Featured Stories

The Birth of a Missionary

GFA Featured Story

"God’s forgiveness continued to work in Sundar, bringing about the birth of a missionary heart, answering his father's cherished wish." One chilly Tuesday, a blind baby boy was born into an impoverished, illiterate family in a remote village tucked into the foothills of the Himalayas. The parents loved...

Child Bride Grows Up Next to a Jesus Well

GFA Featured Story

Nine-year-old Suhana stood in her bridal dress, her childish face masked under heavy kohl eye liner, and the red powder on her forehead signaling her entrance into the adult rite of marriage. Her young husband, closer to adulthood than herself, placed a floral garland around her neck. After...

Magnifying the Praise of God

GFA Featured Story: May 2020

Jiva sat outside her home with her husband, Vahaan, distractedly washing dishes. Pain and severe discomfort from her illness typically preoccupied her mind, but not right now—the words and songs coming from a nearby building captured her full attention. Vahaan listened intently, too, then he uttered a short...

Neglected Girl Replaces Mud Canvas with Paper, Pencils

GFA Featured Story: May 2020

The tarp walls of Divena’s home could not contain the sound of her mom and dad’s constant arguments. When her mother suddenly left to be with another man, the house fell silent. Three-year-old Divena and her older brother never saw their mother again. Divena’s father, a truck driver,...

A Miracle for an Ambitious Daughter

GFA Featured Story: May 2020

Vinaya sat with other believers during a prayer meeting, mulling over her family’s problems. She knew Jesus cared about their needs—and that His power could change their situation. Finally, she opened her mouth and told her prayer group about her family’s private financial issues. Her husband, Rachit, lovingly...

Hearts Changed Before the Credits Rolled

GFA Featured Story: April 2020

Paritosh excitedly sat down with his wife and other members of his community. They were about to enjoy a special treat that evening: a movie. As the film progressed, however, Paritosh’s mood changed from that of seeking entertainment to one of deep contemplation. This movie was not what...

Enough for Everyone

GFA Featured Story: March 2020

Garjan watches groups of people from neighboring villages come on bikes to fill large vessels with water from the main well in his village. Instead of frustration that other people are taking his village’s resources, Garjan sees these people with compassion—and empathy. He wishes they didn’t have to...

What She May Never Have Had

GFA Featured Story: March 2020

Alife of uncertainty and poverty lay before Ridhushni, but she was too young to understand. All she knew at 4 years old was that she wanted to play with her friends. Ridhushni’s father barely made enough as a construction worker to provide for the entire family—then he contracted...

Someone Who Cares

GFA Featured Story: February 2020

“What shall I do?” Ranjini wondered aloud. Ranjini powerlessly watched her hands and feet deteriorating before her eyes. As a widow and a person afflicted with leprosy, Ranjini needed help. But so many people in her society turned a blind eye to widows and leprosy patients, and she...

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