Do you find yourself gripped by crippling anxiety when you watch the news at night?

It’s filled with bloody, violent images of war, or terrorism, or of another mass shooting. The reports are rife with economic woes- the failing economy, joblessness, homelessness, or corrupt public officials being sent to trial or already on their way to jail. And not even the commercials give you any reprieve- one after another, they are selling drugs to the masses cautioning of the endless multitude of diseases you could acquire or already have.

And guess what? It’s all based on fear. That’s an actual sales and marketing tactic- whether real or imagined, fear is used to terrify and motivate the public. News stations use it to sell advertising and grow their media following, and businesses regularly manipulate basic fears to boost their bottom lines.
I’m not saying that the things they talk about don’t or won’t happen to you; in fact, they might! But what we are completely missing in this equation is God.

Who do you think puts those fears in our hearts? It’s the act of our enemy. The devil wants our lives to be robbed of meaning, and happiness and most of all, hope.

He revels in our anxiety- it feeds his evil purpose here on Earth.

So what do we do to combat this onslaught- human and otherworldly, which day by day breaks us down little by little?

We remember that God has given us a powerful tool to overcome it all- it is hope and prayer.
Stay vigilant with your prayer practice. Surround yourself and the ones you love with clouds of positive prayer and most importantly, do not lose HOPE!

We are not made for this world. If it feels strange to you, confusing at times, unjust- that’s because we were never meant for this place. We are only in the foyer of a great house, at the precipice of a glorious kingdom, and if we can remember that God has truly given us a hope and a future, we will pass through the gates and finally be home.

So the next time you see the outside world bent on filling you with fear, attempting to scare you from your true purpose- shut it down. Shut off the TV or the radio, walk away and submit yourself in the kind of prayer that makes our enemy shake with fear. Pray and feel the smile of God shine down upon you and the ones you love.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11(NIV)

Leave a Reply

Close

Refugee Assistance

Medical Assistance

Professional Training

Community development

Discipleship

Small Business Initiatives

Women’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Volunteering Opportunities

Leadership Training

BRAZIL | Colombo – PR | Headquarters

MORE’s Global Headquarter is located in Colombo, in the state of Paraná in Southern Brazil. From this location we coordinate international projects and provide support to our missionaries.

In Colombo, MORE has a Mission Training School, that is focused on equipping Christians that have the calling to go into missions and help the Suffering Church. MORE also hosts refugees that are unable to stay in their countries due to religious persecution or war.

 

Uganda

In operation since August 2014, MORE Uganda has helped run an ESL School in partnership with a Norwegian organization Refugee Alliance. MORE’s team visits periodically refugee resettlement camps providing support and identifying best ways to implement development projects

 

Southeast Asia

MORE Southeast Asia’s efforts are focused on refugee assistance and resettlement and community development initiatives with local Christians. Our base provides support and refuge to Christians of surrounding nations that are undergoing persecution.

 

Middle East

MORE Middle East started in 2014 with the goal to strengthen the suffering church in the region and to provide support to christians fleeing persecution and looking for refuge. 

MORE has small business initiatives aimed at helping Christians find work and dignity. There is also a dental and medical clinic for the community. MORE’s missionaries do on going visits to nearby refugee camps to provide discipleship and relief. 

 

USA

MORE USA started in 2016 with the purpose to raise awareness about the suffering church with the american church and to build partnerships that will help support MORE’s global projects.

Nepal

MORE Nepal works in partnership with other organizations and local churches. Our team is located in Kathmandu, the capital and visits the interior of the country periodically. MORE’s work has been concentrated mainly in the provinces of Dolakha and Sindhupalchok, which were deeply affected by the 2015 Earthquake.Nosso objetivo é desenvolver projetos que visem à recuperação da agricultura de subsistência – principal fonte de renda destas populações. A partir deste trabalho será possível promover meios de geração de renda para os camponeses por meio do comércio e exportação.

The goal for this location is to develop projects with local farmers to recover their land and subsistence, which is their main source of incone. As a result of this work, MORE believes we will be able to provide more income and support to the local communities.

Italy

Since early 2015 MORE Italy has been providing support to refugee resettlement projects and working alongside the Italian church. MORE Italy’s director has been working with refugee initiatives since 2011.

Our goal is to raise awareness amongst the Italian church to the reality of the Suffering church and the refugees that are arriving at the Italian shores daily.

Haiti

MORE started as a response to the Haiti earthquake in 2010. After the emergency aid that was provided, MORE started it’s base with the focus to develop mid and long term recovering projects around the nation in partnership with local Haitian churches.

MORE Haiti has a Community Development School that is provided free of charge and is a training program to our Small Business initiatives which hold three core principles: financial investment, people development, and discipleship. Our program with those that want to participate in our school and small business initiatives lasts eighteen months. MORE Haiti also has ongoing projects with a local orphanage and a music school (REMIX School) .

Guinea Bissau

MORE Guinea Bissau is working in partnership with House Emanuel, a local orphanage. Our missionaries have been discipling and equipping teenagers and local children, many of which have never left the orphanage compound.

Colombia

More Colombia started in late 2014. Most of it’s efforts are related to Small Business initiative in the rural area. In partnership with local churches MORE has also been providing support to internally displaced refugees that are running away from guerrillas and the internal conflict that has been ongoing for decades.

 

Central Asia

MORE Central Asia is providing support to Christians that are suffering persecution due to local regimes. Our missionaries have been encouraging and discipling local leadership.

 

Sertão

In 2015, MORE started a new base in the northeastern region of Brazil in the deep drylands. In partnership with other missions, MORE has started small business initiatives to provide income and discipleship to families. As a result, a toy factory and a guitar factory are now in operation.