Pray for Impoverished People Who Need Empowering Gifts

Pray for Impoverished People Who Need Empowering Gifts

Every year, GFA World distributes thousands of life-changing gifts to families in need. Income-generating gifts such as goats, cows, chickens, sewing machines and fishing nets can empower families to break the cycle of poverty and give their children a better future. Other practical gifts like warm blankets and mosquito nets meet tangible needs and help protect the bearer from sickness. Each gift is given in Christ’s name, with His love and compassion, and can have a far-reaching impact in people’s lives.

Some gifts, such as bicycles, winter clothing and Holy Scriptures, help equip dedicated GFA missionaries to effectively minister to the people to whom God has called them. These gifts increase the impact GFA missionaries can have in the areas in which they serve.

There are numerous testimonies of how these gifts have transformed lives, but many people in communities GFA missionaries serve are still in need. Please join us this month in praying for the impoverished people who need empowering gifts such as those distributed by GFA World and those who receive such gifts.


Pray for the Christmas Catalogue

Pray for the Christmas Catalogue

GFA World’s Christmas Gift Catalogue is an important tool in raising funds to provide life-altering gifts to people in need. It presents in a visually appealing manner the various opportunities for giving and the potential impact of these gifts. To be effective, these catalogues need to get into the hands of people who will review them and be stirred to action.

Please pray many people will see the Christmas catalogue and their hearts will be stirred to give. Pray church leaders and others will promote the Christmas catalogue, and it will be fruitful.


Pray for GFA Missionaries to be Properly Equipped

Pray for GFA Missionaries to be Properly Equipped

GFA missionaries are dedicated to serving the people around them, sharing Christ’s love in various ways with those in need. But sometimes they are limited by their lack of resources. To have maximum impact, these missionaries need to be properly equipped, and some of the Christmas gifts from GFA World’s Christmas Gift Catalogue can do just that. For example, a bicycle can double a missionary’s radius of impact, and proper winter clothing enables a missionary to minister even in frigid weather conditions.

Please pray GFA missionaries will have the proper tools and resources they need to effectively minister to people in the communities around them. Pray God will raise up ministry partners to support these missionaries’ work on the field.


Pray for Leaders to Pair Gifts, Recipients Wisely

Pray for Leaders to Pair Gifts, Recipients Wisely

The needs in areas where GFA missionaries serve are great. Many people in these impoverished communities could benefit from a practical gift that would generate income or otherwise improve their lives. While one family may greatly benefit from a sewing machine, a fishing net may be more appropriate for another family. Other individuals may be in dire need of a warm blanket or a mosquito net. GFA missionaries and regional leaders need discernment to determine who is to receive a gift and what particular gift will be most beneficial for each recipient.

Please pray God will guide GFA leaders and missionaries on the field as they make decisions regarding gift distributions. Pray God will lead them to the individuals in greatest need and show missionaries how to best help them.


Pray for Transformation in Gift Recipients’ Lives

Pray for Transformation in Gift Recipients’ Lives

A practical gift given in Christ’s name is a testimony of God’s goodness and love. It can bring about lasting change in a person’s life, both physically and spiritually, that can even draw the attention of the surrounding community. For such transformation to take place, however, recipients must utilize the gifts and have hearts open to God’s love.

Please pray gift recipients will experience Christ’s love through these tangible gifts. Also, pray recipients will utilize these gifts to their full potential, and the gifts will empower them to escape poverty, testifying of God’s goodness in their lives.


Pray Gifts Will Last for Many Years to Come

Pray Gifts Will Last for Many Years to Come

We don’t want these gifts to be temporary blessings, here today and gone tomorrow. That’s why GFA missionaries distribute carefully chosen, quality gifts. If they are to represent God’s love and care, they should also testify of His faithful, steadfast provision. Animals sometimes need protection from predators or other dangers. Mechanical items, such as sewing machines and bicycles, need to remain in good working order to be useful. Blankets and winter clothing can tear or wear out.

Pray for God’s protection upon these gifts, that they will last and benefit recipients for many years to come. Pray they will supernaturally last longer than anticipated.


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