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Faith-Based Expert Available for Interviews on India COVID Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX — K.P. Yohannan — founder of global humanitarian agency GFA World (www.gfa.org), best-selling author, and international speaker, who was born and reared in India — is available for media interviews on the current COVID crisis in India. What’s REALLY Going On in India Right Now? Millions are suffering as India’s COVID “second… Continue reading Faith-Based Expert Available for Interviews on India COVID Crisis

Hunger Grips COVID-Ravaged India; GFA World Responds

HUNGER'S DEEP SILENCE: On World Hunger Day, May 28, Texas-based humanitarian agency GFA World (www.gfa.org) reports growing desperation in India as it supports efforts to help thousands starving in "deep silence" amid the pandemic's continuing onslaught.

WILLS POINT, TX — India’s devastating “second wave” of COVID-19 is overshadowing another deadly tsunami of suffering — rampant hunger. Global humanitarian agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World) reports growing desperation across India as it supports efforts to feed those facing starvation amid the pandemic’s continuing onslaught. The Texas-based organization has helped feed hundreds of thousands… Continue reading Hunger Grips COVID-Ravaged India; GFA World Responds

GFA World Helps India Face Its COVID Goliath

FIGHTING FOR BREATH: GFA World (www.gfa.org) -- one of the world's largest humanitarian agencies -- is sending lifesaving oxygen equipment and other vital supplies to help people fighting for breath amid India's devastating second wave of COVID-19. People can support the agency's COVID-19 relief efforts by going to its website.

WILLS POINT, TX – The COVID-19 virus is claiming 120 lives per hour in India, according to a CBS News report. With relatives of the dead waiting hours in line at the country’s crematoriums, many fear that the number of deaths is under-reported. Worldometers reports that the average number of new cases of COVID in… Continue reading GFA World Helps India Face Its COVID Goliath

GFA World Helping in the Face of India’s Tsunami of Suffering

INDIA — Christian humanitarian agency GFA World is distributing urgently needed food supplies to help families fighting for their lives amid India’s devastating second wave of COVID-19. GFA World Founder K.P. Yohannan says in the midst of such a tsunami of suffering their workers are also seeing an unprecedented response to the Gospel of Christ.… Continue reading GFA World Helping in the Face of India’s Tsunami of Suffering

Canadian Christian Organization to Help Prevent COVID-19 Deaths Among India’s Most Vulnerable

ONTARIO, CANADA — As COVID-19 deaths continue to grow exponentially in India, one Canadian NGO is stepping up to help that country’s most vulnerable people access the life-saving jab. Effect Hope is a Canadian Christian global health organization that supports people with neglected tropical diseases. Effect Hope will help Indians affected by leprosy and lymphatic… Continue reading Canadian Christian Organization to Help Prevent COVID-19 Deaths Among India’s Most Vulnerable

GFA World Sending Vital Help Through Oxygen Supplies to COVID-Ravaged India

FIGHTING FOR BREATH: GFA World (www.gfa.org) -- one of the world's largest humanitarian agencies -- is sending lifesaving oxygen equipment and other vital supplies to help people fighting for breath amid India's devastating second wave of COVID-19. People can support the agency's COVID-19 relief efforts by going to its website.

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World — one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide — is sending oxygen equipment and supplies to help people fighting for breath amid… Continue reading GFA World Sending Vital Help Through Oxygen Supplies to COVID-Ravaged India

Partner Parents – Christian Education in NE India

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COLORADO SPRINGS – When we research NGOs and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in preparation for publication on Missions Box News, we look for something that makes the organization unique. It was easy to find what makes Partner Parents exceptional in its own right. Partner Parents’ ministry is distinctive in that it focuses solely on providing a… Continue reading Partner Parents – Christian Education in NE India

India Bracing for COVID-19 Crisis Says Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX – A headline in the Los Angeles Times asked the question, “Social distancing during the Coronavirus? Not when a family of six shares one room.” The story introduced readers to some of the obstacles facing India ahead of the potential impact of the Coronavirus and some of the preventative actions being taken… Continue reading India Bracing for COVID-19 Crisis Says Gospel for Asia

Girls in India: A Success Story Escaping Sex Trade

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, discusses the plight of many girls like Mia, in the grip of extreme poverty, live a life of abuse, prostitution, hopelessness, and the story of escaping the sex trade, freedom: the power to choose a different life. Here in the United States, if you saw furniture sitting beside the… Continue reading Girls in India: A Success Story Escaping Sex Trade

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

Picture Time Shows Child Slavery Movie in Rural India Villages

MUMBAI – Picture Time, a unique mobile Digiplex theater startup company, begins a new venture on November 14. The company has produced a film, Jhalki, about a nine-year-old girl from rural India who sets out on a journey to find her younger brother. Seeking financial help, but being illiterate, their parents unwittingly sold her brother… Continue reading Picture Time Shows Child Slavery Movie in Rural India Villages

World Missionary Press’ Project India

NEW PARIS, IN – World Missionary Press (WMP) has been a vital, behind-the-scenes service supporting missionary work around the world for nearly 60 years. During that time, the faith-based organization has printed more than two billion 48-page topical Scripture booklets.Those two billion Scripture booklets, along with New Testaments, have been distributed to Christian workers in… Continue reading World Missionary Press’ Project India

India Plans Major Slum Rejuvenation Project

DELHI – The Indian government Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs issued a press release on October 23 that could change the lives of four million Delhi residents for the better. The Union Cabinet has approved regulations to guide the process “for conferring/ recognizing ownership or mortgage transfer rights to residents of Unauthorized Colonies (UC)… Continue reading India Plans Major Slum Rejuvenation Project

Indian State of Odisha Introduces Plan to Reduce Debt Bondage

BHUBANESWAR – With 46 million residents, Odisha is the 11th most populous state in India. The eighth-largest Indian state by area, Odisha has a density of more than 760 people per square mile. Odisha also has one of the highest migration rates in the country. Approximately 500,000 people relocate every year, primarily due to escape… Continue reading Indian State of Odisha Introduces Plan to Reduce Debt Bondage

India’s Protection of Rights on Marriage Law Is Major Breakthrough for Women

NEW DELHI – Missions Box has steadfastly supported effective action to protect women from abuses wherever they occur. Mistreatment of women takes many forms across the entire globe but nowhere else is that abuse so apparent as it is in developing countries where women are traditionally held in low regard.The Provisions of NGOs South Asia… Continue reading India’s Protection of Rights on Marriage Law Is Major Breakthrough for Women

India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

Faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.

WILLS POINT, TX — Christian missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.  Critical water shortages have ‘reached point of no return’ as mega-city Chennai fights thirst. As many as 600… Continue reading India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

Death Toll Continues to Rise in Nepal, Bangladesh & Northern India Floods

KATMANDU – As people in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu are facing a crisis of having no water, the people in Nepal, Bangladesh, and the Indian State of Bihar are begging for relief from raging floodwaters that have displaced ten of thousands. The death toll keeps rising as new reports filter in. The… Continue reading Death Toll Continues to Rise in Nepal, Bangladesh & Northern India Floods

Pray for India’s Worsening Water Crisis

MUMBAI – Businesses and schools have come to a halt in parts of Mumbai as its 18.4 million residents endure the city’s second-highest rainfall in 45 years. The town expects, but is ill-equipped to handle, heavy rain during the monsoon season. The flooding in Mumbai, however, is not the water crisis the subcontinent faces. Nearly… Continue reading Pray for India’s Worsening Water Crisis

World Vision India Provides Ongoing Relief Following Cyclone Fani

ODISHA – World Vision is providing ongoing humanitarian assistance in India, after major coastal cities and communities were hit by cyclone Fani. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes. Many live in constant fear for when the next storm may strike. In response World Vision is helping to rebuild homes and livelihoods as… Continue reading World Vision India Provides Ongoing Relief Following Cyclone Fani

Looming Water Crisis in India

WILLS POINT, TX – Various international organizations observed World Water Day on March 22, 2019. World Water Day should be a time for celebrating the life-sustaining gift of clean water. Unfortunately, the Earth at large is facing a world water crisis – water scarcity caused by increased demand and diminished supplies. India Spend published a… Continue reading Looming Water Crisis in India

10 Amazing Things You Did Not Know About the Elections in India

MUMBAI – The Indian general election results will be announced on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019. Most Americans probably did not know that. Here are 10 other amazing things about the general elections in India you also probably did not know. India’s general election process has been dubbed “The world’s biggest democratic exercise.” Question: If this… Continue reading 10 Amazing Things You Did Not Know About the Elections in India

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100 Million People in India Under Threat of ‘Extremely Severe’ Cyclone Fani

NEW DELHI – Over 100 million people in three eastern and northeastern coastal states of India are being evacuated as the threat of an ‘extremely severe’ cyclone is expected to make landfall on May 3rd.Cyclone Fani has been strengthening over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to contain windspeeds in excess of 132 mph… Continue reading 100 Million People in India Under Threat of ‘Extremely Severe’ Cyclone Fani

India Promoting Digital Awareness to Sustain Progress

MUMBAI – When McKinsey & Company issued its report on economic growth and empowerment in India in 2014, one of its most salient recommendations was the need to more fully realize the potential of its human capital in order to sustain the magnitude of growth the country is experiencing. Digitizing India Of all the resources… Continue reading India Promoting Digital Awareness to Sustain Progress

India Leading in Solving Plastic Pollution Problem: New Israeli Invention May Help

DELHI – The invention and introduction of plastic were hailed as a major development in the realm of scientific research that would impact the entire world. There is no doubt that it has, but the impact has not always been beneficial. Decades later, we face a major unintended consequence of this miracle product. It won’t… Continue reading India Leading in Solving Plastic Pollution Problem: New Israeli Invention May Help

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India to Build Another World’s Tallest Statue

A current statue of Ram

Barely weeks after Indian Prime Minister Modi unveiled the world’s tallest statue in Gujarat, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh confirmed that an even larger statue will be erected in the former Faizabad district. The Statue of Unity in Gujarat is an image of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India.… Continue reading India to Build Another World’s Tallest Statue

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India Prepares for Republic Day

DELHI – Officials in India are completing final preparations for the 70th annual Republic Day on Saturday, January 26th. This year’s celebration will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, “Father of the Nation.” Wednesday, January 23, 2019, preparations included a full-dress rehearsal for the annual parade at Rajpath. The entire… Continue reading India Prepares for Republic Day

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New Code of Conduct Protects Female Mill Workers in India

CHENNAI – About 45 million workers are employed in India’s thriving textile and garment industry. The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) has introduced a new code of conduct to protect the safety of the largest group employed in the garment industry workforce – women. According to Thomson Reuters, “Numerous studies have shown that low pay,… Continue reading New Code of Conduct Protects Female Mill Workers in India

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All Nations Grieves Reported Death of ‘Humble, Courageous’ Missionary on Remote Indian Ocean Island

John Allen Chau

John Allen Chau remembered for commitment to sharing the gospel with those who have never heard KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, U.S.A. — Leaders, members and friends of All Nations (www.allnations.us), an international Christian missions training and sending organization, are mourning the reported death of one of its missionaries, 27-year-old John Allen Chau of Vancouver, Wash., U.S.A.… Continue reading All Nations Grieves Reported Death of ‘Humble, Courageous’ Missionary on Remote Indian Ocean Island

U.S. Grants India Waivers on Iranian Oil Sanctions

Oil Refinery

NEW DELHI – On Monday, November 5th, the United States imposed economic sanctions on 50 Iranian banks, 65 Iranian aircraft, 200 individuals, and all shipping vessels used for the transportation of Iranian oil. The U.S. granted India and seven other nations waivers allowing them to continue importing Iranian oil on a declining basis for the… Continue reading U.S. Grants India Waivers on Iranian Oil Sanctions

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India Opens the World’s Tallest Statue

India's Statue of Unity

GUJARAT – Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the world’s tallest statue in Gujarat, India today. The enormous structure, the image of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India, is 597 feet tall, 177 feet taller than the Spring Temple Buddha in China. To put its size into perspective for Westerners, India’s… Continue reading India Opens the World’s Tallest Statue

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Gospel for Asia Supported Sisters of Compassion Deliver Gifts and Hope, to Remote Villagers in India

The children of a remote village in northeast India now have school supplies, thanks to gifts delivered by Gospel for Asia-supported Sisters of Compassion. The supplies will help them learn in the tutoring center the sisters established this year.

Widows now have decent roofing; Children can now learn with good school supplies WILLS POINT, Texas —Gospel for Asia-supported Sisters of Compassion 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… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Supported Sisters of Compassion Deliver Gifts and Hope, to Remote Villagers in India

Humanitarian Agencies in India Open Grain Banks to Poor

ALLAHABAD – The monsoon and post-monsoon seasons are hard on the poor in India, particularly those who work in the fields. A consortium of over 400 humanitarian aid agencies has come together to help during these difficult times this year. The consortium has established grain banks in over 100 villages across northern India in expectation… Continue reading Humanitarian Agencies in India Open Grain Banks to Poor

India Overtaking China for Largest Population

NEW DELHI – Asia Times may have best summarized recent reports about the continuing population growth in India. “Top demographers feel that within three to five years, India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country.” While the population growth rate has been on the decline in China, India’s population continues to advance at… Continue reading India Overtaking China for Largest Population

India Celebrates Teachers’ Day

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan visiting President John F. Kennedy

DELHI – For a great many people around the world, the most influential person in their lives has been a teacher. India celebrates Teachers’ Day every September 5th and has done so since its commencement in 1962. Scholar, philosopher, and teacher, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, suggested that the country establish the annual event. Dr. Radhakrishnan had… Continue reading India Celebrates Teachers’ Day

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Merku Thodarchi Malai: Indian Movie Reveals the Plight of Tea Estate Workers

KERALA – Merku Thodarchi Malai is a made-in-India Tamil language film that chronicles the daily lives and the continuing plight of tea estate workers in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The English title of the film is The Western Ghats. The Western Ghats is 62,000 square miles of the mountain range that runs parallel to the… Continue reading Merku Thodarchi Malai: Indian Movie Reveals the Plight of Tea Estate Workers

Firsthand Reflections of Flooding in Kerala, India

Dr. Daniel, director of GFA-supported medical ministry in Asia, reflects on the flood situation in Kerala and his trips to rescue people who were stranded. “It is easy for me to sit back at home and watch the television and see the different things that are happening. But on the first day when we decided… Continue reading Firsthand Reflections of Flooding in Kerala, India

“Churches’ Indispensable Role” in India Evident After Kerala Flooding

GFA-supported Sister of Compassion Prepare Essentials for Flood Survivors

CHENNAI – Vijay Jayaraj holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia in Great Britain. He is a native of India and a resident of Chennai. In a recent op-ed to published by the Christian Post, he lauded the immediate and substantial aid by Christians following the Kerala… Continue reading “Churches’ Indispensable Role” in India Evident After Kerala Flooding

Video Update: Indira’s Story – Kerala India Flood Survivor

Indira is a mother of three who lost everything in the Kerala India Floods. Hear her heart-wrenching story and see what once was her home. Please continue praying for the recovery and rebuilding of these precious families. Give to the Disaster Relief Fund Help Disaster Relief teams serve survivors of flooding and other disasters. Donations… Continue reading Video Update: Indira’s Story – Kerala India Flood Survivor

Gospel for Asia Supported Workers Rescue Stranded, Provide Emergency Supplies for India Flood Victims

GFA-supported workers rescue stranded, provide emergency supplies for India Flood victims. WILLS POINT, TEXAS — GFA-supported workers (Gospel for Asia, www.gfa.org) are stepping up efforts to help with rescue and relief efforts in India’s flood-stricken Kerala state, as the death toll and number of displaced people in the worst flooding in nearly a century continue to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Supported Workers Rescue Stranded, Provide Emergency Supplies for India Flood Victims

Gospel for Asia: Rescue Teams Continue Constant Relief Work as Rains Subside in Kerala, India

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

The heavy rains have mostly subsided in Kerala, India, and now, the red alert has been lifted in all 14 districts. Even though the rains have stopped in most parts of Kerala, ongoing rescue operations continue, saving those who are stranded. GFA-supported relief teams have been hard at work, caring for the needy and suffering who… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: Rescue Teams Continue Constant Relief Work as Rains Subside in Kerala, India

More Crop for Every Drop: Israel Shares Precision Agriculture with India

NEW DELHI – India is among the most inefficient agriculture producers in the world – and all major crops – wheat, sugarcane, cotton – consume large quantities of water. Agriculture consumes 83 percent of India’s water resources, leaving only 17 percent for domestic and industrial use, according to a recent report in The Hindu Business… Continue reading More Crop for Every Drop: Israel Shares Precision Agriculture with India

Happy India Independence Day

NEW DELHI – This year India will celebrate the 72nd anniversary of its independence, following two centuries of being subject to the domination of the British East India Company and, ultimately, the rule of the British Empire in 1857. In the 18th century Indian subcontinent consisted of an array of local kingdoms. As the British… Continue reading Happy India Independence Day

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Why India’s Identity Politics Should Not Be a Surprise

MUMBAI – A recent study conducted by the Azim Premji University (APU) and the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) concluded that “There is a distrust of leaders from outside the community across all classes, and all caste-class intersections.” Put simply, the majority of Indians prefer leaders with whom they identify most. Voter… Continue reading Why India’s Identity Politics Should Not Be a Surprise

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India Coming to Aid of Unpaid Workers in Kuwait

NEW DELHI – The sad story of 3,500 Indian construction workers in Kuwait began in June 2016. They had been working for the Karafi National Company on the construction of major infrastructure projects. The Kuwaiti-based company is engaged in infrastructure development, construction, fabrication services, and facilities management in Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates.… Continue reading India Coming to Aid of Unpaid Workers in Kuwait

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More Than Half of Women in India and Pakistan Are Anemic

JAIPUR – According to a report by IndiaSpend, “Anemia . . . impacts half of Indian women of reproductive age, increases the risk of maternal mortality, infection, preterm delivery, poor fetal and infant health, and puts children at lifelong risk of issues involving cognitive development and physical growth.” The report summarized the results of a… Continue reading More Than Half of Women in India and Pakistan Are Anemic