When Peter Cameron Scott had the idea of taking the gospel into the interior of “the dark continent,” people thought he was crazy. Churches had been established along the coastline but back in the late 1800s, no one was interested in going into the great unknown of the African jungle. In his book, Garden of Miracles, Kenneth Richardson chronicles Scott’s courageous journey inland, the first step in founding what would eventually become Africa Inland Mission. One harrowing tale described how …
Today’s youth are facing challenges and pressures that are far different from previous generations. From cyber bullying through apps like SnapChat to pornography to the Sarahah app (which lets people anonymously judge your actions), young people are facing a technology-driven spiritual crisis. Many apps and games, presented as harmless distractions, are becoming traps that rob young people of their time, peace, relationships and, in some cases, their lives. They simply can’t see a way out.
They move quickly along the muddy road, bare feet dancing over the wet dirt as they weave in and out of the refuse, disappearing in piles of debris taller than they are. The girl pulls her younger brother along by the arm, neither of them seeming to notice the horrible stench as they casually step through streams of sewage flowing through the center of the village. Clothing already soiled and torn, they make no effort to avoid staining it further …
Throughout history, we can see a diabolical evil plot of the enemy to distract, disfigure and ultimately destroy the very souls of our most precious resource—our children. Looking around the world today, this plot seems to be unfolding with unprecedented speed in every culture and on every continent – often in ways we don’t even recognize.
According to researchers, when we do make it over the hump and commit to helping others, we are rewarded with a number of benefits: longer life, greater satisfaction, lower blood pressure, etc.
It is estimated that 13.6 million people inside Syria are currently in need humanitarian assistance (over half of the total population). More than 6 million people are internally displaced, with another 5.2 million having fled to surrounding countries and Europe.
I have been working for almost 28 years in the distribution of the Word of God (Scriptures). I started my ministry in 1990 with the United Bible Society in Ecuador as the Director of Marketing and Distribution.