The Garifuna people of Central America number approximately 75,000 and live in the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.1 They are known for their music and dance — in 2001, their music, dance, and language were proclaimed as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.2
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When Zechariah Cunningham played football in high school, he trained as hard as he could so that he would be assured that he would not sit on the sidelines when it came time for games.
Listen to Bryan Webb, Assemblies of God World Missions Area Director for Pacific Oceania, describe a recent conversation he had with Zechariah about how that same type of commitment plays out in Zechariah’s walk with Jesus:
Of the three parallel passages which tell the story of Jesus receiving children to Himself (when His disciples tried to hinder them), the most descriptive is Mark 10:13-16:
Those Muslims are all terrorists. All they want to do is kill us. I hate them. If there was a Muslim standing right here in front of me, I would show him how we treat terrorists here in America.
The nation of North Macedonia is located in Southeastern Europe in the Balkan Peninsula. Known simply as “Macedonia” until 2019, it gained its independence in 1991 with the breakup of Yugoslavia. It is a picturesque, landlocked country and its geography is characterized by a central valley bordered by two mountainous areas.
Tamara Henkes, an Assemblies of God missionary to Romania for 13 years, was attending a conference where she heard about the need for Christian workers in the country of Montenegro.
Montenegro is about the size of the state of Connecticut and has a total population of about 620,000 people. Out of those, perhaps 200-300 are evangelical believers. There are only 6-8 evangelical churches in all of Montenegro. And none of those evangelical churches in Montenegro are pastored by a Montenegrin national.