MISSION WATCH: Christian Broadcaster Encourages Survivors Of Lambok Earthquake In Indonesia

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) has begun airing programming aimed at encouraging and informing survivors in Indonesia's earthquake-shattered Lombok. The program comes amid warnings of more aftershocks after the quake hit the island on August 5, killing more than 400 people and leaving over 350,000 displaced.

Britain Pentecostal Prison Chaplain Dismissed Over ‘Homophobic’ Bible Verses


By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

LONDON, BRITAIN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecoctal pastor faced a British employment tribunal Monday, November 2, after he was allegedly forced to resignbarry_trayhorn_video_web_alt
from his job at a sex offenders' prison because Bible verses he quoted were deemed "homophobic". Ahead of Monday's hearing, Reverend Barry Trayhorn said the troubles began while he was leading "worship at a chapel service in May 2014" at the HMP Littlehey detention facility in Cambridgeshire where he spoke about "the wonder of God's forgiveness for those who repent".

Persecution, Prayer in Pakistan; Simple Calendar Showing God’s Hand Amid Suffering (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothMELBOURNE/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I have just received a surprising gift from some returning missionaries. It's a small 2015 calendar, with each month’s page depicting a color photograph of a church. An accompanying card tells me that these are all vibrant churches, full of joyful worshippers who love to sing the praises of Jesus.

BosNewsLife MISSION WATCH: Missionaries Print Gospels In Ukraine Amid Fears Of World War III

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

downloadKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)--Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, May 9, arrived in the Crimean Peninsula he annexed from Ukraine, after a Christian mission group said it would distribute hundreds of thousands of 'Gospel of Luke' Bible books in the region to help ease tensions amid fears of a new world war.

NEWS ALERT: Christian Broadcaster Boosting North Korea Programs Amid War Threat

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

broadcasterPYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) said Thursday, April 11, that it is launching new programs aimed at North Korea to bring "a message of peace and hope" to "counter the swirling rumors of war" in the troubled region. TWR's announcement came after South Korea’s foreign minister warned that North Korea was expected to conduct a nuclear capable missile launch Thursday, April 11, a development that prompted that country and the U.S. to increase their military alerts levels.

India Hindu Militants Crackdown On Evangelical Meetings; Pastors Detained

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

hindunowCHHATTISGARH, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in India's central state of Chhattisgarh urged the government on Sunday, March 3, to provide protection to churches after Hindu militants broke up evangelical meetings and local police detained four pastors.