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God Uses Sewing Machine to Redeem Loss, Illness and Hopelessness

Anxiety chilled Mare’s heart. About one year after cancer took her husband, Mare noticed the same symptoms he had experienced—severe headaches and blurred vision. Mare already struggled to provide for herself …

June 2021

When Hope Met Their Hardships and Hard Work

Daya’s life turned upside down the day her husband, a labourer, fell off a roof and died. Daya, a stay-at-home mom, had to find work to feed her …

May 2020

Prison Gifted with Sewing Machines

Pastor Jaitra prayed out loud, surrounded by a group of prisoners. Eight voices echoed Jaitra’s “amen.” The small prayer meeting broke up. Walking out the prison doors, Jaitra held one prayer …

May 2020

Lifting a Widow’s Burden

Today, there are around 284 million widows globally.1 Some face prejudice and are blamed for their husband’s death. Others face extreme poverty. Najma, a mother of three, joined the millions of …

June 2019

Tailoring Provides Woman with a Future

Nahar’s parents looked on as she swept the floor. Her mother worried for their 21-year-old daughter’s future. Was sweeping the family’s house all she had to look forward to? Nahar was …

June 2019

Desperate to Help Her Parents

Gul’s family lived in a mud-and-brick house roofed with plastic and tin sheets. Her father worked hard as a day labourer , sweating to put food on his …

June 2019

New Friend’s Compassion Impacts Family

Sometimes a single compassionate act can change the course of someone’s life—or even a family. Reva and her husband, Saju, had four grown children. Saju worked as a {% trans "labor" …

May 2019

Clothing Widows with Dignity

Sewing machines make a huge impact in the lives of women who suffer rejection because of widowhood or leprosy. With these gifts, dignity is restored as they can earn a respectable wage …

April 2019

Debt and Death Leave a Wake of Despair

Debt crippled Navita’s husband. As drought destroyed their harvest, all hope of paying off their loan vanished with the crops. Collection notices mounted, and Navita’s husband could only see one way …

September 2018

Short Stories about the Impact of Christmas Gifts

Many people throughout the world have the skills they need to provide for themselves, but they lack the means to purchase required tools. Without these necessary resources, many become daily {% …

January 2018

Sewing Her Sister Through College

Harshika knew how to tailor clothes, but she could not afford her own sewing machine. When she and others, such as these women pictured, receive sewing machines, they are able to significantly …

January 2017

Sewing Machine Helps in Time of Crisis

Murali and Tulika faced poverty every day. When they started attending a fellowship led by a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, Tulika was able to sign up for a tailoring class at …

April 2016

Short Stories

In every issue of Harvest, we want to help you see what you are part of through your prayers and support. We hope these short reports from the field give you quick …

January 2016

‘I Was a Beggar; Now I Am a Believer’

Sarbani, 18, lived the life of a beggar. She’d watched her parents go door to door, begging for one meal a day, and now she followed in their footsteps. She didn’t …

April 2015

Sewing in Due Time

Even though Minati was 45 years old, receiving a Christmas gift was still the highlight of her year. When Gospel for Asia presented her with a sewing machine, a very specific dream …

May 2014

A New Roof and an Eternal Shelter

Sahasra’s life as a single mother and sole breadwinner for three sons was difficult enough. Now that her tiny, one-room house had collapsed, she didn’t know what to do. When a week-long …

April 2013

Someone Knew Her Secret Wish

As a single woman of 29, Lakshmi bore a burden few young South Asian women have to shoulder: working as the sole provider for her family. Lakshmi’s family had always been …

April 2013

The Only Tailor in Town

He worked two jobs and was one of the most educated people in the village, but that didn’t keep Haamid and his family from the grip of poverty. They barely had enough …

January 2013


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