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A Child’s Life-Saving Heart Surgery

A Child’s Life-Saving Heart Surgery

Devendra and Koko Rai work with Action in India, and in November, Devendra sent out a prayer request for the daughter of an Indian pastor. Changpi (who turned 7 on December 8) was diagnosed with a hole in her heart that created complications in her liver.

 
The Least of These: Street Children

The Least of These: Street Children

Today we’re launching a new blog series (every few weeks we’ll share a post) that addresses social justice issues that affect the most vulnerable people in the world today. 

God at Work Worldwide

God at Work Worldwide

A few months ago, Doug Nichols, Founder & International Director Emeritus of ACTION International, sent out these statistics on the growth of the church in many places.

The Kiss of an Old Godly Man

The Kiss of an Old Godly Man

As a brand new Christian in 1970, I read every Christian book I could get my hands on. Several, including Born Crucified, were by L. E. Maxwell, who my friend Doug Nichols speaks so fondly of in this reflection. I asked Doug if I could use it in my blog.

Is God calling you to missions in 2010?

Is God calling you to missions in 2010?

I have the highest regard for the cause of world missions, and the greatest respect for Action International, one of many fine missions groups. While Doug Nichols is making this request, these ten qualities express what many other missions are looking for, too. 

Children in Crisis Worldwide

Children in Crisis Worldwide

Earlier this year, my friend Doug Nichols, founder and director of ACTION International Ministries, a great missions organization, sent these humbling statistics about needy children worldwide. 

A Life of Humility

A Life of Humility

After seeing my recent post about Francis Schaeffer, my friend Doug Nichols, founder and international director emeritus of Action International Ministries, emailed me this story. To me, given my respect for both men, it's priceless. 

Orphanages Can Be Used Greatly by God

Orphanages Can Be Used Greatly by God

My friend Doug Nichols, founder and international director emeritus of ACTION International Ministries, wrote this article about the importance of orphanages, and why we can't just leave street children on the street.

World Evangelism Statistics, and Missions Giving

World Evangelism Statistics, and Missions Giving

I'm not a big statistics guy, but sometimes statistics can be revealing. The following statistics are from the book 2020 Vision, by Bill and Amy Stearns.

 
God’s Grace and Our Sickness, from Doug Nichols and Matthew Henry

God’s Grace and Our Sickness, from Doug Nichols and Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry preached a sermon to young people from Proverbs 23:26: “My son, give me thy heart.” He then added in his diary the following affectionate and devout aspiration, “Lord, take my heart and make it such as it should be.”

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