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Over the last few days, Assemblies of God personnel have made several reports of AG families being caught in harm's way and tragedy resulting.

Late last week, AG workers in the Middle East reported two young brothers from the Lighthouse School in Gaza were killed when a missile from an F-16 jet fighter hit their home.

In Iraq, increasing chaos surrounds believers as a militant group known as the Islamic State (previously known as ISIS) tightens its grip in and around the city of Mosul. All Christians have been ordered to leave the city (leaving all of their property behind) or be executed.

Reports are that many fleeing families were stopped at checkpoints and stripped of money and personal possessions. It is believed most Christian families have now fled Mosul.

Then, over the weekend, Dutch officials released the names of passengers from the Netherlands who were aboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was reportedly shot down over the Ukraine, with no survivors.

Among the passengers were Arnoud Huizen, his wife, and their 2-year-old daughter. Arnoud was a former student at Azusa Theological Seminary in Amsterdam. He worked with Chi Alpha at Free University in Amsterdam and did an internship with Teen Challenge.

Tim Southerland, area director of Northwestern Europe, states, "Arnoud was a diligent student who loved the Lord. His death is a great loss to the Dutch Assemblies of God and also among the missionary family who knew and loved him."

Two women from AG churches in Indonesia were also killed.

"Our hearts go out to families and individuals who are suffering in the collateral damage of the civil conflicts taking place throughout the world," says AG General Superintendent George O. Wood. "These trying times afford a challenge to the church of Jesus Christ to offer comfort to the suffering and convey the compassion, love and message of Christ wherever we can."

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Global University’s Berean School of the Bible launches curriculum on e-Pubs

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PM CST

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Global University, a fully accredited distance education university of the Assemblies of God located in Sprignfield, Missouri, has launched its Berean School of the Bible courses in additional electronic versions in English.  

According to Wade Pettenger, vice president for Information Technology for Global, the university now has Berean School of the Bible courses in multiple digital formats, including the Logos Digital Library System, Kindle and e-Pub format.

"The new e-Pub format allows our students to study a Berean course on virtually any device, including smart phones and tablets," says Pettenger. "This includes both iOS and Android devices, which all support the software for reading these courses."

Pettenger adds that depending on the type of software used, students can use bookmarks, navigate the table of contents, highlight sections of content, access Bible passages, correct self-diagnostic quizzes and make personal notes.

Enrolled students can access the new e-Pub courses on Global University's mobile website.

According to Vice Provost Randy Hedlun, all but three courses out of the 27 ministerial courses are available in these electronic formats. Dr. Hedlun adds that publishing these electronic courses is yet another effort to continue providing accessibility to Global University students.

For more information about Global University, see its website or on Facebook.

Authors: Roberto Ponce

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