ANS Vision and Mission

(ANS) – Assist News Service was founded by Dan Wooding to inform, educate, and inspire readers about what God is doing in today’s world.  Assist News is also a voice for the persecuted church and mobilizes Christian believers to pray and intervene on their behalf. Dan Wooding, a former tabloid journalist in London, has made it his life’s purpose to be a voice for the persecuted church.  He passed away in 2020, but the work of ANS is carried on by his son Peter and Mark Ellis at

Our Vision

We aspire to inspire and encourage our readers with relevant, truthful, and biblical stories and news.

Our Mission

To inform and mobilize the Christian public to pray for and act on behalf of the persecuted church and those less fortunate around the world.  Our team of writers provides stories that involve Christian believers in all aspects of culture around the world.

From a backstage film set in Hollywood to a remote village in India, Assist News brings you stories that do not usually get publicized by other media outlets. We are thankful for your support as our team consists of “media missionaries” and ANS depends on the generous support of fellow believers to bring these stories to the media.

We are grateful that we can continue to bring these stories without charge.  Our partner Mercy Projects in Murrieta, California handles the support and provides tax-deductible receipts for all donations.