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August 6, 2021

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide – Discussing GFA World’s Bridge of Hope Program and it’s impact on families and communities, providing for health needs through the center’s medical camp.

Discussing GFA World's Bridge of Hope Program and it's impact on communities, providing for health needs through the center's medical camp.
A doctor checks a patient’s blood pressure at a medical camp organized at a Bridge of Hope center.

GFA World’s Bridge of Hope Program is designed to support young students as they grow into adulthood. The program provides free educational tutoring, school supplies, clothing and a hot meal—which their families might not be able to afford otherwise. It also assists children and their families by providing personal hygiene resources and medical checkups.

One Bridge of Hope center hosted a medical camp before the pandemic, during which more than 450 people received free health care in a single day.

A Day of GFA Medical Camp Doctors’ Visits

At 9:30 a.m., six doctors and two pharmacists began seeing patients. Bridge of Hope students lined up with their parents and neighbors to see the medical professionals for various ailments and health checkups.

For the next seven and a half hours, the doctors examined the villagers and prescribed medicines, while the pharmacists assisted in administering medication. The medical staff graciously volunteered their time to treat conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cataracts, high cholesterol, skin rashes and vitamin deficiencies. Doctors also provided medical care for patients wrestling with heart and lung problems.

GFA Medical Camp - Patients receive free perscriptions and Bridge of Hope students and their families wait for a chance to see a doctor
Top: Bridge of Hope staff help medical professionals hand out prescribed medications.

Bottom: Bridge of Hope students and their families wait for a chance to see a doctor during a medical camp.

Bridge of Hope staff was on hand throughout the day to assist the medical staff and to help keep the camp running smoothly.

Events such as medical camps are a welcome blessing for Bridge of Hope students and their communities. Many of the students at this center have parents employed on tea estates and who work long hours each day to earn just enough money for the family’s needs for that day. Nutritious meals and the costs of remedying unexpected health issues are often more than a family can afford.

The day was a whirlwind for everyone involved as 100 students and their families, as well as others from the community, cycled through the camp receiving health care advice and appropriate medications. As the camp concluded at 5 p.m., a Bridge of Hope staff member offered a prayer of thanksgiving for the day’s success.

The satisfaction of helping to provide for the community’s health needs was well worth the busy day at the medical camp.


Read Jalpa’s story to learn more about Bridge of Hope and the impact it can have on a student’s life.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Field Reports & Updates, Hundreds Line Up to Receive Free Medical Exams

Learn more about the GFA World Bridge of Hope program and how you can make an incredible difference in the lives of children, bringing hope to their lives and their families, transforming communities.

Learn more about the GFA World’s Medical Ministry who are helping thousands in need of medical care and attention, all while displaying the love of Christ.

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May 3, 2021

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide – Discussing Acenath, her widow mother and their impoverished family, the struggles of poverty and malnutrition, and Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope that provides a bright future for the young girl and many like her.

Acenath’s life changed drastically at the young age of 3 when her father died of a heart attack. Her mother—grieving the loss of her husband—spiraled into a mental illness that kept her from caring for her family, which left Acenath and her older sister, Eilise, dependent on their aging grandmother and the kindness of their uncle and aunt for survival.

Barely Surviving

Discussing Acenath, her widow mother, their impoverished family, the poverty, malnutrition, & Gospel for Asia's Bridge of Hope that provides a bright future
Like this young girl, Acenath is grateful for every blessing she’s received since she began attending GFA’s Bridge of Hope program, and she takes great care of her belongings.

Before his death, Acenath’s father worked the family’s farmland to provide for his family’s needs. With his passing and the incapacity of Acenath’s mother, Acenath’s uncle and aunt took over the farm. While they gave a portion of the farm’s produce to Acenath’s family, they kept much of the food for themselves in payment for their work. The small portion left over was not enough for Acenath’s family’s survival. The girl’s grandmother, Taran, worked long hours in neighboring fields to help provide for her granddaughters’ needs. Acenath and her sister were surviving, but barely.

Besides her nutritional needs, Acenath desperately needed the love of her parents. Unfortunately, her mother was emotionally and physically unavailable. She often kept to herself and did not speak. At times, the distressed mother couldn’t even recognize her daughters, and when she did speak, she treated them harshly. Acenath could no longer remember her father’s face.

Disheveled and malnourished, the two sisters trudged to school each day, wearing proof of their family’s destitution on their young shoulders and gaunt faces. Recognizing their impoverished situation, Acenath and Eilise painstakingly cared for their scant belongings—a single school uniform, which they washed every day, and two dresses apiece. The few school supplies they did own came from their uncle and aunt in response to the pleas of their grandmother. Tears often stained the girls’ cheeks as they mourned their lack of life’s basic necessities.

A Passionate Plea for Help

When Acenath was in fourth grade, staff members from GFA’s Bridge of Hope Program came to visit their students in her neighborhood. Upon seeing the staff members, Taran hurried out to meet them, begging for an opportunity for her granddaughters to attend Bridge of Hope, which she knew could provide the help she needed to take care of Acenath and Eilise. The tears streaming down her cheeks reinforced the desperation of her cries.

Moved by Taran’s passionate request and the family’s long-time struggle, the staff members offered to enroll Acenath. The day Acenath began attending Bridge of Hope was an unforgettable moment. Though she approached the door timidly, Acenath was grateful for the opportunity and knew her life was about to change for the better.

The center provided her with a school uniform, shoes and school supplies. Acenath also received toiletries for proper hygiene, medical checkups and nutritious meals. Her health, studies and hope for a better life all improved rapidly. The bright look on her face, the high grades in her studies and the evidence of her budding personality all bore testimony to the positive impact of Bridge of Hope on Acenath’s life.

Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Brings Hope for the Future

Acenath wasn’t the only one who benefited from Bridge of Hope. She shared the resources she received from the center with her older sister, Eilise. Together, they began to cook and care for their grandmother as she grew older. Sometimes, the three attended the local church together and welcomed the continued prayers of the pastor for their family.

“Even if Eilise did not get admission, she gets some help through Acenath, which is very much enough for me,” Taran said. “My grandchild’s life is settled. I [don’t have enough words] to express my thanks for the love and kind hearts of the staff here. … My children will always be grateful to this institution.”

While Acenath is still concerned for her mother and saddened by the passing of her father, she is grateful for the love she’s received from her family, her tutors at Bridge of Hope and God.

Acenath now looks to the future with hope. She dreams of becoming a teacher and providing children with the education she has been blessed to receive.


Read how Bridge of Hope helped another grandmother care for her two granddaughters.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia World stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Field Reports & Updates, GFA’s Bridge of Hope Provides Bright Future for Young Girl

Learn more about the GFA World Bridge of Hope program and how you can make an incredible difference in the lives of children, bringing hope to their lives and their families, transforming communities.

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March 19, 2021

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide – Discussing Rasika, her very poor health upon joining Bridge of Hope in 2004, but through the nourishing meals and attentive care of the staff, her health has greatly improved.

Something was wrong. Rasika couldn’t focus at school. She missed some of her classes, and she was too tired to study when she got home. Her parents watched their child deteriorate, not knowing what they could possibly do to help. Rasika’s condition only grew worse, leaving her weak and sickly, and hindering her ability to grow into a healthy member of society.

Discussing Rasika, her very poor health upon joining Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope, but through the meals & care of the staff, her health greatly improved

Child Helped by a Loving Staff

But things didn’t stay that way forever. Rasika enrolled in a local Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center, and the staff were able to help her in her time of need. These men and women prayed for her specifically during their personal devotion times and gave her extra attention and help while she was at the center. Through Christ’s love, their encouragement and motivation had a tremendous effect on Rasika, as did the nutritious meals she received as part of the program.

What’s more, as the staff went to her home to speak with her parents, they helped her mom and dad understand some simple and practical changes they could make to help Rasika grow and develop properly.

As time passed, Rasika’s health improved, much to the delight of her parents. One day, they decided to go to the Bridge of Hope center with the specific purpose of thanking the staff for their involvement in their daughter’s life. This is what they shared:

“It is because of your great concern [that] today our daughter is in good condition. We cannot pay [you] back for all your contribution, but it is our desire that God would bless you and use you to help many more needy individuals in our society in the days to come.”

Rasika in 2012

Encouraged by Stories of Gratitude

When parents come to thank the staff at Rasika’s Bridge of Hope center, as many do, it encourages the staff to keep pressing on to love, pray for and encourage the children they work with. We hope it is the same for you—that the stories you read in this and other posts encourage you to love the Lord more and help you see that your life is truly making a difference!


*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Rejoice! Newsletter, The Love of Bridge of Hope Staff

Learn more about the Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope program and how you can make an incredible difference in the lives of children, bringing hope to their lives and their families, transforming communities.

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November 19, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada – Discussing the loneliness and rejection that filled a young girl’s heart, and a Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope Center that shared the loving God who cares for her.

Madura smiled when she was in the company of others. From the outside she pretended everything was OK—but it wasn’t. Loneliness and rejection filled her aching heart. Madura hadn’t experienced what every child longs for: to be loved by a mom and dad.

Discussing Madura, the loneliness & rejection that filled her heart, & a Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope Center that shared the loving God who cares for her.
Madura never experienced the love of parents. As a way of coping with her sorrow, Madura hid her tears behind a smile.

Worried and Alone

Madura was just a little girl when her mother died. Her father, who often gave himself over to the influence of alcohol, also beat her for no apparent reason. Thankfully, Madura’s aunt and uncle intervened and arranged for Madura to enroll in a Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center. When she was in eighth grade, Madura attended the program daily, while living with her brother and sister-in-law.

Madura held a buried hurt deep within her heart. When she was around her friends, she hid the tears she wanted to cry. She felt alone but put on a brave face, masking her sorrow with a smile. She longed for love but felt deep inside that no one truly cared for her.

One day, Madura asked her brother to come to the Bridge of Hope center with her. They were having a parents meeting and all the other students’ parents were planning to attend. It deepened Madura’s sorrow when her brother never showed up. This became too much for poor Madura. She couldn’t keep back the tears any longer.

Loving staff members at Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope centers like these men and women, dedicate their time to love and care for children like Madura. They play a very influential role in their lives.

When the staff noticed Madura’s broken floodgate of tears, her sorrowful words tumbled out: “I don’t have any relatives who can love me.”

Madura shared her feelings through her sobs to the attentive staff at the Bridge of Hope center. She told them how she was not getting enough food at her brother’s house and had to do much of the housework.

With compassion, the staff comforted Madura.

“God has given you this project center to take care of you in every area,” they assured her.
Knowing the young girl’s deep anguish, the staff met with Madura’s brother and asked him to be proactive in helping Madura with her studies and life. They shared the love of Jesus with him and showed they truly cared for his sister. Madura’s brother responded positively to their words and encouragement.

“I am coming closer to my vision,” Madura shares. Through the success of her hard work and the nurturing love and care of the Bridge of Hope staff, Madura is doing well in her studies.

Coming Closer to Her Vision

Today, Madura is growing in her talents and is doing so with happiness. Now Madura knows she is loved and has a community of those who genuinely love her well.

Madura now has a dream for her future. After she graduates, she wants to become a teacher to help the underprivileged children around the world.

“I’m coming closer to my vision, and I believe that God is helping me towards my vision,” she says. “It stops my tears . . .”

No longer does Madura have to hide her tears because she knows if she is sad or disheartened she has people who care for her.

“I thank God and the project staff for their encouragement, motivation and blessing through their teaching,” Madura says.

Bring Them Love

You can play a crucial role in showing love and care to a child, like Madura, through Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Program. Sponsor a child today and help them understand they are loved and never alone!


Learn more about the Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope program and how you can make an incredible difference in the lives of children, bringing hope to their lives and their families, transforming communities.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Featured Article, Drying the Tears Behind Her Smile

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November 10, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing Rajalmati, the difficulties that poverty bring, and Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope that brought an unexpected blessing amid an accident that put her life and education in jeopardy.

Cars, rickshaws, and bicycles whizzed by Rajalmati as she made her way home from school. The 16-year-old girl didn’t mind walking through the maze of traffic to and from school every day, even when she saw her friends riding on bicycles or in cars.

Rajalmati’s parents tried their best to provide for her education, but they couldn’t afford to give her a bike. Rajalmati was grateful to be able to walk. Then, one afternoon, even that was temporarily taken away from her. In a moment’s flash, a car flew by, and white-hot pain seared through Rajalmati’s legs.

Not Letting Her Troubles Overwhelm Her

Discussing Rajalmati and Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope that brought a blessing amid an accident that put her life and education in jeopardy.
Like these young women, Rajalmati uses her new bicycle to easily get to and from school to further her education.

Rajalmati had been hit by a car. With her legs injured, she couldn’t walk, and there was no way her parents could afford the medical procedure to quickly mend the damage to her legs. For a time, the young teenager feared for her future—would her legs heal? Would she be able to continue going to school? But Rajalmati didn’t give into discouragement; instead she decided she would face her current challenges.

Two years earlier, a friend had given Rajalmati a notebook she had gotten at a Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center. An advertisement on the back explained how Bridge of Hope and other ministries served people in need. She found the phone number for GFA’s Bridge of Hope Program and picked up the phone. Taking a deep breath, Rajalmati hoped whoever answered could offer help.

Given a Bicycle, Given a Chance – Blessing from GFA Bridge of Hope

A few weeks later, with Rajalmati’s legs slowly healing, she sat at a Gospel for Asia gift distribution with 35 other girls her age, waiting to hear their names called. One by one, each young woman walked up to receive a bicycle. Rajalmati’s phone call had helped make this event possible. After she told Gospel for Asia workers about her situation, they began an inquiry into the transportation needs of young women attending school or college in Rajalmati’s area.

“I never imagined that [Gospel for Asia workers] would provide a bicycle for me,” Rajalmati said. “I am happier to know that because of my one call other needy sisters also got bicycles.”

Rajalmati’s parents were also very thankful for the bicycle.

“We did not have enough money to buy a cycle for her,” Rajalmati’s mother told Gospel for Asia workers. “But thank you … for your concern for the needy in the society.”

When Rajalmati’s legs healed, she was able to travel much more easily with her new bicycle to school. Now, Rajalmati wasn’t just grateful to walk, she was grateful she can ride.


Read how a bicycle helped another young woman gain an education.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Filed Reports, Girl’s Accident Brings Unexpected Blessing

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October 14, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing the heart-wrenching plight of abandoned children, and how, against all odds, God provided hope and life through Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center.

Every day, Priti, her older sisters and her mother, Chunni, had suffered the daily abuse of her father’s drunken rages. As Priti listened to her mother cry through the nights, it slowly dawned on her that her father had left them and he wasn’t coming back. They were alone.

Discussing the plight of abandoned children, and how God provided hope and life through Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center.
The Christ like love and examples of Bridge of Hope teachers across Asia impact students like Priti deeply.

Mother Struggles to Provide, Dies

Priti’s mother found work in a rice field, but the labor was hard and she frequently became ill. Without a sustainable income, Chunni couldn’t send her girls to school; she couldn’t afford to feed her children; she couldn’t visit a doctor to treat her illness. Chunni eventually arranged for Priti and her siblings to live with their grandparents, though this didn’t improve their lot in life very much. Unable to afford medical care, Chunni died.

Priti didn’t know how to express her grief or where to find any answers for her struggles. Without the love of her parents, joy slowly seeped out of the 14-year-old’s life.

God Provides Life, Hope

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: The Christ like love and examples of Bridge of Hope teachers across Asia (top) impact students like Priti deeply.
Priti’s life has completely changed through Bridge of Hope.

But Priti’s story doesn’t end in hopelessness. The staff at a nearby Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center heard about Priti’s heart-wrenching situation and visited her home to see if they could somehow bless the young girl. Their hearts ached when they witnessed her gaunt and haggard expression.

Before long, Priti enrolled in the Bridge of Hope center where the staff encouraged her, prayed for her and also helped her practically through things such as daily meals, school supplies, bars of soap and lessons on cleanliness and morals. Within two months, the girl’s outlook had changed completely.

“I have inspiration to study and perform well in my studies,” Priti shares. “God is my inspiration. I attend [the] Gospel for Asia (GFA) Bridge of Hope center regularly, and I [have] learned moral values of the society. … I praise God for the Gospel for Asia (GFA) Bridge of Hope that made my life more meaningful and helped me to grow excellent in studies.”

Thank you for helping make stories like this possible through your love, prayers and donations. You are making a bigger difference than you know.


Learn more about the Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope program and how you can make an incredible difference in the lives of children, bringing hope to their lives and their families, transforming communities.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Newsletter, Finding Inspiration to Live

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October 2, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing Siji, her great difficulty in her studies amid the poverty her family faced, and Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope that changed her life and brought hope for the future.

There was simply too much homework … and none of it made sense! Siji would rather stay home feigning sickness than go to school and suffer her teachers’ scolding and scowls.

She hadn’t finished the work they expected of her, and today’s lessons would probably be just as confusing, so what was the point? She might as well stay home … again.

Falling Behind

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Since attending Bridge of Hope, Siji has started to enjoy learning. She now dreams of becoming a teacher.
Since attending Bridge of Hope, Siji has started to enjoy learning. She now dreams of becoming a teacher.

Siji’s teachers recommended she enroll in extra classes for personalized attention. Based on her failing grades, it seemed she needed help learning every major subject: math, science, English, social studies. She also needed to work on her focus to complete her homework and remember which books and supplies she needed to bring to school.

Siji’s parents knew about their daughter’s difficulties in school, but they couldn’t afford the tutoring she needed to excel in and complete school. Their daily wages from working at the tea estate were just enough to feed and clothe their family and provide the necessities for their three children’s schooling. There was no extra money for academic support.

Siji’s grades and school attendance continued to drop. Then Gospel for Asia worker Elan spoke to her parents about Bridge of Hope, and a light shone into the dark tunnel of their fears for their daughter’s future.

Steps to a Brighter Future

Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Program offers tutoring for school-aged children as well as a nutritious meal, lessons in good hygiene, routine medical examinations and the opportunity to explore the arts, sports and community service. This all comes at no cost to the students’ families.

Through Bridge of Hope, God provided a solution to Siji’s learning troubles. There, Siji received support from caring teachers, a good pair of shoes and a beautiful bag filled with all the supplies she would need for the school term. These precious gifts brought Siji and her parents great joy.

With the help of Bridge of Hope’s patient tutors and the loving guidance of the staff members, Siji gained greater comprehension of her math, science, English and social studies lessons. Her grades at school improved. She even began to enjoy studying, choosing to complete some of her schoolwork at home on her own.

Siji also learned valuable lessons, such as forming good habits, developing personal discipline and cultivating a good attitude.

New Dreams Born

Siji’s parents were proud of her achievements. It pleased them to know she was building discipline and character with the help of her tutors at Bridge of Hope. Both they and Siji’s teachers were amazed by Siji’s progress in such a short amount of time.

School, once dreadful for Siji, became a source of pride and accomplishment. She even set her sights on becoming a teacher one day to help others discover the joys of learning.

For now, Siji is grateful for all she continues to learn at Bridge of Hope. The program has changed her life, and she hopes it will continue to impact her family as well.

“I thank God for His love for me and helping me to study well. I now know that I am following the correct way,” Siji stated. “I also thank God for giving me good teachers at the Bridge of Hope center who encouraged me to study hard.”

Learn more about the life-changing impact of Bridge of Hope in this story of Gnana’s unconventional family.


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September 4, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing Sanjita, her husband Chatur, their son Abhaya, and their struggles with health and poverty, and how a Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope Center brought hope for a future.

Discussing a family's struggles with health and poverty, and how a Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope Center brought hope for a future.

S

anjita gazed over at her husband, Chatur. He sat alone and silent on a bench, cupping his head in his hands. Anxiety wracked both Sanjita’s and Chatur’s minds. Why did the doctors rush their baby from the delivery room? Sanjita worried and wondered what kind of child she had given birth to for her husband. Soon, the doctors returned with disparaging news of their firstborn.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Abhaya, (pictured) had development issues since birth. Abhaya’s parents couldn’t afford his costly operation.
Abhaya, (pictured) had development issues since birth. Abhaya’s parents couldn’t afford his costly operation. They tried earning money by sending Abhaya to beg. This is when a local school teacher, Rajat, saw Abhaya and through his encouragement, Abhaya started school.

“The size of his head is abnormally large,” the doctor told them. “The reason might be malnutrition during the mother’s pregnancy. We can bring it to a normal size after doing an operation. But we have to wait until he grows older.” He paused, then his voice changed to one filled with gravity, “It needs lots of money for the operation.”

Lack of Finances Initiates Move

Shortly before their son was brought into the world, Chatur decided he and his pregnant wife would move to the city to find better jobs. But like hundreds of other people, they couldn’t find good employment. Chatur and Sanjita eventually ended up doing manual labor on road-construction sites. This low-paying job failed to meet the needs of their family—and was not the best situation for an expectant mother.

The birth of Abhaya caused conflicting emotions to surface. While bearing a son brought honor and joy in their culture, their son’s condition only exasperated their already poverty-stricken lives.

Couple Sends Their Son to Beg

Every time they brought little Abhaya to the hospital, they heard the same weary words from the doctor: “It will take a lot of money.” Once Abhaya grew old enough, Chatur and Sanjita sent him to the streets to beg, hoping they would eventually receive enough for his operation. But after one month of begging, they had to use the money they had collected to meet other expenses.

One day, while Abhaya begged on the street, a local teacher named Rajat approached his parents and urged them to not use their son as a beggar and instead send him to school. He explained the importance of an education and how it could be a wonderful tool in Abhaya’s life. He also assured Chatur and Sanjita that he would help their son.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: When Abhaya (third from right) started attending the Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center (staff pictured), he slowly started to improve in his studies. Through Bridge of Hope, the Lord also provided friends and a loving atmosphere where Abhaya could grow.
When Abhaya (third from right) started attending the Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center (staff pictured), he slowly started to improve in his studies. Through Bridge of Hope, the Lord also provided friends and a loving atmosphere where Abhaya could grow.

From then on, Rajat came by every morning to see if Abhaya could go to school with him. Seeing his determination and concern, Abhaya’s parents eventually agreed to give their son an education.

Young Boy Endures Ridicule

Abhaya was 8 years old the very first time he ever set foot inside a school. His physical condition hindered him from catching on quickly, and it prompted severe mockery from others. One day Abhaya came home and told his parents that one of his teachers called him “the big head boy.” Immediately, Chatur went to the school and talked with the principal. He wouldn’t allow a teacher to ridicule his son. The principal assured Chatur that would be the last time Abhaya was the target of any teacher’s scorn. But it didn’t stop the students.

Day after day, Abhaya endured the name calling and teasing from his peers. He had no friends, and the circumstances only made it more difficult for him to get his homework done on time.

A Kind Teacher Helps Struggling Boy

Rajat noticed Abhaya’s struggles and shared his plight with one of his friends at a Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center, hoping they could help him out. The Bridge of Hope staff talked with Abhaya’s parents, and they soon had him enrolled in the center.

Gospel for Asia Bridge of hope makes a difference.

Abhaya received such love and care at the center, something he had never experienced at school. He learned to read and write with helpful rhymes and games that were tailored to his needs, and he grew under the gentle tutelage of the staff at Bridge of Hope. At his school, his teachers noticed his improvement and consistency in turning in all his assignments on time.

Not only did the Bridge of Hope staff offer love and care to Abhaya, they also sought to help him get the medical attention he needed. When they noticed the young boy was suffering from an eye condition, they helped provide the funds needed for an eye surgery. They also make sure Abhaya and the other Bridge of Hope students have a nutritious meal at the center, which is helping them grow strong and healthy.

By seeing this display of compassion through Bridge of Hope, Abhaya’s parents were greatly blessed and encouraged. Now they have hope for Abhaya’s future.

Impact a Life

Many poor families in Asia long for their children to grow up and have a hopeful future. But they see often no way of providing for their sons’, and daughters’, education. By sponsoring a Bridge of Hope child, you can impact a precious life, like Abhaya’s, across the globe!


Learn more about the Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope program and how you can make an incredible difference in the lives of children, bringing hope to their lives and their families, transforming communities.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


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Hardships & a vibrant future with Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan

Mamta’s husband abandoned their family while she was still pregnant with their third son, Dayamay. More than a decade later, this mother of three children still remembers how she cried and pleaded with her husband to stay—but nothing could change his mind.

Mamta assumed her role as the family’s sole provider by working as a housemaid with two sons under her wing and a baby on the way. A feeling of emptiness threatened to swallow her as she worried about her children’s future. Over the years, Mamta and her three boys managed to scrape by, but not without daily hardship.

‘Jesus Christ Loves Us’

When the staff at the local Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center learned about the family’s situation, they invited Dayamay to enroll in the program, knowing that without an education, the future of a child in Asia is especially difficult. The center provided him with quality education, nutritious meals and school supplies, and the staff encouraged him to study well and stay in school. Dayamay also received Vitamin A supplements—essential to maintaining good eyesight and aiding the immune system—and deworming treatments through Bridge of Hope’s medical care.

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Dayamay

“Teachers here are so good to my son, and they love him so much,” Mamta says. “We are poor, and my husband abandoned us, but Jesus Christ loves us and brought us into His family. … [Dayamay] is continually going to school and has improved so much in his studies and other activities.”

Though abandoned by his earthly father, Dayamay knows his Heavenly Father will never leave him alone. Today, Dayamay wants to become a doctor and serve the poor in his village. Your prayers are helping make dreams like his possible!


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August 22, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing Nabhi, her sickness and suffering, the poverty and hardship her family faced, and Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope that provides in their time of need.

By the time Nabhi was 8 years old, she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, a blood disorder and a genetic defect causing a hole in her heart. Nabhi had experienced much physical suffering in her young life. Her parents, Jayanti and Padmai, worried about their daughter and feared they would not be able to afford her medical treatments. But the family put their faith in Jesus.

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Discussing Nabhi, her sickness, the poverty & hardship her family faced, & Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope that provides in their time of need
Bridge of Hope helped 8-year-old Nabhi with medical care and an education.

Jayanti and Padmai worked hard to care for their daughter. Through their very meager incomes as a hotel cook and a homemaker, they did their best to support their family, attend to Nabhi’s health needs and prioritize her education.

Despite Nabhi’s health difficulties, frequent sickness and hospitalizations, her family enrolled her in school, as well as one of our Bridge of Hope centers. In addition to giving Nabhi school lessons, the Bridge of Hope program provided her with medical care, food, clothing and school supplies.

Nabhi’s parents were blessed by the love of Christ they experienced through the Bridge of Hope staff and were very grateful. Jayanti did not expect to receive so much help from others when he enrolled his daughter in the program, but he knew to put his trust in Jesus, who always meets their needs.

“Bridge of Hope decreases some of my burdens and fulfills my daughter’s needs from time to time,” Jayanti said. “If the Bridge of Hope center would not have been there, then I would not have educated my daughter well. Thank you, Bridge of Hope!”

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Learn more about the Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope program and how you can make an incredible difference in the lives of children, bringing hope to their lives and their families, transforming communities.

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