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KP Yohannan: The Gentle Man Who Shook the Missions World

Metropolitan Yohan interacting with admirers in India, July 2017

MOORESVILLE, NC — KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) — founder of missions agency GFA World (formerly Gospel for Asia) who died May 8 — once said to me: “I’m just a skinny kid from India who grew up to be a follower of Jesus.” Genuine humility was the mark of the man — a man whom… Continue reading KP Yohannan: The Gentle Man Who Shook the Missions World

Giant Food Donates 11,000 Turkeys to Support Local Feeding America Food Banks and Nonprofits this Holiday Season

Giant Food Representatives donate holiday turkeys to Capital Area Food Bank. Photo by Giant Food

LANDOVER, MD — Giant Food, the leading greater Washington, D.C. regional grocery chain, announced its annual holiday turkey donations. In partnership with Shady Brook Farms®, Giant Food will be donating 11,000 turkeys to its local Feeding America® food banks partners as well as local organizations including Martha’s Table, Men Aiming Higher, THEARC: Building Bridges Across… Continue reading Giant Food Donates 11,000 Turkeys to Support Local Feeding America Food Banks and Nonprofits this Holiday Season

GFA World Celebrated Serving Alongside Local Churches for 38 Years

GFA World Canada celebrates 38 years of serving God and humanity while their field partner St. Cyprian serves as a collection centre for OCC shoeboxes (https://www.bechurch.ca/).

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — November 14-20 marked this year’s National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes. St. Cyprian Believers Eastern Church (BEC) was proud to once more serve as an OCC collection centre for Stoney Creek. Also, GFA World Canada celebrated their 38th anniversary on November 19th. Every year during National Collection Week,… Continue reading GFA World Celebrated Serving Alongside Local Churches for 38 Years

Wycliffe Associates’ Operation Clean Water Creates Outreach Opportunities for Local Churches in Asia and Africa

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is building bridges for sharing translated Scripture in Asia and Africa by providing clean water systems in remote communities. “We’ve seen how God uses a clean water system to draw men,… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates’ Operation Clean Water Creates Outreach Opportunities for Local Churches in Asia and Africa

Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

Crissy Sanchez-Cochran, Executive Director of Communications of City Serve discusses The Widow — A Compassion Initiative — a biblical template for how the local church can care for the widow in their sadness and loss. It is often the case that ministries are led most effectively by those who have a heart for a particular… Continue reading Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

Ukraine – Russia: Local Churches Launch Brave Aid Effort in War Zone

UKRAINE-RUSSIA: LOCAL CHURCHES LAUNCH AID IN WAR ZONE: "Unstoppable" local churches in Ukraine and Russia are launching a large-scale humanitarian outreach in the midst of war. Shown: A 2020 photo of the team delivering aid to an orphanage in the war zone. Supported by U.S.-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), the emergency response will provide food, winter clothes, blankets and medicines for thousands of at-risk people, including orphans, abandoned children, and those uprooted by the conflict.

LOVES PARK, IL — “Unstoppable” local churches in Ukraine and Russia are launching a large-scale humanitarian outreach across Ukraine as war erupts around them and many suffer. Supported by U.S.-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), the church-driven emergency response will provide food, winter clothes, blankets and medicines for thousands of at-risk people, including orphans, abandoned… Continue reading Ukraine – Russia: Local Churches Launch Brave Aid Effort in War Zone

UNICEF Partners with Local Advocates to Combat COVID-19 in Rwanda

Marketgoers in Kirehe queue while practicing physical distancing, an important COVID-19 prevention measure. © UNICEF/UNI369789/Nzaramba

KIREHE, RWANDA — In the fight to contain COVID-19, UNICEF supports local health advocates such as Odette Mpungirehe in Kirehe, Rwanda, in their efforts to communicate the virus’ risks, engage with communities and promote health in their region. Odette and her team at the Kirehe command post, with the financial support of UNICEF and others,… Continue reading UNICEF Partners with Local Advocates to Combat COVID-19 in Rwanda

George Liele, a Once-Unsung Hero of Missions, Celebrated in February

When you think of some of the most influential Protestant missionaries, what names come to mind? Perhaps William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Hudson Taylor, C.T. Studd or Jim Elliott. You may not have heard of George Liele, the once-enslaved man who began serving as a missionary (first in his own country and then abroad) before any… Continue reading George Liele, a Once-Unsung Hero of Missions, Celebrated in February

Village Missions: Preach the Word & Love the People

MISSION, BC – The calling and thrust of Village Missions of Canada is to “Preach the Word & Love the People.” More than 60 million people live in rural areas of North America, including many of whom are isolated from major metropolitan areas. To that extent, we are not all that different than other regions… Continue reading Village Missions: Preach the Word & Love the People

‘Pulse 100’ Offers $25,000 in Scholarships to Local Youth

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Hall, evangelist and founder of the millennial-led evangelistic organization Pulse, is giving away $25,000 in scholarships through the ministry’s year-long evangelism training program, “Pulse 100.” “Pulse 100” is an evangelism training program that aims to mentor and disciple a group of 100 men and women who have a passion and calling to… Continue reading ‘Pulse 100’ Offers $25,000 in Scholarships to Local Youth

Join CMM Global Missions Family Urgently Feeding Lockdown Members and Providing Wells in Many Nations — Two Urgent Needs

CHARLOTTE, NC — Christ’s Mandate for Missions, (www.cmm.world) formerly Correll Missionary Ministries, and CMM College of Theology (www.cmmtheology.org) are expanding globally as more people are hearing about their unique style of ‘team ministry’ empowering many to discover their God given identities we each have in Christ as we go higher and deeper in intimacy. During… Continue reading Join CMM Global Missions Family Urgently Feeding Lockdown Members and Providing Wells in Many Nations — Two Urgent Needs

Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

The keys to success in Christian missions are far different than they were during the greater part of the last three preceding centuries. Success in Christian missions today requires much more than a person packing their personal belongings in a trunk and heading off into the great unknown. At this unparalleled point in human history,… Continue reading Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

World Thrust – Catalyst for Global Missions

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The leaders at World Thrust International believe that no church is too small, nor is any church too big to be actively involved in world missions. Unfortunately, some churches think they are too small. Others think they are too big. This may be due to a philosophy of ministry adopted by some… Continue reading World Thrust – Catalyst for Global Missions

Caring for Alabama Locals in Aftermath of Tornado

TUSCALOOSA, AL — Billy Graham chaplains are caring for Tuscaloosa and Dallas County locals in Alabama, United States in the aftermath of a series of tornadoes ripped through the area earlier this month. “I feel better knowing that somebody is actually praying for me,” one resident said. This past weekend, the Billy Graham Rapid Response… Continue reading Caring for Alabama Locals in Aftermath of Tornado

VOICE Missions in Taiwan

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HINSDALE, IL – VOICE Missions is a Christian agency that opens doors for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ on the island nation of Taiwan. What do they do? VOICE Missions operates much differently than most Christian missionary organizations. Its name is an acronym for Visualizing Opportunities In Character and English VOICE missionaries serve… Continue reading VOICE Missions in Taiwan

Pointing the Way to the Great Physician: Medical Missions Outreach

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BALTIMORE, MD – Medical Missions Outreach is a ministry established by a local church to send medical teams to serve in collaboration with other local churches around the world. Teams of medical professionals with a spectrum of specialties travel to locations in developing countries accompanied by a cadre of volunteers. A well-conceived, systemic, and sustainable… Continue reading Pointing the Way to the Great Physician: Medical Missions Outreach

How ITEC Is Changing Short-Term Missions

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DUNNELLON, FL – January 8, 2021, marked the 65th anniversary of what, at the time, appeared to be one of the worst missionary tragedies in modern history. Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, Roger Youderian, and Jim Elliot sacrificed their lives attempting to share the Gospel with the Waodoni Indian tribe (formerly known as the… Continue reading How ITEC Is Changing Short-Term Missions

Envision’s Reimagined Approach to Short-Term Missions

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Envision is a specialized function of Alliance Missions. Its primary purpose is to Identify and develop missional leaders through innovative short-term missions and ministry strategies. The Envision team prepares workers from Alliance churches to live among under-reached peoples. They endeavor to establish a meaningful, impactful gospel presence in a variety of… Continue reading Envision’s Reimagined Approach to Short-Term Missions

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

Hope Haven International | FBO Missions Box Spotlight

ROCK VALLEY, IA – Hope Haven International is a Christian faith-based organization (FBO) committed to unleashing the potential in children and adults who are mentally or physically challenged. Founded in 1959, the first Hope Haven community opened in 1964 with three staff members serving 11 children in a caring, Christian environment. Today, Hope Haven provides… Continue reading Hope Haven International | FBO Missions Box Spotlight

Getting to Know Gospel Fellowship Association Missions

GREENVILLE, SC – The Gospel Fellowship Association (GFA) commissioned its first 12 missionaries in February 1963. The original 12 served in Chile, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Sweden. Today GFA has more than 270 missionaries serving in 38 countries. The Gospel Fellowship Association was established in December of 1939 by the founder of Bob Jones… Continue reading Getting to Know Gospel Fellowship Association Missions

The Surge Project Debuts 360-Degree Experience to Take Viewers on a Virtual Missions Trip Around the World

DALLAS — The Surge Project, a global church planting initiative founded by Larry Stockstill, today released The World Missions Experience (http://missionsexperience.com) – a one-of-a-kind, immersive, 360-degree, virtual film that will allow users to experience missions around the world. “Not many believers get to travel abroad to personally experience how God is transforming lives around the… Continue reading The Surge Project Debuts 360-Degree Experience to Take Viewers on a Virtual Missions Trip Around the World

Gospel for Asia Reveals the Secrets Behind the Success of ‘Revolution in World Missions’

WILLS POINT, TX – Forty years ago, the Lord called Dr. K.P. Yohannan and his wife, Gisela, to step out in faith to see the people of Asia understand and embrace the love of Christ. The young couple understood “the why” because Dr. Yohannan was a native of India. They understood “the how” as well… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Reveals the Secrets Behind the Success of ‘Revolution in World Missions’

Algerians for Missions

ALGIERS – With nearly 920,000 square miles, Algeria is the tenth largest nation in the world. It is the largest country on the continent of Africa. Initially settled by the Berbers, Algeria has had a long and storied history. The country gained independence in 1962 from France which had invaded and began colonizing it in… Continue reading Algerians for Missions

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Multiple Missions Agencies Flood Mozambique with Relief

MOZAMBIQUE – After Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe were pummeled with winds up to 170 mph by Cyclone Idai in mid-March, a Red Cross worker described the damage as “massive and horrifying.” As is almost always the case following large-scale hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons, the countries are suffering massive flooding. According to Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF),… Continue reading Multiple Missions Agencies Flood Mozambique with Relief

Digital Technology The Next Revolution in World Missions

WILLS POINT – When K.P. Yohannan originally published the now classic Revolution in World Missions, he discussed the coming change that would radically transform the established norms of missionary work. Missionaries would no longer be sent out to foreign countries where they had to learn a new language and live in cultures they did not… Continue reading Digital Technology The Next Revolution in World Missions

Forgotten Missionaries International | Missions Box Spotlight

Forgotten Missionaries International: Building partnerships to empower indigenous church plantersThis is the second article in our new “Spotlight” series that homes in on our primary intent of “Connecting the Church in the West to news of what God is doing through nonprofits around the world.” This article shines the Spotlight on Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI),… Continue reading Forgotten Missionaries International | Missions Box Spotlight

Bridge of Hope Students, Missionaries, Pastors, Locals Rally to Help Kerala

As the people of Kerala recover in the aftermath of the worst flooding in nearly 100 years, the reality of devastation is beginning to sink in—and so is the need to repair, rebuild and start over again. Many flood survivors in this southern Indian state have lost all their belongings—including their means to earn a… Continue reading Bridge of Hope Students, Missionaries, Pastors, Locals Rally to Help Kerala

Local Christians Help Dig Greek Cities Out of the Ashes

ATHENS – The Greek coastal cities of Mati and Rafina in the southeastern region of Attica have been devastated by the worst wildfires in decades that have spread into the small urban areas. As of August 12th, the death toll has reached 94, including men, women, and children. Many were trapped in the flames in… Continue reading Local Christians Help Dig Greek Cities Out of the Ashes

World Focus Can Help Awaken Stagnant Churches, Says Missions Agency

TMS Global outlines program to help move congregations from ‘vaguely spiritual Rotary Club’ to strategic outreach NORCROSS, Ga.—A wake-up call to sleepy churches has gone out from missions agency TMS Global, which wants to help revive inward-focused congregations through revitalized faith. The interdenominational organization offers a roadmap to renewal in the latest issue of its… Continue reading World Focus Can Help Awaken Stagnant Churches, Says Missions Agency

How One Couple Bridged the Gap Between the Gospel and Local Culture in Ghana

NALERIGU, Ghana – William Huan and his wife are missionaries working in the Mamprusi kingdom of Ghana. Not long after they arrived, they observed an unexpected spectacle. It was the annual Bugum Toobu fire-throwing festival. With drums beating and the rapport of guns shooting into the evening air, the king emerged with a flaming torch… Continue reading How One Couple Bridged the Gap Between the Gospel and Local Culture in Ghana

IJM and Local Officials Free 15 from Slavery in Chennai

CHENNAI, INDIA – They work in brick kilns, quarries, fisheries, fields, forests, and factories. They look like any other laborers. But they are different. They are slave labor. According to an International Justice Mission (IJM) Fact Sheet, 40.3 million people are held as forced-labor slaves around the world. Twenty-five percent are children. Nearly half of… Continue reading IJM and Local Officials Free 15 from Slavery in Chennai

China Nursing Homes – A New Missions Ministry

Nursing homes have become a new mission field in China. Traditionally, the Chinese people have considered that placing elderly people in nursing homes indicates that their children are failing to support their aging parents. However, with a changing demography and the growing Chinese economy, “senior care services are called ‘a sunrise industry serving the elderly… Continue reading China Nursing Homes – A New Missions Ministry

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GFA Supports Wills Point, TX at Community Event and Brings Awareness to Missions

The 8th annual Boo On The Bricks took place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9 AM to 2 PM in Wills Point, Texas. There were several local organization participating with booths or tables. Gospel for Asia had a table with candy and GFA books and materials that costumed GFA staff gave out to kids large and small of all ages.

Mon Nov. 13, 2017 – Gospel for Asia Thrilled to be part of Boo on the Bricks in Wills Point, Texas, Gospel for Asia makes a good impression on the community it knows and loves. Creating a reason to enjoy the season together, community members in Wills Point, Texas gathered on Saturday, October 28th for… Continue reading GFA Supports Wills Point, TX at Community Event and Brings Awareness to Missions

What Was the missions world like the last time the Cubs Won the World Series?

The year is 1908. The cubs are playing in the World Series, and they win the final game, making them the World Series champions. In the meantime, God is working through missionaries around the world to spread the Good News. After 108 years the Chicago Cubs have finally won, this time against the Cleveland Indians.… Continue reading What Was the missions world like the last time the Cubs Won the World Series?

Reaching England’s Unchurched Students

LEEDS, ENGLAND — Church of England parishes are to form new congregations aimed at reaching unchurched young adults and students in several parts of the country. A series of grants to help fund the projects has been awarded as part of the Church of England’s programme of Renewal and Reform. St Augustine’s church in Leeds… Continue reading Reaching England’s Unchurched Students

CRC Report: ‘The Disconnect Is Staggering’

PHOENIX, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University has released the fourth in a series of reports included in its American Worldview Inventory.“Seeking Purpose and Success” follows three previous reports summarized in Missions Box News articles entitled “Barna Defines the Dilemma of Christianity in Digital Babylon” (March 17, 2020), “Biblical Worldview… Continue reading CRC Report: ‘The Disconnect Is Staggering’

Biblical Worldview in Decline Among Christians in America

GLENDALE, AZ – A disturbing report from the nascent Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University reveals a marked decline among Christians in America who hold to a biblical worldview. Description of the Study The American Worldview Inventory is the initial annual survey conducted by the CRC under the guidance of renowned researcher Dr.… Continue reading Biblical Worldview in Decline Among Christians in America

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Critical Aid and Disaster Response Specialists to Flood-Stricken Brazil via Back-To-Back Flights

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BOONE, NC — Over the weekend, Samaritan’s Purse deployed its DC-8 and 757 cargo planes to Porto Alegre, Brazil in response to the catastrophic flooding and landslides that have struck the nation. In less than two weeks, the onslaught of relentless rain has killed more than 100 people, displaced thousands, and devastated communities throughout southern… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Critical Aid and Disaster Response Specialists to Flood-Stricken Brazil via Back-To-Back Flights

Churches in Occupied Ukraine Face Increasing Persecution

UKRAINE — Hundreds of churches have been forced to close in the occupied territories of Ukraine by Russian troops and there are reports that at least 70 pastors have been killed. In response Christian charity Mission Eurasia is providing support to the churches that have remained open in the region. As the war in Ukraine… Continue reading Churches in Occupied Ukraine Face Increasing Persecution

Missionary Statesman KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) Enters Eternity

WILLS POINT, TEXAS— K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), founder and director of GFA World and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, departed in the presence of God on May 8, 2024. He was a missionary statesman with an undying call to share the love of Christ with this world and to inspire others to follow in his… Continue reading Missionary Statesman KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) Enters Eternity

Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows

WAR THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES: In Ukraine, a 10-year-old boy sketched this picture while sitting in church. “Everything for these kids is about the war,” said Eric Mock, who frequently travels to Ukraine with U.S. mission organization Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

LOVES PARK, IL — Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows — Children in Ukraine, for whom death and destruction has become part of life, are expressing themselves through “war art” — giving a heart-wrenching window into their young minds and souls. Eleven-year-old Sophia’s wartime artwork shows missiles raining down while… Continue reading Kids’ War Art is ‘Window to Their Souls’ as Pain Grows

Organization Helps Children in Bolivia Heal Their Hearts and Find Jesus

BOLIVIA — The Children’s Heart Project organizes critical heart surgeries for children and girls in countries where access to them is difficult. Congenital Heart Disease are defects in the heart. Therefore, these children do nothave a long life expectancy. Once they have had surgery, you can see the ompact it has on their families. Daniela… Continue reading Organization Helps Children in Bolivia Heal Their Hearts and Find Jesus

Persecuted Iranian Refugees Encouraged and Inspired at Spiritual Retreat

IRAN —When persecuted Iranian Christians are forced to flee the country they face many challenges as they seek to start a new life as refugees, including being treated as second class citizens and feelings of isolation. In response Christian ministry Help The Persecuted hosted a spiritual retreat for Iranian refugees in a country that can’t… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Refugees Encouraged and Inspired at Spiritual Retreat

Courageous Women in War: Interview Brave Women in Ukraine Whose Husbands Risk Their Lives on the Frontline

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MEDIA ADVISORY — This is your opportunity to cover a unique event for approximately 50 courageous women in Ukraine whose husbands risk their lives every day to help others and bring God’s comfort on the frontline of the war. These women and pastors’ wives face deadly missile attacks on their own communities day and night.… Continue reading Courageous Women in War: Interview Brave Women in Ukraine Whose Husbands Risk Their Lives on the Frontline

Apex Media Partners Announces In Touch+ FAST Channel on Amazon Freevee

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — In Touch Ministries, the longtime Christian evangelical organization with a mission to spread the good news of Jesus Christ with people around the world, has added an even bigger platform to share its message. Launched on March 19, Amazon Freevee customers are now able to stream the sound biblical teachings of Dr.… Continue reading Apex Media Partners Announces In Touch+ FAST Channel on Amazon Freevee

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Mobilizes to Provide Emergency Aid in Response to Iranian Attacks

The Fellowship provides an emergency food box to an elderly beneficiary. IFCJ/Yossi Zeliger

JERUSALEM — Following the Iranian attacks on April 13 in which hundreds of drones and missiles were launched at Israel from Iran and its proxies, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) announced today it has taken immediate action to approve $600,000 for emergency food and shelter boxes. Additionally, the organization is expediting… Continue reading International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Mobilizes to Provide Emergency Aid in Response to Iranian Attacks

Imprisoned, Sacked and Forced to Flee Iran

IRAN — Simin* from Iran has experienced hostility from the authorities, her work and even her own family. But her faith in Jesus is undiminished. Today, helped by Open Doors, she’s found a way to channel her experiences into helping other women back in her homeland, Iran. Simin*: With nothing but a little cash in… Continue reading Imprisoned, Sacked and Forced to Flee Iran

Providing Water Systems for Mexico

SANTA LUCÍA, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse has given four water filtration systems to the military of Mexico for use in future natural disasters. These devices were used during their response to Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, which recently concluded. Edward Graham was on hand to speak and tell why they do all they do in Jesus’… Continue reading Providing Water Systems for Mexico

Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

SYRIA — In Uganda, fear and attacks from Islamic ADF militants are increasing. But thanks to your prayers, local Open Doors partners are supporting affected Christians with trauma counselling and spiritual support. *Names changed for security reasons Edward Bamcwanira – Retired Bishop, East Rwenzori Diocese: We are living in fear. And whoever says there is… Continue reading Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

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