Give Others the Chance to Hear About Christ and to Grow in Him
Many people have yet to hear the wonderful story of Christ’s birth. Through these gifts, you can enable national workers to do even more to serve their communities and give others the chance to hear about Jesus, grow in Him, and praise Him in a local fellowship. Through you, many will get the chance to know and worship our Saviour!
All Gifts for Ministry
Generator for Film Teams
How do you show a movie about God if you’re in a village that doesn’t have electricity? You bring a generator! This important gift allows film teams to invest in the eternities of thousands of men and women across Asia.
A heavy-duty vehicle carries a team of national workers to remote villages much faster and safer than if they had to walk. Because of the vehicle, these workers are able to share about the love and sacrifice of Christ with people who may not otherwise get a chance to hear about Him.
In addition to transporting the team, a heavy-duty vehicle carries heavy equipment essential for ministry, which often includes a film projector, a sound system and generator. These vehicles can also be used to distribute aid to communities impacted by natural disasters and other emergencies, such as the coronavirus pandemic. Through the gift of a heavy-duty vehicle, people across Asia will be touched by Christ's love!
LCD Projector Kit
LCD projector kits enable film teams to share life-changing movies with countless villagers. Film teams can arrange double features, showing Asian-language films on the life of Jesus, in conjunction with films on topics like the dangers of alcohol or drugs. LCD projector kits help bring hope and the truth of God’s love to many different villages year after year.
“After watching [this film about Jesus], I realized that Jesus is alive. He is the real God … Today, I feel so happy that I could watch the Jesus film. I want to believe in this Jesus.” —Viraj, a young man who watched a film about Christ
A motorcycle enables a pastor to serve distant fellowships, giving people the leadership, counsel and prayer they need to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“I donated as a Christmas gift for my dad. He has everything he needs and enjoys seeing the money I would spend on him go to a better cause.” —John, a donor in Minnesota
Winter Clothing Packet
Harsh winters force many people indoors, hindering villagers from finding jobs and limiting pastors’ ability to minister. Winter clothing packets help GFA workers stay healthy and able to minister during cold seasons, and they also demonstrate Christ’s love in very practical ways to villagers living in mountainous regions or to the homeless.
Depending on the region, a winter clothing packet may include:
Other warm items
“These days, cold is increasing rapidly. I received warm clothes at the right time. … I am sure [the clothes] will keep my body warm. I am thankful … for the love that is shown to me.” —Sister Pushpa, a national missionary
Bicycles help national workers save time, energy and transportation expenses, dramatically increasing their ability to minister. These sturdy, Asian-made bicycles enable national workers to respond quickly to people asking for prayer and to carry the news of Christ farther and faster.
“Sometimes I was not able to reach my destination traveling by bus, as the road was broken on the way. I had to return back. But with the bicycle, I am able to cross any such hurdles and reach my destination.” —Pastor Dhiraj, who received a bicycle at a GFA gift distribution
Vacation Bible School
At Vacation Bible School, children make crafts, hear Bible stories and learn cultural songs and dances. On the last day of VBS, they share what they’ve learned by performing for their parents, and the joy and truths they discover at VBS impact their families, too! A child’s materials only cost about $5, yet the impact they can make is priceless!
The three days of VBS brought changes in my life. ... After I failed 10th grade, I was not happy and was doing whatever I liked. Due to that, my parents were so sad. ... But after attending this three-day VBS program, I learned that God loves me so much.”—Nirmanyu, a 15-year-old from Asia who found lasting hope through VBS
$10,000 to $40,000
Fledgling congregations often lack a permanent structure to use for worship services, which exposes them to a host of problems. Their meetings—and ministries—are also hindered simply because they do not have space to gather as a church family. Your gift helps us to build and repair buildings. Even a gift of $80 can help provide decades of safer worship; with others sharing the cost, a church can be built!
A place of worship:
Testifies to the local community of the Lord’s presence and the credibility and stability of the local congregation.
Protects believers from outside dangers during worship services.
Offers a safe, welcoming location for visitors from any background who want to learn about Jesus.
Serves as a center for relief distributions during times of crisis.
Frees believers to worship openly and exuberantly without worrying about disturbing their landlords or neighbors.
Shelters believers from heavy rain and intense summer heat.
A permanent place of worship varies in costs to construct, depending on size, location and available materials.
“Church is a place where I come to worship the Lord after a whole week of toil. Church is a very special place, and the new building has made it more special, and I am very happy.”
—Sameer, a believer whose congregation received a new building in place of its old, overcrowded one
Broadcasting the Good News
$45 - $180
Broadcasting provides the opportunity for communities to learn about the love of Christ through radio programming, social media platforms and other key internet communication channels. Through these avenues, people across Asia-and even beyond-can discover powerful truths in God's Word. National workers write and record messages that are relevant to the cultures and struggles of each audience region, which strengthens people's ability to understand the full meaning of God's mercy. Your gift this year can truly "go tell it on the mountain"!
For many people in Asia, a piece of literature about the hope of Christ is the first step in their journey of knowing Jesus. Oftentimes, this literature will be read aloud to others who are illiterate or passed on to someone else who will read it and pass it on to yet another person.
Many believers in Asia are first-generation believers who grew up knowing nothing of God’s ways, and they’re hungry for His Word. Your donation helps give people a copy of God’s Word, enabling them to grow in their knowledge of God and walk more closely with Him.
Order up to 10 free In Honour cards during your donation checkout process. We will mail them to you, and you can give them to your loved ones. Click the images below to view the cards available for order. U.S. and Canada only.
Select from the following designs. One is for children and the other for adults. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Cards ordered after Dec. 15 will not arrive before Christmas
If you’re giving a gift in honour of a friend or loved one, bless them with a GFA Christmas card. After checkout, you may personalize a card for each item and print out on your printer. Then you can hand deliver or send them to your loved ones.
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*Note: To be eligible for 2021’s tax deduction, mailed donations must be postmarked by December 31.
How Your Donations Are Applied
We value your donation and are committed to good stewardship of the funds entrusted to us by our friends and donors. All gift options represent GFA’s actual ministry efforts to meet the diverse needs of individuals and communities. Regardless of particular designations, monies are raised for ministry purposes, and GFA retains discretion to use donated funds in any manner that serves GFA’s charitable objectives.