Photo Credit: Le ParisienPARIS (Evangelical Focus) — A fire erupted in the Armenian Evangelical Church of Alfortville (near Paris) on Sunday 2 April, at 6 a.m. The flames woke up Pastor Gilbert Léonian and his wife, who live in the first floor.

The fire was a “shock” because they were sleeping, the pastor said, but they were not physically injured.

A trash bin was placed in front of the building and set on fire. The firefighters arrived in time to stop the fire propagating to the rest of the b..

An American pastor who has been imprisoned in Turkey since last October is pleading for President Trump and his administration to work more fervently for his release.

“I plead with my government—with the Trump administration—to fight for me. I ask the State Department to impose sanctions. I appeal to President Trump: Please help me. Let the Turkish government know that you will not cooperate with them in any way until they release me,” Andrew Munson wrote in a statement released by the American..

Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Psalm 91:10

We all know we live in a hostile environment. We are attacked from the outside by our enemy the devil, from the inside from our own lusts, and in our day to day life by the spirit of the world that works through the lost people all around us. In my early days as a Christian I was often fixated on this war that we are thrust into the day we are born again. I was what you would call devil conscience and trial conscience for several year..

Malaysia (Mission Network News) – Mystery and frustration surround the abduction of a Malaysian pastor.

His disappearance reads like the script of an action movie. On February 13th, a group of masked men surrounded 62-year-old Raymond Koh and whisked him off the streets, all while another person stood recording the incident. It took 40 seconds to make him vanish. A video of Koh’s alleged abduction surfaced soon after and went viral on social media. His family has heard nothing from the kidnappe..

LIAOYANG, Liaoning (China Aid) — A court in China’s northeastern Liaoning province sentenced five Christian leaders to three to seven years behind bars on Wednesday for purchasing and selling prohibited Christian material.

On Feb. 22, the defendants, comprised of four women and one man, learned they would be imprisoned for allegedly buying and selling “officially forbidden Christian devotional books.” Of them, pastor Li Dongzhe and Piao Shunnan received seven years, Zhao Chunxia and Li Yuan wer..

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When I began working with the Christian Standard Bible, my first priority was to dig into the history of the translation. I wanted to know who was involved, how it was developed, how it was marketed over the years, and how many Bibles were out in the wild. In order to understand fully the good and the bad about the project ahead of me, I had to take a thorough inventory of where it came from. I could’ve done my job without this investigation—but n..

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan released Czech aid worker Petr Jasek on Saturday (Feb. 25), nearly one month after a court in Khartoum sentenced him to life in prison for espionage and other charges, according to reports.

Jasek returned to the Czech Republic on Sunday with Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralekj, who had arrived earlier to secure his release. Sudan President Omar al-Bashir reportedly ordered the court to release the aid worker based on Sudan’s Article 208, which ..

BEIJING (China Aid) — Fractured into small groups by persecution, a house church in Beijing recently informed China Aid that authorities were restricting their pastor. Meanwhile, their church is being refurbished without their approval.

Six years after authorities banned Shouwang Church members from holding meetings outdoors, they revealed that their pastor, Jin Tianming, is still under house arrest and is only allowed two hours of personal time each day, and his wife is not allowed to leave th..