God found met this widow where she was even when she searched elsewhere

Looking for Peace in All the Wrong Places

Samai and her husband were blessed with three sons and two daughters. Her two daughters were well married; Samai was in good health; her needs were met; and life went along smoothly. That was before tragedy struck and her world spiraled out of control. What little peace she held was stripped from her grasp. Tragedy’s Devastating Blow One evening, the […] Read more »

This boy has hope now thanks to the gifts from GFA

On the Right ‘Tract’

Seventeen-year-old Sandun lived with his family in a small village on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. His father, Pasindu, a fisherman, worked hard to provide for his family. Sandun felt very lucky: His family had everything they needed; his father didn’t smoke or drink alcohol like many of the other fishermen; and he and his siblings were getting a […] Read more »

Bridge of Hope graduate is now a teacher

Saved from Child Marriage by Bridge of Hope Staff

As 13-year-old Krupa approached her family home, she became confused. People flocked around. Why were there so many? Who were they? Spotting her mother, Krupa inquired about the crowd. But her mother dodged the question. Just follow any instruction you might receive, she said. Krupa’s confusion gave way to fear when she realized her parents were preparing her wedding. Not […] Read more »

Gunav and his mother now have hope for a better life and found peace in the love of Christ

Man Chooses to Fight Addiction with God’s Word

When Gunav was just a young boy, his father passed away. The family was left without a head of the home, and Gunav was left without a father’s guidance. Consequences of Poor Choices As he grew older, Gunav fell into bad company. He turned to drinking, which later led him to a drug addiction. Though Gunav’s mother, Aaja, had believed […] Read more »

Physical and spiritual healing took place in their lives and now this couple happily serve the Lord

One Couple’s Journey from Disaster to Deliverance

In December 2004, a tsunami struck Navodya and Vimukthi’s village in Sri Lanka, destroying their home and all of their possessions and forcing them to live in a refugee camp for a few years. Eventually they were able to move into a government-owned apartment complex for tsunami survivors. Vimukthi and Navodya rarely left their apartment: Vimukthi was ill much of […] Read more »

widow experiences God's love through GFA pastor

Knowing She Is Loved at Last

Kinnari’s alcoholic and belligerent husband, Mahvandad, had just passed away from liver damage. The couple had no children and no relatives nearby; at 59-years-old, Kinnari was alone. No Love in Their Marriage GFA pastor Brirar had met with Kinnari and Mahvandad several times the three years before Mahvandad passed away, seeking to bring harmony and peace to their marriage, but […] Read more »

family can now read and write thanks to literacy programs

Literacy Classes Introduce Family to Jesus

Karpoor watched as dozens of his fellow tea garden workers plucked leaves under the blazing sun. The 40-year-old father of five saw, scattered amongst the verdant bushes, children of various ages working alongside their parents. Too poor to afford school, their children ran around the village or helped pick tea leaves. But Karpoor wanted more for his children; he wanted […] Read more »

This couple pictured with a chicken like they donated along with funds for the conference.

Ears to Hear: A Father’s Journey to Active Faith

For Huna and his family, attending church was little more than a ritual. They attended inconsistently for seven years, but they did not allow the words they heard to penetrate beyond their ears and influence their actions. Huna as much more devoted to gambling; he hungered for quick riches. This addiction caused him to neglect his family and sometimes even […] Read more »