A Deaf Church Sees God Speak

Little Tom Jackson says when the Holy Spirit began impressing the need to learn sign language upon him, he didn’t know why. Out of obedience, Jackson bought some books and learned as many words as possible. Then he says the Holy Spirit nudged him to go back to college, and he enrolled in an American … [Read more…]

Living at the Crossroads

Marc Turnage, the executive director of the Assemblies of God Center for Holy Lands Studies, provides a regular column to PE News that offers deep and sometimes surprising insight into the Word of God through close examination of the culture of the day, biblical sites, and archaeological records. In this article, he reveals how God’s … [Read more…]

Reaching the Hmong Through the Airways

Following almost a year of living in refugee camps, Gia Tou Lee, his wife, four children, mother, and brother arrived in Wisconsin in April 1976 from their native Laos. Lee, his wife, May Lee, and their children had no familiarity with Christianity while living in Laos. In Wisconsin, every Sunday they began attending the Lutheran … [Read more…]

Help on the Outside

Second of two parts. Caring Christians are committed to helping the record number of American incarcerated women make a successful transition back into society once they are free. Retired Assemblies of God Chaplain Pamela E. Moore is preparing to open a 10-bed transitional home for released women. The faith-based Sanctuary House Ministries in Camden, New … [Read more…]

All the Gospel into All the World

Last week, thousands gathered at Allison Park Church in Pittsburgh. They came to celebrate the realization of a God-given dream. Lead pastor Jeff Leake was driven by a passion to bring the gospel to some of the most “unchurched” areas of the U.S. He made an audacious goal of planting 100 churches. The 100th church … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — June 3, 1944

What can Pentecostals learn from John Wesley (1703-91), the founder of Methodism? Wesley, an Anglican priest in England, helped to lay the foundation for large segments of the evangelical and Pentecostal movements. Despite living in a nation that identified as Christian, he recognized that most people did not have saving faith. He pioneered new evangelism … [Read more…]

More Women Behind Bars

First of two parts. More American women are incarcerated — and being released from correctional facilities — than ever before, providing an unprecedented opportunity for churchgoers to help break a pattern of repeated imprisonment. Nationwide, more than one million adult women are locked up, on parole, or on probation. Overall, women represent only 7.2 percent of … [Read more…]

A Sign in the Ashes

Tragedy struck when an apartment building near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, caught fire. Fortunately, no one died; however, the building was completely destroyed. One tenant, July, was a visiting Chinese scholar who had become friends with U.S. Assemblies of God Missions’ Linda Seiler, a Chi Alpha Campus Ministries missionary. Seiler met July at … [Read more…]