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Indian Housewife Suicides

  Photo by McKay Savage There has been an epidemic in India and it’s not a sickness. By the thousands each year, housewives are killing themselves. It has been higher than India’s suicide rate since 2017. Per BBC, “The rate of housewives taking their lives – more than 11 per 100,000 people – has been… Continue reading Indian Housewife Suicides

Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti; Causes Cholera Outbreak

Photo by DFID – UK Department for International Development In early October of last year, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti. This caused massive destruction and disease to break out in Haiti, Cholera, which is caused by drinking infected water. Per CNN, “Thirteen people have died from cholera since Matthew hit Haiti, he said. This tragedy —… Continue reading Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti; Causes Cholera Outbreak

Canton Tornados

  Photo by OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) In late April, a series of tornados hit Canton, TX and the surrounding area. Canton is a town 60 miles East of Dallas. WFAA 8 ABC reports, “As emergency crews continue rescue and recovery efforts, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott surveyed areas ravaged by a series of tornadoes,… Continue reading Canton Tornados

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British Parliament Votes on Brexit

    Photo by Diliff Former-Prime Minister Theresa May called for the Parliament to vote on Brexit in January and whether the UK should go ahead. CNN explains, “British Prime Minister Theresa May committed to placing a final Brexit deal to a vote in both houses of the UK parliament, as she outlined for the first time… Continue reading British Parliament Votes on Brexit

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Bus Hits Haitians in Parade

Image by Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. On March 12, there was a parade in celebration of Rara, a Haitian holiday. All the sudden a bus came plowing through the parade and crowds. Per CNN, “At least 38 people were killed and 13 others injured in northern Haiti after a… Continue reading Bus Hits Haitians in Parade

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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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Chile Wildfire kills at least 11

  Pablo Trincado In Chile, a wildfire has hit most of the state leaving death and destruction in its wake. According to CNN, “A chain of wildfires has unleashed a catastrophe over wide swaths of central and southern Chile, killing at least 11 people, destroying thousands of homes and consuming an area about three times… Continue reading Chile Wildfire kills at least 11

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Colombia Flooding

Photo by Ben Bowes   In March, there was flooding in Colombia which devastated Mocoa, a capital city of one of the states in Colombia. Per ABC News, “Colombian authorities scrambled to deliver aid and return basic services like electricity and water to the wreckage of Mocoa, a city of 40,000 people devastated by floodwaters… Continue reading Colombia Flooding

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Newly Elected Gambian President Returns from Senegal

Adama Barrow, the newly elected President last December who had to flee to Senegal, because the former President wouldn’t step down finally returned in January. Per CNN, “President Adama Barrow, who defeated longtime President Yahya Jammeh in a December election but waited in neighboring Senegal because Jammeh refused to surrender power on time last week,… Continue reading Newly Elected Gambian President Returns from Senegal

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6 Tornados hit San Antonio and Austin

By Mugchee On Sunday, February 19, six tornados touched down in San Antonio and Austin. According to KTRK, “At least six tornadoes hit parts of San Antonio and Austin area, damaging dozens of homes but causing no major injuries.” Not only was there tornadic activity, but also flooding in San Antonio. Fox 29 San Antonio… Continue reading 6 Tornados hit San Antonio and Austin

California Flooding

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Orders to evacuate the San Francisco area came on February 20 due to rising water and floods. According to Fox News, “Evacuations were ordered in Central California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to troubling levels in the already soggy region.” It… Continue reading California Flooding

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Mosque attack in Quebec, Canada

  By Gilbert Bochenek   On January 30, a man walked into a mosque in Quebec, Canada and started shooting. Three people were killed in the attack. There were also 19 others who were injured. According to CBC, “Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted… Continue reading Mosque attack in Quebec, Canada

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Flooding hits Thailand hard

In December of 2016 and January 2017, southern Thailand was hit by heavy flooding. According to Fox News, “Flooding in southern Thailand has killed at least five people, disrupted transportation and spoiled tourists’ holidays at one of the country’s most popular resort islands.” The rain was due to a low pressure system circulating over southern… Continue reading Flooding hits Thailand hard

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Increase of requests for abortions in Latin America

In Latin America, there has been an increase in the number of women asking for abortions due to the spread of the Zika Virus. In most Latin American countries, abortion is illegal. CNN reports, “In Latin American countries, where abortion is highly restricted if not downright illegal, pregnant women are seeking abortions at significantly higher… Continue reading Increase of requests for abortions in Latin America

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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

Save the Children: Girls under 15 marry every seven seconds

More than 700 million women living today entered into forced marriages as children under the age of 18, according to a landmark report by Save the Children called Every Last Girl. The current rate of marriage worldwide for girls under 15 is one every seven seconds. These teenaged and pre-teenaged girls are not falling in… Continue reading Save the Children: Girls under 15 marry every seven seconds

Teams Distribute Food, Shoes, Supplies to Afflicted on World Leprosy Day

To commemorate World Leprosy Day, a Gospel for Asia-supported worker leads a dedication ceremony in Central India, where a team built a house for a woman affected with leprosy.

GOSPEL FOR ASIA-SUPPORTED WORKERS GIVE HELP AND HOPE TO THOSE LIVING IN ISOLATION. WILLS POINT, Texas – People affected with leprosy throughout South Asia received food, shoes, blankets and household supplies as workers supported through Gospel for Asia (GFA) commemorated World Leprosy Day, held each year to promote awareness and prevention. Gospel for Asia (GFA)… Continue reading Teams Distribute Food, Shoes, Supplies to Afflicted on World Leprosy Day

Teams Perform Good Works Across India as Country Celebrates National Heritage

GOSPEL FOR ASIA-SUPPORTED WORKERS OFFER HELP AND HOPE TO NEEDY COMMUNITIES TO MARK REPUBLIC DAY As India celebrated its national heritage recently, some of the country’s neediest people were given help and hope by teams supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA). Hundreds of Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported workers in different locations went out into their… Continue reading Teams Perform Good Works Across India as Country Celebrates National Heritage

South Sudan at crosshairs

The newest nation in the world, South Sudan has been in a civil war in 2013. Not only have thousands of people been killed, but crops have been destroyed. South Sudan has had to call in aid agencies to take care of its people. According to The Guardian, “About half of the nation’s 11 million… Continue reading South Sudan at crosshairs

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105-year-old women benefits community

Kunwar Bai Yadav is 105-year-old women. She wanted to give a gift that would benefit her community after learning about the benefits of having a toilet at a local school. The BBC explains, “‘The district collector was visiting the local school to give a speech. I also went along and there he talked about building… Continue reading 105-year-old women benefits community

Wildfires burn hundreds of acres in central Alabama as drought continues

LEEDS, Ala. – More than 900 wildfires torched about 200 acres in central Alabama, affecting homes and businesses and creating poor visibility on Interstate 20. The blazes produced plumes of smoke so thick they were visible on weather radar. Fed by a drought throughout the Southeast, the fires destroyed more than 100,000 acres in Alabama… Continue reading Wildfires burn hundreds of acres in central Alabama as drought continues

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6.2-magnitude quake rocks western Japan

TOKYO – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook western Japan, damaging homes and injuring seven people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Oct. 21 temblor struck west of Osaka near the city of Kurayosh, about 430 miles west of Tokyo. According to Japan’s meteorological agency, the area also experienced a 5.0-magnitude aftershock. No tsunami risk resulted.… Continue reading 6.2-magnitude quake rocks western Japan

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Gladys Alyward

Introduction Gladys Alyward, standing at 4’10” was a small woman who did extraordinary things with God’s strength. Aylward was a determined woman. The China Inland Missions thought she was too old and would be unable to learn Chinese, but, Alyward would be a missionary to China no matter what anyone else said. No one would… Continue reading Gladys Alyward

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’

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

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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Cuban refugees pouring into Texas

  CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1620441 Scores of Cubans recently fled the island nation on chartered flights to Central and South America, then trekked across Mexico to reach El Paso, Texas. The refugees were fleeing the repressive Cuban government en route to the U.S. where federal law treats them as legal immigrants. The Texas Tribune reports… Continue reading Cuban refugees pouring into Texas

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Maryland flood in Ellicott City claims two lives, destroys downtown

Floodwaters ravaged low-lying Ellicott City, Md., in late July, claiming two lives while destroying homes and businesses. Located 14 miles west of Baltimore, the town received 6.5 inches of rain, mostly within two hours, according to the National Weather Service. More than 100 people required rescue services, which included spontaneous citizen responses. The local Patapsco… Continue reading Maryland flood in Ellicott City claims two lives, destroys downtown

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The ‘cool and calm’ Orlando shooter claimed ISIS allegiance

  In early June when Omar Mateen murdered 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, he showed no signs of remorse or panic, according to local law officials. President Obama called Mateen’s attack homegrown terrorism inspired by radical material accessible online. Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS… Continue reading The ‘cool and calm’ Orlando shooter claimed ISIS allegiance

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Cyclone Roanu slams Bangladesh; 500,000 people flee

Cyclone Roanu recently swept across the Indian ocean and made landfall near Chittagong, Bangladesh, claiming 26 lives as it displaced 500,000 people. The government ordered 2 million people to evacuate the coastal areas, which officials believe kept the death toll low. But many ignored the warning because the cyclone’s winds were only about 50 miles… Continue reading Cyclone Roanu slams Bangladesh; 500,000 people flee

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Quote of the Day

“I spent twenty years of my life trying to recruit people out of local churches and into missions structures so that they could be involved in fulfilling God’s global mission. Now I have another idea. Let’s take God’s global mission and put it right in the middle of the local church!” ~ George Miley ~

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Fireworks at Hindu celebration cause explosion, killing 107

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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

Global Aid Network leading churches to stabilize Liberia after Ebola crisis

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Global Aid Network (GAiN) is working with churches to stabilize agriculture in Liberia following the 2013-2015 Ebola crisis. According to GAiN’s Website, “They are strengthening the local churches to raise resources and mobilizing congregations to take the lead in agriculture. They see opportunity for churches in Liberia to help the nation overcome food security issues.”… Continue reading Global Aid Network leading churches to stabilize Liberia after Ebola crisis

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Human Slavery Continues to Violate 27 Million Worldwide, Including U.S. Victims

The egregious act of slavery, particularly for sexual exploitation, has grown at alarming rates globally. However, governments, non-government organizations and Christian ministries like the Dalit Freedom Network and Passion Conferences are now actively challenging the offenders and offering hope to victims. Everlyn Chumbow, in her contribution to CNN says this: Should you feel compassion? Yes.… Continue reading Human Slavery Continues to Violate 27 Million Worldwide, Including U.S. Victims

Quote of the Day

“World missions is God’s therapy for the sin of selfishness within the local church.” ~ Clifford Clark ~  

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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

David Livingstone

Early Life Livingstone was born in a small town in Scotland on March 19, 1813. As a child in school, he had a great interest in science, which eventually led him to being a medical doctor. In 1832, Livingstone read a book about the need for medical doctors in China, and from this day on,… Continue reading David Livingstone

Quote of the Day | 6.15.15

“The cutting edge of biblical, New Testament missions is proclamation, conversion and disciple making that leads to the establishment of local churches. Any time this basic task is confused with political or social action, missions lose their integrity and power.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Come, Let’s Reach the World ~

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