Latin America—Spanish Radio Testimony
Vida en Familia Hoy®, the Spanish version of FamilyLife Today®, is continuing to touch lives across the Spanish-speaking world. We received the following testimony from our partners at HCJB (Heralding Christ Jesus’ Blessings) in Quito, Ecuador. A man in Quito was using a company car that had previously been tuned to 89.3, HCJB. When he […]
FamilyLife Global—Training Couples for Out...
by Jayna Richardson FamilyLife has a ministry presence in over one hundred countries around the world. While many of these countries do have full-time FamilyLife staff, in some places the ministry is run by part-time staff or volunteers. All the FamilyLife ministries, with or without staff, rely on teams of volunteers to help share the […]
Nicaragua—The launch of FamilyLife
By Jayna Richardson Orlando and Merce Madrigal, FamilyLife leaders in Costa Rica, have been assisting the FamilyLife ministry in Nicaragua for the past few years, praying that someday God might raise up Nicaraguan leaders to take charge of the ministry and bring growth and revival to the families of Nicaragua. That prayer was recently answered […]
Nigeria—Reaching out through radio
By Jayna Richardson As Islamic fundamentalism increases in parts of Nigeria, it can be a difficult place in which to minister. But that isn’t stopping FamilyLife leaders Ademola and Ajoke Adebiyi. “We will not give up our mandate of sharing the gospel,” says Ademola. “We need more creative ways of penetrating the physical barriers while […]
Ireland—Changing lives and legacies
by Jayna Richardson “My name is Norm; what’s yours?” Norm Patterson sat down next to a man at the back of the bus in Dublin, Ireland. The man was as big as an NFL linebacker and appeared to be around forty years old. “Mine’s Alan, happy to know you,” he said. “Alan, where are you […]
November 2019 Global Newsletter
This issue of the FamilyLife Global newsletter features: Zimbabwe: Reaching a Country for Christ Canada: Bringing Hope to Indigenous Communities Global Radio: Influencing Latin America and Beyond FamilyLife Headquarters Relocation Announcement And more! To download this issue of the newsletter, click here.
Headquarters Relocation Announcement
For more than 43 years, our Little Rock, Arkansas-based ministry has been dedicated to strengthening marriages and families through biblical resources, radio and events. What started as marriage and family training for Cru staff members grew into an international ministry with more than 3 million people attending events, 1.6 million weekly radio listeners, and distribution […]
Global Radio—Influencing Latin America and...
“FamilyLife is mentoring me. We are a country where there are no mentors; there is almost no one to ask deep questions. I thank God this program is helping me.” This came from a listener of the FamilyLife Today® international English radio program. FamilyLife Today can be heard around the world from TWR360.org (which has […]
Canada—Bringing hope to indigenous communi...
In November of 2016, an indigenous couple from a remote community in northern Ontario accepted an invitation to be flown down to attend the Weekend Getaway at Blue Mountain. Unknown to us at the time, they thought their marriage was over. But the weekend put them on the road to reconciliation, so much so that […]
Zimbabwe—Reaching a Country for Christ
A male executive attended a Weekend to Remember® on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. During the weekend, the woman he had come with approached one of the speakers and told her that the material was wonderful and very practical. But she had a confession—the man she’d come to the event with was not her husband. The […]
Ministry Skills Training
“This training has opened my eyes to the vast possibilities to share the life-transforming truth of the gospel by utilizing the compelling materials by FamilyLife!” “We can’t wait to see what God is going to do through this group here!” “We have been wanting this training and opportunity and couldn’t be more excited!” In May […]
“What? Why? Where are you pushing me to?” Krystin Bernandez, 36, had just finished her obstetrician checkup at a hospital and was immediately wheeled into the operating theatre. “The fetus is growing outside of your womb. So sorry, I’m afraid we’ve got to remove it.” Shell-shocked, Krystin broke down and cried. This happened in August […]
Latin America—Parenting Initiative Impact
“I’ve had a habit of abusing my own son because my mother abused me. I heard God’s sweet voice say, ‘You have a new beginning, and you are not your mother.’ Now my heart is flooded by grace for my son and my mother. I forgave my mom, and when I saw her, I felt […]
Canada—No More Divorce Counselling
After 31 years of marriage, Anna and Jeremy (names changed for privacy) were really struggling to find anything whatsoever positive about each other. “My husband and I have been attending marriage counselling (at $200 an hour!) where the big focus was each person following their own dreams, separating their finances and creating their own life […]
Cruisin’ with a mission
This year’s Love Like You Mean It® cruise was an exciting time of strengthening marriages and drawing couples closer to each other and to God. And for 65 couples who chose to volunteer their time, money, and energy to participate in an outreach, it was also a chance to minister and bless the locals of […]
Fiji—Five lessons learned from living over...
For six months our family lived in the South Pacific, specifically, the island country of Fiji. We were there serving on behalf of FamilyLife as volunteers with the Methodist Church of Fiji, to help them strengthen their marriage and family training initiative. Before leaving for Fiji, one of the elders at our church in Arkansas […]
Liberia—The Power of HomeBuilders®
After attending a HomeBuilders® leader training in March 2017, Dennis and Vania Aggrey immediately started their own HomeBuilders group. Six couples joined together to go through Building Your Marriage to Last. As a result of this HomeBuilders group, they saw God do some exciting things! One couple had been together and cohabiting for years. They […]
Ukraine—Small town, big impact
How can one couple in ministry make a difference when sin and brokenness are tearing homes apart at alarming rates? FamilyLife Ukraine volunteers Volodymyr and Olga Shvets are seeing this question answered through their ministry in the Khmelnytskyi region of Ukraine. Although ministering to families can be discouraging work, God is taking the offerings of […]
Latin America—Agora 2018
FamilyLife Global recently had the opportunity to participate in a large gathering of Cru staff and volunteers from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at Agora 2018 in Brazil. Nearly 1,500 people attended, which presented a huge opportunity for introducing FamilyLife strategies and resources to Christian leaders in several countries. Attendees at Agora (which […]
United Arab Emirates: The Launch of FamilyLi...
“Can you please pray for me? I can’t think of anything positive to write to my husband.” This is what one woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said when couples at a Weekend to Remember® were given the task of writing a love letter to their spouses. Application projects throughout the event are often […]
Panama—A Ministry to Police
Jonathan and Hanna Samudio know that police officers face unique challenges in their marriages. For the last few years, they’ve been faithfully ministering to the Metropolitan Police in Panama City through FamilyLife’s Art of Marriage® . . . and they’re seeing powerful results! This ministry began in 2016 when the Samudios were invited by the […]
Ghana: An Answered Prayer
In August 2018, a dream twenty years in the making came true when FamilyLife was officially launched in Ghana. Ralph and Christina Sutherland are volunteers with FamilyLife who had for years hoped and prayed to bring a Weekend to Remember® (WTR) to this West African country. They finally witnessed the fruit of that dream this […]
Multigenerational homes are very common in Fiji. Children in particular often end up living with extended family or friends while school is in session so they can get a good education. This is how Save (pronounced “Sah-vey”) and Bui (“mBoo-ee”), key FamilyLife volunteers within the Methodist church in Fiji, found themselves with six students in […]
China: From Destruction to Redemption
Greg and Lyn Wu* first learned about FamilyLife through attending an Art of Marriage® event in Beijing. Because of the difficulties they were facing in their marriage, particularly in their communication patterns, they didn’t want to go back after the first night. But God was at work in drawing them together and bringing about an […]