Gospel for Asia, Inc.

Rating: 4.59 stars   76 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My husband and I just returned from India visiting the work of GFA in varies places in India traveling with 8 brothers and sisters in Christ. Truly, God has raised up Brother K.P. for such a time as this. We were amazed at the humility and the love that every single person at GFA ministry has shown. First their love for God and their love for people. Visiting GFA's work in India is above and beyond our expectation.
It's amazing to see how everything is in order. God's favor and blessing is upon this ministry. We love GFA's ministry before but after our recent trip we love them even more. Glory be to God!

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2013

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I just returned from personally visiting the work of GFA in India as part of a ten person group of volunteers and donors. I was amazed at what God is doing through the work of GFA. We visited leprosy colonies where a hospital has been built where doctors can treat the patents, meals are served in the leprosy colony, children of the families are provided after school care, shoes are made to allow mobility for the lepers and so much more. We visited Bridge of Hope Centers all over India and met hundreds and hundreds of children who were indeed being given hope in very hopeless places through Jesus, education, caring staff and food. The smiles of the children told the story. I visited dedicated men and women that were serving the poor, the destitute, the widows, and children all over India because they love the Lord and are called to give themselves. The Bible Colleges were training these men and women to tell the Good News and bring hope. Widows and other women were being taught to read, the tears were proof of lives touched. Other women were taught to sew and tailor to provide for their families and themselves. Jesus wells brought life giving water to communities without any. Sand filters turned brown pond water to clear drinking water...amazing. Day after day of our trip we saw practical ways that GFA was serving India. All of this was done with precise book-keeping and records and every dollar given to GFA is used as intended. We returned very confident that every dollar we invest is used to bring hope of salvation and needed basics of food and love to many of India, especially the poor, widows, unlearned, and hopeless. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this ministry.

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My review about Gospel for Asia is rebutted by some loyal friend's of GFA (maybe their covert agents ) and they said that I was reprimanded by the govt. etc. That is a pure lie. Let me ask these agents some questions. How did Mr. Yohannan became the Archbishop. I understand that he is a graduate of Criswell college in Dallas and he is supposed to be a baptist. Do baptists make Archbishops? Do you know how he became Archbishop? A Church of north India bishop anointed him so. What is his interest in a baptist Yohannan? Money, huge sum of money....... Is this not what called Simony? Paying money to get a religious position.

We in India know that the people and the churches with him are all bought not by the blood of Christ, but the money he mints from the US. We understand that "Church Buying" is a very profitable business in India and K P Yohannan leads the market. He is one of the worst crook the evangelical world in India has ever seen and the people who work with him are pawns in his hand. We all admit that he is extremely able and has wide influence and he has bribed all the political parties in India. May the Lord have mercy on him, his followers and all who support him.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

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2012

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5 people found this review helpful

I am minister of the Lord Jesus Christ in India and personally know the work of Gospel for Asia. When we say something against them usually many write us off as people who are envious of GFA. But my question is why do they do things which might cause envy and grief in the hearts of other Christians in India? Do you know that they own 2300 acres of Rubber plantation in Kerala which is worth millions of dollars. They claim that every penny send to them is directly send to the workers. If so where did they find millions and millions of dollars to spend on land, infra-structure, rubber plantations etc. They are liars and they lie at every turn of the way and we Christians in India are very weary of them. I will never recommend any one supporting them in the name of the gospel.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I believe this review is part of a campaign of cyber-attacks that was uncovered by the Indian government to attempt to malign the ministry of Gospel for Asia. Please read these articles in the Indian Express and Business Standard to verify this: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hc-notice-to-google-facebook-on-churchs-plea/1037044/ http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/hc-notice-to-google-facebookchurchs-plea/84729/

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

no amount of words can distingush the work which God has established through GFA as they foud favour from the Lord. God has added few more pages in the History of Christianity in India and Asia through their complete surrender to serve the Lord. From the TOP to bottom, you can find honesty, dedication and faithfulness. What more God is looking forward to bless a ministry. This is what GFA. I recommend

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Life-changing

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2012

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9 people found this review helpful

As a long time donor, I am glad to see that the false claims of fraud have been officially investigated by the Indian government. Not only was no fraud found, but the government cited GFA as one of the best organizations in the nation, and the accuser (who used multiple identities and accounts) has been arrested. Apparently, he had some sort of vested interest in seeing GFA tarnished. If the false claims have caused you any doubt, please read this article about the matter: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hc-notice-to-google-facebook-on-churchs-plea/1037044/

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

My husband and I have known about and been involved with Gospel for Asia for over 15 years. We sponsor missionaries and Bridge of Hope children. We have traveled to Asia to see the work that GFA is doing. The organization from Brother K.P. Yohannan on down is the real thing. Every person we met from the organization was kind and loving and caring and just desired to serve the Lord and the people of Asia.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am a gospel worker in India and personally knows the work of GFA. We understand that they are an organization which has amassed the most amount of money in the history of Christianity in India. They are multi billionaires and have successfully cheated the gullible American Evangelicals for decades. We know of no other organization who is so bent on cheating people like GFA. If any one would like to know more we can send you documentation for our allegations.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I believe this review is part of a campaign of cyber-attacks that was uncovered by the Indian government to attempt to malign the ministry of Gospel for Asia. Please read these articles in the Indian Express and Business Standard to verify this: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hc-notice-to-google-facebook-on-churchs-plea/1037044/ http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/hc-notice-to-google-facebookchurchs-plea/84729/

Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

As a law enforcement officer and a Christian, I tend to scrutinize Christian/charitable organizations for fiscal integrity and, importantly, their godly scriptual underpinnings and the fruits thereof. In GFA, I have found the heart of Christ. For the past six years, my husband and I have sponsored a number of missionaries and children and find this to be a great and rewarding joy. This year I had the great experience of traveling to India with GFA. We traveled much through the country and visited numerous GFA sites, interacting with children, leaders, pastors, and missionaries. These folks are truly on the front lines, sacrificing and serving for the Kingdom of God. I have been to the TX headquarters and met the godly and dedicated staff and, through the years, have gained and learned so much from Brother K.P. Donating to GFA is co-laboring in the fields with the Lord. You will gain much more than you could ever give.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I first became acquainted with Gospel for Asia in the early 1990s. I heard KP speak a few times and engaged him in two brief conversations. I have read, and given friends copies of, Revolution in World Missions and The Road to Reality. I sponsored a pastor in Orissa for two years. I am now donating some books to a Bible college in Kerala. I wish I could do more to help, but a health problem and a small retirement income make that impossible at this time.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

My wife and I first came into contact with GFA in 2000. We have been impressed with their organization from the beginning. As a result of their continuing to amaze us with the work they do, we decided to become supporters and volunteers in recent years. What you get in this organization is a group of dedicated and committed people that you do not see in other ministries or for profit companies for that matter. The leaders and staff walk the walk spending their time and efforts furthering the Gospel in the 10-40 window reaching the lost multitudes of peoples whom very few ministries actually ever try to reach.
My wife and I have both been to India to see their work in person, I am a very concerned and frugal (cheap) giver and it was important for me to see where their efforts were focused and how responsible they were with the gifts of GFA supporters. After visiting many areas of the country and seeing many different GFA organizations at work I am convinced of their love of the Lord and that they are tremendous stewards of all the resources they are blessed to work with! From K.P. to the missionaries, to the staff in the USA and in the field I cannot say that I have ever been as impressed by another ministry. These people live for the Lord and work from before sun up to late in the evening. This ministry gets my highest mark. I recommend that you contact GFA and learn for yourself how you can partner with them to fulfill the great commission!

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