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Clean Water for Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) teams are setting up reverse osmosis machines in key locations through Ukraine to provide clean drinking water for tens of thousands of people every day. Anatolii Nosach – Samaritan’s Purse: WASH team in Ukraine is one of the projects of Samaritan Purse responding to this war… Continue reading Clean Water for Ukraine

Wycliffe Associates’ Operation Clean Water Creates Outreach Opportunities for Local Churches in Asia and Africa

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is building bridges for sharing translated Scripture in Asia and Africa by providing clean water systems in remote communities. “We’ve seen how God uses a clean water system to draw men,… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates’ Operation Clean Water Creates Outreach Opportunities for Local Churches in Asia and Africa

Providing Clean Water in Haiti

MANICHE, HAITI — Samaritan’s Purse set up a community water treatment unit to provide clean drinking water for people in Maniche, Haiti, after the town’s water supply was severed following a massive earthquake that also caused many area wells to collapse.. Its close proximity to the epicenter left it almost completely leveled—90 percent of homes… Continue reading Providing Clean Water in Haiti

Where Is Clean Water Needed the Most?

It has been about a month since the UN-sponsored 2021 World Water Day (March 22). Let’s review what you learned about the global water crisis. Our review consists of one question. Where is clean water needed the most? How would you answer? In the middle of the desert? In remote, rural regions? In the slums… Continue reading Where Is Clean Water Needed the Most?

Restoring Clean Water to the Bahamas

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to repair the water distribution system in Sweetings Cay on Grand Bahama Island after it was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Phil Walsh, Samaritan’s Purse: The level of destruction here from Hurricane Dorian is really hard to believe at times. Entire houses wiped out completely. Communities really just… Continue reading Restoring Clean Water to the Bahamas

The Great Divide Between Access or No Access to Clean Water

NEW YORK – Clean water. America has it in abundance. And we have all the benefits that come along with immediate access to it. But do we understand what those benefits are and what the impact of living with them is? The issue goes far beyond thirst. UNICEF published the first volume of a new… Continue reading The Great Divide Between Access or No Access to Clean Water

World Help Provides Clean Water to Victims of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

FOREST, VA. — One organization is meeting the immediate needs of a community stricken by a recent disaster while simultaneously providing for the water needs of communities around the world. World Help, the Virginia-based international humanitarian organization, has activated its disaster response program to provide clean water to the victims of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe.… Continue reading World Help Provides Clean Water to Victims of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

Dying of Thirst: the Global Clean Water Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report on the global clean water crisis: Discussing the crucial quest for access to clean drinking water. The widespread lack of clean water is a crisis we can’t ignore. The statistics are mind-numbing. 502,000 people die each year from diarrhea—caused by unsafe drinking water.[1] 2.1 billion… Continue reading Dying of Thirst: the Global Clean Water Crisis

Universal Access to Clean Water Improving but Still an Upstream Struggle

MUMBAI – The supply of clean water is a world-wide issue. Access to and availability of clean water is so common to American households that we rarely think about it. Turn on the tap. Out flows safe, clean, potable water. Even when Gospel for Asia (GFA) and other NGOs explain the need for clean drinking water… Continue reading Universal Access to Clean Water Improving but Still an Upstream Struggle

Access to Clean Water for Siksa

SIKSA, Pakistan – The World Health Organization estimates that more than a third of the people in Pakistan lack access to safe drinking water. It is a problem all too common for countries in South Asia and the 10/40 window. The village of Siksa is an example of how things change when clean water becomes… Continue reading Access to Clean Water for Siksa

On Front Lines of Women’s Empowerment and Providing Clean Water, Gospel for Asia Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary by Releasing 2017 Highlights

To meet the critical need for water in some of the neediest regions across Asia, GFA and its worldwide affiliates installed over 4,600 Jesus Wells, providing safe and clean water for drinking and cooking.

In 2017, Gospel for Asia (GFA) and its worldwide affiliates working in 18 Asian nations addressed women’s issues by empowering more than 350,000 women through various ministry efforts and installed 4,673 clean-water wells. Wills Point, Texas, Discussing Women’s Issues in Asia — This month, 39 years ago, Dr. KP Yohannan founded the organization Gospel for… Continue reading On Front Lines of Women’s Empowerment and Providing Clean Water, Gospel for Asia Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary by Releasing 2017 Highlights

Shocking New Report on Clean Water from WaterAid

LONDON – WaterAid, the international NGO that is driving the United Nations sustainable goal to provide clean water for the entire global population by 2030, has just released a shocking new report. Based on current status and progress, the report claims that the goal is unreachable within the allotted time. Using data provided by the… Continue reading Shocking New Report on Clean Water from WaterAid

The Campaign for Clean Water Continues in India

NEW DELHI – The Press Information Bureau of the Government of India issued separate press releases today concerning the status of the nation’s water supply and its continuing efforts and progress in its campaign for clean water, to provide and maintain clean water nationwide in India. In a nation the size of India, achieving the… Continue reading The Campaign for Clean Water Continues in India

Turning Soap Into Clean Water

Handmade "white chocolate" soap, created and sold by woman in Washington state who gives 10% of her proceeds to ministry.

With the world facing a clean water crisis, technology companies, governments and NGOs are working to find ways to provide clean water for people in a place where clean water is either in short supply or non-existent. The United Nations even sponsors a World Water Day. While cutting-edge technology is trying exotic methods to capture… Continue reading Turning Soap Into Clean Water

Finding Solutions to Humanity’s Need for Pure, Safe Drinking Water in a Global Clean Water Crisis

Refugees waiting to get water and satisfy their thirst in a camp in Dadaab, Somalia.

Global Clean Water Crisis – a Special Report by Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Written By Karen Burton Mains The “Blue Marble” photo of Earth shot from Apollo 17, the last of NASA’s Apollo missions as the rocket ship was hurtling toward the moon, wasn’t the first satellite image of our planet, but it was the… Continue reading Finding Solutions to Humanity’s Need for Pure, Safe Drinking Water in a Global Clean Water Crisis

Clean Water Is an Issue for 12 of the World’s Major Cities

Several billion people around the world live without sufficient access to clean water. Over one billion people lack water supplies. Another 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year. Read Gospel for Asia’s Special Report on The Global Clean Water Crisis here. A 2014 survey of the world’s 500 largest… Continue reading Clean Water Is an Issue for 12 of the World’s Major Cities

Islands of Peace “Water from the Air” Could Revolutionize Global Access to Clean Water

NEW YORK – With World Water Day approaching (March 22), Islands of Peace announced this morning that it has formed alliances with EcoloBlue and Infinity Concepts that will help to advance the organization’s Water from the Air Project. History has proven that tension, turmoil, conflict, and even war can arise out of a lack of… Continue reading Islands of Peace “Water from the Air” Could Revolutionize Global Access to Clean Water

Sarvajal Builds Clean Water ATMs in India

AHMEDABAD – The United Nations’ World Water Report for 2015 said, “Problems of poverty are, on most occasions, inextricably linked with those of water – its availability, its proximity, its quantity, and its quality.” Piramal Sarvajal is a mission-driven social enterprise dedicated designing, manufacturing and providing clean, safe sources of drinking water for communities across… Continue reading Sarvajal Builds Clean Water ATMs in India

Why We Need Matt Damon’s Clean Water Super Bowl Commercial

Matt Damon and Water.org partnering in Super Bowl commercial for water

On Super Bowl Sunday, in a commercial by an alcohol beverage company, Matt Damon promised that if people purchased a chalice, $3 of the $13 purchase would go to benefit communities in need with clean water for five years. Stella Artois is doing this in partnership with Water.org. NPR released an article on February 2… Continue reading Why We Need Matt Damon’s Clean Water Super Bowl Commercial

The Bucket Ministry: Clean, Safe Drinking Water

TERRELL, TX – The Bucket Ministry. That’s an unusual name. It is an unusual ministry. According to the group’s website, their mission is “sharing the Love of God through the gift of clean, safe drinking water.” The Bucket Ministry was created in 2012 following a trip by several Christians to the Amazon regions of Brazil.… Continue reading The Bucket Ministry: Clean, Safe Drinking Water

GFA World Serves Stoney Creek Community by Cleaning up Garbage

Nine staff members from GFA World clean up bottles, plastic bags, and other litter from a ditch by a school and shopping centre.

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) seeks to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, which this spring also included helping their community by cleaning up a nearby area. Tens of thousands of people live in slums, with few opportunities for education or employment. These slums are dirty, cramped, and littered with… Continue reading GFA World Serves Stoney Creek Community by Cleaning up Garbage

GFA World Warns Earth On Brink of ‘Dire’ Water Shortage

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, reveals a troubling new report for World Water Day on March 22 — a growing shortage and scarcity of the planet’s most “precious” resource, water, could lead… Continue reading GFA World Warns Earth On Brink of ‘Dire’ Water Shortage

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

Water Mission Earns 4-Star Rating for 15th Consecutive Year

CHARLESTON, SC — Every year, Charity Navigator evaluates more than 8,000 charities across the United States to help donors make informed decisions by assessing the financial health, accountability and transparency of these nonprofit organizations. Only 1 percent of charities assessed by Charity Navigator earn its coveted 4-star rating. Yet nonprofit Christian engineering organization Water Mission… Continue reading Water Mission Earns 4-Star Rating for 15th Consecutive Year

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

Bringing Water Access to Rural Vietnam

VIETNAM — Drought season in southern Vietnam continues to bring increased challenges to already vulnerable households. Impoverished families struggle to not only secure drinking water, but water that is needed for cooking, bathing, and washing clothes. Samaritan’s Purse recently provided large capacity water tanks to support about 160 households during the months of drought. A… Continue reading Bringing Water Access to Rural Vietnam

Cooke Media Group Wins Telly Awards for Documentaries on Spread of Christianity and Global Water Crisis

LOS ANGELES — Honoring excellence in video and television, The Telly Awards have announced this year’s winners with Cooke Media Group receiving four Silver Telly Awards. Winning entries were Episode 5 of the TBN documentary, “Inexplicable: How Christianity Spread to the Ends of the Earth” titled “Asia: The Great Wall and Beyond” and the video… Continue reading Cooke Media Group Wins Telly Awards for Documentaries on Spread of Christianity and Global Water Crisis

World Water Crisis: An Exposé from GFA World

Photo by Ildar Sagdejev, Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World is one of the world’s largest faith-based providers of clean water to the nations of South Asia. The workers at Gospel for Asia (GFA) witness the reality of the global clean water crisis every day. Just over two decades ago, a supporter of GFA urged the organization to initiate a… Continue reading World Water Crisis: An Exposé from GFA World

Cycling 4 Water from Sea 2 Sea 2 Sea

Photo by Cycling 4 Water, Facebook

LANGLEY, BC – Six men plan to mount their bicycles on the morning of June 27, 2021, in Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories of Canada. From that port outpost on the Arctic Ocean, the men will cycle southward, hoping to reach Prince Rupert, British Columbia, within two weeks. At Prince Rupert, they will touch the… Continue reading Cycling 4 Water from Sea 2 Sea 2 Sea

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

Water ‘Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About’ Says Gospel for Asia Report

'BIGGEST CRISIS NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT:' A new report [http://www.gfa.org/press/WaterCrisis] -- released by GFA World (Gospel for Asia, www.gfa.org) for World Water Day, March 22 -- says two-thirds of the planet may face water shortages by 2025, 30 million people in the U.S. lack safe drinking water, and several megacities are on the verge of "running out of drinking water."

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 – Published a new report for World Water Day, says two-thirds of planet may face crisis shortages by 2025, 30 million in U.S. lack safe water.… Continue reading Water ‘Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About’ Says Gospel for Asia Report

Gospel for Asia Supplies 37 Million with Safe Water in ‘Thirstiest’ Continent

QUENCHING THE THIRST OF A CONTINENT: Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) today revealed it has provided safe drinking water for a staggering 37.5 million people in Asia, the world’s “thirstiest” continent. The faith-based mission agency released a new report titled Don’t Drink The Water (Unless You Know What’s In It).

WILLS POINT, TX — A leading mission agency today announced it has provided safe drinking water for a staggering 37.5 million people in South Asia, the world’s “thirstiest” continent. The number of people helped by Texas-based Gospel for Asia (GFA World) is roughly equivalent to the entire population of Canada. GFA World reported millions of… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Supplies 37 Million with Safe Water in ‘Thirstiest’ Continent

Don’t Drink the Water!

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 the ongoing global water crisis, highlighting tap water safety problems in the USA, and clean water challenges in Asia. In my original special report for Gospel for Asia titled… Continue reading Don’t Drink the Water!

Living Water International Vision, Values, Strategy & Measurable Results

STAFFORD, TX – Living Water International was founded in 1990 to “demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water and experience ‘living water’ – the gospel of Jesus Christ.” In 2014, Living Water did what far too many faith-based organizations fail to do. They developed a world-class, 25-year vision and… Continue reading Living Water International Vision, Values, Strategy & Measurable Results

Watered Gardens Help Poor in Southwest Missouri

JOPLIN, MO – Watered Gardens is a local, faith-based organization ministering to poverty-stricken people in Southwest Missouri. Many are homeless. Almost all feel hopeless. In fact, conversations with people living in extreme poverty, regardless of where in this world they live, reveal that neither homelessness nor nakedness nor hunger are the heaviest burdens they bear.… Continue reading Watered Gardens Help Poor in Southwest Missouri

Resolving the World Water Crisis for Good with Lasting Solutions to Defeat an Age-old Problem

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on solving the world water crisis, citing major initiatives to defeat an age-old problem of lack of access to clean water … so critical overall to combating disease and maintain healthy… Continue reading Resolving the World Water Crisis for Good with Lasting Solutions to Defeat an Age-old Problem

Gospel for Asia Features Three ‘Lasting Solutions’ to World Water Crisis in New Report

WORLD WATER CRISIS: A sobering new report released today by Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) in the wake of World Water Day reveals that two billion people globally are struggling to find enough water to survive. Click here to read the full report, Solving the World Water Crisis for Good.

WILLS POINT, TX — A sobering new report released this week by Gospel for Asia (GFA World and its affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) in the wake of World Water Day reveals that two billion people globally are struggling to find enough water to survive. Approximately 40 percent of the world’s land surface is… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Features Three ‘Lasting Solutions’ to World Water Crisis in New Report

Reflections on World Water Day 2020 and the Coronavirus

NEW YORK – World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22, but in 2020 events were limited by the global Coronavirus pandemic as communities practiced social distancing. In some places, it was unlawful to gather in groups to learn about clean water or to inaugurate new clean water facilities as is the custom. In… Continue reading Reflections on World Water Day 2020 and the Coronavirus

Hidden Facts About the Global Water Crisis | World Water Day: March 22, 2020

VIENNA – The world water crisis is real. More than 2.3 billion people live in water-scarce areas. While the crisis may not affect you personally, about one-third of the world’s population contends with water scarcity daily. Water stress occurs when less than 1,500 cubic meters of water per year are available to residents of any… Continue reading Hidden Facts About the Global Water Crisis | World Water Day: March 22, 2020

10 Disturbing Facts About the Global Water Crisis

Thirsty? Grab a glass and fill it with water from the tap in the kitchen. Or, you might want to draw it from your refrigerator door along with some ice, crushed or cubed. Or, you might reach inside the fridge and grab a bottle of purified water you purchased at the grocery store. Then sit… Continue reading 10 Disturbing Facts About the Global Water Crisis

South Asian Women Become Water Entrepreneurs

STOCKHOLM – Access to clean drinking water is an existential problem that must be overcome in developing countries. It is almost always a companion of poverty and disregard for women. Safe Water Network India (SWNI) has implemented a pilot project that borders on genius. If someone who solves a problem is a hero, those who… Continue reading South Asian Women Become Water Entrepreneurs

Global Water Crisis Spreads to Australia

CANBERRA – The global water crisis continues to spread almost indiscriminately from continent to continent and nation to nation. Australia heads into the Southern Hemisphere summer with populated portions already reeling from a “serious” to “severe” water crisis as a result of 32 months of drought. WaterNSW (New South Wales) has experienced extreme low inflows… Continue reading Global Water Crisis Spreads to Australia

Water Scarcity Heading for Crisis in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT – The spotlight of the global water crisis is currently shining on the countries of Central Asia, particularly Uzbekistan. In “Water: A Time Bomb in Central Asia,” Aqua Doc emphasized that, “Agricultural water use in Central Asian countries is of vital importance, especially for Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. These countries employ inefficient irrigation methods.… Continue reading Water Scarcity Heading for Crisis in Uzbekistan

Gospel for Asia-supported ‘Jesus Wells’ Serve Thousands as Chennai’s Water Shortage Worsens

WILLS POINT, TX — As devastating water scarcity continues to ravage parts of South India, faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) and its Founder KP Yohannan report that “Jesus Wells” they help support are pumping lifesaving water for thousands of desperate families in the drought-stricken Chennai region. The wells, located in the communities on the… Continue reading Gospel for Asia-supported ‘Jesus Wells’ Serve Thousands as Chennai’s Water Shortage Worsens

World Water Week Strives to Achieve Water Wise World by Inclusive Dialogue

STOCKHOLM – Experts from around the world will meet in Stockholm during World Water Week from August 25 to 30 to consider the growing concerns regarding water-related issues. Access to clean water, particularly drinking water, has been the basis for numerous Missions Box News stories over the past few years as part of our effort… Continue reading World Water Week Strives to Achieve Water Wise World by Inclusive Dialogue

South Asia’s Complicated Water Crisis Through the Eyes of a Farmer

SOUTH ASIA – Sometimes, things just don’t make sense – until we dig a little deeper. For instance, this reporter has had difficulty reconciling two storylines about farmers that have been coming out of South Asia for the past year or more. Two storylines: Farmers and India’s water crisis The first involves a trend to… Continue reading South Asia’s Complicated Water Crisis Through the Eyes of a Farmer

Gospel for Asia Among 9 Faith-Based NGOs Fighting the World Water Crisis

7 WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) is honored to have been included in Beliefnet’s recently published list of nine Faith-Based Nonprofits Fighting the World Water Crisis. It doesn’t take long when ministering within developing nations to learn how personal the world water crisis is for people who have little or no access… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Among 9 Faith-Based NGOs Fighting the World Water Crisis

India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

Faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.

WILLS POINT, TX — Christian missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.  Critical water shortages have ‘reached point of no return’ as mega-city Chennai fights thirst. As many as 600 million… Continue reading India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

Molly Greene, Co-Founder of Water Mission, Dies in the Bahamas

Molly Greene, co-founder of Water Mission

CHARLESTON, SC – It was only a short while ago that Beliefnet released an article entitled, 10 Faith-Based Nonprofits Fighting the World Water Crisis. Both Gospel for Asia and Water Mission were honored to be included in that list. (Missions Box published a follow-up that focused on GFA’s tireless efforts to provide for the millions… Continue reading Molly Greene, Co-Founder of Water Mission, Dies in the Bahamas

[Update] Chennai’s Worst Water Crisis Ever

CHENNAI – As far back as World Water Day on March 22, news agencies were aware of a water crisis of potentially epic proportions brewing on the east coast of India in Tamil Nadu. India Spend published a story on April 3 indicating that fully 42 percent of the land in India was under drought… Continue reading [Update] Chennai’s Worst Water Crisis Ever

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