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Sudan releases church leader held since December

Sudan pastor released

JUBA, South Sudan — Sudan has released one of two church leaders jailed since December, sources said, leaving another pastor incarcerated without charges. Telahoon Nogose Kassa, head of discipleship at the embattled Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, was released May 10 …

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Two U.S. missionaries slain in Jamaica

Murdered missionaries

Jamaican police are looking for clues in the murder of two U.S. missionaries whose bodies were found over the weekend in the Caribbean island’s rural north coast area. Harold Nichols, 53, and Randy Hentzel, 48, worked with the mission group …

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NEPAL: One year after devastating earthquake

Nepali earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal was a galvanizing moment for Rajaan Chhetri,* a church planter, pastor and mentor. Prior to the earthquake, the Lord gave Chhetri and Christian worker Reece Dehn* the vision to open a …

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Faith-based groups rush to help quake-stricken Ecuador

quake-stricken Ecuador

Emergency teams from U.S. faith-based humanitarian relief agencies are on the ground in northwest Ecuador after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took the lives of at least 413 people. The Saturday (April 16) quake destroyed more than 300 buildings, buckling overpasses …

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More than 400 dead in Ecuador quake, damage in the billions

Ecuador quake

PORTOVIEJO/PEDERNALES, Ecuador — Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars and a potentially “huge” impact on the fragile OPEC economy. But …

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