In What Countries and Regions Does Gfa World Help Kids — Asia, Nepal, Sri Lanka? Are There Others?

GFA World serves in many regions and countries where they help kids; Asia and Sri Lanka are just two of them. GFA World serves in more than twenty countries worldwide with a special interest in those who have never heard the Gospel, especially in the 10/40 window.[1] These countries include Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and GFA World has also recently started working in Rwanda, Africa as well. These are some of the poorest countries in the world, the places where children are the most forgotten and downtrodden.

GFA World trains national missionaries who are from the areas in which they are ministering. This makes it easier for them to understand the cultures, attitudes and needs of the people they are trying to reach. Not only that, but national missionaries have access to places that western missionaries are often restricted from entering.[2]

The children in these countries can be enrolled in GFA World’s Child Sponsorship Program and receive vital essentials like food, education assistance, hygiene products and access to clean water. Helping these kids helps the whole community around them.

Bolivar was a malnourished, frequently ill, foul-mouthed child from a poor family. Staff from the sponsorship program happened to meet him in the streets and asked his parents about enrolling him in the program. It seems he had never really attended school, but with the guidance and care he received in the program, Bolivar eventually became quite the scholar. The staff made sure he had nutritious meals and school supplies, and they visited his family to encourage them too. Under such guidance, Bolivar earned high marks on exams and in class, high enough that he could go to university for free. Now, Bolivar looks forward to going on to earn a master’s degree and continuing to work hard to provide for his family.[3]

GFA World’s sponsorship program gives children and their families a way to get themselves out of poverty and create a brighter future. The care and support of the program staff show God’s love to the children as they help them. Consider joining us in this effort by sponsoring a child, a national missionary or simply donating to GFA World. Even small gifts make a world of difference to a family in need.

Learn more about underprivileged kids in Asia

[1] “About Us.” Gospel for Asia. https://www.gfa.org/about/. Accessed October 8, 2022.
[2] “National Missionaries” Gospel for Asia. https://www.gfa.org/sponsor/. Accessed October 8, 2022.
[3] “From Playing in the Dirt to Walking College Halls.” Gospel for Asia Newsletter. https://gfa-newsletter.org/issue/19/3/from-playing-in-the-dirt-to-walking-college-halls/. March 2022.
* Cover Photo: “Kids on a road near Rishikesh, India.” Wikimedia. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kids_in_Rishikesh,_India.jpg. March 19, 2009.