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Settlement Frees Gospel of Asia to Move Forward

K.P. Yohannan
K.P. Yohannan visiting a Mumbai slum in 2018. (Courtesy Kairos Co.)

Friday, 01 March 2019 11:41 AM

Gospel For Asia (GFA), a Texas-based non-profit mission dedicated to serving the poor and needy in India and Asia, announced that a three-year long legal battle that threatened the ministry’s existence, is about to come to a close.

GFA and the class-action plaintiffs have entered into a tentative court-ordered settlement subject to a “preliminary approval application” filed Thursday.

K.P. Yohannan, who founded the ministry 40 years ago, expressed relief that the end was finally in sight.

“For three long years, our ministry wondered more often than I’d like to admit if we would survive this ordeal,” he said. “We are so incredibly thankful for the prayers and the ongoing support of our many faithful friends and partners. We look today toward the future with optimism in our hearts ‘being confident of this one thing: that He who began a good work in [us] will continue to perfect it.’”

Yohannan also expressed admiration for the manner in which the GFA staff carried on despite the lawsuit.

“I’m most proud of the fact that we managed to continue to serve those in need as we fought every day to survive ourselves.”

The plaintiffs’ complaint accused the non-profit of racketeering, fraud and financial mismanagement.

Without admitting any liability, the proposed agreement provides that approximately 200,000 donors are eligible to receive a portion of the settlement.

Rev. Johnnie Moore, an author and founder and CEO of The Kairos Company, a public relations and communications consulting firm, made the announcement.

“Gospel for Asia is essentially refunding donations,” said Moore. “The ministry hopes that those who receive these funds will simply turn around and donate the same amount of money to another worthwhile ministry. Their desire is only for the Lord’s work to be done.”

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Gospel For Asia (GFA), a Texas-based non-profit mission dedicated to serving the poor and needy in India and Asia, announced that a three-year long legal battle that threatened the ministry’s existence, is about to come to a close.
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