MISSION WATCH: Billy Graham Chaplains Rushing To Hurricane Hit Areas In US

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

TALLAHASSEE/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Crisis-trained chaplains associated with veteran evangelists Billy Graham and his son Franklin are rushing to the southeastern United States following the massive destruction left by Hurricane Irma, one of the largest recorded storms in U.S. history.

BREAKING NEWS: US Christians Pray After Nightclub Attack Kills 50; More Violence Feared

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

os-deputies-investigating-fatal-shooting-outside-florida-mall-20160205ORLANDO, FLORIDA (BosNewsLife)-- Prayer vigils are held in the U.S. state of Florida and nationwide for all victims of the country's worst-ever shooting incident that killed 50 people and injured 53 in a gay nightclub, Christian officials said.

Georgia Detains Christian Evangelist After Preaching To Muslims, Activists Say


By BosNewsLife News Center
Georgia-map-in-europeBAKU/TBILISI (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists have urged prayers for a frail Christian evangelist from Azerbaijan who has been spending a year behind bars in neighboring Georgia on what his supporters say are "trumped up charges" of drugs possession. If convicted the man could face 14 years imprisonment, Christians said.

BREAKING NEWS: US Pastor Abedini Receiving Medical Treatment After Release From Iran


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

downloadTEHRAN/BERLIN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian-born American Pastor Saeed Abedini was expected to receive medical attention in Germany on Sunday, January 17, after he was released by Iran following more than three years of imprisonment in what his wife said were harsh circumstances. Naghmeh Abedini told reporters that after she learned Saeed Abedini was released early Saturday, January 16, she woke their two children saying: "Daddy is coming home."

NEWS ALERT: Priest Missing In Syria As Islamic State Frees Christians


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christians fear that a prominent priest has become the latest victim of ongoing kidnappings by Islamic militants, though dozens of believers were reportedly released by the Islamic State group on Christmas Day.

Egypt Raids Christian Broadcaster; Director Detained


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

downloadCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian broadcaster SAT-7, which airs in the Middle East and North Africa, has urged for prayers after Egyptian authorities confiscated crucial equipment during a raid on its studios in Cairo and a local director was detained.

Islamic State Attacking Christian Villages In Syria


By BosNewsLife Middle East Servicechristiannn

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Syria face a difficult Easter after the feared Islamic State (IS) group launched attacks on several Christian villages along the Khabur river in north-eastern Syria, Christians told BosNewsLife.