Monday, August 10, 2009

Gospel For Asia

A representative from Gospel for Asia spoke at my church today. Headed up by K.P. Yohannan, the primary aim of Gospel for Asia's ministry is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who have never before heard His name by sending native missionaries.

Gospel for Asia trains and sends native missionaries because they have proven extremely effective. They are already familiar with the language and culture, and they live at the level of the people they serve, thus removing many social barriers.
100 Percent Goes to the Field

Gospel for Asia sends 100 percent of the money you donate for work on the mission field to the field. Nothing is taken out for administrative expenses.

What methods do native missionaries use?

While films, radio, television and video are becoming more common in Asia, the most effective methods are still those that we find in the New Testament book of Acts!
The most effective evangelism happens face-to-face in the streets. Most native missionaries walk or ride bicycles between villages much like the Methodist circuit riders did in America's frontier days.

Street preaching and open-air evangelism, often using megaphones, is the most common way to proclaim the Gospel. Sometimes evangelists arrange witnessing parades and/or tent campaigns and distribute simple Gospel tracts during the week-long village crusades.

Since the majority of the world's one billion illiterates live in Asia, the Gospel must be proclaimed to them without using literature. This is done through showing the Man of Mercy film on the life of Jesus and also by using cassettes, flip charts and other visual aids to communicate the Gospel.


Paul Latour said...

I highly recommend supporting Gospel for Asia. I highly recommend reading any book KP Yohannan has written. Check out the Gospel for Asia website.

This is a most trustworthy and effective missions ministry! Such an inspiration as well.

And, of course, support and pray for their most humble and deeply devoted missionairies. A wonderful organization!