A Year in Review

Our heart and passion have always been—and always will be—to bring the love of Christ to the most hurting and broken in our generation.

Looking back over the years, God’s merciful hand can be seen in everything—especially the steadfast support received from partners around the world. GFA began more than 40 years ago, believing God’s love and mercy were the answers for all people, particularly those in Asia, where the needs are so great. And He has been faithful to honor that belief in every ministry venture we’ve undertaken.

In just one year alone, amidst growing opposition, GFA continued to share the love and compassion of Christ throughout 20 nations. And to date, 12,000 local congregations and fellowship groups are worshiping God across Asia. In spite of increased persecution and difficulties, hundreds of thousands of precious lives have been impacted with the love of God and changed for all eternity.

315,332 women received free healthcare training

315,332

women received free healthcare training

59,888 adult women learned how to read and write

59,888

adult women learned how to read and write

14,278 awareness programs held for families

14,278

awareness programs held for families

6,529 sewing machines given to women and men as a source of income

6,529

sewing machines given to women and men as a source of income

12,000+ women

received vocational training to enable them to earn a living

4,856 Jesus Wells drilled in communities needing clean water

4,856

Jesus Wells drilled in communities needing clean water

12,243 BioSand water filters given to families or individuals

12,243

BioSand water filters given to families or individuals

37.5 million people

given clean water through Jesus Wells and water filters, since our clean water projects began in 2000

2,170 GFA Bridge of Hope students graduated from high school

2,170

GFA Bridge of Hope students graduated from high school

500,000 deworming tablets given to at-risk children to prevent parasites

500,000

deworming tablets given to at-risk children to prevent parasites

247,000 children participated in Vacation Bible School

247,000

children participated in Vacation Bible School

8,000+ youth fellowships are learning to be a blessing to their communities

8,000+

youth fellowships are learning to be a blessing to their communities

138,000 children

received food, medical care, and an education since GFA’s Bridge of Hope Program began in 2004

40 teams of Sisters of Compassion are serving widows

40

teams of Sisters of Compassion are serving widows

47 teams of Sisters of Compassion are working among leprosy patients

47

teams of Sisters of Compassion are working among leprosy patients

509 Sisters of Compassion

serving the needy, underprivileged and poor

1,267 medical camps held in needy or remote communities

1,267

medical camps conducted in remote or needy communities

5,428 toilets installed in disadvantaged communities

5,428

toilets installed in disadvantaged communities

300,000 blankets given to the poor

300,000

blankets given to the poor

380,000 mosquito nets distributed

380,000

mosquito nets distributed

262,534 families

helped through income-generating or quality-of-life gifts given through GFA's Christmas Gift Catalog

872 slums where GFA ministers

872

slums are experiencing hope through GFA’s ministry

4,030 bicycles given to missionaries and people in need

4,030

bicycles given to missionaries and people in need

300 film teams shared the message of hope in 15,000 communities

300

film teams shared the message of hope in 15,000 communities

19 different languages for Christian literature

19

different language groups have access to Christian literature in their native tongue

12,000 local congregations

and fellowship groups worshiping God in 16 nations across Asia

These numbers represent the Lord’s work in 2019 through GFA and our partnerships worldwide as we follow Him in His work in 16 Asian nations, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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