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On March 8, Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope centers and GFA-supported congregations all over India took part in a community-service day. At many locations, they focused on blindness prevention by distributing Vitamin A and deworming tablets to children.
This boy in West Bengal was one of more than 17,000 people throughout the country who were blessed to receive the Vitamin A and deworming tablets, which help maintain good eye health.
In one city of Maharashtra, Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries distributed 1,500 meal packets to beggars, orphans and HIV-positive patients.
A Women's Fellowship group in Rajasthan conducted a medical camp for women. The doctor pictured here gave checkups to the women and children of the village.
Later, the Women's Fellowship team joined with GFA-supported staff and Bible college students to share Christ's love with some of the most downtrodden members of Indian society—those with disabilities.
The staff and students served a meal at a home for people with mental and physical disabilities and spent almost two hours there. The experience broke each one's heart and touched them deeply to pray for the people there.
In Jharkhand, GFA-supported missionaries served a meal to people in a leprosy colony. They also distributed Vitamin A and deworming tablets to the children. Some of the leprosy-affected people shared about their hardships and the lack of assistance they receive, and they asked the missionaries to help them.
Back in West Bengal, GFA-supported workers distributed food packages to children. Their first stop was a neighborhood where 54 children from impoverished families are attending Sunday school.
Next, they handed out food packets at three different orphanages.
After sharing God's love with the children, they visited a home for the elderly. In honor of Women's Day, they gave fruit and blankets to 25 elderly ladies who were sincerely grateful for the gifts.
With all the different service projects, GFA-supported workers throughout India worshiped and glorified Jesus by letting their light shine before others.
date posted 06/09/2011