Pray for GFA’s Medical Ministry

Pray for GFA’s Medical Ministry

When Jesus Christ walked the earth, a large part of His ministry was addressing the needs of the physically sick. He healed people and changed their lives—in more ways than one.

GFA’s medical ministry is continuing Christ’s work by providing essential care and health awareness to people in South Asia.

It’s estimated that 827,000 people die every year because of poor hygiene, unsafe water and lack of sanitation.1 These causes of death could have been completely preventable if there was knowledge and awareness of the risks. Through our medical ministry, GFA workers are bringing new life to many men, women and children who’ve been suffering from unnecessary illnesses.

Please join us in praying this month for GFA’s medical ministry.

1 World Health Organization. “Sanitation.” 14 June 2019. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/sanitation


Pray for GFA Workers

Pray for GFA Workers

GFA workers care a lot about the people in their communities. They’re aware of different needs and provide help when able. Some workers serve in areas with no medical facility, so when they see men, women and children suffering with various ailments, they do something about it. Whether it’s earnestly and faithfully interceding for their health or organizing free medical camps, GFA workers do what they can to protect people’s health.

They’re also not immune to sickness. GFA workers contract COVID-19 or suffer with cancer, yet they do not lose faith and continue to serve as much as they are able.

Pray God grants GFA workers wisdom and discernment to know how to best help the people in their communities. Pray also that the Lord will keep GFA workers and their families healthy so they can continue to minister.


Pray for Medical Camps

Pray for Medical Camps

Half of the world’s population does not have access to needed health care services, and 2.9 million people die every year because of this.1,2 GFA workers organize medical camps to bring much-needed medical care to communities that do not have it. They bring in qualified medical doctors to examine patients and provide treatment and medicine free of charge. These camps are crucial to helping thousands of men, women and children—who are too poor to afford medical care or live too far away from any medical facility—get the help they need without having to worry about stepping deeper into poverty because of the bill.

Please ask the Lord to help our GFA workers organize many more medical camps this year so more people can get much-needed medical care. Pray God brings healing to people through these medical camps.

2 “Health Overview.” The World Bank. http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/health/overview. 26 December 2018.

3 “Every year nearly 6 million people die in developing countries from low quality healthcare - this is how we help them.” World Economic Forum. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/11/effects-and-costs-of-poor-quality-healthcare/. 25 November 2019.


Pray for Health Care Training Seminars

Pray for Health Care Training Seminars

Women are often the sentinels of their family’s health, making sure their children wash their hands and their husbands have good, nourishing meals. Knowing how important women are to keeping families healthy, GFA’s Women Fellowship groups have organized health care training seminars specifically for women. Many of these seminars take place in rural areas among women who are unfamiliar with simple practices that could protect them and their children from succumbing to diseases. Because these seminars teach the basics about childcare, first aid, personal hygiene and pregnancy, many women have discovered how to save their lives and the lives of their children.

Please pray GFA health care training seminars will bless many women with practical knowledge that will protect their health and their family’s health. Pray also for the Women’s Fellowship groups that organize these seminars, that they will communicate effectively and show Christ’s love to the women who attend.


Pray for Health-awareness Events

Pray for Health-awareness Events

Multiple times a year, GFA workers organize health-awareness events that revolve around specific themes, such as handwashing, malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS and the risks of using tobacco. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, GFA workers taught people in their communities about the importance of keeping hands clean and demonstrated proper handwashing techniques that could save lives. These events can be significant resources for people who would otherwise have no means of learning about various health issues.

Please pray every health-awareness event will impact lives and that God’s Spirit will move through the events to help people come to a greater understanding of how He cares for their health.


Pray for People’s Health

Pray for People’s Health

Good health is vital to a good future for many in Asia, but sickness doesn’t discriminate. As we’ve seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, sickness can touch any person at any time. For people living in conditions that are less than ideal, the risk of getting sick increases, and for those too poor to afford treatment, the chances of recovery dwindle. Every day, GFA workers see the devastating effects of illness on families: children lose their education, parents can’t work, finances diminish, and families are plunged deeper into poverty. But they also see how lives can be uplifted when there is healing: children excel in their education and parents can work to receive much-needed income that can go to feeding their families instead of paying medical bills.

Please pray God brings healing to those in Asia who are sick and suffering. Ask the Lord to shield families from illnesses that will keep them from having a good future.


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