America’s Prayer Meeting — April 12-13, 2021

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KANNAPOLIS, NC — More than a hundred-thousand people joined America’s Prayer Meeting I, a national, virtual prayer event Livestreamed across the nation. Participating guests included prayer leaders from across a spectrum of the nation and its churches – Dr. Dave Butts, chair of the National Prayer Committee; Judge Vance Day of Promise Keepers; Kay Horner,… Continue reading America’s Prayer Meeting — April 12-13, 2021

Gospel for Asia Announces its First-Ever Mission in Rwanda, Africa

GOSPEL FOR ASIA LAUNCHES IN AFRICA: GFA World (www.gfa.org), formerly known as Gospel for Asia, is launching compassion projects in Africa (http://www.gfa.org/press/intoAfrica) for the first time -- a huge boost for humanitarian efforts in the world's poorest continent. (Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash)

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World 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, one of the largest mission agencies in the world, is launching compassion projects in Africa (http://www.gfa.org/press/intoAfrica) for the first time — a… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Announces its First-Ever Mission in Rwanda, Africa

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

Island Encounters – More than a Beach in Fiji

NADI WESTERN DIVISION, FIJI – When you close your eyes and imagine an island encounter in the South Pacific, say in Fiji, what do you see in your mind’s eye? Let me guess. You see sun-splashed water, a quiet beach, and swaying palm trees. You can thank travel brochures for that. Let me ask you… Continue reading Island Encounters – More than a Beach in Fiji

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

All Hualien Churches Join Hands to Pray for the Accident of Taroko Express

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — The derailment of the Taroko Express caused 50 deaths, setting the highest number of casualties in the half-century since the establishment of Taiwan Railways Administration. All government agencies fly their flags at half-mast for three days of mourning starting April 3rd. President Tsai Ing-wen rushed to visit the injured and the families… Continue reading All Hualien Churches Join Hands to Pray for the Accident of Taroko Express

On Easter Sunday Taiwan Churches Pray In Unity Over Train Tragedy

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — On the morning of April 2nd, the No. 408 Taroko Express collided with a construction vehicle that slid onto the tracks as it was entering a tunnel in Hualien County. The train carried 496 passengers. 50 people were confirmed dead, including 4 TRA staff members. The whole country mourns for this incident.… Continue reading On Easter Sunday Taiwan Churches Pray In Unity Over Train Tragedy

Reaching 1.7 Million Forgotten Men & Women

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DONDONALD, NORTHERN IRELAND – Seamen’s Christian Friend Society estimates that there are about 1.7 million men and women who work onboard some 85,000 merchant ships around the world. If that’s not a mission field, I don’t know what is. Seamen typically work 12-hour days, six or seven days a week. They don’t get to go… Continue reading Reaching 1.7 Million Forgotten Men & Women

TBN Set to Air Full Slate of New Programming to Celebrate Easter Weekend

LOS ANGELES — TBN, the world’s largest religious broadcaster, announced today a special Easter weekend lineup of fresh programming. Stemming from the success of last year’s programming to which 15 million people tuned in, the network is offering more content than ever before beginning Thursday, April 1 through Easter Sunday, April 4. “I am excited… Continue reading TBN Set to Air Full Slate of New Programming to Celebrate Easter Weekend

Evangelist J.John preaching at 731 churches and 120 UK prisons on Easter Day

LONDON — In an effort to inspire, equip and encourage churches to continue reaching out through this challenging pandemic season, evangelist J.John launched Share Easter, an initiative to provide churches with free-to-use evangelistic video content. To date, 731 churches from around the world have registered to make use of Share Easter material. In addition to… Continue reading Evangelist J.John preaching at 731 churches and 120 UK prisons on Easter Day

CVM – Helping Hurting Animals in Christ’s Name

SEATTLE, WA – Warning: This may be the strangest article ever to appear on Missions Box News. If the title, “CVM – Helping Hurting Animals,” hasn’t aroused your curiosity, read on. “When animals are hurting, their owners are hurting also.” Relationship You know it’s true. An almost inexplicable bond develops in the relationship between an… Continue reading CVM – Helping Hurting Animals in Christ’s Name

Imprisoned Christians Share God’s Purpose for their Persecution

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Voice of the Martyrs is broadcasting a special program to highlight Christians who suffer for their faith and to encourage their brothers and sisters around the world to come to their aid in prayer. “Imprisoned for Christ” shares the persecution stories of three Christian workers who were put in prison for… Continue reading Imprisoned Christians Share God’s Purpose for their Persecution

Live from the Billy Graham Library: Will Graham and Musical Guest Aaron Shust to Host Good Friday Service Online

CHARLOTTE, NC — Evangelist Will Graham will broadcast a special Good Friday service on Friday afternoon, April 2, at 4 p.m. EDT, live from the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. He will be joined for the outreach by award-winning Christian musical artist Aaron Shust. “The cross is one of the most common symbols of the… Continue reading Live from the Billy Graham Library: Will Graham and Musical Guest Aaron Shust to Host Good Friday Service Online

Somewhere Under the Rainbow in Nicaragua

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Rainbows. They draw our attention to the glory of God and of His loving promise to never destroy sinful humanity with a worldwide flood as He did in Noah’s day. We can be thankful for that promise every day, but we are especially so when we gaze in awe and wonder at… Continue reading Somewhere Under the Rainbow in Nicaragua

As the Threat of Terrorist Arson Attacks Looms, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Secures Vulnerable Israeli Communities

JERUSALEM — Security officers in southern Israel must fight the fires set by terrorist rocket, missile, and incendiary balloon attacks. These attacks from Gaza have become a near-daily occurrence in the region, especially in the summer. To guard against this threat, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) recently distributed 75 personal firefighting… Continue reading As the Threat of Terrorist Arson Attacks Looms, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Secures Vulnerable Israeli Communities

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Doubles Assistance for Passover

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JERUSALEM — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) will provide Passover assistance in the amount of approximately $6.2 million to Israeli families, children, elderly, new olim (immigrants), and soldiers, as well as $700,000 to help needy Jewish populations in the former Soviet Union (FSU). This more than doubles the amount of assistance… Continue reading The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Doubles Assistance for Passover

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

Open up Your Heart and Let the SONSHINE in

SUNRISE, FL – People respond with a bit of je ne sais quoi when they learn that SONSHINE GLOBAL PARTNERS is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida. If that doesn’t happen immediately, it almost certainly will when they discover that SONRISE is located on Sunset Strip in Sunrise. This story is not about how or why SONSHINE… Continue reading Open up Your Heart and Let the SONSHINE in

Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the typically under-discussed looming global water crisis.  Water problems are often big news, whether it’s ongoing crises in American locales… Continue reading Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

Russia Gospel Surge ‘Is COVID Silver Lining’ as Thousands Hear About Christ

RUSSIA GOSPEL SURGE IS 'COVID SILVER LINING:' Russian Christians going door-to-door in frigid temperatures reached 25 percent more non-churchgoing children and families with the Gospel over the past few months than ever before -- largely because of COVID-19. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) says COVID is actually opening doors for the Gospel in Russia and the former Soviet Union as churches' compassion outreach melts hearts.

LOVES PARK, IL — Christians in Russia going door-to-door in the bitter cold reached thousands more children and families with the Gospel over the past few months than ever before — largely because of COVID-19. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association’s (SGA, www.sga.org) Christ Over COVID campaign and Immanuel’s Child Christmas outreach helped Russian Christians and their… Continue reading Russia Gospel Surge ‘Is COVID Silver Lining’ as Thousands Hear About Christ

The Gospel Challenge Launches Easter Outreach

LEAWOOD, KS — With the uncertainty created by the pandemic, people need the hope of Jesus more than ever this Easter. For this reason, the Gospel Challenge Foundation, in partnership with The Readable Bible, Iron Stream Media and Bott Radio Network, is pleased to announce the launch of its Easter outreach, the Gospel Challenge. The… Continue reading The Gospel Challenge Launches Easter Outreach

Ready…Set…MissionGO!

BUFFALO, NY – The MissionGO website leaves little doubt as to one aspect of their ministry in the African country of Sierra Leone. 1,489,343 People living in Sierra Leone don’t have access to clean water. 100% Need Living Water As you have already perceived, providing clean water is one aspect of the MissionGO ministry. You… Continue reading Ready…Set…MissionGO!

StoryRunners – How Shall They Hear?

ORLANDO, FL – StoryRunners is an incredible ministry of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ). StoryRunners was founded specifically to accelerate the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ to people who have no awareness of Scripture and who have no written language. The organization accomplishes this by creating oral stories that… Continue reading StoryRunners – How Shall They Hear?

A Conversation Concerning Cuba

MIAMI, FL – Just mentioning the word “Cuba” arouses a myriad of images in the minds of Americans. Those images may depend on the listener’s age, heritage, or location. Castro – Guantanamo – Havana – Missile crisis – Cigars – Miami. Any or all of those many come to mind unless you are one of… Continue reading A Conversation Concerning Cuba

How a Monkey Farm Became The Farm of Hope

PLAYA OCOTAL, COSTA RICA – The Farm of Hope is a wonderful example of how the Lord works in mysterious ways. The First Rescue Center – for Monkeys The Monkey Farm was established in 2012 by a small group of Christians. The founders’ intent was to create a sustainable wildlife rescue center that is self-sufficient… Continue reading How a Monkey Farm Became The Farm of Hope

Water ‘Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About’ Says Gospel for Asia Report

'BIGGEST CRISIS NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT:' A new report [http://www.gfa.org/press/WaterCrisis] -- released by GFA World (Gospel for Asia, www.gfa.org) for World Water Day, March 22 -- says two-thirds of the planet may face water shortages by 2025, 30 million people in the U.S. lack safe drinking water, and several megacities are on the verge of "running out of drinking water."

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide – Published a new report for World Water Day, says two-thirds of planet may face crisis shortages by 2025, 30 million in U.S. lack safe water.… Continue reading Water ‘Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About’ Says Gospel for Asia Report

Luis Palau Memorial Prayer

PORTLAND, OR — After a three-year battle with lung cancer, evangelist Luis Palau died peacefully early [in the] morning (Thu Mar 11) at his home in Portland, Oregon. He was 86 years old. For more than 65 years Palau played an influential role in Christian missions and worldwide evangelism as a powerful speaker, teacher, and… Continue reading Luis Palau Memorial Prayer

Mercy Ships and CURE International Announce Partnership Providing Surgery to Reach More Children Living with Disabilities

SPRING LAKE, MI — Mercy Ships and CURE International announced a partnership to provide specialized surgical care to children living with disabilities across the continent of Africa. Both organizations provide hope and healing to children living with disabilities through surgical care in under-resourced countries. During a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has made access to specialized… Continue reading Mercy Ships and CURE International Announce Partnership Providing Surgery to Reach More Children Living with Disabilities

Christian Leaders Comment on the Passing of Evangelist Luis Palau

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SACRAMENTO — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), releases the following statement in reaction to the passing of evangelist Luis Palau: “When I think of how to describe Luis Palau, the first thing that comes to mind is his joy. His radiant smile, his enthusiasm, his energy came from… Continue reading Christian Leaders Comment on the Passing of Evangelist Luis Palau

In Memoriam: Dr. Larry Walker – 1932 – 2021

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MEMPHIS, TN – Dr. Larry Lee Walker passed away on March 8, 2021. His name is probably not familiar to most Bible-believers, but many of us are beneficiaries of a portion of his life’s work. Larry Walker was the last living scholar and translator from the team that produced the original New International Version (NIV)… Continue reading In Memoriam: Dr. Larry Walker – 1932 – 2021

Operation Mobilization Ship Ministry Celebrates 50 Years at Sea

UNITED KINGDOM — The pioneering vessel, Logos, and her volunteer crew left a shipyard in Rotterdam on 18 February 1971. They were bound for London, where the refitted ship was shown to supporters of the venture and loaded with literature for her maiden voyage. In the five decades since, the ministry’s four vessels have covered… Continue reading Operation Mobilization Ship Ministry Celebrates 50 Years at Sea

911 Life Ministries in Columbia

MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA – The 911 Life Ministries’ website makes one thing very clear. “WORSHIP is at the center of everything we do at 911 Life. True worship is more than just praise and adoration. It’s pouring out God’s love in practical and tangible ways to those in need while training others to do the same… Continue reading 911 Life Ministries in Columbia

In Memoriam – Luis Palau 1934 – 2021

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PORTLAND, OR – For anyone who knew him or had ever sat under his preaching, the next four words are heartbreaking. Luis Palau has died. Today, at the age of 86, Palau completed more than 55 years of faithful ministry, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people around the world. Some believe… Continue reading In Memoriam – Luis Palau 1934 – 2021

Feeding Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

COLOMBIA — Venezuelan families who have fled to Colombia to escape their country’s crumbling economy give thanks to God for food provided by Samaritan’s Purse. Yancy: Things are becoming horrible in Venezuela. Food cannot be found. Maria: Venezuela was in crisis. I think the pandemic made it worse. Osmerys: It’s very difficult there to get… Continue reading Feeding Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

‘Ground-Breaking’ Child Safety Standards Offered for Public Review by Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention (ECAP) has released “ground-breaking” standards for child safety and opened them for public review, March 1. The standards are offered to assist ministries of all kinds as they work to protect children in their care from abuse. The ECAP standards were developed by a team of… Continue reading ‘Ground-Breaking’ Child Safety Standards Offered for Public Review by Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention

A Safe Harbor in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – Millions of children and young people live in at-risk conditions in Russia. The problem is exacerbated by the thousands of orphaned children who age out of state-run orphanages each year to make way for the thousands of children waiting to replace them. The problem is worse than you may think. “There… Continue reading A Safe Harbor in Russia

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

New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

SANTA ANA, CA — There is a growing, hidden, “shadow pandemic” of violence, abduction and trafficking directed towards Christian women and girls around the world, according to a new report from Open Doors USA. “Same Faith, Different Persecution,” published ahead of International Women’s Day, explores targeted Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) over 12 months between October… Continue reading New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

CURE International to Launch Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

SPRING LAKE, MI — CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatment for children with treatable disabilities, announced plans to open CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe, a first-in-the-nation facility providing life-transforming medical care to thousands of vulnerable children. Reconstruction of the $5 million hospital was recently completed by the Zimbabwe Orthopedic Trust (ZOT) in… Continue reading CURE International to Launch Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

Hundreds of Fellowship Volunteers Visit 1,500 Lonely Elderly on Purim and Give Them Festive Food Gifts

JERUSALEM — As part of its ongoing activities to improve the well-being of the elderly in Israel and reduce the effects of loneliness and poverty among them, The Fellowship is implementing a special Purim activity in which hundreds of volunteers will come to the homes of about 1,500 lonely elderly people and give them festive… Continue reading Hundreds of Fellowship Volunteers Visit 1,500 Lonely Elderly on Purim and Give Them Festive Food Gifts

God Is Writing a Beautiful Story for Iran

ALPHARETTA, GA – It takes only one visit to Elam Ministries’ website to see the evidence that God is writing a beautiful story for Iran. What is that story, and how can it be possible? Isn’t Iran ruled by the Muslin ayatollahs? Haven’t Iranian officials called the U.S. and Israel “Big Satan” and “Little Satan?”… Continue reading God Is Writing a Beautiful Story for Iran

Predisan: Proclaiming Jesus & Healing Lives in Honduras

CATACAMAS, HONDURAS – The mission of Predisan is “Proclaiming Jesus and Healing Lives” in Honduras. Their objective is to help the Honduran people realize their inherent worth and wholeness, as God intended in His redemptive plan. About The name Predisan is a mashup of two Spanish words that, individually, mean ‘to proclaim’ and ‘to serve.’… Continue reading Predisan: Proclaiming Jesus & Healing Lives in Honduras

International Humanitarian Organization Partners with First Responders Ahead of Snowstorm in Israel

Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of The Fellowship, with staff delivering food boxes and blankets to elderly citizens in Jerusalem and the surrounding region. | Photo Credit: © 2021 IFCJ, photo by Avishag Shaar-Yashuv

JERUSALEM — On Wednesday, just ahead of the storm that covered Jerusalem and the surrounding area with a thick blanket of snow, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) together with United Hatzalah, distributed more than 200 packages of warm blankets, space heaters, and food supplies to elderly residents of the capital and… Continue reading International Humanitarian Organization Partners with First Responders Ahead of Snowstorm in Israel

Textiles Training Program Transforms Lives of Young Women in Ghana

GHANA — Christian charity Theovision International is seeing the lives of many uneducated young women in Ghana completely transformed through their textiles training program. Not only are many establishing their own successful businesses as a result of the training they receive, but they are also coming to know Christ after joining audio Bible classes. Young… Continue reading Textiles Training Program Transforms Lives of Young Women in Ghana

Colombian Pastor’s Beautiful Answer to Prayer

COLOMBIA — A Colombian pastor praises God for the ministry he shares with Samaritan’s Purse to help feed hungry families, many of whom are Venezuelan migrants, and share the hope of the Gospel with them. Pastor Yahir: Today Samaritan’s Purse delivered food in Maria Auxiliadora. It was a miracle from God. Today the heavens were… Continue reading Colombian Pastor’s Beautiful Answer to Prayer

Pulse to Host ‘Preach Twin Cities’ Evangelism Showcase Livestream March 2

MINNEAPOLIS — Pulse, the millennial-led evangelism movement, is hosting “Preach Twin Cities,” a livestream event at First Baptist Church of Minneapolis showcasing emerging preachers, on March 2, 2021. Pulse executives viewed over 40 video submissions in January and selected ten participants to share their messages on this national platform. Participants have been coached for this… Continue reading Pulse to Host ‘Preach Twin Cities’ Evangelism Showcase Livestream March 2

Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan, whas been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the state of Modern Day Slavery amid the COVID 19 pandemic. In my original report, 21st Century… Continue reading Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

Sowing Hope Seeds

BRADENTON, FL – Hope Seeds is a Christian outreach with a long-term perspective. Hope Seeds was established in 1999 as a ministry of the Hope Church in Bradenton, Florida. With the slogan of “Plant a Seed! Feed a Soul!” Hope Seeds works to share the Gospel and to contribute to the reduction of world hunger… Continue reading Sowing Hope Seeds

In Memoriam: John Baker, Founder of Celebrate Recovery

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LAKE FOREST, CA – Imagine what life is like being a follower of Christ, even called to ministry, but trapped by an addiction that will not let you out of its grasp. It may not be all that difficult to imagine. Tens of thousands of born-again believers already know first-hand. Some may read this article.… Continue reading In Memoriam: John Baker, Founder of Celebrate Recovery

Samaritan’s Purse Completes Work at California Field Hospital

LANCASTER, CA — When Dr. Ed Carns arrived in Lancaster, California, he knew he was about to walk into many situations requiring prayer, wisdom, and medical skill, ultimately relying on the healing hand of God. Now, more than a month later, Dr. Carns, the Samaritan’s Purse team lead for their California COVID response, recounts how… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Completes Work at California Field Hospital