Where there is Illiteracy, there is Poverty

“Literacy Teaching and Learning in the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond” was the theme for this years’ International Literacy Day on September 8, 2020. UNICEF introduced the initiative in 1996 to encourage governments, businesses, and non-governmental agencies to promote and participate in programs to advance literacy for men, women, and children around the world. The gap… Continue reading Where there is Illiteracy, there is Poverty

Pioneer Bible Translators – Bridging the Bible Literacy Gap

Photo by Pioneer Bible Translators, In Their Own Words: Bible Translation

DALLAS, TX – International Literacy Day is September 8, 2020. Pioneer Bible Translators’ approach to reducing illiteracy is unique. Their name implies that their work is limited to Bible translation. While Bible translation is a key component of their work, Pioneer Bible Translators’ mission and vision are much broader. The PBT team includes translators who… Continue reading Pioneer Bible Translators – Bridging the Bible Literacy Gap

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

Coreluv’s Calling to Orphaned Children

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WILLIS, TX – Mike Reiszner and his wife, Mandy, were living “the American ministry ideal.” Mike had held a secure position as a youth pastor in a vibrant, growing church in Houston for 10 years. Their future and the future of their youth ministry was bright and promising. Two things happened in 2009 that would… Continue reading Coreluv’s Calling to Orphaned Children

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

Gospel for Asia Brings Love to“The Least of These” During the Pandemic

Adrika receives a packet of grocery items from Pastor Puskar.

INDIA — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing those suffering unseen in the pandemic and how GFA workers are bringing them relief and aid and letting them know that they are seen and cared for in the midst of it all.  As… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Brings Love to“The Least of These” During the Pandemic

Gospel for Asia Extends ‘Boxes of Hope’ COVID-19 Food Relief

BOXES OF HOPE: Bishop Danny Yohannan of Wills Point-based ministry Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) and other local volunteers helped distribute USDA “Farmer to Families” food boxes to local families impacted by COVID-19 last month. GFA World will hold its next food drive Sat. Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at its campus at 1116 St. Thomas Way, Wills Point.

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing the upcoming food distribution facilitated by Gospel for Asia and Body of Life to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) and community volunteers are gearing up… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Extends ‘Boxes of Hope’ COVID-19 Food Relief

COVID-19 Redefines Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Service in Community

GFA worker gently offers meal to man suffering from malnourishment.

INDIA — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing how amid COVID-19 the staff at GFA’s Bridge of Hope centers work hard to provide the necessary food and sanitation items to neighbors in need. COVID-19 has upended the lives of many in Asia,… Continue reading COVID-19 Redefines Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Service in Community

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

Child Labor Rises During COVID Pandemic

BANGALORE, INDIA — According to a report by World Vision up to 8 million children have been pushed into child labor and begging due to the worldwide economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Following assessments carried out in 24 countries, the charity says at least 110 million children have gone hungry due to the… Continue reading Child Labor Rises During COVID Pandemic

Pandemic Anxiety – What Can We Do?

Are you confused about the COVID-19 pandemic? I am. It’s hard to know what to believe because even the “experts” and the highest-ranking officials don’t agree on where the virus came from, how it is transmitted, how to prevent its spread, or what can be done to eradicate it without creating harmful unintended consequences. I… Continue reading Pandemic Anxiety – What Can We Do?

Gospel for Asia Helping Those on the Outskirts

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: GFA workers prepare to distribute food to Nepali families.

ODISHA, INDIA — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing Gospel for Asia workers who are reaching out to those on the outskirts of society who are struggling for food and daily needs due to the pandemic. While government and charitable organizations have… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Helping Those on the Outskirts

Gospel for Asia Pastor Gripped by News Accounts, Sets Out to Help

GOA, INDIA — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing the Gospel for Asia pastor Toshan and his wife who heard of the struggles people were facing due to the coronavirus lockdowns and how they decided to help. Gospel for Asia pastor Toshan,… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Pastor Gripped by News Accounts, Sets Out to Help

GFA Bridge of Hope Centers Hear ‘I Thank God for Helping Us Through People Like You’

Bridge of Hope staff members in Bihar served hot food to 120 hungry people.

TAMIL NADU, INDIA — As their nation remained under lockdown, GFA Bridge of Hope centers in India couldn’t hold the classes and activities they normally would. However, they continued to bring much-needed help to students’ families and other members of their communities struggling for survival. With the approval of government authorities, Bridge of Hope staff… Continue reading GFA Bridge of Hope Centers Hear ‘I Thank God for Helping Us Through People Like You’

Ministries Help Hundreds of Families With COVID-19 Food Relief

BOXES OF HOPE: Bishop Danny Yohannan, left, of Wills Point-based ministry Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) and other local volunteers helped deliver food boxes to local families impacted by COVID-19 on Saturday. GFA World was joined by Christian nonprofit organization Body of Life.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) and Body of Life ministries gave away more than 1,000 boxes packed with fresh food items to needy local families impacted by COVID-19 on Saturday. The ministries organized the food drive, held at GFA World’s headquarters in Wills Point, to help families living in Van Zandt… Continue reading Ministries Help Hundreds of Families With COVID-19 Food Relief

Feeding Thousands in Persecuted Nations & the USA

CHARLOTTE, NC — CMM thanks partners who helped send thousands of dollars weekly the last two months for feeding starving brethren in many nations in Africa and Asia. CMM works closely with known, trusted, indigenous missionaries in 70 nations. We have known many of these dear friends for years in India, Nigeria and Pakistan are… Continue reading Feeding Thousands in Persecuted Nations & the USA

Toybox Charity Shares Stories of Street Kids in Lockdown

UK — Life was already desperate for street children across the world, but since the lockdown they have even less access to food and clean water to survive. To highlight their stories Christian charity Toybox posted a video from their partners, who asked children to document some of their lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The… Continue reading Toybox Charity Shares Stories of Street Kids in Lockdown

Gospel for Asia’s New ‘Don’t Mask Your Eyes’ Campaign Lifts Veil on ‘Injustice’ of Starving Migrants

WILLS POINT, TX — With starvation fueled by the COVID-19 crisis threatening thousands across South Asia, a leading mission agency has launched a new global movement — Don’t Mask Your Eyes — to draw attention to starving migrants and their families. “The face mask has become a symbol of our deeply troubled times,” said K.P.… Continue reading Gospel for Asia’s New ‘Don’t Mask Your Eyes’ Campaign Lifts Veil on ‘Injustice’ of Starving Migrants

KP Yohannan Talks COVID-19 with Kerby Anderson

DALLAS, TX – The Point of View radio talk show has been recognized as “America’s most popular call-in show” by Christianity Today magazine. The program, broadcasted nationally and hosted by Kerby Anderson, Penna Dexter and Kelly Shackelford, “provides biblical clarity, truth and content to restore a Christian worldview” to our culture. Gospel for Asia founder,… Continue reading KP Yohannan Talks COVID-19 with Kerby Anderson

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

Bright Hope Suggests Ways Churches Can Help the Poor During the Pandemic

Bright Hope is a 50-year-old ministry helping poor churches in developing countries.

Watered Gardens Help Poor in Southwest Missouri

JOPLIN, MO – Watered Gardens is a local, faith-based organization ministering to poverty-stricken people in Southwest Missouri. Many are homeless. Almost all feel hopeless. In fact, conversations with people living in extreme poverty, regardless of where in this world they live, reveal that neither homelessness nor nakedness nor hunger are the heaviest burdens they bear.… Continue reading Watered Gardens Help Poor in Southwest Missouri

Heifer International: Faithfully Feeding the Hungry for 76 Years

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Heifer International was born in 1944 in the heart of Dan West. Dan was a Midwest farmer, devout Christian, and member of the Church of the Brethren. He had returned from the Spanish Civil War with a burden to provide relief for the masses of hungry and starving refugee families. West… Continue reading Heifer International: Faithfully Feeding the Hungry for 76 Years

In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on the ugly truths of world hunger: “Scandal of Starvation” — world hunger is a long-term social and global crisis, directly or indirectly causing around 9 million deaths each year –… Continue reading In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

‘Scandal of Starvation’ Means 9 Million to Die in Coronavirus-Worsened Crisis Says Gospel for Asia

‘SCANDAL OF STARVATION:’ It’s estimated nine million people will die in a coronavirus-worsened hunger crisis this year, says a new report by Texas-based organization Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org). The report — The Scandal of Starvation in a World of Plenty — says $1 trillion worth of food will be thrown away in 2020. World Hunger Day is May 28.

WILLS POINT, TX — It’s estimated that nine million people will die in a coronavirus-worsened ‘scandal of starvation’ this year, according to a new report today marking World Hunger Day — an annual awareness event — on May 28.Yet astonishingly, families, restaurants and hospitals around the world will throw away $1 trillion worth of food… Continue reading ‘Scandal of Starvation’ Means 9 Million to Die in Coronavirus-Worsened Crisis Says Gospel for Asia

The Severity of Global Hunger 2020: Grim Facts & Tough Questions

WARNING: This article contains facts that are grim to grasp and difficult to digest (pardon the pun).Most Americans do not regard hunger as a problem, let alone understand the magnitude of its scope. If you really want to know about the severity of the global hunger – and if you are willing to do something… Continue reading The Severity of Global Hunger 2020: Grim Facts & Tough Questions

Musika Provides Potential for Poor Farmers in Zambia in Pandemic

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – the International Labor Organization cites Zambia as one of the five countries where more than half of all rural workers live below the poverty line. Just a few years ago, the average annual income for native Zambian farmers was the equivalent of $500. Aside from the sickness, isolation, and death resulting from… Continue reading Musika Provides Potential for Poor Farmers in Zambia in Pandemic

Amid Starvation Fears ‘World’s Biggest Lockdown’ Enters Critical Phase Says Gospel for Asia

GFA World’s humanitarian efforts continue as ‘commendable’ Indian prime minister extends COVID-19 stay-at-home orders; 1.3 billion people ‘in hands of God’ WILLS POINT, TX — The world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown has been extended — leaving more than a billion people in India on the edge of survival amid fears of mass starvation, mission agency Gospel… Continue reading Amid Starvation Fears ‘World’s Biggest Lockdown’ Enters Critical Phase Says Gospel for Asia

COVID-19: Why the Extreme Poor May Be the Hardest Hit

HOFFMAN ESTATES — Bright Hope publishes new, downloadable booklet for churches and Christ-followers to examine the COVID virus from an extreme poverty perspective. Food Security, health and hygiene, social distancing, and medical care are all vastly different for those living on less than $2.00 a day. The spread of the COVID-19 virus could have devastating… Continue reading COVID-19: Why the Extreme Poor May Be the Hardest Hit

Gospel for Asia Mobile ‘Free Store’ Aids Starving Families in Asia Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay-at-home Americans challenged to support coronavirus relief efforts WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based humanitarian group Gospel for Asia (GFA World, and its affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan is helping to sustain desperate families pushed to the brink of starvation as South Asia battles the deadly coronavirus. More than 5,000 cases… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Mobile ‘Free Store’ Aids Starving Families in Asia Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Crisis Aid International – Helping the Helpless

LOUIS, MO – The theme of Crisis Aid International is “Helping the Helpless.” But what does that mean? Well, it means different things to different people. The St. Louis-based FBO defines it as saving lives, saving souls, and changing futures. Founded in 2002 by Patrick Bradley, the organization offers a spectrum of programs that help… Continue reading Crisis Aid International – Helping the Helpless

What the World Poverty Clock is Telling Us

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – World poverty. It’s bad. We all know that. But how bad is it, really? Is it as pervasive as we imagine? Or is it worse? And how are we doing to achieve the Number 1 Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations to eradicate world poverty by 2030? Extreme poverty is defined… Continue reading What the World Poverty Clock is Telling Us

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

Gospel for Asia Canada: Serving the Community, Impacting the World

GFA World and Stoney Creek Foodbank: Canadian-based mission agency GFA World, www.gfa.ca events are hosted as an opportunity to help the local community. All the events are free, but suggestions to donate to the Foodbank are met with enthusiasm. Donations received at the Pumpkin and Fall Festivals combined amounted to $185 plus numerous food items.

STONEY CREEK, ON – Gospel for Asia Canada (GFA World) says that community events are an important part of our lives. They play a vital role in allowing us to serve our neighbors and build relationships within Stoney Creek and the surrounding area. The autumn season is especially filled with opportunities to serve, both on… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Canada: Serving the Community, Impacting the World

Feed My Starving Children

COON RAPIDS, MN – When I saw a headline in The Christian Post that 5,000 people from a church in New Jersey would spend December 6 & 7 packing one million meals for an annual Christmas Outreach, I had to reread it. As I was doing my usual fact-checking, I noticed that The Parsippany Patch… Continue reading Feed My Starving Children

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

Celebrating Light, Vanquishing Darkness – Yael Eckstein Opinion | CBN News

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, shares her thoughts on the close of 2019 as Christmas and Hanukkah coincide, the accomplishments made, all that still needs to be done, and the need to bring more of God’s light to so many who struggle in the darkness. Friends, it is the… Continue reading Celebrating Light, Vanquishing Darkness – Yael Eckstein Opinion | CBN News

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, www.gfa.org) 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… 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’

TeachBeyond Offers Transformational Education

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – TeachBeyond is all about transformation. In the early years following World War 2, Youth for Christ invited the Janz Brother Quartet to travel from their homes in Manitoba to participate in crusades in Germany. Those crusades envisioned sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ to transform a languishing, war-weary nation. In 1954,… Continue reading TeachBeyond Offers Transformational Education

When You Have No Place to Go | November 19: World Toilet Day

NEW YORK – On my first trip to a big city (several decades ago), I saw a sign in the front window of a home. The sign had two lines of large print. The first line said, “Rooms.” The second said, “to let.” In the naivety of my youth, I thought someone had either forgotten… Continue reading When You Have No Place to Go | November 19: World Toilet Day

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, www.gfa.org) – 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… 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