Several thousand Bridge of Hope children in cold climates receive warm winter clothing every year, one of the many benefits for youths supported through GFA’s Bridge of Hope Program. Similarly, many GFA-supported missionaries receive winter clothing as people give gifts through our Christmas Gift Catalog. We praise God for every gift!

February 2018 • Vol. 14, No. 2

A Warm Reminder of Christ’s Love

In many areas, it is still a very cold winter. There are many living in severe conditions without proper clothing or blankets to protect them from the harsh elements. This discomfort is expressly felt especially during those seemingly unending chilly nights. Faithful GFA partners like you are making a difference in the lives of men and women who could never afford to buy cozy winter gear for themselves.

In their own words, here are a few testimonies of how God used a simple blanket or jacket to demonstrate His love and compassion.

Meet Gangol, who desires to serve the Lord as a missionary. He received a blanket while studying in seminary and said, “I was feeling cold in the early morning, but I didn’t have any money to buy warm clothes. But I kept on in prayer, and this is the answer of my prayer. God fulfilled my need. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Lord Jesus Christ.”

GFA-supported woman missionary Abhisar said, “It’s a real help in the time of my need. It was hard for me [in this city] to face the winter. But … I received woollen sweaters, cap, socks and a shawl. When I look back to my home, it’s difficult to express the situation of my parents. Of course they are my parents, but for them, it was not possible to extend such help for me. My parents are farmers, but they are living in a very pathetic condition. I had nothing when I reached here, but today, I am happy to get all of these things, and I love to grow in the presence of God, who provides all my needs.”

Meet a grateful mother of a Bridge of Hope child who said after her child received a jacket, “In the severe cold [here] many children are dying daily on the street. But thank God for such a dream for children, to make the unprivileged children’s futures better.”

Aahna, a Bible College student, said, “I am grateful to God who blessed me with brand-new warm clothes. It was difficult for me to face the winter [here]. Today the Lord has given me a good quality warm dress so, from the bottom of my heart, I would love to say … thank you, thank you and, once again, thank you for your love and care.”