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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’

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

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

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

Marketplace Missions Movement Honored for Innovative Approach to World Evangelization

Andrew Scott, OM-USA President and CEO (second right), received this year’s eXcelerate Award from Missio Nexus CEO Ted Esler (right). Also pictured: Mike Rufo, COO of Pioneers (left) and Jonathan Thiessen, OM-USA Senior Vice President and leader of the Scatter Global initiative.

Operation Mobilization USA’s creative Scatter Global initiative recognized for opening doors for Christian professionals in countries closed to the gospel ATLANTA, Ga. –  An innovative movement that is breaking new ground in world evangelization through its unique job-market approach for reaching unreached nations has been honored by missions leaders. Scatter Global inspires, equips and places Christian… Continue reading Marketplace Missions Movement Honored for Innovative Approach to World Evangelization

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

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?

GFA World Calls for Prayer Amid Military Coup and Myanmar Massacres

MYANMAR MASSACRE, GFA WORLD CALLS FOR PRAYER: Texas-based GFA World -- one of the largest humanitarian agencies in Asia -- is calling on Christians to pray for Myanmar's suffering people in the throes of the South Asia nation's bloody military coup. Photo: AP News

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, one of Asia’s largest humanitarian agencies is calling on Christians to pray for Myanmar ‘s suffering people in the throes of the South Asia nation’s bloody military coup.… Continue reading GFA World Calls for Prayer Amid Military Coup and Myanmar Massacres

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

Nick Hall to Host Second Annual Good Friday Worldwide Broadcast with Francis Chan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kari Jobe and More

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Hall, founder of Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, will host “Good Friday,” the largest global broadcast of 2021, April 2 at 7 p.m. worldwide with Francis Chan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kari Jobe, and more. “Good Friday” is the second annual installment of its kind from Pulse. In 2020, the simulcast reached 115… Continue reading Nick Hall to Host Second Annual Good Friday Worldwide Broadcast with Francis Chan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kari Jobe and More

31st Annual ‘Just Pray NO!’ to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

CLEARWATER, FL — The weekend of April 10th – 11th, 2021 has been designated as the 31st Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for the addicted and their families. Since April 7th, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” has united Christians around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of those… Continue reading 31st Annual ‘Just Pray NO!’ to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

Pathway Learning – Equipping Christian Leaders Around the World

WINTER PARK, FL – Pathway Learning was born in the heart of Dr. Steve Childers when after leading a training session for church leaders in Africa. His lesson included the matter of serving widows and orphans in the communities represented at the conference. None of the churches represented were doing anything. Steve immediately realized that… Continue reading Pathway Learning – Equipping Christian Leaders Around the World

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

GFA World Spreads Holiday Cheer Through Food Bank Donations

GFA World Collects Food Bank Donations: Canadian-based mission agency GFA World collected non-perishable food items for the Stoney Creek Food Bank, during the Advent season.

STONEY CREEK, ON — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) joins with their community to provide for citizens in need during the COVID pandemic through food bank donations. Imagine if you didn’t have enough money to put food on the table for your family. This is a difficult reality that many families have faced this… Continue reading GFA World Spreads Holiday Cheer Through Food Bank Donations

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

Persecution of Christians Exacerbated by a Year of Covid-19 According to World Watch List 2021

SANTA ANA, CA — Open Doors has today launched their 2021 World Watch list highlighting the 50 worst countries for persecution. Their report also found that rather than the spread of Covid-19 slowing down the rate of persecution, in many cases, it has been greatly intensified – in a variety of forms: Christians in numerous… Continue reading Persecution of Christians Exacerbated by a Year of Covid-19 According to World Watch List 2021

Unashamed: Legacy Conference on Missions to Muslims Coming June 17-19, 2021

GRANDVILLE, MI — Legacy 2021, a conference missions, Muslims, and the heart of God, is coming June 17-19 to Grandville, MI—or, for the first time ever, through online livestream! The conference will draw missionaries, church leaders, and Christians from around the world for a weekend of inspiring, practical training. Christians today have unprecedented opportunities to… Continue reading Unashamed: Legacy Conference on Missions to Muslims Coming June 17-19, 2021

Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List to Reveal How COVID and Technology Accelerate Spread of Anti-Religious Bigotry; Digital Press Conference, Jan 13

SANTA ANA, CA — This week, persecution watchdog Open Doors USA will announce the 2021 World Watch List, its anticipated annual ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian – and provide a surprising update on significant shifts in the landscape of Christian persecution worldwide. Open Doors USA… Continue reading Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List to Reveal How COVID and Technology Accelerate Spread of Anti-Religious Bigotry; Digital Press Conference, Jan 13

FRC Welcomes State Dept.’s Addition of Nigeria to List of World’s Worst Religious Freedom Violators

WASHINGTON — Family Research Council (FRC) today applauded the U.S. State Department for adding Nigeria to its list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs) for the first time. A CPC designation is given by the U.S. Secretary of State to a nation whose government is engaged in or tolerates severe violations of religious freedom under the… Continue reading FRC Welcomes State Dept.’s Addition of Nigeria to List of World’s Worst Religious Freedom Violators

Alaska Village Missions

HOMER, AK – Alaska became a state in 1959. Many of us don’t give Alaska a second thought – or even a first thought. It’s kind of like we “know” it’s a state, but we don’t “think about it” as one. Nor do we likely think of Alaska as a mission field. After all, Alaska… Continue reading Alaska Village Missions

KP Yohannan: The World Is In Turmoil, But Do ‘One Thing’ for God

WILLS POINT, TX – KP Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia (GFA World), has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, to help the poor and deprived worldwide — shares on the influence and impact of Dr. John Haggai, the one thing we should do… Continue reading KP Yohannan: The World Is In Turmoil, But Do ‘One Thing’ for God

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

The Gospel for Asia ‘Forgotten Christmas’ Showers Life-Changing Gifts On World’s Poor

FORGOTTEN CHRISTMAS: Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) has launched its Forgotten Christmas campaign (www.ForgottenChristmas.org) — an effort to “bring back the true meaning of Christmas and give hope to others.” Last year, supporters of Forgotten Christmas purchased life-changing gifts, including cows and goats, for over 260,000 of the poorest families in Asia.

WILLS POINT, TX – With Christmas spending in the U.S. on target to hit a trillion dollars this year, a leading humanitarian agency is urging Americans not to forget the world’s poor. “For hundreds of millions of children across Asia, Christmas is a time when they’re forgotten,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia… Continue reading The Gospel for Asia ‘Forgotten Christmas’ Showers Life-Changing Gifts On World’s Poor

BEE World – Shepherding the Shepherds

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – BEE World (Bible Evangelism by Extension) exists to address a growing world crisis. With Christianity growing in countries with limited access to the Gospel, ministries are suffering a leadership crisis because seminary-level pastoral training is not only limited but often not available. The Crisis “There are an estimated five million untrained… Continue reading BEE World – Shepherding the Shepherds

IBLT – The Whole WORD for the Whole World

RICHMOND, VA – IBLT, the short form for the Institute of Biblical Languages & Translation, exists to fill a major gap in Bible translation and, therefore, world missions. That gap is the extreme lack of Old Testament translations available in thousands of heart languages around the entire world. It is more than a minor semantical… Continue reading IBLT – The Whole WORD for the Whole World

Satellite TV, Social Media Fuel ‘World’s Fastest Growing Church’ in Iran

IRAN’S ‘SKYROCKETING SECRET CHURCH’: Iran’s “underground” house church movement — the fastest growing church in the world — is being fueled by explosive social media use and satellite television viewership, according to Middle East satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org).

EASTON, MD — Iran’s “underground” house church movement — the fastest growing evangelical church in the world — is being fueled by explosive social media use and satellite television viewership, according to new findings. Middle East satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) reveals thousands of Iranians regularly tune into Christian programs on its SAT-7 PARS channel that… Continue reading Satellite TV, Social Media Fuel ‘World’s Fastest Growing Church’ in Iran

CRC Worldview Survey: Welcome to Post-Christian America

PHOENIX – Post-Christian America. That’s the only honest way to describe the present culture in the United States. The Cultural Research Center on the campus of Arizona Christian University has just released the 11th in its series of reports on the American Worldview Inventory 2020. The report is entitled, “American Christians Are Redefining the Faith:… Continue reading CRC Worldview Survey: Welcome to Post-Christian America

Iran: Fastest Growing Church in the World

CANADA — In spite of persecution Iran has the fastest growing church in the world. It’s often the Muslim converts who face the worst persecution. Greg Musselman interviews Dr. Hormoz Shariat, founder of Iran Alive Ministries, which has seen an amazing response to the Gospel during COVID-19. Hundreds are calling in each week to accept… Continue reading Iran: Fastest Growing Church in the World

650 Million Child Brides Worldwide Says Gospel for Asia

650 MILLION CHILD BRIDES: Girls face greater exploitation than ever, with more than 650 million "child brides" in the world today, a startling new report reveals. Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood -- a special report by Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) -- coincides with the U.N. International Day of the Girl, Oct. 11.

WILLS POINT, TX — Girls face greater exploitation than ever, with 650 million child brides in the world today, a shocking new report reveals. As women’s rights take center stage in the U.S. and many parts of the world, the reality for millions of girls worldwide is sexual exploitation and forced marriage before the age… Continue reading 650 Million Child Brides Worldwide Says Gospel for Asia

World Food Day – October 16

NEW YORK – World Food Day occurs every October 16 as an effort to remind everyday people like you and me that 11% of the world population is hungry. I had been blissfully unaware that anyone in the world suffered from hunger until I saw the movie, Oliver! In 1968. My naïve, young mind was… Continue reading World Food Day – October 16

World Teachers’ Day – October 5, 2020

NEW YORK – World Teachers’ Day has been observed annually on October 5 since 1994 as a joint endeavor between UNESCO, UNICEF, the International Labor Organization, and Education International. (Education International is a federation of global teachers’ unions.) The theme for World Teachers’ Day 2020 is, “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future.” With the… Continue reading World Teachers’ Day – October 5, 2020

Worldview Survey Sees Giant Generation Gap

PHOENIX – The latest and final portion of the Cultural Research Center Worldview Inventory 2020 has been released. The results are alarming. Having compared the worldview of the Millennial generation to the other living generations, the report title tells the tale that the results reveal. Millennials Have Radically Different Beliefs About Respect, Faith, and America… Continue reading Worldview Survey Sees Giant Generation Gap

Gospel for Asia on World Mosquito Day: How to Avoid Deadly Bites

A woman gratefully receives a mosquito net to help keep the pests from entering her home and transmitting diseases.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing  World Mosquito Day and how GFA workers are using the day to bring hope into the lives of their neighbors.  World Mosquito Day, observed on August 20, marks the date in 1897… Continue reading Gospel for Asia on World Mosquito Day: How to Avoid Deadly Bites

BEE Fruitful & Multiply and Further BEE World Insights

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – It all began in 1979 when a few men had a vision for supporting the church behind the Iron Curtain. Knowing the church was struggling, they connected 12 Christian mission organizations to consider how to support the church at risk. In a great collaboration, they developed a comprehensive biblical training program… Continue reading BEE Fruitful & Multiply and Further BEE World Insights

Gospel for Asia Aids in World Effort to Fight Mosquitos

WAGING WAR ON DEADLY MOSQUITOES: Mosquito bites will result in more than 700,000 deaths around the world this year -- wiping out the equivalent of the entire population of Washington, D.C., says a new report by Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org). The report -- Winning the Ancient Conflict Between Man and Mosquito -- coincides with World Mosquito Day, Aug. 20.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) – Mosquito bites will result in more than 700,000 deaths around the world this year — wiping out the equivalent of the entire population of Washington, D.C., says a new report for World Mosquito Day, Aug. 20. Malaria is… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Aids in World Effort to Fight Mosquitos

American Leprosy Missions – On a Mission

GREENVILLE, SC – American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases around the world. Every two minutes, someone, somewhere across 127 different countries, is diagnosed with leprosy. We should understand by this stage of the COVID-19… Continue reading American Leprosy Missions – On a Mission

CRC’s 8th Worldview Report Is Discouraging

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University released the 8th in its series of reports revealing results from its American Worldview Inventory (AWVI) this week. This edition uncovered Americans’ “Views of Sin and Salvation.” Dr. George Barna, renowned Christian polling expert and Director of Research at the CRC, described the… Continue reading CRC’s 8th Worldview Report Is Discouraging

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

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 …

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

Walking in the Spirit in the World of Social Media

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It seems that we have arrived at a time and place where social media makes it the time to revise the famous quote about character from H. Jackson Brown, Jr. that “Our character is what we do when we think no one else is looking.” Perhaps an updated version might more correctly advise that “Our… Continue reading Walking in the Spirit in the World of Social Media

God’s Word for God’s World per The Langham Partnership

CAVE CREEK, AZ – The vision of the Langham Partnership is to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through the ministry of pastors and leaders who believe, teach, and live by the Word of God. The ministry concept and partnership was created under the leadership of… Continue reading God’s Word for God’s World per The Langham Partnership

World Refugee Day Report: 80 Million Displaced – 40 Million Are Children

NEW YORK — June 20 is observed annually as World Refugee Day. The United Nations defines a refugee as “someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” While that definition seems to be… Continue reading World Refugee Day Report: 80 Million Displaced – 40 Million Are Children

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

RE: World Day Against Child Labor – Are We Making Progress?

NEW YORK – Friday, June 12, 2020, marked the 19th annual World Day Against Child Labor sponsored by the International Labor Organization with the cooperation of UNICEF. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem of child labor. Typically, the World Day Against Child Labor focuses on bringing… Continue reading RE: World Day Against Child Labor – Are We Making Progress?

Prophetic Panel Discussed COVID-19 Worldwide

ORLANDO — Christ for All Nations (CfAN) President and Lead Evangelist, Daniel Kolenda, hosted a  Prophetic Panel event via live-stream to address questions about COVID-19 worldwide. The event was watched by thousands around the globe, many eager to better understand God’s plan in the midst of so much medical, economic, and social chaos. They were… Continue reading Prophetic Panel Discussed COVID-19 Worldwide

In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on the ugly truths of world hunger: “Scandal of Starvation” — world hunger is a long-term social and global crisis, directly or indirectly causing around 9 million deaths each year –… Continue reading In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

Private Memorial Service for Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias to be Livestreamed Worldwide May 29

ATLANTA — A global livestream memorial service will honor the life of Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died on May 19, at age 74, after a brief battle with cancer. The celebration of Zacharias’s life and legacy will be streamed live at RZIM.org/RaviMemorial on May 29 at 11 a.m. ET. Ravi Zacharias spent… Continue reading Private Memorial Service for Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias to be Livestreamed Worldwide May 29

Coronavirus Crisis: Australia Calls World to Pray & Fast for USA 30 April — 7 May 2020

UNANDERRA, AUSTRALIA — For the eighth consecutive year, Australia is calling the nations of the world to join with them in 8 days of prayer and fasting for the United States of America, from 30 April – 7 May 2020. May 7 is America’s National Day of Prayer. The theme is “GODS GLORY – Across… Continue reading Coronavirus Crisis: Australia Calls World to Pray & Fast for USA 30 April — 7 May 2020

Largest Children’s Ministry in the World Comes to a Halt

WARRENTON, MO — Thousands of CEF staff members and hundreds of thousands of volunteers teach millions of boys and girls daily in weekly face-to-face Good News Clubs. Suddenly, COVID-19 brings that to a halt. Staff, volunteers and children can’t leave their homes. Is the children’s ministry “dead in the water?” Immediately, CEF International Headquarters and… Continue reading Largest Children’s Ministry in the World Comes to a Halt