When you took a hot shower recently or poured yourself a cup of water, did you have to stop and think, Is my life at risk?
For many people in Asia, dirty water is a real danger and struggle. Polluted water sources are where many people find their daily supply, which can lead to disease and even death. God sees the needs of these people, and He is equipping pastors to help them through GFA’s clean water ministry. In places where there is no water, Jesus Wells are being drilled; in places where there’s plenty of bad water, BioSand water filters are helping make bacteria-infested water safe to drink. And in His mercy, Jesus is using clean water to bring healing to families, and people are experiencing God’s presence for the first time.
Thank you for praying for GFA’s clean water ministry in Asia! We can:
Praise God for the families and villages receiving good, clean water.
Pray families in Asia will be able to have clean water and stay healthy.
Ask our Lord to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of communities.
Pray more Jesus Wells and BioSand water filters will be provided for those in need.
For Christian women in Asia who are new in their faith, having a place where they can fellowship with other believers and hear Christ-centered teachings is so valuable. Through Women’s Fellowships, women receive discipleship, encouragement and prayer support. And as they experience a deeper walk with our Lord, His Spirit overflows through them in a mighty way to impact their families, neighbors and communities.
Here are some ways you can be praying for these women:
Praise God for women in Asia who are growing in the Lord.
Pray these women will mature in their faith as they are surrounded by other Christian women.
Ask God to provide more women with the support they need in their walks with Christ.
Pray more women will be a part of Women’s Fellowships in Asia.
There are many people in Asia who aren’t able to afford medical care. Others can’t access a hospital even if they want to because their village is so remote. So what can families do if their child breaks a bone or someone they love has a serious medical condition? Through GFA’s Medical Ministry, medical camps are being held for families in Asia who aren’t able to access healthcare. GFA-supported medical workers are trained to help meet many different needs, and many people are finding healing and hope through their work. Praise God!
As you pray for medical ministry in Asia, please:
Praise God for the medical camps that are helping families in need!
Ask God to help more men, women and children find healing through medical ministry.
Pray the medical workers will be able to help and encourage each patient who comes.
Pray families will recognize God’s grace in their lives.
Pray for Specific Areas of Ministry
Pray for Abandoned Children
Countless children in Asia have been abandoned because their parents have died, couldn’t afford to feed them or simply did not want them anymore. These boys and girls often experience unimaginable suffering while living on their own.
In a culture where women don’t interact freely and openly with men, heartfelt conversations with male missionaries are limited. But God is raising up sisters in Christ to reach women in their spheres of influence.
It's not in the name of good ol' Saint Nicholas that Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries are distributing much-needed gifts to thousands of people across South Asia. With Jesus Christ on their minds, our brothers and sisters on the field give away Christmas gifts with the intent to celebrate Christ with multitudes of people who may have never experienced God's love.
Within a few hours, a film and a team of two to five missionaries can tell Jesus’ story to an entire community and provide an opportunity for the local pastor to start building relationships with villagers.
Millions of children in Asia grow up with little to no education. Extreme poverty prevents parents from being able to send their kids to school. Please join us as we pray for Gospel for Asia-supported Bridge of Hope this month.
There are millions in South Asia who haven't heard the Good News of salvation. One of the quickest and most cost-effective means of sharing the love of Christ with them is GFA Radio. This "invisible messenger" overcomes geographical and political boundaries, reaching the ears of millions in remote villages.
Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries never head out to share the love of Christ without Gospel literature in hand. They know the powerful impact a small tract containing God's message of salvation can have on so many lives.
National missionaries aren't superhuman with supernatural abilities and powers. They're everyday people who love the Lord and rely on Him for help as they give their lives to further God's Kingdom. And the Lord uses them as powerful instruments to reach their lost neighbors.
If you were one of the millions of people around the world who lack adequate access to pure water, your life would be a lot more difficult. Just imagine how much time and effort it would take if you needed to carry every single gallon of water you used—whether for drinking, cooking, bathing or even watering your houseplants. To make matters worse, your life would be at risk from drinking the dirty, potentially pathogen-ridden water you gathered at the local pond or open well.
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Squeals of excitement fill the air as thousands of children gather. Each one has a different story and background. But today, they get to set aside their differences and experience Vacation Bible School together.
When a woman in Asia is widowed, she loses more than just her husband. Her husband's death may also mean the loss of her self-respect, her security, her dignity and even her hope. Please join us in praying for the millions of widows in Asia.
Christ-centred teaching and fellowship is precious to all believers, but it is especially valuable to the many women in Asia who are new in their faith or are the only believers in their family. Through Gospel for Asia-supported Women’s Fellowships, women receive discipleship, encouragement and prayer support.
Myanmar (Burma) is a country in crisis. Strategically located between India and China, the country is ruled by a brutal military junta. One of the poorest countries in the world, Myanmar has very little educational structure and a largely uneducated workforce. The people suffer from poverty, hunger, oppression and human rights abuse. Thousands live their lives on the run or in hiding due to decades-old civil unrest.
Nepal is a nation that needs your prayers. From over a decade of bloody civil conflict that claimed thousands of lives to ongoing political instability in its government, this picturesque Himalayan country has suffered greatly and bears deep wounds.