Romania: A Face from the Past
by Jayna Richardson Adi and Cristina Tanase were hosting a FamilyLife marriage event in Timișoara, Romania, when Adi looked out into the audience and saw a familiar face smiling back at him. At first, he thought it might be American actor Adrien Brody, but Adi soon discovered this was an acquaintance from his past with […]
Reaching and Resourcing the Arabic-Speaking...
By Jayna Richardson FamilyLife’s vision of “Every home a godly home” is reaching further globally than ever before. With the launch of the new Arabic FamilyLife website, www.arabfamilylife.com, families throughout the Arabic-speaking world now have access to free, biblical materials to strengthen their marriages and learn about Jesus. At a recent leadership conference in the […]
Taiwan—Celebrating Lives Changed
By Jimmy Liu Since 2019, my wife and I have facilitated five Art of Marriage® courses in our city, Taichung, with more than 200 people participating. This course runs at a rather slow pace, with only one session per month. In between the sessions, we meet with each couple or single person to disciple them, […]
Romania—Loving and Serving Parents of Chil...
By Jayna Richardson When Eugen and Nicoleta Ioardache began looking for materials and resources to build up their own relationship, they never dreamed that God would lead them to launch a vibrant family ministry in their area of Romania. What began with using FamilyLife’s resources personally turned into sharing those resources and courses with others, […]
Latin America: Built Up and Sent Out
The powerful results of the Bogotá FamilyLife Congress “When I arrived, my cup was empty. I had no purpose. But with each session and workshop, God filled my cup to overflowing. I leave here with a renewed purpose. Families all around us are pleading for help. Let us not fail them. I leave here ready […]
India/Bangladesh: Lighting a Fire in South A...
by Jayna Richardson This past fall, dozens of key couples in South Asia attended a FamilyLife training event to help them take their marriages to the next level and to equip them for family ministry. These couples were from India—where FamilyLife has a thriving ministry—and from Bangladesh and Nepal, where staff and volunteers with FamilyLife […]
Families on Mission: The Launch of FamilyLif...
By Jayna Richardson “I have shared my faith a lot through the years. To do this with my son was amazing.” “I loved sharing clean physical and living spiritual water with others! It was also a great opportunity for families to be on mission together!” “I saw how the kids on the trip were so […]
Slovenia: Walking by Faith
How men in Slovenia are combining hiking and spiritual growth By Jayna Richardson “The decision to do something about myself and my relationship with God marked a turning point in my life and declared war on a passive life.” This was a comment from one of the men who participated in a prayer hike in […]
Canada—Equipping Indigenous Leaders
By Neil and Sharol Josephson “We want to rewrite history with FamilyLife. We want to do what the residential schools didn’t do… teach couples to be a husband and a wife, a father and a mother.” –Kirby James, a First Nations speaker for FamilyLife Canada. This might be the most inspiring and exciting thing we’ve […]
August 2022 Global Newsletter
This issue of the FamilyLife Global newsletter features: Ukraine: Shining a Light in the Darkness of War Egypt: A FamilyLife Launch Sixteen Years in the Making Latin America: The Journey of Spanish Translations And more! To download this issue of the newsletter, click here.
Ukraine—Shining a Light in the Darkness of...
by Jayna Richardson February 24, 2022 was a day Ukrainians will never forget. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought fear and uncertainty to much of the world, but especially to those who have been displaced from their homes and their country. As tensions and warfare between Russia and Ukraine drag on, the crisis has led […]
Egypt: A FamilyLife Launch Sixteen Years in...
By Jayna Richardson Sixteen years ago, an American couple, Warren and Ann Abrameit, relocated to the Middle East to serve as medical missionaries. While in Qatar, they used FamilyLife materials (translated into Arabic) to also conduct marriage and family ministry, but the work was difficult and discouraging. When they returned home to the US a […]
Latin America—The Journey of Spanish Trans...
By Roger Dye and Jayna Richardson “My wife and I came here with no hope. We were not going to get divorced, but we haven’t had any joy in our marriage for several years. We were just resigned to a marriage without happiness. But what you have taught us this week has given us a […]
US Hispanic Ministry—A Tale of Two Couples
By Jayna Richardson When Paola Jairala received Christ in 2005, she began hoping and praying that her husband would have the same experience. She didn’t have to wait long—one month later, Javico met the Lord as well. “We both thought that everything was going to change and that we would be happy forever!” says Paola. […]
UK: Bringing hope to Farsi-speaking communit...
by Christine Daniel Kia and Negin, born in Iran and now living in the UK, are passionate about helping people from the Farsi-speaking community. Their story has had its ups and downs, but they’ve seen God’s faithfulness in their lives and ministry. Negin grew up in a Muslim family in Iran. Her father died […]
China—Reaching Thousands through Video
By Suzy Brown Jennifer and Abe, FamilyLife volunteers and trained Weekend to Remember® Mandarin speakers, have felt the void in the past two years with COVID restrictions and strong religious persecution in their country. But what to do? With the number of divorces reaching over 41% in Shanghai alone, and many people feeling the drift […]
Latin America: Paying it Forward
By Jayna Richardson Eduardo and Diana Rivadeneira never could have predicted the path God had planned for them. After ten years of marriage, their relationship was broken. Years of alcohol, drugs, and infidelity had led them to separate. But everything changed when they turned to Jesus in the midst of their hopelessness and placed him […]
China: A family transformed
By Mr. Duan, translated by Will Brown We have been married for over sixteen years now, and it is only by God’s grace that we are still together. Before I trusted in the Lord, many times the thought came into my mind, “I want to divorce my wife.” Even though I had these thoughts often, […]
Central America—Training Men who are Stepp...
by Jayna Richardson When the Church of God denomination in Central America began looking for materials to strengthen their outreaches to families and men, they came across FamilyLife, and an effective partnership was formed. Within the last nine months, around 300 men in leadership within the Church of God in seven Central American countries have […]
By Jayna Richardson After thirty years of listening to couples and working with pastors, FamilyLife Canada recognized a common gap in marriage ministry. Many churches offer both pre-marital counselling and crisis intervention, but little is offered for those in between who could use encouragement, wise input, and practical help. That’s where Marriage Mentoring comes in! […]
Moldova—Faith, Family, and Fun
by Jayna Richardson FamilyLife Moldova’s family camps provide an opportunity for families to spend time together and create fun memories—but playing games isn’t the only goal. The activities also include marriage enrichment for the parents, Bible stories for the kids, and opportunities to hear and respond to the gospel. The FamilyLife team is seeing God […]
New Zealand—A front-row view of transforma...
By Jayna Richardson “My marriage was on the verge of ending. We have hope now.” This is what one couple shared recently following a Weekend to Remember® in Taupo, New Zealand. The couple had been considering divorce and had very little hope for their marriage, but the event changed everything. This is just one of […]
FamilyLife Global: Side by Side
By Jayna Richardson “I really like seeing all the different couples from around the world… it inspires me and reminds me that I am not alone is this mission of reaching families.” FamilyLife partners and volunteers from across the globe were encouraged and equipped during FamilyLife Global’s first ever virtual summit over the summer. The […]