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North Africa: Banner Class of 209 Church Planters Graduate

Discipleship Schools Flourish in North Africa In mid-June, the North Africa church planting schools graduated 209 students! In this country's history, this number of church planters commissioned at once stands out as a major milestone. Representatives from all different regions joined in the celebration at the festive graduation. Altogether, the graduates were filled with deep gratitude and were ready to

By |July 19th, 2021|Categories: Africa, Mission, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on North Africa: Banner Class of 209 Church Planters Graduate

Church Planting Schools: India

India Church Planting Schools Graduate 20th Class Amazingly, at the end of April, the ministry in the SOM India planting network graduated the 20th class of church planters in 20 schools throughout the country. Furthermore, six hundred church planters and two hundred Lighthouse Sewing/Discipleship school workers also graduated for a total of 800 new workers. Above all, praise Jesus for

By |June 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog, India, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Church Planting Schools: India

Northwest Africa Leadership Expanding Monthly

Report: Mission Fields in Northwest Africa God is doing wonderful things in our lives! The Northwest Africa Director reports: “The church planting schools are doing fantastic! I just came back from leadership training for the Church Planting School and Lighthouse School leaders.  We are so thankful. Soon, we will have another leadership training in Northwest Africa. Likewise, each month, we

By |June 26th, 2021|Categories: Africa, Faith in Jesus, Mission|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Northwest Africa Leadership Expanding Monthly

Risking Much for the Gospel | Venezuela

Braving Danger to Deliver Bibles, Books and Radios for Venezuelans Nearly 1400 miles border Columbia and Venezuela, where mission field workers risk much for the Gospel Mission field workers are risking much to bring the gospel to the people of Venezuela. First, the border between Colombia and Venezuela has officially been closed for over two years. While the border

By |June 15th, 2021|Categories: Latin America, Venezuela|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Risking Much for the Gospel | Venezuela

Myanmar | Global Alliance Releases Joint Statement on Coup Crisis

Refugees fleeing Myanmar arrive in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Patrick Brown /UNICEF Global Alliance Condemns Myanmar’s Military Regime’s “Total Disregard” for Freedom of Religion or Belief The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP), an international coalition of Christian organizations, released a Statement this week on Myanmar. In fact, the group condemned the illegal coup of last February by the military. They expressed

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: Mission, News, Persecution, Update|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Myanmar | Global Alliance Releases Joint Statement on Coup Crisis

Promise Keepers: Do You Have Summer Plans?

  Promise Keepers is partnering with SOM International to mobilize thousands of men across the USA. SOM International is inviting men to join us in the SOM section of the stadium in Texas. The time is now to register for the Promise Keepers men’s event on July 16th and 17th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   Video - Promise Keepers

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Promise Keepers: Do You Have Summer Plans?

Why Christians are #1 Persecuted People in the World

Christians face daily threats around the world In countries where freedom of faith is only a distant dream, Christians face persecution every day. Additionally, National leaders often push minority groups aside. These leaders in power have structures in place to acquire and maintain control.  SOM International has witnessed this dynamic for over a decade on multiple continents around the globe.

By |May 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Latin America, Persecution, Update|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Christians are #1 Persecuted People in the World

Developments from the Mission Field

Breakthroughs, Bibles, and Broadcasting in Latin America By Russell and Marina Stendal Work continues to advance on many different fronts. Vast breakthrough developments: we are getting ready for another major print of the Jubilee Study Bible, as funds are available.  Another development as the COVID restrictions have relaxed, it is now possible for us to access many of our high

By |May 6th, 2021|Categories: Mission, News, South America|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Developments from the Mission Field

Stephen’s Last Words as the First Martyr for Christ

Stephen faces persecution in the Early Church Adorned and honored. His name means “crown” or “wreath." The first martyr Stephen is one of the honored and crowned leaders facing persecution in the early church. He served “full of God’s grace and power” and accomplished “great wonders and signs among the people” (Acts 6:8). In addition, he also served as one of

By |April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Faith in Jesus, Persecution|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stephen’s Last Words as the First Martyr for Christ

Faith Builds in the Forgotten at Bangladeshi Sewing School

Sewing Faith into Villagers  Testimony of Hope from Sewing/Discipleship School Student Because of knowing faith in the Lord as my Savior since my early teen years, I have faced severe persecution in my own home. My parents desired to undermine my faith and arrange a marriage to a Hindu man. For ten years, this man mistreated me. Sometimes after returning from

By |April 13th, 2021|Categories: Bangladesh, Blog, Faith in Jesus, News, Persecution|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Faith Builds in the Forgotten at Bangladeshi Sewing School

India Man Stands Faithful In Spite of Persecution

Man from India Isolated at Work For His Faith Firstly, a man from India shares, “All the men had to leave our village. Work could not be found. Without work, there’s no way to provide for my family.” As a group of Hindu men We moved far away to an industrial area for unskilled labor work and began to work

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Faith in Jesus, India, News, Persecution, Update|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on India Man Stands Faithful In Spite of Persecution

Indian Church Planters Share Jesus

Indian church planters pursue expelled migrants laborers The fruit of their labor Indian church planters frequently minister to migrant laborers. The migrants are living under tarps on the outskirts of villages. Police forced one migrant family to move further away from the village. The authorities came and burnt down all of their belongings, including their tarp house and even their

By |March 25th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Faith in Jesus, India, Mission, News, Update|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Indian Church Planters Share Jesus

Brothers Transformed by Forgiveness

Brothers Strife Leads to Eternal Life in India My brothers and I, and my family live with my parents. I was born into a Hindu family. I married in 2011 and am blessed with 2 children. We live under one roof as a joint family My brothers always quarreled together over many family disputes. Therefore, to the outside world, we looked

By |March 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Faith in Jesus, India|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Brothers Transformed by Forgiveness

Bible Distribution in Venezuela Faces Exponential Demand

Bibles Delivered: Truck-loads full Plan to dispense Bibles: Uplifting News from Venezuela We just finished a trip with two huge trucks loaded and ready for Bible distribution along with support materials. We see people walk, ride bicycles, or paddle canoes for hours or even days for the opportunity to receive a Bible. It seems the entire country is desperately seeking

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: Mission, South America, Update|Comments Off on Bible Distribution in Venezuela Faces Exponential Demand

Couple Threatened in Mexico with Crucifixion

Mexico Couple Threatened, “CRUCIFY YOU LIKE THE JESUS.” High up in the mountains of Mexico, a married couple received the Lord. They started sharing the gospel with others and as a result, the couple was threatened for their faith. As part of their tribal group, this area represents an opportunity where tens of thousands of indigenous people need access to

By |March 18th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Couple Threatened in Mexico with Crucifixion

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