Believers in Spain are seeing God move beyond their expectations through Mi Esperanza (My Hope), held December 15-17. Over the past few months, about 8,500 individuals from over 1,000 churches were trained to be Matthews.
December 18, 2011 - When the local Mi Esperanza staff began to hear reports from the first night’s broadcasts, they couldn’t believe it. "They were crying, because they had thought, 'That doesn’t happen here,'" said country director Maximo Carrero.
More than 970 churches and over 5,400 Matthews were trained for My Hope Portugal, a project that was spread out over five days (December 6-10) on a variety of mediums — over-the-air TV, pay-per-view TV, online streaming and DVDs.
It's hard to put into words the significance of what happened in Portugal at 18:30 hours on Dec. 6.
As Billy Graham preached on RTP-2, Portugal's nationwide arts/culture government channel, walls keeping the Gospel from moving forth in this country were starting to come down, one living room at a time.
December 7, 2011 - The Billy Graham My Hope program's western European effort launched on Dec. 6 as Billy Graham's preaching reached into Portuguese living rooms and churches for the first time through the power of media.
North Korea is considered to be the most repressed society in the world. But some would add that it is also the most religious! The deity worship introduced by Kim Il Sung glorifies its leaders as if they were gods. But this was not always the case. In 1945, before the Soviet Union took over North Korea, the city of Pyongyang was known as the "Jerusalem of the East," with 13% of its population being Christian. But after Kim Il Sung became North Korea's leader, 2,300 Christian congregations vanis
This past Monday, October 14th, some 4 million Muslims stood on Mount Arafah. This hill was where multitudes of Muslim pilgrims ended their "Hajj" (pilgrimage), a life-time experience at the most sacred location a Muslim can reach. This massive crowd near Mecca spent the whole day pleading to Allah to forgive their sins. The hajj to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam.
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green,
proclaiming, "The Lord is upright;
he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.
(Ps. 92:12-15 NIV)
Time is really starting to fly along quickly on the South America portion of our World Outreach Tour! The port city of Guayaquil was our second and last stop in Ecuador as we slowly work our way southward through the continent. If Quito is the Washington DC of Ecuador - the government's headquarters...
King Nebuchadnezzar was the most powerful man on the face of the earth.
He was renowned for his cruelty and heartlessness. After he conquered Israel, he forced the king of that nation to watch his sons be killed before his own eyes were gouged out of his head.
Almost 3,600 locations hosted Harvest America from all over the nation (and beyond!) and the majority of them have now reported their results back to us. It's evident from these reports that, regardless of the size of the venue, God worked in the hearts of those who attended, and those who hosted as well.
While she was in Charlotte, N.C., to kick off the Southeast Disability Ministry Summit Oct. 5, Joni Eareckson Tada shared memories of meeting the Grahams, her most memorable Crusade moment, and her anticipation for next year’s My Hope with Billy Graham broadcast.
In addition to the live attendance 17,500 people at the Wells Fargo Center more then 3000 locations from around the country streamed the event.Thousands of Americans,from 'sea to shining sea' heard the Gospel.My topic last night was "The pursuit of happiness".
I started in the industry when I was 19. I first started because I needed money. I was on my own and I did not know where to go for money. I needed it quick or I was going to lose my room in an apartment. I found an ad in the L.A. Weekly for girls to make money fast.
Q：You're always telling people to go to church, but all the churches I've been to are so boring I can't stand it. You'll probably tell me just to keep looking, but why should I? Besides that, I enjoy having a day to myself. — K.W.W.
In the months leading up to my daughter's birth, I contemplated what it would be like to raise a child. I thought, if I can barely remember to put deodorant on in the mornings, how could I possibly steward another life? More importantly, how will I lead her to cherish Jesus? What if she one day rejects the gospel?
Do I have to become a preacher in order to serve God? I'm in high school and trying to decide what to do with my life. I like people, but I'm no good at public speaking and hate being in front of a crowd. But if God wants me to be a preacher, I guess I'll have to get over that. — J.Q.
That verse seems so relevant to the people of Malaysia. The Christian faith may make up just a small percentage of the population, but these people are so inspiring, so ready for action, that God will certainly use them to move mountains.
Yesterday I spend the evening at SIB Kuala Lumpur, a church in the city. As you all know, I have a tremendous heart for young people - they are the people who will be forming our world in coming years; they have the potential to be great influencers for The Kingdom. So I was honored to be able to be a part of a question and answer session with the youth leaders of SIBKL.
I have my own views about spirituality, but I don't believe in forcing them down anyone else's throat. I think people ought to be free to believe anything they want to about the Divine. Why do you Christians insist on forcing people to believe exactly the way you do? — A.L.
Here we go! We spent the past two days in Jakarta and I'm blown away by the support and love that has been shown here. Even before we arrived, people from all over the world have been showering me with support. This quote from Sidra A. Al-Talib of UCSI University was particularly touching: