An example of the difference Christianity makes in the world

From Movements.net by Steve Addison: India Christianity made it to India during or soon after the apostolic age. There is good reason to believe it was the Apostle Thomas who brought it there. There have been followers of Jesus in India for 2,000 years. Today Christians account for less than 3% of the population, but …

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Serve the poor, serve the Earth

Helping the poor and caring for the creation often go hand in hand. From Scott Sabin of Plant With Purpose: The Connection Between the Poor and the Earth. Here are a couple quotes: I frequently get asked how we, as Christians, choose between caring for the poor and caring for creation, as if we have …

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Operation World — missions and the Earth and environmental sciences

One of the most significant influences that directed me into missionary service (my family served with ReachGlobal---the international mission of the Evangelical Free Church of America---from 2002 to 2008) was when we purchased a copy of Operation World back in the early days of our marriage. This book is a day-by-day prayer guide to the …

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Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Gifts

At the end of our Christmas program (see the previous post), gifts were distributed to the children in attendance. These gifts came from Samaritan's Purse, a Christian relief and evangelism organization. The gifts were wrapped in shoeboxes, and were marked for boys or girls, and with an age. I saw many children who were really …

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