Will malaria finally stop claiming innocent lives in this decade or this century? Maybe. Great strides are made every year toward infection prevention and disease cures. Still, since time immemorial, it remains one of the most stubborn diseases in the world. Malaria preventatives and cures work if the right medication is administered in time. That’s a blessing. A childhood vaccine that could protect against infection is finally on the horizon. Insecticides also attack the disease from the opposite direction by… Read more

Gospel for Asia (GFA World), Wills Point, Texas – A three-part tribute by GFA guest blogger Karen Mains to Mother Teresa (8-26-1910 to 9-5-1997), discussing her extraordinary life of service to the poorest of the poor. An Unreasonable Person In their book The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World, John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan quote from Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt… Read more

Gospel for Asia (GFA World), Wills Point, Texas – A three-part tribute by GFA guest blogger Karen Mains to Mother Teresa (8-26-1910 to 9-5-1997), discussing her extraordinary life of service to the poorest of the poor. Mother Teresa: The Journalist and the Nun I became acquainted with Mother Teresa’s ministry through the work of Malcolm Muggeridge, an English journalist and a Soviet apologist and self-declared atheist early in his career. Through the movie Something Beautiful for God and the book of… Read more

Gospel for Asia (GFA World), Wills Point, Texas – One young child’s journey from cowering in the corner. Day after day, night after night, the scene was all too familiar. Bijay would withdraw to a corner of his home in an attempt to avoid becoming the object of the venting of his father’s drunken rages. It is a scene that is common in many homes where the family lives in abject poverty, and there seems to be no hope for… Read more

Gospel for Asia (GFA World), Wills Point, Texas – A three-part tribute by GFA guest blogger Karen Mains to Mother Teresa (8-26-1910 to 9-5-1997), discussing her extraordinary life of service to the poorest of the poor. A Great Leader, a Great Struggle A well-known axiom exists regarding brilliant, insightful leaders: Their flaws are often as grand as their gifts. Those visionary earth-shakers who recognize their own weaknesses and compensate for them often achieve greater accomplishments than if they had refused… Read more

Is there anything in the world more precious than a baby who’s safe and sound in dreamland? Parents do everything they can to protect their children from harm. Unfortunately, some of the most dangerous risks are unavoidable without help. Many exist just because of where a family happens to live. Malaria is one such risk, and it has no respect for the age, fragility or innocence of a person. Malaria is no ordinary disease. You’ve heard of it, almost certainly…. Read more

Gospel for Asia (GFA World), Wills Point, TX – Discussing what motivates us to serve “the least of these”. Driven by a passion to serve people Jesus referred to as “the least of these,” in 1979, Dr. KP Yohannan led a group of prayer believers to establish Gospel for Asia with a vision to turn the passion into practice. Putting Our Passion into Practice to Serve the Least of These While millions of people in North America were consumed with… Read more

Gospel for Asia (GFA World), Wills Point, TX – Discussing miracles from the past and the present. Each of the Gospels shares examples of the many miracles that Jesus did during His earthly ministry 2,000 years ago. Many of them involved healing people when there was no other hope of healing. Though there are many accounts of Jesus offering healing to the blind, the lame and the deaf, John ends his Gospel account telling us that “Jesus did many other… Read more

Tens of thousands of young girls in Asia drop out of school every year. Half of them stop attending at the primary school level, and The Times of India says the number is rising. Several factors affect the likelihood of girls graduating. But the drinking water crisis remains a constant threat. According to the United Nations, women and girls in rural Asia bear the overwhelming majority of responsibilities for finding and carrying clean drinking water. It’s not a minor chore, not… Read more

Gospel for Asia (GFA World), Wills Point, TX – Discussing the Mission Support Team Ashley, serving with GFA since 2012, shares her experiences as a School of Discipleship student and then as a behind-the-scenes missionary in the Mission Support Team. Her life and journey with Jesus has grown through the encouragement of being involved in the Christ-centered, missions-focused community. I was only 18 years old when I decided to leave my home and family in Pennsylvania and come to Texas… Read more

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