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More Than Just a Checkup

Tarik, a GFA-supported pastor, serves in the heart of one of the largest cities in Asia. Looking up from the squalor and poverty of the slums, he can see towering skyscrapers and landmarks, like pristine mountains rising above a murky swamp. The people he ministers to are among the most impoverished and underprivileged. As Pastor Tarik serves this community, one thing h ...

No More Dirty Water

Beena and her family lived in a rural village, and they relied on water from the nearby well. The well water, however, was impure and contaminated with high levels of iron. Drinking it ga ...

Words of Comfort in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Delani’s past holds more tragedy than most people ever encounter. As a child, she and her four siblings became orphans. Their subsequent poverty forced Delani to abandon her dream of literacy and marry  ...

Ending the Children’s Long Commute

Maala trotted along beside her mother. The sun warmed her face and back, subtly reminding her of the heat to come in the afternoon. After 30 minutes of walking, Maala presented the small jug s ...

Market Friend Breaks the Silence

Torun ignored his wife, Foolan, as he walked out of their home in silence. It had been four months since their last big fight—and since their last real conversation together. Refusing to speak  ...

The 11-Year-Old Woman of the House

Ishya gave one final stir to the supper she was preparing for her father and two younger siblings. A day full of chores neared its end, and the 11-year-old knew the next day wou ...

K.P.’s Corner

When I was around 19 years old, I was in South Asia, along with my mission team. It was summertime, and there were several hundred of us young people gathered together. Our leader, Geor ...

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