Beggar Child Left to Die

The man stared at the boy he had just run over with his vehicle. The child looked helpless, lying on the street, a bloody mess—so he fled and left the boy to die. Read more »

Child Laborer Struggles to Survive

Abandoned by his parents when he was a young child, 12-year-old Sihaam has been alone and living in the slum as long as he could remember. He has no knowledge of his parents’ whereabouts. All he has ever known is a life of working and begging in order to survive. Read more »

Abandoned Boy Finds Hope

After another long day at work, young Naveen walked back to his home just as he had done since the day he turned 10 years old. This time, however, his father wasn’t there. Read more »

Water Filter Leads to Son’s Healing

Netravati was one of 80 people who had gathered to receive a BioSand water filter from the local Gospel for Asia pastor, Balendu. Because water in South Asia is often unsafe to drink, water filters are highly necessary and valued. Although Netravati had primarily gone to the program with the hope of receiving a water filter, he found himself standing […] Read more »

Rejected by Family, Embraced by Church

The misunderstandings between Tajdar and his family members added to the stress that was already overwhelming him. The financial crisis Tajdar found himself in was too much to bear. As pressure mounted, he gradually lost the ability to think clearly. Three years later and far from his home, Tajdar was found crouched in the corner of a shed as rain […] Read more »

‘Whether in Happiness or Unhappiness’

Samidha did her best to supplement her husband’s income and provide for their two small children. She worked odd jobs like selling flowers in the local market, but this still didn’t provide much money to keep the family afloat. When Samidha began to suffer from intense stomachaches, there was nothing she could do to ease the pain. Her doctor told […] Read more »

Baby’s Health Failing, Parents Search for Answer

Dharuna and Salaj’s one-and-a-half-year-old son Havish had suffered from several sicknesses and health issues since birth. When Havish came down with pnemonia the second time, Dharuna and Salaj took him to the hospital for treatment. Instead of easing the pain in little Havish’s body, however, the treatments only increased it and caused his hands to start swelling because of the […] Read more »

One Week Changed Their Lives

When Gospel for Asia pastor Layak put together a week long Vacation Bible School program, this was the perfect opportunity for young Rashmi to experience teachings from the Bible and hear about the love of Jesus. Although she was from a home that was centered around one of Asia’s traditional religions, Rashmi happily danced and sang Christian songs with the […] Read more »

Widows Honored with Saris, Piglets, Water Filters on Widows’ Day

Dharani’s life became one of painful loneliness after her husband passed away. Her son and daughter both were married, but neither took care of her. Her neighbors disregarded her, too; she was completely alone and discouraged by how people treated her. However, when a group of Gospel for Asia missionaries visited her village on International Widows’ Day to distribute gifts […] Read more »

2013 Issue 2: Compelled by Love

Features: Compelled by Love Out of the Rubble On the Brink of Divorce   Departments: Conversations Our Community Resources Pray Profile Five Minutes With K.P. Read more »

Woman with flood relief

Compassion Services Team Serves 200 Families

After traveling 16 hours along treacherous roads, half of Pastor Baha Udeen’s 11-member Compassion Services team arrived June 26 to serve families in one of the areas hit hardest by the flooding in North India. While they waited for the second vehicle, which broke down due to the combination of steep climbs and a heavy load of supplies, team members […] Read more »

Bridge of Hope student

Learning to Speak

Unlike most 6-year-old boys, Vaanee couldn’t speak clearly, but his parents had big hopes for him anyway. Determined to give him an education, they sent him to a government school, which they believed would solve his problem and form him into perfection. But classroom learning didn’t help his speech impediment. Vaanee’s parents were farmers, and the family lived in a […] Read more »