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Transforming Lives Through Farming in Democratic Republic of Congo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — Samaritan’s Purse is providing tools, seeds, and agricultural training to farmers living with disabilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nicole Solvig, Samaritan’s Purse: We’re heading to one of our farmer’s fields to see the progress of their work. This is a group of farmers who are all living… Continue reading Transforming Lives Through Farming in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mass killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo a ‘Neglected Tragedy’

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — Following the latest attacks by Islamists that claimed the lives of at least 100 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors is calling on the international community to act urgently to protect the largely forgotten people of DRC. The mass killings of civilians in eastern… Continue reading Mass killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo a ‘Neglected Tragedy’

Ebola Still Threatening the Democratic Republic of Congo

KINSHASA – When last Missions Box News reported on the reemergence of the Ebola virus on August 20th, the estimated number of deaths over the previous 10 days had risen from “at least 20” to 55. Yesterday, September 17th, UNICEF issued their latest Ebola Situation Report indicating that the death toll has reached 97. As… Continue reading Ebola Still Threatening the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Doctors Without Borders Suspends Work After Attacks on Ebola Clinics in Congo

NORTH KIVU PROVINCE – Doctors Without Borders has temporarily suspended its operations treating patients for the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo following armed attacks on two of its clinics. The attacks on February 24th and 27th were described by witnesses as brazen and violent. Buildings and vehicles were set ablaze. After… Continue reading Doctors Without Borders Suspends Work After Attacks on Ebola Clinics in Congo

European Commission Grants Preliminary Approval for Ebola Vaccine

GENEVA – “Game changer,” “a landmark decision for global health,” and “big times big plus big.” These are just a few of the reactions to the announcement from the European Commission (EC) that it has approved Merck’s Ervebo vaccine for the prevention of the Ebola virus. The vaccine has already been used in the Democratic… Continue reading European Commission Grants Preliminary Approval for Ebola Vaccine

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It Takes Only One Mosquito to Lead to Remarkable Truths About FBOs and World Health

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) issues an extensive Special Report on the deadly diseases brought by the mosquito and the storied impact of faith-based organizations on world health, fighting for the Kingdom to “come on earth as it is in heaven.” It takes only one mosquito, buzzing around with ill intent,… Continue reading It Takes Only One Mosquito to Lead to Remarkable Truths About FBOs and World Health

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

Update: WHO Declares Ebola an International Crisis

GENEVA – On 17 July, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current  Ebola virus outbreak in the DRC an international emergency. The outbreak has been classified as a Grade 3 emergency since August 2018. A Grade 3 emergency is a situation in which “a single or multiple country event with substantial… Continue reading Update: WHO Declares Ebola an International Crisis

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We Cannot Allow this Needless Suffering to Continue

GENEVA – Thousands of citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo are frightened by the onslaught of attacks upon their lives. They live daily under the threat of warring militias, the second-largest outbreak of Ebola virus ever, and increasing concerns over the spread of cholera and measles. As recent as this morning, 1,994 cases of… Continue reading We Cannot Allow this Needless Suffering to Continue

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The Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance Is 100 Million Missing Women

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report on the aftermath of acute gender imbalance: Discussing the horrendous reality of 100 million missing women worldwide. One of the stunning stories from Scripture tells about the uninvited woman who crashed a VIP party at the home of an important religious leader. This is a… Continue reading The Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance Is 100 Million Missing Women

Christian Physician Receives 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO – Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Christian doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was named a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize earlier this week. Dr. Mukwege is a world-renowned gynecologist who specializes in treating the survivors of sexual violence within war-torn regions like his own beloved DRC. Mukwege is the son… Continue reading Christian Physician Receives 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

[Update] Ebola Outbreak Now Second Largest Ever

KINSHASA – The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has escalated into the second largest in history. The outbreak that started in August is known to have infected more than 425 people and has been fatal to nearly 250 to date. The incidence of Ebola cases has more than doubled since… Continue reading [Update] Ebola Outbreak Now Second Largest Ever

20,000 Pairs of Shoes

LYNCHBURG, Virginia – Shoes. They are an ordinary, everyday part of life. You probably didn’t think twice about them today, except perhaps, deciding which pair to wear. There are hundreds of thousands of people – perhaps millions – around the world today who don’t get to make that choice. They have either one pair or… Continue reading 20,000 Pairs of Shoes

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The Shameful Truth About Modern Slavery

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WILLS POINT – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948, seventy years ago. Article 4 of the Declaration says, “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” A large number of people in the United States – perhaps most… Continue reading The Shameful Truth About Modern Slavery

Widows Worldwide Face Tragedy, Discrimination

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report: Hope to Overcome the Challenges of Widowhood Written By Ken Walker of InChrist Communications Accounts of the humiliations, insults and indignations suffered by widows worldwide would make anyone cringe. Gulika, a widow in Asia, experienced helplessness after the people in her village turned their backs on her after… Continue reading Widows Worldwide Face Tragedy, Discrimination

MAF Assists World Health Organization to Fight Ebola Outbreak in the DRC

KINSHASA – Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) pilots assisted the World Health Organization (WHO) in the process of identifying a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in remote regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The MAF flew a medical team to the Mbandaka region to take test samples of what was rumored to be… Continue reading MAF Assists World Health Organization to Fight Ebola Outbreak in the DRC

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DRC unrest leaves citizens unsettled, and lacking basic needs

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most mineral rich nations on earth, capable of great economic gain for its people. But decades of corrupt political leadership and war with neighboring countries currently has displaced an estimated 775,000 Congolese in the North Kivu province, according to the United Nations, leaving the country… Continue reading DRC unrest leaves citizens unsettled, and lacking basic needs

GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

CHARLESTON, SC – I am going to assume that you know as much about Burundi as I did before I began to investigate the benevolent work of GLO (aka Great Lakes Outreach). So, before I can introduce you to GLO, I need to familiarize you with the African nation of Burundi. Burundi Burundi occupies less… Continue reading GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

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”

Hard to Imagine – a World Without Christian Health Service Corps

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FRUITVALE, TX – Millions of people around the world have no access to professional healthcare services. The American debate over health insurance coverage is not even on the radar for these millions. They have no doctors, nurses, or paramedics. Injuries and disease claim thousands of lives every month. The Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC) exists… Continue reading Hard to Imagine – a World Without Christian Health Service Corps

Re-directed Christmas Spending Could End Abject Poverty, Says Gospel for Asia Report

PUBLIC ENEMY #1: Mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) has released a new report declaring extreme poverty "public enemy number one," and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate it. Full report available at https://www.gfa.org/press/poverty-report/.

WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) – on the frontlines in the fight against poverty–has released a new report declaring extreme poverty “public enemy number one,” and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate it. The release of the report – titled Poverty: Public Enemy #1: Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is… Continue reading Re-directed Christmas Spending Could End Abject Poverty, Says Gospel for Asia Report

Child Labor Exploitation & Enslavement Targeted in New Report by Gospel for Asia

THE EXPLOITED GENERATION: An estimated 218 million children worldwide as young as five years old are engaged in labor activities, including forced labor, prostitution and pornography, according to a new report released today by Christian agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org/press/report-child-labor), urging people to "pray, engage and act."

WILLS POINT, TX — A mind-boggling 218 million children around the world are involved in child labor, with millions trafficked in forced labor and the sex trade, according to a new report just released by Christian organization Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org).  GFA Founder, Dr. KP Yohannan, calls for people to “pray, engage and act… Continue reading Child Labor Exploitation & Enslavement Targeted in New Report by Gospel for Asia

‘Beyond Despicable’ Conditions Trap 200 Million Children in Child Labor Industry, According to Gospel for Asia Report

In conjunction with World Day Against Child Labor, Christian humanitarian agency spotlights ‘horrible and tragic’ plight of children — as young as five — forced to work in horrific conditions. WILLS POINT, TX — More than 200 million children, as young as five years old, are trapped in “despicable” labor conditions, according to a soon-to-be-released… Continue reading ‘Beyond Despicable’ Conditions Trap 200 Million Children in Child Labor Industry, According to Gospel for Asia Report

Is Malaria Still a Thing?

WILLS POINT, TX – Is Malaria still a thing? Many assume malaria was eradicated more than 50 years ago, which is not bad considering that the disease was discovered in the last decade of the 19th century. If you are nodding your head and thinking the same thing, we would both be wrong on at… Continue reading Is Malaria Still a Thing?

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

NEW YORK – April 4th is the United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, which provides an opportunity for the world to reflect on both the progress made and the challenges that remain in clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance. The vision of the United Nations is a world free of… Continue reading International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Yellow fever vaccine shortage leaves millions of Africans vulnerable

A shortage of the yellow fever vaccine has led the United Nations health agency to endorse lower doses that reduce immunity from a lifetime to approximately 12 months. The World Health Organization recommends using a fifth of the standard dose to stretch the current vaccines. Mass immunization in Angola following 300 deaths since December depleted… Continue reading Yellow fever vaccine shortage leaves millions of Africans vulnerable

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