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Algerians for Missions

ALGIERS – With nearly 920,000 square miles, Algeria is the tenth largest nation in the world. It is the largest country on the continent of Africa. Initially settled by the Berbers, Algeria has had a long and storied history. The country gained independence in 1962 from France which had invaded and began colonizing it in… Continue reading Algerians for Missions

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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

Wycliffe Associates Look To Launch 100 New Bible Translations for Dayak People of Borneo

Orlando, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization involving people in the advancement of Bible translation, intends to launch 100 new Bible translations this year among the most populous people on the island of Borneo. More than three million Dayak people on Borneo, representing 287 languages, are without the Scriptures. “Millions of Dayak people have… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Look To Launch 100 New Bible Translations for Dayak People of Borneo

Radio Ministry Has Vision to Reach Every Village in South Sudan

SOUTH SUDAN – Every Village’s radio network supports the work of long-term missionaries, broadcasting the gospel and community development teaching through solar-powered, hand-held radios distributed in local communities. As a result of this they are seeing remarkable community transformation across South Sudan. Christian charity Every Village is on a mission to bring transformation to every… Continue reading Radio Ministry Has Vision to Reach Every Village in South Sudan

Leading Millions in Nepal on a Spiritual Journey

KATMANDU – At 6:30 every morning, nearly 2 million people in Nepal tune into their FM radio stations to listen to “Spiritual Journey,” a radio program scripted and produced by a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor. The radio program addresses various social issues important to the people with the theme of the Good News woven throughout… Continue reading Leading Millions in Nepal on a Spiritual Journey

Measuring Ministry on the Mission Field

“A sustainable outcome is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely.” —Sustainability Outcomes “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” —Peter Drucker, business leader and author WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) – The two opening quotes are truths that cannot be ignored whether improving your golf game, building a… Continue reading Measuring Ministry on the Mission Field

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

GLODEV Project Sponsored by Go To Nations

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The mission of Go To Nations (GTN) is “To serve as a “mission sending organization” which helps the body of Christ to conduct mission ministry by providing the practical and technical assistance necessary to be effective in the global harvest.” Equipping missionaries, local churches, and international ministries to reach the world with… Continue reading GLODEV Project Sponsored by Go To Nations

What is Leprosy & How Do We Overcome It?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report – Discussing the misunderstandings and social stigma of leprosy that keep it alive, despite being a curable worldwide problem. Leprosy. For many, a cloud of mystery, fear and shame surrounds this disease. It’s a disease that destroys nerves and deadens limbs to sensations of touch… Continue reading What is Leprosy & How Do We Overcome It?

Gospel for Asia Special Report Spotlights ‘Healing Touch’ Ministry to Asia’s Marginalized

World Leprosy Day: Gospel for Asia-supported workers’ hands-on care for sufferers brings practical help and spiritual hope to those still marginalized by long-feared disease. WILLS POINT, Texas — Gospel for Asia (GFA) is spotlighting its efforts to bridge the historic social gulf caused by the disfiguring disease that leaves sufferers disadvantaged and often despised—one outstretched arm… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Special Report Spotlights ‘Healing Touch’ Ministry to Asia’s Marginalized

GFA-Supported Pastors & Students Bring Awareness on World AIDS Day

Missions Box News recently published a report about GFA-supported pastors and missionaries who had visited an orphanage in which all 28 boys have lost their parents to AIDS and are themselves infected with the dread disease. The pastors and missionaries undertook this effort to assist and encourage the boys and educate them about the HIV… Continue reading GFA-Supported Pastors & Students Bring Awareness on World AIDS Day

Christian Nonprofit Celebrates 8,000 Church Projects Internationally

HAMPTON, VA — International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) in Hampton recently approved its 8,000th building project to assist Christians in difficult areas. With a vision to establish a healthy church within walking distance of everyone in the world, the 33-year-old charity is currently operating in 91 countries. The 8,000th church project will provide hope for one of Egypt’s… Continue reading Christian Nonprofit Celebrates 8,000 Church Projects Internationally

5 Ways Faith-Based Organizations Help Meet People’s Needs in South Asia

WILLS POINT, TEXAS – Gospel for Asia (GFA) has been a leader in ministering to “the least of these”—the millions of people living in abject poverty in Asia—for nearly 40 years. Dr. K.P. Yohannan‘s, Gospel for Asia (GFA) founder, ground-breaking book Revolution in World Missions accurately foretold the need for a dramatic change of methodology… Continue reading 5 Ways Faith-Based Organizations Help Meet People’s Needs in South 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

All Nations Grieves Reported Death of ‘Humble, Courageous’ Missionary on Remote Indian Ocean Island

John Allen Chau

John Allen Chau remembered for commitment to sharing the gospel with those who have never heard KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, U.S.A. — Leaders, members and friends of All Nations (www.allnations.us), an international Christian missions training and sending organization, are mourning the reported death of one of its missionaries, 27-year-old John Allen Chau of Vancouver, Wash., U.S.A.… Continue reading All Nations Grieves Reported Death of ‘Humble, Courageous’ Missionary on Remote Indian Ocean Island

Gospel for Asia Spreads God’s Love at Wills Point ‘Boo-on-the-Bricks’

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WILLS POINT, TEXAS – There is nothing scary about the bricks in Will Point, Texas. The main street has been lined with them since the 1920s. But every year, as it nears Halloween, the brick streets turn into a small community event called BOO on the Bricks, where children—and adults—can dress, get candy and learn… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Spreads God’s Love at Wills Point ‘Boo-on-the-Bricks’

The Mission Society Highlights Plight of Refugees – And the Struggles to Practice Compassion of Christ

The latest issue of Unfinished, The Mission Society’s quarterly publication, provides readers with eyewitness accounts of the plight of refugees, including detailed accounts of how to help through prayer, donation and active engagement.

Issue of ‘Unfinished’ Magazine Describes On-the-Ground Outreach NORCROSS, Ga. – As the refugee crisis continues to grow, The Mission Society’s magazine ‘Unfinished’ 2016 issue took an in-depth look at the situation’s complexities, examining the issues facing Christians who feel called to help but have misgivings about the process. In the summer edition of The Mission… Continue reading The Mission Society Highlights Plight of Refugees – And the Struggles to Practice Compassion of Christ

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

Making Sense of Myanmar – The Chin, Kachin, Shan, and Wa States

YANGON – Myanmar, formerly Burma, may best be described a line from Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” in which the king exclaims, “It’s a puzzlement.” In a recent article, we related the story of a Christian pastor in a small village in the Chin state in northwest Myanmar. The gist of the story… Continue reading Making Sense of Myanmar – The Chin, Kachin, Shan, and Wa States

Merku Thodarchi Malai: Indian Movie Reveals the Plight of Tea Estate Workers

KERALA – Merku Thodarchi Malai is a made-in-India Tamil language film that chronicles the daily lives and the continuing plight of tea estate workers in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The English title of the film is The Western Ghats. The Western Ghats is 62,000 square miles of the mountain range that runs parallel to the… Continue reading Merku Thodarchi Malai: Indian Movie Reveals the Plight of Tea Estate Workers

“Churches’ Indispensable Role” in India Evident After Kerala Flooding

GFA-supported Sister of Compassion Prepare Essentials for Flood Survivors

CHENNAI – Vijay Jayaraj holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia in Great Britain. He is a native of India and a resident of Chennai. In a recent op-ed to published by the Christian Post, he lauded the immediate and substantial aid by Christians following the Kerala… Continue reading “Churches’ Indispensable Role” in India Evident After Kerala Flooding

The First Protestant Missionary to Korea: Robert Jermain Thomas

Many Koreans visit the church Robert Jermain grew up in.

In the face of death, Robert Jermain Thomas remained faithful in his mission to share the Good News with people of Korea even though it was not open to the Gospel. Life as a Student As Robert grew up, his relationship with the Lord thrived, being the son of a preacher. At the age of… Continue reading The First Protestant Missionary to Korea: Robert Jermain Thomas

Flooding Kerala with Kindness

KERALA, INDIA  – The latest news indicates that the known death toll from devastating floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 445 by Sunday, August 26th with the discovery of 28 more bodies as the waters recede and a massive cleanup gathers pace. Another 15 people are reported as missing. A million… Continue reading Flooding Kerala with Kindness

World Focus Can Help Awaken Stagnant Churches, Says Missions Agency

TMS Global outlines program to help move congregations from ‘vaguely spiritual Rotary Club’ to strategic outreach NORCROSS, Ga.—A wake-up call to sleepy churches has gone out from missions agency TMS Global, which wants to help revive inward-focused congregations through revitalized faith. The interdenominational organization offers a roadmap to renewal in the latest issue of its… Continue reading World Focus Can Help Awaken Stagnant Churches, Says Missions Agency

CAM Brings Healing to Vietnam Hospitals

HO CHI MINH CITY – Hospitals and churches something in common. They are places where many people do not want to go. Unless they are hurting. People suffering from pain will often eagerly seek a place that can bring relief. Hospitals and churches are recognized as places for healing. Some of Christian Aid Mission’s (CAM)… Continue reading CAM Brings Healing to Vietnam Hospitals

[ICC] Diverse Projects Spotlight ‘Broad Challenge’ of the World’s 2 Billion Unreached People

This Operation Mobilization (OM) bakery serves refugees from the Middle East, some from unreached people groups. As one of the organizers of the International Day for the Unreached, OM is seeking to heighten awareness of and involvement in efforts to share the gospel with those who have yet to hear about Jesus. Photo by Andrew W., OM International.

International Day for the Unreached organizers emphasize need for whole church to respond to Jesus’ Great Commission COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – United by a single goal, the champions of missions to the unreached follow a wide range of paths in taking the gospel to those who have yet to hear of Jesus. The breadth of… Continue reading [ICC] Diverse Projects Spotlight ‘Broad Challenge’ of the World’s 2 Billion Unreached People

Ecuadorian Greenhouse Project Provides a Sweet Way of Sharing the Gospel

Reach Beyond’s community development director in Shell, Ecuador, Wim de Groen (right) and project coordinator Eric Fogg in the greenhouse growing cacao and orange trees to help provide income for local communities and reach them with a picture of the gospel.

With an evangelistic message embedded, a cacao tree-raising initiative offers a welcome economic boost to rural communities COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Missionaries in South America have come up with a novel way of encouraging people to respond to the Bible’s invitation to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” They have started a project growing cacao trees—the… Continue reading Ecuadorian Greenhouse Project Provides a Sweet Way of Sharing the Gospel

Go Ye Into All the World from Sierra Leone

Alluvial diamond mining in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN – Pastor Alvin Smith arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1989 with a vision to evangelize and to build a local church ministry under the auspices of The Door World Outreach based in Tucson, Arizona. The West African nation was so poor at that time, it was ranked the second-poorest in the world. He… Continue reading Go Ye Into All the World from Sierra Leone

Child’s Parents Call Surgery to Repair Hole in His Heart “A Miracle”

THIRUVALLA, KERALA, India – Believers Church Medical College Hospital gave new life to a one-year-old Indian boy and restored hope for his anxious parents when the medical staff at Believers Church Medical College Hospital (BCMCH) successfully performed a complex surgical procedure to repair a large hole in the boy’s heart. Aksar’s parents, both day laborers… Continue reading Child’s Parents Call Surgery to Repair Hole in His Heart “A Miracle”

Ending Violence Against Women | Using Education & Income Generation to Overcome Discrimination

Sukwinder was rejected by her husband and in-laws because she was only bearing girl babies, and was even pressured to abort her children. This drove her to attempt suicide. The irony is they were persecuting her because of a biological process that, from a medical perspective, she had no control of. The father is the one who contributes the genetic data the determines the sex of a baby.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on the global problem of violence against women Written By Michelle Jimenez, GFA Staff Writer Geeta, a mother of two, lived in the slums and struggled to put food on the table every day with the meager 20 rupees her husband gave her. That amount equaled less than… Continue reading Ending Violence Against Women | Using Education & Income Generation to Overcome Discrimination

Adoniram Judson (1788 – 1850)

“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)

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

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]

FBOs offer Women in India Hope Despite News of Recent Rape and Murder of 6-Year-Old Girl

People protested a rape that happened in 2012.

On Dec. 8, a 6-year-old girl was abducted while she slept beside her family. In the minutes that followed her abduction, she was brutally raped and murdered. It wasn’t until the next morning that her mom noticed she was missing. The rape and murder came as a shock to everyone in India, as she was… Continue reading FBOs offer Women in India Hope Despite News of Recent Rape and Murder of 6-Year-Old Girl

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

Photo by Chensiyuan Starting last December, in Brazil’s summer, an outbreak of Yellow Fever began. Per CNN, “The current yellow fever outbreak began in December, in rural areas of Brazil, and numbers reportedly exceed normal rates for this time of year.” Even though no cases had been reported in Rio de Jainero, they took precautions… Continue reading Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

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Philippines President Duterte asks Congress to Extend Martial Law

Photo by scorpious18 Martial law was passed on May 23 in the Philippines, due to a group with ISIS connections attacking the Muslim city of Marawi. Per Fox News, “Duterte declared martial law on May 23 following a bloody siege of the southern city of Marawi by Islamic State group-aligned militants, the most serious security… Continue reading Philippines President Duterte asks Congress to Extend Martial Law

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ISIS Attack on the Philippines

Photo by Paolobon140 Over 240 people were taken hostage by ISIS soldiers in the Philippines at the end of May. One priest appealed President Duterte to stop fighting against Islamic extremists. Fox News reports, “A Catholic priest who claims he’s been kidnapped alongside more than 240 hostages by fighters linked to the Islamic State in… Continue reading ISIS Attack on the Philippines

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Man Attacks Mosque in London

Photo by SA 3.0 On June 19, a man by the name of Darren Osborne attacked Muslim worshippers as they were coming out of a mosque during Ramadan in London. He is known for becoming angry when he is drunk. New York Times reports, “He was born in Singapore, but his family moved back to Britain… Continue reading Man Attacks Mosque in London

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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

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

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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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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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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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

What Was the missions world like the last time the Cubs Won the World Series?

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?

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

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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