National Missionary

Through Gospel for Asia supported national missionaries, thousands of villages are hearing of Jesus’ name for the first time, and experiencing His love. But for these Good News bearers, life is not always easy.

The lord heals more than just our physical needs.

Samuel Finds Healing in Body, Soul and Spirit

Samuel was at the end of his rope. He couldn’t believe he was facing illness yet again. Why was this happening to him? Why did he have to endure more physical suffering? Even his friends were taunting him, saying it was his fault for not worshiping the native gods as fer vently as he once did. He had nowhere to […] Read more »

The gift of a warm blanket is a life-changing gift for many.

A Widow’s Fight Against the Cold

Sleep eluded Sabela. Every time the 48-year-old widow almost drifted off, the cold wind sliced through her home, rousing her. She couldn’t afford warm clothing or a blanket, and her relatives certainly wouldn’t help her. No matter how many articles of old, threadbare clothing she put on, they proved insufficient to stave off winter’s frigid air. The Struggle of a […] Read more »

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Conference Refreshes GFA Workers in Wake of Earthquake Relief

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through Kathmandu, the capitol city of Nepal, on April 25, 2015, it sent deadly tremors through neighboring countries. Dozens of aftershocks followed, including one of 7.3 magnitude only 17 days later, on May 12, swelling the number of dead and injured. People living in Kathmandu were left shaken; thousands had perished, tens of thousands […] Read more »

GFA's christmas gifts help provide income generating gifts for people in need

Illness, Poverty Lose Their Hold on Praying Family

For five long years, Kayan languished, suffering from an unknown illness that confined her to her bed. As she lay helpless, her and her husband Darsh’s financial situation plummeted, and the family found poverty knocking at their door. Kayan’s desolate physical state left her family struggling to meet basic needs and wondering if they had been cursed. Dwindling Funds, Dwindling […] Read more »

The tangible gift of a bicycle helped Shakurah (not pictured) trust that the Lord sees her needs and cares for her.

Bicycle Builds Teen’s Faith

Shakurah neared the school on the outskirts of her village. Fatigued from her long walk, she slipped into the classroom, late again. She may have avoided her teacher’s glare, but she would not be able to avoid punishment. Poverty Taints Teen’s Heart Sixteen-year old Shakurah grew up in a Christian home with godly parents, but life wasn’t easy. Her father […] Read more »

bridge of hope student now has hope for the future

Bridge of Hope Helps Girl Rekindle Hope for Her Future

Rachana, 14, had made up her mind: She would quit school to work and help support her parents and brother. She knew it was the right thing to do; her family needed the extra income to survive. Besides, her parents could no longer afford to purchase the notebooks and pencils she needed for school anyway. She had dreamed of becoming […] Read more »

God found met this widow where she was even when she searched elsewhere

Looking for Peace in All the Wrong Places

Samai and her husband were blessed with three sons and two daughters. Her two daughters were well married; Samai was in good health; her needs were met; and life went along smoothly. That was before tragedy struck and her world spiraled out of control. What little peace she held was stripped from her grasp. Tragedy’s Devastating Blow One evening, the […] Read more »

This boy has hope now thanks to the gifts from GFA

On the Right ‘Tract’

Seventeen-year-old Sandun lived with his family in a small village on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. His father, Pasindu, a fisherman, worked hard to provide for his family. Sandun felt very lucky: His family had everything they needed; his father didn’t smoke or drink alcohol like many of the other fishermen; and he and his siblings were getting a […] Read more »

Gunav and his mother now have hope for a better life and found peace in the love of Christ

Man Chooses to Fight Addiction with God’s Word

When Gunav was just a young boy, his father passed away. The family was left without a head of the home, and Gunav was left without a father’s guidance. Consequences of Poor Choices As he grew older, Gunav fell into bad company. He turned to drinking, which later led him to a drug addiction. Though Gunav’s mother, Aaja, had believed […] Read more »

Physical and spiritual healing took place in their lives and now this couple happily serve the Lord

One Couple’s Journey from Disaster to Deliverance

In December 2004, a tsunami struck Navodya and Vimukthi’s village in Sri Lanka, destroying their home and all of their possessions and forcing them to live in a refugee camp for a few years. Eventually they were able to move into a government-owned apartment complex for tsunami survivors. Vimukthi and Navodya rarely left their apartment: Vimukthi was ill much of […] Read more »

widow experiences God's love through GFA pastor

Knowing She Is Loved at Last

Kinnari’s alcoholic and belligerent husband, Mahvandad, had just passed away from liver damage. The couple had no children and no relatives nearby; at 59-years-old, Kinnari was alone. No Love in Their Marriage GFA pastor Brirar had met with Kinnari and Mahvandad several times the three years before Mahvandad passed away, seeking to bring harmony and peace to their marriage, but […] Read more »

family can now read and write thanks to literacy programs

Literacy Classes Introduce Family to Jesus

Karpoor watched as dozens of his fellow tea garden workers plucked leaves under the blazing sun. The 40-year-old father of five saw, scattered amongst the verdant bushes, children of various ages working alongside their parents. Too poor to afford school, their children ran around the village or helped pick tea leaves. But Karpoor wanted more for his children; he wanted […] Read more »

This couple pictured with a chicken like they donated along with funds for the conference.

Ears to Hear: A Father’s Journey to Active Faith

For Huna and his family, attending church was little more than a ritual. They attended inconsistently for seven years, but they did not allow the words they heard to penetrate beyond their ears and influence their actions. Huna as much more devoted to gambling; he hungered for quick riches. This addiction caused him to neglect his family and sometimes even […] Read more »

Man praying

Prayer Unlocks Abundant Blessings for Key Maker

Talak, 45, operated his own roadside business as a key maker, but for it to be successful, he had to overcome a mound of difficulties. In Asia, making keys can provide a decent income. However, with no guiding regulations in the industry, it is up to each individual key maker to display integrity and discern whether a potential customer is […] Read more »

In remote villages, radio may be the only chance people have to hear about Christ.

Tuning in to Hope

It was a day like any other for Kaneila. She completed her household tasks, attended to her children’s needs and did what she could to prepare for her husband’s return home from working in the Philippines. As she settled in to listen to her radio, she was drawn by the message of Bishop Antonius Mor Eusebius on a GFA radio […] Read more »