Christmas gift bicycle

Relief on a Bicycle

Step … step … step … Every footstep wracked the man’s legs with pain. Step … step … step … Just a few more steps. Walking Everywhere Darin worked as a meter reader for a state electricity board. He was in charge of reading 2,500 meters every month in three different villages. However, there was a problem—the villages had no […] Read more »

Top of Church Building

In Need of Safe Haven

Pastor Anson looked at the people who had gathered. Huddled in a believer’s home, the room they were meeting in was becoming too cramped. This was not the first house they had met in. They needed a place more permanent—more spacious. A Great Need GFA-supported pastor Anson had been serving in this village for several years, and over time his […] Read more »

Boycotted Family Finds Peace

Panmoli tried to get the attention of a villager—Panmoli was struggling alone. A wall of isolation met him because envy and hatred kept anyone from talking to Panmoli and his family members. No one wanted anything to do with them. No matter how many pleas for help, silence was the only answer they recieved. Rumors Changed Everything Panmoli, his wife […] Read more »

An Introduction to the God of Miracles

GFA-supported pastor Ezra listened to the young woman, Miba, who had come to him for prayer. She had been abandoned by her husband after delivering her second child, but at that moment, it was her brother’s health crisis that weighed heaviest on her mind. Soon, Pastor Ezra was standing in Miba’s troubled home. Failing Kidneys, a Desire for Change When […] Read more »

Abandoned Woman Receives Sewing Machine

Saci was still carrying their first son in her womb when her husband left her—again. It was the second time he abandoned her, and now Saci had to raise their daughter and new baby boy as a single parent. Saci watched her children grow and mature under her parents’ roof, while her father suffered from asthma. Because of this, she […] Read more »

Widow Is No Longer Alone

Dazi wasn’t expecting company in her one room, thatched-roof home, but she welcomed three compassionate-looking women inside. Mahia, Subi and Pema introduced themselves, kindness gleaming from their eyes. The aged widow observed by the ladies’ form of dress that her guests, clad in white and gray, had come to serve. Dazi soon found out they were GFA-supported Sisters of Compassion. […] Read more »

Vegetables and a Church Steeple

Nela stopped in front of the beautiful church building, groceries in hand. She passed it every week on her way to the market. Her tired eyes admired the white pillars as she peered up at the cross silhouetted against the sky. The widowed mother of two grown children had paused there many other times to pray to her gods for […] Read more »

Husband’s Steadfast Example Leads Wife to Christ

Tanmayee’s amulets jingled as she turned the pages of her husband’s Bible. She was searching for answers. It was a mystery why her husband, Nathin, remained devoted to Jesus despite her urging to reject Him. He loves me, Tanmayee thought to herself, but is never willing to listen to me when I ask him to forsake Christ. These thoughts troubled […] Read more »

A Surprise Film

It was a hot, rainy day when a Gospel for Asia-supported film team, led by Aadit, traveled to a hidden village. Sweat trickled down their heads as they carried the heavy equipment on their shoulders through the narrow path leading to the village. They knew the hard work would be worth it for the villagers to hear of God’s love […] Read more »

The Answered Prayers of a Childless Woman

Hatisha had no one to rock to sleep at night. After five years of happy marriage, Hatisha and her husband, Mandan, remained childless. Everyone Hatisha knew said she was “bad luck” because she was barren. She was kept away from baby showers and even from being near people’s children. Hatisha lived in disgrace. Motherhood: An Unfulfilled Dream The pain of […] Read more »

Hope Is Born When Widows Meet

Kalinda had once lived happily among her family members and all who knew her. She was recognized throughout her village as a good lady who honored the elderly and loved the young ones. Life was normal and blissful for her hardworking husband and two growing sons. They worked side by side each day, tending to the needs of the family. […] Read more »

Januja’s Everlasting Gift

Januja, a broken and abused young woman met the Prince of Peace at just the right time. He came into her life, made her new and brought a gift of peace and joy into her world. She made a commitment to never let that gift go—a commitment that would be challenged by her own husband. Burdened by Domestic Abuse Januja […] Read more »

World AIDS Day rally

‘Know AIDS, No AIDS’

Each year on December 1, World AIDS Day, communities around the globe unite their focus against a worldwide threat: HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. According to UNAIDS, “36.7 million people globally were living with HIV in 2016.” They estimate 35 million people have died from the disease since the time HIV/AIDS was recognized as a global epidemic. Since its […] Read more »

Once Abused, Now Rewriting Her Story

Fear gripped Misha as her violent husband pointed a gun in her direction. The stench of alcohol was on his breath as anger arose out of his madness. Every day, Misha agonized in the abuse of her husband, the father of her children. “I felt like I was in a hell to stay with an abusive alcoholic husband,” she confessed. […] Read more »

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 »