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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Anja found peace after attending a Christmas service

Christmas Program Helps Woman Find Peace

A play on words has become a popular quote: “No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.” For Anja, this is more than a saying; it is a statement of truth. During a Christmas program at a church led by a GFA-supported pastor, Anja learned about the One who brings the peace her family so desperately needed. Anja lived with […] 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 »

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 »

pastor shares with villagers

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 »

GFA Film ministry shows Jesus film

Villagers Enjoy an Evening of Films

During a hot summer night, neighbors gathered as if at a drive-in movie, minus the cars. The audience sat captivated for the next 4 hours and 40 minutes. Some of the villagers would learn lessons of historical importance—and some of their lives would never be the same. Villagers Welcomed Earlier, GFA-supported worker Deepak had lugged his equipment to this neighboring […] Read more »

missionaries receive gift of new bicycles

Bicycles Lift Burdens

Limited. That’s how Pastor Jachin felt. The members of his congregation live in several different villages that were some distance from his church. Whenever a believer was sick or in need of prayer, Pastor Jachin tried to be there. There was one problem, however: He had no personal form of transportation. Taking the public bus was costly, and it took […] 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 »