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Help Me Provide Hope For Widows

Goal: Raise $800 for Widows in Asia

Help Me Provide Hope For Widows

Goal: Raise $800 for Widows in Asia

$229

raised

$800

goal

29%

Message

Of all people in India, widows have the most difficult lives. They're seen as cursed and blamed for the death of their husbands. Even the shadows they cast are believed to bring bad luck.

One in four shacks in India is occupied by a widow

Older widows struggle to survive. They live off leftovers from the trash and scraps gathered by begging. Young widows with children to care for find prostitution their only option to keep their children alive.

Teen and child widows have the worst fate

Even a child can become a widow. Soon after being forced to wed an old man, her husband dies. Sometimes girls become widows at the age of 12. Their life is fractured and stolen in a moment.

By giving money for widows, you'll provide:
Income-producing items like sewing machines and farm animals, education through vocational and literacy training, winter blankets, water filters, and other essentials

Widows also receive the opportunity to learn of Jesus Christ, who gives them dignity, peace and eternal life.

I met some of these widows during my recent trip to India. One of them asked me to pray for her, because she has no family and lives with pain. She walked with difficulty, using a walking stick, and finally sat down on the ground. One of the brothers took her home on his motorbike.

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$50.00USD Charlene

6/06/12

$69.00USD Donna

6/04/12
Happy Birthday, Jan. I'm sure you know how I came up with odd amount.

$50.00USD Lynda

6/04/12
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN, You are a special sister in the Lord and May God Give you a Wonderful day today and A very Blessed year ahead!!!!!! In Christ's love, lynda

$40.00USD Alberta

6/03/12
Happy birthday!

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About Widows

Upon becoming a widow in South Asia, a woman is blamed for her husband's death and enters a life of shame. Burdened with the responsibility to care for her children alone, she is often forced into begging or even prostitution.

You donation will help GFA give widows a means of renewable income, like a sewing machine or farm animals. You'll also help with daily essentials, like blankets and water filters.

This support will be given through the local church, giving widows a chance to learn about the love of Jesus Christ.

About Gospel for Asia

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES IN ASIA

Since 1979, GFA has existed to fulfill one passion: seeing communities in Asia discover the same joy, hope and lasting peace we’ve found in Christ.

We serve to equip missionaries to minister throughout Asia. The projects funded through myGFA each play a significant part in helping missionaries serve more effectively and in transforming communities with the love of Christ.

Learn more about GFA

100 percent of every donation on mygfa.org preferenced for the field is sent to the field for the administration of the preferenced campaign project. Each gift is subject to GFA’s Gift Acceptance Policy.

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Donations

Name
Amount
Date
Comment
Charlene
$50.00 USD
06/06/12
Donna
$69.00 USD
06/04/12
Happy Birthday, Jan. I'm sure you know how I came up with odd amount.
"Happy Birthday, Jan. I'm sure you know how I came up with odd amount. "
Lynda
$50.00 USD
06/04/12
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN, You are a special sister in the Lord and May God Give you a Wonderful day today and A very Blessed year ahead!!!!!! In Christ's love, lynda
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN, You are a special sister in the Lord and May God Give you a Wonderful day today and A very Blessed year ahead!!!!!! In Christ's love, lynda"
Alberta
$40.00 USD
06/03/12
Happy birthday!
"Happy birthday!"
Wendy
$10.00 USD
05/23/12
Great idea, Jan.
"Great idea, Jan."
Janice
$10.00 USD
05/23/12

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