Roderick Davis Quote

“Love is the root of missions; sacrifice is the fruit of missions.” —Roderick Davis, missionary to Kenya

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Oswald J. Smith Quote

“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” — Oswald J. Smith  

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Robert Speer Missionary Quote

“There is nothing in the world or the Church—except the church’s disobedience—to render the evangelization of the world in this generation an impossibility.” —Robert Speer, leader in Student Volunteer Movement

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Randy Alcorn Quote

“The opportunities for using our financial resources to spread the gospel and strengthen the church all over the world are greater than they’ve ever been. As God raised up Esther for just such a time as hers, I’m convinced he’s going to raise us up, with all our wealth, to help fulfill the great commission.… Continue reading Randy Alcorn Quote

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Samuel Zwemer Quote

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” ― Samuel Zwemer, missionary to Muslims  

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Donating Blood, Saving Lives

A GFA-supported pastor set up a blood drive.

GFA-supported pastor Naitik organized a blood donation camp on April 12, 2018. The believers in his congregation were excited for this opportunity to bless those in need of blood and to show the love of Christ in a practical way. So when the Nepalese Red Cross heard that a pastor was trying to organize a… Continue reading Donating Blood, Saving Lives

The First Protestant Missionary to Korea: Robert Jermain Thomas

Many Koreans visit the church Robert Jermain grew up in.

In the face of death, Robert Jermain Thomas remained faithful in his mission to share the Good News with people of Korea even though it was not open to the Gospel. Life as a Student As Robert grew up, his relationship with the Lord thrived, being the son of a preacher. At the age of… Continue reading The First Protestant Missionary to Korea: Robert Jermain Thomas

Evangelism Tip #2: Pray

A Christian can do nothing without prayer. It is through prayer, that we abide in Christ and bear fruit. Without prayer, witnessing is in vain. Prayer prepares people’s hearts to receive the Word of God. Prayer makes us bold to share the Good News. Jesus said: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If… Continue reading Evangelism Tip #2: Pray

David Livingstone Quote

“The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.” —David Livingstone, a missionary and pioneer to inland Africa.  

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The Nations Are Coming to Us

ChinaTown in New York

I travel at least once a month between where I live and where my parents live. Every once in a while, as I wait in airports, I see people who are foreigners and do not know the God who loves them. It really breaks my heart, because according to God’s Word, they’re heading to hell… Continue reading The Nations Are Coming to Us

Deny Yourself to Live

It was a momentous day for the Apostle Peter. He declared his faith that Jesus is the Messiah. The moment after, Jesus starts talking about His upcoming suffering, death and resurrection. All of a sudden, the momentous day for Peter takes a turn. He tells Jesus that he’ll never allow that to happen. Jesus rebukes… Continue reading Deny Yourself to Live

Prayer Requests for Afghanistan

Islam is the official state religion of Afghanistan. Source: Masoud Akbari

Imagine a country where you had to keep your faith silent for fear of being arrested. There are many people living in countries throughout the world that face this threat. Afghanistan is one of them. There are no churches, but mosques can be found on every street corner in the rugged and mountainous terrain of… Continue reading Prayer Requests for Afghanistan

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Three Teenage Girls Brutally Raped, Burned

A lot of Indians are infuriated by the rapes that have happened lately. Source: Flickr

Imagine this: You have a teenage daughter who is brutally raped by a young man. After she tells you what happens, he kills her. Between May 5 to May 13, three Indian girls were raped and burned alive. The first victim was kidnapped by a group of men in Jharkhand while her parents were at… Continue reading Three Teenage Girls Brutally Raped, Burned

A Year of Discipleship

Eveline learned how to love the Lord and others during her two-years at School of Discipleship.

Young adults ages 18–27 have the opportunity to go through a one- or two-year program called School of Discipleship (SD) with Gospel for Asia. In this program, students grow in their faith through prayer meetings and living in the community with fellow believers. “I have a better and deeper walk with the Lord and deeper… Continue reading A Year of Discipleship

Believers Eastern Church Feeds 150 Brick Factory Laborers

Children are having food. Source: Believers Eastern Church

Believers Eastern Church served a hot, nutritious meal to 150 men and women working in a brick factory on International Workers’ Day, May 1, to encourage and show God’s love. Pastor Aapt and the leader of the local Women’s Fellowship, Chadna, led the food distribution. Many of the people in this area serve as laborers… Continue reading Believers Eastern Church Feeds 150 Brick Factory Laborers

Mission Work Is for Christians of All Ages

Missions is something everybody can get involved in, no matter what age they are.

The letters the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy were written to a young man. In 1 Timothy 4:12, Paul writes, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” When a young person does something… Continue reading Mission Work Is for Christians of All Ages

More Than 300 People Rescued from Human Trafficking

Recently, Interpol rescued those who have been trafficked and arrested traffickers.

Al Jazeera, a Middle East news station, reports 350 people in the Caribbean and Latin America have been set free from human trafficking between April 3­­­–­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­9, and 22 people affiliated with the human trafficking, such as the ringleaders were arrested by Interpol, an international police organization. The operation was funded by Canada’s government and a… Continue reading More Than 300 People Rescued from Human Trafficking

Chinese President Removes Presidential Term Limits

President Xi Jingping's communist government in China eradicated term limits in China. Source: Angélica Rivera de Peña

Chinese president, Xi Jinping, got rid of term limits, the amount of time a person can spend in office, in the People Republic of China. Once this is in place, the president is able to stay in office as long as he wants. NPR reports, “The move represents a dramatic departure from rules that have… Continue reading Chinese President Removes Presidential Term Limits

Turkish Prosecutor Demands American Pastor Gets Life in Prison

Andrew Brunson, an American Pastor is in danger of spending life in prison if the US doesn't intervene. Source: Wheldon Boddy

American pastor Andrew Brunson has been in prison for 18 months in Turkey, accused of ties to an American terrorist. Pastor Brunson had been in Turkey for 20 years before his arrest, in which he was charged with plotting with terrorists for a coup, according to Fox News. He’s also been accused of helping a Kurdish… Continue reading Turkish Prosecutor Demands American Pastor Gets Life in Prison

Syrian Christians Displaced But Helping Others in Need

Many Christians in the past have escaped Syria. Now the Church is growing in the country. Source: Jan Smith.

Syrian Christians are part of one of the oldest churches in the world. They used to be one of the major political forces in Syria , until ISIS started coming after Christians because they believe in an all Islamic state, also known as a Caliphate. BBC explains, “The founder of the Baath Party, which has ruled… Continue reading Syrian Christians Displaced But Helping Others in Need

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5 Women Killed in Russian Church Shooting

A gunman from ISIS shot at a congregation, killing five women. Source: Txllxt TxllxT

On Sunday, members of a Russian Orthodox church were celebrating the start of Lent when a gunman opened fire on the congregation. Fox News reports, “The shooting unfolded outside a church in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the border with Chechnya. The Russian news agency TASS cited Svetlana Petrenko of the Investigative… Continue reading 5 Women Killed in Russian Church Shooting

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Voice of the Martyrs Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

This is the book Richard Wurmbrand wrote after being released from prison.

In October 1967, Richard Wurmbrand wrote a book called Tortured for Christ, which marked the beginning of Voice of the Martyrs, a ministry which seeks to equip those who are persecuted to share Christ’s love with those around them. Tortured for Christ is the account of Wurmbrand’s life in Communist Romania at the time of… Continue reading Voice of the Martyrs Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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300 Child Soldiers Released in South Sudan

300 children soldiers have been released in South Sudan.

On Feb. 7, more than 300 children in South Sudan were released from being child soldiers. Al Jazeera news network reports, “The 311 children, including 87 girls, will now begin reintegrating into their communities, the UN mission in the country (UNMISS) said in a statement on Wednesday.” These children lost their innocence at a very… Continue reading 300 Child Soldiers Released in South Sudan

Scottish Soccer (Football) Player Taunted Over Depression

David Cox, a Scottish football player, has been taunted by both fans and fellow players for revealing his battle with depression. The Scotsman reports, “David Cox, who plays for League Two side Cowdenbeath, said he had been called a ‘psycho’ and taunted about ‘slitting his wrists’ during matches.” David Cox has reported the cases to… Continue reading Scottish Soccer (Football) Player Taunted Over Depression

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Rohingya Being Sent Back to Myanmar from Bangladesh

The Rohingya people are being deported back to Bangladesh.

The Rohingya who escaped to Bangladesh to flee violence from the military are being deported and sent back to Myanmar in the next two years. According to BBC, “Myanmar has agreed to accept 1,500 Rohingya each week, Bangladesh says, adding that it aims to return all of them to Myanmar within two years.” The United… Continue reading Rohingya Being Sent Back to Myanmar from Bangladesh

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Wildfires in Southern California 88 percent Contained

The Thomas Wildfire burned thousands upon thousands of acres.

On Dec. 4, a wildfire, now dubbed the Thomas Fire, broke out in the southern part of the state of California. It covered thousands upon thousands of acres in the state. The wildfires broke a five-year record for the most number of acres burned. CNN explains, “For the past five years, wildfires scorched an average… Continue reading Wildfires in Southern California 88 percent Contained

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France Takes in Libyan Migrants

The first migrant to be rescued from slavery in Libya arrived in Paris on December 19. Source: Taxiarchos228

On Dec. 19, the first refugees from Libya arrived in Paris after France made a declaration to help those caught in a present-day slave trade. CNN reported that the French government “stepped up its fight against slavery as the first group of refugees rescued from Libya touched down Tuesday in Paris from Niger.” France is… Continue reading France Takes in Libyan Migrants

Guatemala Follows United States in Declaring Jerusalem the Capital of Israel

Guatemala followed the US in declaring Jerusalem the Capital of Israel.

On Christmas Eve, Guatemala’s president announced they will follow the United States in declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and moving their embassy to Jerusalem. There is some speculation that Guatemala will be the first country to move their embassy. Guatemala refuted these speculations, saying they will follow the lead of the United States. Per… Continue reading Guatemala Follows United States in Declaring Jerusalem the Capital of Israel

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The Church’s Role in Eradicating Poverty [UPDATE]

The Church tries to build healthy communities in impoverished areas, often times through hand-outs or one time gifts that do not help families out of poverty. By providing work opportunities, the Church can build communities and help eradicate poverty. Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are most often supported by the Church and its congregants in such a… Continue reading The Church’s Role in Eradicating Poverty [UPDATE]

President Trump Declares Jerusalem Capital of Israel

Jerusalem was declared the capital of Israel by President Trump on December 6.

On Dec. 6, President Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. He also ordered the US Embassy in Israel to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The New York Times reports, “President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion… Continue reading President Trump Declares Jerusalem Capital of Israel

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FBOs offer Women in India Hope Despite News of Recent Rape and Murder of 6-Year-Old Girl

People protested a rape that happened in 2012.

On Dec. 8, a 6-year-old girl was abducted while she slept beside her family. In the minutes that followed her abduction, she was brutally raped and murdered. It wasn’t until the next morning that her mom noticed she was missing. The rape and murder came as a shock to everyone in India, as she was… Continue reading FBOs offer Women in India Hope Despite News of Recent Rape and Murder of 6-Year-Old Girl

Honor Killing of Dalit Man Leads to Death Penalty of Six Men

Many Dalit children are forced to pick through the trash. In Asia, they are seem as the lowest of the low.

Last year in Tamil Nadu, India, six men attacked and killed a Dalit man in broad daylight for marrying a woman of another caste. Marrying outside your caste is unheard of and goes against traditional norms in India, which is why they killed a Dalit. Many times, Dalit cases will go unresolved in court. This… Continue reading Honor Killing of Dalit Man Leads to Death Penalty of Six Men

As UK Leaves European Union, Question of Irish Border Still Up in Air

Dublin is a bustling city. With the UK leaving the European Union, the border of Ireland and North Ireland is in question.

A year ago, the United Kingdom decided to split from the European Union. They’ve been discussing what this split is. Throughout the process, the fate of Ireland and North Ireland has been up in the air, especially with regards to how open the border will between the north and south. This is a huge obstacle… Continue reading As UK Leaves European Union, Question of Irish Border Still Up in Air

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More than 300 People Dead in Deadly Mosque Attack

An Egyptian city.

On Nov. 24, a mosque in Ismaila, Egypt, was filled with Sufi Muslim worshipers. All the sudden, while they were saying their Friday prayers, an Islamic extremist came in started shooting at people. They didn’t stop until they thought everybody was dead. There were over 300 people who died from the shooting. Abdel Fattah el… Continue reading More than 300 People Dead in Deadly Mosque Attack

Secretary of State Tillerson Asks for Investigation on Rohingya

Houses of the Rohingya have been burnt down by the military.

The United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Aung San Suu Kyi, the current leader of Myanmar, on Nov. 15 to discuss the plight of the Rohingya, a people group of Myanmar that has been persecuted by the military for being illegal aliens. There are currently more than 600,000 Rohingyas that have fled… Continue reading Secretary of State Tillerson Asks for Investigation on Rohingya

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Gulf Coast of Texas Tries to Get Back to Normal After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and the surrounding areas in South Texas.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25, beginning days and days of destruction, particularly in Houston and Port Aransas. Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane, with top winds of 132 mph. Those cities were covered in flood and debris. They are recovering slowly, but it may take years to get back… Continue reading Gulf Coast of Texas Tries to Get Back to Normal After Hurricane Harvey

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The Deadliest Earthquake of 2017 Hits Iran, Iraq

The worst earthquake since 2003 hit the Iraq and Iran border causing destruction and many lives lost.

On Nov. 12, the deadliest earthquake of 2017, reaching a magnitude of 7.3, hit the border of Iran and Iraq. The death toll has topped 530, while 8,000 more people have been injured. “On Tuesday, Iranian officials called off rescue operations on the grounds there was little chance of finding more survivors from the quake,”… Continue reading The Deadliest Earthquake of 2017 Hits Iran, Iraq

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Church in Philippines Opposes Birth Control

Photo by GIAHS Initiative In the Philippines, the Catholic Church opposes birth control. In the meantime, President Duterte is pushing for more free access to birth control. Per Fox News, “President Rodrigo Duterte mandated free birth control for women in an effort to decrease poverty rates in the country and help economically stricken communities. Duterte… Continue reading Church in Philippines Opposes Birth Control

Somalia Drought

Photo by Oxfam East Africa The country of Somalia is in a drought. In a 48-hour period, over 100 people died from hunger. Per Fox News, “Somalia’s prime minister says 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the… Continue reading Somalia Drought

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

Photo by Chensiyuan Starting last December, in Brazil’s summer, an outbreak of Yellow Fever began. Per CNN, “The current yellow fever outbreak began in December, in rural areas of Brazil, and numbers reportedly exceed normal rates for this time of year.” Even though no cases had been reported in Rio de Jainero, they took precautions… Continue reading Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

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United Nations Investigates Rohingya Treatment

The United Nations is doing an investigation to see whether the treatment of the Rohingya amounts to human rights violations. Per CNN, “Tens of thousands of members of Myanmar’s Muslim minority have left in this fashion, and their treatment may amount to ‘crimes against humanity,’ warns UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee.” About 70,000 people have… Continue reading United Nations Investigates Rohingya Treatment

Russia Won’t Return Crimea

Photo by Alexander Noskin Russia refuses to return Crimea to Ukraine, despite the fact the United States asked them to return the territory. Haaretz reports, “Russia will not return Crimea to Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, a day after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expects Moscow to do so.”… Continue reading Russia Won’t Return Crimea

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Somali Refugee Boat Shot

Photo by aflaanta std In March, there was an attack on a boat holding Somali refugees. At least 46 people were killed and 39 were injured. CNN reported, “At least 42 people died and 39 were injured in the Friday incident, the United Nations’ refugee agency said. Some 160 people reportedly were on board, according… Continue reading Somali Refugee Boat Shot

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