HOLLAND, Michigan – Would you hang on to your Audio Bible at all costs? Would you refuse to let it go? A representative of Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) recently shared the story of an elderly man, a native of the isolated Nyishi tribe in the far northeast of India. The man is reported to be… Continue reading Man Won’t Let Go of His Audio Bible
SEOUL – “Until All Have Heard.” That’s on the header of the Far East Broadcasting (FEBC) website. FEBC has been working to help reach that goal with the Gospel sine 1945. This year, FEBC is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its first broadcast on June 4, 1948. Originally based in Shanghai, the company relocated to… Continue reading Far East Broadcasting Company Reaching North Korea for Christ
BEIJING – The People’s Republic of China released a white paper today entitled, “China’s Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief.” A title like that might encourage Christians about the prospects of sharing the Gospel in mainland China. However, this may be a classic example of not judging a white paper by its… Continue reading Will Next Chinese Bible Be the Xi Jinping Version?
BRASILIA – The World Water Conference opened this morning (March 19) in the capital city of Brazil. An estimated 40,000 people, including 15 heads of state, are expected to attend to discuss the growing crisis with the world’s water supplies. Thursday, March 22nd, is World Water Day. Brazilian President Michel Temer opened the conference with… Continue reading 8th Annual World Water Forum Begins Today in Brazil
Dr. KP Yohannan: “The Body of Christ is complete only because of differences.” Sometimes it may feel like there are so many differences in the church body—if only everyone shared the same understandings and experiences, perhaps then the conflicts would be resolved. However, the Bible affirms the differences that we might scorn. Paul writes in… Continue reading Instead of Judging, Let’s Carry Each Other’s Burdens
“There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after.” – Edward Judson, son of Adoniram Adoniram Judson likely would never be considered as the poster boy for promoting missionary work. He might be… Continue reading Adoniram Judson (1788 – 1850)
KATMANDU – At four minutes before noon on April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter about 48 miles northwest of the capital city of Katmandu. It was the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal in more than 80 years and the deadliest day in the region’s recorded history.… Continue reading Christian Group Tearfund Building Earthquake-Resilient Homes in Nepal
ORLANDO – Pioneers, a global missionary outreach ministry, was established in 1979 by Ted Fletcher, former National Sales Manager for the Wall Street Journal, and his wife, Peggy. That same year, Pioneers supported its first missionary, Ruth Wright, in Nigeria. In 1980 Pioneers sent its first missions team to Papua New Guinea. Along the way,… Continue reading Missionaries Use ‘Click Here’ to Connect
QARAQOSH, Iraq – The names of Asian cities are often unknown to most people in the western world. Qaraqosh is one such city. Its connection to Biblical accounts of history dates to hundreds and even thousands of years before Christ as it lies within the Nineveh Governate and close to the ruins of both Nineveh… Continue reading Christian Worship Revived in Iraq City of Qaraqosh
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
Photo by Роман Наумов Russia took the Ukraine to court, because it owes Russia $3 billion. A U.K. Court made the final ruling and commanded Ukraine to pay back its $3 billion debt. Per Forbes, “As the world focuses on the ‘divorce’ between the U.K. and E.U., another divorce court hearing for two other former… Continue reading Russia Goes to Court Against Ukraine
Photo by Gcd822 In early October Typhoon Chaba made landfall in South Korea and Japan causing high winds in these two countries. Accuweather reports, “While Naha and Okinawa were spared the worst conditions, Kumejima was pummeled by damaging winds and heavy rain. A peak wind gust of 214 km/h (133 mph) was reported on Monday.”… Continue reading Typhoon Chaba Hits Landfall; Causes Destruction in South Korea and Japan
Photo by Eddy bf Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian and Chinese ethnic minority in Indonesia has been accused of blasphemy against the Quran. At first the protests were peaceful, but them violence started. According to the BBC, “One elderly man died, the Associated Press reports, citing police. Several other people, including police officers, have… Continue reading Christian Indonesian Governor accused of blasphemy
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
Image by NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan In early February, there were avalanches in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which killed over 100 people. CNN explains, “At least 156 people have died along the Afghan-Pakistani border after three days of heavy snowfall caused a series of deadly avalanches Sunday.” The deadliest avalanche was in a village on the… Continue reading Avalanches in Afghanistan and Pakistan Kills Over 100 People
By Bernard Gagnon (Own work) Since the war hit Yemen, there has been a rising amount of poverty and malnutrition in the country. AP reports, “International agencies have classified Hodeidah among nine of Yemen’s 22 provinces that are a step away from famine. A U.N. report in June said that in Yemen, ‘the highest… Continue reading Yemen facing the ravages of war and malnourishment
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
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?
“Have Asians rejected Christ? Not really.
“The only weapon that will ever effectively win the war against disease, hunger, injustice, and poverty in Asia is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~
“There are individuals ripe to receive the Lord in the most resistant and hostile situations. We must take the Gospel to them.” ~ Virgil Amos ~ virgil amos was a missionary to europe, southeast asia, and western asia.
Targeting boys as young as 11 years old, both the Myanmar army and opposing rebels continue to recruit and even kidnap children for military conscription. Recent pressure from the United Nations and non-government organizations has resulted in the release of some children though recruiting continues. Recruiters target boys in rural and urban areas when the… Continue reading Myanmar Army and Rebel Forces Continue to Recruit Child Soldiers
China’s President Xi Jinping has ramped up the persecution of Christian pastors and lay leaders while removing crosses and even destroying church buildings that the state had sanctioned. Pastor Joseph Gu Yuese from the Zhejiang province was leading a 10,000 member state-approved church when the government recently jailed him on embezzlement charges. The pastor had… Continue reading Chinese Central Government Orders Arrest of Pastors and Destruction of Churches
“The single most important social reform that can be brought to Asia is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions ~