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Children’s Homes are Bringing Hope to Children Across India

Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan visits a GFA-supported Children's Home in Delhi, India

Last month, Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan visited the children’s home supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) in Delhi, India. The Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported Children’s Home offers street children shelter, food, and education. Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan spent his time visiting with the children at the homes. There were laughs and hugs. Yohannan met a… Continue reading Children’s Homes are Bringing Hope to Children Across India

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

World and Faith Leaders Respond to Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting

Pence and Karen visit Sutherland Springs, shooting victim

America and much of the world reacted in horror as they they heard the news of a mass shooting occurring in the small town of Sutherland Springs, TX on Sunday, November 5. Amidst the pain, shock and anxiety, many people were searching for answers as to why this would happen. World leaders, especially religious leaders,… Continue reading World and Faith Leaders Respond to Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting

1,200 Dead in Massive Floods Across Asia – India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

Gospel for Asia shared prayer requests and an update from one of their field correspondents. One correspondent in India writes, “The villagers are running for help in other places where their relatives are staying. There is no proper communication. They are unable to get food, clean drinking water and are having sleepless nights because of the… Continue reading 1,200 Dead in Massive Floods Across Asia – India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

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Pope Visits Rohingya

Photo by Firdaus Latif Pope Francis traveled to visit the Rohingya in Myanmar to see the conditions they live in. There he prayed for them and condemned the violence against them. Per CNN, “Pope Francis prayed for Rohingya refugees during a general audience on Wednesday, decrying violence against them ‘simply because they uphold their Muslim… Continue reading Pope Visits Rohingya

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New Somali President Brings Hopes for the Future

Photo by Kadra2016 In February, a new Somali president was elected. His name is Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. He was a former prime minister and U.S. dual citizen. Per The Washington Post, “Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a former prime minister and U.S. dual citizen, won Somalia’s long-postponed presidential election Wednesday. Voting took place at the international airport… Continue reading New Somali President Brings Hopes for the Future

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Gospel for Asia Provides 580 Relief Packets in Sri Lanka; Cleans Wells

Photo by Indian Navy In late May, Sri Lanka monsoon rains began and soon after that, flooding and landslides. Many villages were set off from relief teams being able to come in. In one village, the villagers told The Guardian, “‘All access to our village is cut off. A landslide took place inside the village and… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Provides 580 Relief Packets in Sri Lanka; Cleans Wells

Flooding in North Korea

  By Kok Leng Yeo from Singapore Last August, North Korea was flooded. This was due to Typhoon Lionrock hitting the country. Fox News reports, “Typhoon Lionrock, amplified by a low-pressure system in the region, created floods that submerged, severely damaged or destroyed 30,000 homes and displaced 70,000 people.” North Korea tried to get aid, only… Continue reading Flooding in North Korea

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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

St. Mark’s Coptic Church Bombed

  By Athanasius 77 In December, just a few weeks before Christmas, a Coptic Church in Cairo was bombed. At first, the authorities had no idea who was responsible for the attacks. According to Fox News, “The Islamic State [ISIS] claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 25 people. They also alleged that the… Continue reading St. Mark’s Coptic Church Bombed

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Henry Martyn

Henry Martyn was a missionary to both India and Arabia between 1806-1812. Through his sharing of the Good News, many people were challenged in their thinking of Jesus. Early Life Henry Martyn was born on February 18, 1781 in Cornwell England. Henry was picked on at school and the teachers had to assign another student… Continue reading Henry Martyn

Colombia peace deal with rebels rejected

In a national vote, Colombians rejected a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army, also known as FARC, which was intended to end 52 years of guerrilla warfare. The referendum’s failure to pass follows four years of negotiations between President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC, which Cuba hosted and facilitated. Colombians rejected… Continue reading Colombia peace deal with rebels rejected

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Venezuela keeping babies in cardboard boxes

In Venezuela, there has been a shortage of food and medicine. CNN reports, “In May, the opposition-controlled National Assembly declared that Venezuela was suffering a national humanitarian health crisis. The next month, a group of doctors speaking in the National Assembly decried shortages of medicines and supplies.” The picture of the babies in cardboard boxes… Continue reading Venezuela keeping babies in cardboard boxes

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Rev. Richard Wurmbrand: Voice for the Persecuted

Introduction Richard Wurmbrand was imprisoned and tortured for 14 long years in a Communist Romanian prison. After his release to the United States, he was the voice of persecuted Christians around the world. Early Life Richard was born in 1909 to a Jewish background family. Richard was a militant atheist who opposed all religions. Despite… Continue reading Rev. Richard Wurmbrand: Voice for the Persecuted

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

John G. Paton: A Missionary of Courage

Introduction John Paton was a man of courage. Like his father before him, John Paton was strong in his faith and worked among the cannibals of the New Hebrides, which is the modern nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. Early Life John Paton was born in 1824 in Scotland. His father was devoted… Continue reading John G. Paton: A Missionary of Courage

Tensions increase as Syrian ceasefire ends in barrage of death and destruction

ALEPPO, Syria – A weeklong ceasefire came to a violent end as government-directed airstrikes pummeled the city. The attacks targeted a United Nations humanitarian convoy in rebel-held neighborhoods, killing at least 12 workers, while continued strikes killed another 70 and destroyed the city’s water station. The violence in late September heightened tensions between the United… Continue reading Tensions increase as Syrian ceasefire ends in barrage of death and destruction

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Brother Andrew

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Introduction Brother Andrew’s real name is Andy van der Bijl. Brother Andrew lived for adventure. When he was younger, he never knew of the adventures he would be having as an adult. Never in a million years, would Brother Andrew think he was going to smuggle Bibles into a restricted country behind the Iron Curtain.… Continue reading Brother Andrew

After Two Years of Praying and Waiting, South Asian Village Gets ‘Jesus Well’

WILLS POINT TX — The entire community of one South Asian village will join in World Water Day celebrations on March 22 by dedicating their new “Jesus Well” – a well drilled and installed with the support of Gospel for Asia (GFA), and which is the result of more than two years of prayer. “Wells… Continue reading After Two Years of Praying and Waiting, South Asian Village Gets ‘Jesus Well’

Earthquake kills hundreds in rural Italy

The people of central Italy awakened to discover that a 6.2-magnitude earthquake had killed 247 people overnight, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Department. The temblor occurred 6.2 miles southeast of Norcia at 3:36 a.m. local time, as reported by CNN. Tremors awakened residents as far away as Rome, 100 miles southwest of the epicenter. An… Continue reading Earthquake kills hundreds in rural Italy

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2,300 Sewing Machines Given Away to Vulnerable Women by Gospel for Asia This Month

WILLS POINT, TX – The Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported Bridge of Hope Ministry has assisted struggling families in Asia by providing 2,300 sewing machines in March to graduates of its vocational training centers. The 280 centers across the region provide students with work skills to improve their employment and economic opportunities. “Escaping from poverty often… Continue reading 2,300 Sewing Machines Given Away to Vulnerable Women by Gospel for Asia This Month

Volunteers Supported by Gospel for Asia Distribute More Than 33,000 Nets on World Mosquito Day

WILLS POINT, Texas. – Workers supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) recently distributed some 33,000 mosquito nets to guard against insect-borne diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, dengue and Zika, to commemorate World Mosquito Day. Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported workers held a variety of events to distribute the nets, including distributing 9,000 nets to students living… Continue reading Volunteers Supported by Gospel for Asia Distribute More Than 33,000 Nets on World Mosquito Day

Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Program Unveils New Center in Mumbai

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Program has opened a new center in Mumbai, where sponsored children receive education, school supplies, a daily meal, medical checkups and more. “Many families often struggle to earn enough money to provide food for their table each day, let alone earn enough to send their… Continue reading Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Program Unveils New Center in Mumbai

Giving Gifts to the Poor Throughout the World

Christmas is a joyous time. It is accompanied by Christmas trees, Christmas carols, Christmas gifts, etc. Yet, we can get so caught-up in consumerism, that we become stressed and not focused on Jesus at that time. Many people (over 2 billion) have not had the opportunity to hear of Christ’s first coming for even one… Continue reading Giving Gifts to the Poor Throughout the World

Prostitution rampant during Rio Olympics

As the world focused on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, prostitutes as young as nine years old poured into the city in hopes of cashing in on the influx of tourists and money. Prostitution is legal in Brazil, and so rampant that child prostitutes regularly work the 262 truck stops on the 2,800-mile… Continue reading Prostitution rampant during Rio Olympics

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“Prayer needs no passport, visa or work permit. There is no such thing as a “closed country” as far as prayer is concerned… much of the history of mission could be written in terms of God moving in response to persistent prayer.” ~ Stephan Gaukroger ~ stephen gaukroger is the director of the clarion trust… Continue reading Quote of the Day

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“In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer.” ~ Dick Eastman ~ Dick eastman is the international director of every home for christ.    

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“The command has been to “go,” but we have stayed – in body, gifts, prayer and influence. He has asked us to be witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth… but 99% of Christians have kept puttering around in the homeland.” ~ Robert Savage ~ robert savage was a missionary in colombia.  

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“Rediscover the real meaning of the Great Commission. Beginning in our own prayer and devotional lives, we must begin to feel the compassion of the Lord for a lost and dying world. As we have already seen, the Great Commission is not something that was given to a tiny group of specially trained and educated… Continue reading Quote of the Day

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“My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” ~ Isaiah 56:7 ~  

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“Many do not recognize the fact as they ought, that Satan has got men fast asleep in sin and that it is his great device to keep them so. He does not care what we do if he can do that. We may sing songs about the sweet by and by, preach sermons and say… Continue reading Quote of the Day

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“Nothing pleases Christ more than for us to share with Him His burden for the world and its people. Nothing so weds us to the heart of Christ as our tears shed as we intercede for lost ones with Him. Then truly we become people after God’s own heart. Then we begin to know what… Continue reading Quote of the Day

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“We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer.” ~ Wesley Deuwel ~ wesley deuwel is the former president of oms international.

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“We must understand that when it comes to nations in which Western missionaries are no longer able to do church planting as past eras allowed, the priority must then be to support efforts of indigenous mission works through financial aid and intercessory prayer.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~  

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“Worldwide Christian churches devote more than 85% of their resources on our own development. That is, only 15% of this arsenal of personnel, finance, prayer, and tools goes to bless unreached people groups.” ~ Barrett and Johnson, World Christian Trends ~      

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“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~ corrie… Continue reading Quote of the Day

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Fireworks at Hindu celebration cause explosion, killing 107

Kerala, India

A Hindu celebration meant to welcome in a new year in the southern Indian state of Kerala turned deadly in early April when a single firecracker fell into a pyrotechnic storage area and ignited the large inventory there. The resulting explosion and fire killed an estimated 107 persons, burned hundreds more and collapsed part of… Continue reading Fireworks at Hindu celebration cause explosion, killing 107

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What’s been done? Nepal earthquake revisited one year later

Since an earthquake and strong aftershock hit Nepal April and May of 2015, there have been significant relief efforts to help with the reconstruction. Most of the relief work has been done by Christian relief organizations and the people of Nepal have seen the love of Christ displayed. The Day of the Earthquake April 25, 2015… Continue reading What’s been done? Nepal earthquake revisited one year later

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“Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.” ~ A. B. Simpson  

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“Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the mission of the church as it advances against the powers of darkness and unbelief. It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den… Until you know that life is war, you… Continue reading Quote of the Day

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“I have felt the impact of your prayer in these past weeks. I am certain now that nothing has had a more powerful influence on this life of mine than your prayers.” ~ Jim Elliot ~ jim elliot and five others were martyred while trying to reach the waodani.    

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“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph.” ~  Samuel Zwemer ~ Samuel… Continue reading Quote of the Day

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“Every step in the progress of missions is directly traceable to prayer.” ~ A.T. Pierson ~

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“I am becoming increasingly convinced that the emerging global call to prayer will be the key to gathering in history’s final and greatest harvest. To bring back the King, we must pray back the King.” ~ Dick Eastman ~ Dick Eastman is the president of every home for christ.

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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

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