Pray for Kids in Need

Pray for Kids in Need

Poverty keeps millions of children across the world in a seemingly endless cycle of despair—around 356 million children live in extreme poverty, which includes 150 million pushed into poverty in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.1 With no way to afford education, proper health care or even food, many children suffer in destitution, often with no way out. Hope is a stranger to these precious children.

However, GFA World has several initiatives, chief among them our child sponsorship program, to help free children from poverty and guide them toward the future they deserve—a future of peace and joy found through God’s love.

Join us this month as we pray for children in need worldwide.

1 “Child poverty.” UNICEF. 8 July 2021. . https://www.unicef.org/social-policy/child-poverty


Pray for Children’s Families’ Ability to Meet Needs

Pray for Children’s Families’ Ability to Meet Needs

Families living in impoverishment often do not have the ability to provide for themselves—and the children suffer the most. They remain trapped within cyclical poverty and destitution, making it impossible to afford even basic needs. However, through income-generating gifts given to parents, GFA workers help provide for children’s parents who are struggling against poverty, enabling them to better their situations and take good care of their children.

Pray our workers on the field can provide income-generating gifts to families of children in need who are at risk of entering generational poverty. Pray that through these gifts—or other reliable sources of income—parents will be able to ensure their children’s future survival.


Pray for Their Protection

Pray for Their Protection

Many children in the direst of circumstances also face exploitation and manipulation at the hands of the wicked. Children of poor families are extremely vulnerable to trafficking, abuse and enslavement. Yet, through the vigilant efforts of GFA missionaries and other courageous laborers, children are regularly protected from those cruel systems, whether by enrolling children in GFA World’s Child Sponsorship Program or providing for children’s needs through other areas of ministry.

Pray God will protect children who are most at risk from exploitation and abuse, and God will enable GFA workers to rescue children trapped in those cycles.


Pray for the Parents

Pray for the Parents

What many parents experience when in overwhelming poverty is overwhelming dread, and worry for their children. They feel as if there is no way they can give their sons or daughters the opportunities they deserve for a better life. Despite the despair and hopelessness, GFA workers come alongside these parents, offering ways to stave off the myriad of threats brought by poverty.

Pray the parents of children in need will stay strong amidst the looming despair that may surround them. Pray also GFA World can help meet whatever needs are threatening these families’ survival.


Pray for GFA World’s Child Sponsorship Program

Pray for GFA World’s Child Sponsorship Program

Today, GFA World national missionaries are doing all they can to care and provide for children in poverty. Our child sponsorship program uses a proven community development model, where missionaries work with the leaders of each community to identify the most significant issues causing poverty. We then provide tailored solutions for the community like tutoring, clean water, nutritious food and healthcare—whatever a child, their family and their community need to escape the grip of poverty. In providing this practical assistance, we help free them from hopelessness and bring God’s love.

Pray for GFA World’s Child Sponsorship Program and field staff. Pray more children can be enrolled in the program, so that they and their families can get the help they desperately need.


Pray Hope, Love Bring Change

Pray Hope, Love Bring Change

Through various GFA World ministries on the field, God has worked wonders in the lives of children afflicted by poverty, bringing hope to even the darkest of places. Over the years, GFA World has seen countless stories of hearts transformed by peace and joy where once nothing but despair had dwelt. Knowing they are loved by God can bring children hope even if their circumstances seem unchangeable.

Pray God will move through our GFA brothers and sisters on the field and bring, through His love, great change in the lives of children in need through His love.


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