A Toilet Brought Them Dignity

Piya was just one widow among the 2.4 billion people in the world who lack access to adequate sanitation. The only time Piya and her children were able to venture out to use the outdoors for their toilet purposes was early in the morning before sunrise or after the sun set. They didn’t feel comfortable going out in broad daylight—there […] Read more »

Sewing Machine Unlocks Survival

The hum of the sewing machines filled the tailoring shop where Jash worked. Even though that sound meant work, which meant income, which should’ve meant being able to provide for his family, Jash knew the money he earned was barely paying for his family’s housing fees and the transportation for his job. Though Jash worked hard, his employer never offered […] Read more »

God's Word has transformed many lives in Asia.

God’s Word Changes Teenage Alcoholic’s Reputation

Pretvan had a reputation of being a dangerous man—and he was only a youth. Pretvan had dropped out of school, failing to make it past the eighth grade, and started drinking alcohol with friends. The teenager quickly became a dangerous addict, often starting trouble with other villagers. Even his friends grew frightened of him, thinking he would hurt them. His […] Read more »

God uses Gospel literature to touch hearts.

Wonder-working Power in the Blood

Throughout the day, 43 people passed through the cluster of clinic chairs sitting in a park to donate blood. Among them was Bhe, a man in his 30s donning worn-out clothes, unpolished shoes and ragged hair. Nearby churches led by Gospel for Asia-supported pastors had partnered with the local Red Cross Society to host the blood drive. When someone asked […] Read more »

Finding Shelter in Christ

The small hut’s bamboo poles supported a thin plastic roof that attempted to provide shelter for the family sleeping fitfully beneath its cover. It failed. Rain dripped steadily through the poorly constructed layers to land on thin blankets below. The waters penetrated the fabric, chilling the form of a man whose sun-darkened skin gave evidence of a lifetime of hard […] Read more »

Blessings in the Night

Fog lay across the streets, and temperatures were quickly dropping. Motorists were advised to avoid driving, especially during the night. Some people didn’t have a place to stay or a way to keep warm; they had no choice but to endure the extreme weather alone. With temperatures at 23 degrees Fahrenheit, work came to an end for many laborers, and […] Read more »

Pastor Chandan felt burdened to help Lalitchandra. Because someone gave a gift through GFA’s Christmas Gift Catalog, Pastor Chandan could give Lalitchandra a pair of ewe lambs for Christmas.

Lambs Lift His Burdens

Lalitchandra knew he needed to get up. He had to provide for his family somehow, they needed his help to get out of their poverty. But as he contemplated going to search for work, his hand started aching unbearably. He couldn’t even drag himself out of bed. Almost overnight, Lalitchandra went from being the family’s provider to the family’s burden. […] Read more »

Pastor Keertan prayed for their wellbeing and, through Gospel for Asia’s Christmas gift distribution, gave them a blanket.

A Blanket to Warm Their Hearts

Winter raged outside the small home, knocking at every side and plowing through any cracks it could find. It didn’t have to look hard. A cold dread had already descended on the inhabitants of this meager dwelling, filling their hearts with apprehension and uncertainty. Inside, a 9-year-old boy lay quietly while his mother, Arushi, looked on. Her little Aayushmaan had […] Read more »

Bibles

Previously Unreached Village Now Growing in God’s Love

For countless years, the men and women of a village in Bangladesh worshiped the traditional gods and goddesses of their religion. Day and night, the villagers prayed to their deities, not knowing any other way of life. One day a man came to share about the God of the Bible, whom the men and women had never heard of before. […] Read more »

Gospel literature

Calling on a Dead Man

After five years of typhoid, the magician on a TV commercial seemed as good a bet as any for healing. Seva had seen multiple doctors, but tests didn’t even show that she was sick, so Seva and her family paid the magician’s fee. Unfortunately, he couldn’t cure the typhoid either. Seva turned to her father-in-law, Raivath, who was a witch […] Read more »

Temporary Church Building

Full Healing and a Sturdy Ceiling

Kalith and his forefathers had a deal: He worshiped them with sacrifices of goats, pigs and chickens, and they kept him from harm. So when Kalith started experiencing severe stomach pain, he couldn’t figure out why his forefathers didn’t heal him. Kalith and his family performed the regular rituals and sacrifices as he tried medicine after medicine, but the illness […] Read more »

Church building construction

No Reason to Quit, No Reason to Return

After years of holding prayer meetings in his house, Gospel for Asia pastor Chitral and his congregation were getting a church building, and with the Lord’s help, they had hired one of the best construction engineers in the city to work on it. Ihit was famous for his quick, quality work. Every project he put his hand to was a […] Read more »

National missionary with bicycle

Ending His Three-Hour Commute

It wouldn’t be a shock if Gospel for Asia pastor Jaiwant was worn out by his job leading three fellowships and sharing Christ in surrounding villages. One of the fellowships was an hour away, and another was three hours. When Jaiwant traveled, there was only one way of transportation: by foot. Jaiwant had enrolled in Bible college shortly after embracing […] Read more »

Unexpected Pastor in an Accidental Mission Field

Kalap isn’t what most people think of when asked to describe the pastor of a thriving church; he stammers painfully, whether speaking to individuals or a crowd. When he first arrived in the village where he now ministers, the zealous residents met him with fierce hostility. Fortunately, Pastor Kalap didn’t put too much stock in first impressions. Instead of giving […] Read more »

‘Love Gives Care’

Huddled in the cold at an old bus station, Paavai heard someone approaching and prepared to be chased away. She didn’t have anywhere else to go, but she knew the rule of the area: Beggars, like her, weren’t allowed to stay in the streets—even if chasing them away only meant moving them somewhere else. To her surprise, however, Paavai looked […] Read more »