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Not Just a Hobby

Goal: Raise $1530 for Sewing Machines in Asia

Not Just a Hobby

Goal: Raise $1530 for Sewing Machines in Asia

$1615

raised

$1530

goal

106%

Message

I learned to sew when I was a child. Ever since then, I have enjoyed creating things and tailoring clothing with my sewing skills. But for me, sewing is just a hobby, not a means of survival.

On the other side of the world, millions of women in Asia are trapped in the cycle of poverty. Abused and mistreated, the women of Asia are desperate. In a culture that values men over women, it is very difficult for any to survive, but especially difficult for widows. Viewed as one who is cursed by her culture, a widow is blamed for her husband’s death and abandoned by her family. The women of Asia desperately need hope. They need to know that Jesus loves and values them! And sewing machines are one way to do that. For a woman in Asia, a sewing machine represents two things: a way to put food on the table (and maybe save her from resorting to prostitution or selling her child to keep from starving), and a way to demonstrate the love of Christ! For these women, sewing machines represent so much more than a hobby—they represent new life! I truly believe that uplifting these desperate women and giving them hope is a one of the most significant things we can do in this life.

In light of my 18th birthday coming up on the 22nd of October, I would like to ask you to partner with me to raise the funds for 18 sewing machines. Thank you so much for considering donating toward my campaign! --Clara

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$3.00USD Anonymous

11/06/13

$20.00USD Deborah

10/22/13

$5.00USD Stephanie

10/22/13

$50.00USD Marie

10/21/13
Birthday blessings to you, Clara!

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About sewing machines

Many poor families in South Asia don’t make enough money to provide for their daily needs. Sewing machines offer those with no education the opportunity to make enough income to feed the family and to send their children to school.

Your donation will enable Gospel for Asia to provide sewing machines to families in need. Every $85 is enough for one sewing machine. Training classes are also given, so each sewing machine can be put to good use.

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
Anonymous
$3.00 USD
11/06/13
Deborah
$20.00 USD
10/22/13
Stephanie
$5.00 USD
10/22/13
Marie
$50.00 USD
10/21/13
Birthday blessings to you, Clara!
"Birthday blessings to you, Clara! "
Warren
$100.00 USD
10/20/13
Happy Birthday Clara!
"Happy Birthday Clara!"
Tom
$35.00 USD
10/20/13
thankful for you and your heart in this- happy birthday, Tom and Sara
"thankful for you and your heart in this- happy birthday, Tom and Sara"
Amy
$20.00 USD
10/20/13
Happy birthday bestest littlest sister! :)
"Happy birthday bestest littlest sister! :)"
Justin
$20.00 USD
10/20/13
Goodluck on everything!!! Glad I can contribute to this cause and I am so thankful you have such a servants heart.
"Goodluck on everything!!! Glad I can contribute to this cause and I am so thankful you have such a servants heart."
Emily
$20.00 USD
10/20/13
Jenny
$20.00 USD
10/20/13
This is a beautiful thing, Clara!! You are a precious sister. =)
"This is a beautiful thing, Clara!! You are a precious sister. =)"
Anonymous
$500.00 USD
10/20/13
Cathrine
$25.00 USD
10/19/13
Happy Birthday Clara! Hard to believe you're 18 already! :) Love, Uncle Marty & Auntie Cathrine
"Happy Birthday Clara! Hard to believe you're 18 already! :) Love, Uncle Marty & Auntie Cathrine"
Barbara
$100.00 USD
10/19/13
Bob
$50.00 USD
10/19/13
Happy Birthday, Clara!! What a cool thing you are doing. You have a sweet and tender heart toward the Lord. I love seeing that in you! Uncle Bob
"Happy Birthday, Clara!! What a cool thing you are doing. You have a sweet and tender heart toward the Lord. I love seeing that in you! Uncle Bob"
Anonymous
$24.00 USD
10/19/13
God bless you on your birthday and bless your heart! May he shower you with his goodness, sister! So excited about your mission for helping other sisters in Christ and spreading God's love and message of salvation. For Christ's glory!
"God bless you on your birthday and bless your heart! May he shower you with his goodness, sister! So excited about your mission for helping other sisters in Christ and spreading God's love and message of salvation. For Christ's glory!"
Elicia
$50.00 USD
10/19/13
Happy birthday Clara! I love you :)
"Happy birthday Clara! I love you :)"
Anonymous
$25.00 USD
10/19/13
Halee
$10.00 USD
10/18/13
So proud of you! Hope you reach your goal!
"So proud of you! Hope you reach your goal! "
Mary
$75.00 USD
10/18/13
awesome way to celebrate - happy birthday!
"awesome way to celebrate - happy birthday! "
Rachelle
$100.00 USD
10/17/13
Happy Birthday, Clara!
"Happy Birthday, Clara! "

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