I support the ministry of Gospel for Asia, because the ministry has a singular focus of getting the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost of Southeast Asia. Through the ministry I can invest in the gospel and help widows and orphans, support native missionaries, and help educate, as well as, share the gospel of Christ with children in the Bridge of Hope ministry. I have supported the ministry of Gospel for Asia since 2006, and I will continue to support the ministry because of their passion to get the gospel of Jesus to those who do not know Christ. I support and encourage anyone to support the ministry of Gospel for Asia.
I have donated to GFA for about 6 years now. I believe in the mission and know they are making an impact in the lives or women and children who suffer greatly in these impoverished areas by not only providing the holy gospel but water, education and care for the leper colony through the sisters of compassion. It is the most hardest to reach areas and GFA is doing a great deed to ensure these brothers and sisters know god has a plan for them and loves them.
The staff who calls me with updates and calls to pray for me are so precious. You can tell they love what they do. Very thankful to partner with them to spread the good news of Jesus.
Longtime donor, volunteer and now staff. GFA is helping the poor and improving lives in Asia. Water wells, sewing machines, free medical clinics etc. The structure that they have on the field is so beneficial & important as they continue to do ministry. My experience with the leadership is that they live very simple lives, are God honoring and focused. If you have any questions, just ask.
The Holy Spirit prompted me to do some research on GFA, and I was very disappointed with what I read has been going on with them. The red flag for us was that over the last few years we received very few letters from our sponsored dalit child through GFA's Bridge of Hope program, even after we would call or email inquiring about this. We were told that the staff would contact the program center and encourage the child to write to us. Upon looking back at our file of letters, at one point we did not receive any letters from the sponsored child for over a year. At the start of the sponsorship, we were informed that the child would be writing to us two to three times per year, but this did not happen.
As former staff, watching GFA go through the last several years in denial of systemic problems in the ministry that have been there for decades, I can not recommend this ministry as a place either to work/serve or as a safe place to donate money.
They have just this week settled out of court a lawsuit alleging their misuse of funds for $37 million. While they technically were not found guilty of these accusations, they were also not exonerated.
For more information please visit GFADIASPORA.COM. There you will find evidence and stories from former staff that highlight the problems at GFA.
And also please visit Believers Eastern Church’s website to see what the ministry has built in India. Most of the donor base would be quite shocked to learn of the high church direction with one head (the Metropolitan named KP Yohannan) that the churches in India have taken. These aren’t simple little village churches. KP solicited funds from non-denominational churches to build his own new denomination: https://www.bec.org
My brother, Chris Brewer, has worked for Gospel for Asia for many years. I have personally seen the good work that GFA does. They work hard spreading God's word and setting hearts on fire for Jesus Christ! They do this through fundraising, training and sending missionaries to South Asia to care for and educate the poor. This is truly God's work.
My experience with GFA began with reading the free book Revolution in World Missions. This book changed my life! I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about missions and especially mission work in the 10/40 window.
My husband and I began sponsoring a native missionary in 2003. At that time, we were receiving personal letters from our sponsored missionary. At this point, the work on the field has expanded to the extent that these personal letters are no longer available. and we understand that a native missionary has better things to do than writing letters to us!
In 2013, I had the opportunity to visit India and see some of the ministry first hand. We visited Bridge of Hope centers; churches; a boys' home; the site of a girls' home; a leper treatment center; a cobbler making specialty shoes for patients; the sites of several Jesus wells and biosand water filters; a center where widows are taught to read, write, and use a sewing machine; a radio and TV station; and a seminary. We met some of the missionaries who serve selflessly and some of the church members who were eager to show us their churches. We saw slums where thousands of people live with not enough income to provide their families a handful of rice each day.
God is using the little that we give toward this work in a big way. New churches are being started every day. Those who only know of vengeful gods are hearing for the first time about a loving God who sent His Son Jesus to die on a cross for their sins. I pray that all of these dear people will hear the message before it is eternally too late.
For 14 years, I've produced various radio and television projects for Gospel for Asia. I've met with many leaders of GFA and found them to be consistently humble and passionate about their work. And the work they do is changing tens of thousands of lives.
I took a Vision Tour of India and got to see first hand the schools they set up for the so-called "Untouchables"--giving kids a way out of poverty. Although their work is faith-based, they welcome all kids regardless of their faith. I've seen GFA's work in the slums, setting up water wells, providing food, and most of all, providing practical hope.
To help break the cycle of poverty, GFA donates water buffaloes, goats, and chickens to families, which provides not only sources of food and also ways of earning income. GFA also helps women break the vicious cycle of human trafficking by providing them sewing machines. This empowers women to earn a living.
I appreciate the people and the work of GFA--and I've seen first-hand how they genuinely help people break of poverty and share a very beautiful and practical hope.
My wife and I have been involved with GFA for over 10 years. We have and continue to sponsor missionaries and Bridge of Hope children. We routinely get updates on both regularly. We have also sponsored the building of churches and drilling of wells for clean water.
We have been impressed with how well they communicate with their supporters and the diligence they place on good stewardship, seeing to it that the vast majority of monies donated go to ministry with minimal administrative expenses.
This is a very well run organization that matches its promises with actions and results.
We couldn't be happier with how are investment is being managed.
My husband and I have been supporters of Gospel for Asia for years. We were able to make a sizable donation after we sold our business. I appreciated the follow up and accountability GFA gave to our donation. This organization truly cares for the people it helps and makes it easy to give to the exact cause or area of concern that touches your heart!
I have known about gospel for Asia for almost 20 years, when K.P. Yohannan can to speak at my church about supporting national missionaries as the share God's love with their own people in Asia. I was intrigued about supporting missionaries in Asia that did not have the typical barriers of western missionaries such as language, life style, customs and a history of oppression and subjugation between our countries.
I have been a supporter of the ministry since that time, sponsoring both missionaries, Bridge of Hope children and donating towards Jesus Wells, church building, gospel literature, sewing machines and many other way GFA helps impoverished families in Asia.
I have been working for GFA for the last 5 years, and being on staff I have realized the scope of the ministry is more vast that I had any idea of! I have been to Asia and met many of the missionaries and staff that work on the field. My admiration for the organization has only grown through the years. I count it a privilege to work here.
I have had family members on staff with Gospel for Asia for more than a decade. This has allowed me to visit their ministry headquarters on several occasions. The GFA staff are both loving and professional. Their love for Jesus is evident in all that they do. They graciously act as his hands and feet as they serve others.
My husband and I have supported Gospel For Asia for about a decade and have had the pleasure to meet and get to know, several staff members. We also have visited their headquarters at their former location in Carrollton, TX and it's current location in Wills Point. They are a humble group of believers who serve the The Lord wholeheartedly . I believe that the staff of GFA are following God's lead in how they reach the lost.
We have been donating to this group for decades. They have done a great job getting water wells put in, schools put in and missions done by the "a little each month goes a long way" type of program. It is hard to imagine a place that a water well makes a huge difference, but they do exist and GFA is providing water wells to communities through donations from here in the US and other countries. With a name like Gospel For Asia it is clear this is a christian organization that does good work to also spread the word about Christ. Go to the website and see where you can participate.
I have been involved with GFA for over 10 years. My knowledge of GFA started with a friend that works for them. After getting a personal account of all the lives that are touched around the world, I had to get involved. I have been very pleased to see their frugalness to insure as much money as possible goes to the ones in need.
Gospel for Asia is lead by an insightful and loving group of people. Their passion is unparalleled and their mission clear.
This ministry is doing such important work among people who are poor and suffering. So many lives have been changed through their involvement with widows, orphans, and others who live under dire conditions, lack of water, food, and education. The staff are motivated by their love for Jesus and others and I am honored to support them in any way that I can.
This is a great organization!! I feel blessed to support the work they do and to be a part of it. Hundreds of thousands have experienced the love of Jesus for the first time through GFA. Very effective ministry!!
Having many close relatives currently working for GFA, I have been provided with a front row seat to the mission of GFA and its grounds in Texas. Right away I noticed what a well-functioning organization this is, and how clear their mission is to spread the Gospel in any way possible. Every day I hear and learn about the different initiatives, plans, and progress GFA has made and I am constantly blown away. Being raised in the church and involved in many different missionary programs and volunteer opportunities has given me a rather good sense of fulfillment and purpose; However, I have never felt as fulfilled and excited with the work done through GFA. What this mission has accomplished and plans to accomplish in Asia is honestly amazing, and I cannot wait to see what God holds in store for GFA in the future.
Gospel for Asia is a reality check to a dark world - a world determined to run headlong into perdition. Gospel for Asia is a bright light, a citadel in the midst of some of the most unreached places on the planet.
As a staff member and donor, I have learned to appreciate the world-wide body of Christ as we pool our resources together to minister God's love to the lost, the needy and the hurting and along the journey, get a glimpse of God's mercy and glory. It doesn't get better than this.