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Malatya Turkey Christians

This is a letter that was sent to the Assist News Service from a group in Turkey. It starts by saying, “Dear friends,This past week has been filled with much sorrow. Many of you have heard by now of our devastating loss here in an event that took place in...

Turkish Believers Tortured & Killed

Here we are in the 21st Century and Christians are still being tortured and killed simply because they follow Jesus Christ’s command to go into all the world and preach the Good News. (Matthew 28:18-20). This event happened recently in the province of Malatya,...

“For God’s Sake, Stop the Aid”!

“The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to...

The Celebritization of Charity

    “Celebrity campaigns may, one hopes, create a rising tide that lifts all agencies and individuals who are helping the cause, but there is a danger to this glitzy answer.   Marx famously accused religion of being “the opiate of the masses,” but the...

The Summer of Love 40 Years Later

The Summer of Love was the largest migration of young people in American history. It changed countless American lives and affected many generations. “In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco’s Haight...

Mourning the Loss at Virginia Tech

As we go about our day to day lives, we should all take time to pray for the victims and families of the VT tragedy. As Christians we are called to “mourn with those who mourn.” May those who have suffered loss find God’s boundless grace in the midst...

Old School Breakin’ Guatemala Style

Somehow the team was able to convince George to breakdance in the middle of the street. How the conversation went in that direction I don’t know. Just glad that Michelle caught these pics. You had to know that they would end up online for the world to see. Go...

Back to Normal?

What is normal anyway? To each person it’s different, but if you’re an American returning home from another nation, a good cup of Starbucks and your trusty cell phone should get you pointed in the right direction! Is that sad or what!?...

Mission Blues: Re-Entry Stress

Short Term Missions Re-Entry Stress This is the process that you may experience upon returning home. Re-entry stress or reverse culture shock, generally is experienced to a greater degree the longer one has been in another country. Disillusionment with America and...

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