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Gospel For Asia, Inc.

Rating: 4.42 stars   88 reviews 14,640

Nonprofit Issues:

Religion

Address:

1116 St. Thomas Way Wills Point TX 75169-1187 USA

Mission:

Our mission in life is to be devout followers of Christ and fulfill the Great Commission among the unreached in Asia through training, sending and assisting qualified laborers in partnership with the Body of Christ.

Target demographics:

need men, women and children

Direct beneficiaries per year:

several million people throughout southeast Asia

Geographic areas served:

Southeast Asia

Programs:

clean water through bio-sand water filters and Jesus Wells, disaster relief, education, nutritious meals, medical care, health, hygiene, literacy and vocational training, useful gifts for the poor, Gospel films and radio broadcasts, Gospel literature distribution, ministry to lepers, widows, orphans and abandoned children, church building construction, Vacation Bible School, youth ministry, and women's fellowships.

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www.gfa.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

8 people found this review helpful

I've been a supporter of Gospel for Asia for several years now with my tithes and gifts and I must say honestly that they are the best bunch of people I've ever partnered with. They are even like a second family who I pray with and feel I know. I do not exaggerate when I say that as a non-profit charity organization they have the very highest standards of integrity, accountability and cost-effectiveness. And what our Lord achieves through them every day of every year is mind-bogglingly miraculous. I had supported church and charity before, but I wanted to do more, and I remember praying and searching for the Lord to lead me and help me find a missionary organization which would satisfy my highest standards and make every cent of my contribution go the very furthest towards furthering His Kingdom here on earth. When I found GFA, I knew I had to look no further.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

As late at the end of 2014 we fully supported this organization. Since 2015 we have learned GFA is not what its leaders have claimed. For more information look at Believers Church in India http://www.believerschurch.com. Why Believers Church? Take a look and you will see KP Yohannan Metropolitan Bishop. Or read about the latest at www.gfadisapora.com to see what former staff has to say about abuse and lies.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am a grateful former staff at Gospel for Asia and I can remember what huge honor is was that I found mission organization of the caliber of Gospel for Asia that would allow me to join their organization even though I did not have any Bible School training or very much college. If you are looking to financially support GFA, I encourage you to do so as unto the Lord! If you are looking at joining staff, join because God calls you and don't expect a cake walk! GFA was willing to take me as I was; unlearned but willing to work. The leadership and staff allowed me to learn what I needed to be an effecting worker, helping reach millions with the Gospel. I am so blessed that was able to make that impact.

I was compelled by the Lord to join GFA about 20 years ago. I was motivated by their goal to send out 100,000 missionaries into the unreached part of Asia. I felt like I was joining the Marine Corp of Missions! When you join staff at GFA, I encourage you to look at it like you are joining the military. I will be difficult and you will have good times and bad times but you will impact Asia and you will help send thousands of foot soldiers to preach the Gospel. This was the privilege our family had when we served faithfully for 9 good years! We didn't join because we were looking for some missions utopia that would make our lives wonderful, we joined because we wanted to reach Asia! GFA gives willing servants a huge opportunity to impact the world. I can remember the ad I saw 20 years ago in the "SEND" magazine that GFA published; "Is your life worth a million souls?" That question rang in my heart! God called to me, no one else. GFA recognized that call and invited us to join. We built lifelong friendships that we will have for the rest of our lives and into eternity. Brother KP wasn't the easiest person in the world to serve but he challenged me to be serious about my work and made me a better person. Brother KP is and was and still is one of the hardest working people I know and the leadership at GFA both in India and the United States followed his example. The leadership demanded alot of me but gave me the grace to fail and continue to try. I consider the GFA leaders I worked for to be some of the best friends I have even though we had arguments but we forgave one another and kept serving. When I left GFA, I was called to serve in a different ministry and Brother KP and the GFA leadership team gave me the grace to leave and with their heartfelt blessing. I am a better person from my service at GFA! If you are praying about joining GFA, I encourage you to expect challenges, it is not a mission utopia but a spiritual booth camp that will allow you to impact the world.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been to india and seen their operation on the ground, to say I was beyond amazed at the heart, professionalism, lean operation, efficiency and sheer dedication to creating churches in the most remote villages that you could ever imagine. My heart was full of compassion to see these images from a magazine lived out in the real world.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have had personal experience for over 8 years of being connected to Gospel for Asia. I am a pastor of a church that has supported both their native missionaries and their Bridge of Hope Schools. We have also sent teams to the field to check out their ministries. We came back very impressed with what we examined. In fact I have personally been on the field and met with them in different counties in South Asia. Along with that I have had first hand experience with their staff and with their School of Discipleship program. With each of them I have witnessed an unparalleled commitment to reach the lost in southeast Asia with the message of the Gospel of Jesus and a willing to to this with a single minded focus.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I served on staff for 8 years-part of that time as a Sr. leader. Although I believe they started off well in the early years they now have become a "ministry" controlled by a leader (President) who has lost his way. His desire for power and funds have severely diminished his capacity to lead effectively and GFA in my opinion has morphed into a spiritually abusive cult. In 2015 alone around 60 staff have left and more are trying to leave. There are now coming to light serious questions about the financial integrity of GFA. Even on this site, I was instructed to recruit good reviews in 2014 so GFA could make the level of "Top Charity" for 2014. I now regret doing so because I no longer believe they are worthy of trusting funds with. GFA is not a ministry of grace and love but instead manipulation and deceit. I would rate zero stars if able but 1 star is lowest it allows.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been privileged to work closely with Gospel For Asia in a variety of ways, as a vendor, supporter and even inside the offices. The heart of the organization is that of servitude and a passion for reaching the lost world with the Gospel. I have never felt so proud of working with such a group of people who display such a high value of integrity and dedication to prayer. God bless the work and ministry of GFA, they are truly doing the Lord's work in a way i've never seen any other organization do it!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have had the opportunity to see the work of Gospel for Asia and meet many of the workers in South Asia. They are among the most Godly people I have ever met. They serve tirelessly and sacrifice much to share the Love of Jesus. I have also met the staff at the US headquarters. They are not living in a cult or cult like atmosphere. Gospel for Asia's track record over many years demonstrates God's favor.

It saddens me to see former, disgruntled staff, spreading rumors, falsehoods and unsubstantiated claims. The enemy of Christ is skilled at attacking God's work and even well meaning people need to be vigilant.

I have met leaders from many national Christian organizations and have found KP Yohannan to be among the most passionate, humble servants of God.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I served with Gospel for Asia for 10 years, during which I believed that I was the most privileged person on earth to give my life away for the sake of the lost and serve under leadership so completely sold out to the Lord, in touch His heart, and full of integrity. The last several years I was on staff, I saw more and more from leadership that was unbiblical, teaching became opinion over Scripture, and control was suffocating. In spite of confusion and believing submission to leadership had become an idol over serving Christ Himself, I steadfastly stood by the integrity of leadership, however they had gone astray. I have since seen more instances of outright lies, deceit, and manipulation than I could believe previously or can even count and have lost every iota of respect for leadership or belief in any integrity whatsoever. I am very sad to say that I cannot in good conscience recommend spending a single penny with this organization, as I am no longer convinced that much of the income even reaches the intended recipients. I am not bitter, just extremely grieved to see spiritual pride and sin reigning where Jesus alone desires and deserves to be!

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Please listen to what former staff are saying about this organization. They have lived it!! And some would call it a cult, with its authoritarian culture that leads to spiritual abuse and broken families and now it's episcopalian structure that you won't see until you go to India where KP is known as His Emminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Bishop, revered and bowed down to. Donors and sponsors have a right to know these things but they have purposefully lied and hidden these realities. Over 100 staff that have left the ministry over the last few years have been pleading for greater accountability and transparency. www.gfadiaspora.com
Donors are being fed on books like Revolution in World Missions but although it started out well it has now become a money making machine. I served for many years and valued much of what I saw being accomplished through national missionaries. But in the end I had to leave because of the lack of integrity of the leadership itself.
You need to ask hard questions to find out where the money is really going. "100 percent goes to the mission field" is the claim, but what does that really mean?? I can tell you - once it's gone overseas they do whatever they want with it!! Do your research...GFA is not what it appears.

 
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