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K. P. Yohannan

Dr. KP Yohannan has been crisscrossing the globe for the past 40 years, challenging the Body of Christ to discipleship. His call to a radical lifestyle—with an all-out commitment to Jesus—has left its impact on nearly every continent. To the Church caught up by the tidal waves of compromise and self-preservation, Yohannan’s life message is… Continue reading K. P. Yohannan

Gospel for Asia Relentlessly Focused on Helping Poor Overcome the Cycle of Poverty

Gospel for Asia-supported workers serve the poor by providing a new roof

For more than 11 years, Gospel for Asia has published a Christmas Gift Catalog filled with opportunities for people in the West to be involved in helping transform the lives of families in Asia who live in poverty. Since that time, more than 1 million families have been helped and many reports about how Gospel… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Relentlessly Focused on Helping Poor Overcome the Cycle of Poverty

January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 /The White House / — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The proclamation calls upon “industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, faith-based and other organizations of civil society, schools, families, and all Americans to recognize our vital roles in ending… Continue reading January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

AWANA Cofounder, Art Rorheim, Dies at Age 99

Arthur Reynold Rorheim

Heaven’s doors opened on January 5, 2018, to receive AWANA Cofounder, Art Rorheim. He was 99 at the time of his passing. Rorheim collaborated with Lance Latham to create and establish the AWANA as a youth and children’s ministry in a Chicago church in 1950. The ministry concept was based on a paraphrase of II… Continue reading AWANA Cofounder, Art Rorheim, Dies at Age 99

18 States Increase Minimum Wage for 2018

Nearly 80 million people in the U.S. workforce are paid on an hourly basis. About 700,000 who are currently paid the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour will be getting an increase as 18 states raise their minimum wage effective January 1, 2018. Minimum Wage Increase The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since… Continue reading 18 States Increase Minimum Wage for 2018

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]

Gift Catalogs Makes it Possible for Christmas Gifts to Transform Lives

Through income-generating gifts from GFA’s “Christmas Gift Catalog,” God has enabled thousands of people in Asia to feed, clothe and educate their children.

As U.S. families prepare for Christmas expenses and holiday giving, Gospel for Asia’s Christmas Gift Catalog is helping people find joy through giving practical gifts that produce income for families in need.   WILLS POINT, Texas—This year as some families attempt to navigate the Christmas season of gift giving, often times exchanging items no one… Continue reading Gift Catalogs Makes it Possible for Christmas Gifts to Transform Lives

Gospel for Asia Founder, K.P. Yohannan on Hurricane Harvey – “Please pray and do all you can…”

Hurricane Harvey from space

K.P. Yohannan, founder and director of Gospel for Asia (GFA) in Wills Point, TX asked donors and supporters of the nonprofit to pray and do all they could for those in Hurricane Harvey’s path. Yohannan, pleaded with many to take time to pray. Now is the time to minister to the needs of the suffering… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Founder, K.P. Yohannan on Hurricane Harvey – “Please pray and do all you can…”

82 Chibok Girls Released

Photo by Yaroh Dauda In May, 82 of the Chibok girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram were released by their kidnappers. Per CNN, “Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls have been released after negotiations between the terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, the President’s office said.” One father was skeptical of the news of their… Continue reading 82 Chibok Girls Released

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Colombia Holds Peace Talks with the No.2 rebels

Photo by Foj333 In February of this year, Colombia begun peace talks with the number 2 worst rebel group in Colombia. Their name is The National Liberation Army (ELN). Fox News reports, “Colombia’s government and the nation’s second-largest rebel group formally started peace talks Tuesday in neighboring Ecuador, seeking to follow up on the peace… Continue reading Colombia Holds Peace Talks with the No.2 rebels

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Sudan Floods in 2016

In the summer of 2016, Sudan flooded and more than 100 people died in the Sudan floods. Per Al Jazeera, “Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rainfall killed 100 people across Sudan, according to an aid group in the country.” There have been 14,000 homes that… Continue reading Sudan Floods in 2016

Emergency Aid Running Out in Ethiopia

  Photo by USAID Africa Bureau In Ethiopia, there has been a massive emergency for Ethiopia. They’re in a drought and many of their crops and cattle have been destroyed and killed. Millions of people will be affected by lack of food. Per BBC, “The UN’s World Food Programme said 7.8 million people affected by… Continue reading Emergency Aid Running Out in Ethiopia

India Landslide Strands Tens of Thousands of People

Photo by Ashish Gupta In May, 13,000 people in India were traveling to a Hindu holy site (a revered temple), but on their way to the temple, a landslide happened. There were no reports of death or injury initially. Per Fox News, “A landslide caused by pre-monsoon rains stranded about 13,000 Indian pilgrims near a… Continue reading India Landslide Strands Tens of Thousands of People

Earthquake in Indonesia

Photo by AusAID In early December, there was an earthquake that hit the Aceh Province in Indonesia. According to Fox News, “Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least 97 died while four people were pulled from the rubble alive. Another four or five are known to be buried,… Continue reading Earthquake in Indonesia

Iraqi refugees return home

Photo by Christiaan Briggs Iraqi refugees have returned to their homes in the Nineveh region. Yet, what they discovered deeply grieved them. According to Fox News, “There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been… Continue reading Iraqi refugees return home

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Only 1/3 of Venezuelans Eat One or Two Meals Per Day

Photo by Unukalhai Venezuela used to be an oil-rich nation, but since Maduro took over, things have been going downhill. Fox News reports, “The once-wealthy oil producing nation has fallen on hard times since Nicolás Maduro took power following the death of socialist leader Hugo Chávez in 2013. A drop in global oil prices has… Continue reading Only 1/3 of Venezuelans Eat One or Two Meals Per Day

Rohingya in Bangladesh Moved to Uninhabited Island

The Rohingya of Myanmar is one of the most persecuted group in the world. They have no home. Per Fox News, “Some 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have lived in Bangladesh for decades after fleeing there from neighboring Myanmar in the face of persecution by its military and majority Buddhists.” Many of the Rohingya are forced into… Continue reading Rohingya in Bangladesh Moved to Uninhabited Island

John Wesley

John Wesley was the co-founder of Methodism along with his brother, Charles. John rode thousands and thousands of miles around England on horseback in order to spread the Good News to the common people. John Wesley and the rest of the English crew were afraid of the storm on the open seas. John Wesley was… Continue reading John Wesley

Asia Bibi’s appeal court date pushed back again

By Farhan from Karachi, Pakistan – Are they independent – Karachi Jail, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4292206 Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, has had her appeal before the nation’s supreme court delayed pending a new hearing, after one of the judges recused himself from the case. The Bibi case has… Continue reading Asia Bibi’s appeal court date pushed back again

Gospel for Asia Addresses Gender Equality on International Women’s Day

WILLS POINT, Texas – Gospel for Asia (GFA) joins with the international humanitarian community in commemorating today’s International Women’s Day. Gospel for Asia (GFA) partners will be offering special assistance to women in the areas where it serves in South Asia, celebrating the success of women and underscoring the wide gaps in gender equality that… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Addresses Gender Equality on International Women’s Day

As Wells Dry Up Across India, Gospel for Asia Issues Call to Prayer

WIDESPREAD DROUGHT AFFECTS 330 MILLION ON SUBCONTINENT WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) is calling on the world to pray for those experiencing a drought, aggravated by rising temperatures. More than 300 million are affected. The Indian government has noted that nearly a quarter of the country, more than 250 districts, are facing… Continue reading As Wells Dry Up Across India, Gospel for Asia Issues Call to Prayer

Hudson Taylor

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” – Hudson Taylor Early Life of Hudson Taylor Hudson Taylor was born in Yorkshire, England on May 21, 1832. His father was a chemist and Methodist lay minister. Hudson was dedicated to reaching China with the Good News… Continue reading Hudson Taylor

Mary Slessor

“O God! Old and feeble and unworthy as I am, help me to win them.” – Mary Slessor Early Life Mary Slessor was born in Scotland in 1848. Her mother was a Christian. She knew God worked through prayer, so she spent hours praying. Mary’s mother was praying her son, Robert would become a missionary.… Continue reading Mary Slessor

Moravian Movement

“I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.” ― Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf Introduction It was a stormy night on… Continue reading Moravian Movement

William Cameron Townsend

“Understanding Scripture in a language other than the heart language in which we think and experience emotion is “like trying to eat soup with a fork. You can get a little taste, but you cannot get nourished.” ― William Cameron Townsend Townsend was passing out Spanish Bibles. One day, a Cakchiquel Indian came up and… Continue reading William Cameron Townsend

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