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Monday, May 7

The Power of Prayer

Faithful women like these gather within the walls of their church to fast and pray at least once a week. They sing songs of worship and read the Word of God. Thousands of ladies across Asia attend the Women's Fellowship in GFA-supported churches to seek the Lord and grow in their personal and corporate walks with Jesus.

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Sunday, May 6

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Wednesday, May 2

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Saturday, March 31

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Friday, March 30

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Friday, March 2

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Friday, January 19

A Special Place of Worship

This beautiful congregation in Nepal are now able to worship God together in their own special place of worship—this church building. Gathering together for weekly morning service may be the only time these believers are able to meet together to encourage one another.

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Monday, December 4

Finding What Floodwaters Can't Steal

This was a time of joy! These men and women were gathered to dedicate this newly-built home to the Lord. It was built for a person who had lost their home due to flooding.

Reena also lost her home during a flood that happened in her village. Though she lost her husband and her home that same day, she now has a reason to smile.

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Friday, September 29

What this congregation's church service is like

These believers were so full of joy during their time of singing and praising God the morning this photo was taken. There was plenty of time during the service for believers to pray and to share testimonies of what God has been doing in their lives! That morning, the pastor shared a powerful message in his series about the Church.

See how church buildings are helping congregations like this one to grow in Christ and serve communities around them.

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Sunday, September 24

Jesus' Love vs. Animal Sacrifice

It was a Sunday morning in August when Teesha and her husband headed out on a bicycle. They wheeled through a village that had a church building, and as they rode by, Teesha glanced inside. What she saw caught her eye. Believers clapped their hands and worshiped the Lord with joy. It was here that Teesha’s tiresome journey came to an end.

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Wednesday, September 6

Let's build a church building!

It's a slow process. Some congregations pray for years and years before they're able to build their own church building. There are many obstacles along the way, such as finding the land or lacking the funds. Learn more about church buildings and how you can help provide for congregations in need.

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Monday, August 28

Pray for Church Buildings

One of the greatest needs that believers on the field have right now is for new church buildings to be built. Will you join us in asking the Lord to provide for church buildings in Asia?

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Saturday, August 26

Raised from the Rubble

This is Pastor Pranish. The church building of the congregation he pastors was destroyed by the Nepal earthquake in 2015. The Lord carried him and the other believers through this time, and provided in an amazing way for a new building. Watch the video to see the full story.

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Thursday, August 17

A joyful worship service in Asia

A church building provides a shelter and a place for believers to gather together to worship the living God. Watch a video about one congregation in Nepal and the impact a church building had on their congregation.

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Tuesday, August 15

The Purpose of a Church Building

Believers gather in buildings of all kinds. As a church grows, a church building provides a place where they meet together, hear the word of God, fellowship with one another, pray and bring glory to God their Father. Learn more about the impact a church building can make in Asia.

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Sunday, August 13

A church building in the distance...

The priest was Teesha’s only other option. Doctors and medicine couldn’t bring relief from her severe pain; maybe her gods could heal her. Sacrificing a white hen and dove would appease her deities, the priest assured her.

On her way to buy animal sacrifices, Teesha saw a church building like this one in the distance. She was intrigued by the worship service and she stepped inside. What happened next changed her life…

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Tuesday, August 8

Eight Years of Praying for a Church Building

After eight years of prayer, this church in Nepal built a place of worship in their community. But three years later, the church building was destroyed during the devastating earthquakes in 2015. Watch God’s faithfulness to provide for the needs of His Church—and see how he used a couple in Canada to do just that.

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Sunday, August 6

A Passion for His People

The Lord chooses to work through ordinary people who are available to Him. Kantilal is a man like that. Kantilal has a passion for the people he serves and the men he leads. Read more of his story here.

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Thursday, August 3

A place to worship in the mountains

A peaceful moment in an Asian village high in the mountains. Church Buildings like this one provide shelter from the elements, allowing believers to gather in a warm place to worship the Lord together. Watch a video about the impact a church building had on one congregation in Nepal.

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Tuesday, August 1

Worship and Community

Believers gather from miles around to worship the Lord and be fellowship with one another. A church building can be a safe haven for people to come seek to know Jesus more.

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Friday, July 14

A Beacon of Hope

The Cross is a symbol of redeeming love for all to see, showing the both the justice and mercy of God. Church Buildings are places of worship for believers, and can be a place for hurting people to come and find love.

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Friday, May 19

Total surrender

Young men and women worship God with total surrender and give up their future in order to follow Christ. Please pray for young people in Asia who are giving their lives to follow God's call to Bible college.

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Friday, December 30

A consistent place to gather

Without a proper place to worship, believers don't have a consistent place where they can gather to love on Christ and love one another. Pray more church buildings will be built.

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Tuesday, December 27

Worshipping God together

This beautiful congregation is able to worship God together in this church building. These people will forever be grateful the work God has done in their lives through such a gift.

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Wednesday, October 12

Encouraging new believers

God is using leaders of Women's Fellowships to disciple new believers and to encourage women who struggle with unloving home environments and health issues.

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Friday, July 22

Discovering the depth of His love

By God's grace, many communities in Asia are discovering the depth of the love of Christ, and lives are being transformed!

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Thursday, April 28

A symbol to the community

More than just a place for the congregation to meet, a church building is a symbol to the community that Christ is worthy of worship!

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Thursday, April 21

Taking the whole family to church

Though believers in Asia may have to travel a far distance to get to church, the journey is worth it. There, they can learn from God's Word together and enjoy priceless fellowship with other believers!

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Sunday, April 17

Sounds of praise

Sounds of praise fill the air when believers gather to worship the Lord together. The building where they gather, the church building, is a place of worship and discipleship, as well as a place of prayer throughout the week.

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Monday, April 11

Continued blessings

For many congregations in Asia, church buildings provide continued blessings!

Read how prayer brought a church building for one congregation in Asia

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Tuesday, April 5

Together in one place

Blessed with the shelter of a physical church building, these believers are able to praise God together in one place.

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Saturday, April 2

A place a church can call home

Having a permanent structure where believers can meet together is such a blessing and important for the growth of the church, but not every congregation in South Asia has this luxury.

Read about a congregation that waited 10 years for a church building

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Monday, March 28

Providing the opportunity

Often located near the local church or a believer's home, Jesus Wells give believers the opportunity to build relationships with those drawing water.

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Monday, February 29

Worshipping freely

Praise to Jesus from sincere believers fills this church building. Here, they are free to worship the Lord in any weather, and can come and pray any day of the week.

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Wednesday, February 24

Churches help believers as they share about Jesus

“Sharing with others about Christ has become very exciting for me and even the believers, because now we do not feel shy to invite people to come and attend our church, and we are bold because of the church building.” —Pastor Madhab

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Friday, February 19

Enabling them to grow

Church buildings enable congregations to grow in Asia. With a building, believers no longer need to meet outside where it’s hot or inside small houses where only a few can fit.

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Friday, February 12

A place to meet and grow

Church buildings give believers a place to meet and grow as they share God's love every day of the week, and they help facilitate discipleship activities for the believers.

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Tuesday, February 9

Under construction

Soon, this church building will not only provide a comfortable gathering place for believers, but it will also broadcast to the surrounding communities that Jesus is faithful, good, powerful and worthy of honor.

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Saturday, February 6

Pray for more church buildings

Scores of congregations in South Asia face various struggles because of meeting in a rented room, shed or under a tree. They often pray for many years to receive permanent church buildings.

Please pray for God to provide more church buildings

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Monday, February 1

Hands lifted in worship

In a church building of their own, believers are free to worship the Lord in any weather, and are sheltered from anti-Christian forces.

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Saturday, July 11

Even the church was destroyed

In some villages in Nepal, like this village, every structure was destroyed or is uninhabitable due to the earthquakes, and the local congregation of believers has been left without a permanent place to worship.

Please pray for God to provide new church buildings for congregations that have lost theirs due to the earthquake

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Thursday, July 9

Overflowing their walls

Blessed by a growing number of believers, this congregation, like many others in Asia, has a problem, though not a bad one: they are overflowing their current church building!

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Monday, April 27

Faithfully gathering

Even though they have to gather in a temporary structure, this congregation faithfully gathers every week to worship the Lord.

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Friday, April 17

Open for all

“This church building is a house of prayer and a place of worship for everyone,” the pastor said.

Read about how a church building softened Mano's heart toward Christ

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Monday, April 6

Praising God together

Blessed with the shelter of a physical church building, these believers are able to praise God together in one place.

There is a great need for more church buildings—learn how you can pray

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Tuesday, March 31

A rock of stability

A church building is a tremendous blessing for believers, providing a place where they can worship God freely, with no fear of persecution or variations in weather.

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Sunday, March 1

This is their church

Many of these believers travel for hours to meet for church in a cramped house, making it is difficult for everyone to meet in one place.

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Monday, October 13

Church of mud

Finding dependable meeting places for growing congregations is often problematic. Temporary structures made of straw or mud are vulnerable to bad weather and anti-Christian vandals, while landlords often face pressure from society when renting rooms to believers.

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Monday, October 6

Sounds of Praise

The sounds of praise coming from a new church building are a dream for many congregations in Asia. With many new believers, there is a huge and ever-growing need for buildings to shelter them from the weather and anti-Christian forces.

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Thursday, July 10

City on a hill

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14

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Thursday, June 19

Out of a life of despair

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

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Thursday, April 3

Holy Ground

"Then He said, 'Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.'" - Exodus 5:3

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Tuesday, March 18

Gathering for church

Imagine being packed like sardines in a small hut every Sunday with no air conditioning. For Pastor Sampat's fellowship, "More than 330 believers crammed into one home to worship the Lord. The space limitations made it difficult for them to gather."

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Sunday, February 16

Bringing hope to a land shrouded in darkness

Founded in 1979, Gospel for Asia exists to bring hope to men, women and children who have never known hope. And congregations like yours are helping achieve that goal.

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Friday, January 24

Pray for Church Buildings

Churches in Asia are being used daily to shelter believers and welcome the lost, though this is often met with much persecution.

Let's lift up our brothers and sisters and pray for their protection and for more churches

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Thursday, January 16

A place to call home

Many Asian believers are only now discovering the joy of having a church building where they can regularly meet and worship, yet hundreds more are still praying for such a place of sanctuary.

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Thursday, December 12

Gathering to learn from God's Word

This congregation gathers with joy in a temporary structure to gain instruction from God's Word every Sunday.

Provide a permanent church building for a congregation in Asia, and enable them to gather even in rain and bad weather.

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Thursday, October 31

Ready for the field.

Ninety-eight percent of these graduates minister in places where the Good News has never been shared before. Frequently, Bible college graduates will establish a fellowship within their first year in the field.

Send a student through Bible College so they are prepared to be sent to places where the people are hungry to hear about Jesus.

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Saturday, October 26

A Place to Worship

Church buildings in South Asia, like this one, are destroyed in the face of persecution, leaving believers with no place to gather for worship. Though the house of worship may be destroyed, believers continue to press on.

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Friday, October 18

Pray for those who are persecuted.

On November 3 (or any Sunday in November), join churches across the nation in lifting up the persecuted through unified prayer.

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Saturday, October 5

Growing in Him

Every Sunday morning, they leave everything to gather together to worship and grow in Jesus. They are hungry to know Him.

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Friday, October 4

Keeping them out

In an effort to keep Christians out of their villages, anti-Christians have destroyed church buildings.

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Thursday, September 26

Having fellowship as the body of Christ!

“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47

Will you please pray for our sisters in Women's Fellowship, that the Lord will continue to help them grow in Him?

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Thursday, September 19

Waiting to hear for the very first time!

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” – Romans 10:14

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Tuesday, September 17

Be one, as God is one

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1

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Thursday, July 25

A beacon of hope

A church building represents more than a convenient place to meet, it is a rock of stability and a beacon of hope for the unreached.

A need for church buildings yet exists for many congregations— get involved today!

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