July 29, 2019 – OFFICIAL STATEMENT – http://on.gfa.org/Lawsuit-Response-YT
Frequently Asked Questions – http://on.gfa.org/lawsuit-FAQs
2018 Statistics from the Mission Field – http://on.gfa.org/2018-statistics
After three long years, Gospel for Asia’s legal battle is over. We never thought our ministry would face accusations like what we faced in this lawsuit, but we are grateful that the Lord has seen us through and sustained the work on the mission field in even greater ways than before. In 2018, more than half-a-million people put their trust in Jesus.
As our founder Dr. K.P. Yohannan said, “Throughout GFA’s 40 years of existence, our hearts and passion have been to bring Christ’s love to a broken and hurting world. We did not look for personal gain. Above all, we have sought to honor the Lord in our personal lives, in the ways we serve and by maintaining our integrity.”
KEY POINTS OF THE GOSPEL FOR ASIA LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT
A Brief Overview of Our Three-year Legal Battle:
-The decision to settle is not an acknowledgement of guilt by Gospel for Asia.
-The final court document concluded that both parties “mutually stipulate that all donations designated for use in the field were ultimately sent to the field.”
-The settlement agreement also clearly states that our position is that the evidence demonstrates:
—-All funds designated to the field were sent to the field and used for ministry purposes.
—-No Individual Defendant, as defined in the agreement, received any improper personal gain or enrichment from or related to donated funds.
-During the legal proceedings, we retained one of America’s big four accounting firms to conduct an objective analysis of the flow of Gospel for Asia funds to the field. They concluded that all money given had made it to the field.
-After three years, the court asked us to attempt to settle.
-Our Board members decided to accept the settlement, because if the lawsuit continued for another two to three years, nothing would be left of the ministry’s resources or reputation.
According to the settlement terms, we must still pay the remaining $11 million of the settlement within a year.
-If you wish to donate your settlement claim back to GFA to help cover the final costs of the settlement, you can do so just as you would with any other donation. Once you receive the claim check in the mail, you can donate to Where Most Needed to help us overcome this challenge.
-If you wish to help us with the final costs of the settlement, you can do so by giving a general donation to Where Most Needed.
-We continue to undergo annual audits conducted by Payne, White and Schmutz and those audits have been unqualified (i.e., “clean”).
-Our heart and passion has always been and will always be to bring the love of Christ to the most hurting and broken in our generation.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT GOSPEL FOR ASIA
“We are so thankful for GFA; you have provided a way for us to walk with your ministry as you love the lost in Asia. We pray for Brother K.P. and GFA daily. God go before you!”
—Molly from Michigan, GFA donor since 2012
“Gospel for Asia is not a movement but a phenomenon. GFA has become one of the most significant mission organizations of this century. I praise God for the great love and commitment of KP and Gisela Yohannan for the people of Asia. Millions have received the Word of God because of them and the ministry of Gospel for Asia.”
—George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilization and world missions advocate
“K.P. has been a mentor to me for years. The way that he speaks to God and about Him is different from anyone else I know. His words and actions have led to me loving Jesus more consistently and deeply. He is the first to admit shortcomings in his life, but he continues to be an example to me. For this, I am eternally grateful.”
—Francis Chan, pastor and author of “Crazy Love”
“I have known Brother K.P., the staff and ministry of Gospel for Asia for nearly 40 years. I know the leadership, the team, and more importantly, I have been to Asia and seen the work firsthand. I have been to Bridge of Hope centers, villages where they minister to those with leprosy, water projects, hospitals, churches and so much more. Gospel for Asia has had a phenomenal impact on an area of the world with tremendous needs. I cannot state too strongly how much I endorse the people of GFA, their mission and their vision for the future.”
—Chip Lusko, Calvary Chapel pastor