Lwin’s New Source of Hope and Stability

Lwin was filled with grief upon hearing the news that would change his life forever. In that moment, he questioned everything he knew, including why he had lost everything. Would he ever find something to give him hope? Broken Relationships As a child, Lwin lived in a home filled with aggression and sadness. He would sit and watch as his […] Read more »

Rebellious Teen Discovers Psalms

Wandering through life, Romir ignored his Bible and sought pleasure and fulfilment the only way he knew how: avoiding responsibility. Still, the 16-year-old’s hunger for happiness was not appeased. Would his inner longing ever be satisfied? Without Direction At a young age, Romir began to fill his life with things that were bad for his emotional health, including unhealthy friendships […] Read more »

A Grandfather Witnesses God’

A Grandfather Witnesses God’s Mercy

Sabal, 55, had never accepted the love of Jesus. Even though his wife, Laboni, was Christian, Sabal remained loyal to his deities. It wasn’t until his grandson was in desperate need of healing that he began to reconsider everything he believed. Seeking Answers for Grandchild Sabal loved his grandson, Edhas. Because Sabal’s son and his family lived with him and […] 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 »

The Gift of Literacy and God’s Word

With pencils in hand and a hunger for knowledge, a new world of possibility opened to the 13 women, including Parmila, who had gathered to learn. They listened and observed as their pastor— and now teacher—taught them the meaning and sounds behind symbols they had always seen but never understood. A Global Need Nearly two thirds of the world’s illiterate […] Read more »

A Cure for Loneliness

“There is nobody to help me,” Maina said. “I have no strength.” Ladies from a Women’s Fellowship listened intently as Maina shared her hardships of being ill. Left Alone to Suffer A year had gone by since doctors told Maina that she had a tumor in her stomach. She did what she could to survive amid her pain, but Maina […] Read more »

Words She Couldn’t Forget

Eshana’s hands grasped the small booklet and flipped through the pages. She read the content eagerly. As she made her way through each printed word, Eshana felt Someone speaking to her heart. But at that moment, she didn’t understand Who it was. Life in the Tea Fields Eshana’s parents were very religious and practiced their traditional worship devoutly. They even […] Read more »

Two-year-old Left to Die

Tears of compassion rolled down Dayalu’s face. He saw her. The skinny, frail body of a little girl, no more than 2 years old, sitting alone near a thorny bush. Ants covered her. She cried out in pain as they bit her innocent, little face. Swooping her up in his fatherly arms, Dayalu took her home with him. She was […] Read more »

A Church Forced to Keep Quiet

Kitchen pots and utensils clatter as hurried hands shove them under the bed. Scurrying here and there, GFA-supported pastor Bandoni and his wife rearrange their home to prepare for Sunday morning service. After everyone fills the chairs set out along their room, Pastor Bandoni offers his bed as a place to sit. Some late comers peek in and turn around […] Read more »

Village Doctor Meets the Healer

Being the closest thing to a doctor that his village had, Aarav traveled from place to place giving medicine to his patients. There were always people in need of some remedy to cure their ailing health. But when Aarav began to have pain in his right hand, he had no medicine that could ease the discomfort. Aarav sought treatment from […] Read more »

Falling in Love and Gaining Christ

Tuhinsurra listened intently to the woman he loved. Her words soothed his peace-lacking heart and gave him much to think about. He learned Jesus died for him, even though he was living in sin. These beautiful, hope-filled words touched Tuhinsurra deeply as he looked into her dark eyes. Tuhinsurra was brought up in a very religious family. He attended the […] Read more »

A Longsuffering Friendship

Prayers saturated the hospital room. Fear fled at the sound of Latha’s voice, filled with strength and confident faith. Latha encouraged the young couple as she reminded them again to trust in God. Aarushi continued in labor; Latha’s words, words she once avoided and dreaded, seemed now to comfort her heart. Somehow, Latha’s prayers and steadfast faith gave Aarushi strength. […] Read more »

A Father’s Heart Trapped in a Bottle

Giri’s life was a picture of demolition. Day after day, from sun up to sun down, his life centered around buying and consuming alcohol. Giri’s cravings bound his working hands, causing him to neglect all of his responsibilities in the attempt to satisfy his addiction. His family’s basic needs like food, clothing and even schooling for his young sons, were […] Read more »

Mans mental illness healed through prayer to Jesus

Compassion Meets a Troubled Mind

Adway, a husband and father of three, was burdened with a disease of the mind, which resulted in his agony, suffering and uncontrollable physical outbursts. When the disease first took hold of Adway, he sought medical help and eventually recovered after various treatments. But within five years, the disease and all of its symptoms returned to wreak havoc on Adway […] Read more »

Alcoholic man learns about Jesus

‘What Difference Will Jesus Make?’

“My father is an alcoholic. Whenever he drinks alcohol, he becomes an angry and hateful person. He beats my mother almost every day. My family is going through a terrible time. He never loves or cares about us.” This was the hopeless situation of a 10-year-old girl named Lalasa. She lived with her parents and four siblings in heartache and […] Read more »