Asia’s ‘unwanted children’ crave ‘hope more than anything else’ at Christmas, says mission leader
By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
WILLS POINT, Texas (ANS – December 11, 2019) — Millions of “unwanted” children in Asia crave ”the gift of love and hope” this Christmas, missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, http://www.gfa.org) said today — as the Texas-based organization launched a Christmas season campaign to help what it calls “the forgotten ones.”
According to a GFA news release, with tens of millions of children suffering horrible neglect and living on the streets of South Asia, the campaign — Bringing Hope to the Forgotten Ones — helps thousands of Asia’s poorest children from a life of misery.
“The reality is that Asia’s unwanted and forgotten children want love and hope far more than anything else this Christmas,” said GFA founder Dr. K.P. Yohannan, “and we can give them the wonderful, heartwarming gift of hope.”
Asia’s “unwanted” children include those rejected by their parents, frequently abused, and left to fend for themselves. Immersed in crippling poverty, these children often scavenge in piles of rat-infested garbage, or work long hours in sweatshops and dangerous conditions for a few cents a day.
“While most children across the west excitedly unwrap their gifts this Christmas, millions of children in Asia will spend Christmas Day like every other day — rummaging through the trash for scraps of food or recyclable metals,” said Yohannan, whose 40-year-old mission helps the extreme poor in Asian nations.
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SOURCE: Assist News, Dan Wooding