Looking for Recruits

A chaplain who spent 23 years working in federal prisons is the new correctional ministries representative for U.S. Missions Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Ministries. Daniel J. Odean started in the new position after reaching the mandatory Federal Bureau of Prisons retirement age of 57. He succeeds Manuel A. Cordero , who remained in the post … [Read more…]

Fulfilling Forever Families

When June Willett Groom first heard prisoners singing in the stockade of a military base in Germany, she wondered why those men sang “her” songs and hymns. She sat stoically as she listened in the back of the room. “I thought I was better than they were,” June recalls of that day in 1979. But … [Read more…]

Showing Christ to the Campus

University campuses don’t seem to provide much for Christians to be encouraged about these days. Student protests, fraternity initiations turned deadly, and sexual assaults make the headlines. But at Winona State University in Minnesota, the news this fall is more uplifting, thanks to the efforts of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A. Following a summer of … [Read more…]

AG Pastor Freed

Imprisoned Assemblies of God pastor Noe Carias walked to freedom Thursday night, nearly two months after being detained by U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The pastor’s wife, Victoria, and their children, Nylah, 7, and Abraham, 5, ran to hug him outside Adelanto Detention Center in Southern California. Victoria has been raising the children alone … [Read more…]

Reaching the Addicted

Less than a year ago, Crystal was an angry young woman who didn’t really care what happened to her. She didn’t know if God cared either, but in her pain, she cried out to Him that she just couldn’t take it anymore. Growing up, Crystal was abandoned by her parents and moved from foster home … [Read more…]

Puerto Rico District Suffers Dramatic Losses

No water, no lights, no power, and devastation everywhere — that’s the reality for much of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, a deadly category 4 hurricane that struck the island Wednesday and has been called the most powerful to strike Puerto Rico in more than 80 years. The AG Puerto Rico district has suffered significant … [Read more…]

CTS Leads the Charge for European Missions

The nation of Belgium is small, barely half the size of West Virginia, but its influence belies its size. As the seat of the European Union as well as NATO, Belgium remains quietly but firmly on the international stage. Some 11 million Belgians comprise one of the world’s most diverse and secular populations. Prostitution is … [Read more…]

Planting in a Secular Bastion

In the shadow of one of the nation’s top party schools and in a city where two-thirds of the population claim no religious affiliation, a new church plant has entered its second year seeking to increase its influence. For the past 12 months, CityChurch has held services in downtown Iowa City, which has nearly 75,000 … [Read more…]