MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — I thought I knew a bit about ministry – until a trip to Asia quite frankly changed my life. I had been leading Holy Trinity Church in Leicester for eleven years, and I considered myself to be outward-looking. We established missional communities and planted three churches, two of which had gone on to plant again. We had our own little network and had released many to leadership and mission.
I’d heard of the work that GFA World (formally Gospel for Asia) were doing – and it blew me away. I knew we needed this passion and determination in the UK. As I flew to Asia, I had no idea how my spirit was to be stirred.
Upon arrival I met some incredible people – like the local Archdeacon who started his ministry as a missionary, leaving his hometown to reach other villages. He started out with no money, no accommodation, and no food. He told me how he would often go many days without food, he was beaten on more than one occasion, but he wouldn’t stop until he saw breakthrough and community transformation…
About GFA World
Gospel for Asia (GFA World)is a leading faith-based global mission agency, helping national workers bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across the world, especially in Asia and Africa, and sharing the love of God. In GFA World’s latest yearly report, this included thousands of community development projects that benefit downtrodden families and their children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,800 clean water wells drilled, over 12,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 260,000 needy families, and teaching providing hope and encouragement available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. GFA World has launched programmes in Africa, starting with compassion projects in Rwanda. For all the latest news, visit our Press Room at https://press.gfa.org/news.
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