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How South Africans Live on Only 50 Liters of Water Per Day

CAPE TOWN –The water crisis in South Africa continues unabated. Officials have declared a state of emergency, but that is, arguably, because of the danger not only to the citizens but also because of the rising and potential damage to the economy. Moody’s, the international credit rating agency, estimates agricultural production in the Western Cape… Continue reading How South Africans Live on Only 50 Liters of Water Per Day

5 Things We Can Learn from ‘St. Patrick’

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s really an odd holiday because very few people understand that man whose name the day is supposed to commemorate. In fact, the day is, for many, a celebration more than a commemoration. Ask the average person on the street what St. Patrick did, and they will likely tell… Continue reading 5 Things We Can Learn from ‘St. Patrick’

World Water Watch: India Citizens Saving Gottigere Lake

BANGALORE – There is not always something that local citizens can do to remedy the problem of polluted water. However, residents of Bangalore who live alongside Gottigere Lake have banded together to reclaim the polluted water and return the lake to its once-pristine condition. In view of World Water Day on March 22nd, here is… Continue reading World Water Watch: India Citizens Saving Gottigere Lake

The Funny Thing About Water Isn’t Funny at All

For most who read this article, the thought of water evokes images in the mind of a thirst-quenching drink. If we spend a few minutes pondering the world of water, we might think about idyllic, picturesque lakes and streams. Some will think of water’s life-giving qualities. Those who are familiar with the Bible might reflect… Continue reading The Funny Thing About Water Isn’t Funny at All

Instances of Child Marriage Down in India, Up in Sub-Shaharan Africa

WILLS POINT, Texas – “Child marriage is one of the most worrisome problems in Asia. Boys and especially girls, who are supposed to play, learn and live a free life are married off at a very young age, and this not only affects their freedom but also takes a severe physical and mental toll on… Continue reading Instances of Child Marriage Down in India, Up in Sub-Shaharan Africa

Kerala Water Authority Expediting Improvements to Water Supply

KERALA, India – The ability to access sources of clean water is a global problem. It is day-to-day problem for about 1.9 billion people. It is a problem that can become personal very quickly. From small villages to major metropolitan areas, water authorities also face the issue of how to provide access profitably. Although controlling… Continue reading Kerala Water Authority Expediting Improvements to Water Supply

NGOs Present Proposal to UN on Religious Freedom in Malaysia

GENEVA – A group of five NGOs met with UN officials on 06 March to discuss the recent case of four Malaysian Christians requesting changes on their national identity cards. The federal court in Sarawak refused to rule on their appeal on 26 February (see “Malaysia High Court Dismisses Christians’ Appeal”). The meeting took place… Continue reading NGOs Present Proposal to UN on Religious Freedom in Malaysia

Bethany Christian Services Honored for Work in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – The Consortium of Christian Relief & Development Associations (CCRDA) has awarded Bethany Christian Services for submitting the top “Best Practices” idea for NGO work in Ethiopia. Bethany Christian Services has been operating in the U.S. and around the globe since 1944, “Striving to be the hands and feet of Jesus for children and… Continue reading Bethany Christian Services Honored for Work in Ethiopia

53 Egyptian Churches Receive Full Legal Certification

CAIRO – Egyptian government officials recently granted a “first block” of licenses for 53 churches that had been awaiting approval. Some sources praised the progress of the government in addressing the licensing procedure that was drafted into law in August 2016. Others, primarily representatives of rural churches, decried the government’s lack of acceptable progress. The… Continue reading 53 Egyptian Churches Receive Full Legal Certification

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Islands of Peace “Water from the Air” Could Revolutionize Global Access to Clean Water

NEW YORK – With World Water Day approaching (March 22), Islands of Peace announced this morning that it has formed alliances with EcoloBlue and Infinity Concepts that will help to advance the organization’s Water from the Air Project. History has proven that tension, turmoil, conflict, and even war can arise out of a lack of… Continue reading Islands of Peace “Water from the Air” Could Revolutionize Global Access to Clean Water

GFA Concerned About Widespread Violence Against Women

WILLS POINT, Texas – Gospel for Asia (GFA) has published an authoritative article about the seemingly endless global problem of violence against women. The euphemism of “domestic violence” used in America does not begin to describe the depth of persecution that women suffer in many other countries around the world. For many women, “the greatest… Continue reading GFA Concerned About Widespread Violence Against Women

Syrian Christians Displaced But Helping Others in Need

Many Christians in the past have escaped Syria. Now the Church is growing in the country. Source: Jan Smith.

Syrian Christians are part of one of the oldest churches in the world. They used to be one of the major political forces in Syria , until ISIS started coming after Christians because they believe in an all Islamic state, also known as a Caliphate. BBC explains, “The founder of the Baath Party, which has ruled… Continue reading Syrian Christians Displaced But Helping Others in Need

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Saving Lives at Risk from Open Defecation Using Outdoor Toilets to Improve Sanitation

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on the Open Defecation Sanitation Crisis Written By Karen Burton Mains For much of my adult life, it has been my privilege to hang out with the “renegades” of Christian missions, that relief-and-development crowd that rushes to help during natural disasters, struggles to alleviate the suffering and abasement… Continue reading Saving Lives at Risk from Open Defecation Using Outdoor Toilets to Improve Sanitation

South Africa Day Zero Water Crisis – An Interview

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – The world has been watching as the possibility that Cape Town and other cities in South Africa have been preparing for Day Zero when their public supply of potable water will no longer be available. Amid the preparations, residents are taking mandated precautions to avoid the impending disaster. Many are… Continue reading South Africa Day Zero Water Crisis – An Interview

Air India Begins Observing International Women’s Day with All-Female Flight Crew

KOLKATA – Air India has launched a series of events aimed to salute to International Women’s Day. Today, 04 March 2018, the airline announced that it had operated its Kolkata-Dimpur-Kolkata flight with an all-female crew, including flight attendants, pilot, and co-pilot. Captain Akanksha Verma and Captain Satovia Banerjee piloted the Airbus 319 on Flight AI709.… Continue reading Air India Begins Observing International Women’s Day with All-Female Flight Crew

An Emerging and Worrying Trend

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a statement this week to draw attention to a new form of child exploitation that has been emerging and growing in Southeast Asia. The Australian government announcement “discourages short-term, unskilled volunteering orphanages (overseas).” The problem is not with… Continue reading An Emerging and Worrying Trend

Billy Kim & Luis Palau Inducted into NRB Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE – Dr. Billy Kim and evangelist Luis Palau were honored at the opening of the National Religious Broadcasters annual convention in Nashville. The two renowned and highly-respected preachers were co-inductees into the NRB Hall of Fame. The two join a list of a veritable “Who’s Who” in Christian broadcasting that includes Ray Ortmund, Chuck… Continue reading Billy Kim & Luis Palau Inducted into NRB Hall of Fame

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Jim Downing, Navigator #6 – 2nd Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor (1913-2018)

COLORADO SPRINGS – Jim Downing, known as Navigator #6, was one of the first military men led to the Lord by Navigators founder, Dawson Trotman. Downing was on assignment at Pearl Harbor in 1941 when the Japanese attacked six U.S. bases there on Sunday morning, December 7th. Despite fighting raging fires aboard the USS Nevada… Continue reading Jim Downing, Navigator #6 – 2nd Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor (1913-2018)

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Proclaim 18 – NRB Annual Convention February 27 – March 2 in Nashville

NASHVILLE – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) will hold its 75th Annual International Christian Media Convention this week at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The event provides opportunities to engage, edify and equip thousands involved in the broad spectrum of Christian media. The theme of the convention is “Proclaim 18.” The… Continue reading Proclaim 18 – NRB Annual Convention February 27 – March 2 in Nashville

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[UPDATE] U.S. Embassy to Open in Jerusalem May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Steven Goldstein announced to that the United States embassy will open in Jerusalem on May 14 this year as the nation of Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary. Moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was a campaign promise made by presidential candidate Donald Trump.… Continue reading [UPDATE] U.S. Embassy to Open in Jerusalem May 14, 2018

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Voice of the Martyrs Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

This is the book Richard Wurmbrand wrote after being released from prison.

In October 1967, Richard Wurmbrand wrote a book called Tortured for Christ, which marked the beginning of Voice of the Martyrs, a ministry which seeks to equip those who are persecuted to share Christ’s love with those around them. Tortured for Christ is the account of Wurmbrand’s life in Communist Romania at the time of… Continue reading Voice of the Martyrs Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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3rd Annual Global Hymn Sing “Jesus Shall Reign”

NASHVILLE – Getty Music, OMF International, International Justice Mission, and Blue Letter Bible are joining together to promote the 3rd Annual Gospel Hymn Sing on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The theme and hymn this year is “Jesus Shall Reign.” The annual event, an attempt to help evangelicals understand the need to reach over two billion… Continue reading 3rd Annual Global Hymn Sing “Jesus Shall Reign”

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IJM and Local Officials Free 15 from Slavery in Chennai

CHENNAI, INDIA – They work in brick kilns, quarries, fisheries, fields, forests, and factories. They look like any other laborers. But they are different. They are slave labor. According to an International Justice Mission (IJM) Fact Sheet, 40.3 million people are held as forced-labor slaves around the world. Twenty-five percent are children. Nearly half of… Continue reading IJM and Local Officials Free 15 from Slavery in Chennai

Billy Graham (1918 – 2018)

“I have one message: that Jesus Christ came, he died on a cross, he rose again, and he asked us to repent of our sins and receive him by faith as Lord and Savior, and if we do, we have forgiveness of all of our sins.” MONTREAT, North Carolina – Dr. Billy Graham died this… Continue reading Billy Graham (1918 – 2018)

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HALO Declares Afghan Province of Herat Mine Free

HERAT, Afghanistan – “HALO works with countries emerging from conflict, securing weapons and disposing of unexploded ammunition. It paves the way for infrastructure to enable economic development and it underpins international stability and security. By hiring men and women from the mine-impacted communities, HALO’s approach directly lifts our staff’s extended families and communities out of… Continue reading HALO Declares Afghan Province of Herat Mine Free

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)

February 23, 2018: 563rd Anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible

MAINZ, Germany – February 23, 2018, is the 563rd anniversary of the first printing of the Gutenberg Bible, marking one of the most significant technological achievements of all time. Many people think that the Bible was the first product of Gutenberg’s work. Yet others believe that Gutenberg invented the printing press. Neither of these is… Continue reading February 23, 2018: 563rd Anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible

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MedShare Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

DECATUR, Georgia – MedShare was founded in 1998 when two men realized that a large amount of discarded medical supplies and equipment available could be used for the critical healthcare needs of medically underserved populations. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) that now serves people… Continue reading MedShare Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

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Christians Putting Soul Into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG – “Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” – I Corinthians 9:25 Thousands of athletes from around the world are competing in the global spotlight of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. All of them… Continue reading Christians Putting Soul Into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Cape Town Water Crisis Declared National Disaster as ‘Day Zero’ Approaches

CAPE TOWN (13 February 2018) – The South African government today declared the three-year drought and the subsequent water crisis a national disaster. Rainfall this week raised a glimmer of hope for a nation of people who have been facing an impending ‘Day Zero.’ That is the day the city’s water taps are predicted to… Continue reading Cape Town Water Crisis Declared National Disaster as ‘Day Zero’ Approaches

God’s Faithfulness Shown Through Village Pastor

Pastor Barasaat shares a message with a gathering of believers.

Sometimes it can be easy to forget the faithfulness of God. Gospel for Asia (GFA) supports thousands of missionaries and pastors each month in Asia. Sometimes these men and women work for years in the same region before they are met with progress. Meet Barasaat, a Gospel for Asia (GFA)-sponsored Pastor who has served the… Continue reading God’s Faithfulness Shown Through Village Pastor

Remembering R.C. Sproul

SANFORD, Florida – The acclaimed apologist and distinguished defender of the faith, Dr. R.C. Sproul, has gone home to meet the Lord whom he loves and served for more than 60 years. He passed away just two months shy of his 78th birthday. Perhaps best known for establishing Ligonier Ministries, he was gifted with a… Continue reading Remembering R.C. Sproul

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Scottish Soccer (Football) Player Taunted Over Depression

David Cox, a Scottish football player, has been taunted by both fans and fellow players for revealing his battle with depression. The Scotsman reports, “David Cox, who plays for League Two side Cowdenbeath, said he had been called a ‘psycho’ and taunted about ‘slitting his wrists’ during matches.” David Cox has reported the cases to… Continue reading Scottish Soccer (Football) Player Taunted Over Depression

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Rohingya Being Sent Back to Myanmar from Bangladesh

The Rohingya people are being deported back to Bangladesh.

The Rohingya who escaped to Bangladesh to flee violence from the military are being deported and sent back to Myanmar in the next two years. According to BBC, “Myanmar has agreed to accept 1,500 Rohingya each week, Bangladesh says, adding that it aims to return all of them to Myanmar within two years.” The United… Continue reading Rohingya Being Sent Back to Myanmar from Bangladesh

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Special Report Spotlights Health Crisis Solution That Demonstrates God’s Love

Gospel for Asia (GFA) highlights need for more toilets to cut avoidable death toll, in the first of challenging series looking at major social issues affecting people in Asia. WILLS POINT, Texas—Missionary organization GFA (Gospel for Asia) is calling attention to a usually ignored, delicate subject at the heart of much of its caring work—a… Continue reading Special Report Spotlights Health Crisis Solution That Demonstrates God’s Love

Dr. KP Yohannan: Choose to Trust God at His Word

GFA-sponsored missionaries are gathered in prayer.

“We need to leap into the hands of God and trust Him to carry us.” Dr. KP Yohannan, founder of the nonprofit GFA (Gospel for Asia) gives encouragement and encourages us to trust and expect great things from God. Sometimes it can seem intimidating to step out of our comfort zones and expect miracles. But… Continue reading Dr. KP Yohannan: Choose to Trust God at His Word

Why We Need Matt Damon’s Clean Water Super Bowl Commercial

Matt Damon and Water.org partnering in Super Bowl commercial for water

On Super Bowl Sunday, in a commercial by an alcohol beverage company, Matt Damon promised that if people purchased a chalice, $3 of the $13 purchase would go to benefit communities in need with clean water for five years. Stella Artois is doing this in partnership with Water.org. NPR released an article on February 2… Continue reading Why We Need Matt Damon’s Clean Water Super Bowl Commercial

Sudanese Pastors Remain Homeless

Sudan is ranked as one of the top five countries in which Christians face the most significant persecution. The war-torn country has been named “A Country of Particular Concern” by the U.S. State Department since 1999 due to the persecution of Christians and widespread human rights issues. After South Sudan seceded in 2011 after one… Continue reading Sudanese Pastors Remain Homeless

Christian Group Tearfund Building Earthquake-Resilient Homes in Nepal

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

Cornelia van der Bijl Passes Away at 86

Picture of Brother Andrew, courtesy of Open Doors USA.

HOLLAND – Corniela “Corry” van der Bijl, the wife of the renowned “Bible Smuggler,” Andrew van der Bijl, passed away on January 23m 2018, at the age of 86. She had been the faithful companion of the man the world knew as Brother Andrew for 59 years. The ministry of what is now Open Doors… Continue reading Cornelia van der Bijl Passes Away at 86

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This Terrible Tenderness (An Ode to World Cancer Day)

World Cancer Day 2018 By Karen Burton Mains When our last-born child, Jeremy Mains, was younger, he used to complain regularly about the privileges of his older brothers and sister. “Why don’t I get to do all the things Randy and Joel and Melissa get to do,” he would whine—frequently. My reply always was, “Just… Continue reading This Terrible Tenderness (An Ode to World Cancer Day)

Missionaries Use ‘Click Here’ to Connect

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

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Gospel for Asia to Host Renowned Missionary Statesman George Verwer

George Verwer to address attendees on Mess-i-ology at the Gospel for Asia Wills Point, Texas campus.

George Verwer to Present His Passion On the Beauty of Messes WILLS POINT, Texas – Gospel for Asia (GFA) has announced that international leader and renowned missionary statesman, George Verwer, will speak at a special event on the GFA Wills Point, Texas, campus on Sunday evening, Feb. 11, 2018. Verwer is the founder of Operation… Continue reading Gospel for Asia to Host Renowned Missionary Statesman George Verwer

Who is George Verwer and Why Messiology Matters

When Christians today think of well-known pastors or missionaries, they mention names like Billy Graham, Jim Elliot, David Livingstone, Hudson Taylor, Joel Osteen, Matt Chandler, Rick Warren or John Piper. Most people would not list George Verwer nor would they even recognize his name. As it turns out, that’s probably just the way George Verwer… Continue reading Who is George Verwer and Why Messiology Matters

TWR Launches Largest AM Transmitter in Western Hemisphere

BONAIRE –Trans World Radio (TWR), will make history today, January 30, 2018, when it begins broadcasting from its new tower on the island nation of Bonaire in the southern Caribbean at 4:30 pm EST. TWR has been broadcasting Christian programming from Bonaire since 1964. That was just 10 years after the radio ministry began transmitting… Continue reading TWR Launches Largest AM Transmitter in Western Hemisphere

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India Celebrates 69th Republic Day

NEW DELHI – January 26, 2018, marks the 69th annual celebration of Republic Day in India. The date commemorates the ratification of the country’s constitution in 1950 when it gained independence from Great Britain. The Constitution of India superseded the Government of India Act under which the nation had been governed since 1935. One of… Continue reading India Celebrates 69th Republic Day

4 Staff Members Dead after Attack on Save the Children Afghanistan Offices

JALALABAD – An ISIS extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on the offices of Save the Children in Jalalabad on Wednesday, January 24. The humanitarian aid organization that services nearly 1.4 million children in Afghanistan has temporarily suspended most of its operations in all of its 16 Afghan provincial offices in the interest… Continue reading 4 Staff Members Dead after Attack on Save the Children Afghanistan Offices

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[Update] Vice President Pence Confirms U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the Israeli parliament today that “In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem – and that the United States Embassy will open before the end of next year.” The U.S. decision to begin the move of the embassy… Continue reading [Update] Vice President Pence Confirms U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Missionaries or Ambassadors

The Western world has traditionally held the word “missionary” in high esteem, largely unaware that leaders of Eastern nations have often regarded the idea skepticism. That skepticism has grown over the past century, following the end of World War I and, even more so, since the end of the Second World War. Why the disparity?… Continue reading Missionaries or Ambassadors

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