October 17, 2017

With our headlines screaming about one disaster after another—fires in the California hills, hurricanes, flooding, drought and warming seas rising—and with the increasing incidents of gun violence here in the States and of terrorism activating itself in the Middle East, the near East and in Europe, it is easy to forget there is good news happening beyond this barrage of warnings, distress signals and red flags flying. One of the great news notices a majority of people have missed is… Read more

October 17, 2017

Manjira’s face lit up when she saw the Gospel for Asia-supported pastor. It had been only a few days since their last meeting where he had given her—and many others like her—a gift she couldn’t afford: a blanket. “I don’t have enough blankets to keep my children warm in winter,” the 32-year-old woman expressed. “But your church has given me a beautiful and large size blanket that helps us sleep peacefully. I am very much thankful to your church.” Like… Read more

October 16, 2017

After a long day’s work, you are probably ready for a hearty dinner, a refreshing drink and maybe even a hot shower. Perhaps you have a book propped open on your table to enjoy before you curl up on your comfortable bed for a good night’s sleep. But for more than 10 percent of mankind, these luxuries are far beyond reach. That is why, 25 years ago, the UN declared Oct. 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of… Read more

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

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