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A Home of Their Own

Pastor Braiden and his wife, Phebe, have been serving the Lord for more than 10 years in the same place. Ministry was difficult at first, but God was faithful. Within a ...

September 2018

The Sickness that Seemed to Never End

Aahan read the promise from God’s Word, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). These ...

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

Opposition at Wedding Leads to Jesus Well

Before Jesus Wells are drilled, people in many communities gather water from ponds and rivers because they have no access to a clean, safe water source. For Christians in Muralee’s village, their ...

April 2018

The Building by Grandma’s House

Summer had arrived. Bali and Keya, 8 and 6, travelled to their maternal grandmother’s house. But after three days, the little boy and girl longed to leave. . . and go ...

April 2018

Film Ministry Stories

God is using GFA-supported film ministry to show thousands of people His love and sacrifice for them. Over the years, many have come to embrace Christ as Lord after watching a film ...

April 2018

Sleeping Under a Surprise

"We do not have mosquito nets, and during the night, many mosquitoes would bite us,” shares 22-year-old Babita, the eldest daughter in a family of six. But worse than the itch ...

April 2018

Restless Wanderer Points the Way

“Soon after the birth of my sister, family problems started between my parents,” Jaiman, a GFA-supported pastor, recalls. “My father had affairs with other women.” Because of ...

April 2018

A Place for Prayer

It was 10:00 on Sunday morning. A crowd stood outside Htay Pyi’s house—fathers, mothers and bored-looking children, all wearing their Sunday best. They were waiting for Htay Pyi and his family ...

February 2018

Why Was He Different?

Janvijay lived a pretty pampered and relaxed life. As the youngest of his siblings, he was well taken care of, even though his father died when he was a young boy. ...

February 2018

What the Doctors Couldn’t Do

“You try to please your god, but he is angry with you,” Sahasya’s community mocked. These words cut deep into Sahasya’s heart. He had been trying all he could with his ...

January 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

A Bike for a Pastor ...

GFA-supported pastor Bhupad had a long way to go. He wanted to meet the people in his village, and that meant walking. He wanted to pray with them and encourage the ...

January 2018

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Nishat struggled to provide for his family. He worked hard every day he could, but as a day laborer, he struggled to find consistent work. That meant he ...

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

‘How Is She Still Alive?’

Her doctors couldn’t understand. Harsika should have been dead. Her kidneys were diseased. They failed to function. Yet the widow was still alive ... barely. As disease ravaged Harsika’s body, worries ...

December 2017

Fifty Years to Find Peace

Fifty-year-old Jagrav stood before the silent crowd. “I do not know how many people here believe in what they have heard or seen,” he said. “But I believe in God ...” ...

December 2017

He Didn’t Need to Say a Word

Tilak and his wife were happy again; no one could deny that. But some people in the village were anything but happy about the transformation in their lives. Villagers blamed the ...

October 2017

From Gossip to Godly

Akhila’s mouth had uttered lies and half-truths. It had passed on things her ears heard, things that weren’t meant to be shared with others. It had spoken with manipulative intent, poking, ...

August 2017

No Ordinary Building

Sweat dripped down Ekansh’s body as he dug a shovel into the ground. Earth begrudgingly gave way to his labors. But despite the difficulty, Ekansh and several others ...

August 2017

A Timely Visit

Neeharika doubled over, retched, sputtered and watched in horror as blood came out. Over the next several days, the pain and the stress of her illness made it difficult for her ...

August 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

‘I Can’t Live Without Drinking’

Jaihayal heard that his uncle, Kulvir, had fallen into a bad way. His uncle formerly held a good reputation as a humble and gentle man, but now a steadily growing bondage ...

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

Short Stories About Jesus Wells

Jesus Wells have the ability to transform villages, providing not only clean, fresh water but also the opportunity for people to find clean hearts and a fresh start at life in Jesus. ...

April 2017

A Crowd of Christians

There were so many Christians. They couldn’t fit. The small house was packed already, and it was only getting worse as more people experienced the Lord’s grace and power. When Ramani ...

April 2017

Prison, Praise, Persistent Love

When Taral’s first child became seriously ill, Taral didn’t call upon the gods of his wife’s religion—he immediately called Pastor Havish and asked him to pray. Pastor Havish hung up the phone. ...

February 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

Faith Stands Firm Despite Illness

Four siblings crowded together over their mother’s sick bed, crying out to Jesus on her behalf. She could hardly move, and she couldn’t speak. No one knew what was wrong, but ...

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

The Quest

While many impoverished people in Asia seek provision for their physical needs, their hunger for spiritual answers is often even greater. Manal (not pictured) searched for years before finding answers in God’s ...

December 2016

A Jesus Well Was the Ticket!

Even when no one wants to listen to them, pastors like Kundan are eager to help their communities with their daily problems, such as the lack of clean water. This well, like ...

December 2016

God’s Word in the Hands of His Servant

Congregations like Pastor Lomash’s, and like this one pictured, engage in corporate prayer and intercession for the needs of people in their community. “Come to me, all you who {% trans 'labor' ...

December 2016

No Room for Worship in the Bamboo Hut

Many congregations, such as the one pictured, suffer for lack of a church building. This one has to meet under a large tree. Pastor Syon clapped his hands and kept on singing. ...

October 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

The Days of Small Beginnings

Even with young children, Gospel For Asia-supported pastors, such as Chetan and the one pictured here, are willing to go wherever the Lord leads them in order to share His love where ...

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

Forsaken Mother Loved by the Church

Receiving a blanket once seemed impossible for women like Nidhyana, or this woman pictured who suffers from leprosy. Nidhyana couldn’t stop shivering. With no blanket to retain her body heat, the 65-year-old ...

September 2016

Short Stories about National Missionaries

Every day, our brothers and sisters in Asia are crying out to God on behalf of needy people around them. Interceding for those who have various physical ailments is just one of ...

September 2016

That None Will Go Thirsty

In areas with short water supplies, people often have to choose between walking for miles to find clean water or settling for contaminated sources. The young father of four lowered his vessel ...

August 2016

Water Filter Removes Stomach Pain

For years, Bakul and his family faced the debilitating effects of drinking impure water. Stomachaches, diarrhea, weakness, coughs and colds haunted them with every glass they drank.“I would take medicine for ...

August 2016

Finding Help in a Bucket of Milk

Just one year ago, life was different for the young woman. Gina could feel the daily ache in her muscles from her hard labor. Dust from the quarry where ...

August 2016

Meeting the God Who Loves Widows

If there is a god, she thought, Why does he not care for me? Why did he let me face such a sorrowful life? The civil war changed ...

June 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

‘What Difference Did It Make?’

Rujul grew up following the traditional religion of his ancestors. He believed that every village, tribe and community had their own personal gods, but they all led to the same destiny ...

June 2016

From Danger to Good Health

Ekanga was worried about his wife. Though Pallavini took local remedies for healing, nothing helped. Many of the so-called treatments only made her worse. For more than a year, her bleeding continued, ...

April 2016

A Pastor’s Intercession

Gospel for Asia-supported pastors pray for and encourage those who are sick. Many people like Mihirkiran are completely healed as a result! Pastor Babala was a family man who had nine children. ...

April 2016

Short Stories

New church buildings are inaugurated every year in South Asia through the prayers, support and generous donations of men and women like you. In this issue of Harvest, we want to share ...

April 2016

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