Our mission in life is to be devout followers of Christ and to live lives fully pleasing to Him. God has given us a special love for the people of Asia, and it is our desire to minister to them and help them through ministries like education, health and practical gifts, or through the spiritual transformation of peaceful hearts, restored relationships and mended lives. We do this all in community and in partnership with the global Body of Christ.
Gospel for Asia-supported national missionaries all over Asia act as the hands and feet of Christ and follow His example in interacting with everyone they meet. Their prayers, encouragement and counsel have been instrumental in bringing hope, both for today and for eternity, to countless people in Asia.
GFA's Bridge of Hope Program enables workers to educate children, especially those of a low-caste or Dalit (“Untouchable”) community. Through Bridge of Hope, the “least of these” have a chance to improve their daily lives and experience Jesus’ love for them. They receive an education; a warm, nutritious meal each school day; useful school supplies like textbooks and toothbrushes; and a yearly medical check-up. Entire communities have been transformed and blessed through Bridge of Hope as these children are educated, fed and loved.
The foundation of Gospel for Asia’s ministry is prayer. We know nothing is accomplished without prayer, and therefore, we give it a place of priority. Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries and GFA staff, around the world, pray consistently and with great fervor for those who have yet to comprehend the depth of God’s love and grace.
National missionaries have always been at the heart of the work we support in Asia. They are the ones counseling alcoholic fathers, praying for depressed farmers, handing out income-generating gifts, distributing relief supplies after natural disasters, and sharing the testimony of Jesus’ life on earth. Through the example of their lives, their servant hearts, their prayers and faithfulness, many people are drawn to Jesus.
Giving takes many forms at Gospel for Asia. Some give out of financial abundance; others, as in the story of the widow’s mite, give out of great need. Some give of their time to pray for people in Asia or to volunteer and tell others about the opportunity to be involved in God’s work through Gospel for Asia. Others give up secular jobs, even careers, to serve as staff at a GFA office. But no matter what our role is—whether missionary sponsor, volunteer, staff or even field missionary—we have all given ourselves over to the call of Christ, in whatever way He has asked of us, that we might be used for His glory.
Although we seek to make our needs and the many opportunities for involvement known around the world, we know that, ultimately, God is our provider. We have always looked to God, not our own cleverness or devices, to provide for our needs, and we have been blessed to witness His sustaining grace as a ministry for 36 years and counting.
While we have a special passion for the people of Asia and fully believe we are doing what God has called us to do, we know we are not the only people seeking to please Him and extend His grace in the world. We work with and assist dozens of NGOs and ministries in many Asian nations; regularly praying for many ministries around the world, including Living Waters, CRU, IMB and Samaritan’s Purse. These organizations are not legally affiliated with us, but they are part of the Body of Christ.
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