WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing the upcoming food distribution facilitated by Gospel for Asia and Body of Life to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) and community volunteers are gearing up to give away more than 1,400 food relief parcels Aug. 22 to local families, including those hit by COVID-19 income loss.
Last month, GFA World partnered with Body of Life for its first food distribution at its headquarters in Wills Point, distributing more than 1,000 USDA “Farmer to Families” food boxes — packed with fresh produce and other food items — to grateful families from Van Zandt and Kaufman counties.
Now the international mission agency that calls Wills Point its home plans to stage local food distributions every month while supplies last — and aims to bless hundreds of families hurting financially because of job layoffs, reduced work hours, or other difficulties.
“I’m so grateful we’re able to serve our community during this critical time in our nation when so many are without hope because of the pandemic,” said Bishop Danny Yohannan, vice president of GFA World. “If anyone is in need of food or knows someone in need, we invite them to come to our next food distribution.”
Next Event: Aug. 22
The next local food distribution will take place at GFA World’s campus at 1116 St. Thomas Way in Wills Point, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. — or until boxes run out — on Saturday, Aug. 22. Food boxes will be supplied by USDA’s Farmers to Families program.
“It’s very important to help everyone, to keep strong,” said a grateful recipient at last month’s event whose husband lost his job because of the pandemic.
The event has the support of Wills Point Mayor Mark Turner, who was among the volunteers last month helping load food into people’s cars.
Anyone interested can follow Gospel for Asia/GFA World on Facebook to stay in the loop about upcoming food giveaways.
GFA World is also helping to feed hungry families on the other side of the world.
“While we’ve been able to distribute food here in Texas, thousands of our parishes in Asia are distributing food to tens of thousands of families each month,” Yohannan said. “May God give us grace to do even more.”
Read another story on how the Lord is using Gospel for Asia to bring relief to those in need during COVID 19.
About Gospel for Asia
Headquartered in Wills Point, Texas, Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) is a leading faith-based mission agency, helping national workers bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially to those who have yet to hear about the love of God. In GFA’s latest yearly report, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,800 clean water wells drilled, over 12,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 260,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. For all the latest news, visit our Press Room at https://press.gfa.org/news.
Sources: Gospel for Asia, Digital Media Room