Gospel for Asia brings aid and hope to 'untouchables'

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Gospel for Asia does more than spread the gospel in countries such as India. The ministry also focuses on impoverished children, some of them orphans, who need sponsors.

Out of the population of 1.2 billion in India, 300,000,000 are known as Dalits, or untouchables, who are considered less than animals. Gospel for Asia is giving them hope through Christ and meeting their other considerable needs. Ninety percent of those children would not get an education in any other way than through sponsorship. K.P. Yohannan heads the organization.

Yohannan

“We began to set up these Bridge of Hope Centers, taking these children and giving them education and caring for their physical needs,” he explains. “But more importantly, also every single day they hear about the love of Christ and the meaning of Christ's death on the cross and memorize scripture portions.” 

Then there is outreach to their families, but there are also children without parents who have either been abandoned or whose parents have died, such as in the tsunami that struck Sri Lanka and southern India in December 26, 2004. The program also challenges another serious problem.

“Women who are sex workers in the red light districts are witnessed to and led to the Lord, and then we train them to do some work to make a living rather than sell their bodies and their children,” Yohannan tells OneNewsNow. “We put them in our Bridge of Hope Centers to find new life.”

Gospel for Asia is already serving nearly 70,000 children in the Bridge of Hope program and is looking for sponsors to expand the ministry even further to hurting children.

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