU referendum from both sides… (June issue highlights)


Out now in the JUNE 2016 issue of Evangelicals Now…

Back : Front Cover : UKnews : NIBS (Page 2)Initially thought to be impossible but now for 20 years SAT-7 has been broadcasting the gospel into Middle Eastern homes – we have the story.

• The EU referendum – A Christian minister is ‘for’ and a Christian MP is ‘against’

Is trying to make the church ‘culturally relevant’ backfiring?  – Adrian Reynolds has a book review

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News from around the world to fuel our prayers


World news in brief - page 11 May issue

World news in brief – page 11 May issue

Here are a handful of news-bites included in the May issue of en to help us in remembering our brothers and sisters around the world. Please use these articles to spur your prayers, personally or in regular prayer meetings, as we pray for persecuted Christians worldwide.

Africa: ministry begun
Canada: third country
Egypt: finally cleared
Middle East: joining hands
USA: announced
Yemen: rescued

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The Queen’s Christian Faith… (May issue highlights)


Out now in the MAY 2016 issue of Evangelicals Now…

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, & the Episcopal Church USA Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2014 | source: newsok.com

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, & the Episcopal Church USA Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2014 | source: newsok.com

• The Queen’s Christian Faith as she turns 90

• Reports on T4G and Word Alive

Pastoring in the case of a miscarriage

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Brussels sprouts a new church


Brussels is the centre of the European Union around which the debate about Britain’s membership is raging.

The plant team for Brussels

The plant team for Brussels

God has his people in that city and a new church plant began recently. Naomi Pilgrem takes up the story. ‘Why do we need another church? Our church is small and there aren’t enough of us as it is!’

The person asking that question was genuine and servant-hearted and this was their gut reaction to hearing that we were planning, under God, to leave the church we had been members of for five years in order to plant a new one in a neighbouring borough of Brussels.

In many ways, such a reaction is understandable. The church in Belgium is weak, the ground is hard, trained Bible teachers are few, finances are very limited and evangelicals make up a negligible percentage of the overall population. So the desire to bunker down and try and solidify what is in existence is in many ways legitimate and necessary.

God uses the weak

And yet, over the course of history, we see again and again that our sovereign God chooses to use that which is weak to accomplish his glorious purposes. And when we think that we know the Bread of Life and that two miles down the road, in the next borough, there are 50,000 people dying of spiritual hunger without access to a Francophone church where the gospel is clearly proclaimed…(to read more click here)

Naomi Pilgrem

This article was first published in the April issue of Evangelicals Now. For more news, articles or reviews, visit us online or subscribe to en for monthly updates.

News from UK and around the world to fuel our prayers


News from the UK and around the world

News from the UK and around the world

Here are a handful of news-bites included in the April issue of en. Please use these articles to spur your prayers, personally or in regular prayer meetings, as we pray for our country.

UK news
Church registration?
Gender abortion
New man at Affinity
Genocide of Christians
Synod’s priorities?

World news
Cameroon: killings

Israel: affirmation
Mexico: restored
Pakistan: executed
Syria: released

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London’s questions of life


St. Peter’s Barge at Canary Wharf

St. Peter’s Barge at Canary Wharf

With 140,000 people working and 40,000 living in London’s Canary Wharf, how are they going to hear the gospel?

It was this challenge that occupied the thoughts and prayers of working Christians and members of St Peter’s Barge as they met to hear Rico Tice explain the vision for ‘Questions of Life’ (www.questionsoflife.org.uk). This outreach aims to give everyone in the Wharf a chance to engage with the gospel – specifically through a week of talks arranged for 14-20 March.

Mark Greene has written: ‘Changes in work and transport patterns mean the people we spend most of the time with often don’t live near the church. Many of our strongest contacts are at work.’ This is why opportunities like ‘Questions of Life’ are so vital.

Hosted by firms

This year, events will be hosted by firms including KPMG, Barclays, the Financial Conduct Authority, Shell as well as St Peter’s Barge – London’s only floating church. Evangelist Rico Tic, a senior minister at All Souls Langham Place, is the main speaker. He will speak on topics including ‘Why bother with religion?’ and ‘What is reality?’

Other speakers are Christians drawn from the business and political world. They include Jeremy Anderson, chairman of Global Financial Services at KPMG, David Burrowes MP and David Gascoigne, head of Power and Utilities at KPMG. Others will share testimonies about God’s work in their lives – Yvonne Edwards, a Wharf worker, whose life descended into alcoholism and rehab, will share about coming to faith in Jesus and having her life turned around.

‘Questions of Life’ builds on an initiative last year called ‘Festival of Thought’, which sought venues within Canary Wharf firms to provide lively lunchtime talks using a team from The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Following an encouraging response and the opportunities of being able to host such events inside company offices, ‘Questions of Life’ aims to follow on.

True and wonderful

As the mission was launched with Christians in January, Rico challenged those gathered on the Barge to…(to read more click here)

Naresh Mistry

This article was first published in the March issue of Evangelicals Now. For more news, artciles or reviews, visit us online or subscribe to en for monthly updates.