Treasures Discovery

During her first week at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Monique A. Calderón’s grandfather died. His death changed everything. The only man who had loved and protected her was gone. Without him, Calderón says, ongoing physical, emotional, and verbal abuse perpetuated by another male relative destroyed her sense of self-worth.   “No longer was … [Read more…]

Game Changer

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of PE News articles on people in the Assemblies of God under the age of 20 who are making an impact in their communities. At age 18 and with 20 hours of Advanced Placement credits racked up at the outset of his freshman college year, Jeremy Ryan … [Read more…]

Leading in Divisive Times

Dr. Kent Ingle is the president of Southeastern University and author of Framework Leadership, available now for pre-order.  As pastors and leaders of Christian communities in the United States, we are currently faced with a divisive season in America. Political polarization has reached its peak. And, as a result, our congregations are entrenched into their … [Read more…]

LFTL Helps Women "Say Hello"

Muslim women make up 10 percent of the world’s population — standing should-to-shoulder, they would wrap around the world at least 11 times — and nearly all of them have never heard a clear presentation of the gospel.  Lynda Hausfeld, the founder and director of Say Hello: Serving Muslim Women, says the solution to reaching … [Read more…]

Bouncing Back from Twin Tragedies

Cynthia Mitsue Ishihara wants to assure potential converts that the Christian life isn’t just about peace, love, and contentment. Christians must withstand heartache and pain, and Ishihara has endured her share of both this year. Ishihara’s husband, Abraham, started Calstar Assembly of God in San Jose, California, in 1985. Over the years, the church engaged … [Read more…]

A Gift to the Region

The crowds flocking to Sunday evening’s young adult services are already jamming the parking lot at Bakersfield City Center. But the vision Canyon Hills Assembly of God has for this Southern California development go far beyond revitalizing a defunct Montgomery Ward department store. The megachurch’s plans include remodeling the 165,000-square-foot facility so it can serve … [Read more…]

A Survivor's Victory

The trauma of combat wounds represents a long-term battle for many veterans. Survivors endure much torment. Roger Helle, executive director of Teen Challenge of the Mid-South (TCMS) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, relates well to men and women trapped in various addictions. As one who suffered serious war wounds, the U.S. Marine veteran understands their pain and … [Read more…]