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Death-defying acts of kindness

North Korea | Aid workers in North Korea plan to keep right on working
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/12/17, 09:13 pm

It feels like a minefield all its own to venture a single sentence in print about North Korea. In the era of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, whatever line might be true one moment may change—dramatically, catastrophically—before the ink has dried.

But there are people whose job and calling is to keep right on working while the heads of state rage on.

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American missionary honored for ‘peace work’ in Colombia

Missions | Russell Stendal spent 32 years working to bring Christ to FARC guerrillas
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 1/30/17, 11:15 am

As Marxist rebels in Colombia demobilize and begin reintegrating into society, a global evangelical organization is highlighting the work of one American missionary who dedicated his life to ministry among the guerrillas.

First Step Forum founder Johan Candelin applauded Russell Martin Stendal’s “extraordinary peace work for 32 years” among the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), World Watch Monitor reported.

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U.S. missionary kidnapped in Niger

Missions | Jeffrey Woodke is the first American kidnapped from the Western Africa country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/17/16, 11:24 am

Gunmen kidnapped an American missionary from his home in central Niger over the weekend and killed two other people. The incident is the first reported kidnapping of an American in the region.

On Friday night, the attackers stormed into Jeffery Woodke’s home in the town of Abalak, killing his guard and housekeeper, Niger’s interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The armed men, driving a white Toyota Hilux pickup truck, took Woodke and headed across the desert toward Mali.

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