PRAISE AND THANKS IN UKRAINE
According to Mission Network News, the streets of Kiev in Ukraine filled with songs of praise and thanks as approximately 200,000 people gathered to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Many travelled from all four provinces just to be a part of the celebration and to thank God for the freedom to worship and for the freedom to preach the Gospel in their country.
A CHRISTIAN CHARITY SHORTLISTED FOR AWARD
Inspire Magazine reports that a Christian maritime charity has been shortlisted for charity of the year. Sailors’ Society, in its 200th year, will compete against six other organisations at the Charity Times Awards in London on 3rd October. The charity works internationally to provide practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support to the world’s 1.6m seafarers, regardless of background or faith. Their chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 91 ports, with wider projects and services covering 30 countries.
NEW BIBLE TRANSLATION FOR INDONESIA
Indonesia, home of the world’s largest Muslim population, is getting a fresh translation of the Bible. It’s been about 30 years since the last full Bible translation was launched in the country. New Life reports that Biblica is translating the dated version and will present it as a contemporary version using modern idiomatic Indonesian.