The vision of GFA World (Gospel for Asia) has always been to touch lives with the love of God. Now in 2021, we have served for more than 40 years, reaching a dozen Asian nations through our many community development projects. We’re active in providing clean water; child education; and in serving the least of these such as widows, leprosy patients, slum dwellers and much more.
And now we are excited to announce that 2021 marks the year GFA World is expanding to a new continent: Africa.
For more than a year we’ve been praying, thinking, making visits and researching about starting a missions-and-church-planting movement in Africa.
people call Africa their home.
Africa is a continent with one-fifth of the world’s population: 1.2 billion people. Made up of 54 countries, Africa is known as the poorest continent of the world. The average lifespan is 52 years old, and about half the population of Africa is under the age of 15. Huge problems exist for many African people groups, such as the water crisis and the lack of access to health care and education. Many are also recovering from genocide and the grief of hundreds of thousands of children killed.
Outreach Begins with Child Sponsorship in Rwanda
Our work in Africa begins with GFA World's child sponsorship program in the slums of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, one of the most densely populated African nations. This will be the first of many projects, each with the same vision we started with: to meet tangible needs of precious people and show God’s love to those who need it most.
With more than 40 years of experience, GFA World is equipped to meet the expanding needs of Africa. We’ll soon train and empower national missionaries to begin clean water projects, medical ministry, provide education for the underprivileged, and empower women (and community development projects). Our aim is to help the poor to break the cycle of poverty and show God’s love.
Rwanda is just the beginning of an exciting new missions frontier for GFA World. We plan to expand ministry to six other nations in Africa during the next few years.
“We aim to be servants to everyone, showing them Christ through our lifestyle,” said our founder, KP Yohannan. “Jesus told his disciples to change the world, and as we expand into Africa, that’s our calling, too.”
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Current Prayer Requests:
+ Pray for our first missionary team of four people from India who are now in Rwanda, that the Lord would use them for His glory.
+ Pray that the Lord will raise up at least 10 brothers and 10 sisters from East Africa to join in the discipleship training and missionary outreach team in the next four months.
+ Four of our sisters are now in training in India to go to Africa to serve among the poor and needy in January 2022. They will help to start our Sisters of Compassion ministry in Africa! Please pray for their training as it is going on right now.
+ Medical missions is one of our major thrusts in Africa because the need and opportunity to serve the unreached in Africa through medical ministry is immense. Please pray the Lord would provide the urgently needed funds to establish a hospital in Kigali, Rwanda.
+ It is projected that around 7 million people could die of starvation in Africa in the next 7 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns. Pray for the Lord’s mercy and that he would use us and other ministries to be part of the solution in this dire situation.