About

We’re transforming communities around the world through God’s love in long-term, sustainable missions.

Our mission: reach the world

Over two billion people across the planet have never heard of Jesus and have no access to churches or Jesus’ life-changing message of hope. Twenty-five million people die every year without ever hearing how much God loves them! Our mission at GFA World is to reach those people and lift them up with the hope only found in Jesus Christ.

Our mission for our lives is to be authentic followers of Jesus and to live our lives in a way that God calls us to. We believe in sustainably supporting those in need: by raising up national missionaries through long term missions (this is part of our sustainable culture!), creating spaces for people to experience God within their own culture, and to help anyone in need with our education programmes, health initiatives, practical gifts, and through spiritual transformation that brings life-changing peace, restored relationships, and repaired lives.

Since our worldwide inception in 1979…

1K+

national missionaries sent out

18

countries loved + served 

39M

received clean drinking water

4K

Jesus wells each year

140K+

children sponsored

60K+

families taught proper sanitation

Our dream: change the world

We’re lifting up the broken, serving the weary, and giving hope to a diverse world – we do all of this through our national missionaries who are, at this very moment, sharing the Gospel and serving anyone in need in 18 countries.

What does this mean for us? We have an extraordinary challenge in front of us to stand with our indigenous missionaries around the world and reap the harvest God has given us. We do this with the help of our community and in partnership with the global Body of Christ, and by connecting believers in the UK to the work the indigenous missionaries are doing in the field. You can be a part of this rewarding journey by giving to any of our giving categories, joining us in prayer or finding out other ways to get involved! We’d love for you to partner with us – read below to find out how.

GFA World Distinctives

Support

GFA World supports National Missionaries, who have few or no cultural barriers to overcome, which means they can readily understand and talk with people in their communities and minister to people’s deepest needs and worries, both physically and spiritually. We believe this is the best way to be sustainable and ethical! We enable partners in the UK to stand with our Missionaries with prayer and financial support so they can continue their courageous work of serving so many communities across the world.

Focus

National Missionaries mostly serve people in communities that are without necessities. They minister to leprosy patients, slum dwellers, widows and orphans, the sick and the hungry. These are individuals who desperately need to feel love and care from God and others but are often cast out by their very own people.

Develop

We develop communities by providing basic necessities needed for healthy living (including clean water!), gifts that create income, and vocational training for anyone who needs it. Our National Missionaries also live, work, and socialise in the communities they serve so they truly understand the practical needs of the families and individuals within those communities. They build friendships and create spaces for everyone to feel welcomed, loved, and cherished by God.

Transform

Our mission is to Transform Lives and Communities through God’s Love. In every area of our ministry, whether we’re providing clean water, offering disaster relief, or alleviating poverty, we always tell people the reason why we do what we do: the love of God. Our National Missionaries share why we’re all so passionate about serving, loving, and giving to those in need – it’s because God does all the same (and more!) for us.

GFA World Distinctives

Support

GFA World supports National Missionaries, who have few or no cultural barriers to overcome, which means they can readily understand and talk with people in their communities and minister to people’s deepest needs and worries, both physically and spiritually. We believe this is the best way to be sustainable and ethical! We enable partners in the UK to stand with our Missionaries with prayer and financial support so they can continue their courageous work of serving so many communities across the world.

Focus

National Missionaries mostly serve people in communities that are without necessities. They minister to leprosy patients, slum dwellers, widows and orphans, the sick and the hungry. These are individuals who desperately need to feel love and care from God and others but are often cast out by their very own people.

Develop

We develop communities by providing basic necessities needed for healthy living (including clean water!), gifts that create income, and vocational training for anyone who needs it. Our National Missionaries also live, work, and socialise in the communities they serve so they truly understand the practical needs of the families and individuals within those communities. They build friendships and create spaces for everyone to feel welcomed, loved, and cherished by God.

Transform

Our mission is to Transform Lives and Communities through God’s Love. In every area of our ministry, whether we’re providing clean water, offering disaster relief, or alleviating poverty, we always tell people the reason why we do what we do: the love of God. Our National Missionaries share why we’re all so passionate about serving, loving, and giving to those in need – it’s because God does all the same (and more!) for us.

Giving Categories

National Missionaries

By giving to our National Missionary category, you will help equip our workers to be the hands and feet of God.

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Child Sponsorship

By giving to our Child Sponsorship category, you will help to change the life of a child and their community forever.

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Sharing the Love of God

By giving to Sharing the Love of God, you will help GFA workers tell people about Jesus!

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Compassion Services

By giving to our Compassion Services category, you will help give relief in urgent situations.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

By giving to our Breaking the Cycle of Poverty category, you will help provide families with gifts that will help change their future.

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Church Buildings

By giving to our Church Building category, you will help to provide a safe space for people to worship the Lord.

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Animals

By giving to our Livestock Category, you will help provide families with animals to help them create a stable income.

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Radio Broadcasts

By giving to our Radio Broadcast category, you will help to reach the most unreached places with a message of hope through the simple radio broadcast.

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Clean Water

By giving to our Clean Water category, you will help GFA’s clean water ministry that delivers safe, disease-free water to families in Asia and Africa.

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Bibles and Literature

By giving to our Bibles and Literature category, you will help to send Bibles for workers to give out.

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Medical Ministry

Many are suffering and dying from treatable ailments. A cold can develop into pneumonia. Burns go untreated.

Medical Ministry

Meet Our Team

Our office here in the UK is run by a community-oriented team who have a huge passion for sharing the Gospel to the unreached. We have been serving the mission field in the UK for 25 years and we’re just as excited about our vision as we were when we started! We place a huge value on prayer, community, friendship, discipleship, and serving. Our goal is to love God and people through sharing His Word, showing His kindness, and living out His will for our lives. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that our work (no matter how small or big the task may be) has an eternal impact all around the world!

We’re so excited that so many people have joined us on this journey and we can’t wait to show you all the work that God is doing in so many places.

Meet our team

Testimonials

I am currently reading Revolution in World Missions and am blown away by what I read. My wife and I have been longing for the Lord to reveal what is our next step. This book has helped
immeasurably.

Mr D, Australia

K.P. Yohannan’s book draws the Church back to the very heart of what Christ has called us to do. I would urge every Christian, and especially every pastor, to read this book with a humble
heart before the Lord. I’m reading it through again, and it’s still a heart-stirring blessing.

Pastor M, Worthing

“I have read Revolution in World Missions twice, and now I am more convinced than ever that investing in national missionaries and Bridge of Hope children will yield better returns than silver
or gold. Thank you for waking me up, Brother K.P.

Mr. K.G., Alberta, Canada

Gospel for Asia is not a movement but a phenomenon. GFA has become one of the most significant mission organizations of this century. I praise God for the great love and commitment of KP 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, founder of Operation Mobilization and world missions advocate

“K.P. has been a mentor to me for years. The way that he speaks to God and about Him is different from anyone else I know. His words and actions have led to me loving Jesus more consistently and deeply. He is the first to admit shortcomings in his life, but he continues to be an example to me. For this, I am eternally grateful.”

Francis Chan, pastor and author of “Crazy Love”

I just turned 41, and there has never been a more meaningful kingdom experience for me than being part of God’s work through volunteering with GFA World.

Justin, GFA volunteer

Being part of GFA World is such a great privilege. Knowing every day, every minute, every key stroke, is making a difference for God’s eternal kingdom fills me with tremendous joy and gratitude. There is such purpose to life, and there is no other place I would rather be.

Joan, GFA international staff member

In 2006 I heard a GFA speaker talk about the unreached villages of Asia. I suddenly understood how desperate so many people on the other side of the world are and how my privileged existence was only available for an elite few. I joined staff a few years later, ready to give up everything. I found a community of grace, love and patience. I found a small family within the Church. . . focused on reaching Asia with the Good News.

John-Paul, Staff member

The Lord impressed upon my heart that there is a real need for people to stand in the gap for the most unreached, and that He was leading me back to GFA World to serve in the UK office…How wonderful to think of the people who will be in heaven because of national missionaries sharing Christ’s love, and what a blessing to have a part in that!

Caroline, Staff member

Volunteering for GFA World is the fulfilment of my own childhood calling to mission! Through GFA-supported missionaries, the lost are being reached. I am a part of that! I am not limited because of where I live, my age or stage of life… I am a missionary.

Mary, GFA volunteer

Join us on our journey

Wherever you are, no matter how many spare moments you have, we invite you to journey with us

Give

Whether you want to make a donation or sponsor a missionary or child, we’re so excited that your passion is leading you to get involved.

Pray

Donations and sponsorships are important, but one of our greatest assets is the transforming power of prayer.

News

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

National Missionaries

Clean Water

Child Sponsorship

Compassion Services

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Livestock

National Missionaries

August 2021

In the Trail of Two Wheels

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Compassion Services

May 2021

A Safe Place to Go

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