Advancing the Gospel in the Age of Modern Media

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BURBANK, CA – It took a book written in 1986 to awaken Christians to the need for a new approach to foreign missions. That book was Revolution in World Missions. As Great Britain and colonizing countries began granting wholesale independence to former members of their commonwealths, those nations were forming a new wave of nationalism… Continue reading Advancing the Gospel in the Age of Modern Media

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

Experience Glimpses of Gospel for Asia’s Ministry on YouTube

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing Gospel for Asia’s ministry as seen through eight videos on YouTube. Forty-one years ago, the Lord began answering the prayers of a young man from India, his wife and a few Christian… Continue reading Experience Glimpses of Gospel for Asia’s Ministry on YouTube

Bethany Christian Services Prepares for a Revolution in International Adoptions

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Bethany Christian Services has been watching a trend that is leading them to revolutionize their approach to international adoptions. What they have witnessed and what they have foreseen is very similar to what the author of Revolution in World Missions, K.P. Yohannan, did nearly 40 years ago. Yohannan recognized the value… Continue reading Bethany Christian Services Prepares for a Revolution in International Adoptions

Helping the Helpless in Asia During COVID-19 Pandemic, Reports Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and its affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, reports on relief efforts to COVID-19 in Asia. India’s population exceeds 1.3 billion people. Within the nation, 470 million workers are currently restricted from moving about under directions to isolate in place. The Raw… Continue reading Helping the Helpless in Asia During COVID-19 Pandemic, Reports Gospel for Asia

Gospel for Asia Reports on the Coronavirus in Sri Lanka

Nurses wearing facemasks cross a road as they push a trolley filled with leaflets outside the entrance of Sri Lanka’s Infectious Diseases Hospital near Colombo on March 17, 2020. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi / AFP via EconomyNext.com

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, joined the ranks of the many nations battling the deadly coronavirus on January 26th, when the first COVID-19 case was officially reported. The 25,000 square mile island in the Indian Ocean, just off the southern tip of India, is home to approximately 21.6 million people—whom… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Reports on the Coronavirus in Sri Lanka

Gospel for Asia-Supported Churches in Coronavirus Janata Curfew Lockdown

WILLS POINT, TX – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed the nation of India under a 21-day Janata (all people) curfew to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic among the country’s 1.3 billion residents. He announced the nationwide lockdown on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Although the number of reported cases and deaths due to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia-Supported Churches in Coronavirus Janata Curfew Lockdown

Gospel for Asia: 10 Things You Should Know About Leprosy

WILLS POINT, TX – Indigenous Gospel for Asia-supported workers are accustomed to facing the effects of leprosy on the people of South Asia. Leprosy is one of the most devastating diseases in the world. It is one of the oldest diagnosed illnesses without a protocol for prevention. Four million people living in tropical regions currently… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: 10 Things You Should Know About Leprosy

An Amazing Story from The Timothy Initiative

RALEIGH, NC – The Timothy Initiative (TTI) began as a small, faith-based, church-planting organization. Its original name clearly identified the group’s original vision: Project India. Within its first year of operation, the project had trained more than 3,000 church planters. By 2011, 7,000 had completed the training using TTI’s own 10-volume curriculum. Having changed its… Continue reading An Amazing Story from The Timothy Initiative

Gospel for Asia Aids and Assists on World AIDS Day

ASIA – Gospel for Asia’s (GFA) ministry partners continued their tradition of educating and assisting people in Asia about the pervasive problem of HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day. GFA-supported workers use the annual December 1 day of observation as an opportunity to make people aware of the dangerous disease and to minister to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Aids and Assists on World AIDS Day

7 Reminders About the 10/40 Window

WILLS POINT, TX – The primary ministry of Gospel for Asia and numerous similar efforts are focused on a portion of what has become known as “The 10/40 Window.” A recent article published by Advancing Native Missions, “What Is the 10/ 40 Window and Why Is it Important,” prompted this writer that it is time… Continue reading 7 Reminders About the 10/40 Window

Getting to Know Gospel Fellowship Association Missions

GREENVILLE, SC – The Gospel Fellowship Association (GFA) commissioned its first 12 missionaries in February 1963. The original 12 served in Chile, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Sweden. Today GFA has more than 270 missionaries serving in 38 countries. The Gospel Fellowship Association was established in December of 1939 by the founder of Bob Jones… Continue reading Getting to Know Gospel Fellowship Association Missions

Tribal Chiefs in Ghana Coming to Christ

ACCRA – The office of a tribal chief is so embedded in Ghana’s culture that “most Ghanaians today cannot imagine a community without a chief.” In fact, in Accra, the nation’s capital, 95 percent of the residents would not favor abolition of the office of tribal chief.A study conducted by Sage Journals described the village… Continue reading Tribal Chiefs in Ghana Coming to Christ

Francis Chan Announces Plan to Fish in Asia

AZUSA, CA – What came as a shock to those who heard his announcement made perfect sense to Francis Chan. He revealed at a chapel service at Azusa Pacific University that he and his family plan to move to Asia in February 2020. The pastor, author, and in-demand Christian leader and speaker shared how the… Continue reading Francis Chan Announces Plan to Fish in Asia

Africa Inland Mission: Reckless Obedience Since 1895

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The reckless obedience of the Christians involved in the outreach ministry of Africa Inland Mission (AIM) may have grown out of the passion of its founder, Peter Cameron Scott. He had the vision to establish a network of mission stations from the southeastern coast of Africa all the way to Lake… Continue reading Africa Inland Mission: Reckless Obedience Since 1895

Demand for Newly Translated Bibles Prompts Wycliffe to Step up Printing Systems for Underground Churches

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, says the demand for Bibles has dramatically increased—especially in the Middle East. In areas where Christianity is a minority religion and Christians risk persecution, even death, Wycliffe Associates’ Print On Demand… Continue reading Demand for Newly Translated Bibles Prompts Wycliffe to Step up Printing Systems for Underground Churches

Wycliffe Associates Expand to ‘Impossible Places’ with Translation Projects in 450 New Languages

ORLANDO, FL —Wycliffe Associates, an international organization involving people in the advancement of Bible translation, is ready to begin translation projects in 450 new languages in some of the world’s most isolated regions, including places where Christianity is a crime and the Bible is banned. “We can now expand national Bible translation into places where… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Expand to ‘Impossible Places’ with Translation Projects in 450 New Languages

Baptist Mid-Missions Celebrates 100 Years

CLEVELAND – Baptist Mid-Missions (BMM) began celebrating 100 years of faithful service at a gathering at the agency’s Ministry Training Center on October 15. Staff, missionaries, pastors, and friends of the ministry mark the organization’s annual birthdays on the World Day of Prayer. The 2019 World Day of Prayer marked the 99th birthday of BMM.… Continue reading Baptist Mid-Missions Celebrates 100 Years

The Surge Project Debuts 360-Degree Experience to Take Viewers on a Virtual Missions Trip Around the World

DALLAS — The Surge Project, a global church planting initiative founded by Larry Stockstill, today released The World Missions Experience (http://missionsexperience.com) – a one-of-a-kind, immersive, 360-degree, virtual film that will allow users to experience missions around the world. “Not many believers get to travel abroad to personally experience how God is transforming lives around the… Continue reading The Surge Project Debuts 360-Degree Experience to Take Viewers on a Virtual Missions Trip Around the World

A Christian Missions Report Card: You Decide

WILLS POINT, TX – Progress cannot be measured without data and evaluation. Imagine how surprised some students are when they enter the working world where they think they won’t have to worry about bringing home a report card. They soon find that report cards are not something they have left in their past. Instead, report… Continue reading A Christian Missions Report Card: You Decide

Bicycle Campaign by Gospel for Asia Spurs Compassion on Wheels

LOVE ON WHEELS: Faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) aims to aid compassion workers with bicycles so that more villages in Asia can have a compassion worker come to their village. Go to www.gfa.org/press/bicycles to join in.

Faith-based Agency Helps Bring Christ’s Love into Far-flung Villages, www.gfa.org/press/bicycles WILLS POINT, TX — Aiming to bring “compassion on wheels” into more remote villages in Asia, faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today announced the launch of a new bicycle campaign. In August and September – a period when many Americans enjoy taking their… Continue reading Bicycle Campaign by Gospel for Asia Spurs Compassion on Wheels

Gospel for Asia: There Is So Much More Yet to Do

WILLS POINT – Dr. K.P. Yohannan and the staff of Gospel for Asia (GFA) celebrated God’s faithfulness on the 40th anniversary of its founding on July 3. After four decades of accomplishments beyond expectations in ministry or any other successful endeavor, many would accept their laurels then rest upon them, satisfied that their task is… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: There Is So Much More Yet to Do

Marking 40 Years of ‘Revolution’ in Missions, Gospel for Asia Eyes Future Ministry Growth

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) — a Christian movement that launched a “revolution in world missions” — celebrates its 40th anniversary on July 3, with its founder proclaiming “we can’t slow down, there is so much more yet to do.” The Texas-based ministry is “celebrating God’s faithfulness” over the past four… Continue reading Marking 40 Years of ‘Revolution’ in Missions, Gospel for Asia Eyes Future Ministry Growth

It Took a Miracle to Reach the Unreachable

ORLANDO, FL – Reaching the unreached is a core mission of hundreds of faith-based organizations. Doing so is often a formidable task and requires a steadfast trust that the Lord has not left us to do it alone. He makes a way; He guides along the way; He protects as we walk in the way.… Continue reading It Took a Miracle to Reach the Unreachable

Frontiers – Reaching the Unengaged

PHOENIX, AZ – Several things make Frontiers unique among foreign missions agencies. One of those is the catalyst that led Greg Livingstone to begin the ministry in 1982. He was already heavily involved in missions, but the agency for which he worked confronted him with, “Greg, you must stop recruiting; we’re full. We’re getting swamped… Continue reading Frontiers – Reaching the Unengaged

5 Ways Faith-Based Organizations Help Meet People’s Needs in South Asia

WILLS POINT, TEXAS – Gospel for Asia (GFA) has been a leader in ministering to “the least of these”—the millions of people living in abject poverty in Asia—for nearly 40 years. Dr. K.P. Yohannan’s, GFA founder, ground-breaking book Revolution in World Missions accurately foretold the need for a dramatic change of methodology for what was then… Continue reading 5 Ways Faith-Based Organizations Help Meet People’s Needs in South Asia

Digital Technology The Next Revolution in World Missions

WILLS POINT – When K.P. Yohannan originally published the now classic Revolution in World Missions, he discussed the coming change that would radically transform the established norms of missionary work. Missionaries would no longer be sent out to foreign countries where they had to learn a new language and live in cultures they did not… Continue reading Digital Technology The Next Revolution in World Missions

Forgotten Missionaries International | Missions Box Spotlight

Forgotten Missionaries International: Building partnerships to empower indigenous church plantersThis is the second article in our new “Spotlight” series that homes in on our primary intent of “Connecting the Church in the West to news of what God is doing through nonprofits around the world.” This article shines the Spotlight on Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI),… Continue reading Forgotten Missionaries International | Missions Box Spotlight

Is the Global Talent Crisis a New Opportunity to Share the Gospel?

ATLANTA – The good news is that Jesus Christ has come to seek and to save the lost. Each and every follower of Jesus has been commissioned by Him to continue sharing all that He taught so that unreached people will see His great love and come to God the Father through Him. (See Matthew… Continue reading Is the Global Talent Crisis a New Opportunity to Share the Gospel?

Controversial ‘Third Wave Missions’ Book Marks Major Four-Million-Copy Milestone

Gospel for Asia founder KP Yohannan’s “Revolution in World Missions” has helped spark growth of indigenous-Christian-worker movement. WILLS POINT, Texas—A book first met with controversy but now widely credited with helping change the face of modern missions is marking a major milestone—more than four million copies in print. Since it was published in 1986, Dr.… Continue reading Controversial ‘Third Wave Missions’ Book Marks Major Four-Million-Copy Milestone

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“The challenge of Asia cries out to us. The enemies of the cross abound, but none of them can stand against us as we move out in the authority and power of Jesus’ love.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions

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“God gives some people more than they need so that they can be channels of blessing to others. God desires equity between His people on a worldwide basis. That is why the early church had no poverty.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~  

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“The lesson is obvious. True missionaries concentrate on doing the work of Mark 16:15 rather than operating social-welfare programs. True missionaries serve the message of Christ, not the institutions of the church.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~

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“Many of the crisis problems which are considered disasters in the United States would only be normal, everyday living conditions in most of Asia.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~

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“The only weapon that will ever effectively win the war against disease, hunger, injustice, and poverty in Asia is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~    

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“God did not shower such great blessing on this nation for the Christians to live in extravagance, in self-indulgence, and in spiritual weakness.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~  

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“God is reaching the lost not through programs but through individuals whose lives are so committed to Him that He uses them as vessels to anoint a lost world.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~  

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“We must understand that when it comes to nations in which Western missionaries are no longer able to do church planting as past eras allowed, the priority must then be to support efforts of indigenous mission works through financial aid and intercessory prayer.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~  

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If all of your concern is about your own life, your job, your clothes, your children’s good clothes, healthy bodies, a good education, a good job and marriage, then your concerns are no different from someone who is lost in Bhutan, Myanmar, or India. ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions ~  

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“The situation in world missions is depressing only when you think of it in terms of 19th-century Western colonialism. But, praise God, the indigenous missionary movement is growing, ready today to complete the task.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions

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“God always chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. He shows His might only on the behalf of those who trust in Him. Humility is the place where all Christian service begins.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions ~