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San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center Serves Men with Addiction and Life-Controlling Issues

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas, San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center announced their fall fundraising event Greater Things Gala, to be held on Friday, October 15 with virtual and in-person options. The San Antonio Men’s Center serves men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with a 12-month residential discipleship and life… Continue reading San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center Serves Men with Addiction and Life-Controlling Issues

AACC to Host ‘Way Maker World Conference’ for Mental Health and Ministry Professionals, Features Dr. Ben Carson, Levi Lusko, Lysa Terkeurst

LYNCHBURG, VA — The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) will host the 2021 Way Maker World Conference Wednesday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. The AACC’s World Conference is the world’s premier Christian counseling event and offers counselors and ministry experts an opportunity to learn… Continue reading AACC to Host ‘Way Maker World Conference’ for Mental Health and Ministry Professionals, Features Dr. Ben Carson, Levi Lusko, Lysa Terkeurst

African Mission Healthcare launches ‘O2Africa’ campaign to provide $1M for critically needed oxygen to treat COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan 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… Continue reading African Mission Healthcare launches ‘O2Africa’ campaign to provide $1M for critically needed oxygen to treat COVID-19 and other acutely ill patients in sub-Saharan Africa

Samaritan’s Purse Improving Health Access in South Sudan

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… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Improving Health Access in South Sudan

Samaritan’s ‘Family Health Checkup’

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… Continue reading Samaritan’s ‘Family Health Checkup’

Prior to World Health Day, Gospel for Asia Encourages Special Prayers for Coronavirus Crisis

GENEVA – World Health Day has been observed every April 7th since 1950. The special day is one of eight inaugurated under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). It was the first such day to be set aside by the WHO. World Health Day has a dual function. First, it is intended to… Continue reading Prior to World Health Day, Gospel for Asia Encourages Special Prayers for Coronavirus Crisis

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

Gospel for Asia Observes World Health Day With Treatment & Education

Integral Components of GFA’s Observance of World Health Day Include Treatment and Education. WILLS POINT, TX — Each year since 1950, April 7 has been set aside for the observance of World Health Day. The special day was introduced to commemorate the first World Health Assembly sponsored by the World Health Organization. The purpose of… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Observes World Health Day With Treatment & Education

Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum

DAVOS – Three thousand world leaders are expected to meet at the World Economic Forum in this Swiss community from January 22nd through the 25th. The theme of this year’s forum is “Trust: The world’s currency.” Immediately preceding the event, Oxfam released a 40-page research report entitled “Public Good or Private Wealth.” Oxfam is an… Continue reading Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum

Gospel for Asia’s Special Report Spotlights Major Health Crisis That Also Opens Door to Demonstrate the Love of Christ

A family in front of a GFA-provided local sanitation facility. Around the world, there are 2.3 billion people who don’t have access to a toilet. Open defecation produces life-threatening diseases, while simple toilets like the ones GFA-supported affiliates build in Asia are saving many lives.

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… Continue reading Gospel for Asia’s Special Report Spotlights Major Health Crisis That Also Opens Door to Demonstrate the Love of Christ

Gospel for Asia Issues Special Report on Remarkable Fathers

by Lou Gutheil, GFA guest writer “You fathers–if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not!” (Luke 11:11-12 NLT) One of His disciples had asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. On that… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Issues Special Report on Remarkable Fathers

‘Chilling’ Special Report Spotlights Need for New Push Against Enduring Global Health Threat

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… Continue reading ‘Chilling’ Special Report Spotlights Need for New Push Against Enduring Global Health Threat

The Danger of Rapid Economic Growth for Health Care in Developing Countries

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… Continue reading The Danger of Rapid Economic Growth for Health Care in Developing Countries

Water Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

What if every day you turned on your faucet and risked becoming seriously ill from drinking the water? That is a question posed on the website of Water for Thirty Thousand. It is a question that needs to be asked of all of use in the Western world. We take water for granted whether it… Continue reading Water Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Special Report Spotlights Health Crisis Solution That Demonstrates God’s Love

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… Continue reading Special Report Spotlights Health Crisis Solution That Demonstrates God’s Love

Health Leaders Scramble to Create Zika Vaccine as the Disease Spreads Across the Americas

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,… Continue reading Health Leaders Scramble to Create Zika Vaccine as the Disease Spreads Across the Americas

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Willing Hands and Hearts Needed in Louisiana

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are in Southeast Louisiana tarping roofs, removing debris, and cutting downed trees for homeowners who were impacted by Hurricane Ida. But more volunteers are urgently needed to come alongside these hurting residents and let them know that God has not forgotten them. Debbie Anderson, Homeowner: This down here is… Continue reading Willing Hands and Hearts Needed in Louisiana

Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

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ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia ACT is a Christian organization dedicated to serving Jesus Christ in and around the capital city of one of the most dangerous countries in Africa. Ethiopia ranks 36th on the Open Doors 2021 World Watch List, up three spots from 2019, but that list is focused primarily on the persecution of… Continue reading Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

For Millions of Arab Children, Remote Learning Represents Survival

FOR MILLIONS OF ARABIC CHILDREN, REMOTE LEARNING IS A LIFELINE: Christian satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) is providing an education otherwise unattainable for millions of Arabic children. SAT-7 ACADEMY offers lessons in English, Arabic, mathematics and the sciences for primary school students in various grades. These classes, accessible even by kids in refugee camps, are a valuable tool in combating illiteracy across the Middle East and North Africa.

EASTON, MD — While many American parents see the past year’s remote learning as a source of their children’s depression and academic shortfalls, satellite TV lessons from SAT-7, a unique Christian media ministry, are providing a critical education for millions of students in war-torn nations in the Middle East and North Africa. One of every… Continue reading For Millions of Arab Children, Remote Learning Represents Survival

U.S. Ministry Supports Christian Kids Camp in ‘Shadow of Chernobyl’

CAMP BRINGS HEAVEN’S HOPE TO 'CHILDREN IN SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL:' Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) -- a U.S.-based mission to the "forgotten" children and families of the former Soviet Union -- is aiming to give an "unforgettable summer" to orphans, abandoned kids, and children still suffering from the lingering effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that happened 35 years ago on April 26. Local evangelical churches, with SGA's support, plan to stage 500 summer camps across the former Soviet Union this year.

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission to the “forgotten children” of the former Soviet Union is aiming to give an “unforgettable summer” to children still suffering from the lingering effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that shook the world 35 years ago on April 26. Supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), Camp… Continue reading U.S. Ministry Supports Christian Kids Camp in ‘Shadow of Chernobyl’

All in for America’s Kids

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WASHINGTON — In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, CityServe, along with churches around the nation will be observing a National Day of Prayer, referred to as Blue Sunday, this April 25th. This day reminds faith communities to intercede in prayer for abused and neglected children and to open their doors to provide good homes… Continue reading All in for America’s Kids

The Los Angeles Dream Center Celebrates 5 Million Meals Served During COVID Relief, and Announces New Rooms Added to Their Transitional Housing Program

LOS ANGELES — The effects of the pandemic left millions in desperate need. Yet since March 2020, through the Los Angeles Dream Center’s quick-response COVID relief efforts and the support of the community, donors, corporations, volunteers, and small businesses, they were able to distribute 7 million pounds of food processed through their food bank. In… Continue reading The Los Angeles Dream Center Celebrates 5 Million Meals Served During COVID Relief, and Announces New Rooms Added to Their Transitional Housing Program

World AIDS Day – December 1, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – World AIDS Day is observed on December 1, 2020. The COVID-19 epidemic has captured so much of the headlines that news about AIDS, once recognized as the most threatening disease on the planet, has been moved to the back page of the news. That is, if it is mentioned at all.… Continue reading World AIDS Day – December 1, 2020

First African Woman to Receive L’Chaim Prize for Providing Life-Changing Care in Rural Uganda

DELAND, FL — African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is pleased to announce that the prestigious AMH Gerson L’Chaim (“To Life”) Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service has been awarded to Dr. Sister Priscilla Busingye, OB-GYN and a member of the Banyatereza Sisters of Uganda. Dr. Busingye is the first woman and first African to receive… Continue reading First African Woman to Receive L’Chaim Prize for Providing Life-Changing Care in Rural Uganda

From Lockdown to Locker Room: Best-Selling Author Josh McDowell Calls Church to Address ‘Natural Climate of Challenges’ Facing Gen Z

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… Continue reading From Lockdown to Locker Room: Best-Selling Author Josh McDowell Calls Church to Address ‘Natural Climate of Challenges’ Facing Gen Z

Wash Your Hands on Global Handwashing Day and Beyond

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… Continue reading Wash Your Hands on Global Handwashing Day and Beyond

Pandemic Anxiety – What Can We Do?

Are you confused about the COVID-19 pandemic? I am. It’s hard to know what to believe because even the “experts” and the highest-ranking officials don’t agree on where the virus came from, how it is transmitted, how to prevent its spread, or what can be done to eradicate it without creating harmful unintended consequences. I… Continue reading Pandemic Anxiety – What Can We Do?

Update: Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project

USA — Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project provided physical and spiritual healing in the name of Jesus for nine children and their mothers from Mongolia They came to North America for the children to undergo successful congenital heart surgery. Several of the mothers invited Jesus Christ into their lives. Cindy Bonsall, Samaritan’s Purse Today, we… Continue reading Update: Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project

Tennessee Protects Disabled Patients During Pandemic

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,… Continue reading Tennessee Protects Disabled Patients During Pandemic

Can ICIPE End Malaria Forever?

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… Continue reading Can ICIPE End Malaria Forever?

Staying Apart, While Coming Together No Contradiction for Body of Christ

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – The following is a statement from Bishop Danny Yohannan, Vice President, Gospel for Asia, concerning the current Coronavirus crisis: The coronavirus COVID-19 is now impacting our daily lives, and — for many of us — consuming our thoughts and conversations… Continue reading Staying Apart, While Coming Together No Contradiction for Body of Christ

Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak ‘Helping Your Church Live Stream’ Book Now Free to Houses of Worship

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… Continue reading Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak ‘Helping Your Church Live Stream’ Book Now Free to Houses of Worship

Coronavirus Fears Mount, but Remember Faith’s Role in Face of Uncertainty — Greg Laurie Opinion | Fox News

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… Continue reading Coronavirus Fears Mount, but Remember Faith’s Role in Face of Uncertainty — Greg Laurie Opinion | Fox News

Global Media Outreach on Pace to Present the Gospel to 2 Billionth Person Online by Mid 2020

PLANO, TX — Global Media Outreach – the leader in online evangelism – is on pace to top 2 billion gospel presentations worldwide by June 2020. Founded in 2004, the internet ministry pioneer has touched lives in every country on earth presenting the gospel an average of 350,000 times a day and seeing 223 million… Continue reading Global Media Outreach on Pace to Present the Gospel to 2 Billionth Person Online by Mid 2020

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Faith-Fueled Satellite TV Combats Coronavirus ‘Wave of Fear’

COMBATING CORONAVIRUS 'WAVE OF FEAR': Speaking to viewers in homes across the Middle East and North Africa, pioneering satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) aims to "calm the wave of fear with God's peace" via real-time, faith-fueled programs, like SAT-7 KIDS' show Family of Jesus, that openly discuss the coronavirus crisis.

EASTON, MD — As anxious families in the troubled Middle East and North Africa — and especially Iran — face the coronavirus epidemic, Christian broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) today launched a new campaign to “calm the wave of fear with God’s peace.” With coronavirus — known as COVID-19 — threatening to become a global pandemic, more… Continue reading Faith-Fueled Satellite TV Combats Coronavirus ‘Wave of Fear’

As Coronavirus Affects ‘One Human Family,’ WCC Emphasizes Accurate Information, Practicing Prevention

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… Continue reading As Coronavirus Affects ‘One Human Family,’ WCC Emphasizes Accurate Information, Practicing Prevention

Chinese Stockpiling Food as Virus Fears Increase: ‘We Are Asking People to Pray’

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… Continue reading Chinese Stockpiling Food as Virus Fears Increase: ‘We Are Asking People to Pray’

Trail Life USA – Boy Scouts of America Faith-Based Alternative – Saddened by BSA Bankruptcy News; Outlines Youth Protection Policies in Place

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… Continue reading Trail Life USA – Boy Scouts of America Faith-Based Alternative – Saddened by BSA Bankruptcy News; Outlines Youth Protection Policies in Place

Christian Group Sends Face Masks, Food to China as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises above 1,000

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,… Continue reading Christian Group Sends Face Masks, Food to China as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises above 1,000

Amidst Fear of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Christians Unite in Prayer, Spreading Love and Peace

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… Continue reading Amidst Fear of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Christians Unite in Prayer, Spreading Love and Peace

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New Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise

CAMBRIDGE, MA – According to a November 6 report in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Takeda Pharmaceutical appears to be well on its way to producing an effective vaccine against one of the world’s top 10 threats to global health.There is currently no cure or preventative medication for dengue fever. In 2018 alone,… Continue reading New Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise

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

10 Things You Need to Know About Gospel for Asia Medical Camps

WILLS POINT, TX – With World Malaria Day approaching on April 25, the Missions Box News staff decided it is an opportune time to draw attention to the medical camps in South Asia, especially those conducted by Gospel for Asia-supported workers. Here are 10 things you should know about the need for and the impact… Continue reading 10 Things You Need to Know About Gospel for Asia Medical Camps

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

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

Mosquito Nets with Love, from Gospel for Asia

WORLD HEALTH DAY EVENTS SHOWCASE TIPS TO IMPROVE EVERYDAY HEALTH WILLS POINT, TX – Workers supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) held free health seminars, distributed vitamins and gave away mosquito nets to hundreds of impoverished villagers and workers in Asia earlier this month on World Health Day. The seminars were part of an effort… Continue reading Mosquito Nets with Love, from Gospel for Asia

Largest Private Gift Ever to Christian Medical Missions

NEW YORK — African Mission Healthcare expresses gratitude to Jewish entrepreneur Mark Gerson and his wife, Rabbi Erica Gerson, for committing $18 million dollars to support the lifesaving work of African Mission Healthcare (AMH), a nonprofit Christian Medical Missions organization envisaged by Gerson and his friend Dr. Jon Fielder, who become friends 30 years ago… Continue reading Largest Private Gift Ever to Christian Medical Missions