Girl Rescued from Fear

Aabha's dad, Edom, came home every evening from work drunk, miserable that he could only make a meager amount of money. In desperation to get more money, Edom also gambled. Because Edom got drunk, he would abuse his family to get his way, so Aabha's mother and three sisters lived in fear. Though they wanted to beg Edom to stop [...] […] Read more »

Thriving Graduate Aims to Become a Teacher

Aayush didn't study. How could he when his father disrupted the entire household in his drunken state? He watched as his mother endured continual verbal abuse and beatings executed by his intoxicated dad. School just didn't seem important to distraught Aayush or to his troubled family. Besides […] Read more »

Frustration Replaced by Joy

Hamsa had a choice between pursuing the pleasures of the world and going to church. As she grew older, she invited negative influences into her life and gradually stopped attending Sunday School. Would she discover joy in Christ? [...] […] Read more »

Young Boy Turned Laborer After Father Murders Wife

6-year-old Akmal didn't know where the train was heading, but he was sure of one thing: He was never going back. Why did his uncle beat him? Why did his father have to kill his mother? Now he was alone and unsure of his future. As the train's wheels turned on the tracks, Akmal's life took a turn of its [...] […] Read more »


This is Janvi. She was abandoned by her parents when she was only 2 years old. Now she is loved and cared for by a loving family. Janvi loves school, and now that she is enrolled in Bridge of Hope, she is receiving all the help she needs to pursue an education. [...] […] Read more »

Young Child Laborer Finds New Life

Ashmita (pictured) is now smiling, singing and laughing with the other girls in the GFA-supported girls home. She is flourishing under the love and care she is given every day. [...] […] Read more »

Hope for an Over

After joining Bridge of Hope, Vahini (pictured) has improved in her studies. The love and attention she didn't receive at home from her grandparents she now receives from her loving tutors. [...] […] Read more »

When a Fever Breaks

Aahva had a high fever and a headache, but he really wanted to go to Sunday school. The Sisters of Compassion prayed for him and God healed him completely! [...] […] Read more »

Raising Grade

Sahil, Rachit, Hiran and their grandparents, Arvan and Anita, each received blessing and comfort through Bridge of Hope. [...] […] Read more »

The Paper by His Father’s Pillow

Each year, thousands of lives are impacted by the hope carried through pieces of Gospel literature. Jomo's story is only one among many, but each are precious and unique in God's eyes. [...] […] Read more »

The Child Who Didn

Asha didn't see the purpose in going to school. She thought it was just a waste of time […] Read more »

800 Kids Learn About the True Hero at VBS

In the U.S., March might seem a little early to start thinking about Vacation Bible School. In South Asia, churches led by Gospel for Asia-supported pastors often hold VBS programs in March and April, but VBS can happen any time of year. [...] […] Read more »

VBS Touches the Heart of Teenage Rebel

Twenty children gathered for Vacation Bible School. Pastor Emet had planned many fun and educational activities for them, including action songs, teaching sessions and Scripture memory lessons. The pastor opened by praying for the Lord's blessing over the three-day event. [...] […] Read more »

Bridge of Hope Offers Way Out for Trapped Family

Moving homes is often stressful, but for Sashmita and her family, moving wasn't just a challenge; it was a painful hardship that threatened to ruin their chances for future success. They moved because they had lost all their property in a flood. Already poor, Sashmita's parents struggled to get back on their feet and provide for their three children. But [...] […] Read more »

He Answers Our Prayers

In a feverish voice, Tina called out to her parents. "Please pray for me to the Lord so I may get cured," she said. Her parents had been doing everything they could to help their only daughter. They offered many sacrifices to their gods and goddesses, but their precious girl was slipping away from them. In the midst of her fierce [...] […] Read more »

The Lord Had Different Plans

One question kept playing over in Lalli's mind: How would she provide for her family now that her husband was dead? When he was living, the little money he didn't spend on alcohol helped them stay alive, but now, how would Lalli, as a housewife, fill her children's hungry stomachs? Lalli fell into an emotional puddle as she tried to [...] […] Read more »

Paper and Perseverance

Sanchali loves to attend classes at the center. Since her enrollment in the Bridge of Hope program, the girl's bright smile has rarely faded, and her life has changed completely. [...] […] Read more »

Bridge of Hope Student Gives Back

Eight young pairs of eyes locked onto Agrima, who stood in front of them. Each child listened intently to his words, waiting for his instruction. Agrima was barely a teenager, yet he was making a difference in the lives and education of the children around him. [...] […] Read more »

A Chance Encounter Changed Their Lives

Not many 6-year-olds know how to take care of a baby, but that's just what Jeeval had to learn. After his father died, his mother, Laksha, had nowhere to turn for help. She looked for work and performed menial tasks to earn some income, but whenever Laksha found labor for the day, she had to leave her 11-month-old daughter in [...] […] Read more »

Boy Inspired to Help

Gandhik sat by himself while the rest of his classmates enjoyed each other's company. Gandhik didn't want to mingle with the other children. How could he when his life at home seemed like a mess? His father had moved out years before to live with another woman. His only sibling had gotten married, leaving Gandhik's mother to care for him [...] […] Read more »

Children of Forgotten Slum Now Have Hope

In a village where the only lifestyle children knew of was laboring for their daily needs, the children never thought of going to school. Two thousand families live here on barren land owned by the government and struggle to make ends meet, while alcoholism consumes the people. [...] […] Read more »

Tears of Concern

As a widowed mother caring for her five children, Mukta did as much as she could to make sure they had everything they needed. But when her 6-year-old daughter, Roshni, became paralyzed, Mukta was at a loss for direction. [...] […] Read more »

Regaining the Love She Lost

Bala is an only child, but she didn't grow up with any of the privileges normally attached to her position. Despite her father's hard work as a laborer, Bala's family hardly had the money for one meal a day […] Read more »

Father Healed, Son Is Home

Ritesh was like any 13-year-old in his village. His parents farmed for a living, so he was often out late with friends and faithfully served the gods of his culture. But even that had not kept Ritesh from rebelling against his parents, no matter how much they counseled him. [...] […] Read more »

Doctors Fail, VBS Teacher Prays

Saeeda crawled across the floor like a snake, but her children knew she wasn't playing a fun game of pretend. The spirit attacking her caused this strange behavior, as well as severe stomach pain. [...] […] Read more »

A VBS Program

Himesh hadn't even hit his teens when he started breaking curfew. The 11-year-old boy had no respect for his parents and preferred spending late nights with his friends instead of listening to his parents' lectures. [...] […] Read more »

No Longer Standing Alone

Avaneesh would rather spend his time with another woman than with his wife and their child. When he was home, he was intoxicated and didn't seem to remember that his wife, Jerusha, and their son, Somdev, needed him. Somdev knew something was wrong after noticing his father was hardly ever home. He would ask his mother, "Why is father not [...] […] Read more »

Praying and Paying the Bills

Mahaj had always encouraged his son, Chahel, to work hard at his education, but as hard as Mahaj worked at his own job, the bills always exceeded his wages. With his wife, Faria, often sick and the local government not providing free education, poverty was a way of life. [...] […] Read more »

Across the streets of India, 18 million children sleep, beg and desperately dream of the day they'll escape. By God's grace, that dream is coming true every day at Gospel for Asia's home for runaway and abandoned children. Today, one of them shares his story: [...] […] Read more »

Though Her Parents Aren

Malsa was came from a large Christian family with four older sisters and brothers and one younger brother, but she didn't grow up knowing the joy of a bustling house full of love and silly arguments. [...] […] Read more »