Gospel for Asia Gives Food to Migrant Workers Affected by Pandemic

INDIA — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing how GFA seeks to bring help to the thousands of migrant workers who have been hit hard by the coronavirus. 

As the number of coronavirus cases in the Asian subcontinent increases, Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) is bringing aid to thousands of men, women and children in need. India’s migrant workers have been hit especially hard by the pandemic. In Andhra Pradesh, India, many of GFA’s local fellowships have been active in numerous villages, distributing essential items and meals to people who would otherwise go hungry.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Pastor Vadin and his congregation prepare to distribute the packed food to travelers.
Pastor Vadin and his congregation prepare to distribute the packed food to travelers.

On May 25, GFA pastor Vadin’s congregation held a food distribution at a railway station for 500 migrant workers returning to their homes. Church staff prayed over and packed the food items and disbursed them that evening with permission of local authorities and police personnel.

Babul, a 50-year-old traveler who received a food packet, said,

“I am thankful to [the church] for providing the food packet. We are traveling in the train for two days, but there is no food on the train. I am happy that you provided food for us.”

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Church staff hand out food to migrant workers traveling by train.
Church staff hand out food to migrant workers traveling by train.
Migrant workers traveling by bus have experienced increased hardship due to COVID-19.

On June 2, more than 300 migrant laborers traveling by bus paused their journey to eat a breakfast prepared by GFA workers. The migrant laborers, who had not eaten since the previous day and were unsure when they would get food again, were relieved to discover a meal waiting for them. Along with the breakfast, GFA workers gave out free face masks to many migrant workers and police personnel, who helped with the food distribution.

Kushal, 40, said,

“I am so happy and thankful to the church for giving us the morning meal. We thank [you] for the concern towards needy people.”

As the coronavirus cases in the Asian subcontinent increases, Gospel for Asia is bringing aid to thousands of men, women & children in need
Migrant workers receive a hot breakfast from GFA workers.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc and caused significant hardship for individuals across the world, God is still at work even now, through medical professionals and prayer warriors as well as those distributing face masks, warm meals and compassionate words.


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Sources: Gospel for Asia Field Reports, Official Website

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