American missionary shot in botched Baghdad kidnap ambush.
Hidden homelessness, an epidemic that remains largely concealed from public view. Mission Australia shares Peter’s heartbreaking journey of unexpected loss and overwhelming grief that threw his life into chaos and eventual homelessness.
Within the corners of Australian society lies an unseen crisis—hidden homelessness. Mission Australia shares Natalie’s journey. Her life seemed ordinary. She had a thriving career and two little children. Then, Natalie’s world was turned upside down after a painful marriage breakup, leading to unexpected mental health struggles and, ultimately, homelessness.
In the heart of Australia’s cities, a silent crisis of hidden homelessness unfolds that remains largely unnoticed. Mission Australia shares the touching journey of John, who led a comfortable and stable life until unforeseen circumstances left him vulnerable to homelessness. John’s story unveils the struggles faced by pensioners and the challenges of finding affordable housing.
For many Christian missionaries, spreading the word of God to the corners of the earth is a calling that demands dedication and resilience. Missionaries face many challenges as they seek to share their faith, ranging from cultural and language barriers to the risk of persecution and hostility.
“My heart is filled with hope for the future. The global church is not in retreat.”
Most of it goes to religious organisations.
“I just saw the need for it to happen. There’s so many lost people who don’t know Jesus.”
“Children could live the rest of their life blind when that doesn’t need to happen,”
“We work in very remote areas reaching the unreached and telling the untold. That’s our heartbeat.”
“This is a spiritual issue and the greatest moral dilemma of our day.”
Missionary couple provides a sanctuary for neglected kids to make something beautiful out of their lives.
One man who left an enduring heritage is John Flynn, featured on our $20 banknote. From small beginnings, the Australian Inland Mission under this visionary pioneer changed the face of the Outback. The Royal Flying Doctor Service was the culmination of his dream for a ‘Brighter Bush’.
Arthur Stace was one of Australia’s earliest graffiti artists. He wrote the word Eternity in beautiful copperplate script over the streets of Sydney more than half a million times over a span of 35 years. Before that, he was a homeless Aussie battler, a drunk and a criminal.
“We wish to express our thanks to God and all who have continued to pray for us,”
“She knew her purpose in life. She knew what God had told her to do.”
“We know God has called us to be able to reach out to those boys.
‘Father Bob Maguire was the ‘larrikin priest’ who had a great love for Jesus.”
“One of the most influential Christian leaders of the last century.”
On 14 April 2023, George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilisation (OM), finished his ‘race’ on Earth and passed away to be with Jesus. He was fourteen when Dorothea Clapp heard about his rebellious conduct and put him on her ‘Holy Spirit hit list’.
“The state law used to protect the Mission by exempting religious nonprofit organisations, but the Washington Supreme Court gutted that exemption,
Hunger in a family means young women are often forced to stay at home and miss out on education. As the pressure to find food rises, girls can face forced labour, child marriage, adolescent pregnancy and even human trafficking.
Naomi Reed’s life changed when in high school she went to a Christian group and heard about the Lord Jesus for the first time. The message of the gospel has impacted her ever since.
Over the 30 years of the Open Doors World Watch List reporting, the global phenomenon of Christian persecution has grown alarmingly.
Penny Reeve is the author of several books for Children and Young Adults. But her goal is to get her readers to go beyond just passively reading books. She challenges them to engage in the world and calls them to action.