Igloos in Hawaii

They live on beaches, in parks, at bus stops, beneath highway underpasses, and even in airports throughout the tropical paradise of Hawaii. At night, they sleep on sidewalks. The Hawaiian Islands have one of the highest homeless rates in the U.S., and each year the numbers grow. Last fall, Gov. David Ige issued a state … [Read more…]

SAGU Named a 2016 Top Online Bible College

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) was recently named to Bestcolleges.com’s “2016 Top Online Bible Colleges” list and was noted for its broad selection of degrees and programs offered. SAGU offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campus or online as well as fast-track, which combines bachelor’s and master’s degree classes … [Read more…]

Covering the Missionaries

Growing up under the influence of grandparents Charity and Ruth Harris, who were pioneer missionaries in Tanzania, Jonathan Watson, lead pastor of Bella Vista Assembly of God in Arkansas, dreamed of emulating the life they led on the mission field. While attending Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, however, he says he received a clear … [Read more…]

Appalachian Awakening Endures

A spiritual awakening that has led to an estimated 3,000 conversions and appears poised to last through the summer is creating continuing enthusiasm among Assemblies of God churches in southern West Virginia. “The past six weeks our Sunday morning services have been more spiritual,” says Terry Blankenship, pastor of Victory Christian Center Church in Lenore. … [Read more…]

Missions Construction Team Powered by Women

Maybe it’s the sparkle of her rings, the glimmering of her polished nails, or perhaps the bangles on her wrist, but whatever it is, some people can’t help but express a bit of surprise when 64-year-old Linda Webb, the Potomac Ministry Network Women’s director, is introduced as the lead for a missions construction team! What’s … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — May 19, 1945

Minnie Abrams (1859-1912), in many ways, was a typical woman in the American Midwest in the late nineteenth century. However, everything changed when she heeded God’s call to the mission field. Abrams was reared on a farm in rural Minnesota and, in her early twenties, became a schoolteacher. After a few years in the classroom, … [Read more…]