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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

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

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

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

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?

GFA World Joins in Fight Against ‘Stinkiest’ Global Health Crisis

SOLVING A DEADLY STINKY PROBLEM: Texas-based humanitarian organization GFA World (www.gfa.org) is helping combat the world's "stinkiest" health emergency -- people defecating in the open. The agency just released a new report, Taking the Toilet Challenge.

WILLS POINT, TX — A global humanitarian organization is helping combat the world’s “stinkiest” health emergency — people defecating in the open — a new report reveals. Gospel for Asia (GFA World) is installing thousands of toilets in some of the world’s remotest and least developed areas — places where people typically relieve themselves in the… Continue reading GFA World Joins in Fight Against ‘Stinkiest’ Global Health Crisis

World Water Crisis: An Exposé from GFA World

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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 Shares, Global Toilet Crisis ‘Kills More Than COVID-19’

TOILET CRISIS 'KILLS MORE THAN COVID-19:' More people will die from diseases linked to lack of toilets and poor sanitation than from COVID-19 this year, humanitarian agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) has warned as their shocking new report releases, titled Fight Against Open Defecation Continues. World Toilet Day, an annual awareness event, is Nov. 19.

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, has warned that more people will die from diseases linked to lack of toilets and poor sanitation than from COVID-19 this year. So far this year, more than 1.2 million deaths worldwide have been attributed… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Shares, Global Toilet Crisis ‘Kills More Than COVID-19’

Millions of Widows in ‘Crisis of Survival’ Says Gospel for Asia

‘SHUNNED AND SHAMED’: Treatment of widows is often startlingly unfair and cruel, catapulting them into a crisis of survival, says a new global report by Texas-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org). Titled Widows Often Face Uphill Battle (https://www.gfa.org/special-report/widows-worldwide-face-tragedy-discrimination/), the report examines the different struggles faced by widows in the U.S., Africa, and Asia.

WILLS POINT, TX — One of the world’s biggest poverty-alleviating organizations spotlights the huge “uphill battle” facing many of the world’s 258 million widows in a recently-released report. Treatment of widows is often startlingly unfair and cruel, catapulting them into a crisis of survival, says the new global report by Texas-based Gospel for Asia (GFA… Continue reading Millions of Widows in ‘Crisis of Survival’ Says Gospel for Asia

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

‘Scandal of Starvation’ Means 9 Million to Die in Coronavirus-Worsened Crisis Says Gospel for Asia

‘SCANDAL OF STARVATION:’ It’s estimated nine million people will die in a coronavirus-worsened hunger crisis this year, says a new report by Texas-based organization Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org). The report — The Scandal of Starvation in a World of Plenty — says $1 trillion worth of food will be thrown away in 2020. World Hunger Day is May 28.

WILLS POINT, TX — It’s estimated that nine million people will die in a coronavirus-worsened ‘scandal of starvation’ this year, according to a new report today marking World Hunger Day — an annual awareness event — on May 28.Yet astonishingly, families, restaurants and hospitals around the world will throw away $1 trillion worth of food… Continue reading ‘Scandal of Starvation’ Means 9 Million to Die in Coronavirus-Worsened Crisis Says Gospel for Asia

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

Crisis Aid International – Helping the Helpless

LOUIS, MO – The theme of Crisis Aid International is “Helping the Helpless.” But what does that mean? Well, it means different things to different people. The St. Louis-based FBO defines it as saving lives, saving souls, and changing futures. Founded in 2002 by Patrick Bradley, the organization offers a spectrum of programs that help… Continue reading Crisis Aid International – Helping the Helpless

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

Coronavirus Crisis Could Compound in Asia Due to ‘Handwashing Crisis’ Warns Gospel for Asia

HANDWASHING CRISIS: Hundreds of millions of people around the world can't take the most basic precaution against coronavirus -- because they don't have clean water or soap to wash their hands, warns mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) on the eve of World Water Day, March 22.

WILLS POINT, TX — Hundreds of millions of people around the world can’t take the most basic precaution against the coronavirus or other diseases — because they don’t have clean water or soap to wash their hands, mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) warned today. Marking World Water Day, Gospel for Asia (GFA) says millions… Continue reading Coronavirus Crisis Could Compound in Asia Due to ‘Handwashing Crisis’ Warns Gospel for Asia

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

Gospel for Asia Highlights Lent Season, Calls Christians to Pray for Coronavirus Crisis, Suffering

WILLS POINT, TX — As the global coronavirus crisis continues to escalate, mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) today challenged Christians to pray and fast for divine intervention during the upcoming Lent season.  Mission agency also unveils new website to refocus Christians on Christ and his heart for the hurting through Lenten season of prayer,… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Highlights Lent Season, Calls Christians to Pray for Coronavirus Crisis, Suffering

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

In Response to New Crisis World Help Provides Aid for Syrian Refugees

FOREST, VA — World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian aid organization, is responding to the crisis in northeast Syria following the recent Turkish offensive into the country. World Help is providing emergency supplies like clean water, food, blankets and hygiene kits to refugee camps where many are fleeing. Through World Help’s partners and programs, every… Continue reading In Response to New Crisis World Help Provides Aid for Syrian Refugees

Mission Agency Gospel for Asia Spotlights ‘Crisis of Abuse’ Facing Girls in Asia

GIRLS IN PERIL: Tens of thousands of girls at risk of being sold into prostitution or slave labor have been saved from a possible "fate worse than death" by Texas-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org), working in Asia's poverty-stricken slums and villages. International Day of the Girl Child is October 11.

Marking International Day of the Girl Child, October 11, Mission Agency Gospel for Asia Says Thousands of Girls in Asia Saved from Possible ‘Fate Worse than Death.’ WILLS POINT, TX — Tens of thousands of girls in Asia at risk of being sold into prostitution or slave labor have been saved from a possible “fate… Continue reading Mission Agency Gospel for Asia Spotlights ‘Crisis of Abuse’ Facing Girls in Asia

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

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

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

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia 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 to clean… 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, 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.  Critical water shortages have ‘reached point of no return’ as mega-city Chennai fights thirst. As many as 600… 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

Pray for India’s Worsening Water Crisis

MUMBAI – Businesses and schools have come to a halt in parts of Mumbai as its 18.4 million residents endure the city’s second-highest rainfall in 45 years. The town expects, but is ill-equipped to handle, heavy rain during the monsoon season. The flooding in Mumbai, however, is not the water crisis the subcontinent faces. Nearly… Continue reading Pray for India’s Worsening Water Crisis

Water Crisis Grips Chennai

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU – About this same time last year, Missions Box News and media outlets worldwide were reporting on the looming “Day Zero” water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa. That crisis followed a drought that had lasted three years. Earlier this month, we continued to monitor the growing world water crisis in New… Continue reading Water Crisis Grips Chennai

Looming Water Crisis in India

WILLS POINT, TX – Various international organizations observed World Water Day on March 22, 2019. World Water Day should be a time for celebrating the life-sustaining gift of clean water. Unfortunately, the Earth at large is facing a world water crisis – water scarcity caused by increased demand and diminished supplies. India Spend published a… Continue reading Looming Water Crisis in India

Women Are Water Warriors

Last year’s “Day Zero” scare, when Cape Town, South Africa’s taps nearly ran dry, captured the world’s attention and spurred conversations about the global scarcity of water. Now, even major cities like London are facing impending water shortages. For the first time, more people are beginning to consider what it might be like to live in a world… Continue reading Women Are Water Warriors

Gospel for Asia Weighs In on Water

WILLS POINT, TX – Realizing that World Water Day was fast approaching on March 22nd, I reread Gospel for Asia’s special report, “Dying of Thirst: The Global Water Crisis.” I read the report a couple of weeks ago, which was published March 1, but I wanted to prepare my heart to pray for the third… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Weighs In on 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

Just a Teaspoon of Water – Gospel for Asia Discusses World Water Day

LONDON – Millions of families in abject poverty, especially those living in the 10/40 window across Africa and Asia are unlikely to have access to clean drinking water. Therefore, they suffer the most. This is and has been an issue close to the heart of Gospel for Asia for most of its 40 years. Gospel… Continue reading Just a Teaspoon of Water – Gospel for Asia Discusses World Water Day

Top 10 Countries with the Worst Water Crisis

Waiting for water in Bangladesh

WILLS POINT, TX – March 22nd is set aside every year as World Water Day. Throughout the month and beyond, Missions Box will feature news, statistics, and human-interest stories that draw attention to multiple facets of the global crisis. This article shares insights into the Top 10 countries where the water crisis is worst. #10… Continue reading Top 10 Countries with the Worst Water Crisis

Gospel for Asia: Urgent Action Needed to Combat Global Water Crisis

‘Dying of Thirst’ Special Report Says Urgent Action Needed to Combat Deadly Waterborne Diseases and Critical Water Shortage. WILLS POINT, TX — An eye-opening report from Gospel for Asia (GFA), a leading faith-based humanitarian agency, has revealed key new insights into a critical survival issue – what experts are calling a “worldwide water crisis” that… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: Urgent Action Needed to Combat Global 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 and other NGOs explain the need for clean drinking water… Continue reading Universal Access to Clean Water Improving but Still an Upstream Struggle

Weekly Water Watch: Wood-to-Energy Deployed Water

Clean Water from a GFA-provided BioSand Filter

One WEDEW unit can produce 2,000 liters of water per day Welcome to the first of a regular series of news articles to be published by Missions Box News (MBN) on the subject of clean, safe-to-drink water and clean water scarcity worldwide. It is part of a metamorphosis at Missions Box News to raise awareness on… Continue reading Weekly Water Watch: Wood-to-Energy Deployed Water