India faces a water shortage among its 1.3 billion residents

On the river Ganges

With 91 of India’s major water reservoirs registering lower-than-normal at about 29 percent capacity, the world’s second most-populated nation is facing its worst water scarcity in a decade. Making the challenge even more critical is that 66,093 rural Indian villages only have access to contaminated water. In West Bengal state, the declining water levels of… Continue reading India faces a water shortage among its 1.3 billion residents

Mosquito Nets with Love, from Gospel for Asia

WORLD HEALTH DAY EVENTS SHOWCASE TIPS TO IMPROVE EVERYDAY HEALTH WILLS POINT, TX – Workers supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) held free health seminars, distributed vitamins and gave away mosquito nets to hundreds of impoverished villagers and workers in Asia earlier this month on World Health Day. The seminars were part of an effort… Continue reading Mosquito Nets with Love, from Gospel for Asia

Quote of the day

“Right now there is another group of people, 250 million strong, for whom the door of opportunity is wide open. Slaves in their own nation of India for 3,000 years, Dalits (“Untouchables”) have been segregated, oppressed and denied basic human rights such as health care, education and access to safe drinking water – all because… Continue reading Quote of the day

Global poverty is declining, though evidence seems scant to some

Jesus said the poor would always be with us, and he was right. Scores of impoverished people have inhabited this globe, suffering from multiple hardships. But there is evidence that extreme poverty — the estimated 1.4 billion people in countries outside the US who do not have access to clean water, enough food, sufficient clothing… Continue reading Global poverty is declining, though evidence seems scant to some

Indian Teen Dies After Rape and Being Set Afire

The recent violent death of a 16-year-old rape victim again brings focus to India’s crisis of sexual assault against women. The assailant, who also set the teenager aflame before fleeing, was allegedly her 20-year-old boyfriend. Cultural norms in India make the reporting of sexual assault taboo. However, more rape victims are reporting their assaults and… Continue reading Indian Teen Dies After Rape and Being Set Afire

Cholera Outbreak Plagues Malawi in Midst of Food Shortage

With an estimated 3 million people facing starvation in Malawi following floods and droughts, the world’s poorest nation now faces an additional challenge — cholera. Not since 2006, when an estimated 1,000 people died, has Malawi faced this level of cholera threat. “People living along the lakeshore areas seem to have forgotten the dangers of the… Continue reading Cholera Outbreak Plagues Malawi in Midst of Food Shortage

Chinese Central Government Orders Arrest of Pastors and Destruction of Churches

China’s President Xi Jinping has ramped up the persecution of Christian pastors and lay leaders while removing crosses and even destroying church buildings that the state had sanctioned. Pastor Joseph Gu Yuese from the Zhejiang province was leading a 10,000 member state-approved church when the government recently jailed him on embezzlement charges. The pastor had… Continue reading Chinese Central Government Orders Arrest of Pastors and Destruction of Churches

Cyclone Winston Claims 42 Lives in Fiji; Fears of Dengue Fever and Zika

When Category Five Cyclone Winston struck the Fiji island of Yacata on Saturday, Feb. 20, with 185 mile-per-hour winds, this South Pacific nation of about 100 islands suffered widespread death and destruction, particularly in its remote areas. Christian aid organizations like Church of the Nazarene and regional governments are scrambling to provide food, water and… Continue reading Cyclone Winston Claims 42 Lives in Fiji; Fears of Dengue Fever and Zika

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

Providing the Living Water on World Water Day

Image used courtesy of Gospel for Asia

World Water Day and Your Mission Through our faith in action on World Water Day, many will come to know Him as they are provided with sanitary water, a precious gift that many around the world do not have access to. Throughout scripture, God’s people are commanded to take care of those who are downtrodden… Continue reading Providing the Living Water on World Water Day

Delhi Officials Scramble to Find Water During Shortage

Residents in India’s capital of Delhi have faced a massive water shortage since protesters in the state of Haryana sabotaged the Munak canal causing a breach the affected 10 million people. The resulting water shortage has sent officials scrambling to supply water to all segments of its society. Marginal communities have suffered the most. Water… Continue reading Delhi Officials Scramble to Find Water During Shortage

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 | 4.25.15

“How then does a true missionary start an indigenous church? For anyone in the Two-Thirds World today, it begins with a decision to identify totally with Christ. It means being willing to live with the suffering and poverty of unreached people – unselfishly surrendering comforts, security and privacy in order to reach them. Missionary life… Continue reading Quote of the Day | 4.25.15