A 65-year-old lady joyfully receives a winter blanket.

Earthquake Victims Receive Warm Blankets in Time for Winter

Gospel for Asia-supported pastor Utpal serves in a village in Nepal that was devastated by the earthquakes in April and May of 2015. Many homes were reduced to rubble, with precious belongings buried underneath the debris—including people’s winter clothes. Six months after the earthquakes, as winter approached, the people of this village struggled because they didn’t have the proper clothing […] Read more »

recipients of the gifts from a gift distribution for world leprosy day

Helping Leprosy Patients ‘Stay Alive’

World Leprosy Day is commemorated each year on the last Sunday of January. The aim of the observance day is to raise awareness about leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease) and its cure. For many Gospel for Asia-supported workers and pastors, the day is also an opportunity to show God’s love and care to people who are often marginalized by […] Read more »

man sharing gospel tracts in the winter

A Burning Passion in a Frozen Land

Sutram huddled in his home near their source of heat. Outside his house, freezing winds and frosty temperatures prevented the GFA-supported worker from ministering. Sutram earnestly desired to bring news of God’s love to those around him, but it was too cold to venture outdoors—much too cold. Struggles from the Past Sutram lived with his wife and two children in […] Read more »

Dayita is pictured with whole family

Gift of a Blanket Leaves Lasting Impact for Widow

After the death of her husband, Dayita and her children faced many challenges, especially when it came to finances. Without the presence or provision of her husband, Dayita carried grief and sorrow as her constant companions. When GFA-supported pastor Ansh met Dayita, the expression she wore moved him to compassion. Pastor Ansh and his wife often traveled through their village […] Read more »

Women Missionaries Teach Menstrual Hygiene in Gypsy Colony

As the women missionaries entered the gypsy colony, they could see garbage and waste strewn around and children playing in the filth. As they walked through the colony, their hearts were saddened to see the poor living conditions of the people. The sisters could see a few homes within the colony, but the majority of the people lived in makeshift […] Read more »

A Gift for a Paralyzed Man

Himmat couldn’t move. The 60-year-old man watched as his wife, Aarini, left their one-room house to go look for work because he couldn’t. Poverty afflicted the family their entire lives, but ever since Himmat became paralyzed, he and his wife suffered even more than they had before. Himmat’s three sons worked each day, but even though they lived with their […] Read more »

Protection from the Cold

This Christmas, many people living in the mountainous regions of Asia will not be protected from cold weather, as they have no winter clothing. But GFA-supported community development  initiatives, like Christmas gift distributions, hope to change the lives of many. The Gift of Warmth Through GFA’s Christmas Gift Catalog, people around the world have the opportunity to purchase various gifts […] Read more »

sweater and winter clothing for missionaries

Praying for a Warm Sweater

When we think of tools for telling people about God’s gift of His Son, sweaters, jackets and scarves are not normally the first items that come to mind. But those who serve in frigid mountain regions or chilly plains know firsthand how valuable and necessary winter clothing is for their ministry. When one area of Asia experienced an unusually cold […] Read more »

The Last Tragedy Ended in Hope

The Last Tragedy Ended in Hope

Death. Abandonment. Shame. These conspirators had imprisoned Win Nyunt’s life. She lived with a guilty heart that accused her of all her past mistakes and the decisions she had made that only seemed to lead to other bad decisions. When she endured a barrage of painful events in a span of less than 10 years, she thought all she had […] Read more »

Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services teams were able to provide flood relief to more than 2,000 people.

Floods Kill More Than 70 in India and Sri Lanka

Thousands of people are taking temporary shelter in the midst of heavy rainfall that has brought a surge of floodwaters to the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India, and the neighboring nation of Sri Lanka. More than 70 people have died in India, while 3 have died in Sri Lanka. Many areas have lost power, and people are […] Read more »

Slum Fire Destroys Homes

Slum Fire Destroys Homes

On Nov. 14, a house situated in a slum in Kolkata, West Bengal, caught fire. Because houses in slum areas are built close together, some sharing a wall, the fire spread quickly to the nearby houses. Around 20 homes belonging to Christians were destroyed. Thankfully, no one was injured as the flames turned their homes into ash. No news has […] Read more »

In one city in Myanmar, a landslide destroyed hundreds of homes.

Relief Teams Aid Devastated Communities

Heavy monsoon rains, intensified in some places by Cyclone Komen’s landfall in late July, flooded several regions of India and Myanmar, destroyed thousands of acres of crops, affected millions, left thousands homeless and killed hundreds. In Myanmar alone, more than 100 people perished. As affected regions struggle to rebuild, Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services teams are doing their best to […] Read more »

Alone No More

When Durjaya left for work one morning more than 20 years ago, Sahoj never expected it would be the last time she’d see her husband alive. Along with his regular job, Durjaya often trekked into the forest to collect firewood to support his family. It was one of these times, as he and two men were loading the wood onto […] 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 »