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Gospel for Asia (GFA World) (formerly GFA) is a Christian NGO founded by K.P._Yohannan in 1978, which focuses on helping the poor in India and a dozen other Asian countries through the use of national workers. The organization, once based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex suburb of Carrollton, Texas is now located in Wills Point, TX. GFA's primary objective is to support indigenous mission workers to show God's love and compassion as they "serve the 'least of these' in Asia".[1]

GFA is presently working in numerous countries, including India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Laos and Thailand.[2] It has also recently launched its first-ever Mission in Africa particularly in Rwanda[3].

History

In 1981, current president Dr. KP Yohannan formed a branch of Gospel for Asia in his native Kerala, with an Indian headquarters being set up in Tiruvalla in 1983. GFA directly administers bible colleges, whose graduates receive financial support to found new congregations. Increasing donations made GFA "one of the most financially powerful mission undertakings in India in the 1980s."[4] GFA directly supports more than 50 Bible colleges in various countries.[4][5]

In 1993, GFA began founding its own network of churches in Asia,[6] which is the Believers Eastern Church which uses a Episcopal Polity form of governance.[7]

Scholar Michael Bergunder considers it to have been "One of the most influential new foundations in the second half of the twentieth century".[8]

42-Year Anniversary Timeline[9]

1979 - Gospel for Asia officially starts.

1982 - Gospel for Asia publishes its first SEND! magazine (now GFA World.

1984 - Gospel for Asia Canada Office Opens. Eventually to follow are Australia, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

1986 - GFA-supported radio records its first program. Throughout the years, the programs have been broadcast in 110 languages! Revolution in World Missions, Dr. K.P. Yohannan’s first book, is published.

Pure, refreshing drinking water from a Jesus Well in a village.

1988 - Gospel for Asia helps send out 100 mobile film teams.

1994 - printing its own literature begins.

1998 - slum ministry in four cities begins.

2000 – Gospel for Asia installs Jesus Wells in communities.

2004 - Bridge of Hope Program, a child sponsorship program, begins. Today, more than 70,000 children are enrolled in Bridge of Hope centers across Asia. Young people come to Texas for the inaugural year of GFA’s U.S.-based discipleship program Road to Reality (now called School of Discipleship).

2005 - Women’s Fellowships are initiated in churches led by GFA-supported pastors. During 2019, these fellowships taught nearly 60,000 illiterate women to read and write, and it provided vocational training to more than 12,000 women needing jobs.

2006 - First Renewing Your Passion Conference

GFA-supported pastor distributed food items to 65 poor and hungry families, during the COVID-19 lockdown in Tripura, India.

2007 - Leprosy Ministry Begins; GFA Prints First Christmas Catalog

2009 - Dr. K.P. releases his book No Longer a Slumdog, highlighting the suffering of children in Asia and the hope many are discovering through GFA’s Bridge of Hope Program. Brother Manja is Released. In 2000, Brother Manja, a GFA-supported worker, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being falsely accused of murder.

2010 - GFA-supported Compassion Services teams hand out thousands of emergency food packets to victims of natural disasters in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.

2011 - GFA helps open widow-care centers for abandoned widows.

2014 - GFA releases a feature length documentary called “Veil of Tears,” which shares about the plight of women in Asia and what God is doing for them through GFA-supported women’s ministry. GFA moves to Wills Point, Texas, USA.

2015 - Gospel for Asia responds to Nepal Earthquake

2017 - GFA-supported workers organize 1,245 medical camps.

2018 - Mission Support Team Launched

2020 - American Lawsuit Settled


2020 - During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry distributes 120,000 dry ration kits to provide life-saving food, as well as distributes nearly 1 million masks, and overall helps nearly 2 million people with COVID-19 relief.

2021 - Ministry expands into Rwanda, Africa with a child sponsorship option for kids in need, and announces name change to GFA World to reflect that expansion.

Programs

The goal of Gospel for Asia focuses on the formation of missionaries native to the nation the missionary is serving, with special emphasis on Asia. The organization has defined its primary mission field as being those people that live in the 10/40 Window, a rectangular region extending from west Africa to east Asia and between 10 and 40 degrees north longitude. By concentrating on this region GFA ministers to a dense population of largely poor communities that have had limited or no exposure to the Christian faith.[10]

Although Gospel for Asia accepts trainers for Bible translation, the ministry discourages direct missions of Western culture|Western countries. Yohannan considers that the sending of Western missionaries to areas that are inaccessible to foreign missionaries can result in a waste of resources. He also believes that the imposition of western culture and neo-colonialism should be avoided. In order to increase efficiency and achieve its goals, GFA has become a repository for donations and financial support of Asian missionaries by non-Asian cultures. GFA administers these resources to the various programs listed below within its organization.[11][12][13]

National missionaries

A family portrait of national missionary family in Asia.

GFA's main focus is to train and equip national missionaries. Yohannan has stated that he does not limit "national missionaries" to formal nation-states, instead focusing on differences in culture and language to define nationalities. This approach might result in several specialized missionary groups within a single nation-state, from large cities and regions down to small tribes and villages. It says that they have over 16,000 missionaries and church planters in over 10 Asian nations[14][15][16] In 2020, GFA-supported workers serve in 1,200 slums throughout Asia. [17]

Church buildings, bibles and gospel literature

Gospel for Asia raises funds for the building of simple Christian worship centers in small villages to educate new disciples as well as provide a visible meeting place for Christians. However, they have built several large cathedral type buildings in major cities. Examples are St. Thomas Believers Church Cathedral in Thiruvalla[18] and another in upscale neighborhood Hauz Khas[19]. They claim approximately 16 churches or mission stations are created every day. Similarly, GFA states they distribute native-language bibles and evangelical Christian literature to the region in order to strengthen churches and promote proclamation of the Christian faith.[16]

Radio and television broadcasts

Radio and Television Broadcasts. An Athmeeya Yathra radio listener holding his radio.

Radio in Asia is a broadcast that is especially designed to reach Asian communities. Yohannan brags that Athmeeya Yathra (Spiritual Journey) radio programs "reach more than a billion people and are translated into 110 languages. He claims that his Road to Reality is aired on more than 900 radio stations across North America, Europe and Australia.[20] Athmeeya Yathra was recently expanded to include a television station and print media.[21]

Bible colleges

Gospel for Asia has over 56 bible colleges serving a whole range of cultures and dialects with the purpose of training native missionaries within their own dialects and cultures so that they will be effective ministers. [22] The program includes three years of instruction, including field instruction and experience. They claim that over 9000 native missionaries have been trained through these institutions.

Bridge of Hope

Bridge of Hope students having fun performing an action song.

Bridge of Hope is a child sponsorship program for impoverished children and their families and communities in underserved communities, especially lower-caste families in Asia. The ministry is being newly messaged in 2021 after decades in service to over 70,000 children. Child sponsorship through GFA World provides nutritious daily meals, access to medical care, school supplies and ongoing education in a loving, Christian environment. Religious conversion is not required for participation; rather, the service provides practical help and hope to the child, their family and community.[23][24] In their 2019 year in review, GFA reported they have helped 138,000 children since Bridge of Hope began in 2004.[25]

Jesus Wells

This is a Jesus Well in a remote village in Asia. It’s the only well within easy walking distance to this village. People use the water for drinking, bathing, watering crops and livestock, … They hand pump the water into buckets and haul it away pretty much all day long.

GFA digs wells in communities where water is scarce during parts or most of the year. These wells are built for long-term use near churches, bible colleges or Bridge of Hope centers, and each well is maintained by a local pastor. These wells provide free, clean water to individuals regardless of caste, class, social designation or religion.[26][27] In its 2019 Special Report, GFA reports 4,856 Jesus Wells drilled in communities needing clean water. [25] Since starting this outreach, more than 38 million people have received safe, pure drinking water through GFA World's clean water initiatives. More clean water FAQs from GFA can be found on GospelForAsia.org and GospelForAsia.com.

Compassion Ministries

Medical Ministry

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. [28] GFA also gives critical healthcare training, literacy, and job-skills classes to women. In 2019, GFA and its partners worldwide provided 315,332 free healthcare training to women in 16 Asian nations, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. [29] During the pandemic of 2020, 400,000 women received health-care training.

GFA also gives critical healthcare training, literacy, and job-skills classes to women. In 2019, 1,267 medical camps were conducted in remote or needy communities.[29] During the 202 pandemic, no less than 750 medical camps were conducted in remote and needy villages and communities.

Leprosy Ministry

Also called "Reaching Friends Ministry", the Leprosy Ministry[30][31] started as a small effort in 2007 to help a few people suffering with the disease. GFA-supported workers care for the patients through social and relief work, medical aid, health- and hygiene-awareness programs, and adult education and tutoring centers for children.[32]

Slum Ministry

GFA began supporting ministry in the slums in 1999. In 2019, GFA and its partners worldwide reached out to 872 slums in 16 Asian nations, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. This included the installation of 5,428 toilets, 380,000 mosquito nets distributed and 300,000 blankets given to the poor.[33]

Community Development

Gospel for Asia is already serving in many of these poor areas, identifying specific needs and blessing families with items that help them fight the burden of poverty. Investing in these families makes community growth and development possible.[34]

Expansion to Africa

GFA's work in Africa begins with GFA World Child Sponsorship in the slums of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. This expansion will also include training national missionaries, clean water projects, medical ministry, education for the underprivileged, women’s empowerment, and community development projects. GFA plans to expand ministry to six other nations in Africa during the next few years.[35][36]

Disaster Relief

Covid-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe, GFA World and its field partners entered an all-out crisis response mode to help the beggars, the daily laborers, people living on the street, and anyone else in need and at risk of starvation [37][38][39]. Around 200 Bridge of Hope child sponsorship centers became community kitchens, cooking meals for their communities. Sisters of Compassion raise awareness of the virus and its prevention and GFA workers distribute nearly 120,000 dry ration food packets, nearly 1 million masks and 125,000 hygiene kits to different villages, migrant workers, the elderly and the vulnerable. To keep pastors encouraged, GFA uses text messaging to send morning devotionals written by K.P. Yohannan which are translated into many languages. [40][41]

Nepal Earthquake

Gospel for Asia-supported field partners joined forces with the Nepal government to provide disaster relief in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015. The organization helped by providing food, water and medical supplies. Following the initial relief efforts, GFA’s founder K.P. Yohannan met with the Prime Minister of Nepal.[42]

Asian Water Crisis

A Bridge of Hope student drinking from a Jesus Well.

One of their longest ongoing efforts to date, Gospel for Asia’s Jesus Wells provide clean drinking water to Asian villages with insufficient access to safe, clean water sources. By 2018, the organization helped construct almost 7,000 wells and BioSand water filters. The wells are typically maintained by Gospel for Asia-supported pastors or their church members, preventing the wells from breaking down and ensuring they last for up to 2 decades.[43][44][45] In 2019, 4,856 Jesus Wells were drilled in communities needing clean water and 12,243 BioSand water filters were given to families or individuals. [46]

Illiteracy and Poverty Alleviation

GFA’s Bridge of Hope after-school program assists underprivileged villages through ongoing literacy and education for their boys and girls. This education helps children and their families to overcome generational poverty and avoid the worlds of bonded labor and sex-slave trade.[47] As of now, there are more than 600 of these centers in existence.[48] Students at the centers receive daily education and a nutritious meal, school supplies and uniforms as well as free medical care.[49][50] GFA is using these centers as a way to alleviate the root causes of impoverishment and gender discrimination in Asian countries as well as inhumane child labor practices.[51][52]

According to reports, in 2018 GFA assisted “more than 70,000 children, free medical services in over 1,200 villages and remote communities, 4,000 wells drilled, 11,000 water filters installed, Christmas gifts for more than 200,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry.”[53]

GFA World also conducts adult literacy training across Asia, and taught 25,000 women how to read and write in 2020. GFA's FAQ Pages on poverty allevation give more details. [54][55]

Flooding Response

In 2018, flooding in Kerala left over 200,000 Indian people without homes. GFA’s primary field partner saw their Kerala headquarters suffer from severe flooding. Many Bridge of Hope centers also suffered damage. But GFA’s field-partner volunteers delivered medical supplies, clothes, food and fresh water to flooding victims throughout the area.[56] The estimated recovery time from these floods is five years and GFA-supported filed partners plan to assist for as long as necessary. In 2021, GFA also responded when a deadly flash flood from a glacier in India’s Himalayan Mountains hit Uttarakhand region bordering Nepal. The flood has left at least 30 people dead and 165 others were reported missing.[57]

Sri Lanka Easter Bombing

GFA also contributed to relief efforts after the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka in April 2019. They provided victims with food and other emergency supplies. One of GFA’s supported social workers lost five family members in the bombings. In addition, two bombs were found near GFA-supported offices.[58][59]

Special Reports

Gospel for Asia has published over 35 intensive Special Reports on a wide range of topics surrounding issues that affect the poor and underprivileged. They include some of the following: Hardships of Widows [60]| Open Defecation [61]| Malaria [62]|Global Water Stress [63]|Hardships for Leprosy Patients [64]| Modern Day Slavery [65]| Fighting Poverty [66]| Tragedies of Girlhood [67]| Literacy [68]| Child Labor [69]. In addition, it has an extensive library on Poverty FAQs and Clean Water FAQs.[70][71]


Endorsements[72]

25 Christian Leaders [73] have affirmed Gospel for Asia's Integrity and Credibility

"K.P. has been a mentor to me for years. The way that he speaks to God and about Him is different from anyone else I know. His words and actions have led to me loving Jesus more consistently and deeply. He is the first to admit shortcomings in his life, but he continues to be an example to me. For this, I am eternally grateful."

Francis Chan, pastor and author of "Crazy Love"

"Gospel for Asia is not a movement but a phenomenon. GFA has become one of the most significant mission organizations of this century. "I praise God for the great love and commitment of K.P. and Gisela Yohannan for the people of Asia. Millions have received the Word of God because of them and the ministry of Gospel for Asia."

George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilization and world missions advocate.

"I am grateful for the training that Gospel for Asia has given to many evangelists who are effectively reaping the ripe harvest fields of Sri Lanka."

Ajith Fernando, teaching director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka

"Having been personally involved in missions in dozens of countries for decades, I can say that what God is doing through KP Yohannan and Gospel for Asia is a move of God. I have seen the work on the field firsthand, and how finances are handled; it was the most comprehensive accounting I've encountered. I've also worked closely with GFA's leader and can personally attest that this is not only a remarkable ministry that is being used by God, it is operated with the most professional integrity imaginable."

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bill Atwood, Dean for International Affairs for the Anglican Church in North America and Bishop of the International Diocese

"I have known Brother K.P., the staff and ministry of Gospel for Asia for nearly 40 years. I know the leadership, the team, and more importantly, I have been to Asia and seen the work firsthand. I have been to Bridge of Hope centers, villages where they minister to those with leprosy, water projects, hospitals, churches and so much more. Gospel for Asia has had a phenomenal impact on an area of the world with tremendous needs. I cannot state too strongly how much I endorse the people of GFA, their mission and their vision for the future."

Chip Lusko, Calvary Chapel pastor

"Years ago I came across Gospel for Asia and quickly realized they were the only large-scale international ministry I knew of that operated like the First Century Church. They were humble, devout, pious, going to the poorest of the poor, willing to suffer life-threatening persecution, and doing works like those recorded in the Book of Acts -- preaching the Word with signs and wonders following (deliverance from demonic oppression, healings, miracles, raising from the dead), making disciples and then sending those out. Because of this, I felt the Lord told me to offer my services for free, which they lovingly accepted. Still walking with GFA today because the heart of this ministry and its work haven’t changed. They are still doing the works of Jesus among the least of these, to the glory of God and fulfillment of His Kingdom."

Palmer Holt, President, InChrist Communications

"[On my trip], I learned that the far reaching effect of GFA's work in South Asia is beyond what I imagined. … I really saw God's hands and feet in the GFA missionaries. I learned that this is an extremely well-run ministry to God's glory. … You can see God's blessing on the ministry with much fruit of labor and finances to enable the work on the ground.

Barbara Dowling, sales manager at 93.7 Faith FM, Ontario, Canada

"For half my life I have known and worked closely with Dr. K.P. Yohannan … that's over four decades. From its early days up until the present I have witnessed firsthand the incredible growth of the Believers Eastern Church throughout Asia. It is an amazing testimony to the life-changing power of the Gospel and also to K.P.'s remarkable leadership skills. I have seen his understanding of the Christian faith expand in ever so many positive ways. More recently, I have watched him respond humbly to the criticisms of those who for whatever reasons have attacked him. His preaching still stirs my soul. I believe 100% in his integrity and am honored to serve as one of GFA's Board of Directors.

Dr. David R. Mains, Chapel of the Air radio broadcaster and founder of the 50-Day Spiritual Adventure

"Dr. K.P. Yohannan is a missionary statesman, a pastor to pastors, a mission leader to mission leaders, and a father to the fatherless. At Christian Men's Network, we look for deserving men around the world to highlight as role models for our Global Fatherhood Initiative. My introduction to Dr. Yohannan was reading Against the Wind, Finishing Well in a World of Compromise, which stirred me deeply. In a unanimous decision, the CMN board presented Dr. Yohannan with the first annual Reggie White Fatherhood Award, to honor his demonstration for over 40 years of what it means to be a father by providing leadership to compassionate workers of faith and hope to the defeated."

Rev. Paul Louis Cole, D.Th., president of Christian Men's Network

"Years ago I came across Gospel for Asia and quickly realized they were the only large-scale international ministry I knew of that operated like the First Century Church. They were humble, devout, pious, going to the poorest of the poor, willing to suffer life-threatening persecution, and doing works like those recorded in the Book of Acts -- preaching the Word with signs and wonders following (deliverance from demonic oppression, healings, miracles, raising from the dead), making disciples and then sending those out. Because of this, I felt the Lord told me to offer my services for free, which they lovingly accepted. Still walking with GFA today because the heart of this ministry and its work haven’t changed. They are still doing the works of Jesus among the least of these, to the glory of God and fulfillment of His Kingdom." —Palmer Holt, President, InChrist Communications "I have been associated with this ministry for eight to 10 years in different ways. Their Canadian leadership has been at our church, and I have distributed hundreds of books among our church congregation. "I am deeply moved by the heart and passion of this ministry's personnel, from K.P. Yohannan to the Canadian office leadership. My wife and I have been sponsoring a national missionary for a good number of years because we believe in its principles. This ministry will inform, challenge and stir your people concerning the vast needs in worldwide missions."

Pastor Everett Flight, Ontario, Canada

"I traveled to South Asia and discovered Gospel for Asia has been uniquely raised up 'for such a time as this.' Only God's sovereign power could explain how 'earthen vessels' make such a dramatic difference. ... The faces of shining students receiving love reflect the dynamic difference the Holy Spirit makes. An elderly man was jumping for joy because of the dignity restored to him in empowering him to provide for himself. A single mother enabled to support her family was teaching 15 other women a trade. Clean water in Jesus' name is a marvel! I could go on and on to speak of the amazing Bible schools and the remarkable changes occurring. Suffice it to say, spending time with Brother K.P. personally reiterated to me that it is all so simple: God loves Asia, and He demonstrates it every day through GFA."

Rev. Jeff Lutes, president and founder of International Harvesters for Christ, Canada

"We became aware of Gospel for Asia about 10 years ago when some in our fellowship read K.P. Yohannan's book Revolution in World Missions and were impacted by its message. Now this book is standard reading for our missions committee and anyone interested in overseas work. Yohannan continues to challenge existing paradigms of ministry and leads us to enlarge our worldview, which includes supporting national missionaries."

Shawna Rogers, assistant pastor of River Valley Wesleyan Church

"KP Yohannan and Gospel for Asia have profoundly impacted my life. As they always have been, they are on the very frontlines impacting millions of lives and doing it with the care and expertise of those who actually live among those they serve."

Rev. Johnnie Moore, Author

"It was such an honor and joy on this last trip to spend time with a whole bunch of seasoned pastors from America, to see what God is doing there firsthand. We came back shocked and awed by the level of reliance on the Holy Spirit, by the organization. We got to see with our own eyes the extensive work. And really, left thinking we need to be doing more with them! It just is so great. And the work that God’s doing there is just tremendous! All of the different Bishops and all the leaders there, we just have such a high level of trust in them, and especially Brother K.P. Yohannan. His faith and God’s hands are so evidently upon him, and I’ve been telling churches and anyone who will listen in America since I’ve been back: you need to get involved with what God is doing through Gospel for Asia (GFA World)."

Pastor Levi Lusko, Fresh Life Church, Montana

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  • Brodeur, Michael; Liebscher, Banning. (2013). Revival Culture: Prepare for the Next Great Awakening. Chapter 4. Gospel Light Publications. ISBN 9780830765478
  • Yohannan, K.P. (2004). Revolution in World Missions. Gospel for Asia Books. Carrollton, Texas. ISBN 9781595890016

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