The vision of GFA World has always been to touch lives with the love of God. Now in 2021, we have served for over 40 years, reaching a dozen Asian nations through our many community development projects. We’re active in clean water, child education, serving the least of these like widows, leprosy patients and slum dwellers, and much more.
And now, we are excited to announce that 2021 also marks the year GFA World is expanding to a new continent – Africa.
For over a year we’ve been praying, thinking, making visits and researching about starting a missions and church planting movement in Africa.
people call Africa their home.
Africa is a continent with one-fifth of the world’s population: 1.2 billion people. Made up of 54 countries, Africa is known as the poorest continent of the world. The average lifespan is 52 years old, and about half the population of Africa is under the age of 15 years old. Huge needs exist for many African people groups, ranging from the water crisis to lack of access to healthcare and education, to recovering from genocide and the killing of hundreds of thousands of children.
Outreach Begins with Child Sponsorship in Rwanda
Our work in Africa begins with GFA World Child Sponsorship in the slums of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, one of the most densely populated African nations. This will be the first of many projects, each with the same vision we started with, to meet tangible needs of precious people and show God’s love to those who need it most.
With over 40 years of experience, GFA is equipped to meet the expanding needs of Africa. We’ll soon start training national missionaries, clean water projects, medical ministry, education for the underprivileged, women’s empowerment, and community development projects. Our aim is to help empower the poor to break the cycle of poverty and show God’s love.
And Rwanda is just the beginning of an exciting new missions frontier. We plan to expand ministry to six other nations in Africa during the next few years.
“We aim to be servants to everyone, showing them Christ through our lifestyle,” said our founder KP Yohannan. “Jesus told his disciples to change the world — and as we expand into Africa that’s our calling, too.”
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