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Compassion Is More Than Just a Word

WILLS POINT, TX – Compassion is more than just a word. In fact, dictionaries identify compassion as a noun, i.e., a thing. But the complete meaning of compassion goes far beyond being a noun. By its very nature and derivation, compassion describes physical action. Compassion is the juxtaposition of two Latin words that means “to… Continue reading Compassion Is More Than Just a Word

India Republic Day Celebrated with Acts of Kindness by Gospel for Asia-Supported Sisters of Compassion

KERALA, INDIA – January 26 is celebrated annually as Republic Day in India. The holiday observes the anniversary of the date in 1950 when the Constitution of India became law. Although the actual document was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on the 26th of November, 1949, the effective date was purposely set as January 26… Continue reading India Republic Day Celebrated with Acts of Kindness by Gospel for Asia-Supported Sisters of Compassion

Sisters of Compassion deliver gifts—and hope—to remote villagers in India

WILLS POINT, Texas —Gospel for Asia-supported Sisters of Compassion recently delivered gifts to improve the lives of children and poor widows in a remote village in northeastern India. The Sisters of Compassion are specialized women workers trained to minister to the poor. The items they supplied included school supplies for the children and tin roofing… Continue reading Sisters of Compassion deliver gifts—and hope—to remote villagers in India

Rock House Center Helps Clients Find Peace from Emotional Distress and Freedom from Self-Destructive Behavior

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BRENTWOOD, TN — John and Beth Murphy founded Rock House Center more than 15 years ago to help Christians draw on their faith for solutions to difficult life issues. Rock House Center’s unique approach to biblical counseling addresses the root causes of emotional suffering, self-defeating behaviors and troubled relationships. “John and Beth have recognized that… Continue reading Rock House Center Helps Clients Find Peace from Emotional Distress and Freedom from Self-Destructive Behavior

Settled

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CHAMPLIN, MN – Settled is a faith-based organization that “equips faith communities to pursue homes with the homeless through sustainable housing, purposeful work, and supportive community.” On any given night, there are nearly 600,000 people in the United States who are sleeping in cars, under bridges, in makeshift tents, and in abandoned buildings. That’s right.… Continue reading Settled

In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on the ugly truths of world hunger: “Scandal of Starvation” — world hunger is a long-term social and global crisis, directly or indirectly causing around 9 million deaths each year –… Continue reading In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

10 Million Meals Delivered in Five Weeks

SPRINGFIELD, MO – According to its website, Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response. The Donaldson siblings experienced extraordinary compassion from Christian families following their father’s death in an automobile accident. Having been the recipients of such… Continue reading 10 Million Meals Delivered in Five Weeks

Helping the Helpless in Asia During COVID-19 Pandemic, Reports Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and its affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, reports on relief efforts to COVID-19 in Asia. India’s population exceeds 1.3 billion people. Within the nation, 470 million workers are currently restricted from moving about under directions to isolate in place. The Raw… Continue reading Helping the Helpless in Asia During COVID-19 Pandemic, Reports Gospel for Asia

Gospel for Asia: 10 Things You Should Know About Leprosy

WILLS POINT, TX – Indigenous Gospel for Asia-supported workers are accustomed to facing the effects of leprosy on the people of South Asia. Leprosy is one of the most devastating diseases in the world. It is one of the oldest diagnosed illnesses without a protocol for prevention. Four million people living in tropical regions currently… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: 10 Things You Should Know About Leprosy

World Leprosy Day 2020: Gospel for Asia’s Reminder of a Most Misunderstood Disease

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia is reminding the public that World Leprosy Day will be observed this year on January 26. For more than 60 years, the last Sunday of January has been set apart and designated to remind people of this terrible, disfiguring and misunderstood disease. Many Westerners still believe that leprosy… Continue reading World Leprosy Day 2020: Gospel for Asia’s Reminder of a Most Misunderstood Disease

Why Are So Many People Hungry?

SOUTH ASIA – Gospel for Asia (GFA) – More than 820 million people around the globe suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition. Forty-five countries have “serious levels of hunger.” Hunger is the number one health risk in the world. Hunger is the root cause of “a staggering 3.5 million deaths” every year. Every 10 seconds,… Continue reading Why Are So Many People Hungry?

South Asia Monsoons – Seeing the Blessings in the Midst of the Storm

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until [these] calamities have passed by. KERALA – When we hear the words typhoon, cyclone, or hurricane our first reaction is a heightened awareness of potential danger.… Continue reading South Asia Monsoons – Seeing the Blessings in the Midst of the Storm

Presence in Time of Trouble | In Person at the Kerala Floods

Kerala, India, experienced flooding due to monsoon rains that have not been seen or experienced since 1924.

KERALA – There is one emotion common to anyone caught in a major flood. Fear. It is a fear that comes, like the water, in waves. The first wave of fear begins with the initial awareness that a flood is possible. This fear is allayed by the hope that “Maybe it won’t affect me.” The… Continue reading Presence in Time of Trouble | In Person at the Kerala Floods

Saving Lives at Risk from Open Defecation Using Outdoor Toilets to Improve Sanitation

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on the Open Defecation Sanitation Crisis Written By Karen Burton Mains For much of my adult life, it has been my privilege to hang out with the “renegades” of Christian missions, that relief-and-development crowd that rushes to help during natural disasters, struggles to alleviate the suffering and abasement… Continue reading Saving Lives at Risk from Open Defecation Using Outdoor Toilets to Improve Sanitation

Cyclone Mora

Photo by Ziaul Hoque Cyclone Mora hit the coast of Bangladesh on May 30, displacing hundreds of thousands of people. Per AccuWeather, “More than 500,000 people have been displaced by the former Cyclone Mora which brought heavy rain and damaging winds to western Myanmar and Bangladesh on Monday and Tuesday.” After landfall, at least six… Continue reading Cyclone Mora

Sri Lanka Flood Kills over 200 People; Displaces over Half a Million

Sri Lanka is facing their worst floods since 2003. In it, over 200 people have been killed. Per The Indian Express, “The death toll in Sri Lanka’s floods has climbed to 202 with 94 people still missing in the country’s worst torrential rains since 2003 that displaced nearly half a million people. The Disaster Management… Continue reading Sri Lanka Flood Kills over 200 People; Displaces over Half a Million

Gospel for Asia Helps Vulnerable Children Get Ready for School

WILLS POINT, Texas – Responding to requests for help, Compassion Services Teams supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) recently visited poor areas in Sri Lanka to supply school children with book bags filled with school supplies and other items needed to continue their education. They also helped equip a particular school with much-needed musical instruments… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Helps Vulnerable Children Get Ready for School

What’s been done? Nepal earthquake revisited one year later

Since an earthquake and strong aftershock hit Nepal April and May of 2015, there have been significant relief efforts to help with the reconstruction. Most of the relief work has been done by Christian relief organizations and the people of Nepal have seen the love of Christ displayed. The Day of the Earthquake April 25, 2015… Continue reading What’s been done? Nepal earthquake revisited one year later

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

Somebody Cares Continues Winter Storm Recovery; Families Across Texas Receiving Help

HOUSTON — Countless people across Texas are still suffering from the effects of the deep freeze that hit seven weeks ago: damaged roofs; burst water pipes; burned down homes; and more. Already struggling with COVID shut-down recovery, many families cannot repair the damage from the winter storm. State Farm reported burst pipe claims rose from… Continue reading Somebody Cares Continues Winter Storm Recovery; Families Across Texas Receiving Help

On Easter Sunday Taiwan Churches Pray In Unity Over Train Tragedy

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — On the morning of April 2nd, the No. 408 Taroko Express collided with a construction vehicle that slid onto the tracks as it was entering a tunnel in Hualien County. The train carried 496 passengers. 50 people were confirmed dead, including 4 TRA staff members. The whole country mourns for this incident.… Continue reading On Easter Sunday Taiwan Churches Pray In Unity Over Train Tragedy

International Humanitarian Organization Partners with First Responders Ahead of Snowstorm in Israel

Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of The Fellowship, with staff delivering food boxes and blankets to elderly citizens in Jerusalem and the surrounding region. | Photo Credit: © 2021 IFCJ, photo by Avishag Shaar-Yashuv

JERUSALEM — On Wednesday, just ahead of the storm that covered Jerusalem and the surrounding area with a thick blanket of snow, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) together with United Hatzalah, distributed more than 200 packages of warm blankets, space heaters, and food supplies to elderly residents of the capital and… Continue reading International Humanitarian Organization Partners with First Responders Ahead of Snowstorm in Israel

25 Christian Leaders Affirm Gospel for Asia’s Integrity & Credibility

  •  Francis Chan, Pastor & Author »  •  Palmer Holt, President, InChrist Communications » •  David Mains, Radio & TV Broadcaster »  •  George Verwer, Founder, Operation Mobilization » WILLS POINT, TX – K.P. Yohannan and Gospel for Asia (GFA World), the organization he founded in 1979, have served the Lord faithfully in 18… Continue reading 25 Christian Leaders Affirm Gospel for Asia’s Integrity & Credibility

Tent Schools International

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tent Schools International (TSI) demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ for displaced children “by making education accessible, exchanging chaos and loss for peace and opportunity.” The United Nations estimates that there are currently as many as 35,000,000 displaced children around the globe. They comprise half of the entire population of displaced… Continue reading Tent Schools International

Ministering in Oregon After Devastating Wildfires

OREGON — In the wake of wildfires in Jackson County, Oregon, Samaritan’s Purse seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus to devastated homeowners. Their teams are sifting through ashes in search of items precious to each family. Every homeowner also receives a Bible signed by the volunteers who worked on their property. Lynda… Continue reading Ministering in Oregon After Devastating Wildfires

African Bible Colleges – “Faith in Action, God in Motion”

CLINTON, MS – The missionary vision of Presbyterian pastor John Chinchen was as clear to him as ABC. He was called to establish Bible colleges in Africa that would equip and empower new generations of students who would have an impact in their native countries and communities.LiberiaPutting faith into action, the Lord began to move,… Continue reading African Bible Colleges – “Faith in Action, God in Motion”

American Leprosy Missions – On a Mission

GREENVILLE, SC – American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases around the world. Every two minutes, someone, somewhere across 127 different countries, is diagnosed with leprosy. We should understand by this stage of the COVID-19… Continue reading American Leprosy Missions – On a Mission

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

Fighting Child Hunger in Minneapolis- Sanford Middle School & The Sheridan Story

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – While broadcast media focused the nation’s attention on protests in Minneapolis, most failed to capture a story of hope and compassion taking place in the same city. The Sanford Middle School Story Sanford Middle School launched an emergency campaign to feed neighborhood children and families who had no access to food during… Continue reading Fighting Child Hunger in Minneapolis- Sanford Middle School & The Sheridan Story

South Asia Threatened by Cyclone & Pandemic

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KOLKATA – Residents of West Bengal and the nation of Bangladesh have been battling the onslaught of the Coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has paralyzed millions, confined to their homes without access to food, water, and medical supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage South Asia as the number of cases increases rapidly. Just a few… Continue reading South Asia Threatened by Cyclone & Pandemic

Gospel for Asia Mobile ‘Free Store’ Aids Starving Families in Asia Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay-at-home Americans challenged to support coronavirus relief efforts WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based humanitarian group Gospel for Asia (GFA World, and its affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan is helping to sustain desperate families pushed to the brink of starvation as South Asia battles the deadly coronavirus. More than 5,000 cases… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Mobile ‘Free Store’ Aids Starving Families in Asia Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

World Health Day and the Anitimicrobial Challenges of COVID-19

GENEVA – April 7th of this year marks the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the observance of World Health Day. The special awareness day was established in 1948 by the first World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is the governing body over the World Health Organization (WHO), the sponsor of World Health Day. The… Continue reading World Health Day and the Anitimicrobial Challenges of COVID-19

Coronavirus, Social Distancing Give Us Glimpse into Isolation of People with Leprosy

WILLS POINT, TX – Local, state, and federal governments have mandated the practice of social distancing in hopes of restricting the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Businesses and churches have temporarily closed. Sporting events and concerts have been canceled. We are still getting accustomed to social distancing. It’s not our habit to stay six… Continue reading Coronavirus, Social Distancing Give Us Glimpse into Isolation of People with Leprosy

Hope Haven International | FBO Missions Box Spotlight

ROCK VALLEY, IA – Hope Haven International is a Christian faith-based organization (FBO) committed to unleashing the potential in children and adults who are mentally or physically challenged. Founded in 1959, the first Hope Haven community opened in 1964 with three staff members serving 11 children in a caring, Christian environment. Today, Hope Haven provides… Continue reading Hope Haven International | FBO Missions Box Spotlight

Rekindling Hope in Today’s Youth at the Ranches

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Ranches is a Christian organization that is dedicated to “Rekindling Hope in Today’s Youth.” Missions Box News typically features faith-based organizations that operate in distant and even remote parts of the world. Sometimes, we need to be reminded that there are families and children right here in America who face similar… Continue reading Rekindling Hope in Today’s Youth at the Ranches

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New Choose Life License Plate Unveiled in Georgia

NORCROSS, GA — Choose Life of Georgia today presented the new “Choose Life” license plate to Governor Brian Kemp. It is now available for those who want to promote the preciousness of all human life. The new design depicts an infant’s hand resting in an adult’s hand. It replaces the original plate that featured an… Continue reading New Choose Life License Plate Unveiled in Georgia

Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 189 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2019. These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings of their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and December 2019. All 189 organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary… Continue reading Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Prevention is Key to Elimination in the Fight Against Leprosy

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org, founded by KP Yohannan) issues a Special Report update on the current progress in the fight against leprosy where global leprosy-elimination leaders are making exciting advances both medically and socially. In 2018, another 208,619 new cases of leprosy were detected globally. Is any progress being made in… Continue reading Prevention is Key to Elimination in the Fight Against Leprosy

9 Reasons for Hope to Eliminate Leprosy

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia has just released an updated special report entitled “Progress in the Fight Against Leprosy.” The most important word in that title is “progress.” Progress suggests that there is hope for eliminating leprosy. And, there is. The GFA report, an addendum to 2019’s “Leprosy: Misunderstandings and Stigma Keep it… Continue reading 9 Reasons for Hope to Eliminate Leprosy

Lessons Learned About Dying from a Dying Son, on World Cancer Day 2020

World Cancer Day 2020 by Karen Burton Mains Years ago, traveling around the world in the role of a journalist at the invitation of the director of an international relief organization, we stopped to visit Mother Theresa’s Kalighat Home for the Destitute Dying. I will always remember, as have other journalists before me, particularly Malcolm… Continue reading Lessons Learned About Dying from a Dying Son, on World Cancer Day 2020

Life Abundantly for All – Anglican Overseas Aid

COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – Anglican Overseas Aid is an Australian-based FBO committed to creating partnerships with like-minded organizations to alleviate poverty, injustices, and provide disaster recovery services. According to their website, their work “is inspired by the Gospel of Christ, with a vision for a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.” The Reverend Dr. Bob Mitchell… Continue reading Life Abundantly for All – Anglican Overseas Aid

Literacy: One of the Great Miracle Cures for Limitations on the Human Spirit

Resolving the Limitations Illiteracy Places on the Human Spirit WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) issues an extensive Special Report on illiteracy, the dominant disabler to flourishing for millions around the world, and the miraculous potential of literacy that is able to change the lives of men, women and children for generations.… Continue reading Literacy: One of the Great Miracle Cures for Limitations on the Human Spirit

Care Net’s Annual National Conference Equips Pregnancy Centers and Churches to Carry Out a ‘Pro Abundant Life’ Vision

“Planning for God’s Abundance” Theme Encourages Attendees to Focus on the Kingdom Impact of their Life-Saving and Family-Building WorkNASHVILLE – Care Net, a nonprofit ministry that supports one of the nation’s largest network of pregnancy centers, kicked off its 36th annual conference last Sept 4 at the Union Station Hotel. The conference is the nation’s… Continue reading Care Net’s Annual National Conference Equips Pregnancy Centers and Churches to Carry Out a ‘Pro Abundant Life’ Vision

Ending Homelessness Isn’t Impossible Dream – Here’s How to Do It – Matthew Barnett Opinion | Fox News

Matthew Barnett, co-founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center and senior pastor of Angelus Temple, discusses the ways to end homelessness, that it is not an impossible dream to do so. It’s hard to believe that homelessness still rises to a crisis level in so many places across the U.S. And it pains me to… Continue reading Ending Homelessness Isn’t Impossible Dream – Here’s How to Do It – Matthew Barnett Opinion | Fox News

Aspiration & Desperation in South Asian Slums

MUMBAI – A strange thing has been happening with the slums in South Asia. NGOs like Gospel for Asia have been working amongst the millions of people living in extreme poverty and struggling for survival in the slums of South Asia’s major cities. Suddenly, these slums have become a remarkable tourist attraction. In fact, tours… Continue reading Aspiration & Desperation in South Asian Slums

Child Labor Today: Not Gone, But Forgotten

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on child labor: Millions of Children Trapped between Extreme Poverty and the Profits of Others In a report written by Lee Tucker, a consultant to Human Rights Watch, about the problem of bonded labor in Asia, a young girl shared, “My sister… Continue reading Child Labor Today: Not Gone, But Forgotten

The Paradox of Disease in South Asia

malariNEW DELHI – The paradox of disease is that on the one hand it is an opportunity to share the gospel and on the other hand, it is an enemy that can rob us of the time needed to reach those afflicted. South Asia is the poster child for this paradox. As you read this… Continue reading The Paradox of Disease in South Asia

Christian TV Network SAT-7 Releases ‘Sequel of Hope’ for World Refugee Day, Featuring Myriam – Girl Who Forgave ISIS

Sequel of Hope – a new video released by Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7 for World Refugee Day, June 20 – features Myriam, an Iraqi Christian girl who stunned the world when she forgave ISIS for their terror rampage.

Iraqi girl who ‘captured millions of hearts’ urges Christians to pray, bring hope to refugee childrenEASTON, MD — A refugee girl in the “cradle of Christianity” – who captured the hearts of millions on TV and social media with a message of hope and forgiveness – is calling on Christians to take action on World… Continue reading Christian TV Network SAT-7 Releases ‘Sequel of Hope’ for World Refugee Day, Featuring Myriam – Girl Who Forgave ISIS

Mercy Ships Reaches Major Milestone

GARDEN VALLEY, TX – Aissata was right at the center of a major milestone in the ministry of Mercy Ships. In fact, she is the milestone but she doesn’t even realize it. You see, Aissata is only seven months old. On Monday, May 20, 2019, Aissata became the 100,000th person to become the recipient of… Continue reading Mercy Ships Reaches Major Milestone