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Nearly 800 million women live in the 10 countries where Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries serve. Cultural traditions that rule their societies leave many of these precious women lonely and desperate. But Gospel for Asia-supported Women's Fellowship groups are helping these women see that Jesus loves them.
The Women's Fellowship groups in one South Asian country organized several Women's Day celebrations that coincided with the celebration of International Women's Day on March 8.
From the Scriptures, this believer taught about the characteristics of a noble woman and how much God loves all people—including women.
For many, this was the first time to hear they have value in God's eyes.
A group of students from a GFA-supported Bible college led worship songs at one of the celebrations. The women joined in enthusiastically, pouring their hearts out to God.
At another event, the women received booklets written by Gospel for Asia founder and president, K.P. Yohannan. They covered topics related to family life. They also received Gospel tracts and New Testaments.
Millions of South Asian women suffer multiple health problems, including anemia, due to lack of proper nutrition. So hundreds of at-risk women received vitamins to restore their health.
Those who attended the Women's Day events left with a new understanding of their roles in building and shaping their families, their society and their nation. They also now understand that Jesus loves and values them.
date posted 05/25/2011