African Mission Healthcare O2Africa campaign to raise $1 million to make oxygen sustainably available to care for COVID-19 in Africa

DELAND, FL — African Mission Healthcare (AMH) has announced its O2Africa campaign to raise $1 million to make oxygen sustainably available to care for COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan Africa. AMH will immediately invest $360,000 made possible by the generosity of co-founder Mark Gerson and his wife Rabbi Erica Gerson, who are…

Samaritan’s Purse is working in South Sudan to improve health in communities through their nutrition program including COVID-19 prevention.

SOUTH SUDAN — Samaritan’s Purse is working in South Sudan to improve health in communities through their nutrition program that educates families and schoolchildren about various health-related issues, including COVID-19 prevention. Million Markos, Samaritan’s Purse I am Million Markos, the nutrition program manager of Samaritan’s Purse – South Sudan. The main objective of our program…

Family Health Checkup Radio produced by Samaritan Ministries International, surpassed 1,000 markets in June and continues to add listeners nationwide.

PEORIA, IL — An upbeat daily one-minute radio program just added its 1,000th market to its broadcast network by reliably providing practical insights on nutrition, fitness, seasonal health, safety, kids’ health, and much more. “Family Health Checkup,” the daily 60-second feature produced by Samaritan Ministries International (Samaritan, www.samaritanministries.org), a leading health care sharing ministry, surpassed…

GFA (Gospel for Asia) highlights need for more toilets to cut avoidable death toll, in first of challenging series looking at major social issues. WILLS POINT, Texas—Missionary organization GFA (Gospel for Asia) is calling attention to a usually ignored, delicate subject at the heart of much of its caring work—a lack of toilets. In the…

GFA (Gospel for Asia) matches simple mosquito net distribution with awareness drive to further ‘life and death’ fight against malaria. WILLS POINT, Texas—Malaria may be a thing of the past in many places, but it remains a major public health threat in large parts of the world, prompting GFA (Gospel for Asia) to sound the…

No one would disagree with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that “Health is . . . essential to development. Good health improves learning, worker productivity, and income. As such, health contributes to economic growth.” There is a logic here. People must be healthy to be productive. Good personal and community health are necessary, not only…

Gospel for Asia (GFA) highlights need for more toilets to cut avoidable death toll, in first of challenging series looking at major social issues affecting people in Asia. WILLS POINT, Texas—Missionary organization GFA (Gospel for Asia) is calling attention to a usually ignored, delicate subject at the heart of much of its caring work—a lack…

Mosquito-zika-virus-missions

The Zika outbreak that started in northeast Brazil is now in 30 countries, causing researchers to develop vaccines while trying to confirm the connection to microcephaly. Christian ministries like World Vision and Operation Blessing have mobilized with preventative strategies in high-risk communities while ministering to mothers whose children have birth defects. According to Operation Blessing,…

As the COVID 19 shows signs of slowing down and then accelerating, Johsh McDowell is sounding the alarm about the impact of lockdown isolation

PLANO, TX — As the COVID-19 pandemic shows signs of slowing down and then accelerating again—like a perilous roller coaster ride–an apologist, who has worked with and researched young people in the church for nearly 55 years, is sounding the alarm about the impact of lockdown isolation on Generation Z—especially as they go back to…

Global Handwashing Day is October 15 - the annual observance was established by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Handwashing Day is October 15. The annual observance was established by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008. The Partnership is a coalition of private sector entities, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations that collaborate to promote handwashing. I thought that responsibility belonged to my parents. “Don’t touch anything with your…

Patients with disabilities face greater challenges during pandemic, we're thankful that federal government & the state of Tennessee are standing in the gap

BRISTOL, TN — The Tennessee-based, 18,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) lauded a Tennessee patient protection policy that protects disabled patients during the COVID pandemic. The policy was announced this afternoon by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and developed collaboratively between HHS, the state of Tennessee,…

Researchers at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi may have made a major breakthrough for ending the plague of malaria.

NAIROBI, KENYA – Researchers at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi may have made a major breakthrough that could finally end the plague of malaria. Residents of tropical regions in developing countries are especially prone to bites from the infamous malaria-carrying female Anopheles mosquito. An average of 400,000 people die…

Paul William Richards will be shipping copies of his book, "Helping Your Church Live Stream," to as many houses of worship during the coronavirus outbreak.

WEST CHESTER, PA — Paul William Richards has announced that he will be shipping copies of his book, “Helping Your Church Live Stream,” to as many houses of worship as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. Richards is Chief Streaming Officer at PTZOptics, a live streaming camera manufacturer. The book, which was released in 2019, is…

Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).Though there is reason to be afraid of Coronavirus,there are greater reasons not to be.

If you have been reading the headlines the past few days, you may have wondered whether the world is coming to an end:“Stock Market Bloodbath”“Anxiety grips companies across the world as virus spreads”“Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country”“‘We’re past the point of containment’ …”Though they may sound alarming, these headlines are alerting us of a…

The World Council of Churches is urging people to share accurate information, practice prevention, and pray for people suffering from Coronavirus outbreak.

GENEVE — The World Council of Churches (WCC) is urging people to share accurate information, practice prevention, and pray for people suffering from the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak. The primary source for accurate information about coronavirus is the World Health Organization (WHO), which has the role of directing international health within the United Nations…

At the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, Christians can be found out on the streets, passing out emergency relief items and sharing the Gospel.

WUHAN – At the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, Christians can be found out on the streets, passing out emergency relief items and sharing the Gospel. Christian humanitarian aid groups have partnered with local Chinese pastors to distribute food and protective masks. Mark Hogsed, vice president of international programs at World Help, told…

Trail Life USA wants to reinforce its commitment to providing a safe experience for all boys, from kindergarten through 12th grade.

GREENVILLE — The following statement is provided by Mark Hancock (pictured below) — CEO, Trail Life USA: “We are deeply saddened that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), a long-standing American institution, is in this unfortunate situation. “Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.org), a Christian boys’ mentoring and discipleship movement, wants to reinforce its commitment to providing…

World Help is partnering with pastors to distribute relief, face masks and food, in the provinces surrounding Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises.

FOREST, VA – A Christian humanitarian organization has announced a new campaign to provide aid to Chinese families in cities that have been deemed high risk for the deadly coronavirus as the death toll rises above 1,000. World Help, an organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world,…

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, major cities in China and more than 20 countries around the world, including Japan, Thailand, and Singapore, have fallen to the virus. Hong Kong’s churches are providing a prayer book online called "Pass Over Us", and the Chinese Evangelical Association launched a 28-day prayer and fasting campaign for the pandemic.

HONG KONG – As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, major cities in China and more than 20 countries around the world, including Japan, Thailand, and Singapore, have fallen to the virus. Hong Kong’s churches are providing a prayer book online called “Pass Over Us”, and the Chinese Evangelical Association launched a 28-day prayer…

A “stove pipe” pipe tornado ripped through Dolores, a city of 20,000, in southwest Uruguay on April 15, leaving four people dead and hundreds injured. Flying cars struck two of the deceased victims. Witnesses report more than 400 buildings were destroyed amid the disruption of normal services, contributing to the state of chaos. “There are…

ACSI announced the release of data from its survey of Christian schools' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on reopening plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce the release of data from its second nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on reopening plans and the financial outlook for fall 2020. Nearly 550 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and…

Cambodia's disadvantaged communities

CAMBODIA — Cambodia’s disadvantaged live in poverty in both urban and rural slums, where prospects are bleak, and safety and the family unit is under threat. Operation Mobilisation’s Mercy Teams International provides education and social work programs which provide support for the poor and marginalized in Phnom Penh and enable Cambodia’s disadvantaged children to further…

Alternatives Pregnancy Center, a pro-life medical clinic & resource for women, created a diaper drive-through to help moms during COVID 19 outbreak.

SACRAMENTO, CA — Alternatives Pregnancy Center, a pro-life medical clinic and resource for women in Sacramento, Calif. created a COVID Diaper Drive-through to help moms affected by the coronavirus outbreak. “When this pandemic hit, we had people calling our clinic who had lost their jobs and needed diapers. At this point, people were hoarding diapers…

Despite Samaritan’s Purse Field Hospital aiding at the epicenter of the COVID crisis, the opposition to Christians in the US is raising its ugly head.

NEW YORK – The big, white Samaritan’s Purse 18-wheelers pulled into New York City during the last week of March. Within days, a fully-equipped field hospital had been erected in Central Park to assist local hospitals in treating Coronavirus COVID-19 patients. Providing Relief The 68-bed emergency field hospital medical staff is complemented by 60 Christian…

Christian organizations, churches, and faith-based nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are rushing to join a "crisis communications support group"

Amid coronavirus outbreak, InChrist Communications sets up free ‘Crisis CONNECT Network,’ weekly webinars CHARLOTTE — Christian organizations, churches, and other faith-based nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are rushing to join a “crisis communications support group” set up to help them navigate the coronavirus storm. The online “Crisis CONNECT Network,” created by national integrated communications…