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Review for Gospel for Asia, Inc., Wills Point, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first heard of Gospel for Asia in 2005 when someone handed me a free copy of the book "Revolution in World Missions" and told me "This book changed my life more than any other book but the Bible." I was intrigued, and read the book, and I can honestly make the same statement now myself--what a change this ministry has made in my life! I was living the American dream, and then my eyes were opened to the more than 2 billion people who have never heard the gospel. Through Gospel for Asia (GFA), my family began sponsoring national missionaries who are taking the good news of Christ to areas where no missionary has ever been, and people have often never heard the name of Jesus. Several of the missionaries we have sponsored have been so successful in church planting that they are now self-supporting, and GFA offered us the opportunity to sponsor others in their place. What an incredible impact in the kingdom of God GFA has allowed my family to be part of. My kids have grown up praying for the missionaries we sponsor, and the children we sponsor through GFA's "Bridge of Hope" child development program. We even got to meet one of the children we sponsor, when we took a trip to Asia recently--the attached picture is of my wife with one of the girls we sponsor. This girl is from the very poorest class of society, and lost her father at age 11, yet through Bridge of Hope she is healthy, happy, excelling in her studies, and even writing us beautiful hand-written letters in English, thanking Jesus for all He has done in her life.
My family also loves GFA's Christmas Catalog program, where we have the ability to "order" gifts from a catalog of income-generating gifts for the poor and tools for missionaries. This has become a Christmas tradition in our family for more than 5 years, that has forever changed the way our children view Christmas. My two youngest daughters were so excited about the Christmas catalog, that last Christmas they saved up all their money for weeks so that they could purchase things from the Christmas catalog, to give to those in need. I attached a candid picture I caught of them perusing the catalog and deciding what they were going to give to. GFA has forever changed the focus and outlook of my entire family, and enabled us to make a greater impact for God's kingdom than we ever imagined.

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