Gospel for Asia (GFA) is a Christian missionary organization founded by K. P. Yohannan in 1978, focused on spreading the Gospel to India and surrounding countries through the use of indigenous missionaries from the relevant country.
GFA is based in Carrollton, Texas, near where Yohannan graduated from Criswell Bible Institute. In 1981, Yohannan formed a branch of GFA in his native Kerala, with an Indian headquarters being set up in Tiruvalla in 1983.
GFA is active throughout Asia, and administers local Bible colleges whose graduates receive financial support to found new congregations. GFA directly supports more than 50 Bible colleges in various countries.
Each year, the GFA Bible Society/Gospel Literature Ministry publishes over 30 million pieces of Gospel literature specifically for the cultures and languages of Asia. These are distributed by missionaries, Bible college students and believers throughout the continent.
GFA publishes an annual Christmas Gift Catalog in which donors can contribute toward a wide variety of items to help the poor including mosquito nets, water filters, blankets, sewing machines, weaving looms, bicycles, water wells, tool kits, building supplies, solar-powered lights, radios, and even animals such as chickens, goats, pigs, lambs, and cows.
Many families have a tradition of giving gifts in this way, because it’s a fun and practical means of sharing God’s blessings with those in need. Some come up with creative ways to raise funds for giving all year round. You can designate a gift in honor of someone else for a special occasion. Even children like the idea of being able to give the gift of live animals!
Through these gifts and the message of Christ’s love, GFA brings hope and aid to some of the most downtrodden people in Asia. But did you know that GFA also provides free downloadable resources on their website to help you be encouraged and challenged in your own walk with God? Here are a few examples:
Against The Wind – In this eye-opening book, K.P. Yohannan challenges you to consider how you are running the race God has set before you. Like the apostle Paul, you too can learn what it takes to be able to one day say, “I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith,” no matter what the obstacles. Download a free PDF.
Discouragement: Reasons and Answers – Ready to defeat discouragement and move on? It can be done! In this honest and engaging booklet, K.P. Yohannan uncovers the reasons for discouragement and provides practical answers. Find new hope and strength for an overcoming life. Download the free PDF.
Living In The Light Of Eternity – Dare to be a world changer! “Living in the Light of Eternity” encourages you to settle for nothing less than God’s highest purpose for you life. PDF and MP3 available.
Revolution in World Missions – In this exciting and fast-moving narrative, Dr. K.P. Yohannan shares how God brought him from his remote Indian village to become the founder of Gospel for Asia. The message in this book can radically change your perspective. Download individual chapters as mp3 files or download the entire book as a 257mb zip file)
You can find all of these and more free e-books, audios, and even videos on the GFA website. Go to http://www.gfa.org/resource and log in to download as many materials as you like.