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 »

World Toilet Day: Providing Hygiene and Dignity for All

World Toilet Day, a movement organized and backed by the United Nations, aims to bring awareness to the lack of basic sanitation and hygiene in the world. The World Health Organization and UNICEF reported in 2015 that, worldwide, 2.4 billion people lacked rudimentary sanitation facilities. With little to no access to any form of facilities, these people are forced to […] Read more »

From Unsuccessful Sacrifices to Meaningful Praises

Bindal watched as his parents bought another animal sacrifice for an annual festival. His heart was troubled, because he knew their money was limited. Bindal knew the significance of these blessings, but he worried for his parents’ financial security. He wondered if there was a way out of this life. A Life of No Peace Bindal lived with his parents, […] Read more »

Happy about Mosquito Net

Mosquito Nets Bring Life to Recipients

Pastor Ojayit walked through the villages that he ministered in, stopping to talk with residents specifically about one thing: if they had been affected by malaria and needed mosquito nets. Through his time serving in this region, Pastor Ojayit had noticed people falling sick with the disease and was saddened by how many people had been affected. So he decided […] Read more »

Cows are very useful for families in Asia. This woman and Karnam both received cows and had greater hope for their families’ future.

Christmas Gift Fertilizes Field, Brings Immediate Income

Mooing, baaing and snorting abounded at the exciting event held by Gospel for Asia-supported pastor Sajjan. It was a Christmas gift distribution! Fourty-year-old Karnam stepped up to receive his gift—a gift that blessed his five children and wife more than he ever would have dreamed. A Difficult but Faithful Life Karnam worked hard, but his family struggled to maintain a […] Read more »

income-generating animals for the poor in Asia

Praying for a Piggy

Chameli knelt in prayer. Like she had done before, she asked the Lord to provide a piglet for her family. Some may think it an unusual request for a wife and mother to make, but Chameli knew pigs are income-generating animals. Owning one would be a tremendous help for her struggling family, and she dreamed of raising pigs to supplement […] 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 »

A Gift for a Father

Nadish rode his bicycle rickshaw past a crowd of people looking for rides. He needed the money. But instead of stopping to pick up a customer, he steered his bike to its parking spot. He handed over a portion of his hard-earned wages to the rickshaw’s owner and walked home. His rental time was fixed, and no matter how many […] 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 »

Sewing Machine Paves Way for a Brighter Future After Pigs Die

Sewing Machine Paves Way for a Brighter Future After Pigs Die

Pramiti wandered into the forest. The responsibilities of caring for her aged father and her own burning desire to finish college weighed on her young shoulders. As she plucked fruit to later sell in the market, she knew the fruit of her labor was simply not enough to meet all her needs. The Needs of a Student Pramiti supported her […] Read more »

Riding Toward the Future

Paramita’s friends whizzed past her on their bicycles as she trekked the long four-mile journey to school. She longed to have a bike of her own so she could arrive to school on time, but every weekday morning, Paramita had to walk. She was often exposed to the harsher elements of weather. When it rained, her school books would get […] Read more »

A Toilet Gives Widow Dignity

Pastor Jaiwant saw the struggles Mayil went through to provide for her family. She needed help and support, but society shunned her instead. Pastor Jaiwant knew how difficult everyday life was, especially because Mayil’s family lacked a proper toilet facility. Too poor to build a toilet, they resorted to using the open tea fields where they lived, often awaking early […] Read more »

Discovering the God Who Cares About Bug Bites

Flies and mosquitoes buzzed around sleeping bodies. The stagnant water near Lavenia’s communal hut provided a prime breeding ground for insects. In the morning the sleepers awoke to find their hair and clothes askew from the night’s rest and new, irritating bug bites forming on their unwashed skin. Poverty-stricken Widow Lavenia was a widow. After her husband died, she and […] Read more »

Rabbits Provide Groceries

Around 50 families gathered. Tattered clothes and the effects of a hard life marred their appearances. For most, poverty was all they knew and all they imagined their lives would look like. But today would mark a change, a new beginning. The means to ease the sting of want and hunger of each family came as a gift in the […] Read more »

Sanitation, Safety and the Savior

  As the cement walls of the small frame came up, excitement swirled among the neighbors. With enthusiasm and joy, Mae told those who gathered about their new toilet. Seeing the Need and Meeting it GFA-supported pastor Vikranta was Mae’s pastor. He had the joy of nurturing and watching her and her husband, Reuel, grow in the Lord and learn […] Read more »