Gifts for the Poor

Bless the Poor and Share Christ

Bless the Poor and Share Christ

From mosquito nets to water filters, from blankets to sewing machines, each of the items in this category is truly a gift of compassion. Not only does the recipient have a specific need met, but they also have a chance to hear about the redemptive love of Jesus—the best gift they could ever receive.


Sewing Machine
Jesus Wells

All Gifts for the Poor

Outdoor Toilet


Millions of families in Asia have no choice but to go to the bathroom out in the open. To avoid being seen, many women will relieve themselves only before dawn or after dusk, but they risk assault as they go out into an open field in the dark. Continually returning to communal waste grounds also puts families at risk of disease. You can help people in Asia, and especially vulnerable women and girls, by giving them a private outdoor toilet.

BioSand Water Filter

$30 each

For a family that can only access polluted water sources, a BioSand water filter purifies the dirty water so it’s clean enough for drinking, cooking and washing. The clean water will improve the family’s health and hygiene and will give them peace of mind—all of which are expressions of Christ’s care for them.

“I am thankful to [the people] and also to the God who has given this water filter. And through this, now my family and I are rescued from diseases.” —Sachika


Sewing Machine

$85 Manual

When you give a sewing machine, you change the recipient’s life. The person who receives your gift will be able to supplement their family’s income, helping them provide for basic necessities and giving this family a lift out of the cycle of poverty.

The recipient of your sewing machine will also get to hear the Good News that Jesus loves them and died for them.

“I love to sew, and I want to bless another lady with a sewing machine.” —Cay H., Smethport, PA


Jesus Well


A Jesus Well gives fresh water to an entire village, improving health and hygiene and even saving lives. The well won’t dry up even during the hottest parts of the year, and the local congregation takes care of maintenance. It shows people Christ loves them, and it shows Dalits, who are often banned from other water sources, that He values them. The verse on the plaque next to the well shares about the Living Water, and many ask the pastor or believers about it.

“We took the money we received as Christmas gifts from extended family to purchase a Jesus Well and are truly moved at the thought of changing the lives of so many people with life-giving water.” —Chad, CO


Widows and Abandoned Children Fund


In many places in Asia, a widow is viewed as a curse. She is often blamed for her husband’s death and ostracized from family and society. Like widows, abandoned children are left to provide for their own livelihoods. These children weave in and out of busy city traffic, begging for spare change or searching for food in the garbage dump. The sidewalk is their bed.

These precious women and children are loved by God, but they need to hear it. The Widows and Abandoned Children Fund helps make it possible for Gospel for Asia-supported workers to give them practical help, pray for them and minister to them in other ways.

“As a widow myself, I know of the struggles involved in providing for those I love. May my ‘mite’ help in a small way to meet the needs of other widows.” —Susan, MS


Adult Tricycle


These tricycles are operated with the arms rather than the legs, so those who can’t use their legs can still get where they need to go.


$12 each

Most families in Asia have little or no insulation or indoor heating. Those who sleep on the streets are even more exposed to the cold. Help the poorest of the poor survive harsh winters with a cozy, warm blanket.

“I really wanted people to have gifts for Christmas, so I bought the blankets and winter gear and animals for poor people to show the love of Jesus.”—Jonathan (6 years old), CA
On his own initiative, Jonathan sold coffee and hot cocoa on a street corner, and by God’s grace, he raised more than $100. Praise God, and great job, Jonathan!


Women's Literacy Fund


How can you enable women to protect themselves and keep their families healthy while giving them the opportunity to know Jesus more? Through Gospel for Asia’s Women’s Literacy Fund. When women learn to read, they can avoid harmful labor contracts, understand warning labels and avoid being cheated at the marketplace. After they graduate from the class, they’re also able to read God’s Word and grow in their relationship with Him. You can help more women in Asia learn how to read and write, and in so doing, they’ll find value in Christ.


Fishing Net


Thousands of people in Asia rely on fishing to feed their families. The people who receive these fishing nets can cast their nets upon the waters every day and sell the fish they catch in the local markets.

Mosquito Net

$10 each

Malaria is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Offer people in Asia protection and a restful night’s sleep, free from the sting of infected mosquitoes. And because many families in Asia sleep in the same bed, a net you give could provide protection for a whole family.


Pull Cart


Carts piled high with fruit, vegetables, clothing or handcrafted items are a frequent sight in Asian cities. Working as a street vendor is a common way to make a living. Your gift of a large pull cart will enable a poor man or woman’s business to flourish.

Bicycle Rickshaw


Many rickshaw drivers can’t afford to buy their own rickshaws—they must rent them and spend a chunk of their earnings doing so. With a rickshaw of their own, they won’t have to spend valuable time traveling to pick up their rental, and they get to take home more of their hard-earned money.

“We then decided rather than give each other Christmas gifts, we would give another family a rickshaw so they could better provide for their family. What a joy!” —Wade and Sheri M., Camarillo, CA


Tin Roof


Many families can’t afford good roofs for their homes. Purchase a lightweight yet sturdy tin roof for a family in need. The roofs provide reliable shelter during monsoon season.

Tool Kit


A tool kit includes an ax, shovel, saw, plow, sickle and crowbar. Having the right tools to plow, plant and harvest increases a farmer’s productivity, giving him more to sell and, therefore, more income to provide food, clothing, shelter and a better life for his family.

Vocational Training Class


Vocational training courses train people for occupations such as fishing, welding and tailoring. The classes help people get a better job than they could get before so they can provide a better life for their families.

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