Gospel for Asia Paved the Way and God Broke Through

Joel Vergara
2 min readApr 17, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing Jai and how God broke through his heart, overcome with God’s presence through the faithfulness of his family and the ministry of national missionaries.

“I was dreadfully stunned when my wife, 62 years old then, told me she became a Christian. I warned her hundreds of times not to go to her sister’s home, not to attend fellowship and not to listen to anything about Jesus Christ. But regardless of my words of warning, she believed in Jesus Christ as her Savior. I found myself like Goliath, who was terribly defeated by David, a young lad. Not only my wife but my daughter, son and all of my relatives became Christians. I started pondering deeply and carefully about my family and my villagers. What happened to them? Why did they believe in Jesus Christ as God? Is Jesus Christ really God, greater than my gods and goddesses? — Jai

Gospel for Asia Paved the Way and God Broke Through — KP Yohannan

Jai grew up in a family that followed the traditional religion of his village. He hated that his wife, daughter and son had become Christians. He tried to prevent them from attending church services by sending them out on various tasks so they would be late to worship. He even invited religious leaders to reacquaint his family with their old religion. Yet none of this availed to turn their hearts away from Jesus.

“They stood firmly in their faith,” Jai says. “How my dear wife and children could tolerate patiently all my ill treatment and my bitter criticism about their faithful life in God, I don’t know.”

During this time, Jai developed a severe headache. Whenever it would surface, Jai’s daughter would tell him Jesus had the power to cure him, and then she would pray.

“Dear Jesus Christ,” she’d say, “cure my father’s headache, so he will know You as God.”

Her prayers, however, only angered Jai, and he’d tell her to leave him alone.

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Joel Vergara

I’m a computer engineering professional with a passion for excellence and success.