Gospel for Asia (GFA) is a nonprofit founded in 1979 committed to serving “the least of these” in Asia. GFA supports national field workers who in turn bring the love of Christ to those living in rural and under-served areas. Whether it’s providing the opportunity for a brighter future for a child in Asia through their Bridge of Hope program or giving away a sewing machine to help a family generate income, GFA has stood by its mission to transform communities through the love of Christ, one individual at a time.
After serving in ministry for nearly 40 years, GFA has had the opportunity to make an impact both overseas and at home. Here’s what Christian leaders are saying about Gospel for Asia and it’s founder KP Yohannan:
Founder of Operation Mobilization, author, and an advocate for evangelism and missions:
Gospel for Asia is not a movement but a phenomenon. GFA has become one of the most significant mission organizations of this century.
I praise God for the great love and commitment of K.P. and Gisela Yohannan for the people of Asia. Millions have received the Word of God because of them and the ministry of Gospel for Asia.
Teaching director and former national director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka, author of over 15 books, and a minister to underprivileged urban communities:
I am grateful for the training that Gospel for Asia has given to many evangelists who are effectively reaping the ripe harvest fields of Sri Lanka.
Sales manager at 93.7 Faith FM (CJTW-FM), a Canadian radio station, broadcasting in Kitchener, Ontario.
[On my trip], I learned that the far reaching effect of GFA’s work in South Asia is beyond what I imagined. … I really saw God’s hands and feet in the GFA missionaries. I learned that this is an extremely well-run ministry to God’s glory. … You can see God’s blessing on the ministry with much fruit of labor and finances to enable the work on the ground.
I heard firsthand about lives changed in young missionary men and women and in children’s lives and their families’.
I saw the gifts of bikes and sewing machines used to change lives for people.
I was touched by the overriding image of Jesus’ love for the people glowing from the missionaries in each ministry we visited. I felt myself responding to the people I met with God’s love flowing through me in a new and meaningful way.
I was impacted greatly seeing the surrendering of people to Christ to do His work. Seeing God’s work in people’s lives reminded me what He can do in my own life with a fully surrendered heart.
Dr. David Mains
Founder of Mainstay Ministries and considered by many to be the “pastor to pastors,” Mains also has more than two decades of experience in media and broadcast ministry:
For half my life I have known and worked closely with Dr. K.P. Yohannan … that’s over four decades.
I have seen his understanding of the Christian faith expand in ever so many positive ways. More recently, I have watched him respond humbly to the criticisms of those who for whatever reasons have attacked him.
I believe 100% in his integrity and am honored to serve as one of GFA’s Board of Directors.
Paul Louis Cole, D. TH
President of Christian Men’s Network, Cole is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker. His travels have taken him to more than 60 countries:
Dr. K.P. Yohannan is a missionary statesman, a pastor to pastors, a mission leader to mission leaders, and a father to the fatherless.
President of InChrist Communications, a national, full-service communications agency primarily serving faith-based organizations, churches, businesses and individuals seeking to reach the Christian market.
Years ago I came across Gospel for Asia and quickly realized they were the only large-scale international ministry I knew of that operated like the First Century Church. They were humble, devout, pious, going to the poorest of the poor, willing to suffer life-threatening persecution, and doing works like those recorded in the Book of Acts — preaching the Word with signs and wonders following (deliverance from demonic oppression, healings, miracles, raising from the dead), making disciples and then sending those out. Because of this, I felt the Lord told me to offer my services for free, which they lovingly accepted. Still walking with GFA today because the heart of this ministry and its work haven’t changed. They are still doing the works of Jesus among the least of these, to the glory of God and fulfillment of His Kingdom.
Pastor to a thriving church in Ontario, Flight’s dedication to the Word has brought him to multiple countries in Europe and Asia:
I am deeply moved by the heart and passion of this ministry’s personnel, from K.P. Yohannan to the Canadian office leadership… This ministry will inform, challenge and stir your people concerning the vast needs in worldwide missions.
President and founder of International Harvesters for Christ, Canada
I traveled to South Asia and discovered Gospel for Asia has been uniquely raised up ‘for such a time as this.’ Only God’s sovereign power could explain how ‘earthen vessels’ make such a dramatic difference. …
The faces of shining students receiving love reflect the dynamic difference the Holy Spirit makes. An elderly man was jumping for joy because of the dignity restored to him in empowering him to provide for himself. A single mother enabled to support her family was teaching 15 other women a trade. Clean water in Jesus’ name is a marvel! I could go on and on to speak of the amazing Bible schools and the remarkable changes occurring. Suffice it to say, spending time with Brother K.P. personally reiterated to me that it is all so simple: God loves Asia, and He demonstrates it every day through GFA.
Rodgers is an assistant pastor of River Valley Wesleyan Church
[Revolution in World Missions] is standard reading for our missions committee and anyone interested in overseas work. Yohannan continues to challenge existing paradigms of ministry and leads us to enlarge our worldview, which includes supporting national missionaries.