Sewing Machine from Gospel for Asia Was Truly a Gift from God

SOUTH ASIA – Lalita is a widow who was struggling to make ends meet after her husband passed away. Through its Christmas Gift Catalog GFA World (Gospel for Asia) gave her a sewing machine which enabled her to earn a living through tailoring work. How one simple tool provided income for a family in desperate… Continue reading Sewing Machine from Gospel for Asia Was Truly a Gift from God

Outside the Bowl

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PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA – There are essentially two major problems when it comes to hunger among impoverished families. First, there is food scarcity. That doesn’t mean that there is not an adequate global supply of food to feed everyone. There is. The problem is that the food is not readily available to the hungry people… Continue reading Outside the Bowl

International Needs Is Transforming Communities

HUDSONVILLE, MI – The website of International Needs poses some interesting questions. What would happen if you had no access to safe drinking water? What if your children had no opportunity to attend school? We know that hundreds of millions of people around the world face these questions every day. But, the questions take on… Continue reading International Needs Is Transforming Communities

“Hope for the World” … And How I Found It

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – The title of this article may be a bit misleading. It is not intended to be. It is, however, intended to be intriguing. As well as providing an introduction to the Florida-based FBO, Hope for the World, I want to share how the Lord directed me to it. My Search… Continue reading “Hope for the World” … And How I Found It

‘You Are Welcome Here’: As Los Angeles Cracks down on Homeless Encampment in Echo Park, the LA Dream Center Reminds Those in Need They’re Here to Help

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LOS ANGELES — With the recent closure of the homeless encampment in the Echo Park neighborhood, Matthew Barnett and the Los Angeles Dream Center have a simple message for their neighbors: “You are welcome here.” This week the enforced closure of the Echo Park homeless encampment went into effect, and the police gave notice on… Continue reading ‘You Are Welcome Here’: As Los Angeles Cracks down on Homeless Encampment in Echo Park, the LA Dream Center Reminds Those in Need They’re Here to Help

Somewhere Under the Rainbow in Nicaragua

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Rainbows. They draw our attention to the glory of God and of His loving promise to never destroy sinful humanity with a worldwide flood as He did in Noah’s day. We can be thankful for that promise every day, but we are especially so when we gaze in awe and wonder at… Continue reading Somewhere Under the Rainbow in Nicaragua

Ready…Set…MissionGO!

BUFFALO, NY – The MissionGO website leaves little doubt as to one aspect of their ministry in the African country of Sierra Leone. 1,489,343 People living in Sierra Leone don’t have access to clean water. 100% Need Living Water As you have already perceived, providing clean water is one aspect of the MissionGO ministry. You… Continue reading Ready…Set…MissionGO!

Bringing Life-Saving Support to Ethiopians Displaced by Conflict

ETHIOPIA — Violent conflict in Ethiopia’s northernmost region of Tigray has sent hundreds of thousands of displaced Ethiopians fleeing from their homes. Samaritan’s Purse is working with local churches and other groups to identify and provide food for the most vulnerable families in their communities. Their teams and partners, including churches, are distributing food baskets… Continue reading Bringing Life-Saving Support to Ethiopians Displaced by Conflict

Textiles Training Program Transforms Lives of Young Women in Ghana

GHANA — Christian charity Theovision International is seeing the lives of many uneducated young women in Ghana completely transformed through their textiles training program. Not only are many establishing their own successful businesses as a result of the training they receive, but they are also coming to know Christ after joining audio Bible classes. Young… Continue reading Textiles Training Program Transforms Lives of Young Women in Ghana

Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted 1,800 cases of ready-to-use supplemental food supplies to help feed suffering children in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Hundreds of thousands of families have fled their homes in the region due to violent conflict and are living wherever they can—in schools or on the side of the road.… Continue reading Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

CHARLESTON, SC – I am going to assume that you know as much about Burundi as I did before I began to investigate the benevolent work of GLO (aka Great Lakes Outreach). So, before I can introduce you to GLO, I need to familiarize you with the African nation of Burundi. Burundi Burundi occupies less… Continue reading GLO: A Light Shining in Burundi

How Earth Mission Cares for the Karen

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SILOAM SPRINGS, AR – Earth Mission was founded in 1982 as a short-term mission platform. The mission projects were specifically opportunities for engineers, engineering students, and technicians to assist and support missionaries in countries like Mexico and the Dominican Republic. They not only built and equipped structures, but they also created businesses that would benefit… Continue reading How Earth Mission Cares for the Karen

GFA World Spreads Holiday Cheer Through Food Bank Donations

GFA World Collects Food Bank Donations: Canadian-based mission agency GFA World collected non-perishable food items for the Stoney Creek Food Bank, during the Advent season.

STONEY CREEK, ON — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) joins with their community to provide for citizens in need during the COVID pandemic through food bank donations. Imagine if you didn’t have enough money to put food on the table for your family. This is a difficult reality that many families have faced this… Continue reading GFA World Spreads Holiday Cheer Through Food Bank Donations

New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

KINGWOOD, TX – The New Hope Initiative (NHI) is a faith-based, non-profit organization that has a compelling desire to bring real positive change to some of the poorest communities in the world, according to their website. The New Hope initiative promotes self-sustaining projects to break the cycle of poverty by partnering with local leadership in… Continue reading New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

An Outreach Project We All Can Do with Lifeline Christian Mission

WESTERVILLE, OH – Lifeline Christian Mission offers a unique opportunity for groups of believers to actually participate in one of their mission projects. Lifeline’s vision is Pray. Give. Go. These are the most typical ways that faith-based outreaches suggest that individuals, families, and churches can participate. And there is nothing wrong with that. Nothing at… Continue reading An Outreach Project We All Can Do with Lifeline Christian Mission

The “Jesus Hope of Romania” Association Offers a Hot Meal to Disadvantaged People

ROMANIA — God tells us to remember the orphan, the widow, and the stranger. This exhortation has been put into practice by the Evangelical and Charity Association “Jesus Hope of Romania” in Timisoara, which carries out several social projects. One is the “Manna” project, a mobile social canteen that operates daily home deliveries of cooked… Continue reading The “Jesus Hope of Romania” Association Offers a Hot Meal to Disadvantaged People

What Matters

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COLORADO SPRINGS – “What Matters” is an interesting phrase. Devoid of punctuation, it could be a statement, a question, or an exclamation. Regardless, it is important that we all know what matters . . . what really matters. What Matters Ministries and Missions is the faith-based organization founded by Ivan and Kim Tait in 1997.… Continue reading What Matters

Settled

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CHAMPLIN, MN – Settled is a faith-based organization that “equips faith communities to pursue homes with the homeless through sustainable housing, purposeful work, and supportive community.” On any given night, there are nearly 600,000 people in the United States who are sleeping in cars, under bridges, in makeshift tents, and in abandoned buildings. That’s right.… Continue reading Settled

Ministry to the Poor: A Look at What God Can Do When the Church Says ​”Yes”

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CA — Each week, in a region close to the Californian/ Mexican border, Lupita Bawarski helps lead a CityServe ministry in the Imperial Valley of California. When talking with her, she will humbly tell you stories of lives being transformed by the love and hope of Jesus through her work and others. She… Continue reading Ministry to the Poor: A Look at What God Can Do When the Church Says ​”Yes”

The Gospel for Asia ‘Forgotten Christmas’ Showers Life-Changing Gifts On World’s Poor

FORGOTTEN CHRISTMAS: Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) has launched its Forgotten Christmas campaign (www.ForgottenChristmas.org) — an effort to “bring back the true meaning of Christmas and give hope to others.” Last year, supporters of Forgotten Christmas purchased life-changing gifts, including cows and goats, for over 260,000 of the poorest families in Asia.

WILLS POINT, TX – With Christmas spending in the U.S. on target to hit a trillion dollars this year, a leading humanitarian agency is urging Americans not to forget the world’s poor. “For hundreds of millions of children across Asia, Christmas is a time when they’re forgotten,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia… Continue reading The Gospel for Asia ‘Forgotten Christmas’ Showers Life-Changing Gifts On World’s Poor

The Hero Pastors of War-Torn Ukraine

UKRAINE — As the war in Ukraine continues local pastors on the frontlines are putting their faith into action. OM is partnering with these amazing church planters in Ukraine who risk their lives for the sake of the Gospel. OM teams work with several churches in the cities of Odessa, Rivne, Vinnitsa, and Kaharlyk. They… Continue reading The Hero Pastors of War-Torn Ukraine

Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the massive challenge of reducing extreme poverty worldwide, mainly through providing education, transmitting values. In my original special report for Gospel for Asia titled Solutions to Poverty-line Problems of the… Continue reading Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

375 Million Children in ‘Crushing Poverty’ Says Gospel for Asia

CHILDREN IN CRUSHING POVERTY: The staggering number of children living in poverty globally -- equal to the entire populations of the U.S. and Canada combined -- is revealed in a special report by mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org), as the U.N. marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17.

WILLS POINT, TX — Around 375 million children worldwide — including nearly one-in-six children in the U.S. — live in crushing poverty, says a new report coinciding with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17. The staggering global number — equal to the entire populations of the U.S. and Canada combined —… Continue reading 375 Million Children in ‘Crushing Poverty’ Says Gospel for Asia

Cambodia’s Disadvantaged Communities Experience God’s Love

CAMBODIA — Cambodia’s disadvantaged live in poverty in both urban and rural slums, where prospects are bleak, and safety and the family unit is under threat. Operation Mobilisation’s Mercy Teams International provides education and social work programs which provide support for the poor and marginalized in Phnom Penh and enable Cambodia’s disadvantaged children to further… Continue reading Cambodia’s Disadvantaged Communities Experience God’s Love

What Does It Take to Aid Over 1.8 Billion People?

WILLS POINT, TX – Is it even possible to comprehend over 1.8 billion people? Where would you even find that many people? It is nearly impossible for our minds to grasp that many people in South Asia, but India would be a good place to start. For those who have not been to India, these… Continue reading What Does It Take to Aid Over 1.8 Billion People?

Poverty Robs Girls of Dignity — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, is an active advocate for social justice and humanitarian needs around the world, discusses women like Som who are trapped in the chains of poverty and the sex industry. Som had the deck stacked against her from day one. She was 20 when she got pregnant with her first… Continue reading Poverty Robs Girls of Dignity — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Girls in India: A Success Story Escaping Sex Trade

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, discusses the plight of many girls like Mia, in the grip of extreme poverty, live a life of abuse, prostitution, hopelessness, and the story of escaping the sex trade, freedom: the power to choose a different life. Here in the United States, if you saw furniture sitting beside the… Continue reading Girls in India: A Success Story Escaping Sex Trade

Harmonizing Worship and Work: Partners Worldwide

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Partners Worldwide is filling a much-needed niche for Christian faith-based organizations. Their ministry is being a catalyst to help evangelical partners around the world to develop and sustain poverty alleviation efforts. Team members agree that “work and worship shouldn’t be divided.” The Lord gave us the privilege of bearing His image,… Continue reading Harmonizing Worship and Work: Partners Worldwide

Bright Hope for Today, Tomorrow, & Eternity

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – Dr. Kevin Dyer established Missionary Enterprises in 1968 following several visits to Eastern Europe, observing many people in extreme poverty. He was particularly burdened for the people of Romania. He wanted to do something to help. Dyer realized that the local evangelical churches in those countries could be an effective network… Continue reading Bright Hope for Today, Tomorrow, & Eternity

Speaking Out on Behalf of Girls in Thailand This Christmas — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, is an active advocate for social justice and humanitarian needs around the world, discusses the women trapped in the sex industry by poverty and lack of education, and our need and responsibility to speak and act to give them a chance at freedom. For many of us, the holidays… Continue reading Speaking Out on Behalf of Girls in Thailand This Christmas — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Gospel for Asia Unwraps ‘Hope to Forgotten Ones’ Christmas Campaign

UNWANTED CHILDREN: Millions of "unwanted" children in Asia crave the gift of "love and hope" this Christmas. Texas-based missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today launched a Christmas season campaign -- Bringing Hope to the Forgotten Ones -- aiming to save thousands of Asia's poorest children from a life of misery. For more, go to http://www.gfa.org/press/sponsor-child.

WILLS POINT, TX — Millions of “unwanted” children in Asia crave “the gift of love and hope” this Christmas, missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) said today — as the Texas-based organization launched a Christmas season campaign to help what it calls “the forgotten ones.” Asia’s ‘unwanted children’ crave ‘Hope More than Anything Else’… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Unwraps ‘Hope to Forgotten Ones’ Christmas Campaign

Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on extreme poverty worldwide, how alleviation and eliminating it is possible, but it is not inevitable. If the modern world is truly a “global village,” that means everyone on earth is our neighbor—and Jesus was very clear about how we are to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

Life Abundantly for All – Anglican Overseas Aid

COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – Anglican Overseas Aid is an Australian-based FBO committed to creating partnerships with like-minded organizations to alleviate poverty, injustices, and provide disaster recovery services. According to their website, their work “is inspired by the Gospel of Christ, with a vision for a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.” The Reverend Dr. Bob Mitchell… Continue reading Life Abundantly for All – Anglican Overseas Aid

ECHO International – Fighting World Hunger

NORTH FT MYERS, FL – “The world produces enough food to feed every person on the planet. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per… Continue reading ECHO International – Fighting World Hunger

Gift-Giving to Asia’s ‘Least of These’ is Heart of GFA’s Christmas Campaign

FORGOTTEN CHRISTMAS: Faith-based missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) is challenging people to reject the commercialization of Christmas and remember Asia's 300 million "forgotten" outcasts this festive season. "Forgotten Christmas" empowers these poor and marginalized people to lift themselves out of the gutter.

Gospel for Asia’s ‘Forgotten Christmas’ Says ‘Put Compassion Ahead of Commercialism.’ WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) is challenging people to reject the commercialization of Christmas and instead remember Christ and His heart for Asia’s 300 million “forgotten” outcasts this festive holiday season. Last year, Americans spent an estimated $720… Continue reading Gift-Giving to Asia’s ‘Least of These’ is Heart of GFA’s Christmas Campaign

Mercy Chefs ‘Just Go Feed People’

PORTSMOUTH, VA – Natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes can leave families as deprived of food and shelter as people displaced from war zones or subject to abject poverty. Having a pantry and a refrigerator full of food before a disaster strikes are useless after it has passed.Gary LeBlanc had already spent 35 years… Continue reading Mercy Chefs ‘Just Go Feed People’

Re-directed Christmas Spending Could End Abject Poverty, Says Gospel for Asia Report

PUBLIC ENEMY #1: Mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) has released a new report declaring extreme poverty "public enemy number one," and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate it. Full report available at https://www.gfa.org/press/poverty-report/.

WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) – on the frontlines in the fight against poverty–has released a new report declaring extreme poverty “public enemy number one,” and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate it. The release of the report – titled Poverty: Public Enemy #1: Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is… Continue reading Re-directed Christmas Spending Could End Abject Poverty, Says Gospel for Asia Report

Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

WILLS POINT, TX – Earlier this month, Gospel for Asia released a special report entitled “Poverty: Public Enemy #1.” Author Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications shared the almost incomprehensible fact that some 736 million people worldwide earn less than $1.90 a day, less than many of us spend for our favorite morning latte. The Tip… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

Villagers Trade Plastic Waste for Food & Schooling

BAYANA, Philippines – Hunger and lack of education appear on nearly every list of obstacles faced by the poor, disenfranchised, displaced, and underserved. It doesn’t matter where they live, hunger and lack of education are as common as the lack of clean water, sanitation. An increasing abundance of plastic waste pollution is also on many,… Continue reading Villagers Trade Plastic Waste for Food & Schooling

Sustainable Development Goals Progress: How Is South Asia Doing?

NEW YORK – As we head into the fourth and final quarter of 2019 and begin the third decade of the 21st century, it seems like a good time to review the progress of South Asian countries toward reaching the United Nations’ sustainable development goals for 2030. This information originally appeared in the “United Nations’… Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals Progress: How Is South Asia Doing?

Literacy: One of the Great Miracle Cures for Limitations on the Human Spirit

Resolving the Limitations Illiteracy Places on the Human Spirit WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on illiteracy, the dominant disabler to flourishing for millions around the world, and the miraculous potential of literacy that is able to change the lives of men, women and children for generations. Few… Continue reading Literacy: One of the Great Miracle Cures for Limitations on the Human Spirit

Why Are So Many People Hungry?

SOUTH ASIA – Gospel for Asia (GFA) – More than 820 million people around the globe suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition. Forty-five countries have “serious levels of hunger.” Hunger is the number one health risk in the world. Hunger is the root cause of “a staggering 3.5 million deaths” every year. Every 10 seconds,… Continue reading Why Are So Many People Hungry?

Aspiration & Desperation in South Asian Slums

MUMBAI – A strange thing has been happening with the slums in South Asia. NGOs like Gospel for Asia have been working amongst the millions of people living in extreme poverty and struggling for survival in the slums of South Asia’s major cities. Suddenly, these slums have become a remarkable tourist attraction. In fact, tours… Continue reading Aspiration & Desperation in South Asian Slums

Child Labor Today: Not Gone, But Forgotten

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on child labor: Millions of Children Trapped between Extreme Poverty and the Profits of Others In a report written by Lee Tucker, a consultant to Human Rights Watch, about the problem of bonded labor in Asia, a young girl shared, “My sister… Continue reading Child Labor Today: Not Gone, But Forgotten

How Much Do You Know About the World’s Hunger Crisis?

“If you could eat only one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?” This is the way we often speak about food. It’s a hobby, a pastime, and a vehicle for community. For many, however, food and hunger isn’t just about fun. It’s a matter of life and death.… Continue reading How Much Do You Know About the World’s Hunger Crisis?

Homeless Sitting on the Cold Concrete, a Crisis

More than 3 million men, women and children in India’s capital city are homeless. They choose to sleep on the streets regardless of the weather. As I write, it is 3:45 a.m. in Delhi and the temperature is 43° F. Delhi offers shelters of various types for its homeless population. Some shelters are available in… Continue reading Homeless Sitting on the Cold Concrete, a Crisis

Understanding Multidimensional Poverty in South Asia

Poverty. You know it when you see it – but, can you define it? A World Perspective Dictionary.com defines poverty as “the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; the condition of being poor.” It defines “poor” as “having little or no money, goods, or other means of… Continue reading Understanding Multidimensional Poverty in South Asia

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

World Vision Praised for Malnutrition Project in Jharkhand

JHARKHAND – An Anganwadi[1] worker in Jharkhand recently praised a team from World Vision for its work with Jharkhand health officials to help reduce acute malnutrition in the state. Although the State of Jharkhand contains about 40% of India’s entire mineral reserves, nearly 80% of the people who live there are farmers. It is India’s… Continue reading World Vision Praised for Malnutrition Project in Jharkhand

Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum

DAVOS – Three thousand world leaders are expected to meet at the World Economic Forum in this Swiss community from January 22nd through the 25th. The theme of this year’s forum is “Trust: The world’s currency.” Immediately preceding the event, Oxfam released a 40-page research report entitled “Public Good or Private Wealth.” Oxfam is an… Continue reading Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum