Woman Afflicted With Leprosy Learns to Read and Write

Literacy Spells L-O-V-E for Woman with Leprosy

At 64 years old, learning to read and write was a dream come true for Kaavya. The double curse of leprosy and illiteracy had set her life on a path of rejection and loneliness. Kaavya first felt the weight of this curse when, as a little girl, her father contracted leprosy—a curable disease that still carries a stigma in many […] Read more »

Christmas gift bicycle

Relief on a Bicycle

Step … step … step … Every footstep wracked the man’s legs with pain. Step … step … step … Just a few more steps. Walking Everywhere Darin worked as a meter reader for a state electricity board. He was in charge of reading 2,500 meters every month in three different villages. However, there was a problem—the villages had no […] Read more »

The Gift that Keeps Giving—a Decade Later

Pratul never imagined how radically his life would change because of a cow. When Pratul received a cow at a Christmas gift distribution organized by GFA-supported pastor Dayal almost 10 years ago, he was a poor farmer unable to feed his family every day. Working hard all day raising crops and not being able to sit down to a complete […] Read more »

Armor in the Battle Against Bitter Cold

Pasha pulled the heavy knit of her newly gifted sweater down over her torso. The other two women of Pasha’s film team were also bundled in cozy sweaters. Insulated from the winter chill, the women maneuvered the film equipment in a well-rehearsed and orchestrated dance of poles, sheets and electronics in preparation for a movie showing. The three-woman film team […] Read more »

Rejected Wife Meets the God of Miracles

A group of women visited the sick, hurting and broken inside the walls of the local hospital. The ladies, who were from a church led by a GFA-supported pastor, wanted to share the experience of comfort and love they all knew in Christ. As they prayed and encouraged the hospital patients, they met a lady named Haaniya. A Sorrowful Story […] Read more »