GFA and Body of Life provide lifeline for local families struggling with COVID-19 income loss
(PRUnderground) July 30th, 2020
Gospel for Asia (GFA World) and Body of Life ministries gave away more than 1,000 boxes packed with fresh food items to needy local families impacted by COVID-19 on Saturday, July 18.
The ministries organized the food drive, held at GFA World’s headquarters in Wills Point, to help families living in Van Zandt and Kaufman counties who are hurting financially because of job losses.
“I’m so grateful we’re able to serve our community during this critical time when so many are losing hope,” said Bishop Danny Yohannan, vice president of GFA World (www.gfa.org), an international missions organization.
News of Saturday’s event circulated through social media, drawing hundreds of people. Families received food boxes containing fresh produce. Several also collected food boxes for their elderly shut-in neighbors.
“It’s very important to help everyone, to keep strong,” said Charla Wright, a grateful recipient whose husband lost his job because of the pandemic.
Wills Point Mayor Mark Turner was among the volunteers helping load food boxes into people’s cars.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
“This is neighbor taking care of neighbor,” Turner said. “I’m very grateful for Gospel for Asia. Anytime the community needs something, they’re always there.”
Turner also thanked everyone who contributed to the food drive.
GFA World continues to help both locally and internationally as the pandemic impacts millions of families.
“While we’ve been helping to provide food for families here in Texas, thousands of GFA World partners in South Asia are distributing food to tens of thousands of families every month,” Yohannan said. “We’re asking God to help us do even more.”
For Saturday’s event, GFA World was thrilled to partner with Body of Life (www.bodyoflife.org) — a Christian nonprofit helping feed hungry people across East Texas, said Yohannan. Body of Life co-founder Rianna Alexander said many families were struggling right now because of job layoffs and reduced working hours.
Anyone needing help can visit the Body of Life website for more information, or follow Gospel for Asia/ GFA World on Facebook to stay in the loop about future local food distributions.
PHOTO CUTLINE: BOXES OF HOPE: Bishop Danny Yohannan, left, of Wills Point-based ministry Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) and other local volunteers helped deliver food boxes to local families impacted by COVID-19 on Saturday. GFA World was joined by Christian nonprofit organization Body of Life.
About Gospel for Asia
Headquartered in Wills Point, Texas, Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) is a leading faith-based mission agency, helping national workers bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially to those who have yet to hear about the love of God. In GFA’s latest yearly report, this included more than 70,000 sponsored 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 spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. For all the latest news, visit our Press Room at https://press.gfa.org/news.Press Contact
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