I am the Director of Missions for the LEPC, and also volunteer in California for events and have also represented them by speaking at minister conventions and other events. I also have been supporting five missionaries and working with the GFA since 2008 and believe they are doing an outstanding job in reaching the poorest of the poor in India. I highly recommend them as a worthy ministry to support financialy.
Bishop D.A. Church
After Many investigations personally, globally and through wires I found GFA and their National movement called Believers Church is the best philanthropic organization in Asia with their expert-ism in all they do.
I knew Gospel For Asia and Believers Church and found if that the hands of God was always with them.No ministry in India could reach to this place with in 35 years of service. Without any doubt I will say it is God who sustain. No other ministries ever had to face such a massive attack from all direction ( Government, people who profess to be spiritual, people with spiritual languages, people who are born to become the accuser of brethren and people who had wrong motive etc) but I could see always God is standing with them and fighting for them. They have high grade of financial integrity and absolute trustworthiness of all money people send. They are a history makers for sure . I have high regard for it's metropolitan and leaders, they are simple people but honest and committed. As an outsider I watched them so carefully and stand in awe of God. As an Indian it's very hard to praise someone but I have high regard for them. I always pray that they may stay blessed for to be a blessings for millions to find hope and love
About 25 years ago I read the book Revoloution in world missions byK.P.Yohannan and became a sponsor of native missions.The fact that 100% of the support goes directly to the field was a huge factor for me.Thru the years I have watched GFA grow and expand their work and see the fruit of their labor in real,verifiable, life changing,culture changing ,misery relieving ways.Recently I went to India and was able to view the work,talk with the brothers and see the fruit first hand.I have been sold on GFA for many years ,now I'm excited about it and it's a huge part of my thinking constantly .
We have supported GFA for over twenty years. I could not recommend a more worthy organization on the planet. KP is the real deal. He has a heart and vision to reach the lost, and God has advanced and honored his faithfulness. What other organization can you give to - where 100% of the funds are reaching the field and not consumed by ministry overhead cost? The whole economic model for how it works makes so much sense. Native missionaries are the most effective way of advancing the Gospel period. I had the opportunity recently to spend some time with other donors and volunteers abroad in the field seeing the work up close and personal , and I could not have been more encouraged with what I observed. If there were a way to give them 10 stars instead of 5 on this review I would.
This organization acts with the highest of integrity. Every penny makes a great difference for good to impact the lives of others in Southeast Asia. All that Gospel for Asia does is led by prayer and all for the glory of Jesus Christ.
Review from Guidestar
I went on the 2014 pastors tour and it was amazing to see God working through Gospel for Asia.
The Bridge of Hope ministry was awesome as it helps children in their studies, feeds them one life meal a day, and shares the message of Jesus Christ with them.
The Jesus Well provides clean water for families to drink and a chance to also receive living water.
Bible colleges and seminaries are training future pastors and ministers to fulfill the Great Commission. The vision is dynamic and the work of the Holy Spirit is evident. What a great ministry to partner with.
After reading "Revolution In World Missions" and "No Longer a Slum Dog," my wife and I became sponsors of several Bridge of Hope children. When our church hosted a GFA speaker, our congregation immediately got on board, with most members supporting either GFA missionaries or Bridge of Hope children. Several of us went to their headquarters and talked to their leadership, and I was careful to study their doctrinal and mission statements. Our church has also supported the construction of a Believer's Church, and several Jesus Wells. I have just returned from a two week tour of GFA ministries from Deli to Calcutta, Bengal and Kerala. We visited Bridge of Hope centers, a medical center, a hospital, several Believers' Churches, leper colonies, Bible Colleges and a Seminary. I am convinced beyond a doubt that only the hand of God can accomplish what is being done through GFA. The Believers' Churches are alive and exciting, and the Bible Colleges are full of students who love Jesus and want to give their lives to serving him. Most importantly, the heart of GFA is to win the lost to Jesus Christ, and they are using every avenue of Christian service and love to do so. I am more confident than ever before that GFA is the best steward of my mission giving.
I first heard about Gospel for Asia when a family member gave me K.P.'s book "Revolution in World Missions". It is amazing what God is doing through this ministry! I had the privilege of traveling over to India on a pastor's tour, and my respect for this ministry is greater than ever. It was wonderful to see the missionary pastors, and love for people and their devotion to the gospel. I pray that my church here in the states can grab hold of the Great Commission in the way that Gospel for Asia does.
I found out about Gospel for Asia about 20 years ago from a church friend who gave me the book "Revolution in World Mission." The story of K P & the founding of this mission organization was so honest & encouraging & motivating. I had no idea what God was doing in India building His church and I very much wanted to be part of it. I've been a supporter of Gospel for Asia for several years now and it is thrilling to be a part of God's work. They they have the very highest standards of integrity, accountability and cost-effectiveness and that is very important to me. I want to know that what I give is being used wisely & I have every confidence that is the case with Gospel for Asia. They satisfy my high standards in every area financially, personally, & in their faithfulness to teaching & practicing God's Word. Giving the Gospel & establishing churches to teach the people is most important to me. I also love being able to support children in the Bridge of Hope schools & send letters back & forth to them. I look forward to meeting these children in heaven someday. I have met several people from Gospel for Asia & they are always so kind & interested in me too. I highly recommend this ministry to any who want to invest their lives eternally.
My wife and I were blessed immensely from attending the Renewing Your Passion (RYP) Conference in 2013. We had been supporting Gospel For Asia’s mission for only a year or two before being invited to RYP. We prayerfully considered whether it was wise to use monies for a plane ticket and a hotel when it could go to further God’s work in the field. We decided to go and have never regretted it.
The vision and passion for the lost in the 10/40 window came through in all that was said and done. RYP is a great way to see and experience the heart of Gospel For Asia and their heartache for the lost, increase your compassion for “the least of these,” and give glory to God for His work among the people of Southeast Asia.
Truly, we came home renewed in passion for Christ and serving the lost. What a blessing it is to be a slave of Jesus Christ.
I found out about Gospel for Asia many years ago when someone gave me the book "Revolution in World Mission." I was excited to read about the work that the Lord was doing and wanted to get involved. I met a brother that was serving with the ministry and then later went to visit their headquarters in Texas. I have experienced the love and commitment of the staff at Gospel for Asia. And I highly recommend this ministry to those who want to invest their lives eternally.
My church has been involved with GFA for years, but I didn't have much personal experience with them until this year. I decided to take a gap year and join their student program, School of Discipleship. My experience here has not been anything like I expected, but it has been far better.
The Lord has worked in my life in many ways, especially through the love and guidance of the staff members. It feels like I have a whole new family here, who really love me and want to encourage me in the Lord.
Recently, our class was able to go on a two-week vision tour to see the work locally in Asia, and I was absolutely blown away. I've traveled a lot, so I didn't expect this trip to be anything really special, but once I met some of the pastors and Bible college students my whole perspective changed. The goal here at GFA is to show people the love of Jesus Christ, and to enable them to go out into their communities and share that same love. I feel incredibly blessed and humbled to be a part of that.
I had heard great things about Gospel For Asia but it wasn't until recently that I got to see first hand what this ministry is all about. I had the privilege of going on one of their pastor tours and could not be more impressed by their ministry. They have a clear vision of what they are doing and they are pursuing that vision with passion and conviction. I strongly recommend supporting Gospel For Asia. Your money will not be wasted but used to further Christ's kingdom around the world.
I became a supporter of GFA a couple of years ago and since that time, I have come to realize that their gospel ministry extends beyond anything I could have previously imagined! GFA is passionately committed to extending the gospel of Christ to every nation, tribe, and tongue. By partnering with GFA, I am partnering with Jesus Christ in his mission to reach the lost. The more I learn about the ministry of GFA, the more I want to support them. Praise be to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit for such a ministry!
I knew I loved Gospel for Asia as soon as I read, "Revolution in World Missions". It made so much sense! I began sponsoring missionaries, later became a volunteer and even later became a student in their School of Discipleship program and have had the great privilege to spend the past nine months seeing how the organization works from the inside out, and let me tell you, it's all with integrity, grace and love. The main goal of all the staff is to know Jesus and give others the same opportunity.
I thought I understood that pretty well, but last month I had the opportunity to visit the mission field in South Asia and see with my own eyes how everything transfers from the U.S. to the field. It was remarkable. Now that I have seen these things first hand I am even more confident in investing both time and money into this organization. We were able to see so many different areas of the ministry and I just wanted to support all of it!
I graduate from the program in two months and though I won't be here physically I plan to find more ways I can volunteer and give more to this great work the Lord is doing! I will sincerely miss the staff here who have become like family to me!
This post is in response to post by 'Leaving'
It's pretty irresponsible to post negatives about something you admit you thought you might have heard. This organization receives enough persecution from those looking to do it harm. You won't take the time to ask the speaker to clear up what you thought you might have heard but you will take the time to slam them on this website. Isn't a child nursing from an animal enough to get your attention? whether or not the child is an orphan? I think you need to check your hearing. In his book "No longer a Slumdog" all of these stories are there. They are on the website also - easy to check out. I don't think he claims that many of them are orphans. Some are orphans, most of them have at least one parent. It's irrelevant because they are the lowest rung on the caste system in India which means they have no hope of doing anything with their lives. Only because of GFA have so many thousands been incredibly blessed because of God's work through this ministry. You are a very negative person and nit-picky about how you choose to see things. All the good GFA does over shadows any negatives but somehow you see it the opposite. You are a CHristian, with the love of Christ in your heart????? Need to look on the inside first and stop tearing down what God is doing through those whose lights truly shine bright and who actually get their hands dirty working for those in need and not just sit in a nice comfy church and decide on wishy-washy information that they are too lazy to check out who they will or won't take all the trouble to pull out their pen and write a check to.
If you find any real evidence of wrongdoing by GFA (and all the bogus negative reviews which amounts to persecution on various charity review sites is NOT evidence) then by all means tell the world until you have that please do something about your anger.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not DISHONOR OTHERS, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always PROTECTS, always TRUSTS, always HOPES, always perseveres.
One of the things that most impacted me was the missionaries' dependence on the Lord. They pray about all things and trust in the Lord. It was so neat to see how the Lord answered their prayers. Also, seeing their work among the poorest living in the slums was impactful. There are committed missionaries living in the slum, sharing the love of Jesus with those around them. I don't think I could do that so I'm grateful to be a part of sending them.
I am a missionary with another organization and a friend who supports GFA invited me to come to enhance my study of church planting movements. I am not a member of GFA or a volunteer but was blessed to have the opportunity to visit many locations across India. I was impressed with their sincere humility and desire to reach the unreached in this part of the world. They are getting the job done! People are being saved, rescued from their lifestyles, and churches are being established that seem to be reaching the communities. The organization was run efficiently. The number of churches, bridge of hope centers, Jesus wells dug and seminaries dedicated to training pastors and leaders was overwhelming. This is truly a church planting movement that is making a difference. I have encouraged friends to support this effort but I have not been able to start yet. Bro. K P is such a personable guy with a great tenacity to see things through for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. His book Revolution of World Missions has inspired me to be open to God's call on my own life and invest more in missions even now to the point of taking my family to a foreign land.. For anyone that might have questions about the organization, they just need to ask. Everything was open and no question seemed off limits to us. Our guide was excellent. It was amazing to see what can be done when there is enough money to do it. My only concern is how are the nationals able to duplicate this program if the American dollar is ever to dry up. I could see they are working on ways to fund this ministry from inside the country but this, like many mission works will be very hard to reproduce by those whom are receiving the benefits. To me this was a new definition of indigenous work. They almost only use nationals to run the ministry in country, but most of those nationals are supported from without, not from the church they pastor. So we just continue to trust the Lord that he will supply the funds until HE returns. I pray that God will continue to use GFA and I am blessed to have had opportunity to see this ministry and meet the leaders and some of those who are being blessed by the mission.
I am very thankful for Gospel for Asia. If you want to grow in the word of God read he wonderful books at God has allow KP to write. Nobody but God could deliver a message of hope for the lost. We were all lost in a condition of hopelessness nobody but God could deliver us from the penalty and power of sin. I am thankful that The Lord has allow me to sponsor several missionaries, Bridge of Hope children, etc. What we fail to realize that MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS REQUIRED. We in America have forgotten about the poor and suffering in the world. No longer do we has or address the missionary in churches. We have failed look beyond our needs at the needs of other. My friend wake up. If you attend a church is 10 percent of the tithes and offering going out to help the poor, or are we living in comfort. Ask the Lord to reach and show you what he would have you to do.
Remember the television show Mission Impossible" that aired in the late 70's 80's where the mission seem to be impossible , however, the mission was always completed. Decades ago Asia did not know of any hope..... the mission seemed impossible., and no one carried about the lost in the 10/40 window
nobody but God listened to a mother's prayer to use one of her sons to serve The Lord. Well nobody but God could do what God hd done and keep doing... the rest is HIS-STORY.
Love you always