Mosquito net distribution held by believers eastern church

Mosquito Net Helps Free Man from Addiction

What began as a small indulgence slowly enveloped Baharupa’s life. The 55-year-old farmer and father of three felt pressured to drink the alcohol given to him at the many village-wide celebrations. But again and again, he ended up drunk. Even with his acquired addiction, Baharupa made sure to take care of his wife and sons, but there were some things […] Read more »

Couple with sewing machine

A Little Help in Life

Madchen wasn’t earning enough as a laborer. As hard as she tried, the mother of two couldn’t meet the needs of her family. Madchen struggled to provide for her sons and fix their home—all of which she did alone. Providing for Her Family Madchen’s husband had passed away years ago, leaving her to provide for their two sons alone. Whatever […] Read more »

Jamar struggled to provide for his wife and daughters

Medical Care Brought Near

Jamar and Evelyn were fortunate to be working. Income as a driver and schoolteacher kept their family of four floating above the extreme poverty line that so many of their neighbors were submerged under. The rural area where Jamar and his family lived was lush with tea plantations and family farms. The markets were filled with eggs, chicken and meat […] Read more »

Bhantri no longer has to be afraid of the mosquitos

A Defense Against Malaria

An old, tattered net is all that separated 71-year-old Bhranti from the mosquitoes buzzing outside her home. Any one of those pesky insects potentially carried a historically feared disease: malaria. Danger All Around Malaria killed more than 400,000 people worldwide in 2018.[1] The World Health Organization considers mosquito nets among the most important measures taken to combat malaria.[2] Insecticide-treated mosquito […] Read more »

Man pumps Jesus Well

Water the Chickens and Cows Can’t Ruin

A group of villagers huddled around a large hole, peering into the darkness. Feathers. Again. They let out a groan—not in grief over the dead chicken, although it was a loss for someone’s flock, but because it meant their well was contaminated. They gathered buckets and emptied the well late into the night. All that precious water wasted because of […] Read more »

Filtering Out Sickness

Keeva’s stomach pains would not go away. For a long period of time, 34-year-old Keeva had battled with acute stomachaches. The wife and mother of five knew exactly what the issue causing her pains was, but she couldn’t do anything about it. The Source of Sickness A single well was the only water source in the village. The dirty water […] Read more »

Couple receives bicycle and grass-cutting gear

No Longer Held Back

Cahel’s diagnosis came back: The 28-year-old man had type 1 diabetes., which requires patients to take insulin injections quite frequently—something Cahel could barely afford. Debilitating Disease Cahel lived with his wife, Abani, and their young son in one of Asia’s numerous slums. Before Cahel was diagnosed with diabetes, he worked as a factory laborer, earning enough to provide for his […] Read more »

Niket and Abia found more than just a ride home

The Best Motorcycle Ride of His Life

Niket gazed wearily up the road, hoping he wouldn’t have to wait much longer for an auto rickshaw to come along. It had been a long day, and he just wanted to get home. A few minutes later, he heard a motorcycle approaching. When the bike came closer, Niket saw the driver wore a bag slung across his shoulders and […] 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 »

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 »