My Heart Broke Into a Million Pieces When I Heard Their Stories

Last week, I had the privilege to visit the girls’ home and boys’ home that Gospel for Asia supports in Delhi, India. The children who live here, most of whom are orphans, were brought in after being rescued from living on the street. They are cared for physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. Whenever possible, the social workers try to find their parents and reunite them. For those who are orphans, the children’s home becomes their permanent home and… Read...

I Was Glad When PM Narendra Modi Began His Swachh Bharat Campaign

Imagine a scenario with me. Today, as you are going about your early morning routine, you feel the need to relieve yourself. You wait until the sun comes up and then you go and knock on your neighbor’s door. Once they answer, the two of you venture quietly and carefully to a safe place outside where you can answer nature’s call. This is the most dangerous part of your day. This situation sounds strange, I know. But imagine if there… Read...

Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan: The Most Common Reason We Are Intolerant Is Our Deep-Seated Pride

Today is November 16, the International Day for Tolerance. This day is set aside to acknowledge that the diversity of the world’s many castes, creeds, religions, people groups and cultures is not a reason for hate, but rather these differences are a means to stretch us and grow us to value ways of life different than what we know. We don’t naturally see the world through the eyes of our fellow man, but through our own. Our own experience, traditions… Read...

Who Cares for Us in Our Deserts of Adversity?

When we look at what happened in Sutherland Springs, Texas, this week, we are still trying to wrap our minds around it. It’s so difficult to comprehend. It is being called the worst mass shooting in Texas. The number of children, even babies, who were killed is just agonizing. We cannot really bring ourselves to the place of fully entering into this tragedy. Even just reading the news reports and interviews has changed us and left a mark on our… Read...

Let Us Pray for Everyone Suffering in Sutherland Springs Texas

I am overseas right now so it was early Monday morning when I opened my phone and saw that 26 were feared dead in a shooting in a small Texas country church. It is such devastating news. It shocked me to no end—the killing of so many precious people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. I just went numb. All I could do was kneel down and pray for the victims and their families. Let us all keep praying for these precious… Read...

Pray For Those Facing Great Danger for Sharing God’s Love

Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). It’s an opportunity for us as believers to remember the millions of Christians around the world who are persecuted for Christ. This January, Jeremy Weber of Christianity Today wrote, “For the third year in a row, the modern persecution of Christians worldwide has hit another record high.” Based on what God’s Word says regarding the times leading up to Christ’s return, we know persecution will only increase. When… Read...