Pastor Helps Syrians During Decade of Civil War

SYRIA — This month marks the 10th anniversary of the first demonstrations that sparked the Syrian Civil War. In that time, the Christian population decreased from two million in 2010 to under 700,000 today. Ten years of civil war in Syria have made life much harder for persecuted Christians – but Open Doors has been… Continue reading Pastor Helps Syrians During Decade of Civil War

Russia Gospel Surge ‘Is COVID Silver Lining’ as Thousands Hear About Christ

RUSSIA GOSPEL SURGE IS 'COVID SILVER LINING:' Russian Christians going door-to-door in frigid temperatures reached 25 percent more non-churchgoing children and families with the Gospel over the past few months than ever before -- largely because of COVID-19. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) says COVID is actually opening doors for the Gospel in Russia and the former Soviet Union as churches' compassion outreach melts hearts.

LOVES PARK, IL — Christians in Russia going door-to-door in the bitter cold reached thousands more children and families with the Gospel over the past few months than ever before — largely because of COVID-19. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association’s (SGA, www.sga.org) Christ Over COVID campaign and Immanuel’s Child Christmas outreach helped Russian Christians and their… Continue reading Russia Gospel Surge ‘Is COVID Silver Lining’ as Thousands Hear About Christ

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!

Supporting Persecuted North Korean Christian Women

NORTH KOREA — The persecution of Christian women and girls around the world is hidden, complex and violent. They are vulnerable for both their gender and their faith. As part of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Open Doors has been sharing stories of those who’ve been persecuted simply because they are Christian women. The… Continue reading Supporting Persecuted North Korean Christian Women

Banquet of Love for Homeless in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — While Dallas was hit last month with extreme winter storms, Operation Care International provided vital food and clothing to many of the city’s homeless people during a valentine’s weekend event called The Banquet of Love. And many not only experienced practical help but also encountered the love of Christ with a some… Continue reading Banquet of Love for Homeless in Dallas

‘Serving the Soviets’: New Exhibit at Museum of the Bible Tells Story of Ken Howard, Who Covertly Printed Bibles in Ussr for Decades

WASHINGTON — Museum of the Bible’s newest exhibit, “Serving the Soviets: One Man’s Quest to Bring Bibles to the USSR,” will uncover the trials and triumphs of one man’s international missionary endeavors. Beginning Feb. 26, guests will have the opportunity to learn about Ken Howard, a man who risked everything to share the Bible within… Continue reading ‘Serving the Soviets’: New Exhibit at Museum of the Bible Tells Story of Ken Howard, Who Covertly Printed Bibles in Ussr for Decades

Colombian Pastor’s Beautiful Answer to Prayer

COLOMBIA — A Colombian pastor praises God for the ministry he shares with Samaritan’s Purse to help feed hungry families, many of whom are Venezuelan migrants, and share the hope of the Gospel with them. Pastor Yahir: Today Samaritan’s Purse delivered food in Maria Auxiliadora. It was a miracle from God. Today the heavens were… Continue reading Colombian Pastor’s Beautiful Answer to Prayer

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

COVID Stay-at-Home ‘Doesn’t Compare to Leprosy Isolation’ Says Gospel for Asia

COVID STAY-AT-HOME 'DOESN'T COMPARE TO LEPROSY ISOLATION:' With new COVID social restrictions in force in many countries, a just-released report (http://www.gfa.org/press/leprosy-ministry) from Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) reveals the loneliness and despair of people living with another "disease of isolation" -- leprosy. The report marked World Leprosy Day late last month.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide — released a new special report amid new COVID social restrictions in force in many countries, reveals the… Continue reading COVID Stay-at-Home ‘Doesn’t Compare to Leprosy Isolation’ Says Gospel for Asia

The Story of Prisoner 42 in North Korea

NORTH KOREA — This story is based on a real-life account of a North Korea Christian sent to prison and then to a re-education camp. Other details have been added from other prison accounts. Open Doors has heard stories like this from numerous North Korean believers – and, disturbingly, the details are all eerily similar.… Continue reading The Story of Prisoner 42 in North Korea

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

Small Star, Bright Light in Russia

Vladimir Miskevich, a Russian pastor who now serves as Chief Administrator of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists, shares a moving story about a grieving Russian mother who has kept an Immanuel’s Child “Star of Bethlehem” ornament for 15 years, remarking that “The smallest things are always big enough when done for the Glory of… Continue reading Small Star, Bright Light in Russia

The Vision of the National Women’s Conference at Mamaia, Romania

ROMANIA — Women from different denominations in Romania and the diaspora gather every year at the National Women’s Conference in Mamaia to learn how to live in obedience to God, how to discover their calling and how to be a blessing to those around them. Over the course of time, women, along with men, have… Continue reading The Vision of the National Women’s Conference at Mamaia, Romania

Tumaini International – Aiding Children of AIDS

CORONA, CA – Tumaini International Is a faith-based, grass-roots organization that is specifically focused on assisting children who have become victims of the AIDS scourge in Kenya. It is fitting that we share the Tumaini story with our readers during the month that begins with the observance of World AIDS Day. How do you pronounce… Continue reading Tumaini International – Aiding Children of AIDS

On Nonprofit’s 60th Anniversary, Co-founder of Global Leader Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Delivers Her Take on ‘Values Matter’

KONA, HAWAII — Having begun in 1960, Loren Cunningham was traveling from church to church in those early years sharing his vision of a global missions outreach when a young woman, Darlene Scratch, first encountered her future husband – and ministry partner. From an early age, she was aware of a distinct calling from God… Continue reading On Nonprofit’s 60th Anniversary, Co-founder of Global Leader Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Delivers Her Take on ‘Values Matter’

Alaska Village Missions

HOMER, AK – Alaska became a state in 1959. Many of us don’t give Alaska a second thought – or even a first thought. It’s kind of like we “know” it’s a state, but we don’t “think about it” as one. Nor do we likely think of Alaska as a mission field. After all, Alaska… Continue reading Alaska Village Missions

The Mailbox Club

VALDOSTA, GA – The Mailbox Club began as a modest ministry meant to provide follow-up programs for children’s Bible clubs that met in rural schools throughout the southeastern United States. As the ministry gained recognition, it evolved into a series of correspondence courses used by young people across the entire country. By 1990, The Mailbox… Continue reading The Mailbox Club

SAM Is Heading to the Heart of South America

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FORT MILL, SC – You could say that Joseph and Mabel Davis gave birth to SAM (South America Missions). The couple embarked on their first mission trip to South America in 1914, one month after the beginning of World War I. The outbreak of the war did not prevent their planned departure to Argentina, but… Continue reading SAM Is Heading to the Heart of South America

Where He Leads

FORT PORTAL, UGANDA – When I began reading about the FBO, Where He Leads, I recalled a recurring segment of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. From time to time, Carson would read newspaper clippings of engagement and wedding announcements in which the couple’s name came across as humorous. I don’t know if Carson ever… Continue reading Where He Leads

KICS in Kigali

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KIGALI, RWANDA – KICS was first mentioned in Missions Box News on 10 November 2020 in an article entitled “ROC Partners – Fulfilling a Vision for Rwanda.” The article was an overview of the Rwanda Outreach and Community Foundation and their ministry to the people of Rwanda. We concluded that article with a promise to… Continue reading KICS in Kigali

OM Missionary’s Prayers Set Zambian Village Free from Witchcraft

ZAMBIA — Kapembwa Village, along Lake Tanganyika in Zambia was known as one of the darkest communities bordering the lake because of the stronghold of witchcraft there, but thanks to the prayers and outreach efforts of OM missionary Clement Chama there are no longer any witch doctors in the village and some of them have… Continue reading OM Missionary’s Prayers Set Zambian Village Free from Witchcraft

SEND International

FARMINGTON, MI – SEND International ’s roots were planted during World War II when the Lord spoke to the hearts of young Christian soldiers for the unreached people in the war-ravaged Pacific nations. Following the war, many of those men and women joined the Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (FEGC) to minister to the spiritual needs… Continue reading SEND International

BEE World – Shepherding the Shepherds

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – BEE World (Bible Evangelism by Extension) exists to address a growing world crisis. With Christianity growing in countries with limited access to the Gospel, ministries are suffering a leadership crisis because seminary-level pastoral training is not only limited but often not available. The Crisis “There are an estimated five million untrained… Continue reading BEE World – Shepherding the Shepherds

Gospel for Asia Asks for Prayer in November

WILLS POINT, TX –Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, is asking for our prayers in the month of November as many are struggling and in desperate need of protection from the icy blast of winter. The Reason for Prayer During this month of November, Dr.… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Asks for Prayer in November

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

Gospel for Asia: A Special Love for People

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada – Discussing how Gospel for Asia cannot be clearly understood until it is seen as a ministry motivated by “a special love for the people… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: A Special Love for People

Crossover Global’s Church-Planting Initiatives

COLUMBIA, SC – Make no mistake about it. Jesus is building His church just as He promised. And Crossover Global is “partnering” with Him to reach the unreached and to plant self-sustaining churches that will also serve as bases from which the Gospel is spread and churches are multiplied. Taking the Initiative Crossover Global launched… Continue reading Crossover Global’s Church-Planting Initiatives

IBLT – The Whole WORD for the Whole World

RICHMOND, VA – IBLT, the short form for the Institute of Biblical Languages & Translation, exists to fill a major gap in Bible translation and, therefore, world missions. That gap is the extreme lack of Old Testament translations available in thousands of heart languages around the entire world. It is more than a minor semantical… Continue reading IBLT – The Whole WORD for the Whole World

GO Decade Launched on the 10th Anniversary of Global Outreach Day

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BERLIN, GERMANY — Leaders from every major denomination, missionary organization, and network worldwide gathered to launch the GO Decade, a ten-year outreach to reach everyone in the world with the Gospel. The leaders met online in late October on the 10th anniversary of the founding of Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) to share testimonies, plan, and… Continue reading GO Decade Launched on the 10th Anniversary of Global Outreach Day

ROC Partners – Fulfilling a Vision for Rwanda

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK / KIGALI, RWANDA– Typically, the first word that comes to mind when we hear the nation of Rwanda mentioned is “genocide.” An estimated one million Rwandans were massacred within a three-month period during 1994, adversely affecting the nation for years to come. ROC Partners (originally the Rwanda Outreach and Community Foundation) was… Continue reading ROC Partners – Fulfilling a Vision for Rwanda

Rafiki Is a Friend to Africa’s Orphans and Widows

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EUSTIS, FL – Young people are probably more familiar with Rafiki than older adults. For them, Rafiki is a character in Disney’s Lion King. But Rafiki is so much more than that. It is the word in the Swahili language for “friend.” And the Rafiki Foundation has been a friend to Africa for 35 years.… Continue reading Rafiki Is a Friend to Africa’s Orphans and Widows

Vapor Ministries: Redeeming the Time by Reaching the Lost

SYLACAUGA, AL – Micah McElveen would be the first person to say that Vapor Ministries is not about him. It’s not. But ministry would not exist had the Lord not chosen him to be the vessel He had prepared especially for catching the vision, gathering the team, and creating the strategy that together became Vapor… Continue reading Vapor Ministries: Redeeming the Time by Reaching the Lost

Josiah Venture Transforming European Youth

WHEATON, IL – A group of American youth pastors were serving on our military bases in Europe when the Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989. They witnessed first-hand the hunger for truth and the hope for a better future among Eastern Europeans who had been kept under the bondage of Communism for 40 years.… Continue reading Josiah Venture Transforming European Youth

Potter’s House Discovers Treasures in Guatemala

PEWAUKEE, WI – Potter’s House began under the strangest of circumstances when two Guatemalan women consented to do a favor for some friends in America. Their friends had asked them to hand out blankets to some of the people who actually lived in one of Guatemala City’s municipal trash dumps. Visiting the Trash Dump Given… Continue reading Potter’s House Discovers Treasures in Guatemala

Reach a Village

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PARK FOREST, IL – Reach a Village is a relatively young faith-based parachurch organization. It was founded in 2012 by Robert Craft, a servant of the Lord with more than 40 years of ministry as a pastor, missionary, and evangelical leader. The Need The vision for the ministry is rooted in Mark 1:38 (NET), where… Continue reading Reach a Village

New Horizons Ministries

CAÑON CITY, CO – New Horizons Ministries is a multi-faceted prison outreach in Caňon City, Colorado. And if there was ever a place where a full-blown prison ministry was needed, it is Caňon City. The Caňon City is the county seat of Fremont County, which is home to the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility, the Arrowhead… Continue reading New Horizons Ministries

Amazima: Transforming Lives in Uganda

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FRANKLIN, TN – The Amazima story began with an 18-year-old girl, Katie Davis, falling in love. It happened in Uganda while she was on a mission trip to Africa. She fell in love with the people of Uganda. The Story Katie responded to that love by returning less than a year later. During 2007 and… Continue reading Amazima: Transforming Lives in Uganda

‘But God’ Makes The Impossible Possible

RIDGELAND, MS – Stan Buckley planned to visit Haiti only on a short-term mission trip in 2010. He had gathered a small contingent from the church he pastored in Ridgeland, Mississippi, to observe first-hand the effects of the epic earthquake. They just wanted to see if there was anything they could do to help. What… Continue reading ‘But God’ Makes The Impossible Possible

Davar Partners Asks ‘How Shall They Hear?’

AUSTIN, TX – Davar Partners International is an oral Bible organization working with other like-minded partners. Their goal is to enable every oral learner in the world to have access to the Word of God in a language close to their hearts and in a form they can understand. They want to accomplish this by… Continue reading Davar Partners Asks ‘How Shall They Hear?’

Millions of Widows in ‘Crisis of Survival’ Says Gospel for Asia

‘SHUNNED AND SHAMED’: Treatment of widows is often startlingly unfair and cruel, catapulting them into a crisis of survival, says a new global report by Texas-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org). Titled Widows Often Face Uphill Battle (https://www.gfa.org/special-report/widows-worldwide-face-tragedy-discrimination/), the report examines the different struggles faced by widows in the U.S., Africa, and Asia.

WILLS POINT, TX — One of the world’s biggest poverty-alleviating organizations spotlights the huge “uphill battle” facing many of the world’s 258 million widows in a recently-released report. Treatment of widows is often startlingly unfair and cruel, catapulting them into a crisis of survival, says the new global report by Texas-based Gospel for Asia (GFA… Continue reading Millions of Widows in ‘Crisis of Survival’ Says Gospel for Asia

Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

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 horrific realities girls face, child marriage, human trafficking, abuse & exploitation, and the restoration & redemption that God brings to their lives. Nearly 173 years ago, on October 16,… Continue reading Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

New Report from Gospel for Asia: ‘Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood’

Little Girl with Sad Eyes

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) have released the newest in their acclaimed series of Special Reports. The latest report is about being a girl – and the tragedy that can be. Susan Lawson opens her well-document report with a thumbnail view of the classic… Continue reading New Report from Gospel for Asia: ‘Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood’

How God Is Using Africa New Life’s Two Hands

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KIGALI, RWANDA – Africa New Life began extending its hands of evangelism and compassion to the suffering nation of Rwanda in 2001. The country was just beginning to recover from what has been described as “the swiftest genocide in history.” Over 800,000 Rwandans had been slaughtered over a period of 90 days. More than 600,000… Continue reading How God Is Using Africa New Life’s Two Hands

Introducing Twelve21 Global

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GARLAND, TX – Odds are that you have never heard of Twelve21 Global. That’s because it was founded by Yusuph Emmanuel only two years ago in 2018. Yusuph knows first-hand what life on the streets is like in a developing country. He grew up as a street kid in the African country of Tanzania. Life… Continue reading Introducing Twelve21 Global

4D Ministries Empowering European Christians

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MONUMENT, CO – The vision for 4D Ministries was planted in the hearts of Hank and Mona Paulson as an extension of other ministries under their care during the era of the Cold War. When the Curtain Went Up The construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 was not merely a symbol of the entire… Continue reading 4D Ministries Empowering European Christians

Forum of Bible Agencies Collaborating to Provide Access to God’s Word

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NEW YORK – The Forum of Bible Agencies International is the world’s only forum for international Bible ministry leaders designed to benefit member agencies individually and through the partnerships they create. Let’s imagine that every Bible-believing Christian in America decides to move to a foreign country as ambassadors for Christ. What would that look like?… Continue reading Forum of Bible Agencies Collaborating to Provide Access to God’s Word

Gospel for Asia Provides Solution When Mandatory Masks Highlight Inequality for Asia’s Poor

GFA World pastor Abeer gives a face mask to Milan, who had been delivering milk door to door without the required item because he could not afford it. “I am grateful to [GFA workers] for helping me to get a reusable and hand-stitched face mask,” Milan said.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing  how many NGO and charity organizations, such as Gospel for Asia , have sought to fill the gap between resources and needy communities who don’t have access to them as mandatory masks… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Provides Solution When Mandatory Masks Highlight Inequality for Asia’s Poor

ZEMA’s Unusual Mission in Africa

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ZION, IL – ZEMA is the acronym for the Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa. Based, somewhat ironically in Zion, Illinois, ZEMA ministers primarily to the Zionists of independent African churches. This would probably be an appropriate time to explain African Zionism. This requires setting aside any preconceived notions of the popular usage of Zionism related… Continue reading ZEMA’s Unusual Mission in Africa

How COVID-19 Affects Asia and Gospel for Asia Workers

INDIA — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing  how COVID-19 is seriously affecting those in Asia and hoe Gospel for Asia workers are combating this in a two-tiered approach.  COVID-19 poses a dual threat to the lives and livelihood of Asia’s citizens.… Continue reading How COVID-19 Affects Asia and Gospel for Asia Workers

Sheep Herder Now Leads Campus Ministries Across Eastern Africa

EASTERN AFRICA — As a young teenager in eastern Africa, Tariku was beaten and kicked out of his home for becoming a Christian. Life on the streets was hard, but he survived by carrying loads like a donkey for pennies a day. He wanted to go back to school but never dreamt what God had… Continue reading Sheep Herder Now Leads Campus Ministries Across Eastern Africa