Christmas is one day long, but your Christmas gift can link your life with someone in need for an entire year! Bless families and even transform entire communities by providing an education for needy children, equipping national workers or enabling behind-the-scenes missionaries to give vital support to the mission field. Through your gift, communities will hear about Christ and see that He cares about them—all year long!
All Sponsorship Types
Behind-the-Scenes Missionary Sponsorship
The Mission Support Team is comprised of behind-the-scenes missionaries who serve in GFA World’s administrative offices. Although they serve in offices far from the physical mission field, their role is vital to the ministry.
For nearly 40 years, behind-the-scenes missionaries have functioned as a crucial link between the mission field and the Western Church. By communicating with GFA supporters in their country and raising resources for the field, the Mission Support Team has provided the field with the critical prayer and financial support needed for ministry.
In much the same way that the Mission Support Team stands behind frontline missionaries on the field, you can stand with behind-the-scenes missionaries and enable them to continue in their role.
Sponsor a Child for One Year
Far too many children in the areas we serve struggle in abject poverty. Without things like proper nutrition, clean water and education, they have no hope of breaking free of cyclical poverty and attaining a better future.
GFA World’s Child Sponsorship Program offers hope through long-term community development programs that empower children and their communities to improve their lives in lasting, transformational ways. We’ve found the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen the child’s entire community, and the work we do is tailored to the specific needs within a child’s respective community. This may mean improving access to resources like clean water, better nutrition, basic healthcare, education and economic opportunities.
By linking your life with an impoverished child through GFA World’s Child Sponsorship Program, you can help give them a future filled with possibilities and hope.
Sponsor a Missionary for One Year
Today, national missionaries are bringing words of life and hope to people in places where Christ’s love has never been shared.
Understand the communities they serve and relate with them culturally
Live sacrificially so others can find the grace and new life Jesus offers
Fill an integral role in distributing Christmas gifts
Provide immediate aid to communities experiencing a crisis, such as during the coronavirus pandemic
Freely offer prayer and counsel to gift recipients and everyone in their communities
By giving toward GFA World’s National Missionary Program, you’ll equip men and women to serve full time by covering their living and ministry expenses—resulting in lives transformed for eternity.
“It’s my prayer and desire that the Lord will bring so many people to Him in this area. ... [I want to] help them grow in the Lord, [so] they will take up the responsibilities of the church in the days to come. That’s my prayer and my desire.” —Pastor Marty, a GFA worker serving in one of Asia’s slums
Sponsor a Woman Missionary for One Year
Women missionaries courageously serve in harsh areas to effectively bring hope to some of the most downtrodden people in areas we serve. They personally relate to the struggles of the women they meet and can minister to women and children unhindered by the cultural boundaries that male missionaries encounter. Women missionaries uplift communities by providing literacy training, prayer, counseling, discipleship for women in the local church, and news of hope for all who hunger for true love.
By sponsoring a woman missionary, you’ll enable them to minister to those forgotten by much of society. Uplifting the lives of women is one of the most significant ways to transform families and communities.
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 personalise 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 2022’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.