Despite the danger courageous former rock star turned missionary Fr. Themi Adams has decided to stay put with his flock in Sierra Leone

By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries - 9/8/14 FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (ANS) -- Faced with a widening crisis over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, a courageous rock star turned missionary, Fr. Themi Adams, has cancelled a fund-raising trip to Australia, to be with his flock of about 3,000 families in ...

A Former rock star turned missionary prepares to tackle the Ebola virus that has already killed 660 people in three West Africa states

By Dan WoodingFounder of ASSIST Ministries - 28/7/14 FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (ANS) -- A former Australian rock-star atheist, who found Christ and became a fearless missionary to war-torn Sierra Leone, West Africa, is now preparing for what could be the great challenge of his life. He is Fr. Themi Adams, who was once a member of The Flies, that once ...

Kyrgyzstan: Orthodox Bishop Banned

By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries - 19/7/14 BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (ANS) -- Kyrgyzstan’s State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA) on July 14, 2014, refused registration as missionary to Bishop Feodosy, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kyrgyzstan, Forum 18 News Service has learned. Under the Religion Law, this prevents him from working as a ...

Violence Erupts At Orthodox Mission in Freetown Sierra Leone, which is run by a former Australian rock star

Themi Adams, the courageous  Christian leader today

  By Dan Wooding - 30/6/13 Founder of ASSIST Ministries FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (ANS) -- A revolt broke out recently against the clergy and mission staff at Waterloo Mission in Sierra Leone, which is run by Brother Themi Adams, a former Australia rock star who once toured with the Rolling Stones. “Threats and attacks arose within the mission's compound amongst its own ...

Christians held hostage in Syria

  ASSIST News Service 3/10/2012 In addition to the 150 civilians who were detained earlier, another 130 Christians have been kidnapped in the village of Rableh, in western Syria on the border with Lebanon, by armed gangs in the area, creating a group of 280 hostages. Local sources of Agenzia Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, ...

Eritrea finally slammed for human rights violations

11/7/2012 Eritrea (MNN) ― The conclusion of the 20th United Nations session on Friday meant a historic victory for human rights in Eritrea. The U.N. Human Rights Council officially adopted a resolution on Eritrea and approved a mandate for a Special Rapporteur to report on the rights situation, according to ASSIST News Service. Shipping containers to ...

Iran: Christian Arrests Indicate Renewed Crackdown is Underway

Aidan Clay, ASSIST News Service 22/2/2012 IRAN (ANS) -- In Iran’s 1979 revolution, many Iranians believed that an Islamic-based government would offer the reforms and freedoms they had long sought under the Shah. Thirty-three years later, however, Iranians have grown disillusioned as their government has plunged them into economic stagnation and has isolated them from the international community. ...

Archaeological Evidence for Sodom: Recent Findings Shed Light on Discoveries of ‘Biblical Proportions’

By Brian Nixon Special to ASSIST News Service 9/12/2011 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (ANS) -- There are few events in a person’s life where one can say that they have changed a society’s understanding of history. For Dr. Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, this just may be the case. Upon his recent return from the Tall el-Hammam ...

Explorers Say They’ve Found Pieces of Noah’s Ark

By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries 8/12/2011 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (ANS) -- “It's perhaps one of the most told stories in the Bible. Cartoon sketches of Noah's ark fill children's books, and Hollywood even produced a modern-day adaptation in ‘Evan Almighty. Now, a group of scientists say they've found parts of the biblical ark.” So said Tyler James, ...