Hope for an Over-worked Mom

Theeran and Aatmaja fell in love. Aatmaja came from a poor family, but they married anyway, much to the displeasure of Theeran’s parents. Though they faced opposition from their family members, they began to live a happy life together. Soon they had a beautiful little girl and named her Vahini. Everything looked picture perfect. Perfect … until alcohol entered the […] Read more »

When a Fever Breaks

Eight-year-old Aahva sat strangely silent among nine other children from the slum who had gathered for Sunday School. His unusual behavior didn’t go unnoticed by the GFA-supported Sisters of Compassion. When they asked Aahva what was wrong, he complained of a headache. They felt his forehead and quickly found it was aflame. The sisters tenderly prayed for him and sent […] Read more »

Discovering the God Who Cares About Bug Bites

Flies and mosquitoes buzzed around sleeping bodies. The stagnant water near Lavenia’s communal hut provided a prime breeding ground for insects. In the morning the sleepers awoke to find their hair and clothes askew from the night’s rest and new, irritating bug bites forming on their unwashed skin. Poverty-stricken Widow Lavenia was a widow. After her husband died, she and […] Read more »

A Church Forced to Keep Quiet

Kitchen pots and utensils clatter as hurried hands shove them under the bed. Scurrying here and there, GFA-supported pastor Bandoni and his wife rearrange their home to prepare for Sunday morning service. After everyone fills the chairs set out along their room, Pastor Bandoni offers his bed as a place to sit. Some late comers peek in and turn around […] Read more »