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Relief for Asian Widows

Goal: Raise $300 for Persecution Relief in Asia

Relief for Asian Widows

Goal: Raise $300 for Persecution Relief in Asia

$85

raised

$300

goal

28%

Message from UPG Global Prayer Initiative

Life for the women of India is no picnic, nor is it a day on the beach! This is because the women in India are considered to be, and are treated as, valueless. From the time of their birth until the time of their death, these women are among the most destitute and oppressed people in the world.

Recently, there have been reports of multiple hangings, and gang rapes, of these women (including young girls). Young girls are often forced into lifestyles of prostitution to earn a living for their impoverished families. Others work from sunrise to sundown, harvesting grain, by hand, because the farmers cannot afford combines.

For many women, their only hope for survival is to marry and to be cared for by their husbands. These women are often products of arranged marriages within their caste system. To be married, the women must have a dowry that is sufficient according to their husband's financial needs. If the dowry is not sufficient, these women will not be married.

If a woman does marry, the expectation is that she will give birth to a male child. Girl babies are frowned upon; so much so that, girl babies may be aborted, or drowned, because they have limited means of helping the family when they become old enough to make a living.

Widows, in particular, are despised within their communities. They are frequently ostracized to care for any children they may have, on their own. Many resort to collecting food from the trash, begging for food, or selling their bodies as prostitutes.

Gospel for Asia is helping the women of Asia to regain their dignity and self worth by providing food, water and other necessities of life to hundreds of India's girls and women. GFA also provides livestock and sewing machines to enable women to support themselves financially. Finally, GFA provides free medical check ups to these women.

Please prayerfully consider donating whatever The Lord lays on your heart at www.myGFA.org/raw or www.GFA.org.

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$15.00USD Karen Rogiers

6/22/14

$10.00USD Anonymous

6/22/14

$10.00USD Rise Again Healing Center Church, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

6/18/14

$10.00USD Anonymous

6/17/14

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About persecution relief

Daily, our brothers and sisters on the field face the reality of persecution for their faith in Christ. It's not uncommon for angry mobs of anti-Christians to beat up believers, burn down churches and torture pastors

By contributing to persecution relief, you'll be a part of paying the medical expenses for believers, which can also include travel to bigger hospitals for treatment.

The funds will also be used to replace destroyed Gospel literature, rebuild houses and repair damaged church buildings, providing healing for all aspects of life touched by persecution-related attacks.

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
Karen Rogiers
$15.00 USD
06/22/14
Anonymous
$10.00 USD
06/22/14
Rise Again Healing Center Church, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
$10.00 USD
06/18/14
Anonymous
$10.00 USD
06/17/14
Anonymous
$10.00 USD
06/17/14
Anonymous
$20.00 USD
06/16/14
Anonymous
$10.00 USD
06/16/14

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