When André read Revolution in World Missions in 2004, it stirred afresh the burden God had given him after visiting a country where there were no churches. “You could literally walk for months, and you would not find a single church,” he recalls. André emailed K.P. Yohannan to ask if GFA needed representation in his native country of South Africa. “It was never my intention to lead the office,” André says. About a year later, however, with news images of the devastating 2004 tsunami fresh in their minds, André and his wife, Lynette, visited GFA’s U.S. office. The couple returned home confident the Lord wanted them to open a GFA office in South Africa.
Carrying a Global Vision
GFA South Africa stands alongside seven other international GFA offices: Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Many of the office leaders, like André, didn’t originally expect to oversee a GFA office. Yet through their willingness, the Lord has mobilized people in these countries to partner with the Church in Asia.
While the men and women working in these offices represent a diverse group of backgrounds and cultures, they share one common bond: a passion for more people to hear of Christ’s love.
GFA Canada, the first and largest of these offices, opened in 1984 to spread throughout Canada the vision of supporting national missions…
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