Women's Ministry

Life is not easy for the women of Asia, but there are dedicated Gospel for Asia supported women missionaries who reach into the lives of hurting women and bring them from despair to the Hope of Jesus.

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 »

Couple with sewing machine

A Little Help in Life

Madchen wasn’t earning enough as a laborer. As hard as she tried, the mother of two couldn’t meet the needs of her family. Madchen struggled to provide for her sons and fix their home—all of which she did alone. Providing for Her Family Madchen’s husband had passed away years ago, leaving her to provide for their two sons alone. Whatever […] Read more »

Bodhi now knows how to read and write

Village Learns to Value Education

Kuvira, Sabeena, Aamaal and Binita walked along the dirt road flanked by lush landscape that seemed to embrace them, inviting the four ladies to continue down to the village nestled near the river that flowed just beyond. As the women stepped into the village, however, the welcome feeling vanished. An Unwelcome Entrance The GFA-supported Sisters of Compassion team, clad in […] Read more »

Matali and the sisters of compassion

Dreams of Motherhood Resurrected

Matali’s hand unconsciously lingered over her flat belly, and tears that were eager to be her morning companion sprang up. Two white saris flitted by outside, catching Matali’s eye. She pushed back her dark thoughts and opened her door to follow the women she watched every day. Miscarriage’s Many Visits to Matali Matali had arrived in this village two years […] Read more »

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Concerned Believer Prays for Dying Widow

Carina watched her neighbor Sahana walk down the road to clean yet another house. Sahana’s frail frame hardly looked capable of helping in someone’s home, yet the determined—and desperate—young woman pushed herself to wash dishes, sweep and tidy up six or seven homes every day. Sahana had married at 13 years old, brought two children into the world and kept […] Read more »

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One Woman’s Journey from Abuse to Love

Life for Fena was difficult to say the least. In a recent report by the World Health Organization, researchers found that 35 percent of women around the world have been subjected to violence at the hands of an intimate partner, either physically and/or sexually. Fena fell among that 35 percent. Fena often suffered at the hands of her drunken husband, […] 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 »

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 »

woman with cows

The Many Blessings of a Cow

A dilemma lay before Rajvi and her husband, Parash: either sell their cows—a significant part of their livelihood—or endure sicknesses without medicine. Ultimately, Rajvi and Parash sold their cows, but the consequences of that decision would haunt them for years to come. A Family in Need Rajvi and Parash lived as farmers along with their four young children in a […] Read more »

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Kidnapped Girl Finds God’s Grace

Since 2012, the world has celebrated International Day of the Girl Child on October 11. According to the United Nations General Assembly, the day was established to shine a spotlight on “the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.” For far too many girls in the world, the […] Read more »

Woman learning to read and write

Mother’s Lifelong Dreams of an Education Become Reality

“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” While GFA-supported Sisters of Compassion don’t teach villagers how to fish, they do teach them something quite necessary to thrive in life: how to read and write. For one mother, this old proverb stands true as the sisters’ lessons are […] Read more »

Sampat, bedridden for years, walks again after prayers of Gospel for Asia's Women's Fellowship.

Bedridden Man Walks Again

God sent Prama and her Women’s Fellowship team to Sampat’s village at a moment of despair for Sampat’s family—his life was about to be extinguished. Sampat, a model son, was everything his parents hoped he would be. At 23 years old, he worked hard as a shop -keeper to help his father support the family. Sampat’s job kept food on […] Read more »

Japa was born mute. He lost his mother at one year old. His desperate father did not know how to help him. Hope entered their lives through the prayers of a Gospel for Asia supported Women's Fellowship.

Mute Boy Reclaims Voice

Clapping, stomping and cheerful singing filled the Sunday school room. Children in brightly colored clothes moved together as Sunday school teachers led them in the motions to their favorite praise songs. Little Japa, only 5 years old, clapped and danced with the other children. But when the songs ended, it became clear again that something was wrong with Japa. When […] Read more »

Woman Afflicted With Leprosy Learns to Read and Write

Literacy Spells L-O-V-E for Woman with Leprosy

At 64 years old, learning to read and write was a dream come true for Kaavya. The double curse of leprosy and illiteracy had set her life on a path of rejection and loneliness. Kaavya first felt the weight of this curse when, as a little girl, her father contracted leprosy—a curable disease that still carries a stigma in many […] Read more »

Rejected Wife Meets the God of Miracles

A group of women visited the sick, hurting and broken inside the walls of the local hospital. The ladies, who were from a church led by a GFA-supported pastor, wanted to share the experience of comfort and love they all knew in Christ. As they prayed and encouraged the hospital patients, they met a lady named Haaniya. A Sorrowful Story […] Read more »