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Hard-working Mom Gains Second Chance

At age 34, Pival had a husband and five children, but she was missing something that most people gain during childhood. With her days spent laboring tirelessly in the fields to provide for her family, it seemed she was too busy to learn something new.But when two GFA-supported Sisters of Compassion told her they were teaching literacy classes for women, the words tumbled out.“I do n ...

New Friend’s Compassion Impacts Family

Sometimes a single compassionate act can change the course of someone’s life—or even a family.Reva and her husband, Saju, had four grown children. Saju worked as a laborer to provide, but he never earn ...

Driving Where Few Tread

A large gathering of about 200 people crowded to get a good view. It was a film, quite the rare sight in this rural community. This film, however, was a particularly special one. God ...

Inspiring a Girl’s Dreams Through Love

How many children at age 14 desire to be a teacher so they can help other children in need? Sayona does. She wants to bless others as her teachers have blessed her. A Fami ...

Building a House of Hope

Sabeena’s primary concern was keeping her girls safe. At ages 6 and 11, they were vulnerable without a father’s protection. The death of Sabeena’s husband reduced the family to poverty, forcing them to li ...

Pastoral Advice Leads to Needed Medical Attention

Ajay, weak and helpless, could no longer tend his rice field. His health had been deteriorating for a year. Apala, concerned for her husband and the future of their family, sacrificed many animals f ...

K.P.’s Corner

I will never forget the sacrifice of one dear retired widow, whom I met on a speaking tour. Excited about how much she still could do even though she wasn’t working, she pledged  ...

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