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Articles with tag Women Missionaries

Panic Drives Mom to Prayer

Sevita pressed the back of her hand to her daughter’s damp, burning forehead. The anxious mother hesitated for a moment before she moved to get help. Sevita, still grieving from her …

November 2020

Persecutor Becomes Protector

Rupak opened his front door wide to let in the three brightly dressed women. Wanting to honour his guests, Rupak quickly retrieved three chairs for the visitors. Rupak …

January 2020

Four Feet Planted Firmly on the Rock

Myia Win, a GFA-supported worker, grew up in a Christian home, attended Bible college, and made the bold step to share Christ’s love in a village having only a few believers. …

November 2019

The One Who Knew a Widow’s Pain

Saci’s life was not easy. As a girl, she forwent an education in order to work alongside her parents as a labourer in the tea gardens. With the …

August 2018

An Abandoned Mother’s Choice

Hansini looked incredulously at her husband. How could he want to kill their infant son? She refused to support his decision, which only caused more tension in the house and in their …

August 2018

Tools to Equip Workers

Following are a couple of stories highlighting various tools given to GFA-supported workers, which equip them for ministry where God has called them to serve. Tools like winter clothing and film equipment …

June 2018

‘I Was Ashamed of Myself’

Fulmala’s young hands swept floors, laundered clothes and washed dishes. Young hands of a child that should have been playing. Young hands that should have been learning. Young hands that carried home …

June 2017

From Suicidal to a Smile

Saneh had endured her stepmother’s scoldings and her father’s punishment every day for many years. The harsh treatment at home made it difficult for her to function at school and around …

April 2017

Short Stories About Women Missionaries

In many Asian cultures, it is considered shameful for a woman to talk to a man whom she is not related to, but a woman can visit with another woman in her …

January 2017

God Answers Prayers for a Slum

Sisters of Compassion in Asia stretch out loving hands to the helpless and downtrodden, ministering to their everyday needs. Most of 12-year-old Mareechi’s neighbours were poor and uneducated, like …

September 2016

Short Stories about National Missionaries

Every day, our brothers and sisters in Asia are crying out to God on behalf of needy people around them. Interceding for those who have various physical ailments is just one of …

September 2016

When a Doctor Becomes Helpless

Missionaries care deeply for the sick and suffering around them, ministering to them through prayer and encouragement. One evening as Gospel for Asia-supported women missionaries Pakhi, Heerkani and …

August 2016

A Miracle Quenched His Fiery Tongue

The man’s gruff words stung the hearts of Tulya and her two companions. “Why are you wasting your time in unnecessary things?” Madhuk scolded the women. “Don’t you have any [other] business?” …

February 2016

Healed After 15 Years

For 15 years, a goitre had been swelling on Preeti’s neck. Her family took her to doctors and local religious establishments and spent large amounts of money on treatments, but her …

August 2015

Why Her Daughter Won’t Get Married at Age 12

Ridhima couldn’t escape the pain of losing her child. Her in-laws blamed her for the baby’s death, pouring salt on Ridhima’s wounds. Ridhima married at age 12. A few months later, …

August 2015

Light, Confidence in the Shadow of Death

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” The words …

June 2015

A Widow’s Journey from Dirtiness to Dignity

With her usual messy hair and dirty clothes, Tulasi approached her neighbour’s home to ask a favour. The widow’s poor hygiene and unkempt appearance repulsed most of her fellow villagers, but Tulasi …

June 2015

The Secret of Finding Joy

Ever since Reshika saw a film about Jesus in 2012, she wanted to know more about Him. Who was this man who bore so much pain for other people’s sins? When two …

April 2015

‘Chance’ Meeting Fulfills TwoWomen’s Longings

Smita immediately recognized the booklet two women handed her. Did these ladies have answers to her questions?

February 2015

Infection, Rejection Overtake Man’s Life

The flesh in his legs began to decay, and although doctors said his leprosy was curable, he couldn’t afford the necessary treatment. Manpreet thought it was just a sting from a caterpillar, …

June 2014

From Rags to Restoration: Women’s Health Project

The four girls, ages 6, 10, 12 and 14, looked dirty and malnourished as they accompanied their mother to the women’s health seminar. With 12 children, Ranjana and her husband struggled to …

May 2014

Single Mother No Longer ‘a Burden’

Ria and her two friends had been walking for more than six miles when Ria noticed a woman sitting beneath a tree. “She looked frail, as if she had been ill for …

February 2014

The Time Was Now

“Right after my mother’s death, I will choose to follow Christ as my Saviour,” Amol once told his wife, Mithi. Amol wasn’t ready to change, yet his alcoholism made life horrible for …

September 2013

Opening Up to a Whole New World

Marya, 40, wanted to help her five school-aged children in their studies, but she had one problem: She was illiterate She used to watch her husband, Ravi, read the newspaper and wished …

August 2013

Hope Rises over Tiger Country

Each time he entered the jungle, Hashmat didn’t know if it would be his last trip there. Then one day his fears became reality when a tiger pounced on him. Like many …

June 2013

Off the Streets and Out of Bed

Usually Nabanipa, 65, spent her days begging. But when she didn’t leave her small hut for three days, her neighbours didn’t bother to find out why. After the death of Nabanipa’s husband, …

June 2013

Inquiries in the Dark

Pavani Chopra, another missionary who was familiar with the area’s religion, spoke clearly to people’s hearts as he presented the Gospel and answered the many questions. By the end of the meeting, …

February 2013

Mother of Nine at the Brink of Death

When Sneha asked Rajeshri about her past life, Rajeshri’s face darkened. Sneha, a Gospel for Asia woman missionary, had reached out to Rajeshri at her lowest point, near death, but Rajeshri had …

February 2013

Young Woman Has Plans for Slum

Grishma had seen the slum where men earned their wages by collecting trash, where children had to beg instead of attend school, where women lived in agony as they watched their children …

August 2012

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