Gospel for Asia Newsletter

Articles with tag Literacy

A New Kind of Rebellion

As a teenager, Sual lived a reckless life and refused to listen to his parents. His friends were addicted to alcohol and drugs, and eventually he abused alcohol too. Sual even …

May 2020

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 …

April 2020

The Words She Couldn’t Forget

Who was the real God? The question gnawed at Phyu Myaing’s mind. She had worshiped her god faithfully, but tragedy threw her life into a state of confusion. …

January 2020

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 …

May 2019

Mom Realizes Childhood Dream

Somya, 45, gazed out the bus window, a multitude of signs whizzing by. She carefully watched for the landmarks that signaled she was approaching the bank. Being illiterate made traveling difficult. …

April 2019

Hope Found Where There Was None

Twelve-year-old Aijez had never set foot inside a school. He and his family lived in the slums. His father, Mukil, earned a living as a daily laborer, while Aijez …

January 2019

God Answers Prayers for a Slum

Sisters of Compassion in Asia stretch out loving hands to the helpless and downtrodden, ministering to their everyday needs. Most of 12-year-old Mareechi’s neighbors were poor and uneducated, like …

September 2016

Watching from Afar

Pieces of literature help answer questions that people like Niriksh (not pictured) often have about Jesus. Niriksh was impressed by what he saw. The elderly man sat at a distance, watching a …

September 2016

She Was 25 and Couldn’t Read

When the prayers of a GFA-supported pastor and the local congregation freed Mirgakshi’s father from his strange behavior and inexplicable health issues, Mirgakshi and …

June 2016

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