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Articles with tag Christmas Gifts

Debt and Death Leave a Wake of Despair

Debt crippled Navita’s husband. As drought destroyed their harvest, all hope of paying off their loan vanished with the crops. Collection notices mounted, and Navita’s husband could only see one way ...

September 2018

The One Who Knew a Widow’s Pain

Saci’s life was not easy. As a girl, she forwent an education in order to work alongside her parents as a laborer in the tea gardens. With the ...

August 2018

Tools to Equip Workers

Following are a couple of stories highlighting various tools given to GFA-supported workers, which equip them for ministry where God has called them to serve. Tools like winter clothing and film equipment ...

June 2018

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 ...

February 2018

Short Stories about the Impact of Christmas Gifts

Many people throughout the world have the skills they need to provide for themselves, but they lack the means to purchase required tools. Without these necessary resources, many become daily {% ...

January 2018

Rickshaw Driver Shares About His Life

Tragedy, poverty and hardship plagued Bakool and his family for years. In the following account, Bakool relates how God intervened in his life and brought peace and practical aid to combat the ...

December 2017

A Day for the Widows

One hundred and ten women gathered together, invited by the local GFA-supported pastor and workers. Some were young; some were old. Some were Christians; others were not. Some had young children; ...

June 2017

The Onion that Changed Her Life

Fruit and vegetable vendors littered the sides of the road. GFA-supported pastor Varin approached a woman whose pile of root vegetables looked promising. The papery skin of an onion crinkled as ...

June 2017

When God Healed the Witch Doctor’s Son

People in the village could hear the sounds of a man’s screams as the rickshaw passed. It stopped near the building where the Christians met, and a desperate and haggard-looking family stepped ...

April 2017

His New Bicycle

It was hot. Summers always were. Sweat beaded on Hasan’s brow and mingled with the dust from the street. The smells of human feces, unwashed bodies and rotting garbage filled the air, ...

February 2017

Abandoned Mother Blessed by a Toilet

Through the donations of people like you, GFA and its field partners have provided thousands of toilets, like this one, to impoverished families in Asia. Sneaking out early to avoid prying eyes, ...

January 2017

A Jacket Can Change a Life

Parmeet once struggled to provide for his family because he couldn’t work in the extremely harsh weather. Now, because of his new jacket, he can work even when it is very cold! ...

December 2016

Sewing Machines, Tin Sheets and Smiles

This man also received a sewing machine at the same Christmas gift distribution as Asin. Contagious smiles and joyous hearts filled the open-air gathering. Bicycles, sewing machines, blankets and a host of ...

December 2016

Tin Sheets Provide Peaceful Sleep

Ohas and his family are so thankful for a waterproof home, made possible by a gift of tin sheets. Ohas had taken on extra work in the coal mines to take care ...

October 2016

Good Shepherd Takes Care of Goat Herder

Ujendra rounded up the goats and cows after they had grazed, leading them back to their homes with a wooden stick. Villagers hired him to care for their livestock, even though ...

October 2016

A Bicycle for the Long Haul

Like these men, Narottam carried heavy loads of firewood. Now a bicycle helps him support his family without overstraining his body. Beads of sweat formed on Narottam’s forehead as he walked the ...

September 2016

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