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New census shows Christianity spreading in Burma

Burma | Amid persecution and poverty, pastors work to share the gospel
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 8/08/16, 12:34 pm

The spread of the gospel has faced huge obstacles in Burma, including bloody civil war, violence against ethnic minorities, and radical Buddhist opposition. In spite of all that, Christianity has grown in Burma (also called Myanmar), according to new figures.

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Family killed in crash on way to missionary training

Tragedy | Mother and father of three planned to spread the gospel in Japan
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/05/16, 01:23 pm

This weekend, members and friends of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis will gather for an event nearly unimaginable a week ago: the funeral service for a family of five killed in a car accident on their way to train for missionary service to Japan.

Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, died with their children last Sunday morning when a truck driver rammed into their minivan on a Nebraska highway. The impact killed Jamison, Kathryne, and their children: Ezra, 3; Violet, 23 months; and Calvin, 2½ months old.

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Barbie Savior

'Barbie Savior' pokes fun at millennial missionaries

by Molly Hulsey
Posted 6/01/16, 04:43 pm

Her name is Barbie Savior. Her tagline: “Jesus. Adventures. Africa. Two worlds. One love. Babies. Beauty. Not qualified. Called. 20 years young. It’s not about me … but it kind of is.” 

With nearly 100,000 followers, the Barbie Savior satirical Instagram account has touched a nerve. Her two anonymous twenty-something creators—who say they formerly shared Barbie’s “white savior complex”—wanted to spur self-absorbed millennials to think about their motives for volunteering.

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