COVID-19 Press Kit for the Media

GFA supported workers serve food in West Bengal

Food distribution line setup to serve needy people affected by the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus.

Vegetable distribution by school bus in Uttar Pradesh

150 Brick factory workers without work receive bags of vegetables for their families to survive.

Vegetable distribution by school bus in Uttar Pradesh.

Packets of vegetables being distributed in a village in Uttar Pradesh. 150 bags were given out, providing 3-4 days of food for a family of 6-7 people.

Families take free bags of food from side of school bus in Uttar Pradesh. Each bag contains potatoes, onions, green vegetables, green chilis, garlic and ginger.

School bus used with permission from government authorities to distribute bags of vegetables to brick factory workers who are socially distanced to avoid transmitting coronavirus.

Over 500 people received vegetables and food packets amidst the ongoing lockdown in Andhra Pradesh.

Amidst pandemic in Uttar Pradesh, a local GFA-sponsored pastor and his congregation provides groceries to multiple families.

GFA-supported pastor distributed food items to 65 poor and hungry families, during the COVID-19 lockdown in Tripura, India.

Vegetable and food packets ready to be given freely to over 500 families affected by the Coronavirus lockdown in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Over 500 desperate people received vegetables and food packets amidst the ongoing lockdown in Andhra Pradesh.

Giving food to a beggar man in Tamil Nadu.

A local GFA-supported pastor in Bihar prays before providing groceries to multiple families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food distribution, including vegetables to 200 families, in Andhra Pradesh, India.

COVID-19 lockdowns in South Asia have put multitudes in the path of another immediate danger: starvation

Little children are happy to receive a free meal during the COVID-19 crisis, including delicious chapati and rice and vegetable curry in Maharashtra, India.

A women’s fellowship sister distributing masks to needy people in a nearby village in Kerala.

Hungry kids and their families line up for a free food distribution in Jarkhand, India, provided by GFA-supported local churches.

Press Releases

Founder

Dr. K.P. Yohannan Bio

Dr. K.P. Yohannan has been crisscrossing the globe for the past 40 years, challenging the Body of Christ to discipleship. His call to a radical all-out commitment to Jesus—has left its impact on nearly every continent.

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The Following Is a Statement from Bishop Danny Yohannan, vice President of Gospel for Asia, Concerning the Current Coronavirus Crisis:
Vice President

Danny Yohannan Bio

Danny Yohannan was raised in the ministry of Gospel for Asia. With his father, Dr. K.P. Yohannan’s demanding schedule, Daniel traveled with his family to India every summer visiting different areas of the mission field.

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Dr. KP Yohannan, in the past 40 years, has been challenging the Body of Christ throughout the world to discipleship—an all-out commitment to Jesus.
Founder

Dr. K.P. Yohannan Bio

Dr. K.P. Yohannan has been crisscrossing the globe for the past 40 years, challenging the Body of Christ to discipleship. His call to a radical all-out commitment to Jesus—has left its impact on nearly every continent.

Learn More »

The following is a statement from Bishop Danny Yohannan, Vice President of Gospel for Asia, concerning the current Coronavirus crisis
Vice President

Danny Yohannan Bio

Danny Yohannan was raised in the ministry of Gospel for Asia. With his father, Dr. K.P. Yohannan’s demanding schedule, Daniel traveled with his family to India every summer visiting different areas of the mission field.

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What Christian Leaders & Media Are Saying About GFA

George Verwer, Founder of Operation Mobilization and world missions advocate

“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.”

Francis Chan, pastor and author of “Crazy Love”

“K.P. has been a mentor to me for years. The way that he speaks to God and about Him is different from anyone else I know. His words and actions have led to me loving Jesus more consistently and deeply. He is the first to admit shortcomings in his life, but he continues to be an example to me. For this, I am eternally grateful.”

Barbara Dowling, Sales Manager, 93.7 Faith FM, Ontario, Canada

“[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 R. Mains, Chapel of the Air radio broadcaster and founder of the 50-Day Spiritual Adventure

“For half my life I have known and worked closely with Dr. K.P. Yohannan … that’s over four decades.

“From its early days up until the present I have witnessed firsthand the incredible growth of the Believers Eastern Church throughout Asia. It is an amazing testimony to the life-changing power of the Gospel and also to K.P.’s remarkable leadership skills.

“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.

“His preaching still stirs my soul.

“I believe 100% in his integrity and am honored to serve as one of GFA’s Board of Directors.”

Rv. Paul Louis Cole, D.Th., President, Christian Men’s Network

“Dr. K.P. Yohannan is a missionary statesman, a pastor to pastors, a mission leader to mission leaders, and a father to the fatherless. At Christian Men’s Network, we look for deserving men around the world to highlight as role models for our Global Fatherhood Initiative.

My introduction to Dr. Yohannan was reading Against the Wind, Finishing Well in a World of Compromise, which stirred me deeply. In a unanimous decision, the CMN board presented Dr. Yohannan with the first annual Reggie White Fatherhood Award, to honor his demonstration for over 40 years of what it means to be a father by providing leadership to compassionate workers of faith and hope to the defeated.”

Palmer Holt

Palmer Holt, President, InChrist Communications

“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.”

Rev. Johnnie Moore, Author

“KP Yohannan and Gospel for Asia have profoundly impacted my life. As they always have been, they are on the very frontlines impacting millions of lives and doing it with the care and expertise of those who actually live among those they serve.”

Pastor Everett Flight, Ontario, Canada

“I have been associated with this ministry for eight to 10 years in different ways. Their Canadian leadership has been at our church, and I have distributed hundreds of books among our church congregation.

“I am deeply moved by the heart and passion of this ministry’s personnel, from K.P. Yohannan to the Canadian office leadership. My wife and I have been sponsoring a national missionary for a good number of years because we believe in its principles. This ministry will inform, challenge and stir your people concerning the vast needs in worldwide missions.”

Ajith Fernando, Teaching Director, Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka

“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.”

Rev. Jeff Lutes, President and Founder, 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.”

Shawna Rogers, Assistant Pastor, River Valley Wesleyan Church

“We became aware of Gospel for Asia about 10 years ago when some in our fellowship read K.P. Yohannan’s book Revolution in World Missions and were impacted by its message. Now this book 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.”

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bill Atwood, Dean for International Affairs for the Anglican Church in North America and Bishop of the International Diocese

“Having been personally involved in missions in dozens of countries for decades, I can say that what God is doing through KP Yohannan and Gospel for Asia is a move of God.”

“I have seen the work on the field firsthand, and how finances are handled; it was the most comprehensive accounting I’ve encountered. I’ve also worked closely with GFA’s leader and can personally attest that this is not only a remarkable ministry that is being used by God, it is operated with the most professional integrity imaginable.”

Chip Lusko, Calvary Chapel pastor

“I have known Brother K.P., the staff and ministry of Gospel for Asia for nearly 40 years. I know the leadership, the team, and more importantly, I have been to Asia and seen the work firsthand. I have been to Bridge of Hope centers, villages where they minister to those with leprosy, water projects, hospitals, churches and so much more.”

“Gospel for Asia has had a phenomenal impact on an area of the world with tremendous needs. I cannot state too strongly how much I endorse the people of GFA, their mission and their vision for the future.”

Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Services and host of “Front Page Radio”

“I have had the privilege of going . . . to South Asia and was deeply moved by meeting with many GFA missionaries and pastors there. I was particularly inspired by seeing Jesus Wells outside the churches and also visiting the Bridge of Hope children centers, both of which are doing such a fine work in helping the Dalits.”

Patrick Johnstone, Author of six editions of Operation World

“Gospel for Asia has become one of the more significant pioneer missionary agencies with a good accountability structure. . . . They are doing an excellent job.”

Pastor David Cartwright, Russell Memorial United Methodist Church

“GFA is an invaluable partner to the local church for the work of the Gospel. They have richly blessed my congregation and have been a source of blessing in my pastoral ministry.”

Father Gavin Vaberek, Priest of St Luke’s Catholic Church, Wills Point, TX

“Gospel for Asia is actively involved in our local community. As a pastor, I have enjoyed opportunities to share fellowship and prayer with several of their leaders. I appreciate their commitment to the Gospel and their enthusiasm for building up the body of Christ.”

Pastor Charlie Avila, Clovis Christian Center, Fresno, California

“Our church has faithfully supported Gospel for Asia for twenty-two years because we strongly believe that they are one of God’s choice ministries for winning lost souls and discipling believers in Asia. We have planted numerous churches through this ministry. We endorse and support this ministry without reservation.”

Since 1979, Gospel for Asia (GFA) has been committed to serving the “least of these” in Asia, often in places where no one else is serving, so they can experience the love of God for the first time – for nearly 40 years ‒ provided humanitarian assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially among those who have yet to hear the Good News.

In 2017, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,000 wells drilled, over 11,000 water filters installed, Christmas presents for more than 200,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry.

GFA supports national workers serving as the hands and feet of Christ in four main ways: Sponsoring national missionaries to minister to people’s needs, sponsoring children, investing in community development and helping families in need of care or during disasters.

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.”
—Zechariah 4:6