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.

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 »

Restored by the God Who Gave Her Breath

A baby girl gasped her first breath of air. As people held Maisie’s tiny body on the day of her birth, no one knew that the day would come when she would be violently abused by her husband. No one knew when that little breath of air entered the world that the day would eventually come when Maisie would long […] Read more »

Women Missionaries Teach Menstrual Hygiene in Gypsy Colony

As the women missionaries entered the gypsy colony, they could see garbage and waste strewn around and children playing in the filth. As they walked through the colony, their hearts were saddened to see the poor living conditions of the people. The sisters could see a few homes within the colony, but the majority of the people lived in makeshift […] 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 »

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 »

Pakshi and the Mountain Village

Pakshi set out on an arduous journey with one thing in mind: displaying Christ’s love. Her destination was a remote village in the mountains. The dangers of the wild did not deter her from remaining steadfast, but would the people she’d meet receive her? Dangers of the Wild In 2010, Pakshi, leader of a Women’s Fellowship team, learned about an […] Read more »

Peace That Surpasses Sadness

Overcome by sadness, Mayra held no hope for her future. As a widowed mother of three, she was torn between leaving this world and staying with her children. Would anything come into her life to keep her going? Stripped of Joy Mayra spent her childhood in an area of Asia where child marriage was commonly practiced. In her youth, Mayra […] Read more »

A Fellowship of Compassion

Having a child often brings joy to the lives of most who are expecting. The months preceding a baby’s arrival may be filled with shopping, birthing classes, painting rooms and other things to prepare for life with a new little one around. For 25-year-old Ganitha, however, this was not the case. Ganitha’s pregnancy brought an illness that would overtake her […] Read more »

Literacy Training Leads to Healing

How does a women’s literacy program result in physical healing? For Ragi, learning to read and write was not the only benefit of attending an adult literacy class. What she found was something that no doctor could offer. Literacy Class Effects Positive Change GFA-supported women missionaries offer many services to the communities they serve in. A group of women missionaries, […] Read more »