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July 27, 2017 Every Step of the Way A Crown College alum’s incredible journey fleeing a Sudanese civil war to starting medical school by Josie Parker Gatjeak Gew was 7 years old when the Sudanese Civil War struck South Sudan and his family decided to flee the country. 0
June 16, 2017 Father’s Day 2017 Today, thousands of refugee children have either lost their fathers or live separated from them due to war. by Mike Sohm, president of Compassion and Mercy Associates (CAMA), the relief and development arm of The Alliance. Formerly posted 6/18/16. Have 0
May 26, 2017 An Army Chaplain’s Prayer for his Troops Remembering the Fallen, Upholding the Valiant Reprinted from Alliance Life Magazine, February 2002 The U.S. Army recently gave permission to reprint a prayer written more than 40 years ago for Special Forces members. Command Chaplain Lt. Col. Tim Willoughby said, 0
April 20, 2017 The Power of Words: A Redeemed Life “You’ll grow up to be a beggar,” Winnie’s dad told her. By Penny Iverson, an Alliance international worker serving in Taiwan Many of us have observed the power of words to inspire and shape us—and even to destroy (see Proverbs 0
March 1, 2017 In Memoriam: Philip Lee Skellie “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). On the evening of February 22, 2017, Rev. Philip (Phil) Lee Skellie—a beloved member of the worldwide Alliance family—died suddenly of 0
February 24, 2017 Robert Page The first African-American Alliance missionary Robert Page, graduate of the 1890 class of the Missionary Training College (now Nyack College in Nyack, New York), went to the Congo field in 1892. He was the first African-American Alliance missionary, yet he 0
February 16, 2017 Carrie Elizabeth Merriweather The first female African-American missionary to be sent by the C&MA In 1890, The Christian and Missionary Alliance established a mission post in Sierra Leone hoping that it would provide a gateway into what was known as “French Soudan”—a vast expanse 0
January 31, 2017 Veterinarians Demonstrate the Compassion of Jesus in Mali Alliance people are meeting felt needs, creating opportunities to proclaim the good news in a previously unreached village. by Becky McCabe, serving in Mali with Compassion and Mercy Associates (CAMA) When we host our annual veterinarian work teams, I typically 0
December 8, 2016 Bring Help and Hope to a People Betrayed to ISIS The needs are great, and hearts are open for this season. The opportunity and responsibility is ours to respond. by Gary Fairchild, CAMA’s director of Global Disaster Response It was a cold, rainy, windy day in Kurdistan when we delivered 0
November 14, 2016 Pray for the Persecuted Church   Around the world, many believers are persecuted, imprisoned—even killed—for their faith. Since Jesus laid down His life, 43 million Christians have become martyrs. Right now 200 million people, 60 percent of whom are children, face persecution for believing in 0