That the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, given to us by the Church - “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
The Nicene Creed to be the official Creed of the Holy Church.
In one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
In the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return.
That man was created by and for God; that by man's disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which meant they were no longer in communion with God, and physical death was the consequence; and that all people are given the option of being redeemed and restored to God.
The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His victory over death and are, therefore, in right relationship with God.
Salvation means far more than being “saved from sin; we are saved for sonship, to be divinely adopted sons and daughters of God. Forgiveness is the precondition for God’s greater gift, the gift that will last beyond our death: the gift of divine life” (1 Corinthians 15:3-7).
Believers in Christ are destined to share in the life of the Holy Trinity. Sharing in the life of God, as God has shared in our humanity (1 Peter 1:4).
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
In the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and eternal separation for those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.
The sacrament of marriage to be ordained by God as a holy union between one man and one woman as biologically defined at birth.
Our focus and goal as a ministry is to serve and minister to children, families and entire communities who are underserved and impoverished across Asia. Each aspect of service is motived by our love for Jesus.
National missionaries have few or no cultural barriers to overcome. They can readily integrate and fellowship with those who, unlike their western counterparts, only know their Asian culture. While national workers do face difficult obstacles as they serve, they still have an enormous advantage over their co-workers from North America and other non-Asian lands.
National missionaries serve to help meet the needs of the communities to which they are sent. Some communities are able to get a Child Sponsorship Program centre through which children are able to receive an education, medical checkups and a daily meal. For some families, this is the only opportunity their children will have to get an education. And because GFA-supported missionaries are part of the community, they are intimately familiar with the needs of families and communities. As resources are made available, national workers can help providing income-producing animals for families and even wells for an entire village. These things help bless children, their families and even entire communities.
Because of their faithfulness and willingness to sacrifice, national missionaries have been able to minister to families and communities. And believers are gathering weekly to worship the Lord in their churches across Asia.
None of this has come easily. GFA-supported national missionaries are paying a high price of hardship as Christ motivates them.
God is faithful and is supplying the needs of His Church.
Dr. K.P. Yohannan is the founder of GFA World (Formerly: Gospel for Asia) and author of numerous books including Revolution in World Missions.
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GFA’s office staff play a vital role to raise awareness about the needs on the mission field and report to donors about what God is doing through the ministry.