Getting to Know the ‘Crazy’ Woman

Pastor Surin noticed a woman sitting among the congregation as he led the Sunday worship service—the same woman who had been wandering around the village for some time. She was crazy, people said. Now, for the second week in a row, she had come to Pastor Surin’s church. He decided he needed to meet her. Unraveling a Painful Story As […] Read more »

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Mother’s Spark of Faith Leads to Miraculous Healing

Sickness plagued the village. Too many lives had been lost already, and as Jany mourned the loss of her husband, she feared she would also lose her daughter. The villagers did not know the cause or the cure, but they knew something had to be done to fight the mysterious illness. When the doctor was unable to provide a medicinal […] Read more »

depressed man now finds new hope in Christ

Rescuers on a Bus

Utsang sat atop the bus and ordered the driver to stop. The other passengers stared at Utsang while he shook uncontrollably. Then they jumped to his aid when he tried to kill himself. Something was terribly wrong. Unexplainable Depression One year earlier, Utsang had said goodbye to his wife, Sreva, in their remote village and moved to a large city […] Read more »

Leprosy patient finds healing in Jesus

Diseased Hands Now Praise the Lord

Biju loved his peaceful life in the rural farmland of his family. He grew up devoted to the traditional gods of former generations and passed on this heritage to his three children. His family was not rich, but they were happy. Biju’s peaceful life was marred when he started to notice an odd feeling in his fingers. He ignored the […] Read more »

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God’s Hand on a Pastor’s Son

Gayesh stood up and looked around at the people who had gathered to celebrate his decision to follow Christ. Many events in the past few years had paved the way for this day, but even so, this occasion marked just the beginning of his journey with Jesus. Young Boy Talks to God Seven years earlier, Gayesh’s family’s faith was limited […] Read more »

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Mysterious Illness Drives Nurse to Divine Healing

Anisa spent years caring for sick people, helping them in their time of need. Now that it was her turn, she was alone with no one to turn to. Eighty-year-old Anisa spent her youth in the medical field. She trained in a nursing program and worked in a hospital for several years. Now, in her waning years, all her medical […] 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 »

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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 »

Young girl loses home and family for God

Fervent Prayers Bring Girl Home

Sabitha, 16, burned with curiosity to hear more about Jesus. The truth that God loved her was almost impossible for the teenager to believe. A seed of faith sprouted in her heart. Sabitha knew that GFA-supported pastor Ajoy, who first told her about Jesus, held a prayer meeting every day at her friend’s house. She could go there to hear […] Read more »

Kandhara got free treatment through a medical camp

No Money for Medicine

Enough was enough, the laborers decided. Kandhara’s fellow tea laborers began protesting their working conditions and low pay. As the days turned into weeks and months, the protests continued—which meant no pay for any of the workers, including Kandhara. Limited Resources Kandhara and her husband worked hard, but their combined income was only enough to feed them and their two […] Read more »

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Son’s Healing Strengthens Mother’s Faith

When her son became sick, Anushka took him to the doctor and then praised the Lord when he recovered. When her boy fell ill again, this time with a more daunting prognosis, Anushka’s faith was tested. Could God—would God—heal her son again? Plagued by Sickness It almost seemed easy when Fajar, the younger of Anushka’s two sons, became sick initially. […] Read more »

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God Supernaturally Heals Man’s Throat

If anyone were to ask Kalapi if God really answers prayer, this grateful man would most likely give a resounding, “Yes!” and then share his story of how God healed his throat. For some time, Kalapi suffered from a swollen throat. It wasn’t swollen in the sense that he had a sore throat, signifying the onset of a cold or […] Read more »

pastor prays for healing over sick man

Missionary’s Miraculous Life of Ministry

Growing up, Pastor Haatim knew about Jesus, but it wasn’t until he attended a local Christian school that he began to know Jesus as an intimate friend. After school, he attended Bible college. While a student, Pastor Haatim asked God where he should live and minister upon graduation. Through a series of events including a vision and a dream, God […] Read more »

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The Weight of the World

When Paden turned 12, his life drastically changed. His father passed away, leaving Paden, his mother and his two younger siblings all alone. The responsibility of caring for the family fell to Paden. His childhood was over. The Man of the House After the passing of his father, Paden shouldered the burden of providing for his family. Leaving school, Paden […] Read more »

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Chasing Happiness, Finding Love

Childhood for Kerensa in a rural village in Asia was normal. Following in her parents’ footsteps, the young girl adhered to traditional rites and rituals. For prosperity and blessings in life, Kerensa was taught to perform sacrifices and donate money to local shrines. This was their life, and it was peaceful. Until one day when it wasn’t. Changed for Life […] Read more »