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True Life Story of a Fearless Witness in North Korea

True Life Story of a Fearless Witness in North Korea

In the first five decades of his life, Seung-Wan (Steven) Kim was a businessman who pursued financial prosperity, while largely ignoring his family and his commitment to God. In 1975, drawn by visions of success, Steven flew from South Korea to New York with just a few dollars in his pocket. There, he started working as a produce clerk, eventually opening his own store, and he ultimately earned millions of dollars from later enterprises in real estate and furniture.

Philippine Ferry Accident, 26 Dead, 200 Missing

Philippine Ferry Accident, 26 Dead, 200 Missing

Divers are searching for more than 200 people missing in the central Philippines after a passenger ferry collided with a cargo ship Friday night and quickly sank off the coast of Cebu province. At least 28 people are known dead, with an unknown number believed to be trapped in the ferry more than 30 meters underwater.

Global warming could bring about Alarming Scenarios in Southeast Asia

Global warming could bring about Alarming Scenarios in Southeast Asia

Scientists warn in a new World Bank report of major impacts on the region if the temperature rises by up to 2 degrees Celsius—warming which they say may be reached in two to three decades—fueled by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

6.6 Earthquake in China, Victims Aided by Local Christians

6.6 Earthquake in China, Victims Aided by Local Christians

The 6.6 magnitude earthquake sent tremors through northwest China last Monday morning, but not in the news headlines. 94 were killed and 1,001 injured by the earthquake in Gansu province. 123,000 people were affected and around 31,600 fled to temporary shelters, according to the provincial earthquake administration.

India: Baptists bring Hope and Aid to Flood Victims

India: Baptists bring Hope and Aid to Flood Victims

Uttarakhand’s flooding is potentially the worst natural disaster in India since 2004. Almost a decade ago, one of the deadliest tsunamis in recent history devastated the southeast coast of India. It killed 10,273 people, and 5,832 were reported missing. In addition, 501 children were orphaned.

Philippines: Three Millionth Visitor welcomed on Ministry Ship

Philippines: Three Millionth Visitor welcomed on Ministry Ship

While Logos Hope has been traveling the world taking God’s Word into difficult areas of the world, the Operation Mobilization ship ministry celebrated a milestone. On Logos Hope’s second day in Puerto Princesa, crew and staff welcomed the three millionth visitor to the ship on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

China staggering from Landslides and Flooding

China staggering from Landslides and Flooding

Southwestern China is staggering from ongoing landslides and intense flooding. As of Thursday, 28 were dead and 66 missing. 223,000 Chinese escaped to a temporary shelter. It started with a storm a week ago, and the beating rain isn’t supposed to stop till tomorrow, according to China Daily.

Burma: Buddhists, Muslims at odds, with Christians as peacemakers

Burma: Buddhists, Muslims at odds, with Christians as peacemakers

Anti-Muslim preaching by a radical Buddhist monk is feeding anti-Muslim sentiment in Burma today. Surprisingly, this is actually opening doors for Christians in a country plagued by violence. All the while the Buddhists and Muslims are at odds, Christians can be peacemakers in Burma.

Pray for the Christian Minorities in Burma

Pray for the Christian Minorities in Burma

While the world may be ignoring the Rohingya’s plight, God hasn’t forgotten them. And as the Body of Christ, we shouldn’t either. “Our team works so that these people can see God in action and know that He is engaged and cares about them,” says Gumaer. Over the past two months, Partners delivered 910 waterproof tarps, as well as bamboo, to Rohingya families. “Right now, the monsoon season has started, and the rains are heavy,” Gumaer explains.