12Jul20 Christian News Bulletin

Online church meetings have replaced traditional in-person services across the world, forcing churches to find new digital solutions to reach their communities. The charity Christian Vision (CV) provides free online resources through their website and social media platforms. They have seen a quadrupling of their reach to 182 million people over a 30-day period and more than 17 million individuals have viewed one of CV’s online gospel presentations, introducing them to the person of Jesus Christ. Commenting on this development, Bob Edmiston, Founder and Chairman of Christian Vision, said: “It’s as though God just switched the lights on, and everyone is online during lockdown. People’s lives have been placed on hold and they are looking for answers to life’s biggest questions.”

A growing church planting ministry is having an impact on the surfing community in Northern Portugal. Operation Mobilisation’s Surf Church Porto began in the home of Troy and Michelle Pitney in 2015 with just 6 people. Three years ago, numbers grew to around 80 attendees, forcing the couple to move the church out of their home and into a new location near the beach. Mr Pitney told ASSIST News their vision is to continue planting churches across the country in order to make disciples who go on to disciple others.

Christianheadlines reports that Charlie Daniels, the country/gospel singer and southern rocker who was best known for the 1979 hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia and who also was an outspoken Christian, died last Monday from a stroke. He was 83.