Have you ever received a rooster or hen as a Christmas present? Maybe not, but for a Dalit family, these animals are a welcome gift—and often the source of 200-300 eggs a year! And when the pair produces chicks, they will continue to provide nourishment and income.
Goats are hardy animals and flourish in the Asian climate. A goat produces at least one offspring each year and generates plenty of milk to drink and sell. The gift of a goat, given in the name of Jesus, is a good way to bring joy into a poor family's world.
They’re furry. They’re cute. And they can change someone’s life. A pair of rabbits will quickly multiply, providing a steady diet of healthy meat, and plenty of bunnies to sell. Rabbits are easy to feed and can be raised in a small space—an important consideration in the crowded areas of Asia.
A water buffalo is a gift that will provide for a poor family's needs in Asia for years to come. Whether it is transportation, pulling a plow for planting, or providing milk—this animal will bless the family immensely!
One lamb will produce up to 30 pounds of wool each year. That's like giving an Asian family 10 miles of yarn! And wool is not the only thing lambs have to offer. Their rich nutritious milk is an excellent source of calcium and makes delicious cheese. Of course, a pair of lambs will reproduce, providing even more lambs for wool, milk, and meat.
Giving a pair of pigs is like providing a steady paycheck. Each pair can produce up to 20 piglets a year and each piglet will grow over 200 pounds in less than five months. That's a lot of pork to feed a family and sell for extra income!
By purchasing the Barnyard Bundle for $678, you will extend your reach and bless multiple families in South Asia with a vital source of income.
6 Chickens: $33
2 Goats: $140
1 Lamb: $65
BioSand Water Filters
Many poor regions of Asia do not have pure, clean drinking water. Using concrete and sand, these BioSand water filters remove impurities, providing water for drinking and cooking that is 98 percent pure. Help provide pure water to a village in Asia—and a chance for them to hear of the living water Jesus offers.
Help a Child for a Year
$420 to change a life
This gift provides the opportunity for a Dalit child to receive an education and the love of Jesus. When you give this gift you make it possible for a child to attend school for an entire year. You will provide school uniforms, books, tutoring and help with homework, at least one nutritious meal each day and a yearly medical checkup for this child. Best of all, children in the program will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Entire families are coming into the Kingdom through their child’s participation.
Sewing Machine, Manual
This sewing machine is powered by a foot treadle, not with electricity. For the women of Asia, sewing is not just a hobby; it is an opportunity to earn a livelihood for their family. Listeners can give the gift of a sewing machine that not only will put clothes on their backs; it can also put food on a family's table.
The women's literacy program, which has received positive recognition from government officials, is not only available for those within the church, but also extends to other women in the community. To see the eyes of a woman read the words of the Bible for the first time is priceless! You can provide more women this opportunity through giving towards women's literacy.
Widows and Abandoned Children
Blamed for her husband's death, a widow in South Asian society is viewed as cursed and left to fend for herself. Abandoned children face similar circumstances and are forced to provide for their own livelihood. These women and children need to hear that Jesus loves them. Your gift provides GFA-supported missionaries with the means to help these precious women and children.
Your gift of VBS materials for one of these precious children will guarantee that he or she will hear about Jesus' love again and again through skits, Bible songs and teaching. They will also have colorful Gospel literature to take home.
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).
Every missionary wants to provide the believers he disciples with their own copy of God's word.
Millions of Asian homes have no heater, other than maybe a small fire for cooking. Purchasing a blanket will provide comfort and protection against the harsh, winter elements. Each one will help keep a person warm in their frigid climate.
Approximately 2.4 million deaths could be prevented annually if people had appropriate hygiene practices, including reliable sanitation. Nearly 20 percent of the world's population is forced to go to the bathroom out in the open. For only $160, you will help reduce the risk of common diseases by providing a family with an outdoor toilet. Each unit includes a dual-tank system for optimized sanitation.
Driving a rickshaw is one of the few dignified jobs for people of low-caste and poverty-stricken backgrounds. Most drivers can never afford to buy their own rickshaw and can spend up to half a day's wages to rent one. With a rickshaw of their own, they no longer have to wait in line for a rental, and they get to keep much more of their hard-earned money.
$40 for pack of 4
These nets offer protection from the bite of an infected mosquito and help give their owner a restful night’s sleep. Most households need several nets to protect everyone in the family. Save a family from sickening agony or death from malaria for $40.
Jesus Wells are a very cost-effective way to provide clean, fresh water to an entire village. These wells, located near GFA-supported churches or Bible colleges, give missionaries an opportunity to share the love of Jesus with people in need of living water.