Ten new sewing machines in Andhra Pradesh, India, are not only going to be sewing clothes. They will also be fighting poverty and abuse.
Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries provided these sewing machines, given through the GFA Critter Campaign, to a home for women who come from painful backgrounds. Some have AIDS, some have come out of prostitution and others were abused. No matter their stories, each woman desperately needs a new start in life—which is where the sewing machines come in!
With the machines, these women will be able to learn how to make a living and provide for themselves. Even for those who have been abandoned by their husbands or families, they will have a new source of income. The chance to learn the skill of sewing will open up job opportunities before them and prevent a future of poverty and despair.
As well, the gifts came with the love of God, a love that our missionaries pray will draw each woman into a permanent relationship with the living God.