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Church Planting

The Principle of Multiplication

During the modern missions movement, American and British missionaries were primarily sent to what we refer to as the Global South (Latin America, Africa, and Asia). God still calls Western missionaries, but a shift has taken place where even more missionaries go out from the Global South. What the Holy Spirit has done in the church in Latin America is so unique. For many years, Assemblies of God missionaries, empowered by the Holy Spirit, plowed the ground to see Pentecostal churches established. It came with great sacrifice and a pioneering spirit. In establishing new churches, Western missionaries taught missions principles…

Bring literacy and the Gospel to Pakistan!

Driven from their impoverished lives in Punjab, hundreds of families live in the “Bastees” (slums), just outside of Islamabad, Pakistan. The government has declared that these shanti-towns are “illegal” and wants to shut them down completely. Some of these dwellers have been there for nearly 30 years. A majority of them are women who are illiterate but trying to provide for their uneducated children. Most of the women cannot even write their own names. A number of the dwellers are Muslim men and women, but many come from a very nominal Christian background. Several are displaced in these slums because…

A Lighthouse in Central Asia

Adilet had a comfortable life with his wife and three children. Suddenly, he lost his job and, in the depths of despair, turned to alcohol. His drinking became so severe that his wife and children walked away. A member of the Good News Church began visiting Adilet to share Jesus with him. Adilet angrily threw him out every time yelling, “I am a Muslim and I won’t betray my faith.” But the Christian brother kept coming back and declared, “When things are bad and you ask Jesus to forgive you, then Jesus will help you.” One night, when Adilet was deeply intoxicated and thought…

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