Reflections on the 40-year Ministry of Gospel for Asia“The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him. I want to be that man.”—D.L. Moody
We have surely seen “what God can do with and for and through and in” by the likes of Billy Graham, Luis Palau, Tim LaHaye, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Smith, Greg Laurie and many others. But we still don’t know if we have seen the fulfillment of the desire of Moody’s heart that each of these men shared.
The amazing thing about the people God uses most effectively is that they seek no glory for themselves, they spend hours in prayer, and they yield all that they are and all they possess to serve the Lord in whatever way He directs their paths.
Rarely, when these men were young, did they anticipate a day 40 or more years into the future when they would look back in amazement at what the Lord had empowered and enabled them to do.
They did not set out to make a name for themselves or to establish an empire. They simply made themselves available as vessels separated and set aside for the Lord’s use. They, and others like them, can look back and stand in awe of how an Almighty God has blessed their ministries abundantly and beyond imagination.
I know a man exactly like that. His name is Dr. K.P. Yohannan. He is one of the humblest and most dedicated men I have ever known. Forty years ago, he responded to God’s call to minister to the millions of people in Asia. Little did he know that in 2019 he would be able to look back at the remarkable things the Lord did over the past 40 years.
To learn more about what the Lord has done throughout these 40 years, follow this link to our webpage “Gospel for Asia Celebrates Its 40th Year of God’s Faithfulness!”