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April 10, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing the impact a Gospel for Asia-supported Film team makes, touching countless men and women who did not know His love, whether in a village of hundreds or a village of eight.

The Man on the screen touched those with leprosy, and they were healed. He fed thousands with only a few loaves of bread. He prayed for the sick and the blind, and they recovered. The villagers saw Jesus’ love on display, and they had never seen anything like it.

Eight people sat with rapt attention, tears streaming from every eye as the Roman soldiers crucified Jesus on the cross of Calvary. One might think it was a small crowd, but the entire village of Snikithati had come out to watch the film that night. It was a film that had come to them after a unique chain of events—and a faithful team of brothers willing to follow God wherever He would lead them.

Film Show in Jigishati Village Interrupted—Twice

Several days before, a much larger crowd of people in the nearby village of Jigishati had gathered to watch the same film. The Gospel for Asia film team put the finishing touches on the setup for the evening: speakers—check; projector—check; screen, DVD player, DVD—check. Everything was good to go. Gospel for Asia missionary Raahi and the rest of the film team prayed before starting the show.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Discussing the impact a Gospel for Asia-supported Film team makes, touching countless men and women who did not know His love, whether in a village of hundreds or a village of eight.
Raahi and the film team started showing a film about Jesus in Jigishati village, only to be opposed halfway through and asked to leave. Some villagers asked Raahi to come back, and he did—only to be asked to leave once more.

About halfway through the movie, a few villagers angrily approached and demanded Raahi leave Jigishati, even though he had gotten permission from the village leaders to show the film. The film team packed up their equipment and left, but they continued to pray for the people of Jigishati village. Soon, some villagers approached them. They asked Raahi if he could come back and show the film in its entirety.

Raahi saw this as an answer to prayer, but once again, halfway through the showing, a few angry villagers told them to leave. Once again, the team packed up to depart while a man named Harshal looked on.

Excited Village Prepares for Film Show

Harshal was visiting Jigishati village the day of the second film show. It grieved him to see how the people of Jigishati village treated Raahi and how they interrupted the film show. Harshal, who was sympathetic toward Christians, wanted to know more about Jesus. He decided to ask Raahi and the team to visit him in his village, Cholanoor, and show the film there. Raahi gladly agreed, and they set a date for the showing.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Film Teams and National Missionaries
Harshal happened to be in Jigishati when the film showed the second time. Grieved by how the team was asked to leave and curious to know more about Jesus, Harshal asked Raahi to visit his village of Cholanoor and show the film there.

When the team arrived in Cholanoor, they found that Harshal had already done most of the preparations for the showing. In his excitement, Harshal had invited the village to the film, set up posts to attach the screen and even strung out wires to provide electricity.

Family in Cholanoor Healed After Watching Film

Among those crowded around the screen that night was a couple named Dalpati and Daya. Their 12-year-old daughter had been suffering from a fever for 15 days with no cure in sight, though they had taken her to see many doctors.

As they watched Jesus heal the blind, touch the lepers and cast out demons, God gave Dalpati and Daya the faith to trust Him for their daughter’s restoration.

After the movie ended, the couple approached the film team for prayer. Raahi encouraged them from the Word of God and prayed for the girl’s healing. When God touched her and restored her to good health, Dalpati and Daya decided they wanted to know more about this Jesus who heals.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Film Teams led by National Missionaries
After the team showed the film in Cholanoor, Dalpati and Daya, parents of a feverish child, asked for prayer. Through the film, God had given them faith to trust Jesus for their daughter’s healing.

But that wasn’t the only thing God did that night.

Visitor Asks for Film Showing in Snikithati Village

A man named Krishanu, from the neighboring village of Snikithati, watched the film in Cholanoor that night. Jesus’ love and compassion inspired Him, and he thought of the men and women in his village. He wanted them to understand more about Jesus too, so when the film was over, he approached Raahi and asked him if it would be possible to show the film in his village as well.

When the time came, Krishanu and his seven neighbors—the entire village—gathered around the film team as they set up the screen, connected their equipment and prepared for the evening. They had never seen such devices in their tiny village, and they had never seen such a film.

Witnessing Jesus’ compassion and crucifixion brought tears to the eyes of every soul in Snikithati.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Film Teams
When Krishanu, who visited from nearby, saw the film in Cholanoor, he thought of the people in his village. He asked Raahi and the team to show the film in Snikithati. When Raahi did, the entire village gathered—all eight people—to watch the film.

Gospel for Asia-supported Film Team Continues to Serve God

Today, believers from Jigishati, Cholanoor and Snikithati are worshiping Jesus and telling others of His great love, while Raahi and the film team continue to minister and bring Christ’s Good News through film. The Lord is using film teams to touch countless men and women who did not know His love, whether in a village of hundreds or a village of eight.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: National Missionaries who are a part of Film Teams
Today, people gather in many of the villages Raahi and the film team have visited through the years. These brothers faithfully continue to serve God by sharing His love for all people, following Jesus to village after village, through all the unexpected chains of events.

You can equip more film teams like Raahi’s and enable them to reach people in the most remote villages with the love of the Savior.


*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Featured Article, An Unexpected Chain of Films

Learn more about Film Ministry in Asia, as films on the life of Jesus have proven to be one of the best ways to let people in Asia know about the sacrificial love and deliverance of God.

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March 30, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing the life of Muskan, a widow, and her daughter Titiksha, the hardships of widowhood and poverty, and the genuine acceptance and love from God discovered through Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: One day, Titiksha overheard her uncle scolding her mother, Muskan. Titiksha was the cause of his complaints.
One day, Titiksha overheard her uncle scolding her mother, Muskan. Titiksha was the cause of his complaints.

Inside the house, Titiksha could hear her uncle harshly scolding her mother.

Titiksha and her mother, Muskan, were used to feeling rejected and despised by Muskan’s older brother, Ganaraj, and his family, but this time, he was lashing out at Muskan because of Titiksha, who had decided to walk with Jesus.

“You are neglecting your responsibility to look after your daughter,” he told Muskan. “You have given her so much freedom that she is now prepared to bring shame to the family. We cannot let this happen as long as we live here. So it will be good if you correct your daughter, or else you both—mother and child—have to find another place to live.”

Widow and Daughter Suffer Rejection from Family

Titiksha’s father had passed away when she was only 4 years old, so she and her mother moved to live with her uncle. But Ganaraj didn’t want the burden of taking care of them, so the accommodation he gave Muskan and Titiksha was merely a small hut on his property. Because Muskan struggled to provide for herself and her daughter, she couldn’t afford to give Titiksha a complete education. After Titiksha learned to read and write, she had to drop out of school. Muskan and Titiksha’s desperate situation earned them scorn from their family, so that Titiksha’s own cousins didn’t want to play with her.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Discussing the life of Muskan, a widow, and her daughter Titiksha, the hardships of widowhood and poverty, and the genuine acceptance and love from God through Gospel for Asia missionaries.
Muskan, a widow, and her daughter struggled to earn their living. They suffered scorn and rejection from their own family.

Titiksha had faced this rejection for years, and now her uncle threatened to rob what little stability she and her mother did have. Despite the heavy blow of words condemning and accusing her, Titiksha wouldn’t change her mind about her faith in Jesus.

New Faith Leads Daughter Away from Home

After meeting two Gospel for Asia-supported women missionaries, Titiksha had learned about the God who loved her so much that He sent His Son to die on a cross for her. The women had encouraged Titiksha to ask the Lord for help when she faced difficulties, and as she did, she saw how God responded to her prayers. Titiksha decided to walk with Jesus, and she continued, even when her mother and her uncle criticized her for it.

“Have you not noticed how the people look at us and treat us, that you took such a great step?” Muskan scolded. “Do you have any idea how the people will treat us if they come to know that you have become a Christian? They will chase us out from this village, and even my brothers will disown us. Then where will we go? What would have caused you to do that?”

Despite these words, Titiksha kept going to prayer meetings and encouraged her mother to believe in God’s Word.

Ganaraj, however, continued to lash out at Muskan for her daughter’s faith, so Titiksha made a difficult choice: She decided to move away to the city and find work so her mother wouldn’t face constant harassment because of her.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: When Titiksha's uncle continued harassing Muskan for Titiksha's new faith, Titiksha made the difficult decision to leave home for her mother's sake.
When Titiksha’s uncle continued harassing Muskan for Titiksha’s new faith, Titiksha made the difficult decision to leave home for her mother’s sake.

Titiksha had one request before she left: She asked her mother to meet the missionaries who had impacted her own life through sharing the knowledge of Christ, the Savior.

But Muskan didn’t go to meet the missionaries. Each time Titiksha called, Muskan gave an excuse for why she hadn’t gone. Then, one day, as Muskan was cleaning her home, she came across a New Testament that Titiksha had left behind. She became curious to know what kind of God her daughter loved so much that she would even leave home.

Gospel for Asia-supported Missionaries Introduce Mother to the God Who Changed Her Daughter’s Life

Muskan went to the nearby village where her daughter had told her the missionaries were. But she couldn’t find the women missionaries. Instead, she met Wyconda and Pathik, two Gospel for Asia-supported men missionaries. These men told her the missionaries Titiksha knew had moved from the village, and they had been assigned to take their place.

Wyconda and Pathik were just about to have a prayer meeting, so they invited Muskan to join them.

At the prayer meeting, Muskan listened as Wyconda and Pathik explained the truth of God’s Word. And when the believers sang a song about the family of God and being near to heaven, Muskan’s heart was moved and her eyes filled with tears. She talked more with Wyconda and Pathik about what the Bible says and told them she longed for a happy life and a peaceful mind. Wyconda and Pathik said joy could be found in knowing Christ and allowing Him to live inside one’s heart.

As she herself learned who Jesus is, Muskan became convinced that her daughter’s peace had come from knowing Him. With a new faith that Jesus is the Savior, Muskan decided that very day to walk with Him.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: After meeting Wyconda and Pathik, two Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries, Muskan learned about the God her daughter loved so much, and she decided to walk with Jesus.
After meeting Wyconda and Pathik, two Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries, Muskan learned about the God her daughter loved so much, and she decided to walk with Jesus.

The joy of the Lord filled Muskan’s soul, and after one week, she told Wyconda and Pathik she had never experienced such peace before. She began worshiping with the local congregation regularly.

Meanwhile, the good news of her mother’s change of heart brought much joy to Titiksha. She thanked the Lord for answering her prayers. But when Ganaraj found out, he was anything but happy.

Despite Opposition, Mother Grows in New Faith

Ashamed of Muskan, Ganaraj told her not to embarrass their family by following a different religion. This opposition made Muskan uncomfortable staying with his family, but she stood firm in her new faith, and God used her younger brother, Bandhu, to provide a safer environment for her to live in.

“I cannot bear to know that my own sister has no place to stay,” Bandhu told Ganaraj. “She will stay with me. I do not care what God she worships. Let her worship the God whom she trusts in.”

Muskan moved to a house on her younger brother’s land, and she is continuing to grow in the knowledge of the Lord and worship Him with the local congregation. She even tells other women about Him, testifying how He provided for her needs and answered her prayers.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Despite opposition from her older brother, Muskan has continued growing in Christ and worshiping Him with the local congregation. Now she even tells other women what He's done in her life.
Despite opposition from her older brother, Muskan has continued growing in Christ and worshiping Him with the local congregation. Now she even tells other women what He’s done in her life.

When this widow and her daughter desperately needed to experience genuine acceptance and love, God used four different missionaries to teach them about His Son. National missionaries, like the women missionaries who shared with Titiksha and the men missionaries, Wyconda and Pathik, have the training and passion to reach hurting people with the knowledge of Jesus, who created them and who loves them so much He gave His life for them.

By partnering with Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries, you can help bring the Good News to more people like Titiksha and Muskan.


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*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Featured Article, Mother’s Faith Follows in Daughter’s Footsteps

Learn more about the GFA-supported national workers who carry a burning desire for people to know the love of God. Through their prayers, dedication and sacrificial love, thousands of men and women have found new life in Christ.

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March 28, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing Kalapi, the sickness and poverty, and the healing and provision through the ministry of national missionaries and the distribution of a Gospel for Asia gift of compassion.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Discussing Kalapi, the sickness and poverty, and the healing and provision through the ministry of national missionaries and the distribution of a Gospel for Asia gift of compassion.

A mysterious illness caused Kalapi’s body to shake uncontrollably. For two years, she had difficulties walking, eating and drinking. Eventually, she struggled even to speak. Her family sought aid but found none—until they heard about a local Christian congregation. Kalapi went to the church, which is led by Gospel for Asia-supported pastor Boro Rai, and received prayer. It was there that she finally found deliverance, thanks to Jesus.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: When Pastor Boro visited Kalapi and Mudit, he noticed the bareness of their home and the thin, weak appearance of their children.
When Pastor Boro visited Kalapi and Mudit, he noticed the bareness of their home and the thin, weak appearance of their children.

Pastor Boro began visiting Kalapi and her husband, Mudit, to tell them more about the God who healed her and to encourage them with promises from Scripture. During his visits, Pastor Boro noticed the bareness of their home, which contained only a few household items. But even more haunting was the thin, weak appearance of Kalapi’s children. Kalapi and Mudit could afford to feed them flatbread made of cornmeal, but that was about it. The lack of nutrition left the children vulnerable to frequent illnesses, and Kalapi and Mudit didn’t have the money to buy medicine for them.

Pastor Boro couldn’t ignore the images he had seen of the near-empty home and the frail bodies of the children. Wanting to help, he spoke with his leaders and told them about the family’s need.

Family Receives Life-Changing Gift

Pastor Boro and his leaders decided to help meet the family’s basic needs by giving Kalapi and Mudit a gift. Pastor Boro told Kalapi the good news that the church was going to help her family, and he invited her to a Christmas gift distribution.

Kalapi arrived on the appointed day. At the event, 20 pairs of goats, 24 cows, 25 water buffalo and several other useful items waited for Kalapi and other struggling families. Each gift, from a pair of tin sheets to a water buffalo, represented a helping hand from the Lord, who wanted these families to thrive.

That day, Kalapi went home with a cow and a calf. With joy in her eyes, she thanked those who had made it possible for her to receive the gift.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Pastor Boro told his leaders about his concerns for Kalapi’s family. Then, during a Christmas gift distribution, Kalapi received a cow and a calf!
Pastor Boro told his leaders about his concerns for Kalapi’s family. Then, during a Christmas gift distribution, Kalapi received a cow and a calf!

Cow Strengthens Children’s Bodies, Fills Woman’s Heart with Faith

Now, because God put it on the church’s heart to give Kalapi a cow and calf, her family is enjoying a stability they desperately needed. The cow provides Kalapi’s children with milk, a source of protein that has helped their bodies grow stronger. In addition, Kalapi and Mudit have been able to use the cow’s dung to fertilize their crops, and when the calf grows up, they plan to use it to plow their fields.

These Christmas gifts not only helped the family’s financial condition, but they also showed Kalapi how much God and His children care for her family. Seeing God’s compassion on her family, Kalapi’s faith grew. She prays to Jesus to meet her family’s needs, trusting in Him to provide.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: God has used the gift of a cow to sustain Kalapi’s family. Kalapi’s children have grown stronger and healthier by drinking the cow’s milk.
God has used the gift of a cow to sustain Kalapi’s family. Kalapi’s children have grown stronger and healthier by drinking the cow’s milk.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: A gift of cows brings blessing.

“I thank God who has not only set me free from my sickness, but also blessed us with a cow that provides milk,” Kalapi said. “Now my children are able to eat chapatti [flatbread] with milk. I praise God . . . for helping such families as mine.”

You Can Bless More Families

By providing gifts from Gospel for Asia’s Christmas Gift Catalog, you can help bring stability and hope to families like Kalapi’s as you give them a source of income and sustenance. More importantly, you will be part of a tangible illustration of God’s great love for them.


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Source: Gospel for Asia Featured Article, Compassion Fills Bare Home with Joy

Learn more about how generosity can change lives. Through Gospel for Asia (GFA World and it’s affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) and its Christmas Gift Catalog, gifts like pigs, bicycles and sewing machines break the cycle of poverty and show Christ’s love to impoverished families in Asia. One gift can have a far-reaching impact, touching families and rippling out to transform entire communities.

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March 20, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing the struggles and pain many have to endure due to the unbearably freezing winter, for laborers, for a Gospel for Asia-supported Pastor, and the gifts of compassion and change through Gospel for Asia winter clothing distribution.

Pastor Philip couldn’t stop shivering. He tried to lead the prayer meeting he’d come to the village for, but his body trembled so violently that his stomach began to hurt, and he couldn’t speak.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Discussing the struggles due to freezing cold, for laborers & a Gospel for Asia-supported Pastor, and the gifts of compassion through Gospel for Asia winter clothing distribution.

The Gospel for Asia-supported pastor rushed home after the meeting, lit a fire in the kitchen and warmed himself in front of it. It took some time for him to recover.

Miles away in another village, Madur’s palms and fingers were cracked and bloody after laboring in the frigid air. He couldn’t afford to miss work the next day, but he also couldn’t work gathering firewood with bleeding palms.

Gospel for Asia-supported Pastor Hindered by Pain

In the region where Madur and Philip live, the sun’s warmth doesn’t last. People face long winters when nighttime temperatures drop to bone-chilling depths. Quality winter clothing is too costly for most people to afford, and the only heating system found in their homes is a fire in the kitchen stove.

A few months before, Pastor Philip lived in an even colder region where he struggled to minister. It wasn’t that the people weren’t responsive. It was just unbearably freezing.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Winter clothing and blankets

To help Pastor Philip and his family, a fellow Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, Bhupendra, lent him a quilt. But the severe weather still took a toll on Pastor Philip’s body. He often got stomach ailments, and his joints hurt.

Because his health issues made it difficult to minister in this area, Pastor Philip asked the district supervisor if he could move, so they transferred him and his family to a location where the winters weren’t as cold.

“This place is much better than the village where I worked before,” Philip says.

Although he still faces some physical hardships, Philip is willing to embrace suffering to continue ministering to the people in this region.

A Vicious Cycle

Madur, like many other laborers in his town, struggled to provide for his family in the bitter cold. He earned daily wages by working in people’s fields and gathering firewood. He battled to provide food for his wife and three children; he definitely couldn’t afford to buy warm clothes.

But this kept him in a vicious cycle: With no warm clothing to keep the cold wind from severely chapping his cheeks, knuckles and feet, he couldn’t work for long. If Madur didn’t work eight hours a day, he wouldn’t receive a whole day’s wage—and he wouldn’t ever be able to buy warm clothing for himself or his family.

“It is very painful,” Madur says. “Because of the cracks in our knuckles [and] palms, we are not able to go to the forest and cut the firewood or . . . go to the field and work because it hurts very badly.”

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Warmth provided in cold areas

Thankfully, a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, who lives in Madur’s town, knew of the struggles Madur and other laborers faced because of the cold weather, and he was able to help.

Gifts of Compassion and Change

One day, Madur and Philip both arrived at a gathering on a plateau surrounded by glistening, snow-capped peaks.

Packets of jackets and blankets sat on top of and next to a table. The two men, along with several other pastors and townspeople, would be receiving gifts—precious gifts from a Creator who could bring warmth and joy to their hearts and bodies.

These men knew how their lives would change. The jacket Pastor Philip received would keep him warm during the day while traveling from village to village to minister Christ’s love. The large, thick blanket he received a few weeks later would help protect him and his family at night and give him the sleep he’d need for a day of ministry.

“This blanket will keep me warm, and I will be able to take sufficient rest,” he said. “The next morning, I will be able to go and tell people about Jesus with freshness.”

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Joy provided by winter clothing

The jacket Madur received at the winter clothing distribution would insulate him for his challenging labor outside. With the extra warmth, he would be able to work more hours with less pain.

Filled with gratitude for the gift he received, Madur invited some of the pastors to come to his home. He wanted to know more about Jesus, who filled the pastors’ hearts with love for their neighbors.

As the sun glowed that day, brightening people’s faces as they received compassionate gifts of warmth, the Light of the World was shining, drawing people to the eternal warmth of His love.


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Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Featured Article, A Cold Cross to Carry

Learn more about how to give Gifts for Missionaries — whether giving bicycles or heavy-duty vehicles, or winter clothing, you’ll bless not only Gospel for Asia-supported pastors do even more but also the communities they serve.

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March 12, 2020

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 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.

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.

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 honoured to be able to support GFA.”

Rachel works near the UK office and often gives up her lunch hour to help with simple administrative tasks at 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.

Gospel for Asia 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.

USA – 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,  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 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, 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!”

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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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March 11, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing Shway and the isolation and persecution she experienced, even a house on fire, and God’s divine appointment through Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, Kyaw.

“Lord, help me!” 60-year-old Shway cried as she ran from her burning house.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Discussing Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, Kyaw and Shway and the isolation and persecution she experienced, even a house on fire, and God's divine appointment.The people in her village didn’t like Christians and threatened any who became one. “If you do not forsake Jesus, we will send you out of the village,” they warned her. But Shway was not shaken, so a group of drunken men set fire to her house.

The flames licked the walls and thirstily consumed the roof. Days later, Shway stood in the middle of her roofless home surrounded by charred bamboo walls.

“I never thought this would happen to me,” she said.

Familiar Territory

Shway’s situation wasn’t new for her Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, Kyaw. Since moving to the village four years earlier, Kyaw’s house had been set on fire three times and vandalized with rocks on multiple occasions.

Despite overwhelming opposition, the Lord is using him and his wife, Cho, to bring many into His Kingdom. There are 82 believers who regularly attend their Sunday services, and Shway is one of them.

A Divine Appointment with a Gospel for Asia-supported Pastor

Shway first met Pastor Kyaw in the midst of a moment of despair. She had been collecting firewood in the forest when the weight of her loneliness became too much to bear. She sat under a tree and cried. She thought about her husband, whose intoxicated body was found drifting in a river, and her two children, who died in a bus accident.

She was alone, left to care for herself, until Pastor Kyaw and his wife found her. They listened to the older woman pour out her sorrow and then offered her the reassuring love of the Savior.

“This is my first time hearing this kind of encouragement and sweet words,” Shway had told the pastor.

Pastor Kyaw began visiting her and comforted her with God’s Word, which helped Shway see she was not alone. She started attending prayer meetings and church services, and the Lord touched her heart. She began to trade her sorrow, anxiety and loneliness for joy as she put her trust in Him.

“Jesus always loves me in the time of my sorrow and difficulties … By praising God, I have joy even though I do not have anything,” Shway said.

Shway’s church family has been a great encouragement to her. They even replaced her roof after the fire and continue to visit her to pray and share Scripture with her.

The opposition has diminished, but even if it hadn’t, Shway now knows the joy of the Lord, and nothing can take it away from her.

View the article as part of GFA World Magazine


*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Feature Article, Faith Through the Fire

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March 8, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. YohannanDiscussing Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries, the courage for daily fellowship despite being forced to build their church five times, and the God who provides for our every need.

Gospel for Asia-supported women missionaries Champa and Bakul had been accused of a man’s death, chased out of the village and warned to never come back. For all that, a small group of believers continued to grow, and now, a temporary structure, built by the growing flock’s own hands, stood as proof. The situation made some people angry enough to break bones and destroy the whole building.

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan: Discussing Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries, the courage the Lord to continue to uphold daily fellowship despite being forced to build their church five times, and the God who provides for our every need.
When a missionary visits a family, the family can experience a deep peace through a missionary’s encouraging words and prayers.

Missionaries Pray for Paralyzed Man

The village’s fellowship started in 2001 with one paralyzed man named Tariq. When Champa and Bakul first visited his house, Tariq could feel nothing in his legs. But after the two women prayed for healing, his cold legs became hot, and he was able to shake them.

The missionaries began to visit every week, sharing God’s love with Tariq and his family, praying for his full healing and teaching from the Bible. As they understood more about the love of Jesus Christ, the five members of the family, along with three of their neighbors, put their trust in Him. Shortly after, Tariq died.

The untimely death caused an uproar in the village. As the newest people in Tariq’s life, Champa, Bakul and their God were denounced as the tragedy’s cause. The missionaries were chased out of the village.

If Champa and Bakul came back, villagers warned them they would pay the consequences.

Gospel for Asia founded by K.P. Yohannan: Discussing Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries, the courage the Lord to continue to uphold daily fellowship despite being forced to build their church five times, and the God who provides for our every need.A temporary church building might be all a congregation can afford. Even though believers have a place to meet, a structure like this one is more susceptible to damage from bad weather.
A temporary church building might be all a congregation can afford. Even though believers have a place to meet, a structure like this one is more susceptible to damage from bad weather.

Church Grows Despite Threats

With threats hanging over them, Champa and Bakul remained quiet for two weeks. But as the Lord placed courage in the believers’ hearts, the small fellowship began to meet again, and it started to grow. Ignoring the danger, new people joined the fellowship every day.

Soon, the congregation was too large to meet in a house, so the believers decided to raise money for a temporary church building. Although most of them earned meager wages as field laborers, they collected the equivalent of $400 (USD) in nearly a month.

The villagers were still angry and strongly warned the believers against constructing the church, but the believers were resolute – they needed a church building. Two months after the house of worship was complete, the villagers followed through with their threats. They assaulted believers, destroyed the church building and began leveling false accusations against the Christians.

When a missionary visits a family, the family can experience a deep peace through a missionary’s encouraging words and prayers.

“Believers are visiting our houses and destroying the photos of our god and goddesses,” the group accused.

Soon, members of the community started believing it.

Despite the opposition, the believers continued to meet in houses and welcome new members. Eventually, however, they gave in to their neighbors’ demands that they leave, and they rented land outside the village.

Perhaps there, the believers thought, they could finally worship in peace.

Congregation Builds Outside Village

Gospel for Asia founded by K.P. Yohannan: Discussing Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries and church buildings.After collecting another $500 (USD), the believers built a simple structure on their rented piece of land, but their rejoicing was short-lived. In 2005, two years after their first building was destroyed, an elephant trampled their new one.

A temporary church building might be all a congregation can afford. Even though believers have a place to meet, a structure like this one is more susceptible to damage from bad weather.

Some of the villagers laughed at the congregation’s predicament.

“These people are not doing good work,” they said. “Our god is not happy with them, and that is the reason this church building got destroyed by an elephant.”

Despite the accusations and mockery they faced, the believers quickly rebuilt the church and continued with worship services. The next year, Gospel for Asia-supported pastor Ekanpreet was able to come shepherd the flock.

Over the next four years, the church grew. Even threats of banishment from the village didn’t stop new believers. But in 2010, a great storm ripped through the area, and once again, the believers’ church became a casualty.

For the fourth time in eight years, the congregation put itself to work, creating yet another place to worship their God. Like the other buildings, it would be flimsy and highly vulnerable to the elements, but the believers didn’t have any other options—unless someone offered them help.

Gospel for Asia founded by K.P. Yohannan: With help from supporters around the world, the congregation finally built a solid house of worship like this one, able to stand up to storms, elephants and even opposing neighbors.
With help from supporters around the world, the congregation finally built a solid house of worship like this one, able to stand up to storms, elephants and opposition.

Believers Sell Belongings for a Permanent Solution

With their temporary sanctuary in place, the believers decided it was time to find a permanent solution to their problems. They didn’t have much money after all the buildings they had constructed, so they sold their personal belongings. But even that wasn’t enough.

Fortunately, God had already provided for their need. When Pastor Ekanpreet requested help from his leaders, they sent the remaining funds for the land as well as funds for a big, beautiful church building.

Made from sturdy materials, it wouldn’t be vulnerable to the elements the way their short-term structures were, and it was large enough to fit every member. Ten years after Champa and Bakul first came to the village, the believers finally had a place to call home.

Today, 60 believers worship together in the church, which is one of the biggest in the area. And though some might be tempted to take that for granted, Pastor Ekanpreet and the congregation know it was only granted by the grace of God.

Gospel for Asia founded by K.P. Yohannan: As Christ’s love spreads across Asia, hundreds of congregations are praying for permanent places to meet and grow in. You can be part of seeing God answer their prayers. Help Build a Church.As Christ’s love spreads across Asia, hundreds of congregations are praying for permanent places to meet and grow in. You can be part of seeing God answer their prayers.


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*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Reports, Forced to Build Their Church Five Times

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March 6, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing national missionaries like GFA-supported worker Sutram, who minister through frozen temperatures where the need for winter clothing is great.

Sutram huddled in his home near their source of heat. Outside his house, freezing winds and frosty temperatures prevented the GFA-supported worker from ministering. Sutram earnestly desired to bring news of God’s love to those around him, but it was too cold to venture outdoors—much too cold.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Discussing national missionaries like GFA-supported worker Sutram, who minister through frozen temperatures where the need for winter clothing is great.
Because he received a blanket and jacket, Sutram (not pictured) is able to continue his ministry no matter the weather.

Struggles from the Past

Sutram lived with his wife and two children in a mountainous region of Asia where he used to work as a coal miner. He came from a large family who had always been poor, and now he and his wife and children lived in poverty as well.

When Sutram came to know Christ while temporarily working in another country of Asia, he felt joy and passion in abundance. He returned home and joined a church led by GFA-supported pastor Purnendu. Sutram participated in every church activity with such enthusiasm that Pastor Purnendu encouraged Sutram to do ministry fulltime. Sutram readily agreed, and in 2018, Sutram began taking God’s love to communities around him as a GFA-supported worker.

Sutram threw himself wholeheartedly into his calling, actively venturing out to bring the love of God to those who likely had never heard of Jesus before. But a major hindrance to Sutram’s ministry soon became apparent: winter.

The Need for Winter Clothing

Living in a mountainous region meant that during the winter, temperatures can drop well below freezing. As a poor coal miner, Sutram had always struggled to provide for his wife and children. Now as a full-time ministry worker, he directed his humble earnings toward educating his children. There had been no money left for Surtam to buy warm clothing for himself; all he had was a thin sweater.

Despite this hardship, Sutram never wavered in his faith. He remained grateful for the privilege of serving God even in the cold. But when the frosts grew especially intense, he eventually had to remain indoors instead of going out to minister. Sutram continued to lift his needs before the Lord, asking for a way to care for his family and fulfill the calling God had given him.

Sutram’s prayers were answered mid-winter when Pastor Purnendu presented him with a warm blanket and jacket! Now, Sutram’s ministry can continue unimpeded while his family is also provided for.

“I am extremely glad and thankful to my God and leadership for the precious gifts,” Sutram says. “The [blanket and jacket] I received was beyond my expectation. It has been a great blessing for me and my family.”


Read more about GFA-supported workers who were blessed with blankets and winter clothing.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Reports, A Burning Passion in a Frozen Land

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February 6, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan Discussing a family torn by alcohol, opposition, and life-threatening sickness, and the legacy from the God who speaks bringing hope in the midst of despair.

In some ways, Oppilmani and Sadhya were typical of many South Asian children: They worshiped a traditional god, they couldn’t afford to go to school, and their family struggled to make ends meet under their father’s alcoholism. Yet for all their ordinariness, their mother, Naomi, knew something about their ancestry that could change their lives—if only she had the courage to embrace it.

An Unequal Union

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Discussing a family torn by alcohol and opposition, even to life-threatening sickness, and the legacy from the God who speaks bringing hope in the midst of despair.

Before she was the wife of a man who spent all his earnings on booze, and before she was the mother of two children she couldn’t support, Naomi had lived a life that was anything but ordinary in her part of the world. Naomi was a Christian, and her parents were Christians, too.

Naomi grew up praying to Jesus as a friend and reading the Bible to know Him better. Her love for God was so great, it seemed natural that she would one day pass on her faith to her children. When it came time to arrange her marriage, however, such desires were forgotten by her parents.

The wedding was held in the church and followed all the Christian traditions, but at the end of the ceremony, Naomi walked down the aisle with a man who shared another faith. The next time she attended worship services, she would discover the full extent of his antagonism toward her love for Jesus. It would be years before she entered a church again.

Alcoholic Husband Thrusts Family into Poverty

It didn’t take long after the wedding for Tarak’s alcoholism to reveal itself. Although he found steady work as a truck cleaner, he always spent his paycheck getting drunk or buying cigarettes, leaving the couple struggling for basic necessities. When Oppilmani and Sadhya were born two years apart, that struggle only increased.

As they grew, the children would need even more—clothing, food, education—and Naomi knew she had no way to adequately provide it all. When she stopped to look at her life, all she could see was a mess. In her despair, however, she thought back to her life before, and with a penitent heart, she began to pray.

Tarak still disapproved of her faith in Jesus, so Naomi didn’t tell him she had repented of her neglect toward God, or that she was praying for their family’s restoration, or that part of that restoration meant Tarak’s sobriety.

When GFA-supported pastor Zaafir came to their village, though, she began talking with him frequently and even going to church again. She also found a way to help her children by enrolling them in the local Bridge of Hope center, where Oppilmani and Sadhya excelled in their studies and were given a new reason to hope for a better life.

For a short while, Tarak allowed Naomi’s revival, but soon his animosity returned. He began verbally abusing his wife when she attended worship services.

In the heat of constant opposition, Naomi lessened her church attendance, but she refused to give it up entirely. As she continued praying for her family, a bigger crisis began brewing in Tarak’s life.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Naomi's family was torn by alcohol and opposition, even to life-threatening sickness, but the legacy from the God who speaks brought hope in the midst of despair.

Lung Infection Threatens Father’s Life

Tarak had been drinking and smoking for years when breathing became difficult for him. It began as simple asthma but quickly progressed into something unmanageable. Waves of nausea overtook the father of two, and he began vomiting blood. Although he could no longer eat, Tarak continued to drink alcohol.

Within a few days, the family had to take Tarak to the hospital. The doctors said he had a serious lung infection, and he would die if he didn’t have an operation. After years of spending his income on alcohol, though, Tarak didn’t have enough money to be treated.

Heartbroken, Naomi, Oppilmani and Sadhya took Tarak home. All they could do now was prepare for life without a husband and father.

Oppilmani and Sadhya continued attending the Bridge of Hope center, but it was clear to the staff that something was wrong. When they asked Oppilmani the reason for his sadness, he explained his father’s condition and the surgery they couldn’t afford.

The staff encouraged the 12 year old, telling him Jesus could solve his problems, and they decided to pay a visit to the family.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: God speaks to a father through Bridge of Hope staff.

God Speaks to Father through Bridge of Hope Staff

When the center coordinator arrived at Oppilmani’s home with two social workers, Tarak had thinned drastically and looked years beyond his age of 35. Still, the group shared from God’s Word and encouraged the family to ask Him for mercy.

As the staff shared, the Lord spoke to Tarak’s heart. He confessed his wrongdoings to God, and from that day on, a change began to sweep through the family.

Naomi was allowed to attend prayer meetings regularly, and along with the pastor and the other believers, she prayed for Tarak’s healing. Slowly, he began to recover, and he opened his heart to God. Now, instead of protesting his wife’s church attendance, he brings the children to church, too.

Gospel for Asia founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan: Bridge of Hope staff helped share the light of Christ with a family in need.

As Oppilmani and Sadhya learn about Christ from their pastor and their parents, they have a true hope of continuing their family’s legacy: raising each generation to serve God.

“Jesus turned our trouble into happiness,” Naomi says, “and we are ever thankful to Jesus.”

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*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Report, Their Mother’s Hidden Legacy

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February 4, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) founded by Dr. K.P. YohannanDiscussing the ministry of national missionaries, the physical challenges they endure, and the impact a simple gift of a new bicycle can make in the transformation of villages, touched with the love of God.

Limited. That’s how Pastor Jachin felt. The members of his congregation live in several different villages that were some distance from his church. Whenever a believer was sick or in need of prayer, Pastor Jachin tried to be there. There was one problem, however: He had no personal form of transportation. Taking the public bus was costly, and it took a toll on his finances because he had to visit and encourage the believers nearly every day. The miles grew longer and larger as his finances became smaller.

Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing the ministry of national missionaries, the physical challenges they endure, and the impact a simple gift of a new bicycle can make in the transformation of villages, touched with the love of God.
Pastor Jachin (pictured fourth from the right) and 11 of the 12 other Gospel for Asia-supported workers pose each with their new bicycle.

Blessed by a New Bicycle

Pastor Jachin’s leaders saw his need and organized a bicycle distribution. In total, 13 Gospel for Asia-supported workers, including Pastor Jachin, received bicycles to aid them in their ministry. Like Pastor Jachin, they lacked a vehicle of their own and had to use public transportation whenever they needed to travel. Each worker expressed thankfulness for this blessing, recognizing their ministry would be less hampered by having the physical strain they previously endured be diminished.

Pastor Jachin was particularly excited that he was now able to more easily visit believers and further his ministry.

“I am so thankful for this bicycle, which is truly helpful in the ministry,” he says. “I can now immediately visit the believers for prayer when they call me.”

Their Burdens Eliminated

Like Pastor Jachin, thousands of other Gospel for Asia-supported workers have been blessed with a bicycle. They, too, were overwhelmed by the monetary or physical burden of travel and often felt their time and energy were consumed by the constant moving from place to place, leaving less for ministry.

Giving these workers bicycles alleviates their burden and also widens their scope of ministry, allowing them to touch more lives with the love of God. That is the impact of a gift so simple as a bicycle. Lives are transformed when one worker receives a bicycle, and now, many more will be touched with the love of God.

Learn more about bicycles, and how lives are blessed and changed through them.


*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.


Source: Gospel for Asia Reports, Bicycles Lift Burdens

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