In 1994 two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and police departments and a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in the care of a government-run program were in the orphanage. They relate the following story in their own words.
- Wed, Sep 01, 1999
On August 17th 1999, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the small town of Izmit, Turkey, and the province surrounding, sustained one of the worst disasters in human history. In 45 seconds, 60,000 buildings were destroyed or damaged; 40,000 people perished or are now considered missing; 30,000 people suffered injuries; and 200,000 people found themselves homeless.
As Clive Calver, President of World Relief, stated after arriving in Turkey, “This is no ordinary disaster. It’s colossal... The sheer level of devastation is incredible. In ten years’ time, Turkey will still be recovering from [those] 45 seconds ...
- Sun, Aug 22, 1999
Elisabeth Elliot talks about cross-bearing Christianity, the immaterial wealth of her mission heritage, and what has given her strength in the face of adversity.
In a great number of North American evangelical homes today, Elisabeth Elliot is a household word. Her radio program, “Gateway to Joy,” is broadcast on some 250 English-speaking stations and some 250 more in translation. She speaks of “soldierly qualities” and the need for a cross-bearing Christianity. She reiterates the need for wives to be submissive to husbands. She challenges outright the dating practices of our youth. Simply put, she advocates a Christianity that is a striking contrast to much of what fills the “bestseller” section in Christian bookstores today.
- Sun, Mar 07, 1999
EPM had the privilege of participating financially in a children’s camp in Lusaka, Zambia in 1999, a joint project of Action International Ministries (a ministry to children in crisis which EPM highly endorses), Alliance for Children Everywhere, and Jesus Army Camp. The camp was held on the edge of a slum area of Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Following are selected portions of the camp report from one of the workers.
- Mon, Feb 01, 1999
Recently I called various relief, development and missions organizations to get some accurate information on the physical and spiritual needs in the world today. As you and I pray and consider what to do with our lives and resources, I hope God will use these facts to touch our hearts.
HUNGER AND RELIEF RELATED
• Over 1.1 billion people in the world live on less than one U.S. dollar per day.
• 500 million people are hungry and another 500 million are so poor that they get too little food to be fully productive.
• The proportion of the world’s ...
- Wed, Sep 30, 1998
If missions are not careful, they may become like the old empty cathedrals in Europe. Sidetracked, our main activities could become: caring for missionaries, building retirement homes, increasing allotments, upgrading insurance, and obtaining nicer offices instead of taking the Gospel to the masses.