CARROLLTON, Texas – Millions of Americans will purchase perishable flowers and consumable chocolate for Mother’s Day this year, but Gospel for Asia is offering a unique way for people to honor their mothers in a more practical and life-changing way: by sponsoring a child in their mother’s name and literally changing a child’s fate ( www.gfa.org/info/mom ).

Millions of children in South Asia are stuck in generational poverty and lack life’s basic necessities. Their mothers lack the means and ability to provide adequately for them. Through Gospel for Asia’s (GFA) Bridge of Hope sponsorships, these mothers can enjoy the best possible Mother’s Day gift: knowing their children will receive an education, access to medical care, clothing and a daily meal.

“What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to help underprivileged mothers provide life-changing opportunities for their children that they might not otherwise experience,” said Dr. K. P. Yohannan, founder and international director of Gospel for Asia. “The lives of thousands of children have already been changed through our Bridge of Hope Centers, and we pray that many more will be touched through this special Mother’s Day outreach.”

Bridge of Hope Centers currently assist more than 72,000 children throughout South Asia with academic knowledge. The academic help is crucial for their future success, but children also learn practical life skills, such as proper hygiene and making handicrafts. The Bridge of Hope staff demonstrates and shares Christ’s love to the children and their families, giving them opportunities to learn more about Jesus.

The special Mother’s Day sponsorship of $35 a month allows a child to receive indispensable help with everyday needs, including school supplies, a daily meal, medical checkups and more. Their fates, once uncertain and limited, become filled with possibility.

Dr. Yohannan was greatly impacted by his mother. Unbeknown to her sons, Yohannan’s mother fasted and prayed once a week until God called one of her sons into the ministry. Her prayer never changed, and was ultimately answered several years later when Yohannan dedicated his life to Christian service.

“Mothers are one of the greatest gifts God has given us here on earth,” Yohannan said. “I am so grateful people have this chance to honor and bless their mothers by providing opportunity for another mother’s child. It’s a gift of true value.”

Dr. Yohannan recently gave a talk about his mother’s impact on his life. The video, along with information about Bridge of Hope sponsorships, is located at www.gfa.org/info/mom.