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Learn about the Desperate Plight
of Women in Asia and how You
can help them.

Why is there so much widespread desperation among women in Asia?

The greatest challenge for a woman in Asia today is to simply survive through a normal lifespan. From birth — and even before birth — to death, a burden of oppression follows her through all the stages of her life, threatening her very existence.

Asian Women Face Unimaginable Challenges & Degradation.

  • Young girls throughout Asia are ravenously abducted and forced into a life of prostitution with every agonizing day one step closer to an early death from AIDS.
  • Widows in India bear the blame for their husbands’ deaths. They’re shunned by their communities, rejected by their families and forced into an inhumane lifestyle. Tens of thousands take their own lives just to end the pain.
  • Every year in India, more than 7,000 women are doused with kerosene and burned to death—by their husbands. The wife’s crime: an insufficient dowry.

It is no surprise that the suicide rate among young women in India is ten times higher than the world’s average.

These are but a few of the tragic conditions faced by millions of Asian women. They are trapped in a never-ending cycle of misery. Utterly without hope.

Watch: Ruth's Story,
You Should Have Been a Boy!

About Ruth

In a part of the world where women are reviled and abused simply for being female, Ruth’s father displayed an exceptional hatred toward her. When Ruth finally asked him why, he shouted, “You should have been a boy!” Afterward, he stopped speaking to her altogether.

It wasn’t until a Gospel for Asia women’s team came to her village that Ruth found out someone loved her. The news radically changed her life—and the life of every woman she is now able to tell as a GFA missionary.

Yet today, in the midst of a hopeless situation, there is glorious hope.

Through the heroic efforts of 2,000 women missionaries who have dedicated their lives to bringing God’s love to the women of Asia, we can reach them. In many Asian cultures, genders rarely mix, so traditional male missionaries are severely limited in ministering to women. However, it is possible to send trained, dedicated women missionaries to reach the millions who still wait to hear that they are precious to Jesus.

After three years of intense training, GFA-supported women missionaries are driven by a passion: to relieve the pain and suffering of women in Asia by introducing them to the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. They heroically risk persecution, beatings and imprisonment to tell hurting women about a Savior who offers hope for eternity, and strength for today.

The lives of hundreds of thousands of Asian women are being transformed by GFA’s dedicated women missionaries, but millions more still wait.

Every day in South Asia, nearly 80,000 precious souls perish without knowing Christ’s love. We must send more missionaries.

Consider sending one of these dedicated women missionaries today.

For just $30 a month, you can help enable a missionary to reach other Asian women with the love of Christ.

Sponsor a Woman Missionary

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