Rural Pastors Equipped to Impact Ghana’s Most Remote Communities

GHANA — While many rural pastors in remote villages across Ghana have no access to training resources, many also face the challenges of not being able to read and write. In response Theovision International has partnered with the Moody Bible Institute to provide a unique oral Bible training school. During their latest graduation many of… Continue reading Rural Pastors Equipped to Impact Ghana’s Most Remote Communities

Sharing Christ’s Love With Tennessee Flood Victims

WAVERLY, TN – Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are in Waverly, Tennessee, after extreme flooding killed more than 20 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses. They are helping with cleanup and sharing Christ’s love with hurting homeowners. Nathan Curtis – Assistant Pastor, Open Bible Assembly: Unexpected. It was like a tsunami, like a wave of… Continue reading Sharing Christ’s Love With Tennessee Flood Victims

Serving Flood Victims in North Carolina

HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC – Samaritan’s Purse is in Haywood County, North Carolina, helping flood victims and homeowners clean up their houses after a foot of rain fell in 24 hours and caused massive flooding. Andrew Metcalfe, Samaritan’s Purse: We’re here in Haywood County, North Carolina, where last week they received over 12 inches of rain… Continue reading Serving Flood Victims in North Carolina

All Things Possible – Marine Turned Missionary

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – “There are times that bad stuff is going to happen, no matter how much you try and prevent it. It’s what you do afterward that makes a difference.” – excerpt from the opening of the documentary movie, “Triggered.” All Things Possible is a unique faith-based organization founded by Victor Marx. Marx… Continue reading All Things Possible – Marine Turned Missionary

Jubal Band’s Message to Iran: Jesus is the ADHA in the Injeel

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CYPRUS – When Jubal Band Ministries began in 2007, the concept was of a musical group producing online Christian worship videos. The group consisted of persecuted Iranian Christians living in Turkey. History By 2010, Jubal Band had added radio and television broadcasts in cooperation with existing Christian-owned networks and channels. 2013 was highlighted by the… Continue reading Jubal Band’s Message to Iran: Jesus is the ADHA in the Injeel

Mission Lazarus

NASHVILLE – Their Facebook page says that Mission Lazarus (ML) is a Christian ministry actively working in the developing countries of Honduras and Haiti with the purpose of intentionally sharing Christ’s love. Given the onward march of Christian missions of purposely becoming increasingly like secular NGOs, I am attracted to agencies who boldly proclaim that… Continue reading Mission Lazarus

Prison Fellowship International, Faith Comes By Hearing Partner to Transform Lives of More than One Million Prisoners in 65 Countries by 2027

WASHINGTON / ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH) – two ministries working as global catalysts to help spread the Gospel – have formed a strategic partnership to launch 100,000 in-prison Audio Bible programs in 65 countries, to graduate one million inmates by 2027. “This partnership marks a truly… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International, Faith Comes By Hearing Partner to Transform Lives of More than One Million Prisoners in 65 Countries by 2027

James O. Fraser: A Missionary Ahead of His Time But in God’s Time

LONDON – James Outram Fraser had an engineering degree and was a talented concert pianist. He was also a faithful follower of Christ who was obedient to God’s calling on his life. He ministered among the Lisu people in China’s Yunnan province from 1908 until his death in 1938. Neither his name nor his story… Continue reading James O. Fraser: A Missionary Ahead of His Time But in God’s Time

Restoring Dreams in Germany After Devastating Floods

AHRWEILER, GERMANY – Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with To All Nations to aid Victoria and others who have been impacted by the widespread flooding in Germany’s Rhineland-Pfalz region. To date, more than 1,500 volunteers have helped over 360 individuals clean out their homes and businesses while also comforting and encouraging them. For Victoria, the past… Continue reading Restoring Dreams in Germany After Devastating Floods

Loving South Sudan In Deed And Truth

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TONJ, SOUTH SUDAN – According to the World Watch List, the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011 left both countries in chaos. This was especially true on a personal level for thousands of Christians who were starving, killed, injured, or displaced during attempts to force Sudan to become an Islamic state. Sabet Kuj… Continue reading Loving South Sudan In Deed And Truth

TEL Evangelism

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CEDAR HILL, TX – Elgin and Dorothy Taylor became the first African-American missionaries to Japan in 1959. Their 23 years on the island of Okinawa were merely the beginning of their 55 years of service in foreign missions. Following a brief retirement due to health reasons, the couple returned to missionary work, founding TEL International… Continue reading TEL Evangelism

Grieving with Gospel to Haiti

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HAITI – The Bible teaches us to rejoice with those who rejoice and to mourn with those who mourn. Today is a day to mourn with Christian friends at Gospel to Haiti, where their mission is “Reaching the lost in the mountains of Haiti through medicine and building relationships.” Mourning Together Just a few days… Continue reading Grieving with Gospel to Haiti

Gospel for Asia Providing Help and Hope that Transforms Impoverished Communities

WILLS POINT, TX – The Lord has used GFA World to share Good News, to send indigenous workers to provide help to needy communities, and to grow Bible-believing churches over the past 42 years. It enjoys global recognition as a major faith-based humanitarian organization. However, its primary mission remains to represent Jesus Christ and His… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Providing Help and Hope that Transforms Impoverished Communities

CfaN’s Tanzania Bootcamp Initiation Sees More Than 300,000 Gospel Responses

TANZANIA — As part of Christ for All Nations Decade of Double Harvest strategy to see 150,000 million people won for Christ over the next ten years, the ministry is mobilizing an army of evangelists through their Bootcamp training program. Following three months of intense training at their Spring Bootcamp at their Orlando Headquarters they… Continue reading CfaN’s Tanzania Bootcamp Initiation Sees More Than 300,000 Gospel Responses

Ananias House Offers Peace of God to People in the Middle East

HOUSTON, TX – Ananias House is a ministry dedicated to serving the Lord and sharing the Gospel in the Middle East and in North Africa. They equip communities with the training and resources to enable the church to be the place for restoration, healing, and hope. Although it is not a vision or mission statement… Continue reading Ananias House Offers Peace of God to People in the Middle East

Central Asia: Anastasia’s Church Ministry

CENTRAL ASIA — Anastasia* who came to Christ 20 years ago is a house church leader living in Central Asia. The authorities told her they thought she was retired, but she still teaches six times a week and preaches on Sundays! Her passion for the gospel is infectious. In this Open Doors report Anastasia, who… Continue reading Central Asia: Anastasia’s Church Ministry

International Servants to Belize

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GRAPEVINE, TX – Paul Whisnant is celebrating his 50th birthday this year. 2021 is also the 30th anniversary of his arrival in Belize, where he has worked tirelessly to spread the Gospel. Whisnant took part in a short-term missions trip to Belize while he was a student at Bryan College. He was so burdened for… Continue reading International Servants to Belize

Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

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ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia ACT is a Christian organization dedicated to serving Jesus Christ in and around the capital city of one of the most dangerous countries in Africa. Ethiopia ranks 36th on the Open Doors 2021 World Watch List, up three spots from 2019, but that list is focused primarily on the persecution of… Continue reading Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

Lifting Up the Vulnerable in Sudan and South Sudan

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NEW YORK – Lift Up the Vulnerable (LUV) leads the only indigenously-directed anti-human trafficking network spanning Sudan and South Sudan. Overview of Sudan and South Sudan The residents of the two countries have suffered decades of instability, military conflict, food scarcity, and economic hardships. Nearly four million South Sudanese have been displaced as a result… Continue reading Lifting Up the Vulnerable in Sudan and South Sudan

Christians Set to Share Their Faith Globally on GO Day, May 29th

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BERLIN — An estimated 50 million Christians worldwide are sharing their faith on the 10th anniversary of Global Outreach Day, now GO Day, on May 29th. May is GO Month, and Christians have been sharing their faith through creative outreaches in Brazil, caring outreaches in the largest slum in Africa – Kibera, Kenya, as well… Continue reading Christians Set to Share Their Faith Globally on GO Day, May 29th

Loving the Gypsies

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SOUTH ASIA — Can you tell me what a gypsy is without Googling it? Do you know where they come from? Frankly, I couldn’t have answered either of those questions accurately until I began research for this Missions Box News article. I had been reading a report from a Christian church in South Asia. The… Continue reading Loving the Gypsies

International Day for the Unreached: May 23, 2021

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WHEATON, IL – Did you know that there are two billion people who have never heard of Jesus Christ? They don’t know that He came to earth to redeem them from the curse of sin and grant them eternal life in heaven. They don’t know that He is the only Way to the eternal life… Continue reading International Day for the Unreached: May 23, 2021

World Water Crisis: An Exposé from GFA World

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WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World is one of the world’s largest faith-based providers of clean water to the nations of South Asia. The workers at Gospel for Asia (GFA) witness the reality of the global clean water crisis every day. Just over two decades ago, a supporter of GFA urged the organization to initiate a… Continue reading World Water Crisis: An Exposé from GFA World

Reaching the Neglected of All Nations

KANSAS CITY, MO – My job is to raise awareness of Missions Box News readers to the many faith-based organizations that strive to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. During my preparation, I prayerfully peruse FBOs for something unique in each that sets them apart from others – something that distinguishes them.… Continue reading Reaching the Neglected of All Nations

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

‘Other Vaccine Shot The World’s Waiting For’ New Report from GFA World (Gospel for Asia)

THE 'OTHER VACCINE SHOT THE WORLD'S WAITING FOR:' Human trials of a new malaria vaccine are underway, with promising initial results, according to a new report by humanitarian agency GFA World (formerly Gospel for Asia, www.gfa.org) that coincides with World Malaria Day, April 25.

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide: Millions around the world are still waiting to get a life-saving vaccine — and it’s not the COVID-19 shot. Human trials of a new malaria vaccine are underway, with promising… Continue reading ‘Other Vaccine Shot The World’s Waiting For’ New Report from GFA World (Gospel for Asia)

GFA World Expanding Ministry to Africa

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) has spent more than 40 years sharing the love of Jesus and ministering to the needs of millions of people in more than a dozen countries in South Asia. The COVID-19 pandemic engendered extreme hardships for the people in those countries during 2020. Families already faced… Continue reading GFA World Expanding Ministry to Africa

Bada Bing Battambang – Crossing Cambodia

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BATTAMBANG – This is the story of Crossing Cambodia, an missionary work that began in an unusual way and that operates in an unusual way. You will want to read about it. An Unusual Beginning Founder Gregory Holz says, “I’ve lived in Cambodia since 2007 and started an NGO to reach out and support street… Continue reading Bada Bing Battambang – Crossing Cambodia

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