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The Witness of a Wheelchair for Haitian Boy Louie

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI — In Haiti, a country faced with ongoing challenges of political turmoil and poverty, Louie Pierre Oujee was born with a disability—his legs were outstretched and he had no feeling below the knee. Unable to walk, Louie is now 5 years old and can only get around by pushing on his… Continue reading The Witness of a Wheelchair for Haitian Boy Louie

FLM Continues to Provide Hope for Haiti in the Midst of COVID-19

PITTSBURGH — A pandemic won’t stop FLM Haiti’s efforts to provide needed support for the Haitian people. In fact, the need is even greater this year as Haiti continues to fight the impact of COVID-19 and other ongoing challenges related to education, health care, and housing. With that in mind, the Functional Literacy Ministry (FLM… Continue reading FLM Continues to Provide Hope for Haiti in the Midst of COVID-19

Church in Puerto Rico Works with Mission Match to Help Orphanages in Haiti

As in 2 Cor. 8:1-5, a church in Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria, helps orphanages in Haiti receiving fewer U.S. gifts due to COVID.

CHAMPAIGN, IL — When support from mainland U.S. dropped due to the COVID 19 pandemic, orphanages in Haiti faced a food shortage. A church in Puerto Rico applied to empty tomb®, inc.’s Mission Match® to fill the gap. Even though Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria (2017), Pastor Rolando Cruz of the Iglesia… Continue reading Church in Puerto Rico Works with Mission Match to Help Orphanages in Haiti

FBO Leader Stays in Haiti During Coronavirus

JÉRÉMIE, HAITI – Haiti could be a poster-child for disaster. It seems like it is bound by disasters linked together like an endless chain. The impoverished nation had not fully recovered from the massive 2010 earthquake when it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Even without these natural disasters, three-quarters of the households have… Continue reading FBO Leader Stays in Haiti During Coronavirus

Missionaries ‘Stuck’ in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti is a popular country for short-term missions trips because its needs are great and it is a relatively short distance for small church groups. As the pastor of a church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, said, “We want to serve the Haitians with compassion and offer real hope.” That pretty well… Continue reading Missionaries ‘Stuck’ in Haiti

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Extollo: Changing Lives in Haiti

HAITI – Sherman Balch and his wife Cheryl volunteered to go to Haiti with a group from their church a few months after the 2010 earthquake. That visit became a life-changing experience that led to the founding of Extollo, a Latin word that means “to raise up.” Now Extollo is a life-changing experience for native… Continue reading Extollo: Changing Lives in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti; Causes Cholera Outbreak

Photo by DFID – UK Department for International Development In early October of last year, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti. This caused massive destruction and disease to break out in Haiti, Cholera, which is caused by drinking infected water. Per CNN, “Thirteen people have died from cholera since Matthew hit Haiti, he said. This tragedy —… Continue reading Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti; Causes Cholera Outbreak

Bus Hits Haitians in Parade

Image by Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. On March 12, there was a parade in celebration of Rara, a Haitian holiday. All the sudden a bus came plowing through the parade and crowds. Per CNN, “At least 38 people were killed and 13 others injured in northern Haiti after a… Continue reading Bus Hits Haitians in Parade

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Faith-based organizations help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew

Multiple faith-based humanitarian organizations are responding to the disaster in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has focused on long-term needs of the hurricane victims, helping 16,643 people and partnering with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) to reach 10,000 people. NCA distributed hygiene kits with water purification tablets, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste… Continue reading Faith-based organizations help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew

The Way of the Cross Leads to Jesus

HARLINGEN, TX – Way of the Cross Ministries’ home base is located in Harlingen, Texas, about five hours southeast of San Antonio and about six hours southwest of Houston. Harlingen is eight miles from the U.S. / Mexican border. It is in this lower end of the Rio Grande Valley where Way of the Cross… Continue reading The Way of the Cross Leads to Jesus

An Outreach Project We All Can Do with Lifeline Christian Mission

WESTERVILLE, OH – Lifeline Christian Mission offers a unique opportunity for groups of believers to actually participate in one of their mission projects. Lifeline’s vision is Pray. Give. Go. These are the most typical ways that faith-based outreaches suggest that individuals, families, and churches can participate. And there is nothing wrong with that. Nothing at… Continue reading An Outreach Project We All Can Do with Lifeline Christian Mission

Vapor Ministries: Redeeming the Time by Reaching the Lost

SYLACAUGA, AL – Micah McElveen would be the first person to say that Vapor Ministries is not about him. It’s not. But ministry would not exist had the Lord not chosen him to be the vessel He had prepared especially for catching the vision, gathering the team, and creating the strategy that together became Vapor… Continue reading Vapor Ministries: Redeeming the Time by Reaching the Lost

Rapha Int’l – Healing for Victims of Trafficking

JOPLIN, MO – ‘Rapha’ is a Hebrew word that means ‘healing.’ Rapha International was born out of a near tragedy. No stranger to the country, Joe Garman was in Cambodia when he witnessed first-hand an attempt to traffic a young woman. She had been sold by her parents to agents who were planning to enslave… Continue reading Rapha Int’l – Healing for Victims of Trafficking

‘But God’ Makes The Impossible Possible

RIDGELAND, MS – Stan Buckley planned to visit Haiti only on a short-term mission trip in 2010. He had gathered a small contingent from the church he pastored in Ridgeland, Mississippi, to observe first-hand the effects of the epic earthquake. They just wanted to see if there was anything they could do to help. What… Continue reading ‘But God’ Makes The Impossible Possible

Recovering Treasures from the Ashes of California Wildfires

CALIFORNIA, USA — Samaritan’s Purse is helping homeowners in Santa Cruz, California, where hundreds of houses burned to the ground in the wake of terrible wildfires. Sharing God’s love in word and deed, their volunteers are sifting through the ashes to find personal treasures for affected families. Mark Bingham, Fire Chief, Boulder Creek Fire Dept.… Continue reading Recovering Treasures from the Ashes of California Wildfires

Coreluv’s Calling to Orphaned Children

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WILLIS, TX – Mike Reiszner and his wife, Mandy, were living “the American ministry ideal.” Mike had held a secure position as a youth pastor in a vibrant, growing church in Houston for 10 years. Their future and the future of their youth ministry was bright and promising. Two things happened in 2009 that would… Continue reading Coreluv’s Calling to Orphaned Children

The Global Orphan Project: Prevent, Protect & Prepare

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KANSAS CITY, MO – The Global Orphan Project (GO) began when a successful Kansas City businessman and his wife visited an orphanage while on a short-term mission trip. “The situation was horrific, but the people were wonderful . . . The heart of the people who were caring for these kids, who were not their… Continue reading The Global Orphan Project: Prevent, Protect & Prepare

World Gospel Mission: Never Settle for Less than …

MARION, IN – World Gospel Mission (WGM) activated when two Christian families ventured to China in 1910 to minister alongside two native Chinese Christians. Those families prepared the field in which WGM’s subsequent sowing of the Gospel seed would become successful. Sent with Purpose By 1920, WGM had 15 missionaries, 50 Chinese workers, and hundreds… Continue reading World Gospel Mission: Never Settle for Less than …

How ‘All God’s Children’ Fights Human Trafficking

VANCOUVER, WA – You may be astounded to learn that 8,000,000 children around the world are institutionalized. You might be doubly disturbed to learn that many of them are warehoused in rooms filled with cribs in facilities euphemistically called orphanages. Many of these precious children receive no comfort, care, therapy, education, and, most importantly, love.… Continue reading How ‘All God’s Children’ Fights Human Trafficking

World Vision Measures COVID-19 Aftershocks

FEDERAL WAY, WA – On April 21, 2020, the World Food Program warned that “COVID-19 will double the number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken.” Less than two months later, World Vision has published a report, “Out of Time: COVID-19 Aftershocks.” The World Vision report affirms the World Food Program’s prognosis,… Continue reading World Vision Measures COVID-19 Aftershocks

EMI: Design, Discipleship & Diversity in Missions

COLORADO SPRINGS – Engineering Ministries International was incorporated in 1982. EMI was God’s call on a structural engineer to develop a group of design professionals to aid and support Christian missions agencies in their outreaches to people most in need. They would do this by using engineering “to win people to Christ who would not… Continue reading EMI: Design, Discipleship & Diversity in Missions

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

Equip International: Where Faith & Work Go Hand in Hand

MARION, NC – The specialty of Equip International is unique among faith-based missions organizations. Barrie and Tillie Flitcroft founded Equip in 1996 after serving on several mission fields. Despite distinct differences in the countries where they served, they, nonetheless, observed some common needs they felt led to address. The Equip International website explains that: “After… Continue reading Equip International: Where Faith & Work Go Hand in Hand

Feed My Starving Children

COON RAPIDS, MN – When I saw a headline in The Christian Post that 5,000 people from a church in New Jersey would spend December 6 & 7 packing one million meals for an annual Christmas Outreach, I had to reread it. As I was doing my usual fact-checking, I noticed that The Parsippany Patch… Continue reading Feed My Starving Children

Crazy Until It’s Not. The Story of New Story

100119-N-6266K-020 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Hundreds of displaced Haitians live in make-shift homes outside Gheskio Field Hospital, located on Quisqueya University grounds, where International Medical Surgery Response Team (IMSuRT) technicians are providing emergency medical attention to Haitians following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. The IMSuRT team is a national organization combining medical professionals from Boston and Seattle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Lee Kelsey/Released)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Two young men, life-long friends from Cape Coral Christian School in southwest Florida, took a trip to Haiti with Mission of Hope in 2013. The squalor they witnessed in sprawling tent cities far exceeded their worst expectations. Brett Hagler described it as “crazy.” He and Mike Arietta knew something had to… Continue reading Crazy Until It’s Not. The Story of New Story

The Hands & Feet Project Began in the Back of a Tour Bus

FRANKLIN, TN – This year, the Hands & Feet Project celebrated its 15th anniversary. The project was born in a most unusual place – the back of a tour bus. Mark Stuart and Max McGinnis, co-founders of the Christian rock group, Audio Adrenaline, had been discussing what the group could do to become the hands… Continue reading The Hands & Feet Project Began in the Back of a Tour Bus

Victims of Sex Trafficking Often Punished While Pimps, ‘Johns’ Walk Free — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Freedom should belong to the victim, not the abuser. But, unfortunately across the globe — and right here in America — that fact isn’t always the reality.Prostitution is jokingly labeled the oldest profession. But, working in the sex industry has rarely made a prostitute wealthy or given her financial freedom. Instead, girls who are paid… Continue reading Victims of Sex Trafficking Often Punished While Pimps, ‘Johns’ Walk Free — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

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

Mystery Motorcyclist Saves Mission Team

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Haiti has been plagued for years by extreme poverty and natural disasters. In fact, the natives of Hispaniola were “virtually wiped out” by Spanish settlers within 25 years of Columbus’ arrival. Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere even before the massive earthquake of 2010 in which some 200,000… Continue reading Mystery Motorcyclist Saves Mission Team

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

How Much Do You Know About the World’s Hunger Crisis?

“If you could eat only one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?” This is the way we often speak about food. It’s a hobby, a pastime, and a vehicle for community. For many, however, food and hunger isn’t just about fun. It’s a matter of life and death.… Continue reading How Much Do You Know About the World’s Hunger Crisis?

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

Top 10 Countries with the Worst Water Crisis

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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

Hope Smiles: Where Faith Becomes Action

BRENTWOOD, TN – When we list the needs of the underserved, indigenous, and poverty-stricken people around the world, we rarely include one of their greatest yet most visible needs. Healthy teeth. Picture after picture, image after image we see these people smiling through missing teeth – probably for the sake of the camera. Yet, rarely… Continue reading Hope Smiles: Where Faith Becomes Action

Solutions to Poverty Line Problems of the Poor & Impoverished

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report – Discussing the impact of education on the eradication of extreme poverty. When considering the issues of poverty and lack of education, an old saying comes to mind: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Poverty and low education are each self-perpetuating: Those born into… Continue reading Solutions to Poverty Line Problems of the Poor & Impoverished

410 Bridge – Empowering Nations

The 410 Bridge is in Alpharetta, Georgia, a few miles north of Atlanta. However, if you were to look at a map of the area, you might be surprised to find that you can’t find a highway number 410. No highway, no bridge, right? Wrong. There is a 410 Bridge. Not a physical bridge leading… Continue reading 410 Bridge – Empowering Nations

Whatsoever You Do – Spotlight on Word and Deed

Word and Deed: Serving God, Bridging Communities, Renewing LivesTHOMAS, ONTARIO – Word and Deed is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is based on the Bible directive found in Colossians 3:17 – “And whatever you do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father… Continue reading Whatsoever You Do – Spotlight on Word and Deed

World Missionary Press | Missions Box Spotlight

World Missionary Press: Free Scripture Booklets for the WorldMissions Box News was established by Gospel for Asia to “highlight the good works of nonprofits from around the world.” Most often we do that by reporting news “that pertains to the hardships of living in this world” to show the needs of people burdened by poverty and… Continue reading World Missionary Press | Missions Box Spotlight

The Shameful Truth About Modern Slavery

Young Victim of Labor Trafficking in India

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

21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions

slaveGospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on Slavery & Human Trafficking Written By Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications Around 10 million people are currently behind bars somewhere in the world. Some have yet to face trial, a few have been wrongly convicted, but most are prisoners for a crime they have committed. Meanwhile, four… Continue reading 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions

One-Time Rebel Invites Others to Follow in Her Risk-Taking Footsteps in Taking Gospel to Unreached

Sheila Leech tells how she went from being a teenage rebel to vice president of international healthcare for missions agency Reach Beyond in her new book, God Knows What I’m Doing Here.

Troubled teen-turned-medical missionary aims to inspire others to trust God in new book chronicling her adventures in faith COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—A reformed rebel with a taste for adventure is looking to inspire others to step out and make a difference in the world. Sharing some hair-raising stories from more than 35 years’ missionary service in… Continue reading One-Time Rebel Invites Others to Follow in Her Risk-Taking Footsteps in Taking Gospel to Unreached

Death Penalty Now Mandatory for Apostasy in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – On 27 April 2018, The National Assembly of Mauritania passed a law that makes the death penalty mandatory for anyone convicted of “blasphemous speech” and acts deemed “sacrilegious.” Human rights experts from the UN, the African Commission of Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), and more than 20 NGOs have called upon the… Continue reading Death Penalty Now Mandatory for Apostasy in Mauritania

The Rising Challenge of Stateless Children

WILLS POINT, Texas – It is no secret that the world is rife with problems ranging from terrorism and wars to hunger and health issues. Many of these and other problems spawn floods of refugees seeking safe harbor from potential harm. Many would consider making a successful journey to a safer place a success. However,… Continue reading The Rising Challenge of Stateless Children

FARMS International Ministering in Mizoram

KNIFE RIVER, MN – FARMS International has established successful agricultural evangelism programs in Haiti, Cuba, Ecuador, Thailand, The Philippines, Moldova, Bangladesh, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Thailand, Vietnam, and the state of Nagaland in Northeast India. The organization recently announced that it is expanding its unique approach to doing good in the name of Christ to… Continue reading FARMS International Ministering in Mizoram

MedShare Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

DECATUR, Georgia – MedShare was founded in 1998 when two men realized that a large amount of discarded medical supplies and equipment available could be used for the critical healthcare needs of medically underserved populations. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) that now serves people… Continue reading MedShare Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

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Gospel for Asia Founder, K.P. Yohannan on Hurricane Harvey – “Please pray and do all you can…”

Hurricane Harvey from space

K.P. Yohannan, founder and director of Gospel for Asia in Wills Point, TX asked donors and supporters of the nonprofit to pray and do all they could for those in Hurricane Harvey’s path. Yohannan, pleaded with many to take time to pray. Now is the time to minister to the needs of the suffering and… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Founder, K.P. Yohannan on Hurricane Harvey – “Please pray and do all you can…”

Quote of the Day

“Almost every page of the Gospel of John speaks of mission as sending, with regard to Jesus and with regard to us as well. Jesus did not come on His own, but His Father sent Him (John 8:42). He did not speak His own words but the words of the Father who sent Him (3:34;… Continue reading Quote of the Day

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