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Literacy is Personal

Goal: Raise $100 for Women's Literacy Classes in Asia

Literacy is Personal

Goal: Raise $100 for Women's Literacy Classes in Asia

$94

raised

$100

goal

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Message from Sarah

I received a gift from my grandma in 2013. It was a Bible that belonged to my grandpa. The Bible was a gift to him from his parents around the time that he entered into service for the Navy during World War II. I was so excited to have this piece of family history.

I imagined the comfort he must have found in these pages during the uncertain times he faced. However, when I opened up the Bible I realized that it was rarely opened. There was absolutely no wear on the inside of the Bible and I was puzzled as to why.

I sat and pondered it for a few minutes and then I remembered - my grandpa couldn't read! Several years after the war, Grandma taught him how. But during the war he couldn't read.

The thought made me so sad! Imagine having the promises of God so close at hand, yet not being able to read them. That still makes me sad - and it makes literacy personal.

Today is World Literacy Day and I want to do something about it. We have thousands of Brothers and Sisters in Christ who also cannot read the Word of God for themselves.

If you are reading this, will you consider giving $1.00 - $5.00 to Gospel for Asia to teach women how to read? There are so many benefits to being able to read but the greatest is to be able to read the words of our Lord.

Will you join me? Today literacy is not just another issue. Literacy is personal.

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$14.00USD Buck-A-Cup

10/01/15
Buck-A-Cup is a campaign that sells coffee to College students for $1. With our Women's Lit funds raised, we want to see your goal reached!

$20.00USD Anonymous

9/08/15
Literacy empowers!

$20.00USD Your other Grandma

9/09/14

$10.00USD Anonymous

9/09/14

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About women's literacy

There are over 250 million women in South Asia who are illiterate. Because of this, Gospel for Asia-supported workers are training thousands of women every year to read.

Your donation will enable GFA to provide books, training materials, and classes for women in Asia. This will empower them to care for their families, avoid bad contracts that cause debt, and overcome abusive employers who take advantage of their ignorance. They’ll also get better prices at the marketplace—just because they can do math. Finally, churches will be strengthened as women are able to read the Bible for the first time.

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
Buck-A-Cup
$14.00 USD
10/01/15
Buck-A-Cup is a campaign that sells coffee to College students for $1. With our Women's Lit funds raised, we want to see your goal reached!
"Buck-A-Cup is a campaign that sells coffee to College students for $1. With our Women's Lit funds raised, we want to see your goal reached!"
Anonymous
$20.00 USD
09/08/15
Literacy empowers!
"Literacy empowers!"
Your other Grandma
$20.00 USD
09/09/14
Anonymous
$10.00 USD
09/09/14
Anonymous
$20.00 USD
09/08/14
Mom
$10.00 USD
09/08/14
Well said, Sarah!
"Well said, Sarah!"

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