Rebuilding hope in Iraq
Christians are slowly returning to the town of Karamles in Iraq after Islamic State (ISIS) was ousted.
Over half of the houses in the town are either piles of rubble or completely burnt out, but 250 families have signed up to return. With the help of Christian charity Open Doors, 30 houses have so far been restored, with 20 more in the pipeline. However, the returnees get no help from the government.
People weak with hunger cannot dispose of their dead livestock, which adds the threat of disease to that of famine
The famine in East Africa has rightly received a high profile in the media and international charities are appealing for donations.
Sixteen million people are on the brink of starvation after the worst drought for many decades, according to Barnabas Fund, which is trying to increase its food aid to reach 200,000 Christians.
Michael Johnson could never have imagined how his life of deprivation, crime, and prison time, could possibly serve as God’s training ground for his future ministry.
Having planted Big Love Christian Fellowship in England eight years ago, with its special focus on the needy in society, a prophecy Michael received there last year that ‘he would go around the world’ began to come to pass with speaking invitations arriving from several continents. So when Pastor Ezekiel Sang of the Reformed Church of Kenya invited Michael to come and preach in their churches in Eldoret, and the airfare also materialised, Michael accepted.
By Iris Watson
When Kenya born Jane Henya recently returned to her country to visit the Masai community who lived near her family home, she hadn’t bargained on being so profoundly impacted by the poverty and poor health of young girls suffering the after-effects of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Who knew that Facebook could take you halfway around the world? After Doug and Rachel Prentice accepted an invitation to Kenya, Doug says they hadn’t realised how much they had to give once they’d left home
I used to be one of those who really couldn’t see the point of Facebook, until I eventually realised how it could be used worldwide to spread the good news of the Gospel.
Since then, I have put numerous items on Facebook and received a great response from people around the world, especially from Muslims and Christians whose questions I have tried to answer as honestly as possible.
Kenya: Defending human rights lawyers and girls ‘sold’ as brides
A Christian human rights attorney, Willie Kimani, his client, and their cab driver were kidnapped and murdered in Kenya by four police officers.
The East Africa Center for Law and Justice (EACLJ) has taken up the case and says, “Those who tried to silence Willie Kimani must be held accountable. Human rights defenders must be guaranteed safety.”
Former publisher and staff member of Bible Society Ed Harding of Waterlooville has recently visited Kenya and through knowing Steve Stevens, a founder of MAF, together they wanted to raise money for Bibles for unreached/marginalised tribal groups in North Kenya who have never heard the gospel, ever.