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Pray for Compassion Services

Pray for Compassion Services

During Christ’s ministry on earth, multitudes of people found healing and restoration through His powerful hands. Today, Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services teams serve as Jesus’ hands and feet, going to places of incredible need to touch the lives of people enduring destitution, heartbreak and abandonment. Through Compassion Services—leprosy ministry, medical ministry, disaster relief and slum ministry—many who were unaware Jesus ever walked on earth are now discovering His unfailing love.

Thank you for praying for Compassion Services this month.


Slum Ministry

Slum Ministry

Slums contain some of the most heartbreaking sights imaginable: families living in cramped huts; open sewers flowing beside homes; parents and children working long hours at labor jobs; malnourished children quenching their thirst with disease-laden water. GFA-supported slum ministry addresses the physical needs of those dwelling in slums and also shares about the loving Father who invites the weary into His heavenly home.

Please pray for provision for those living in slums, and ask God to reveal Himself to them.


Leprosy Ministry

Leprosy Ministry

Leprosy is still a problem in many developing nations, even though it is curable. Many people in Asia who contract leprosy hide their condition because of the ostracism leprosy patients experience. If left untreated, the disease ravages their bodies. Fear of the disease and a lack of understanding about how it is transmitted cause communities to shun leprosy patients and force them into seclusion.

GFA-supported workers follow Christ’s example of caring for those afflicted with leprosy. By providing treatment and practical help for leprosy patients, these workers show that Jesus loves and accepts all—even those rejected by society and disfigured by disease.

Please ask God to heal people with leprosy, to restore their relationships with those in society and to strengthen the people ministering to them.


Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Every year, natural disasters wreak havoc on villages in Asia by destroying people’s homes, livelihoods and hopes. Compassion Services disaster-relief teams bring desperately needed relief items, such as food and shelter, to victims, and they also offer the sorrowful a source of comfort. Team members need God’s strength and grace to minister in heartbreaking situations and to carry the comfort of Christ to grieving families.

Please pray that many victims of natural disasters will receive help and comfort through Compassion Services and will rebuild their lives with Christ as their foundation.


Medical Ministry

Medical Ministry

Many easily avoided diseases still destroy lives throughout Asia, simply because families are unable to afford treatment or have never been taught basic hygiene skills. GFA-supported medical ministry strengthens communities by educating families on the importance of hygiene and by hosting medical camps for the sick. National workers also share about the Great Physician, who heals the heart as well as the body.

Please pray that many more people will find healing through medical ministry, and ask God to provide the needed medical supplies and personnel.


Refreshment for Those Serving the Needy

Refreshment for Those Serving the Needy

Some Compassion Services teams minister in one location day after day, helping leprosy patients or slum families, while other teams respond to disasters, bringing relief and hope to new communities. As they witness extreme hardship, poverty and grief in the lives around them, these team members need refreshment and strength from God to comfort people with His love.

Please ask God to give wisdom and joy to Compassion Services teams, and pray that many people will find hope through their ministry.


Protection and Favor

Protection and Favor

Burdened with a desire to serve the hurting, Compassion Services teams often minister in harsh conditions. When helping earthquake victims or serving in slums, they also live in the midst of devastation and disease. Further, their offer of help may be met with antagonism by those who are not willing to receive them into the community.

Please pray that God will surround Compassion Services teams with His protection and grant them favor with those they minister among.


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