From China's devastating earthquake to a historical presidential election in the U.S., this year was full of some of the biggest stories impacting the global church.
Click play for a summary of those events from CBN News International Correspondent Gary Lane. Click on the links below for more on each of this year's top CWN stories for 2008.
TOP 2008 CWN STORIES:
1. U.S. Makes History in 2008 Election
This year, the U.S. made history in its presidential election.
2. Christians Help Georgians After Attacks
In August, Russian troops and planes attacked the Republic of Georgia.
3. India's Christians Face Historical Attacks
This year, Christians in Orissa state experienced some of the worst persecution ever in India.
4. Quake Pushes China's Churches to Action
China's churches responded to a monster earthquake that struck Sichuan Province in May.
5. A Look Back at Burma's Cyclone Tragedy
In May, a vicious cyclone tore through Burma killing more than 146,000 people.
6. Israeli Teen Still Recovering After Attack
Ami Ortiz is still recovering, but he's back in school and even playing basketball.