What Christian Leaders are Saying about Gospel for Asia
Gospel for Asia (GFA World) is a nonprofit founded in 1979 committed to serving “the least of these” in Asia. GFA supports national field workers who in turn bring the love of Christ to those living in rural and under-served areas. Whether it’s providing the opportunity for a brighter future for a child in Asia through their Bridge of Hope program or giving away a sewing machine to help a family generate income, GFA has stood by its mission to transform communities through the love of Christ, one individual at a time.
After serving in ministry for nearly 40 years, GFA has had the opportunity to make an impact both overseas and at home. Here’s what 24 Christian leaders and donors are saying about Gospel for Asia and it’s founder KP Yohannan:
“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”
Dr. David R. Mains
“For half my life I have known and worked closely with Dr. KP 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
“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 KP 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
Molly, GFA Donor
“We are so thankful for GFA; you have provided a way for us to walk with your ministry as you love the lost in Asia. We pray for Brother K.P. and GFA daily. God go before you!”
— Molly from Michigan, GFA donor since 2012
Paul Louis Cole
“Dr. KP 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.”
— Rv. Paul Louis Cole, D.Th., president of Christian Men’s Network
“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
Janice, GFA Donor
“After reading the life changing book Revolution in World Missions by KP Yohannan in 2002, I began sponsoring a missionary in India. About three years later, the antiques group shop I was managing closed, and I was looking for a ministry position on Inter Christo. When Gospel for Asia popped up, I thought this would be a great ministry to be involved with. I did the training and became a volunteer area representative. This has been a wonderful opportunity for me to expand ministry. Whereas my husband and I might be able to sponsor a few native missionaries and children, we have been able to enlist others and expand our ministry exponentially. A few years ago I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the mission field in India, meet some native missionaries, and see what God is doing there first hand.”
— Janice from Maine, GFA donor since 2003 and volunteer since 2006
Bishop Bill Atwood
“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
“I have had the privilege of going . . . to South Asia and was deeply moved by meeting with many GFA missionaries and pastors there. I was particularly inspired by seeing Jesus Wells outside the churches and also visiting the Bridge of Hope children centers, both of which are doing such a fine work in helping the Dalits.”
— Dan Wooding, founder of ASSIST News Services and host of “Front Page Radio”
“Gospel for Asia has become one of the more significant pioneer missionary agencies with a good accountability structure. . . . They are doing an excellent job.”
— Patrick Johnstone, author of six editions of Operation World
“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.
“I heard firsthand about lives changed in young missionary men and women and in children’s lives and their families’.
“I saw the gifts of bikes and sewing machines used to change lives for people.
“I was touched by the overriding image of Jesus’ love for the people glowing from the missionaries in each ministry we visited. I felt myself responding to the people I met with God’s love flowing through me in a new and meaningful way.
“I was impacted greatly seeing the surrendering of people to Christ to do His work. Seeing God’s work in people’s lives reminded me what He can do in my own life with a fully surrendered heart.”
— Barbara Dowling, sales manager at 93.7 Faith FM, 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
Jason and Melanie, GFA Donors
“It’s a gift to [us] to be able to sow into this ministry. It’s been everything to us. It’s a blessing for us to be able to [give].”
— Jason and Melanie from Texas, GFA donors since 2006
Pastor Steve Marquez
“I have always known Gospel for Asia as powerful prayer warriors and a group of humble people who seek to know Christ and make Him known.”
— Pastor Steve Marquez
Pastor Everett Flight
“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
Joanne, GFA Donor
“It is my humble honor and sincere privilege to stand with you as you continue all the good work you’re doing for the glory of God. May our wonderful LORD multiply the fruit of your heart ministry many times over in the years ahead. To God be the glory!”
— Joanne from California, GFA donor since 2009
Pastor David Cartwright
“GFA is an invaluable partner to the local church for the work of the Gospel. They have richly blessed my congregation and have been a source of blessing in my pastoral ministry.”
— Pastor David Cartwright, Russell Memorial United Methodist Church
Pastor Neil Orchard
“The gospel of Jesus Christ has always been about a neighbor reaching their neighbor. GFA does this supremely through the emphasis of national workers and pastors. GFA connects a church to ‘their neighbors’ thousands of miles away by understanding the biblical mandate, having a passion for people and a commitment to prayer.”
— Pastor Neil Orchard, Salem United Methodist Church
Father Gavin Vaberek
“Gospel for Asia is actively involved in our local community. As a pastor, I have enjoyed opportunities to share fellowship and prayer with several of their leaders. I appreciate their commitment to the Gospel and their enthusiasm for building up the body of Christ.”
— Fr. Gavin Vaberek, priest of St Luke’s Catholic Church, Wills Point, TX
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