Wednesday, February 28, 2007

God Desires to Bless the Nations

Psalm 67

God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us--that Thy way may be known on the earth, Thy salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise Thee, O God; let all the peoples praise Thee. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for Thou wilt judge the peoples with uprightness, and guide the nations on the earth. Let the peoples praise Thee, O God; let all the peoples praise Thee. The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us. God blesses us, that all the ends of the earth may fear Him.

Planting the Church Where it is Most Needed

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Tigre of Eritrea
Population: 1,101,000
Language: Tigre
Religion: Islam
Evangelical: 0.00%

Monday, February 26, 2007

Planting the Church Where it is Most Needed

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Konda Dhora of India
Population: 273,000
Language: Telugu
Religion: Hinduism
Evangelical: 0.00%

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Unreached People of the Day

Unreached People of the Day

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Sindh of United Kingdom
Population: 26,000
Language: Sindhi
Religion: Hinduism
Evangelical: 0.05%

Flight Attendant Marries Her Work and Passion

Feb. 16: How do you help 500,000 children in 51 countries when you are not the boss, a millionaire or a power broker? As one woman shows NBC's Kerry Sanders, you begin by asking 'why not?'

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - “I'd just like to give you a warm welcome on American Airlines Flight 925 with nonstop service to San Salvador,” says veteran flight attendant Nancy Rivard just before takeoff.

It was 10 years ago when Nancy asked a simple question.

“I'm working on these flights every day, and I would see empty space in the overhead bin, empty space underneath in freight, empty seats, and I thought, why can't we use this to help others?” she says.

Initially, the airline answer was no, but Nancy would not give up. Eventually, she convinced executives any additional costs were outweighed by the greater good.

Today, her Airline Ambassadors International, mostly flight attendants from 12 airlines, travel the world with donated supplies and have helped:

Tsunami victims in Thailand.
The needy in Africa.
Transform a junkyard in Central America into a village.
Connect orphans in El Salvador with Americans.

For orphans like 9-year-old Caitlin Koppenhaver and her classmates, growing up without a family is a horrible pain.

Elaine Osbourne came to comfort hundreds of orphans.
“I used to think maybe I was supposed to take care of many instead of one,” she says.

Sometimes, just showing up is what matters, and which is why the Airline Ambassadors now welcome anyone who wants to help. “They don't have enough human interaction,” says Nancy as she holds an infant orphan in her arms. “We come here every month and just hold these babies.”

What do the ambassadors mean to the people here? “They're angels,” says San Salvador Orphanage Director Matilde de Quintana, “on this very difficult path we take in life.”

All because one flight attendant saw a need, wanted to help, and wouldn't take no for an answer.

© 2007 MSNBC Interactive

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Planting the Church Where it is Most Needed

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Tibetan, Jone of China
Population: 116,000
Language: Choni
Religion: Buddhism
Evangelical: 0.20%
Status: Unreached

China has the most unreached people

China has the largest number of individuals whose primary language does not have Bible portions (181,873,000 individuals).