Since 1979, we have been committed to serving the “least of these” in Asia, often in places where no one else is serving, so they can experience the God's love for the first time. Through four main avenues, GFA supports national workers serving as the hands and feet of Christ.
“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.” —Zechariah 4:6
We partner with national workers who are serving Christ by ministering to people’s deepest needs, both physically and spiritually, in communities throughout Asia. Because they live among the people, they are aware of the specific needs of the individuals and communities they serve. They form the essential network for distributing gifts from GFA’s Christmas Gift Catalog, requesting gifts that will be most helpful and coordinating gift distribution programs. Read about one pastor who is meeting dozens of needs in his community through Christmas gifts.
More than 70,000 children from impoverished families across Asia are finding hope and a brighter future through GFA’s Bridge of Hope Program. This sponsorship program provides children with education, medical checkups and more in Jesus’ name. As relationships between Bridge of Hope staff members and children’s families grow, the staff responds to their needs, often helping families to receive income-generating gifts through Christmas gift distribution events. See how Christmas gifts enabled Bridge of Hope staff to help a desperate father.
Millions of families and entire communities in Asia are stuck in the cycle of poverty. Limited access to education, medical care and reliable employment gives them little hope for change. GFA-supported workers invest in these families and communities, helping meet their immediate needs by providing things like clean water, income-producing farm animals, sewing machines and vocational training. Read how Mahavir’s pair of pigs completely transformed his family.
GFA-supported national workers serve victims of natural disasters and those who are often rejected by society, like widows and leprosy patients. Our Compassion Services teams love the Lord and serve the needy from that same heart. Oftentimes, a gift from the Christmas Gift Catalog—such as a pair of goats or a sewing machine—can help put a person back on their feet after they’ve suffered from a natural disaster, the death of their husband or the effects of leprosy. Watch one widow’s story of how a sewing machine came to her rescue.
For 40 years, GFA has continued to bring aid and hope to some of the most downtrodden people.