Pure Religion is This. . .

Goal: Raise $14000 for Widows and Street Children in Asia

Pure Religion is This. . .

Goal: Raise $14000 for Widows and Street Children in Asia

$3685

raised

$14000

goal

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Message from Julia

. . .To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction. . . ~James 1:27a

Hello! My name is Julia and I am 14 years old.

The Lord has put it on my heart to raise funds for widows and street children. He has given me a burden for widows and orphans for awhile, and I believe they are close to His heart too.

When I hear about what these people go through, it makes me so sad.
In South Asia, when their husbands die, the wife is accused of their death no matter how he died. They are shunned by their community, society, family and are considered bad luck. They aren't often able to provide for themselves because their husbands were the source of income. They are forced to beg or into prostitution. They often have children that they have to provide for. They live a life of hopelessness. Often, their story ends in suicide. Most likely, they haven't even heard the very name of Jesus let alone His gospel.

And then the children. There are so many different ways that they could end up on the streets. Their parents could die. One parent could die, and the other leave them because they can't provide for them. Their parents might abuse them and so they run away. Their parents have to abandon them because they don't have enough income to provide for them. And then they end up on the streets and often are kidnapped, sold into slavery, fall into gangs, and other things. They are in a sense, "fatherless". They too will live a life of hopelessness. They too will die without ever having heard the name of Jesus Christ, the very One who created them.

Both widows and these children who live on the streets do not know that someone loves them. All they know is hurt and struggle and pain. What if one of them were your mother or your child or sibling?

So, I ask, would you consider and pray about giving of your resources to help bring these women and children out of misery and hopelessness?
For widows, you would be giving them a practical way of income-a sewing machine, farm animals, or other things. You would be giving them daily needs such as water filters and blankets. As these gifts are given by the local church, they will have new friends and a loving spiritual family.

For street children, you would be giving them an education, security, daily provisions, a loving, godly family in the individuals who care for them at the street children's home.

Most importantly, you will give both widows and street children a chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Only He can change their hearts, but they will at least have the opportunity to know Him and experience His love.

If you donate $10 or more, I am offering to draw a portrait for you as a thank you gift. E-mail me at lodifamily8@gmail.com for more information about that :)

Thank you and may the Lord bless you!
Isaiah 46:6-7, 9-10

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$50.00USD Donald and Joyce

2/23/15

$25.00USD Anonymous

2/19/15

$100.00USD Mom, Dad and Anthony

1/24/15
Happy birthday, Julia! You are such a wonderful daughter/sister. We are so blessed the Lord gave you to us!

$500.00USD Anonymous

1/24/15
Julia, you are a wonderful child of God! May Jesus Christ bless you deeply and richly!

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Street Children

Give a safe haven for vulnerable children

Many cities in Asia are rife with children who live alone on the streets. These children are vulnerable to kidnappers who sell them into bonded labor and the sex trade. Those who avoid kidnappers fall into gangs, drugs, and alcoholism. They know only distrust and pain; every day is a struggle to survive.

Your donation supports the ministry of GFA's street children homes. These homes provide the children with shelter, education, and food, as well as a message of Christ’s love.

You can change these little lives forever.

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.

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Donations

Name
Amount
Date
Comment
Donald and Joyce
$50.00 USD
02/23/15
Anonymous
$25.00 USD
02/19/15
Mom, Dad and Anthony
$100.00 USD
01/24/15
Happy birthday, Julia! You are such a wonderful daughter/sister. We are so blessed the Lord gave you to us!
"Happy birthday, Julia! You are such a wonderful daughter/sister. We are so blessed the Lord gave you to us!"
Anonymous
$500.00 USD
01/24/15
Julia, you are a wonderful child of God! May Jesus Christ bless you deeply and richly!
"Julia, you are a wonderful child of God! May Jesus Christ bless you deeply and richly!"
Auntie Lisa
$50.00 USD
01/23/15
You have a heart of gold sweetie and auntie loves you very much!! Happy Birthday!
"You have a heart of gold sweetie and auntie loves you very much!! Happy Birthday!"
Olivia Grace
$25.00 USD
01/23/15
I love you Julia! Your heart for others is ridiculously awesome, and I don't know what I'd do without you :) Love ya sis!
"I love you Julia! Your heart for others is ridiculously awesome, and I don't know what I'd do without you :) Love ya sis!"
Anonymous
$500.00 USD
01/22/15
Happy Birthday Julia!! God bless you!!
"Happy Birthday Julia!! God bless you!!"
Anonymous
$100.00 USD
01/22/15
The Trudeau Family
$150.00 USD
01/21/15
Happy Birthday, Julia! Your heart for others is inspiring! We love you!
"Happy Birthday, Julia! Your heart for others is inspiring! We love you!"
Anonymous
$2000.00 USD
01/21/15
Happy Birthday Julia.
"Happy Birthday Julia."
Anonymous
$100.00 USD
01/19/15
Happy Birthday, Julia! I love you!
"Happy Birthday, Julia! I love you!"
Elizabeth Blondefield
$10.00 USD
01/19/15
Paul Tanzer
$50.00 USD
01/19/15
Amen
"Amen"
swanie
$25.00 USD
01/19/15
happy birthday beautiful Julia! love to all the Lodis :)
"happy birthday beautiful Julia! love to all the Lodis :)"

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