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Missionaries who argued paying taxes is ‘against God’s will’ ordered to pay $1.6M

Christian Post – A “brother” and sister pair of Australian missionaries, who argued that it is “against God’s will” to pay taxes to their government, were ordered by a court to pay more than $1.6 million they owed after they failed to convince the Supreme Court of Tasmania that non-payment of taxes is a traditional …

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Muslims in Turkey showing interest in Jesus amid Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown, Andrew Brunson says

WASHINGTON — Evangelical missionary Andrew Brunson said Thursday that the authoritarian crackdown and struggling economy in Turkey are causing more Muslim Turks to show interest in the Bible at a time in which the “storm clouds” of Christian persecution seem to be forming.  Brunson, a North Carolina native who spent two decades planting churches in …

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Royal Treatment for Refugees from Assemblies of God

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) General Superintendent David Wells witnessed the plight of several Syrian refugee families while on a May 2015 trip to the Middle East. Wells, in a meeting set up by World Assemblies of God Fellowship Executive Committee member Dikran Salbashian, and his wife, Ani, visited some refugees who had fled the turmoil in Syria. Most had …

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Pastor Meng Died because He Wouldn’t Run

Our missionaries have remained with us; we will stand by them, and live or die together.” Meng Ch’ang-ch’un and the other Chinese pastors at Pao-ting Fu were united in their determination. The Boxer Rebellion, an angry reaction against western interference in China, raged across China. The government encouraged lawless bands to kill all foreigners and …

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A View From The Field: What It Means To Be A North American Missionary

It is considered by some to be the second-oldest city in the United States. As settlers from Saint Augustine blazed the Spanish Trail in the 1820s, they established Clark’s Ferry along Black Creek. A few years later in 1853, the town was renamed Middleburg, after which it seemed to largely become forgotten. Outside of a …

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A Man Named Joe

Many years ago on a Wednesday night that started out much like every other Wednesday night something happened that has had a impact of my life. It’s something I do not want to forget and I want to live this lesson I learned that night forever. There is nothing harder or more challenging than getting …

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When Did Jesus Stop Being Enough?

How do we tell a generation of excess and instantaneous information that Jesus is enough? A generation that really popularized the “selfie”? A generation that is so incredibly focused on self-promotion and self-gratification? We are in the generation that must get a certain number of likes on Instagram or Facebook or else the post/photo gets …

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Where We’re Going, We’re not Coming Back

Back in the day, missions used to buy their coffins, pack their belongings in the coffin, and they would head out to where they were going. There was no “coming back.” They knew wherever they were going, they were not coming back. I’ve been thinking on this for myself and what it means. I take …

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