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The Hands & Feet Project Began in the Back of a Tour Bus

FRANKLIN, TN – This year, the Hands & Feet Project celebrated its 15th anniversary. The project was born in a most unusual place – the back of a tour bus. Mark Stuart and Max McGinnis, co-founders of the Christian rock group, Audio Adrenaline, had been discussing what the group could do to become the hands… Continue reading The Hands & Feet Project Began in the Back of a Tour Bus

ECHO International – Fighting World Hunger

NORTH FT MYERS, FL – “The world produces enough food to feed every person on the planet. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per… Continue reading ECHO International – Fighting World Hunger

Mercy Chefs ‘Just Go Feed People’

PORTSMOUTH, VA – Natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes can leave families as deprived of food and shelter as people displaced from war zones or subject to abject poverty. Having a pantry and a refrigerator full of food before a disaster strikes are useless after it has passed.Gary LeBlanc had already spent 35 years… Continue reading Mercy Chefs ‘Just Go Feed People’

Action Against Hunger & Mercy Corps Return to Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Faith-based organizations Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps were forced to suspend operations in northeastern Nigeria in mid-September. The Nigerian army closed two Action Against Hunger offices and four Mercy Corps facilities based on allegations that both agencies were aiding terrorist groups Boko Haram and the Islamic State. Action Against Hunger vigorously… Continue reading Action Against Hunger & Mercy Corps Return to Nigeria

Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

WILLS POINT, TX – Earlier this month, Gospel for Asia released a special report entitled “Poverty: Public Enemy #1.” Author Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications shared the almost incomprehensible fact that some 736 million people worldwide earn less than $1.90 a day, less than many of us spend for our favorite morning latte. The Tip… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

Leading Jewish Publication Names Yael Eckstein to ‘Jewish 100’ for Her Work Building Bridges Between Christians and Jews

JERUSALEM — The Algemeiner, a leading publication in Israel, has unveiled its latest “Jewish 100” (J100) list—an exclusive roster of “the top one hundred individuals who have positively influenced Jewish life this past year.” The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is pleased to announce their new President, Mrs. Yael Eckstein, 35, has… Continue reading Leading Jewish Publication Names Yael Eckstein to ‘Jewish 100’ for Her Work Building Bridges Between Christians and Jews

NHCLC Partners with Leading Churches to Advocate for Life, Religious Liberty and Biblical Justice

SACRAMENTO, CA — The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) is launching a series of nationwide campaigns to protect the sanctity of human life, defend religious liberty and advocate for biblical justice. The campaigns, drawn from the NHCLC’s life, religious liberty and biblical justice directives, are a collaborative effort with some of the most influential… Continue reading NHCLC Partners with Leading Churches to Advocate for Life, Religious Liberty and Biblical Justice

It Takes Only One Mosquito to Lead to Remarkable Truths About FBOs and World Health

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on the deadly diseases brought by the mosquito and the storied impact of faith-based organizations on world health, fighting for the Kingdom to “come on earth as it is in heaven.” It takes only one mosquito, buzzing around with ill intent, dive-bombing… Continue reading It Takes Only One Mosquito to Lead to Remarkable Truths About FBOs and World Health

Pompeo Speech Defends Religious Freedom

ROME – When the United States Secretary of State speaks, it is usually about political affairs of state. When Mike Pompeo addressed a symposium in Rome on October 2, his message was about increasing global threats to the right of religious freedom. Secretary Pompeo was a featured speaker at a symposium about the work of… Continue reading Pompeo Speech Defends Religious Freedom

Christian Care Ministry Announces Second Annual National Day of Sharing Oct. 5, 2019

MELBOURNE, FL — Christian Care Ministry (CCM), which offers the popular Medi-Share healthcare sharing ministry, is inviting the entire community to its second annual “Day of Sharing,” a nationwide initiative to motivate and mobilize people to share their time, talent and treasure to serve others Oct. 5. The theme of this year’s event is, “Find… Continue reading Christian Care Ministry Announces Second Annual National Day of Sharing Oct. 5, 2019

Luis Palau Association Joins Groundwire to Help Expand Strategic Internet Evangelism Initiative to Reach Millions of Young People Across the United States

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PORTLAND, OR — In its ongoing effort to reach the younger generation in the United States, the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association announced a new partnership with Groundwire, an evangelistic organization based in Colorado. Building on each organizations core strengths, this partnership is committed to engaging millions of people annually through thought-provoking videos on social media,… Continue reading Luis Palau Association Joins Groundwire to Help Expand Strategic Internet Evangelism Initiative to Reach Millions of Young People Across the United States

Ending Homelessness Isn’t Impossible Dream – Here’s How to Do It – Matthew Barnett Opinion | Fox News

Matthew Barnett, co-founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center and senior pastor of Angelus Temple, discusses the ways to end homelessness, that it is not an impossible dream to do so. It’s hard to believe that homelessness still rises to a crisis level in so many places across the U.S. And it pains me to… Continue reading Ending Homelessness Isn’t Impossible Dream – Here’s How to Do It – Matthew Barnett Opinion | Fox News

Gospel for Asia Counts the Cost to Minister to the ‘Least of These’

WILLS POINT, TX – A strange thing happens when we consider the cost of something. If not with our lips, our minds ask the question, “How much does this cost?” When I reflect on that, I realize that this question is inevitably self-centric. The question is inextricably connected to “How much am I willing to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Counts the Cost to Minister to the ‘Least of These’

Radical New Book Aims to Stir Christian Seniors to ‘Live With Eternal Purpose’

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A radical new book out today aims to shake up America’s laid-back retirement culture and launch a new wave of missions-driven seniors into God’s service. “After a lifetime of work, the thought of a life of ‘(doing) nothing’ can seem like paradise,” said Bruce Bruinsma, author of The Retirement Reformation, published… Continue reading Radical New Book Aims to Stir Christian Seniors to ‘Live With Eternal Purpose’

India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

Faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.

WILLS POINT, TX — Christian missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.  Critical water shortages have ‘reached point of no return’ as mega-city Chennai fights thirst. As many as 600 million… Continue reading India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

Molly Greene, Co-Founder of Water Mission, Dies in the Bahamas

Molly Greene, co-founder of Water Mission

CHARLESTON, SC – It was only a short while ago that Beliefnet released an article entitled, 10 Faith-Based Nonprofits Fighting the World Water Crisis. Both Gospel for Asia and Water Mission were honored to be included in that list. (Missions Box published a follow-up that focused on GFA’s tireless efforts to provide for the millions… Continue reading Molly Greene, Co-Founder of Water Mission, Dies in the Bahamas

The Spiritual Battle for Literacy

PARIS – Just days ago, UNESCO revealed that the world is “off track” in reaching yet another of the 2030 deadlines for sustainable development. With 2020 less than six months away, we are nearly one-third of the way on the timeline to meet those goals. On July 7, UNESCO admitted that the education goal (SDG… Continue reading The Spiritual Battle for Literacy

Marking 40 Years of ‘Revolution’ in Missions, Gospel for Asia Eyes Future Ministry Growth

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA) — a Christian movement that launched a “revolution in world missions” — celebrates its 40th anniversary on July 3, with its founder proclaiming “we can’t slow down, there is so much more yet to do.” The Texas-based ministry is “celebrating God’s faithfulness” over the past four decades… Continue reading Marking 40 Years of ‘Revolution’ in Missions, Gospel for Asia Eyes Future Ministry Growth

Crackdown on Christians in Eritrea

ASMARA – The tiny country of Eritrea has been called “The North Korea of Africa.” The county ranks at Number 7 on the Open Doors World Watch list of states where the persecution of Christians is the most severe. No national elections have been held since the country gained its independence in 1993. Even though… Continue reading Crackdown on Christians in Eritrea

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Government Cannot Make it Rain

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – The water crisis that has struck nations in South Asia, Africa, and South America has now expanded into New South Wales (NSW), the most populous state of Australia. There is no indication at the moment that the two years of drought, below average rainfall that has plagued the eastern part of the… Continue reading Government Cannot Make it Rain

The Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance Is 100 Million Missing Women

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report on the aftermath of acute gender imbalance: Discussing the horrendous reality of 100 million missing women worldwide. One of the stunning stories from Scripture tells about the uninvited woman who crashed a VIP party at the home of an important religious leader. This is a… Continue reading The Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance Is 100 Million Missing Women

WCC Expresses Concern About Colombia’s Peace Process in Light of Recent Killings of Micoahumado Community Leaders

Rev. Frank Chikane addresses leaders of the community of Micoahumado on February 2018. Photo: Marcelo Schneider/WCC

GENEVE — “We express our deepest concern with regard to the search for peace in Colombia, and we call upon the Colombian government and all armed actors to refrain from targeting social leaders and communities in conflict zones,” said Rev. Frank Chikane, moderator of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Commission of the Churches on… Continue reading WCC Expresses Concern About Colombia’s Peace Process in Light of Recent Killings of Micoahumado Community Leaders

10 Amazing Things You Did Not Know About the Elections in India

MUMBAI – The Indian general election results will be announced on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019. Most Americans probably did not know that. Here are 10 other amazing things about the general elections in India you also probably did not know. India’s general election process has been dubbed “The world’s biggest democratic exercise.” Question: If this… Continue reading 10 Amazing Things You Did Not Know About the Elections in India

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International Day for the Unreached – Where Are They? (Part 2)

PASADENA, CA – Sunday, June 9, 2019, is the International Day for the Unreached. This is the second in a short series of articles that will explain who they are, where they are, how we are doing, and how we can do better. In our first article, we introduced five major groups defined by the… Continue reading International Day for the Unreached – Where Are They? (Part 2)

Tragedy in Sri Lanka: How Church Leaders Can Respond to Secular Media

CHICAGO — Reports of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday tragedy have flooded the news, prompting some to ask if God forgot His people on the most sacred day of the Christian calendar. Over 300 dead and more than 500 injured from bombings that targeted churches in Sri Lanka’s Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade districts during Easter… Continue reading Tragedy in Sri Lanka: How Church Leaders Can Respond to Secular Media

International Body of Christ Bands Together to Pray for Sri Lanka

Devastation rocked Sri Lanka Easter weekend as bombs detonated around the country, killing nearly 300 people. The latest figures report around 500 people injured in the blasts. Terrorists targeted multiple churches and tourist destinations. According to NBC News, blasts occurred at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo; St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a Catholic majority town north… Continue reading International Body of Christ Bands Together to Pray for Sri Lanka

10 Things You Need to Know About Gospel for Asia Medical Camps

WILLS POINT, TX – With World Malaria Day approaching on April 25, the Missions Box News staff decided it is an opportune time to draw attention to the medical camps in South Asia, especially those conducted by Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported workers. Here are 10 things you should know about the need for and the… Continue reading 10 Things You Need to Know About Gospel for Asia Medical Camps

Whole Villages Are Gone: Calls For Prayer After Devastating Cyclone Hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi

International relief organizations are responding to an increasingly devastating humanitarian crisis after a tropical storm and powerful cyclone tore across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Current estimates confirmed by President Filipe Nyusi indicate that some 1,000 people may have been killed in Mozambique alone. “Officially, we have a record of more than 84 dead but everything… Continue reading Whole Villages Are Gone: Calls For Prayer After Devastating Cyclone Hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi

After the Disaster – Resettling the Refugees

MYITKYINA, Myanmar – Crises like floods, famine, earthquakes, and war make great headlines, followed only by stories of relief efforts. Reporters move from one crisis to the next drawing our attention with them. We tend to forget about the aftermath that usually lasts much longer than the crises themselves. The refugees running from crisis endure… Continue reading After the Disaster – Resettling the Refugees

Operation Blessing Mobilizing to Aid Venezuelan Refugees

PAMPLONA, Columbia – Operation Blessing has provided relief to millions of people in 90 different countries and all 50 of the United States over the past 41 years. Founded in 1978 by Pat Robertson, the faith-based NGO provides aid in areas where people’s lives are threatened by poverty, disasters, and persecution. Like similar faith-based organizations… Continue reading Operation Blessing Mobilizing to Aid Venezuelan Refugees

The Most Unusual Church in the World

Young boy sitting by sewer line in Kibera

KIBERA, KENYA – With a fluctuating population of nearly a million people, Kibera is the largest slum in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. It is home to one of the most unusual churches in the world. The Unhealthy Conditions in Kibera Most families in Kibera live in rented 12’ x 12’… Continue reading The Most Unusual Church in the World

It Took a Miracle to Reach the Unreachable

ORLANDO, FL – Reaching the unreached is a core mission of hundreds of faith-based organizations. Doing so is often a formidable task and requires a steadfast trust that the Lord has not left us to do it alone. He makes a way; He guides along the way; He protects as we walk in the way.… Continue reading It Took a Miracle to Reach the Unreachable

Frontiers – Reaching the Unengaged

PHOENIX, AZ – Several things make Frontiers unique among foreign missions agencies. One of those is the catalyst that led Greg Livingstone to begin the ministry in 1982. He was already heavily involved in missions, but the agency for which he worked confronted him with, “Greg, you must stop recruiting; we’re full. We’re getting swamped… Continue reading Frontiers – Reaching the Unengaged

10 Milestones from Gospel for Asia’s First 40 Years

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) was born 40 years ago when K.P. and Gisela Yohannan felt the call of the Lord on their lives to minister to the people of Asia in His name. Even before His specific calling was clear—and every day thereafter—their commitment has been to walk in the beauty… Continue reading 10 Milestones from Gospel for Asia’s First 40 Years

5 Million Women Line 385 Miles of Route 66 in Kerala

KERALA – In an event unprecedented in India’s history, five million women gathered in a single line along a 385-mile stretch of National Highway 66 on January 1, 2019. The focal point of “the women’s wall” was a response to being prevented from entering the Sabarimala temple even after the supreme court ruled that women… Continue reading 5 Million Women Line 385 Miles of Route 66 in Kerala

The Church’s Role in Providing Sanitation Explained by Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TEXAS – World Toilet Day was November 19, and the chances that you celebrated the day are probably quite slim. Neither is it likely that you even discussed the matter at the dinner table that day or three days later on Thanksgiving—even though having functioning toilets is something that the Western world should… Continue reading The Church’s Role in Providing Sanitation Explained by Gospel for Asia

South Asia Monsoons – Seeing the Blessings in the Midst of the Storm

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until [these] calamities have passed by. KERALA – When we hear the words typhoon, cyclone, or hurricane our first reaction is a heightened awareness of potential danger.… Continue reading South Asia Monsoons – Seeing the Blessings in the Midst of the Storm

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

I Wonder… Would Anyone Really Want to Be a Child Again?

Oh, to be a child again, Oh, to dance with glee Oh, to have no worries, and live a life carefree To see fun in the shadows, A rainbow in the rain A light amongst the darkness, and not to feel the pain. To live with total innocence and not know how to lie To… Continue reading I Wonder… Would Anyone Really Want to Be a Child Again?

Profiting from the Poor: The Scandal of the “Sleep Mafia” Blanket Vendors

DELHI – Countless families in Asia have little or no insulation or indoor heating. Those who sleep on the streets are even more exposed to the cold. Blankets provide comfort and protection and serve as tangible expressions of Christ’s love. It is estimated that more than 100,000 men, women, and children sleep on the streets… Continue reading Profiting from the Poor: The Scandal of the “Sleep Mafia” Blanket Vendors

410 Bridge – Empowering Nations

The 410 Bridge is in Alpharetta, Georgia, a few miles north of Atlanta. However, if you were to look at a map of the area, you might be surprised to find that you can’t find a highway number 410. No highway, no bridge, right? Wrong. There is a 410 Bridge. Not a physical bridge leading… Continue reading 410 Bridge – Empowering Nations

Whatsoever You Do – Spotlight on Word and Deed

Word and Deed: Serving God, Bridging Communities, Renewing LivesTHOMAS, ONTARIO – Word and Deed is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is based on the Bible directive found in Colossians 3:17 – “And whatever you do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father… Continue reading Whatsoever You Do – Spotlight on Word and Deed

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

OPIOID CRISIS: AACC to Provide Free Crisis Training For Mental Health Professionals and Lay Counselors November 1 in Charlotte, NC

Expert HHS Officials And Addiction Treatment Providers to Give Practical Training For Combating the Opioid CrisisForest, Va. — Featuring the participation of the Department of Health and Human Services, the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is offering a FREE specialized training in opioid crisis response for mental health leaders, pastors, coaches, lay helpers, concerned… Continue reading OPIOID CRISIS: AACC to Provide Free Crisis Training For Mental Health Professionals and Lay Counselors November 1 in Charlotte, NC

Christian Care Ministry Celebrates 25 Years of Ministry with Day of Sharing

MELBOURNE, FL — In celebration of 25 years of service, Christian Care Ministry, which offers the popular Medi-Share health care sharing program, held its first-ever Day of Sharing, a nationwide initiative to motivate and mobilize people to share their time, talent and treasure to serve others. The event, held Oct. 6, saw Christian Care Ministry… Continue reading Christian Care Ministry Celebrates 25 Years of Ministry with Day of Sharing

What Christian Leaders are Saying about Gospel for Asia

David Mains and KP Yohannan standing in David's office in October, 1980.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) is a nonprofit founded in 1979 committed to serving “the least of these” in Asia. GFA supports national field workers who in turn bring the love of Christ to those living in rural and under-served areas. Whether it’s providing the opportunity for a brighter future for a child in Asia… Continue reading What Christian Leaders are Saying about Gospel for Asia

Rushing to the Rescue: A True Story from the Kerala Floods

KERALA, INDIA – No one can comprehend the terror of a major flood until they have been personally affected by one. This is especially true of those who lose their homes, their possessions, and their loved ones to raging waters that cannot be contained. This writer has been at the sites of four floods over… Continue reading Rushing to the Rescue: A True Story from the Kerala Floods

Thousands Still Stranded in Sri Lanka Flooding

SRI LANKA – While, as we reported recently, parts of northern India are suffering from a major drought, southern parts of the country have been besieged by flood-producing monsoons. Either problem can generate both immediate tragedy and long-term suffering. India’s island neighbor of Sri Lanka is still suffering from the effects of monsoons that hit… Continue reading Thousands Still Stranded in Sri Lanka Flooding

New Service Offers Nonprofits ‘Better Bottomline Through Better Online’

InChrist Communications adds Journity ‘digital engagement’ expertise, enhancing website visitors’ experiences to suite of services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Christian marketing and public relations agency InChrist Communications (ICC) is partnering with internet engagement expert Journity to help faith-based clients improve the online engagement of website visitors — and their bottomline. ICC is adding Journity’s “digital engagement”… Continue reading New Service Offers Nonprofits ‘Better Bottomline Through Better Online’

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