(February 15, 2019) Michael Ireland, media missionary, shares…
Gospel for Asia (GFA) was born 40 years ago when K P and Gisela Yohannan felt the call of the Lord on their lives to minister in his name to the people of Asia.
Even before his specific calling was clear – and every day thereafter – their commitment has been to walk in the beauty of God’s holiness and trust him to direct their paths.
A humanly-speaking impossibility realised!
And Gospel For Asia has ministered in the region for 40 years. No one could have imagined in 1979 how the Lord was going to bless the Yohannans (left) and make GFA as one of the most effective faith-based organisations in the world.
Yohannan, a skinny 29-year-old back then, could have continued to pastor churches in the comparative comfort of the United States. But that was not the way the Lord was telling him and his wife to go. In fact, the way he was telling them to go was humanly impossible.
Looking back to 1979 and the founding of Gospel for Asia, K P and Gisela would acknowledge that they knew the path they were to follow, but they had no idea what marvellous and miraculous blessings the Lord had awaiting them along the journey. Here are just a few of the impossible tasks that have become milestones marking 40 years of passionately sharing the love of Christ.
1986 – Revolution in World Missions published
Originally entitled The Coming Revolution in World Missions, K P Yohannan’s ground-breaking first book was published.
- More than four million copies of the book that accurately foretold the coming change and the need to support national workers have been distributed around the world.
- Measured on its impact on the new pattern of world missions alone, Revolution in World Missions must certainly be numbered among the most important discourses in the history of world missions.