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Gospel for Asia's Christmas Critter Campaign
On this page, you will find some very special gifts. These gifts will help a poor family break the cycle of poverty while also serving as a tangible expression of Jesus' love for them. Learn More
Consider giving gifts that have the power to change lives forever!
$140 per pair
Goats can rapidly improve a family’s financial situation. In the case of one father, one pair of goats multiplied and enabled him to start a goat farm, which later grew to more than 75 goats he could milk or sell. He built a house for his family and sent his children to school, offering them a better future than his parents were able to offer him when he was a child.
“I just love how animals can help sustain a family with food and income. What a blessing it is to serve in this way.” —Hope, a donor from Tennessee
When a lamb matures and produces offspring, its rich milk is an excellent source of calcium, an essential nutrient for young children. Income from selling milk or offspring can provide education, food, medical care or a multitude of other valuable needs for families. And healthier, stronger families mean healthier, stronger communities!
Water buffalo are powerful animals often used to plow fields. They produce milk for drinking or selling, and their dung can be used as fuel for cooking. A water buffalo will greatly improve a family’s financial situation!
“My 8-year-old nephew Benjamin has been waiting for the last few weeks for your Christmas Gift Catalog to come in the mail. He asks me nearly every day if it has come yet. ... After writing his list and handing over the money, he said that his joy was ‘too much!’ ”
—Cherilyn, a donor from Canada
$65 per pair
These portly critters bring powerful financial breakthroughs to needy families. Piglets fetch a good price in market, which enables families to buy whatever they need, and adult pigs provide ample meat for selling or eating.
“As I was very poor before, I used to worry a lot. … But now, since I have [these piglets,] all the worries and everything has been taken away. … After getting these piglets, I really have seen the works of prayer and what faith can really do. My faith is growing day by day.” —Mahavir, a father of three who can now feed and clothe his family
$11 per pair
The gift of chickens supplements a family’s income and often helps a family get on its feet financially. Families can eat or sell the nutritious eggs, or they can hatch chicks to increase their flock and later have more eggs and chicks to sell.
“There is no one to take care of me at this old age. I am worried, thinking, ‘What will happen if I die and no one will even know about it?’ Today, I saw your care, and I am happy for the chicken you gave me.” —Pari, a 65-year-old widow
Cows and the milk they produce help families grow stronger, healthier and more financially secure. As a poor widow, Jamini could not offer her son Tavish a bright future. When her son grew up and married, her worry grew to include her grandchildren’s futures—until Tavish received a cow at a gift distribution.
“After having received the gift, we are really blessed. We have some income in our family. We have hope; we have a purpose in life and really are so blessed and so happy, just unlike what we thought our future would be.” —Jamini, whose son Tavish received a cow
Millions in Asia 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.
“It is a commandment from the Bible to love the poor and the needy. So, whatever we do today, by helping the poor and the needy, we are actually fulfilling God’s commandment.” —Gunalan, a GFA-supported pastor
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. Blankets provide comfort and protection and serve as tangible expressions of Christ’s love.
“This is one of my most favorite things to do this time of the year! I can hardly wait to get to heaven to hear the stories of how clean water saved lives or a pair of chickens sustained a family or how a blanket kept someone warm for the winter.” —Denise, a donor from Iowa
Jesus Wells provide fresh water year-round, protecting communities from waterborne illnesses and sparing women and children from spending hours fetching water. Clean water from a Jesus Well is freely offered to all, regardless of a person’s religious or social background; this communicates Christ’s acceptance of those whom society deems “untouchable.” Pastors serving near Jesus Wells are also able to share about the Living Water mentioned on the well’s plaque. Providing safe water is a practical way to show communities how much God and His children care for all people!
“I believe that God will do a miracle, that through this Jesus Well many people will come and glorify His name.” —Jeevan, a GFA-supported pastor whose community received a Jesus Well
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.
“We are five members in our home. We have one net, which is not enough for all of us, and also we sleep on the mud floor. The whole night I have to shoo off mosquitoes with clothes to save my little children from mosquito bites. But I am extremely happy to receive a mosquito net today.” —Kalani, a mother whose family is now protected from mosquitoes at night
These functional vehicles can mean the world to the needy families who receive them. Instead of renting a rickshaw at a high price, rickshaw drivers can take home all their earnings to care for their families and send their children to school.
“After getting the rickshaw, it is easier for me to earn money. ... I can easily maintain my family, and we do not worry about what to eat in the morning and in the evening.” — Prabhal, a father of two
Tool kits include items such as axes, shovels, saws, plows, sickles and crowbars. Having the right tools increases a farmer’s productivity so fields can yield more. This increases the farmer’s income and ability to provide food, clothing, shelter and a better life for their family.
“When I see the condition of [these] people, their poverty, . . . it hurts me. It pains me to see them suffering. I wish I could bring changes in their lives.” —Kanak, a GFA-supported pastor
$1 for 200 tracts
For many people in Asia, a piece of literature about the hope of Christ is the first step in their journey of knowing Jesus. Oftentimes, this literature will be read aloud to others who are illiterate or passed on to someone else who will read it and pass it on to yet another person.
$10 for Bibles and New Testaments
Many believers in Asia are first-generation believers who grew up knowing nothing of God’s ways, and they’re hungry for His Word. Your donation to GFA Bible Society gives people in Asia Bibles or New Testaments in their own languages, enabling them to grow in their knowledge of God and walk more closely with Him.
Vacation Bible School
At Vacation Bible School, children make crafts, hear Bible stories and learn cultural songs and dances. On the last day of VBS, they share what they’ve learned by performing for their parents, and the joy and truths they discover at VBS impact their families, too! Your gift enables VBS programs to continue touching lives.
The three days of VBS brought changes in my life. ... After I failed 10th grade, I was not happy and was doing whatever I liked. Due to that, my parents were so sad. ... But after attending this three-day VBS program, I learned that God loves me so much.”—Nirmanyu, a 15-year-old from Asia who found lasting hope through VBS
Bicycles save national workers time, energy and transportation expenses, dramatically increasing their productivity and consistency in ministry. These sturdy, Asian-made bicycles enable national workers to respond quickly to people asking for prayer and to carry the news of Christ farther and faster.
“Sometimes I was not able to reach my destination traveling by bus, as the road was broken on the way. I had to return back. But with the bicycle, I am able to cross any such hurdles and reach my destination.” —Pastor Dhiraj, who received a bicycle at a GFA-supported gift distribution
Sponsor a Child for One Year
Like so many other children who grow up in poverty on tea estates, Talat had little chance of getting a quality education. But the odds against Talat were stacked even higher because his father had passed away. His mother labored as a domestic worker but couldn’t afford to feed Talat and his siblings three meals a day.
When a GFA-supported Bridge of Hope center opened up on the tea estate where they live, Talat got the life-changing opportunity to receive an education, a nutritious meal each day at the center, school supplies and even a mosquito net. Now Talat is learning many things through Bridge of Hope, and he has discovered a talent for drawing.
By linking your life with a Bridge of Hope child, you can help give them a future filled with possibilities and hope.
Winter Clothing Packet
Harsh winters force many people indoors, hindering villagers from finding jobs and limiting pastors’ ability to minister. Winter clothing packets help GFA-supported workers stay healthy and able to minister during cold seasons, and they also demonstrate Christ’s love in a very practical way to villagers living in mountainous regions or to the homeless.
Depending on the region, a winter clothing packet may include:
Other warm items
“These days, cold is increasing rapidly. I received warm clothes at the right time. … I am sure [the clothes] will keep my body warm. I am thankful … for the love that is shown to me.” —Sister Pushpa, a national missionary
$10,000 to $40,000
A church building is one of the most powerful ministry tools for a congregation in Asia, but many believers are too poor to build permanent structures.
A place of worship:
Facilitates discipleship opportunities
Presents a consistent, welcoming location for visitors from any background who want to learn about Jesus.
Frees believers to worship openly and exuberantly without worrying about disturbing their landlords or neighbors.
Protects believers from intense summer heat and rain.
Offers a safe haven for those experiencing opposition
Encourages a sense of the congregation's permanency, credibility and stability among the local community.
A permanent place of worship costs between $10,000 to $40,000 to construct, depending on size, location and available materials.
“I am happier with the thought that from now on, not only us, but even the generations to come will be able to worship the Lord.”
—Thurein, the first believer in his village, after his fellowship received a place of worship
BioSand Water Filter
Many people in Asia do not have clean water, and as a result, they battle waterborne illnesses—or even succumb to death. Constructed of concrete, sand and rocks, BioSand water filters remove 98 percent of biological impurities. They provide safe water for drinking and cooking for a family and often for the neighbors too! The clean water will improve health and hygiene and will give peace of mind—all of which are expressions of Christ’s care.
“Now, no more struggle! Having a BioSand water filter was beyond our imagination.” —Erina, mother of three from Asia
Sewing machines mend broken lives. Men and women who lack education are hindered in their ability to provide for their families, but with a sewing machine, they can earn a stable income by sewing clothes. The gift of a sewing machine can remove the hopelessness and poverty hanging over many families, and through this timely help, recipients can realize God’s care for them.
“I was really longing for a machine. ... I have no words to express my feelings and thanks to the church. ... This gift not only helps me to earn a daily income, but also it brought us close to the Living God.” —Romila, a sewing machine recipient and a sister in Christ
Widows and Abandoned Children Fund
In many areas of Asia, widows are an invisible part of society. They are commonly ignored, rejected and believed to be cursed and the cause of their husbands’ deaths. Their own upbringing leads them to believe those same things about themselves. Even women who have been abandoned by their husbands face the same sudden crisis as that of widows.
Millions of children in Asia also must fend for themselves either as orphans, runaways or sons and daughters abandoned by their parents. Alone and unprotected, widows and abandoned children face immense practical and emotional hardships. But the Body of Christ can offer support and hope. GFA’s Widows and Abandoned Children Fund provides food, shelter, income-generating gifts, dignity and God’s compassion to women and children in need.
“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ ” —Matthew 25:40
Women's Literacy Fund
When women learn to read at GFA-supported literacy classes, they can avoid harmful labor contracts, understand warning labels and avoid being cheated at the marketplace. And after they graduate from these classes, women are also able to read God’s Word and can grow in their relationship with Him. The gift of literacy enables women to protect themselves and keep their families healthy while also equipping them to draw closer to God.
This is a noisy bunch of critters! The Barnyard Bundle includes three pairs of chickens, a pair of goats, a pair of pigs, one lamb and one cow, which are distributed among several families. Above the commotion of clucking, bleating and mooing animals, recipients give a hearty “thank you” for demonstrating God’s love.
6 Chickens: $33
2 Goats: $140
2 Pigs: $65
1 Lamb: $65
1 Cow: $375
Where Most Needed
Through donations to Gospel for Asia's Where Most Needed fund, we are able to tell more people about the opportunities to transform communities through Christ's love in Asia. Help us to do our part in fulfilling the Great Commission.
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
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.