WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing the news from places around the world on the ministry and impact that GFA brings to the mission field, ministering with Christ’s love in various ways.
UNITED KINGDOM – Christians in the UK were encouraged in their walks with the Lord by a visit from Dr. K.P. Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia (GFA). In his short visit, Yohannan reinvigorated supporters by sharing inspiring reports and stories from the mission field about the work in Asia. The GFAUK office organized events in London and Manchester. Yohannan also ministered to hundreds of people as he spoke to three congregations and did an interview with UCB Radio.
GFAUK is a tiny cog in a big wheel, with just six staff members and a small team of volunteers. Yet through their faithful service from Manchester, England, God is changing lives in Asia. Meeting to pray often, the UK team is very conscious that they need the Lord to work. And He is answering. Faithful supporters give their prayers, their resources and their time. And Yohannan’s visit was an opportunity for them to hear how God is using their sacrifices and gifts.
Rachel, an attendee to one of the meetings, said, “It was humbling to hear of the impact on so many lives. We are so blessed, and I’m honored to be able to support Gospel for Asia (GFA).”
Rachel works near the UK office and often gives up her lunch hour to help with simple administrative tasks at Gospel for Asia (GFA).
Reverend Paul Blackham, chief executive officer of Biblical Frameworks, also attended an event.
“GFA World … reminds us of the power of the Living God to turn the world upside down,” he said. “Brother K.P. made us feel that we are sharing in the worldwide kingdom of God from right where we are. When he tells us how the Spirit of Christ is [ministering to] so many across Asia, we know that the glory of God is as powerful today as ever.”
Yohannan’s visit was a breath of fresh air to faithful brothers and sisters making sacrifices from far away, without ever seeing what they are accomplishing. God is mightily at work, and in God’s economy, even the small things make a very big difference.
USA – Gospel for Asia (GFA) behind-the-scenes missionaries and School of Discipleship students helped process nearly 40,000 Christmas shoeboxes during their volunteer shift at Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child (OCC) processing center in Dallas.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 2, Gospel for Asia (GFA) representatives assembled in the warehouse with hundreds of other volunteers to inspect, scan, fill and prepare gift-laden shoeboxes for shipping to children in need around the world. About every hour, they paused to listen to stories of how children had been impacted through these Christmas gifts and to pray over the boxes.
Rebecca, a Gospel for Asia (GFA) behind-the-scenes missionary, recalled a story about how a young girl at an orphanage in Ukraine received a Christmas box that contained a most treasured gift: a toothbrush.
“Until she received the shoebox [from OCC], all of the children in the orphanage were using the same toothbrush! That’s what made it so special to her,” Rebecca said. “Hearing her story reminded me that even the items I think of as small or insignificant can be so precious to the children who receive them.”
During the volunteers’ shift, a truck loaded with boxes they had just processed began its journey to Mexico, where hundreds of children would be blessed with gifts in time for Christmas—and hear about God’s great love for them.
That is GFA’s second year volunteering at OCC’s processing center. By working together with the Body of Christ, Gospel for Asia (GFA) is able to minister to the needs of people living in desperate conditions beyond Asia.
“I serve at GFA because the Lord has given me a burden to see people in Asia come to know, understand and walk in the love of Christ,” Rebecca said. “Samaritan’s Purse is doing the same thing in nations where we don’t work, and I’m excited to get to partner with the Body of Christ to see the nations of this earth blessed!”
NEPAL – Sixty elementary school students in Nepal received sweaters, socks and shoes after GFA-supported workers organized a special Christmas event at their school on Dec. 25.
Most of the children’s parents work as day laborers and could not afford the necessary clothing to keep their children warm throughout the winter.
“This Christmas has become a meaningful event to my child,” said one parent. “The items that my child received are helpful, which I was not able to buy. Thank you for your love and care.”
The school’s principal attended the event and expressed his gratitude for the help given to his students.
“I am extremely happy and thankful to the church for the love and concern toward my students,” he said. “We were unable to fulfill their needs, but the church fulfilled their needs. We will always be grateful.”
GFA-supported workers seek to partner with local people in the mission field to help meet needs while ministering Christ’s love in tangible ways.
Source: Gospel for Asia World Magazine, News from the Mission Field
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