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News, essays and press releases on MissionsBox.org provide our readers with insights and prayer points into how nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government entities and other relevant people are responding to the world around them that’s often filled with negative news.


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More than 500,000 Decisions for Christ in Tanzania Multi-City Crusade

TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA – Christ for All Nations (CfaN) just wrapped up its second “Operation Decapolis” campaign in Africa, where they documented 519,498 decisions for Christ. The six-week outreach culminated in 5 mass Gospel campaigns held simultaneously in the cities of Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, and Tunduma across the East African nation of Tanzania. The… Continue reading More than 500,000 Decisions for Christ in Tanzania Multi-City Crusade

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Military Couple Finds Faith, Hope in Marriage

SAMARITAN LODGE, ALASKA – Through Operation Heal Our Patriots, Marine Gunnery Sergeant David Mercado learned that God could heal their marriage and give them real hope. David Mercado, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, Ret.: I did one deployment in Afghanistan. We used to do a lot of security details. You name it, they stuck us on it.… Continue reading Military Couple Finds Faith, Hope in Marriage

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Open Doors Revisits Nigerian Widow Rose

NIGERIA – Last summer, Open Doors shared the story of Rose from Nigeria. Her husband, a pastor, had been murdered by Fulani militants. Their partners recently visited her again and she told them, despite her troubles: “The Lord has not forsaken me.” When Open Doors met Rose in June 2020, we found a woman who… Continue reading Open Doors Revisits Nigerian Widow Rose

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World Day Against Human Trafficking: July 30 Spotlight on America

NEW YORK – The World Day Against Human Trafficking is observed annually on July 30. Despite the official observation, the vast majority of Americans will not be aware of the special day and its events. It’s unlikely that many will even give the subject matter a second thought. That’s probably not because they do not… Continue reading World Day Against Human Trafficking: July 30 Spotlight on America

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Promise Keepers Builds Momentum, Reaches Men from 25 Nations and Across the Country Through Conference at AT&T Stadium

DALLAS — July 16 and 17 saw the dawn of a new era as Promise Keepers (PK), the men’s ministry founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney and known for its massive stadium events, held its 2021 Conference for Men at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The two-day event featured everything that men… Continue reading Promise Keepers Builds Momentum, Reaches Men from 25 Nations and Across the Country Through Conference at AT&T Stadium

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Loving South Sudan In Deed And Truth

TONJ, SOUTH SUDAN – According to the World Watch List, the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011 left both countries in chaos. This was especially true on a personal level for thousands of Christians who were starving, killed, injured, or displaced during attempts to force Sudan to become an Islamic state. Sabet Kuj… Continue reading Loving South Sudan In Deed And Truth

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TEL Evangelism

CEDAR HILL, TX – Elgin and Dorothy Taylor became the first African-American missionaries to Japan in 1959. Their 23 years on the island of Okinawa were merely the beginning of their 55 years of service in foreign missions. Following a brief retirement due to health reasons, the couple returned to missionary work, founding TEL International… Continue reading TEL Evangelism

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Advancing the Gospel in the Age of Modern Media

BURBANK, CA – It took a book written in 1986 to awaken Christians to the need for a new approach to foreign missions. That book was Revolution in World Missions. As Great Britain and colonizing countries began granting wholesale independence to former members of their commonwealths, those nations were forming a new wave of nationalism… Continue reading Advancing the Gospel in the Age of Modern Media

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Tanzania Operation Decapolis: The Fields are White for Harvest

ORLANDO, FL — Christ for All Nations (CfaN) just wrapped up its second “Operation Decapolis” campaign in Africa, where they documented 519,498 decisions for Christ! The staggering numbers are the result of six weeks of evangelism throughout East Africa, culminating in 5 Mass Gospel Campaigns held simultaneously in the cities of Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro,… Continue reading Tanzania Operation Decapolis: The Fields are White for Harvest

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Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

TURKEY — Kouroush* is an Iranian Christian now living in Turkey, after he fled to escape persecution, leaving everything behind. We hear how, with Open Doors’ support, he is now opening a Center of Hope to help care for fellow refugees. Kouroush*, name changed for security purposes: “I didn’t murder anyone. I didn’t steal anything.… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

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Military Couples Transformed in Alaska

ALASKA — Retired Army Sgt. Edgar Aguilar’s PTSD was destroying his marriage to Edith who was emotionally spent. But when they attended Operation Heal Our Patriots at Samaritan Lodge Alaska, God brought restoration and healing to their lives and to their marriage. When you get married to a soldier, especially when you’re young, you really… Continue reading Military Couples Transformed in Alaska

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The Loving Response of The Great Passion Play to the Vandalization of Christ of the Ozarks

EUREKA SPRINGS, AR – Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs’ streets are lined with Victorian homes and buildings hugging cliff sides, one-of-a-kind shops, fine dining, art galleries, bed & breakfasts, cabins, and much more. Eureka Springs is a National Historic Site that has been called the ‘Stairstep Town’ because of its steep terrain and… Continue reading The Loving Response of The Great Passion Play to the Vandalization of Christ of the Ozarks

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Reaching England’s Unchurched Students

LEEDS, ENGLAND — Church of England parishes are to form new congregations aimed at reaching unchurched young adults and students in several parts of the country. A series of grants to help fund the projects has been awarded as part of the Church of England’s programme of Renewal and Reform. St Augustine’s church in Leeds… Continue reading Reaching England’s Unchurched Students

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Nick Hall to Host ‘God Lives Here Oakland’ Prayer Walk and Worship Rally

OAKLAND, CA — Nick Hall, evangelist and founder of Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, will host “God Lives Here Oakland,” a prayer walk beginning at City Hall and ending with a worship rally at Lake Merritt on July 16. Similar to events hosted in Houston and at the Southern Border earlier this month, “God Lives… Continue reading Nick Hall to Host ‘God Lives Here Oakland’ Prayer Walk and Worship Rally

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The Story of Heartbeat International

TAMPA, FL – The vision for Heartbeat International formed when Federico Alfaro, a young doctor who had recently completed his residency at Baylor University, was in Guatemala and presented the case of a 17-year-old boy who had a serious heart block. A heart block occurs when the electrical signals that control your heartbeat malfunction. That… Continue reading The Story of Heartbeat International

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The Amazing Amazi Water Story in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI – Burundi is a landlocked African country about the size of the state of Maryland. It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and the DRC to the west. Lake Tanganyika comprises much of its southern border. One of the poorest nations in the world, it has been called… Continue reading The Amazing Amazi Water Story in Burundi

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Minnesota Family with Special Needs Children Finds Rest and Enrichment

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — Hugh and Pat from White Bear Lake, in Minnesota have two daughters with Down syndrome, but they are exhausted. Having not slept through the night for a decade because of the demands of disability, this family was in desperate need of respite. Through the Joni and Friends Respite at Home… Continue reading Minnesota Family with Special Needs Children Finds Rest and Enrichment

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Providing New Beginnings in Mississippi

MOUND BAYOU, MISSISSIPPI — Christine Daughrity watched helplessly as the floodwaters gathered and rose around her Mound Bayou, Mississippi, home following days of heavy rain in the Delta. Then her son noticed that the water had seeped into their living room and kitchen. Christine cut the power and called 911 in desperate need of assistance.… Continue reading Providing New Beginnings in Mississippi

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CCO Celebrates Half a Century of Transforming College Students to Transform the World

PITTSBURGH — The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO, ccojubilee.org) celebrates its 50th anniversary of Christian outreach to college students this year by reflecting on the foundational elements that have made it a success throughout the years, giving all glory to God. “By focusing on transforming college students to transform the world—our vision is to see… Continue reading CCO Celebrates Half a Century of Transforming College Students to Transform the World

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Missionary Coaches Guatemalan Youth Triathlon Team to Victory in Tikal

LEHIGH ACRES, FL/TIKAL, GUATEMALA — Several months ago missionary Paul Heier was training lifeguards in first aid and CPR at the public beach as part of his ministry to first responders when he was approached by some teenagers. The teen athletes explained that they love the sport of triathlon, but that no one was helping… Continue reading Missionary Coaches Guatemalan Youth Triathlon Team to Victory in Tikal

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Quotes

Roderick Davis Quote

“Love is the root of missions; sacrifice is the fruit of missions.” —Roderick Davis, missionary to Kenya

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Essays

She Calls Me Dad

She called me Dad. Jessie had come home to celebrate her birthday—she was turning 68. “I know the routine, Dad” she reminded me. (I am 83 years of age.) And immediately, she began to jump in and help my wife, Karen, with tasks that needed doing around the house. My wife hates to run errands.… Continue reading She Calls Me Dad

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A Biblical Perspective on World Environment Day

GENEVA – June 5 is the date for the annual observation of World Environment Day. Pakistan will host the event in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.” This year’s observance will also be the launching pad for the UN Decade on Ecosystem… Continue reading A Biblical Perspective on World Environment Day

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Os Guinness, Discusses His Take on The Future of American Society

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Ken Harrison is joined by Os Guinness on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss Os’ unique childhood, today’s relationship between Church and state, and the need for American Christians to remain steadfast in an ever-growing secular society. Highlights of Guinness’ interview in the podcast… Continue reading Os Guinness, Discusses His Take on The Future of American Society

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Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

The keys to success in Christian missions are far different than they were during the greater part of the last three preceding centuries. Success in Christian missions today requires much more than a person packing their personal belongings in a trunk and heading off into the great unknown. At this unparalleled point in human history,… Continue reading Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

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Two Mothers Whose Love Changed the World

As we approach Mother’s Day, children – young and old – will reminisce, poets will wax eloquent, and greeting card companies will enjoy a splendid spike in sales. The story we are about to share is true. It happened a very long time ago – about 3,500 years, give or take, but it remains a… Continue reading Two Mothers Whose Love Changed the World

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A Different Look at Missions from GFM

CLARKSTON, GA – Gospel Frontier Missions was founded in 2000 by one young couple with a burden to disciple people and plant churches in villages in Oaxaca, Mexico, where the people had never heard about Jesus. GFM has experienced supernatural growth over the past two decades. Its ministry now reaches around the world. But this… Continue reading A Different Look at Missions from GFM

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Malaria Makes Comeback Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on Malaria making a comeback amid the worldwide impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic. It’s a back-and-forth battle growing… Continue reading Malaria Makes Comeback Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Good News! Jesus Has Risen from the Dead!

There are those who would tell us that the Good News of the Gospel is that Jesus loves us. That is good news. But it is not The Good News. Others might tell us that Jesus’ paid the price for our sins on the cross. That, too, is wonderful news. But it is also not… Continue reading Good News! Jesus Has Risen from the Dead!

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It Was a Good Friday

Someone has observed that “Every day is a good day. Some days are just better than others.” I believe that is true. At least, for Christians, it should be. A Good Tuesday On this past Tuesday, our son drove three-and-a-half hours to pay a surprise visit to his mama, who hadn’t seen him in over… Continue reading It Was a Good Friday

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Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the typically under-discussed looming global water crisis.  Water problems are often big news, whether it’s ongoing crises in American locales… Continue reading Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

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Great Lent: The Great Invitation

WILLS POINT, TX – Bishop Danny Punnose, vice-president of Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, shares on Great Lent: The Great invitation: Have you noticed many restaurants are advertising fish sandwiches and seafood… Continue reading Great Lent: The Great Invitation

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‘God Has Not Deserted Us’: A Voice of Hope In Beirut’s Carnage

LEBANON, BEIRUT — Our hope hangs by a thread. The COVID-19 pandemic and the massive blast that devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, six months ago have brought my native country to its knees, and left many asking: “Will we ever see hope dawn again?” The few medical facilities still standing after the gigantic explosion at the… Continue reading ‘God Has Not Deserted Us’: A Voice of Hope In Beirut’s Carnage

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Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan, whas been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the state of Modern Day Slavery amid the COVID 19 pandemic. In my original report, 21st Century… Continue reading Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

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Resolved to Make No New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are facing the final days of 2020. Many look forward to disposing of the past year’s calendar and replacing it with one they hope will bring better things. We tend to develop a “greener grass” mentality every year in late December. Inevitably, we look back at the past year, count our blessings, mourn… Continue reading Resolved to Make No New Year’s Resolutions

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I Am No Ordinary Shepherd

My name is David. I am a shepherd in the service of the temple. The other shepherds and I watch over the sheep during the night on the fields outside of Jerusalem, not too far from the road that goes to Bethlehem. I am no ordinary shepherd because the temple sheep are no ordinary sheep.… Continue reading I Am No Ordinary Shepherd

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Small Star, Bright Light in Russia

Vladimir Miskevich, a Russian pastor who now serves as Chief Administrator of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists, shares a moving story about a grieving Russian mother who has kept an Immanuel’s Child “Star of Bethlehem” ornament for 15 years, remarking that “The smallest things are always big enough when done for the Glory of… Continue reading Small Star, Bright Light in Russia

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The Great Advent-ure

I find it quite odd that two words so closely related, one the root of the other, have come to paint entirely different pictures in our minds. Those words are “Advent” and “Adventure.” Speak the word “Advent,” especially during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas and hearers think primarily of liturgical and nativity scenes. Candles,… Continue reading The Great Advent-ure

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Samuel Rodriguez Says You Can Thrive Through Your Pain | Charisma

SACRAMENTO, CA — Samuel Rodriguez, lead pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, and president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference shares on our experience with pain and suffering amid the Coronavirus pandemic, and the assurance of God’s care for us in the midst of it all. No human being healthy… Continue reading Samuel Rodriguez Says You Can Thrive Through Your Pain | Charisma

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KP Yohannan: The World Is In Turmoil, But Do ‘One Thing’ for God

WILLS POINT, TX – KP Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia (GFA World), has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, to help the poor and deprived worldwide — shares on the influence and impact of Dr. John Haggai, the one thing we should do… Continue reading KP Yohannan: The World Is In Turmoil, But Do ‘One Thing’ for God

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Thanksgiving Can Be Tough in Times Like These

No doubt about it. 2020 has been a tough year for most of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused turmoil for millions of people in nearly every country. The economic crisis created by the closure of businesses has added insult to injury, particularly for families who have been accustomed to living from paycheck to paycheck.… Continue reading Thanksgiving Can Be Tough in Times Like These

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Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the massive challenge of reducing extreme poverty worldwide, mainly through providing education, transmitting values. In my original special report for Gospel for Asia titled Solutions to Poverty-line Problems of the… Continue reading Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

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Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the horrific realities girls face, child marriage, human trafficking, abuse & exploitation, and the restoration & redemption that God brings to their lives. Nearly 173 years ago, on October 16,… Continue reading Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

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The Incredible Story of Corrie ten Boom | Washington Examiner

ISRAEL — Shaya Ben-Yehuda, managing director of international relations at Yad Vashem, shares regarding the incredible true story of Corrie ten Boom. In Jewish culture, we believe that only very few, the most virtuous of all, have the distinction of passing through the “gateway to the Lord” while still in this world. Similarly, very few… Continue reading The Incredible Story of Corrie ten Boom | Washington Examiner

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International Day of Non-Violence: October 2nd Conundrum or Oxymoron?

NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly declared the second day of October as the International Day of Non-Violence. It has been observed annually since 2007, yet its true meaning becomes less clear the more one studies the thought-leaders who address the subject. What Non-Violence Is Not In far too many thousands of cities… Continue reading International Day of Non-Violence: October 2nd Conundrum or Oxymoron?

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Two Nurses Describe Fighting COVID-19 in New York City

NEW YORK — Nurses who worked in the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park, New York saw God’s faithfulness even during a global health crisis in COVID 19. Samaritan’s Purse follows the stories of two of the nurses who served with them during this challenging time. Samaritan’s Purse treated hundreds of Coronavirus patients… Continue reading Two Nurses Describe Fighting COVID-19 in New York City

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Are We Winning the Ancient Battle Between Man and Mosquito?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report update on winning the ancient conflict against the mosquito and vector-borne diseases. It’s small, this little welt on my hand or the bump behind my ear. The welts come and go… Continue reading Are We Winning the Ancient Battle Between Man and Mosquito?

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Loving at All Costs Throughout the Fierce Battle for Mosul

MOSUL, IRAQ — Author David Eubank shares the compelling true story of learning the difference between justice and revenge and loving others at all costs, with his new book Do This for Love; Free Burma Rangers in the Battle of Mosul. From Burma to Sudan and Iraq to Syria, the Free Burma Rangers have given… Continue reading Loving at All Costs Throughout the Fierce Battle for Mosul

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How Churches Are Filling the Gaps in the “Last Mile of Need”

BAKERSFIELD, CA — While each step of the supply chain is important, there is none more pressing than delivering through the “Last Mile of Need.” Local churches are innovatively taking the torch where others fall short and feeding the most food-insecure families. Due to the many challenges of the pandemic we know the health and… Continue reading How Churches Are Filling the Gaps in the “Last Mile of Need”

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Gospel for Asia Canada Ponders Community Life During COVID-19 Isolation

STONEY CREEK, ON — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) – When the COVID-19 outbreak first began, for most of us it was just an unknown disease, in far off China. For me, it didn’t affect my day-to-day life, so I dismissed it, until suddenly, I could not ignore it anymore because it was right… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Canada Ponders Community Life During COVID-19 Isolation

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In the Silence

STONEY CREEK, ON — Gospel for Asia Canada – Can you feel the silence? You are at a place in your spiritual journey where you feel like you are stuck in place? You don’t feel enthusiasm or passion anymore and you go through the motions of spiritual disciplines because you know you should and not… Continue reading In the Silence

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