October 15, 2017

For those of us who love words—and for whom numbers are a kind of ugly stepbrother—the data, nevertheless, often speaks for itself. In some parts of India, for instance, the ratio of 1,000 men per 800 women is due to routine female murders through infanticide, gender-based abortion, the dowry system where some 10,000 women are murdered annually when they cannot provide the required capitol for marriage, or/and the lack of proper medical care. In 2013, mortality rates of Indian women… Read more

October 14, 2017

Do you know what is the single most effective method in cutting down the contraction and spreading of diseases? You do this every day. Hopefully more than once a day. It’s the simple, life-saving method of washing your hands! And you know what’s right around the corner? Global Handwashing Day . Oct. 15 is the day to raise awareness of how tremendously important washing hands is to saving lives. Many of us probably grew up in homes where our parents… Read more

October 13, 2017

It’s been impossible to escape any news relating to natural disasters recently. Hurricane Harvey flooded homes in the gulf coast of Texas. Hurricane Irma left thousands in Florida without power. Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico, with 83 percent of the island still without power and 36 percent currently without water. An earthquake in Mexico took the lives of 360 people and left thousands homeless. Fires are currently ravaging homes in California. Natural disasters happen. There’s no stopping them…. Read more

October 12, 2017

After moving to its new location in Wills Point, Texas, Gospel for Asia (GFA) adopted a two-mile stretch of a local highway and has spent a few days a year cleaning it up. Daniel Punnose, vice president of GFA, initiated adopting part of the highway. “Although we normally focus on Asia,” he said, “we wanted to contribute to the local community and show people practically that we genuinely care about Wills Point. We saw it as an opportunity to demonstrate… Read more

October 12, 2017

God is using Gospel for Asia-supported national workers and the prayers of people all over the world to transform communities through His love. Pastor Tamang has been serving the Lord since 2003. Throughout those years he’s experienced heartache in losing his wife, the devastation of a natural disaster and opposition from the ones he longs to serve. Yet through all this, he remains steadfast, depending on the power of prayer to help him overcome. A Widower in the Wake The… Read more

October 12, 2017

It was George Washington who issued the first presidential pardon way back in 1795. His action freed two rebels, who had led what history calls the Whiskey Rebellion, from the death sentence that the courts had handed down against them. Following our Civil War, Abraham Lincoln pardoned all but the very top Southern leaders, including thousands upon thousands of Confederate troops. In 1971 Richard Nixon used his pardon powers to grant clemency to the Teamsters’ president Jimmy Hoffa, who was serving a… Read more

October 11, 2017

Oct. 11 marks the International Day of the Girl Child. According to the United Nations, it’s a day meant to bring awareness to the “challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.” Worldwide, girls are more likely than boys to be illiterate, to experience higher levels of physical and sexual violence, and to be targeted for infanticide. Ruth, a Gospel for Asia-supported missionary, knew the struggles of being a girl since the day… Read more

October 10, 2017

Have you ever faced a winter emergency where the electricity in your home went out for three days and you had to wrap yourself in blankets to stay warm until the electric company restored power? Just imagine what would have happened to you if you didn’t have a blanket. Tragically, every year, millions of poor people across Asia face winter without heating, sufficient clothes or blankets to keep them warm. Mahaj, a 46-year-old man, lives in a remote farm village… Read more

October 6, 2017

What do you think the average pastor gets more of—compliments or complaints? Are you thinking about your answer? Again, does the normal man or woman in the clergy get more affirmation or criticism? Let’s make it more personal. Do you think your pastor receives more compliments or complaints? Can the scope of questioning be narrowed even more? Are your words about your minister more positive or negative? Do you recall talking recently with someone about your home church and its… Read more

October 6, 2017

Gospel for Asia, Wills Point, TX, USA Do you remember your elementary school days? Maybe they were some of the best years of your life. Maybe you played four square during recess and watched the Mickey Mouse Club in the afternoons. You probably never had to worry about money or paying the family bills. You probably didn’t wonder if you were going to eat that day. Three daily meals were most likely guaranteed, provided by your caring mother and father…. Read more

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