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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.


Recent News

Panama Church Organizes Christian Champions League Soccer Tournament

PANAMA — The Hosanna church in Panama City organized a soccer tournament where 24 teams representing different neighborhoods and churches participated. The so-called “Christian Champions League” served as an opportunity to lead young people away from negative temptations and to evangelize soccer players who did not know the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 teams from different… Continue reading Panama Church Organizes Christian Champions League Soccer Tournament

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War, Refugees, and Hope

WARRENTON, MO — If you were chased out of your home at gunpoint and had to live in a refugee camp, could you turn it into something good? National missionaries from South Sudan did. They fled their country in 2017 with over 2 million people. Tarp tents, food, and firewood shortages, sanitation and water problems—nothing stopped… Continue reading War, Refugees, and Hope

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Providing Compassionate Care in Ukraine

CENTRAL UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is in Ukraine providing medical and trauma care for internally displaced people and for those living in conflict-affected areas. Anastasia and Vadym Ermishyn – Ukrainian Internally Displaced Persons: When the war started, we were awakened at 4:30 a.m. by the sound of explosions and air raid sirens. Tavel Litvin –… Continue reading Providing Compassionate Care in Ukraine

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Class Action Against GFA World Canada Dismissed by Ontario Judge

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — GFA World Canada has received a favourable ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, dismissing the plaintiff’s motion to certify a class action lawsuit against Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Canada and a number of its current and former officers and directors. The Ontario court denied the plaintiff’s motion to… Continue reading Class Action Against GFA World Canada Dismissed by Ontario Judge

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Ukrainian Pastor Explains Why He is Defending His Country

KYIV, UKRAINE — Pastor Alec says he wants to bring Jesus to the people, which is why he has chosen to serve as a soldier to defend his country of Ukraine. FEBC Ukraine’s Senior Broadcaster Sergey Nakul found out more about what motivates Pastor Alec to risk his life to fight for his people. Pastor… Continue reading Ukrainian Pastor Explains Why He is Defending His Country

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Case For Heaven Movie Gives Evidence for the Afterlife

NASHVILLE, TN — In THE CASE FOR HEAVEN, best-selling author and investigative journalist Lee Strobel explores the evidence for the afterlife in order to address man’s biggest fear: death. Inspired by his own brush with death, Strobel searches for answers to the most profound questions we all have, about heaven, hell, and Near-Death Experiences. Featuring… Continue reading Case For Heaven Movie Gives Evidence for the Afterlife

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The International Religious Freedom Summit Returns to DC June 28-30

WASHINGTON — On June 28-30 religious freedom leaders, advocates and activists from around the world, spanning a wide range of faith traditions and political affiliations, will gather in Washington, D.C., for the second annual International Religious Freedom Summit. The Summit will highlight increasing threats to freedom of religion, conscience and belief, and it will once… Continue reading The International Religious Freedom Summit Returns to DC June 28-30

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Visit to Sudan Highlights Importance of Strengthening Solidarity with Churches

GENEVE — To begin to close this attention gap, a delegation comprised of representatives from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and its ecumenical partners undertook an ecumenical solidarity visit to accompany the churches and people of Sudan in the midst of significant changes and challenges in the country. Together with the All Africa Conference… Continue reading Visit to Sudan Highlights Importance of Strengthening Solidarity with Churches

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Warrior Getaways Provide Healing for Veterans and their Families

UNITED STATES — Warrior Getaway is designed to serve American servicemen and women who have visible and invisible injuries as a result of war. Veterans, along with their families, are provided a safe space for respite, community, and healing. Hear the stories of couples and families whose lives were impacted at one of these getaways.… Continue reading Warrior Getaways Provide Healing for Veterans and their Families

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Delivering Backpacks to Children in Ukraine

NORTH WILKESBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is sending thousands of children’s backpacks to Ukraine, each filled with a soft bear, hat, sketch pad, ball, and child-friendly Gospel materials, to let them know that God loves them and hasn’t forgotten them. Karl Phelps – Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is packing backpacks for the children of Ukraine.… Continue reading Delivering Backpacks to Children in Ukraine

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Romanian Couple’s Vacation Turns into Mission Trip for Ukrainian Refugees

ROMANIA — She is from Cluj-Napoca, Romania and now lives in Ireland. A few weeks ago, Ester Studnicka came to Romania together with her husband for a short vacation. Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine started and the little vacation transformed into a volunteer work at Kairos Agency in Suceava. Their calling and mission is in… Continue reading Romanian Couple’s Vacation Turns into Mission Trip for Ukrainian Refugees

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GFA World Event Invites Gen Z, Millennials to ‘Give Up Gadgets, Rediscover God’

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) — Under 30s are being invited to “detox from their phones and gadgets” in order to “experience God in solitude and silence” and discover his purpose for their lives. Popular speaker Francis Chan and mission pioneers K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) and George Verwer will headline GFA… Continue reading GFA World Event Invites Gen Z, Millennials to ‘Give Up Gadgets, Rediscover God’

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How a Smuggled Bible Changed Dhea’s Life

SOUTHEAST ASIA — Dhea in South East Asia didn’t want the Bible that a missionary gave her. She tried to destroy it. But something stopped her – and when she started reading it, she chose to follow Jesus. As a Christian and as a woman, she has faced extreme persecution – but remains hopeful and… Continue reading How a Smuggled Bible Changed Dhea’s Life

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Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, issued this Special Report on Malaria – new vaccine heralds a game-changing development. It’s the “buzz” millions around the… Continue reading Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

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‘Damaged Goods’ Movie to Help Abused Women

NASHVILLE, TN — With an ex-boyfriend who is taking her money, a boss threatening to fire her, and a landlord who won’t fix her apartment, Amanda’s life may not be ideal, but she’s fine – she’s got things under control. That is, until her estranged father comes back into her life, diagnosed with a fatal… Continue reading ‘Damaged Goods’ Movie to Help Abused Women

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North African Convert Endures Persecution

NORTH AFRICA — Latifa’s* family threw her out of the house and even threatened to kill her after she became a Christian. Thankfully, she married a Christian man and Open Doors partners have found a place for them to live away from the persecution. But Latifa is still suffering from the rejection she experienced. Latifa*… Continue reading North African Convert Endures Persecution

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Boise Harvest Packs out Extramile Arena, Sees Over 3,000 Professions of Faith

BOISE — ExtraMile Arena was packed out over two nights with over 20,000 people in attendance overflow crowds each night, with another 144,000 watching online. Boise Harvest saw more than 1,700 people come down to the floor, committing their lives to Christ, during the two-night community event this weekend. More than 1,500 people also made… Continue reading Boise Harvest Packs out Extramile Arena, Sees Over 3,000 Professions of Faith

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Lorena’s Loss – Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE — Since 2017, the Islamist insurgency in Mozambique is thought to have claimed at least 2,500 lives. *Lorena’s* husband was one of its many victims; Lorena has also been displaced by the violence. Thanks to help from Christian charity Open Doors, Lorena has received emergency food aid and spiritual support to help her stand… Continue reading Lorena’s Loss – Mozambique

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Mercy Ships Provides Vital Dental Training in Guinea

GUINEA, WEST AFRICA — “Every once in a while, my grandpa — a schoolteacher — would get pliers and yank out someone’s aching tooth,” shared Dr. David Ugai, recounting his grandparents’ experience as missionaries in present-day Zimbabwe. “The funny thing is, my grandma never got gifts for being a nurse, but people would bring my… Continue reading Mercy Ships Provides Vital Dental Training in Guinea

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Franklin Graham Meets with Samaritan’s Purse Teams in Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team members are helping the hurting in Ukraine in Jesus’ Name. Their President and CEO Franklin Graham recently traveled there to see their medical work and encourage those on the ground. Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Franklin Graham in Ukraine, where Samaritan’s… Continue reading Franklin Graham Meets with Samaritan’s Purse Teams in Ukraine

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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

Social Media Targets Christians in New Kind of Genocide — Noel Yeatts | NewsMax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian organization serving the needs of the impoverished around the world, discusses the suffering that Christians face, even by those who use social media as a tool to fan the flames of persecution. When you look at lists of the most dangerous places to be a… Continue reading Social Media Targets Christians in New Kind of Genocide — Noel Yeatts | NewsMax

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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Releases ‘From Survive to Thrive’, Book Provides Hope to World in Crisis

SACRAMENTO — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christina Leadership Conference and #1 Los Angeles Times bestselling author, released his newest book “From Survive to Thrive” (Charisma House). In “From Survive to Thrive,” Rodriguez takes an honest look at the pain millions of people are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic and offers seven… Continue reading Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Releases ‘From Survive to Thrive’, Book Provides Hope to World in Crisis

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Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, issued this Special Report on Malaria – new vaccine heralds a game-changing development. It’s the “buzz” millions around the… Continue reading Malaria – It’s Time to Buzz Off! New Vaccine Heralds a Game-Changing Development

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Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North Discusses How Veterans View Today’s America

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Ken Harrison is joined by best-selling author, political commentator, and TV host Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss the mental health crisis among active duty armed forces and veterans, living with post-traumatic stress, and the importance of… Continue reading Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North Discusses How Veterans View Today’s America

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Tony Dungy: A Life More than Football

BAKERSFIELD, CA — How do you bring together a group of alpha males and females willing to put the goals of the team ahead of their individual ones? Tony Dungy visited The Influencers Podcast to share how leaders can accomplish this and how his faith and family are more important than football. For many people,… Continue reading Tony Dungy: A Life More than Football

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GFA World Shares on Fresh Water: An Increasingly Scarce Resource More Vital than Oil or Gold

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, issued this special report on fresh water: an increasingly scarce resource more vital than oil or gold. Increasing demand… Continue reading GFA World Shares on Fresh Water: An Increasingly Scarce Resource More Vital than Oil or Gold

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How to Practice Thanksgiving in an Unthankful World

During the last two months of the calendar year, Americans can often indulge in a celebratory season of self-absorption. All the while, a nucleus of God-fearing folks try to retain the spirit of the holidays as they were meant to be – as opposed to the socially acceptable events that they have become. As we… Continue reading How to Practice Thanksgiving in an Unthankful World

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The Good News Missionaries Must Share

The life and work of a missionary are never easy. Whether the missionary is indigenous, laboring among his own people, or from another part of the globe, his mission should always be the same – sharing the Gospel with those who have not heard it. The Good News, as the Gospel is often called, is… Continue reading The Good News Missionaries Must Share

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The Nations are Coming to Us

BAKERSFIELD, CA – We have seen the desperation of the Afghan people trying to escape as Taliban forces take over Kabul. The US Air Force C-17 plane was packed with 640 precious lives as countless others clung to the outside of the plane—risking life and limb to leave Afghanistan. As we process this grave situation,… Continue reading The Nations are Coming to Us

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Three Little Words That Can Do the ‘Impossible’ – Annika Antonov

KAZAKHSTAN – Is it possible that three little words can heal the life of someone sexually assaulted as a little girl? That “God loves you” is really that powerful? Impossible? I can say that, with God, even this is possible. Growing up in the former Soviet Union, I was shunned by my parents, both abusive… Continue reading Three Little Words That Can Do the ‘Impossible’ – Annika Antonov

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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, has 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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