(St. Paul’s Bay at the island of Malta) Malta is an island in the center of the Mediterranean Sea.  The Apostle Paul shipwrecked on the island during his missionary journeys, and it became one of the first nations in Europe to embrace Christianity.  Can you imagine seeing Paul swimming to the shore or climbing out of his shipwrecked boat onto the island, and then beginning to tell the islanders about Jesus Christ?  Even to this day, the bay is named after him – St. Paul’s Bay. The Phoenicians in 1000 BC occupied the island, and it has since had many seizures from Romans, Arabs, Normans, Ottomans, French and British, yet it has maintained its Christian heritage ever since Paul came.  […]
South Korea was transformed from a poor nation in 1953 into the eleventh-largest economy in the world through rapid industrialization and modernization.  The workforce is highly educated and technologically advanced.  In stark contrast to their northern neighbor, they have complete religious freedom.  As we’ve seen with many countries, those that have freedom and especially religious freedom are far more well-off and advanced than other countries. The Korean Church is truly an answer to prayer and shows the impact of world missions.  The first Protestant church was planted here in 1884.  Today it is one of the foremost churches in the world for missions, and has the highest proportions of evangelicals in all of Asia.  Pray that the Korean Church will […]
Guatemala is located between southern Mexico and Honduras.  Just a few days ago, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Guatemala after the catastrophic devastation of the Fuego volcano erupted, the most active volcano in Central America, killing 38 people and leaving many others missing.  In addition to the country being susceptible to earthquakes, it is a major transshipment point for the drug trade, and 70% of the cocaine bound for the US goes through Guatemala.  Murder and violence are common there, and they have the highest murder rate in Latin America. Most of the people live below the poverty line, and are oppressed. Growth of missionaries and evangelical churches have increased over the years due to freedom […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.