in World Missions
[Excerpts taken by permission from the above named book written
by K.P. Yohannan, President of "Gospel for Asia".] Upon arriving in America
from the mission fields of India K.P. Yohannnan observed and wrote, "Americans
are more than just unaware of their affluence--they almost seem to despise
it at times. I stared in amazement at how they treated their beautiful
clothes and shoes. The richness of the fabrics and colors was beyond
anything I had ever seen. As I would discover again and again, this nation
routinely takes its astonishing wealth for granted.
As I would do many times--almost daily--in the weeks ahead, I compared
their clothing to that of the native missionary evangelists whom I had
left only a few weeks before. Many of them walk barefoot between villages
or work in flimsy sandals. Their threadbare cotton garments would not
be acceptable as cleaning rags in the United States. Then I discovered
most Americans have closets full of clothes they wear only occasionally--and
I remembered the years I traveled and worked with only the clothes on
my back. And I had lived the normal lifestyle of most village evangelists.
Economist Robert Heilbroner describes the luxuries a typical American
family would have to surrender if they lived among the one billion hungry
people in the Third World:
'We begin by invading the house of our imaginary American family
to strip it of its furniture. Everything goes: beds, chairs, tables,
television sets, lamps. We will leave the family with a few old blankets,
a kitchen table, a wooden chair. Along with the bureaus go the clothes.
Each member of the family may keep in his 'wardrobe' his oldest suit
or dress, a shirt or blouse. We will permit a pair of shoes for the
head of the family, but none for the wife or children.
We move to the kitchen. The appliances have already been taken out,
so we turn to the cupboards...the box of matches may stay, a small
bag of flour, some sugar and salt. A few moldy potatoes, already in
the garbage can, must be rescued, for they will provide much of tonight's
meal. We will leave a handful of onions and a dish of dried beans.
All the rest we take away: the meat, the fresh vegetables, the canned
goods, the crackers, the candy.
Now we have stripped the house: the bathroom has been dismantled, the
running water shut off, the electric wires taken out. Next we take
away the house. The family can move to the tool shed...Communications
must go next. No more newspapers, magazines, books--not that they are
missed, since we must take away our family's literacy as well. Instead,
in our shantytown we will allow one radio...
Now government services must go next. No more postmen, no more firemen.
There is a school, but it is three miles away and consists of two classrooms...There
are, of course, no hospitals or doctors nearby. The nearest clinic
is ten miles away and is tended by a midwife. It can be reached by
bicycle, provided the family has a bicycle, which is unlikely.
Finally, money. We will allow our family a cash hoard of five dollars.
This will prevent our breadwinner from experiencing the tragedy of
an Iranian peasant who went blind because he could not raise the $3.94
which he mistakenly thought he needed to receive admission to a hospital
where he could have been cured.
is an accurate description of the lifestyle and world from which I came.
From the moment I touched foot on American soil, I walked in an unbelieving
daze. How can two so different economies coexist simultaneously on the
As the days passed into weeks, I began with alarm to understand how misplaced
are the spiritual values of most Western believers. Sad to say, it appeared
to me that for the most part they had absorbed the same humanistic, and
materialistic values that dominated the secular culture. Almost immediately
I sensed an awesome judgment was hanging over the United States--and
that I had to warn God's people that He was not going to lavish this
abundance on them forever. [The first edition was printed in July 1986.
Kind of prophetic words, aren't they, in light of the Trade Tower terrorist
attacks?--attacking the financial center of the country.] [pp.38-40.]
Nation Asleep in Bondage
North American Christians live isolated from reality--not only from the
needs of the poor overseas, but even from the poor in their own cities.
Amidst all the affluence live millions of terribly poor people left behind
as Christians have moved into the suburbs. I found that believers are
ready to get involved in almost any activity which looks spiritual but
allows them to escape their responsibility to the Gospel.
One morning, for example, I picked up a popular Christian magazine containing
many interesting articles, stories and reports from all over the world--most
written by famous Christian leaders in the West. I noticed that this
magazine offered ads for 21 Christian colleges, seminars and correspondence
courses, five different English translations of the Bible; seven conferences
and retreats; five new Christian films; 19 commentaries and devotional
books; seven Christian health or diet programs; and five fund-raising
services. But that was not all. There were ads for all kinds of products
and services: counseling, chaplaincy services, writing courses, church
steeples, choir robes, wall crosses, baptisteries and water heaters,
T-shirts, records, tapes, adoption agencies, tracts, poems, gifts, books,
clubs and pen pals. It was all rather impressive. Probably none of these
things was wrong in itself, but it bothered me that one nation should
have so much spiritual luxury while 40,000 people were dying in my homeland
every day without hearing the Gospel even once.
If the affluence of America impressed me, the affluence of Christians
impressed me even more. The United States has about 5,000 Christian book
and gifts stores, carrying varieties of products beyond my ability to
imagine--and many secular stores also carry religious books. All this
while more than 4,000 of the world's nearly 6,500 languages are still
without a single portion of the Bible published in their own language!
In his book My Billion Bible Dream, Rochunga Pudaite says, "Eighty-five
percent of all Bibles printed today are in English for the nine percent
of the world who read English. Eighty percent of the world's people have
never owned a Bible while Americans have an average of four in every
Besides books, well over a thousand Christian magazines and newspapers
flourish. Over 1,500 Christian radio stations broadcast the Gospel full
time, while most countries don't even have their first Christian radio
station. Nearly 2,000 radio and TV programs are produced for Christians
in the United States, but fewer than 400 are produced for use overseas.
The saddest observation I can make about most of the religious communication
activity of the Western world is this: Little, if any, of this media
is designed to reach unbelievers. Almost all is entertainment for the
The United States, with its 400,000-450,000 congregations or groups,
is blessed with over one million full-time Christian workers, or one
full-time religious leader for every 230 people in the nation. What a
difference this is from the rest of the world, where nearly three billion
people are still unreached with the Gospel. The unreached or "hidden
have only one missionary working for every 500,000 people, and there
are still 1,750 distinct cultural groups in the world without a single
church among them to preach the Gospel. These are the masses for whom
Christ wept and died.
...Why can't we at least vow to spend a simple tithe of what we use for
ourselves in the cause of world evangelism? If churches in the United
States alone had made this commitment in 1986, there would have been
$4.8 billion available to Gospel outreach!
And what is more, if we had used these funds to support native missions,
we could have fielded an army of evangelists the size of a major city.
[excerpts taken from pp.45-48.]
Coming from India, where I was beaten and stoned for my faith, I know
what it is to be a persecuted minority in my own country. When I set
foot on Western soil, I could sense a spirit of religious liberty. North
Americans have never known the fear of persecution. Nothing seems impossible
From India, I always had looked to North America as a fortress of Christianity.
With the abundance of both spiritual and material things, affluence unsurpassed
by any nation on earth, and a totally unfettered church, I expected to
see a bold witness. God's grace obviously has been poured out on this
nation and church in a way no other people ever have experienced.
Instead I found a church in spiritual decline. American believers were
still the leading givers to missions, but this appeared due more to historical
accident than the deep-set conviction I expected to find. As I spoke
in churches and met average Christians, I discovered they had terrible
misconceptions about the missionary mandate of the church. In church
meetings, as I listened to the questions of my hosts and heard their
comments about the Third World, my heart would almost burst with pain.
These people, I knew, were capable of so much more. They were dying spiritually,
but I knew God wanted to give them life again. He wanted His Church to
recover its moral mandate and sense of missions.
I didn't yet know how, I didn't know when. But I knew one thing. God
did not shower such great blessing on this nation for Christians to live
in extravagance, in self-indulgence and in spiritual weakness.
By faith, I could see a revival coming--the body of Christ rediscovering
the power of the Gospel and their obligation to it. [p. 50.]
Are You Doing Here?
Bible says "some plant" and "others water." The living God now took me
halfway around the world to teach me about watering. Before He could
trust me again with the planting, I had to learn the lesson I had been
avoiding in India--the importance of the local church in God's master
plan for world evangelism...
One weekend a fellow student invited me to fill the pulpit at a little
church he was pastoring in Dallas. Although it was an American congregation,
there were many Native American Indians in fellowship...
Strangely challenged and burdened for this little congregation, I preached
my heart out. Never once did I mention my vision and burden for Asia.
Instead I expounded Scripture verse by verse. A great love welled up
in me for those people.
Although I did not know it, my pastor friend turned in his resignation
the same day. The deacons invited me to come back the next week and the
next. God gave us a supernatural love for these people, and they loved
us back. Late that month the church board invited me to become the pastor
at the age of 23...People came to Christ continually, making ours a growing,
soul-winning church with a hectic round of meetings that went six nights
The days passed quickly into months. When I wasn't in classes, I was
with my people giving myself to them with the same abandonment that characterized
my village preaching in north India. We learned to visit in homes, call
on the sick in hospitals, marry and bury...
The "staying power" and disciple-making were what my ministry in north
India had lacked. I saw why I had failed in the Punjab. Holding evangelistic
crusades and bringing people to Christ are not enough. Someone has to
stay behind and nurture the new believers into maturity.
For the first time I began to understand the goal of all mission work:
the "perfecting" of the saints into sanctified, committed disciples of
Christ. Jesus commanded us to go to all the nations, baptizing them and
teaching them to obey all the things He had revealed. The Gospel-team
ministry I had led in India was going, but we weren't staying to do the
The Church--a group of believers--is God's ordained place for the discipleship
process to take place. God's Plan A for the redemption of the world is
the Church, and He has no Plan B.
As I shepherded a local congregation, the Lord revealed to me that the
same qualities are needed in native missionary evangelists, the men and
women who could reach the hidden peoples of Asia. In my imagination I
saw these same discipleship concepts being implanted in India and throughout
Asia. Like the early Methodist circuit riders who planted churches on
the American frontier, I could see our evangelists adding church planting
to their evangelistic efforts.
But event as the concept captured me, I realized it would take an army
of people--an army of God--to accomplish this task. In India alone, 500,000
villages are without a Gospel witness. And then there are China, Southeast
Asia and the islands. We would need a million workers to finish the task...
I had never spoken English until I was 16, yet now I was ministering
in this strange language. I had never worn shoes before I was 17. I was
born and raised in a jungle village. Suddenly I realized I had nothing
to be proud of; my talents or skills had not brought me to America. My
coming here was an act of God's sovereign will. He wanted me to cross
cultures, to marry a German wife and live in an alien land to give me
the experiences I would need to serve in a new missionary movement.
"I have led you to this point," said God. "Your lifetime call is to be
the servant of the unknown brethren--men whom I have called out and scattered
among the villages of Asia."...
I wrote to an old friend in India whom I had known and trusted for years,
asking him to help me select some needy native missionaries who already
were doing outstanding work. I promised to come and meet them later,
and we started planning a survey trip to seek out more qualified workers.
Slowly from out of my church salary and Gisela's nursing pay, we sent
the first few dollars to India. I became compulsive. Soon I could not
buy a hamburger or drink a cola without feeling guilty. Realizing we
had fallen into the trap of materialism, we quietly sold everything we
could, pulled our savings out of the bank and cashed in my life insurance.
I had remembered how my seminary professor solemnly instructed his class
"preacher boys" to lay aside money every month for emergencies, purchase
life insurance and build equity in a home.
But I could not find any of this in the New Testament commands of Christ.
Why was it necessary to save our money in bank accounts when Jesus commanded
us not to lay up treasures on this earth?
"Haven't I commanded you to live by faith" asked the Holy Spirit.
So Gisela and I conformed our lives literally to the New Testament commands
of Christ regarding money and material possessions. I even traded in
my late model car for a cheaper used one. The difference went straight
to India. It was a joy to make these little sacrifices for the native
brethren. Besides, I knew that it was the only way we could get the mission
In those early days, what kept me going was the assurance that there
was no other way. Even if people did not understand that we had to start
a native missionary movement, I felt an obligation to the knowledge of
God's call. I knew Western missions never could get the job done. Since
my own nation and many others were closed to outsiders, we had to turn
to the native believers. Even if Western missionaries somehow were permitted
back, the cost of sending them would be in the billions each year. Native
evangelists could do the same for only a fraction of the cost.
I never told anyone that I eventually would need such huge sums of money.
They already thought I was crazy for wanting to support eight or 10 missionaries
a month out of my own income. What would they think if I said I needed
millions of dollars a year to field an army of God? But I knew it was
possible. Several Western missionary societies and charities already
were dealing with annual budgets that size. I saw no reason why we couldn't
do the same...
With youthful zest, Gisela and I went to India to do our first field
survey. We returned a month later, penniless but committed to organizing
what eventually would become Gospel for Asia.
Soon after our return, I revealed my decision to the congregation. Reluctantly
we cut the cords of fellowship and made plans to move to Eufaula, Oklahoma,
where another pastor friend had offered me some free office space to
open offices for the mission...
Pastors--like missionary evangelists--are placed in the harvest fields
of this world by God. No mission society, denomination, bishop, pope
or superintendent calls a person to such service. In Gospel for Asia,
I would not presume to ordain and call the native brethren, but simply
be a servant to the ones whom God already had chosen for His service.
[excerpts taken from pp. 51-62.]
to Feel Like a Beggar
followed this pattern for the next few years, surviving from one [fund-raising]
meeting to the next, living out of the trunk of the car and speaking
anywhere I could get an invitation. All our new donors and sponsors came
from one-on-one contacts and through the meetings. I knew there were
faster, more efficient ways to acquire new donors. Many times I studied
the mass mailings and radio/TV broadcasts of other missions, but everything
they were doing required large sums of money which I did not have and
did not know how to get...
I felt like a beggar. It is hard on the flesh to be traveling and asking
for money day after day and night after night. It was almost becoming
a sales operation for me, and I stopped feeling good about myself.
Second, I was discouraged by the poor response--especially from churches
and pastors. Many times it seemed as if my presence threatened them.
Where, I wondered, was the fraternal fellowship of working together in
the extension of the kingdom? Many days I called on people for hours
only to get one or two new sponsors. Pastors and mission committees listened
to me and promised to call back, but I never heard from them again. It
always seemed as though I was competing against the building fund, new
carpets for the fellowship hall or next Saturday night's Jesus rock concert...
The words echoed in my mind. This is His work, I told myself. Why am
I making it mine? The burden is light. Why am I making it heavy? The
work is a privilege. Why am I making it a chore?
I instantly repented of my sinful attitudes. God was sharing His work
with me, and He was speaking of others who would join me. Although I
still was doing the work alone, it was exciting to think others would
be joining with me and that they too would find the burden to be light.
From that moment until this, I have not been overpowered by the burden
of heading Gospel for Asia. I find building this mission an exciting,
joyful job. Even my preaching has changed. My posture is different. Today
the pressure is gone. No more do I feel I have to beg audiences or make
them feel guilty.
Since the work of Gospel for Asia--and the whole native missionary movement--is
initiated by God, it does not need the worries and guidance of man. Whether
our goal is to support 10,000 or 10 million missionaries, whether it
is working in ten states or a hundred, or whether I must supervise a
staff of five or 500, I still can approach this work without stress.
For this is His work, and our burden is easy...
God had given us a clear message for the body of Christ--a call to recover
the church's missionary mandate. In every place, I preached this same
message--a prophetic cry to my brothers and sisters in Christ on behalf
of the lost millions in the Third World. Through it, thousands of believers
started to change their lifestyles and conform to the demands of the
Is Not Dead:
The Leadership Is Changing Hands
were people of great privilege--a nation able, more affluent and more
free to act on the Great Commission than any other in all of history.
Yet my audiences did not seem to comprehend this...
In my prayers I began to seek a message from God that would bring a change
in lifestyle to the Church. It came over a period of weeks. And that
message came loud and clear: Unless there is a repentance among Christians--individually
and in concert as a community of believers--an awesome judgment will
fall on America. [Could that judgment have already begun, as of September
11, 2001? It is time for us as Christians to ask ourselves this hard
question. This man wrote this, inspired by God in 1986. That was fifteen
years ago. Is God's patience with the Christian church in America running
...Two reasons, it appeared to me, were the cause for the current malaise
that has fastened like cancer on American believers. The first is historical.
The second is the unconfessed sins related to three basic iniquities:
pride, unbelief and worldliness.
Historically, the Western Church lost its grip on the challenge for world
missions at the end of World War II. Ever since that time its moral mandate
and vision for global outreach has continued to fade. Today the average
North American believer can hardly pronounce the word "missionary"
without having cartoon caricatures of ridiculous little men in pith helmets
pop into mind--images of cannibals with spears and huge black pots of
Despite a valiant rear guard action by many outstanding evangelical leaders
and missions, it has been impossible for the Western missionary movement
to keep up with the exploding populations and the new political realities
of nationalism in the Third World. Most Christians in North America still
conceive of missions in terms of blond-haired, blue-eyed while people
going to the dark-skinned Third World nations. In reality, all of that
changed at the end of World War II when the Western powers lost political
and military control of their former colonies.
When I stand before North American audiences in churches and missions
conferences, people are astonished to hear the real facts of missions
today. The frontline work of missions in Asia has been taken over almost
completely by indigenous [local, native] missionaries. And the results
are outstanding. Believers are shocked to learn that native missionaries
are starting hundreds of new churches every week in the Third World,
that thousands of people a day are being converted to Christ, and that
tens of thousands of well-qualified, spiritually able men and women now
are ready to start more mission work if we can raise their support.
In India, which no longer permits Western missionary evangelists, more
church growth and outreach are happening now than at any point in our
history. China is another good example of the new realities. When the
communists drove Western missionaries out and closed the churches in
1950, it seemed that Christianity was dead. In fact, most of the known
leaders were imprisoned, and a whole generation of Chinese pastors was
killed or disappeared in communist prisons and torture chambers.
But today communication is open again with China, and 40,000 to 50,000
underground churches reportedly have sprung up during the communist persecution.
The number of Christians now has grown to an estimated 100 million--50
times the size of the Church when Western missionaries were driven out.
Again, all this has happened under the spiritual direction of the indigenous
...In the early 1950's, the destruction of the colonial missionary establishment
was big news. As the doors of China, India, Myanmar (formerly Burma),
North Korea, North Vietnam and many other newly independent nations slammed
shut on Western missionaries. It was natural for the traditional churches
and denominational missions to assume that their day had ended.
...Except for the annual missions appeal in most churches, many North
American believers lost hope of seeing the Great Commission of Christ
fulfilled on a global scale. Although it was rarely stated, the implication
was this: If North American or Western European-based mission boards
were not leading the way, then it could not happen.
Mission monies once used to proclaim the Gospel were more and more sidetracked
into the charitable social programs toward which the new governments
of the former colonies were more sympathetic. A convenient theology of
mission developed that today sometimes equates social and political action
The debate among Western leaders about the future of missions has in
the meantime raged on, producing whole libraries of books and some valuable
research. Regrettably, however, the overall result on the average Christian
has been extremely negative. Believers today have no idea that a new
day in missions has dawned or that their support of missions is more
desperately needed than ever before.
True, in many cases, it no longer is possible, for political reasons,
for Western missionaries to go overseas, but American believers still
have a vital role in helping us in the Third World finish the task. I
praise God for the pioneer work done by Hudson Taylor and others like
him who were sent by believers at home in the past. Now, in countries
like India, we need instead to send financial and technical support to
native evangelists and Bible teachers.
Imagine the implications of being involved in the work of the Great Commission,
of getting your church and family to join with you in supporting native
Every time I stand before an audience, I try early in my message to ask
two very important questions that every Christian needs to ask himself:
*Why do you think God has allowed you to be born in North America or
Western Europe rather than among the poor masses of Africa and Asia,
and to be blessed with such material and spiritual abundance?
*In light of the super-abundance you enjoy here, what do you think is
your minimal responsibility to the untold millions of lost and suffering
in the Third World?
You have been born among the privileged elite of this world. You have
so much when others have so little. Think a moment about the vast difference
between your country and the nations with a Christian heritage.
*One-fourth of the world's people lives on an income of less than $3
a week--most of them in Asia. The gross national product per person in
South Asia is only $180 a year. Americans earn an average of 54 times
more--and Christian Americans, because they tend to live in the upper
half of the economy, earn even more.
In most countries where Gospel for Asia is serving the native missionary
movement, a good wage is $1 to $3 a day. While much of the world is concerned
mainly about where its next meal is coming from, affluent North Americans
spend most of their wages and waking moments planning unnecessary purchases.
*People in the United States, Canada and Western Europe enjoy freedom
of choice. Political freedoms of speech, press and assembly, freedom
to worship and organize religious ministries, freedom to choose where
and how to live, and freedom to organize themselves to correct injustices
and problems both at home and abroad are accepted as normal.
*Leisure time and disposable income, although not written into law, free
citizens of the Western world from the basic wants that make living so
difficult in many other parts of the world.
*A large number of service networks in communications, education, finance,
mass media and transportation are available which make it easy to effect
change. Not having these services available is an enormous handicap to
people in most other parts of the world
*Finally, few domestic needs exist. While unemployment is a serious problem
in some areas, it is many times higher in nearly every country of the
Third World. How many of us can comprehend the suffering of the millions
of homeless and starving people in nations like Bangladesh? Overseas
the problems are on a grand scale. Some nations struggle to help themselves
but still fail woefully.
This list is illustrative of the many advantages of living in the Western
world where benefits have come largely because of a Christian heritage.
We began Gospel for Asia without any kind of plan for regular involvement,
but God soon gave us one. On one of my first trips, I went to Wheaton,
Illinois, where I called on almost all the evangelical mission leaders.
A few encouraged me--but not one offered the money we then needed desperately
to keep going another day. The friend I stayed with, however, suggested
we start a sponsorship plan through which North American families and
individuals could support a native missionary regularly. It turned out
to be just what we needed.
The idea--to lay aside one dollar a day for a native evangelist--gave
us an instant handle for a program anyone could understand. I asked everyone
I met if he or she would help sponsor a native missionary for one dollar
a day. Some said yes, and that is how the mission began to get regular
Today, the "Dollar-a-Day" Pledge Plan is still the heart of our fund-raising
efforts. We send the money--100 percent of it--to the field, sponsoring
thousands of missionaries each month in this way.
Do you want to sponsor a native missionary for $30 a month
(a dollar a day)? Send a card saying "Please send me more information
about how to help sponsor a native missionary, including one-year FREE
subscription to SEND!--the voice of native missionaries." Mail this
request to GOSPEL FOR ASIA, 1800 GOLDEN TRAIL CT CARROLLTON, TX 75010-9907
Online they can be contacted at http://www.gfa.org .
people are saying about Gospel for Asia
are many that talk a good message, but not too many who actually live
it out. Gospel for Asia is serious about the challenge of reaching
unreached people groups...the 10/40 Window is where
the Gospel needs to go. And GFA is a major force today standing in
the gap. They represent the primary unreached peoples on Planet Earth.
GFA has what it takes to penetrate the 10/40 Window." Luis Bush, International
Director, AD 2000 and Beyond.
"Gospel for Asia has become one of the more significant pioneer missionary
agencies, with a good accountability structure...They are doing an excellent
job." Patrick Johnstone, Author, Operation World.
"I praise God for the great love and commitment of K.P. and Gisela Yohannan
for the people of Asia. Millions have received the Word of God because of them
and the ministry of Gospel for Asia." George Verwer, International Director,
"Every once in a while God gives to His people a man who is qualified to cut
us open, give us a diagnosis and prescribe a remedy for our healing. K.P. Yohannan
is such a man. K.P. is impatient with intellectual knowledge unless it translates
into holy living and a single-minded determination to see the church around
the world grow for the glory of God. And he practices what he preaches. If
you listen to him carefully you will leave with eternity stamped on your heart."
Erwin Lutzer, Senior Pastor, Moody Church, Chicago, Il.
"Although there are many fine Christian groups working worldwide, I've found
Gospel for Asia to be unique. A very small amount of money can fully support
an evangelist to effectively present Jesus Christ to eager listeners abroad.
I have worked with these men...and have learned from the values of commitment
and wholesale dedication. K.P. Yohannan lives and breathes integrity. This
integrity has filtered to the very fiber of his ministry. I am honored to be
a partner with GFA." Skip Heitzig, Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque,
"K.P. Yohannan, director of Gospel for Asia, spoke to my congregation and his
impact on our lives will forever stand as a landmark time in our church's life.
He is a man of integrity and prayer. I know of many mission groups, and there's
a lot of good ones, but I don't know of any better than Gospel for Asia. For
every dollar given, you're going to see more souls won than any other I know."
Tom Ferguson, District Supervisor, Northwest Foursquare Churches.
"I am pleased to recommend Gospel for Asia. Their vision for reaching the world
through native missionaries should be highly commendable to evangelical Christians
who are concerned about reaching the millions of the world with the Gospel."
Dr. John Walvoord, Former Chancellor, Dallas Theological Seminary.
"A sweeter spirit I have never known than Brother K.P. Yohannan with Gospel
for Asia. He is doing one of the greatest works I know of in his own country
with his own people of Indian." Lester Roloff (deceased), Former Pastor, Corpus
Christi People's Baptist Church.
"K.P. Yohannan leads one of the largest, if not the largest missionary movement,
working across the nation of India in evangelism and church planting. Gospel
for Asia has several thousand workers and 31 missionary training centers with
over 4,000 students being trained for church planting among the unreached.
As Gospel for Asia has grown and established itself, the ministry has
become balanced and is now involved in a host of cooperative efforts
with other mission agencies. The impact of GFA's ministry in India is
very significant, especially in their evangelistic, training, radio,
and church planting work." Joseph D'Souza, Executive Director, Operation