WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide. Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported medical ministry is helping thousands who are in need of medical attention, all the while displaying the love of Christ.
Medical camps, a major aspect of GFA’s supported medical ministry, bring skilled doctors, medical staff, medication and health training to areas where people rarely have the chance to see a doctor. These camps may be organized in Bridge of Hope centers, remote villages, crowded slums—any place there is need and opportunity. One camp typically serves anywhere from 200 to 1,000 children and adults. Local medical personnel are invited to serve at the camp, providing free pediatric and general health care, and eye checkups.
In the most remote regions of South Asia, poverty is a major problem. Families work on small plots of land where they grow barely enough food to live on. This makes it very difficult for them to afford the medication and medical care they need to remain healthy.
Kapila – Patient:
For the past six to seven years, I have suffered from severe headaches and weakness throughout the day. I would fill lethargic, and I was unable to work for long hours and at night when I would lie down my legs with ache, with pain.
When I became seriously ill, I was unable to work at all. I would have to ask my daughter for help with all the house chores. I felt sad because I’m only 33. I should be able to take care of my family.
Dr. Baijinath – Pastor & Medical Professional:
When someone is sick or injured, their only hope to receive treatment is to carries them to a medical center. Unfortunately the nearest medical facility is often in a town five to six hours away. The Lord has placed a burden on my heart to go to communities that lack medical experts or facilities. It brings me joy to help serve these people.
Pastor Rai – Local Pastor:
Through medical camps like this one, we were able to serve our community by providing things like free exams, medication and treatments.
Pastor Cabot – Regional Field Leader:
When people come to our medical camps, we not only care for their physical needs, but also provide emotional support.
The doctors at the medical camp are very kind. They covered and even rubbed my feet as I received my I.V. treatment. I felt much better after receiving my treatment at the medical camp, even as I walked home yesterday. I felt no pain.
We want people to know that here not only to serve the church, but the entire community.
About GFA World
Gospel for Asia (GFA World) is a leading faith-based global mission agency, helping national workers bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across the world, especially in Asia and Africa, and sharing the love of God. In a typical year, this includes thousands of community development projects that benefit downtrodden families and their children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,800 clean water wells drilled, over 12,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 260,000 needy families, and teaching to provide hope and encouragement in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. GFA World has launched programs in Africa, starting with compassion projects in Rwanda. For all the latest news, visit the Press Room at https://gfanews.org/news.
Source: Global News Alliance, GFA is Providing Free Health Care in Remote Areas of Asia