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 »

happy man smiles with goat

How a Goat Brings Blessing

What benefits do goats possess? Many, as a matter of fact. Just one goat can provide milk to sell or drink, and its offspring can be sold for extra money. One goat is all it can take to lift a family out of poverty; one goat is all it took to bless Shahryar and his family. A Struggling Family Shahryar […] Read more »

Woman with goat

A Mother in Need

Sanoja could take no more. Throughout the past year, her husband had constantly berated, abused and tormented her—all for going to church. Even their young son, who was the result of much prayer and fasting, was not spared her husband’s anger. Finally, Sanoja had enough; she fled, taking her young son with her. The Plight of a Mother For nearly […] 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 »

Family in front of new outdoor toilet

A Toilet Brings Unexpected Blessings

While some may ask for a new bicycle or the latest iPhone for Christmas, others wish simply for a toilet. For one family living in a remote village, the gift of a new sanitation facility from a GFA-supported worker opened the door for them to receive Jesus, the greatest gift ever given. The Needs of a Family Laal and his […] 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 »

woman with cows

The Many Blessings of a Cow

A dilemma lay before Rajvi and her husband, Parash: either sell their cows—a significant part of their livelihood—or endure sicknesses without medicine. Ultimately, Rajvi and Parash sold their cows, but the consequences of that decision would haunt them for years to come. A Family in Need Rajvi and Parash lived as farmers along with their four young children in a […] Read more »

Believers gather in front of new church building

Believers Rejoice over New Church Buildings

In six short days, God chose to answer the prayers of three groups of believers with a resounding yes. Each group had been praying for a place of worship to gather in for times of prayer, adoration and learning from the local pastor. One December, around Christmastime, these groups of believers received incredible gifts as their new places of worship […] Read more »

Woman with sewing machine

Family’s Provision Comes Dressed as a Sewing Machine

Every day, Harjap and Farrukh would leave the home they rented to look for work. Whatever job they found that day would, quite literally, provide for their family’s daily bread. Though they worked hard, some days there was simply no work available, which caused severe financial strain on the family. Other days they found work, but it required them to […] Read more »

Gospel for Asia, World Malaria Day

Mosquitoes Out, God’s Love In

What do steamy jungles, dense forests or bustling cities of Asia have in common? The world’s most annoying and sometimes dangerous insect: the mosquito. Where Prevention Is Essential Mosquitoes can act as vectors (carriers) of diseases. Zika virus, West Nile virus and dengue are among a few transmitted, but the most prevalent is malaria. According to the World Health Organization, […] Read more »

Gospel for Asia-supported national missionary

Bicycling Toward a Brighter Future

Each morning, Aarush walked almost four miles to school. As the oldest child in the family, it was important for him to continue his education. If there was any hope for him to help his impoverished family or create a new future for himself, he had to get to school. Aarush, the son of a daily laborer, grew up on […] Read more »

Surprised with Hope

Euna could not believe her eyes. The gift the GFA-supported pastor held in his hands would change her life for the better. With tears of joy, she happily accepted the piglet, carefully taking it from Pastor Rasik. An Answered Prayer For Euna, this piglet provided the extra income she needed to help her and her son survive. When Euna’s husband […] Read more »

Peace Dwells Where Turmoil Once Lived

A home provides peace and security for any family—at least it should. For Harmya, her house was a danger to her and her children. Family in Chaos Harmya’s husband passed away some years ago from tuberculosis, leaving the mother to take care of four children. The widow struggled to provide for her children’s needs. She relied on loans and gifts […] Read more »

Christmas Chickens Help Buy a Fish Farm

Parbeen looked around his farm after a hard day of work. His eyes scanned the fish ponds full of stock, and he could hear his cow mooing in its shed and his chickens clucking in their coop. He felt God’s loving hand on his life as he took care of what He had entrusted him with. The poverty he once […] 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 »