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Gospel For Asia: Drinking from the Well that Never Runs Dry

Posted by Job on January 11, 2008

You probably have experienced times—perhaps after a long hike, or just being outside on a scorching hot day—when you felt as though you would give almost anything for a drink of water.Today I will tell you about a village in Uttar Pradesh, India, where many yearned for just one sip of clean drinking water.

Because of their position in society, many in this village were forced to draw water from dirty, stagnant ponds. They were spiritually parched too, not knowing there was a Savior who loved them. But we can rejoice in seeing how God has ministered to their needs through a Jesus Well.

I am so grateful for you, and for your heart to pray that spiritually thirsty souls in Asia will find the living water Jesus offers. Your prayers are making a huge difference for villages like the one you will read about today.

Yours for the unreached,
K.P. Yohannan
K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President
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Hinduism: Untouchable Dalit Woman Burned Alive Because Her Son Married Higher Caste Daughter

Posted by Job on December 22, 2007

A Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh, India, was burned alive by her higher-caste neighbor. Her crime? Her son eloped with his daughter.
Read more about this situation and about Gospel for Asia’s work in this state, which has a large Dalit population. Sadly, stories like this are stunningly common. That is why Gospel for Asia is committed to ministering God’s love to the Dalits.

eewam Shri, a Dalit (“Untouchable”) woman in Uttar Pradesh, India, was burned alive by her higher-caste neighbor. Her crime? Her son eloped with his daughter.

“They burned me. My neighbor Rajveer burned me,” Jeewam said just before she died at the hospital from burns covering 80 percent of her body.

This incident is one in a long line of atrocities against Dalits, even in Uttar Pradesh, where the majority of the state’s government officials are Dalits, or from other low-caste groups. State governor Mayawati claims as many as 7,500 crime reports have been filed by Dalits in just four months. She has put much effort into making it easier to file the reports, but she admits that many cases still go unreported. In Jeewam Shri’s case, her relatives have fled the village rather than file the report, fearing further revenge from the higher-caste community.

This tragedy is representative of what Dalits face across India. It is estimated that every hour, two Dalits are assaulted, three Dalit women are raped, two Dalits are murdered and two Dalit homes are burned, according to the Human Rights Education Movement of India. Yet only one percent of those who commit crimes against Dalits are ever convicted.

“This incident is unfortunately part of a widespread mindset toward low-caste people,” GFA President K.P. Yohannan said. “The only way Dalits can find peace is to find their value in Christ.”

Gospel for Asia missionaries in Uttar Pradesh reach out to Dalits and other low-caste people, as well as those belonging to higher castes. Bible colleges are training more workers to join these missionaries, and radio programs in several languages bring the Good News to many in the state.

The Dalits are finding freedom in Christ.
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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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India Untouchables, Considered Worthless, Receive Jesus Christ!

Posted by Job on October 1, 2007

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In eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, a community of Dalits (“Untouchables”) lives secluded from almost every modern amenity. The caste system tells them they are worthless, but today a new generation is breaking out of its bonds. God is using Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope program to change their lives. Click here to see how. Serving the Lord in any capacity is an incredible privilege, but we have the opportunity to join together in thanking Him for all He has done—not only in our lives, but in the lives of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children across the globe.

Yours for the lost of Asia, K.P. Yohannan Founder & President gfa.org

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