ASIA

Dispatch from Pattaya

Dispatch from Pattaya

By Nations Media“I was in a bar recently and a john told me, ‘Pattaya is where people go to die.’” The bar that Dianna Bautista refers to is one of hundreds in Pattaya’s red light district. These bars are not just bars, but also brothels—places to purchase illicit...

Forty Years a Survivor: A Story of Suffering and Freedom

Forty Years a Survivor: A Story of Suffering and Freedom

By Hetta Hansen Joe Kong was qualified on all accounts to be killed by the Khmer Rouge. As an educated, high-ranking government official, he and his young family were targeted by the invading communist party. It was 1970 and the Cambodian genocide had just begun. Joe...

Dispatch: Persecution in Nepal

Dispatch: Persecution in Nepal

By Nations MediaIn October of 2017, Nepal's president signed a law criminalizing religious conversion. The law, which takes effect August 2018, prohibits religious conversion and restricts any person from encouraging conversion. The offense is punishable by up to five...

Into the Darkness

Into the Darkness

By Annelise JolleyWelcome to Pattaya On a humid Friday night, we are walking into the heart of Pattaya’s red light district. The air pulses with sound and heat. Bass thumps from deep within each bar and neon signs announce cheap beer, massages, and friendly girls....

Free the Oppressed

Free the Oppressed

By Brianna LantzSecret soldiers. Commandos for Jesus. Doctors Without Borders but with guns. I did my research. I had heard the Free Burma Rangers described as these things and more. I spent most of my 24-hour flight skimming news articles, reading up on history, and...

AFRICA

How to Carry Heavy Stories

How to Carry Heavy Stories

By Victoria HouserThe first time I read about the Rwandan genocide, it was like walking into a dark theater in the middle of a horror movie when I thought I had bought tickets for a tidy historical documentary. I couldn’t look away. Stories of violence began to...

Precious Kids Center in Kitale, Kenya

Precious Kids Center in Kitale, Kenya

By Easton Kawawaki Sammy Hammork visited Kenya for the first time when she was sixteen. Over the following years, she returned to serve children with disabilities during her summer breaks from college. Originally from Southern California, Sammy eventually moved to...

Empowered to Love

Empowered to Love

By Kayla CervenkaIt was on a Monday that I made the journey through treacherous Kampala traffic and arrived at the Empower-A-Child offices nestled within the city’s maze of roads. I was ushered into an office, a relief from the unrelenting Ugandan heat. I sat gazing...

Alternate Routes: Hospitality

Alternate Routes: Hospitality

By Megan SextonEditor’s Note: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or apathetic when faced with the sheer volume of need in our world. Writing a check or volunteering with a local organization are important steps to walking in justice, but they’re not the only steps....

EUROPE

Stubborn Hope

Stubborn Hope

By Brianna Lantz How does a man go from the intent to kill a pastor and burn a church to the ground, to caring for orphans and seeking spiritual revival? What makes him stick around for the long haul when everyone else is fleeing the nation? What compels a person to...

MIDDLE EAST

The Repatriated Missionary

The Repatriated Missionary

By AnonymousAmerica shields us from suffering and bombards us with pleasure, but the two years I spent with Iranian refugees in Turkey shattered that bubble. Returning from that level of intensity and suffering was—and still is—a challenge. Persian voices ring in my...

“Welcome to Our Boiling Times”

“Welcome to Our Boiling Times”

By Nations MediaAfter Mosul's liberation, a monk's view from the monastery     Overlooking the Nineveh Plains, fifteen miles from Mosul, a fortress-like monastery clings to the crags of Mount Alfaf. Since 363 AD the structure has watched over the land,...

Dispatch from Iraq

Dispatch from Iraq

By Nations MediaAfter Sixteen Months, a Reunion with the Rescued In the first volume of Nations Journal we introduced you to Dave Eubank, a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Ranger officer and founder of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a humanitarian service movement...

Mark and Jan Foreman Interview: Think Orphan

Mark and Jan Foreman Interview: Think Orphan

By Nations MediaThink Orphan, recently sat down for an interview with Mark and Jan Foreman, featured in Nations Foundation film, "Iraq: A Forgotten Hope". Listen to the podcast here for more details about: Why Mark felt led to make the film, “Iraq: The Forgotten...

Unmaking Violence, Waging Peace

Unmaking Violence, Waging Peace

By Erica GriffithPhoto by: Janssen Powers By: Erica Griffith A world at peace is a lovely sentiment. Joyful communities doing fulfilling work and caring for one another; no one lacking, violence banished and anger dissipated. But sometimes that’s all it feels like: a...

Courage to Witness

Courage to Witness

By Brianna LantzIn Volume Two we introduced you to Jacqueline Isaac, a California-based attorney and human rights advocate who defends persecuted Christians and Yazidis. For nearly two years Jacqueline has advocated for the establishment of an international court to...

NORTH AMERICA

Witnesses, Not Saviors: An Interview with Dr. Gaynor Yancey

Witnesses, Not Saviors: An Interview with Dr. Gaynor Yancey

By Nations MediaAt the intersection of social work and ministry, where mission meets spiritual formation, you’ll find Dr. Gaynor Yancey. An expert in social welfare policy and congregational and community development, Dr. Yancey has been galvanizing church and student...

Beacon: Mexico City

Beacon: Mexico City

As we talked about the spiritual landscape of Mexico City, Joshua and Naomi spoke of an awakening they’ve witnessed over the last five years.

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