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Gospel For Asia Bible College Sheltering Cyclone Survivors In Burma

Posted by Job on May 6, 2008

So far the death toll in Burma (Myanmar), a nation that has been brutally oppressing Christians, is over 22,000!

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Kidnapped India Christians Forced To Participate In Humiliating Hindu Temple Ritual Then Released!

Posted by Job on March 12, 2008

More than 60 Christians who were kidnapped by extremists in Himachal Pradesh, India, on February 27 were released unharmed. However, the kidnapped Christians were forced to participate in a humiliating ceremony at a religious temple before they were released. Click here to read the news story about their release.
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We also learned today that Gospel for Asia missionary Haresh Kujur was released after being kidnapped March 1. He was conducting a youth program at his church in Assam, India, when a group of anti-Christian extremists abducted him. No other details about his release are available at this time.

Please keep both of these situations in your prayers, even as we rejoice over the release of these Christian brothers and sisters.

K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President

Himachal Pradesh Kidnapped Christians Released

Anti-Christian extremists have released the more than 60 Christians they kidnapped on February 27 in Himachal Pradesh, India. None of the Christians were harmed during their ordeal, and none were members of GFA-related churches as was previously thought. The kidnapped Christians were forced to endure a humiliating ceremony at a religious temple before the extremists gave them anti-Christian literature and let them go.

The radical group responsible for the kidnapping, while part of a system that keeps Dalits and other low castes in virtual slavery, covered their own agenda by publicly accusing Christian missionaries of trying to split the nation of India along caste lines.

This leader also falsely claimed that missionaries offered inducements to low-caste people to lure them into converting to Christianity. Himachal Pradesh’s ruling anti-Christian political party believes that keeping people in the traditional religion brings unity to the state, and ultimately to the entire country. It is reported that the group who kidnapped these Christians is affiliated with the political party.

It is not unusual for these extremists to kidnap believers and try to force them to bow before the statues that represent the country’s traditional gods. If the Christians refuse to bow, they risk being ostracized from society, which brings much shame in the Asian culture in which they live.

GFA’s correspondent is thankful for the prayers for these believers, and says that by God’s grace, they are safe. However, religious and political tensions in the area are still strong. Please pray that these Christians and others near them will trust in the Lord and not fear.

Read the original report here.

Learn more about Himachal Pradesh, where the kidnapping took place.

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Evangelism Road Trip

Posted by Job on February 28, 2008

A grueling schedule does not dampen the enthusiasm of Gospel for Asia’s mobile teams! These six-person teams will go to whatever lengths necessary to share the Good News with those who have never received it before. Click here to see how they do it.

Your prayers for these missionaries are making a difference as thousands hear the Gospel for the first time. Thank you for your heart for them!

Yours for the lost, K.P. Yohannan
K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President

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Gospel For Asia: How Effective Gospel Tracts Are In India

Posted by Job on January 17, 2008

How much does
salvation cost? The Bible tells us that salvation is the free gift that
God gave us that first Christmas—His Son, Jesus Christ. But what about
those who still don’t know about that gift? One of the easiest ways for
them to hear the Good News is by reading a simple Gospel tract. Click here to view a photoshow about how one GFA Mobile Team uses Gospel tracts to multiply its ministry.

These tracts only cost half a penny each to produce. They are printed in dozens of
languages so that many more can read about God’s greatest gift—Jesus
Christ.

Yours for the unreached,
K.P. Yohannan
K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President http://gfa.org

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Gospel For Asia: The Dream That Led To The Slum

Posted by Job on December 22, 2007

Do you remember how, in the Bible, the Lord showed Joseph his future through a dream? In that dream, God vividly illustrated to Joseph how he would one day rule over his brothers. Well, one Gospel for Asia native missionary received His calling to go serve in the Asian slums through a dream as well. To read more about his sacrificial ministry, click here.

God is working mightily to touch the lives of those who are trapped in the slums. Please pray with me for the native missionaries who are bringing the hope of Christ to these needy people.

Yours for the unreached,

K.P. Yohannan http://gfa.org

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Gospel For Asia: India Dalit Children Beaten Mother Burned

Posted by Job on November 18, 2007

How would you feel if someone beat your children for innocently playing? Several Dalit families in Bihar, India, experienced this agony recently when a group of upper-caste farmers became angry with the children for playing near a temple. Learn more about this sad story of hatred against Dalits here.

Atrocities against Dalits continue to happen throughout the state of Bihar. Thankfully, the Lord has called several Gospel for Asia missionaries to take His Good News and encouragement to these downtrodden people.

A group of about 10 infuriated, upper-caste farmers beat up some Dalit children who were playing on the premises of a local temple in Bihar, India, on September 1. The farmers then chased the children home and argued with their mothers about the incident. As the disagreement escalated, the farmers threw a pot of scalding food onto one of the mothers.

According to news reports, the upper-caste farmers were upset because they felt the Dalits did not have the right to be near the temple where they worshipped. “They told us how dare we enter the temple, this is our temple, you have no right to offer prayers here,” said one victim, Rukmini Devi.

Following the incident, police arrested one of the farmers and are continuing to search for five others. They also filed paperwork with the court system and assured local news sources that the law would take its course.

Although Bihar has made some strides to create equality among its people, many atrocities against Dalits continue. This recent event only highlights the ongoing need for Dalits to be valued and respected in their society.

<!–Although Bihar has made some strides to create equality among its people, many atrocities against Dalits continue.–>Gospel for Asia missionaries serving in Bihar have a special burden to reach the Dalits in their state with Christ’s love, and show them the true importance they have in the kingdom of God. The missionaries request prayer for the violence against Dalits to cease and for many to come to know Jesus through these difficult times.

Floods have swept over the homes of many people in Bihar this year.

Bihar is home to thousands of low-caste people like the Dalit children who were beaten. Learn more about this state.

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Gospel For Asia Asks For Help For Victims Of Bangladesh Cyclone!

Posted by Job on November 18, 2007

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The people of Bangladesh–including hundreds of our believers there–have been dealt another devastating blow and desperately need our prayers to sustain them.

Still recovering from the worst floods to hit their South Asian country in 30 years, Bangladesh was devastated by Cyclone Sidr on Thursday, leaving more than 2,000 people dead at last count. In some areas, 95 percent of the rice crop was destroyed. And for these simple farmers, that means they are literally penniless and without hope for the future.

That’s why our GFA native missionaries are already on the scene, ministering to the victims and bringing them the hope found only in Jesus.

But even as our missionaries, pastors and Compassion Services volunteers are moving to bring help to the victims, they have reported that in one district, more than 100 homes of GFA-related church families have been destroyed by the Category 4 storm–the most destructive to hit Bangladesh in a decade.

“Many people are thought to have been killed when trees fell on their houses,” reported one GFA observer.

I am asking that pastors around the world bring this situation to the attention of their church members on Sunday morning, and that all Christians will join me in praying that God’s grace will be poured out on those who have lost so much.

I also ask that you please pray with me about how God would use you to bring relief to the victims. Any gift you can send today will make a difference!

Please also remember our church members who are suffering as a result of this storm, and those who are working around the clock to bring relief in Christ’s name to the victims.

Thank you for standing with us as we minister to those whose lives have been so devastated. Click here to make a gift to help the victims of this storm.

Please pray with me that God will use this situation to bring many into His kingdom of grace and love. So that you can continue to pray with us, we will be bringing you updates on this situation in the coming days onwww.gfa.org

Yours for the lost of Asia,

K.P. Yohannan Founder & President

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North India Student Delivered From Demonic Attack

Posted by Job on October 31, 2007

Like many young men, Sursen had big hopes for his future. But while studying at an engineering college in North India, he suddenly began to experience attacks by evil spirits. Finally, he had to make a painful decision regarding his education . . . and, ultimately, his future.Read the rest of Sursen’s inspiring story.

Please take a moment to thank the Lord for what He is doing in Asia.

I am so grateful for you.

Yours for the unreached,

K.P. Yohannan Founder & President http://gfa.org

Sursen was studying at an engineering college in North India, full of hope for the future. But it seemed that his dreams were over when he began experiencing attacks from evil spirits. These attacks interfered with his studies and daily functioning. Finally, Sursen was forced to make the difficult decision to return home.

Sursen’s parents, Thiphan and Elisaba, learned about a neighbor who was blessed with a child after Gospel for Asia missionary Khelaram prayed for them. With the help of this family, Sursen’s parents made contact with the missionary, asking him to pray for their son.

Pastor Rakesh urged them to bring Sursen to church the following Sunday. He prayed for the tormented young man and told the family about Jesus. As Thiphan and Elisaba listened to the pastor, hope rose up in their hearts, and they began to trust Jesus for their son’s restoration. After Khelaram prayed for Sursen, he began to feel some relief.

Every day for a week, Sursen and his family met with the pastor for prayer. Within a week’s time, Sursen received complete deliverance, and his whole family received Christ! Sursen is now back at college, happily continuing his studies. The rest of his family enjoys regularly attending the local GFA-related church, and they thank God for His deliverance upon their lives.

<!–As Thiphan and Elisaba listened to the pastor, hope rose up in their hearts, and they began to trust Jesus for their son’s restoration.–>The family requests prayer that they will continue to grow in the Lord Jesus and live for His glory.

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