Each of the items in this category is truly a gift of compassion. Some gifts generate income for years to come, while others meet immediate practical needs and could save lives. In addition, recipients have a chance to experience the redemptive love of Jesus—the best gift they could ever receive.
Vocational training courses equip people for occupations such as tailoring or candle making. The classes help people get better jobs so they can break out of the cycle of poverty and provide better lives for their families.
Most families in the impoverished areas in which GFA serves have little or no insulation or heating in their homes. Those who sleep on the streets are even more exposed to the cold. Blankets provide comfort and protection and serve as tangible expressions of Christ’s love.
$30 can help a family of 6
$300 can help 10 families
$1,400 can help a village
Jesus Wells provide fresh water year-round, protecting communities from waterborne illnesses and sparing women and children from spending hours fetching water. Obtaining clean water is vital for safe hygiene and supporting healthy immune systems.
Providing safe water—either by drilling a new well or maintaining one—is a practical way to show communities how much God cares for all people!
Many impoverished women lack education, and this limits their job opportunities. If a woman has lost her husband, or if he doesn’t earn enough, she may be powerless to provide for herself and her children. A sewing machine can allow her to start a productive business and meet her family’s needs.
Many people in the areas we serve do not have clean water, and as a result, battle waterborne illnesses—or even succumb to death. Made with simple materials, these filters remove 98% of biological impurities, providing safe water for drinking and cooking for a family. Enabling improved health, improved hygiene and peace of mind, clean water shows Christ’s compassion.
More than a billion people worldwide have no choice but to go to the bathroom out in the open, which poses many risks, especially for women and girls who venture into open fields under the cover of darkness. Private outdoor toilets spare families from disease found at communal waste grounds and protects the dignity of men and women.
Roofs made of thatch are a common sight across Africa and Asia, but they don’t offer good protection from annual monsoon rains, which means families must spend precious resources repairing or replacing their possessions. These lightweight, sturdy tin roofs give needy families a safe, dry place to call home.
Malaria is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquito nets save lives and offer a restful night’s sleep, free from the sting of disease-laden mosquitoes.
Giving to medical ministry can help provide free medical care and health education to people who are suffering—and even dying—from treatable ailments. One medical camp can serve 200 to 1,000 people, meaning countless families can receive lifesaving treatment and health education, all in the name of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ.
When you give to Compassion Services, you help meet the needs of people in desperate situations. With your gift, GFA missionaries can minister in slums and leprosy colonies, bring medical care to remote communities and provide practical, hope-filled relief supplies after a disaster, all revealing God’s compassion and care to burdened and broken individuals.
“[GFA World] has a rich legacy of being responsive to humanitarian crises, doing these initiatives in various parts of the country. [We] hope to make a difference to the vulnerable and marginalized and hope they overcome these unprecedented circumstances.” —Laini, a national missionary
In many areas we serve, widows are an invisible part of society—ignored, rejected and, sometimes considered cursed, the cause of their husbands’ deaths.
There are also millions of children who must fend for themselves: orphans, runaways or abandoned children. Alone and unprotected, these individuals face immense hardships. That’s why we seek to minister to these precious women and children.
When women learn to read, they can avoid harmful labor contracts, understand warning labels and avoid being cheated at the marketplace. GFA World supports literacy classes that teach women how to read and write. After they graduate from these literacy classes, women are also able to read God’s Word and can grow in their relationship with Him.
Giving your gift in honor of a friend or loved one? Use these cards to let them know you gave a life-changing gift in their honor!
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Order up to 10 free In Honor cards during your donation checkout process. We will mail them to you, and you can give them to your loved ones. Click the images below to view the cards available for order. U.S. and Canada only.
Select from the following designs. One is for children and the other for adults. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Cards ordered after Dec. 15 will not arrive before Christmas
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Print at home
If you’re giving a gift in honor of a friend or loved one, bless them with a GFA Christmas card. After checkout, you may personalize a card for each item and print out on your printer. Then you can hand deliver or send them to your loved ones.
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If you would like to pay by check, you can download this form and mail directly to:
1116 St. Thomas Way
Wills Point, TX 75169
*Note: To be eligible for 2023’s tax deduction, mailed donations must be postmarked by December 31.
GFA World is dedicated to the most effective and efficient stewardship of resources, according to 1 Corinthians 3:12-14. Contributions to GFA are income tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. All gift options represent GFA's actual ministry efforts to meet the diverse needs of individuals and communities. GFA World seeks to use contributions raised for a particular ministry in furtherance of that charitable objective, but retains control and discretion over all donated funds to further its overall charitable objectives.