Feeling Alone? God is Near

Are you aware of the presence of God around you? Maybe you are thinking about that amazing time at church or that prayer time at church camp. We make comments like, “God was near,” or “God seemed so real.” Such thoughts help us to be aware of the presence of God around us. The Bible … [Read more…]

BGMC — For Kids Ages 2 to 92 — and Counting

When most people hear the acronym, BGMC (Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge) they typically think of preschool and elementary-age kids who have a heart for helping missionaries. But that’s not Wade Presley’s view — he believes that just because he is no longer elementary age it shouldn’t mean he can’t be a BGMC fanatic. Fortunately … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Feb. 17, 1923<br />

Lilian B. Yeomans (1861-1942), a Canadian physician, became one of the most prominent healing evangelists in the early Pentecostal movement. Her remarkable ministry resulted from her own deliverance from the downward spiral of drug addiction. After she found spiritual and physical healing in the power of Jesus Christ, she committed herself to introducing others to the … [Read more…]

Puerto Rico Needs Help

Puerto Rico Assemblies of God Superintendent Iván De La Torre is extending an invitation. “We have the logistics in place to rebuild,” De La Torre told PE News. “Now we’re ready to receive help.” Such a declaration has been a long time coming in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the worst natural disaster in 90 … [Read more…]

More Women Heed Calling

There are a record number of credentialed women ministers in the U.S. Assemblies of God, 9,142 according to the most recent statistics. That represents an increase from just 6,502 a decade ago. The ratio of women ministers in the Fellowship also is at an all-time high, 24.3 percent, a rise from 19.2 percent 10 years … [Read more…]

Hitting the Speedway for Fine Arts

On Sunday, Feb. 18, nearly every person of an anticipated sell-out crowd of more than 100,000 people at the Daytona International Speedway will be eager to hear the iconic words, “Drivers, start your engines.” But long before the 750-plus horsepower cars start speeding down the Daytona 500 straightaways at nearly 200 mph, multiple thousands of … [Read more…]

Equipping for Service

At the age of 8, Debby Z. Green of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, lost sight in one of her eyes due to uveitis, an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye that can cause blindness. The disease gradually robbed her of vision in both eyes. Green learned braille and how to walk with a mobility cane … [Read more…]

The Muslim World: Opportunity and Revival<br />

Whether the source is a headline or a social media post, information concerning Islam confronts us daily. Issues are complex, numbers are contradictory, and opinions are charged. At Global Initiative — AG World Missions’ ministry to Muslims — issues, numbers, and opinions are taken seriously, examined and evaluated from a biblical perspective. Global Initiative (GI) … [Read more…]

Reaching the Reservation

An Assemblies of God church in South Dakota close to a Native American reservation has grown into a multicultural congregation, thanks in part to an expansion of its facilities, which are used for community outreach. In 2011, Family Life Assembly of God in Sisseton began using a 17,500-square-foot addition, which took five years to complete … [Read more…]