Every year as Christmas approaches, I get so excited about this catalog. Why? Because I have seen firsthand the impact these simple gifts make to a family stuck in poverty—and I have seen the hope ignited in recipients as they hear about the loving God who is meeting their needs.
When a struggling family in Asia receives a cow or another income-generating gift, they are given a way to fight their poverty. Gifts such as water filters and toilets protect families from diseases, giving them the health they need to thrive. Other gifts such as bicycles and LCD projectors equip national workers to minister effectively. And no matter what shape the gift takes, each one helps show families that God Almighty sees them and loves them.
Of the many ways GFA has served the people of Asia over the past 40 years, I believe this catalog is one of the most significant—and it wouldn’t be possible without people like you. Last year, 241,732 families received gifts because of ministry partners around the world. It warms my heart to hear of families and churches gathering together to choose which gifts to provide for families in Asia in honor of Christ’s birth.
As you consider how to celebrate Christmas, I encourage you to join us in helping more families in Asia find hope in the Lord. May God bless you and fill you with His joy this special season!
Yours for the people of Asia,
Dr. K.P. Yohannan
Founder of GFA