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With U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll over 80,000, 1.3 Million Sick, 33 Million Jobless, GFA World (Gospel for Asia) Founder Urges Americans ‘Keep Pressing On’

MAY 14, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX — Americans slammed by coronavirus deaths, sickness and massive job lay-offs are being encouraged to “never give up” in a new book launched today offering hope amid COVID-19. Never Give Up: The Story of a Broken Man Impacting A Generation (www.nevergiveupbook.org) tells the story of a grueling trial that plunged author Dr. K.P. Yohannan — leader of one of America’s biggest faith-based organizations — into depression and to the brink of suicide.

Gripping Account of K.P. Yohannan’s Spiritual Journey Set for Release April 28 as Nearly Half of Americans Cite Covid-19 as ‘last Days’ Warning

APRIL 7, 2020

WILLS POINT, TX — The leader of one of America’s largest faith-based organizations reveals how his own faith in God and spiritual journey carried him through a “forest fire of grief and pain” in a “brutally honest” new book set for release April 28.

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Dr. K.P. Yohannan has been crisscrossing the globe for the past 40 years, challenging the Body of Christ to discipleship. His call to a radical lifestyle—with an all-out commitment to Jesus—has left its impact on nearly every continent. To the Church caught up by the tidal waves of compromise and self-preservation, Yohannan’s life message is a fresh word to this generation and yet as timeless as the scriptural mandate itself.

Endorsements

"After watching Brother K.P. walk through the most difficult of trials over the last several years, I’m grateful that circumstances finally allow him to speak out about his horrendous ordeal. In Never Give Up, K.P. Yohannan shares the depths of pain and fear that he endured silently and the convictions our Lord gave him that carried him through them."

Dr. Bill Atwood

Anglican Bishop, USA

"In Never Give Up, K.P. Yohannan has written a book that I suspect he wishes he could have read to himself when he was a younger man. It is the testimony of someone who has walked through deep challenges to his person and to his ministry and who, as a result, has found treasure of more worth than he could ever have imagined.

“The book is timely. We live in days where increasing numbers of Christians are being persecuted for their faith on a global scale that has thus far been the privilege of a relatively small number of our brothers and sisters around the world. In this sense, Never Give Up provides some timely encouragement. No one fully knows what another person experiences in times of trial, and no one experiences the same circumstances in the same way. Each of us and our journeys is unique. However, in the pages of this book there is much encouragement for those who are suffering and much good preparation for those who will suffer. If, like him, we are willing to persevere then, also like him, we will find treasure. We will find that the greatest treasure is intimacy with Christ Himself.

“However, the book is not merely a call to perseverance; it is also a call to urgency. That each of us would prioritise those things, which are of greatest worth and value—deep intimacy with Christ and the joyful, sacrificial service of Christ.

“All believers would benefit from reading this testimony and entrusting themselves afresh to the Lord to pursue Him and His purposes with greater abandon.”

John Bagg

Deputy International Director of WEC International

“Metropolitan K.P. Yohannan takes us on a profound journey through his own life and struggles, through the challenges and battles he has faced, and through the deep theological and historical questions that he has wrestled with. The Living God is at work in Asia—as He has been for 2,000 years. Reading this gripping book will help readers from other continents open their hearts and minds to the way both ancient and modern come together in Believers Eastern Church. K.P. sets out his flaws and weaknesses, his blessings and vision, his mistakes and failures, his joys and sorrows. Some of us get so caught in the decline and compromise of churches in our own cultural context that we lose sight of what Christ the King is doing around the world; Brother K.P. shakes us and wakes us. On a personal level, this book reminds us that we were designed to join in with the divine nature, to participate in the very life of God—and we need to learn how to turn away from the distractions and busyness of the moment to join in with the worship of all creation, ‘with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven.’ “

Reverend Dr. Paul Blackham

Vicar of St. Crispin's Church, UK;
CEO of Biblical Frameworks

“My heart was thoroughly moved as I read through this book of a man and his very personal journey the last several years.
“It touched my heart to be reminded again that Satan is a merciless tyrant, who will go to the greatest length to try and destroy man and any portion or all the ministry of Jesus Christ.

“K.P. articulates his personal, painful journey openly, honestly, without reservation, always pointing to God who is sovereign.

“K.P. gives us a comfortable dose of early Church history, some of which caused me to stop and ask what the thought is and teaching here.

“I am thankful that K.P. stayed the course to be faithful and true to God and His calling.

“I was reminded of a verse in a hymn that we sing in Church: ‘When the conflict here is ended and our race on earth is run, He will say, if we were faithful, “Welcome home, My child—well done!” . . . Little is much when God is in it! Labor not for wealth or fame; there's a crown and you can win it, if you go in Jesus’ Name.’

“This book has a good dose of encouragement for all people who are in ministry.”

Reverend Frank Bueckert

Pastor of Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Canada

“It’s God‘s mercy that grants us new opportunities, and it’s His grace, His unmerited favor, that fills those opportunities with success. Every Christian who is dedicated to fulfilling a ‘God-sized’ vision needs the wisdom contained in these pages. When a Christian leader commits their life to serving Him, persecution is inevitable, but the devastation caused by it isn’t! King David declared: ‘Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all.’ Brother K.P. is a living example that our God delivers, restores and even promotes those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

“For more than 40 years, Gospel for Asia has been ministering to those who are poor, illiterate, destitute and forgotten with the love of Jesus Christ! May this book encourage you to pray for those who are living out the Gospel out in very real and practical ways each and every day. May it also encourage you in your faith as you face uncertain trials of your own. Knowing this, that He who has begun a good work in you will finish it unto the day of Jesus Christ!

“Thank you, Brother K.P., for encouraging all of us to finish the race Jesus has uniquely called us to run, regardless of our circumstances.”

Troy Carl

President of International Scripture Ministries, USA

“This had to have been a very difficult book to write and to not make it sound defensive in the process. But by the grace of God, I believe K.P. succeeded. Early in the book, K.P. states, ‘One of my reasons for writing this book is my hope that if you are one who was hurt in this way, you will now know the rest of the story and find joy in the privilege the Lord gave you in being a part of accomplishing His will . . .’ As I read this book, the passage of Scripture in 2 Corinthians 4:16–18 kept replaying in my head over and over again: ‘Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’

“K.P. seems to me to be a master of word pictures. For example, he asks the reader to join him in a canoe and paddle up a river, and I felt like I was in that canoe with K.P. on this book journey! Thank you for the honor of reading this book and taking me on this Never-Give-Up tour with you!”

Beth Cathey

Managing Partner of giving MD;
Co-contributor of 101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How You Can Avoid Them

“K.P. Yohannan's love for the Lord shines beautifully through this book. In this book, he takes the reader into his most personal thoughts, theology, prayers and insights. Having traveled in South Asia on a vision tour with GFA World, we have seen firsthand . . . their heartfelt work. We met, talked with and prayed with K.P. Yohannan while on the mission field and found him to be a genuine and deeply humble man.”

Dave and Dodie Eyer

GFA World Supporters, Canada

“In his latest book, Never Give Up, Dr. Yohannan invites the reader to experience a part of his personal journey with God. The trials he and the ministry of GFA have encountered serve as the impetus for the book. As a result, a real sense of vulnerability, altruism and utter desire for the will of God to be done is effectively communicated. Dr. Yohannan stays focused throughout the book reminding the reader to humbly depend upon God and that the Christian faces a daily spiritual war. The use of personal experiences and biblical truths helps one walk away encouraged and confident in the power of God to overcome the darkness of the world. Never Give Up provides an excellent opportunity to appreciate God and be challenged by His worldwide influence.”

Ryan Farrell

Pastor of Nackawic Wesleyan Church, Canada

“The first chapter of this book was very tough for me to read as it brought back experiences God had allowed in my life, including issues with suicide, and thus was quite emotional. In my life, God had allowed me to be attacked in business, which resulted in me losing it. God then sat me down and said to me, ‘Harold, you have never asked Me what you should do,’ so through a time of silence and stillness, He brought me to the point of saying, "Lord, I will do nothing unless you give it to me." From this point, I left the business world to care for others and share the Gospel.

“The book takes you from a personal challenge and brings you back to God’s Church and our mission, and then goes on to deal with the state of God’s Church and how we are often distracted from what we are called to. It challenges us to return to the orthodoxy and simplicity of the early Church. Finally, the book brings us back to the individual focus of the coming of the Lord, which we so often loose sight of in our busy daily life.

“This book is not just about the issues faced by GFA, but about personal experiences with God in the midst of it and a refocus on the Church and oneself in God’s mission.”

Reverend Harold Forrest

Pastor of South Auckland Anglican Mission

“Dr. K.P. Yohanan has been a friend for many decades. His fresh and unique perspectives on perseverance will encourage you! K.P. would be the first to admit that the perseverance of the saints is only possible because of the perseverance of God. And like St. Ignatius of Antioch said long ago; ‘A tree is shown by its fruits, and in the same way those who profess to belong to Christ will be seen by what they do. For what is needed is not mere present professions, but perseverance to the end in the power of faith.’ K.P embodies perseverance in the power of faith.”

Gino Geraci

Radio Talk Show Host on the Salem Network, USA

“Immense pressures beyond our imagination—can God bring good out of them? In his latest book, Never Give Up, K.P. Yohannan takes us on an intimate journey through his greatest struggles, revealing God’s power to transform our most terrible times into a testimony for His glory. This is a must read!”

Greg Gordon

Founder of SermonIndex.net, Canada

“K.P. Yohannan’s life story is truly incredible and has needed to be told for some time. Who better to tell it than K.P. himself? As you turn each page, you will find a faithful man of God who wants to be found faithful and who will go to any length to do so. You will learn of his struggles, obstacles and difficulties, which may sound similar to yours. In the end, K.P.’s life unfolds throughout each chapter with a real love, true compassion and sound biblical truth, which will motivate your own heart to pursue God with your whole heart, mind, soul and strength. I know it did for me!”

Christopher Gould

Senior Vice President of Salem Media Group

“God brings certain books and people into our lives precisely when we need them. Never Give Up is one of those books, and K. P. Yohannan is one of those people. His passion to ‘change a generation’ is as inspirational as it is instructive.”

Hank Hanegraaff

President of the Christian Research Institute;
Author of Truth Matters, Life Matters More: The Unexpected Beauty of an Authentic Christian Life

“Despite several years at the centre of a storm of controversy and attack, this book is not a self-justification but a remarkable testimony. What shines throughout the book is Dr. Yohannan’s undimmed passion to make Christ known to all!”

Paul Harcourt

National Leader of New Wine England

“I have known K.P. Yohannan for three decades. I have seen him in great triumph, and I watched him endure in great pain. His passion for the untold millions is undeniable, and his passion for honoring Christ is equally so. From the earliest days of Gospel for Asia to the present day, K.P has circuitously, but with integrity, followed what he knows to be the will of God for his life. Though we both have taken different paths in our view of the church, K.P. has lived to please his Lord. This account in Never Give Up is brutally honest and refreshingly candid, and, therefore, helpful for anyone who wants to grow deeper.”

Skip Heitzig

Senior Pastor of Calvary Albuquerque, USA

“In his usual thought-provoking, challenging, straight-to-the-point way, Dr. Yohanan once again succeeds in lifting our eyes from the things of earth to the things that really matter. In Never Give Up, we catch a glimpse into K.P. Yohannan’s soul as he vulnerably pens some of the lessons he has learned from significant recent challenges he and the ministry of GFA World have faced; lessons definitely worth sharing. There were several points in the book when I had to put it down and have an honest talk with God. A worthwhile read.”

Mark Hinde

Open Doors Scotland, UK

“This is a must read for every Christian leader facing a spiritual attack.”

Keith Knight

Executive Director of Canadian Christian Business Federation

“The words of Jesus could not be clearer. His followers are to care for the needy. When they do, they are caring for the Lord Himself.

“K.P. Yohannan took these words seriously 40 years ago, and the result has been astounding! Gospel for Asia has touched millions with the hands of God’s love. You would hope that his selfless service would be applauded. Well, it will be in heaven, but on earth, the path has been littered with land mines, but K.P. is a survivor, and, thank the Lord, he still has his hand on the plow. This book tells the tale of a man on mission. It is encouraging, emotional and excellent.”

Chip Lusko

Pastor of Calvary Chapel, USA

“Since the beginning of time, the enemy of God has presented a consistent strategy: to disrupt the work of building the Kingdom of Jesus in the world. Rather than pretend to understand the confusing dynamics of every sad story, I choose rather to look for the beautiful fruits of a Christlike response in believers represented within the situation. The leadership at Gospel for Asia has demonstrated an incredible response in the face of their three-year struggle against the odds. They chose to forgive the perpetuators of trouble. They chose to pray for those set on their demise. They responded to their enemies just as Jesus taught in Matthew 5–7. This is the story within the story in the pages of Never Give Up! Every person involved with Christian ministry can never have too many godly examples on how to live as Jesus taught when confronted with hard times. As I read this book, I was reminded of Joseph’s words to his brothers in Genesis 50:20: ‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives’ (NIV). The reality of GFA’s ongoing and effective ministry in the world is evidence that God has rewarded their humble response by expanding their international efforts for His glory. Thank you GFA for your outstanding testimony of grace and goodwill!”

Ryan Martin

Christian Aid Ministries, Canada

“. . . a very readable, personal and honest review from a contemporary Christian leader of God’s faithfulness, despite his weakness and humanity, through the real implications and consequences of damaging fake news, both personally and organisationally. A testimony that will challenge your relationship with Jesus and encourage a deeper knowledge of the One who loves us so much He gave His life that we might be forever His—even in the dark times. A valuable book for any Christian leader who has asked ‘How has this happened!?’ or might one day ask the same question through some kind of persecution . . . which, if we’re serving Jesus, all of us can expect.”

Tim Matthews

Africa Inland Mission International, UK

“In Never Give Up, K.P. Yohannan tells the truth about Christian life and ministry—it is costly but it’s worth it. In a deeply personal account, he gives great insight into how to persevere through times of spiritual attack and loss. And within the challenges, he describes there are wonderful stories of salvations and healings and profound spiritual insights into the nature of the church and the life of the Spirit. This is a book full of joy, but it tells it like it is.”

Reverend Canon John McGinley

New Wine England

“Once again, K.P. Yohannan has caused us to think differently about things that we thought we always knew. This is one of the reasons why he’s had an impact on so many millions of lives throughout Asia and around the world. I’m one of those lives that he’s impacted.”

Reverend Johnnie Moore

President of Congress of Christian Leaders, USA

“In this heart-searching and thought-provoking book, K.P. Yohannan describes how through the pain and struggle of difficult years, God has remained consistently faithful and utterly dependable. This is a story of faith, hope and love.”

Reverend Matthew Porter

Senior Leader of The Belfrey, York;
Author of Overflow

“Author K.P. Yohannan, with a level of gut-wrenching honesty and forthright transparency, shares the biblical and scriptural path to redemption and freedom only found in Jesus Christ. With a sacred call, imparting the wisdom of the saints of old, and with loud exhortation, Yohannan challenges all Christ followers of today to, indeed, never give up! Thank you for exemplifying God’s Truth, my dear brother!”

Frank Sontag

Founder of KMG Ministries, USA

“There is something different about the countenance of those who have been through the fire, those who have walked through the valley of adversity. This is true of my friend K.P. Yohanan. Never Give Up is the story of a very personal journey, of lessons learned at the foot of the Master in the midst of great difficulty. In the end, this is a story of God’s steadfast faithfulness to those who are His. In other words, this is a story for all of us.”

Frank Wright, PhD

President and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries, USA

“Beautifully written! It shows the love and commitment of Dr. K.P. Yohannan to reach the untold millions, to be willing to do battle and, if necessary, to die to finish what God has commanded him to do.

“This book is a testimony of how the king of this world is trying to destroy the wonderful work God is doing through His servants with GFA World. Beginning, growth, battle and victory in HIM, show that God is true to those who humbly submit to His ways. Brother K.P.’s shared experience will encourage many who are going through similar situations to keep their eyes on JESUS, who at the end is always the One who is trustworthy and who we can depend on and has won the victory already many years ago. Praise the Lord for millions who have found new life in Christ.”

Oskar and Maria Zollinger

Volunteers of GFA World

“The book is amazing. I believe it is needed as we face the tribulation period. Dr. Yohannan’s sweet humble spirit shines through like Noah’s rainbow. I have been blessed by the book and others will be as well. Unless Jesus come first, this book will be known as a Christian classic by future generations. The reader suffers the anguish and isolated sorrow with Brother K.P. Yohannan as he recounts the persecution and trials of having to defend himself and his ministry against spurious accusations, character smears and litigation. He comes through on the other side like refined gold. Many will be prepared and strengthened for end-time tribulations by his writing. May God bless you and all you work for, dear brother.”

Pauline Cason

GFA World Supporter, USA

“I so appreciate Brother K.P.’s honesty and openness and attitude of humility. Romans 8:37 says, ‘No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.’ Thank you, Brother K.P., for continuing to draw near to God with dependence and trust in Him. May the love of Christ Jesus, our Lord, increasingly shine through you as you live for His glory and with His heart for lost souls!”

Lynda Devost

GFA World Supporter

“A book to read. A true Christian leader brought to a near mental breakdown by our modern conspiracy of opposition. K.P's consolation, a closer intimacy with Christ and entering into the fellowship of His sufferings. Reminding us by the writings of the early Church fathers to return good for evil and pray for our tormentors, as our critics could someday become saints like Paul the apostle.”

James LaPorte

Elder of Calvary Chapel of Hanford California

In the author’s own words… excerpted from Never Give Up

On the Purpose of This Book – Pages 21-22

This book is a collection of my experiences and a re-living of events of these past few years in my journey with Christ and His Church. I offer to share what it was like to live through some incredibly difficult days, all the while growing in understanding how the Lord would use our struggle for the furtherance of His Kingdom, just as He has redeemed the struggles of His people time and time again. My prayer for this book is that my openness, sincerity and vulnerability will be an encouragement to you… in your walk with God. I trust that my carefully chosen words will provide hope to fellow wounded warriors.

On Spiritual Darkness & Oppression – Pages 36-37

“Kill yourself. There is no other way out. That will end your terrible pain.” The voice becomes increasingly strong inside my head. Fear chokes me. I can hardly breathe. “It’s not that hard. There’s no one here. You can do it.” I feel like my room is full of dark figures—demons attacking my mind. Never before have I experienced anything like this. I have cast out demons, seen the blind receive their sight, and witnessed scores of people set free from satanic bondage. I have studied demonology, read the early Church’s writings on Satan and his works and how to deal with such attacks. I have even written books on spiritual warfare. But believe me, I have never before been in a personal encounter like this with evil forces seeking my very life.

On Suffering for Christ’s Sake – Pages 56, 75, 77

Here is one thing every follower of Christ must understand: You cannot follow close to Jesus without suffering, no matter where you live in the world. There is no question that suffering in God’s work leads us to know Him more intimately. When we go through intense loneliness and pain, we can say, “Lord Jesus, I now understand a little of what You suffered for me.” Suffering is the tool God seems to use to remove our dependence on anything other than Him. I remind myself regularly that it is a mistake to think that if we live our lives righteously, we will be spared… Not only is there nothing in the Bible to suggest this, its pages reveal quite the opposite. Remember this passage St. Paul writes to the believers at Corinth: “… being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now” (1 Corinthians 4:12-13).

On Hope & Trust in Trials – Pages 38, 47-48

Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, my room seems to light up. My fears and anxiety, like thick-piled snow, start to melt away. As I come to my senses, I am so ashamed and guilty for allowing myself to forget who I am in Christ and what I represent. Everything changes. Maybe someone was praying for me. It feels just like when, in The Chronicles of Narnia, the lion, Aslan, (who represents Christ) is once again on the move after a long period of silence and winter. What looked like eternal snow is quickly melting away all through the land of Narnia. The trees and birds and wildlife are all coming back. And I can almost feel this new life. Thanks to Him, I am still alive! The only response when we are plunged into chaos is to let go, let it be, and abandon our life completely into His hands. God is in control of all that we face in life, and we must trust Him in the bad, as well as the good.

On the Choice to Never Give Up – Pages 47-48

When we’re cast into chaos and faced with suffering, our whole being longs for a way out, but often we find it is only the beginning of a journey through the forest fire of grief where we feel God is suddenly silent. We want to know the why of this pain… but we know that God works all things together for our good—all bad things and all good things. The choice not to give up is mine. It is also yours.

On Living With An Eternal View – Pages 173, 179, 196-197

A day will come when all your family, friends, responsibilities, possessions, degrees, popularity, all of it will be gone. It’s just going to be you and Christ and nothing else. Let the decisions you make today be ones that will reflect well in the light of that moment. Let me ask you, when was the last time you actively went out of your way to show the love of Christ to someone, and then to talk to them about His love for them? Do you sense a growing ache for those who do not know the love of Christ? Do you feel a deeper burden to care for the suffering and needy… widows and orphans as He did? Make all decisions in the light of eternity. Know that even the forest fires we walk through now will dim to nothing in that light.

On Surrendering to God – Page 191

I began this journey as a young man of only 17 years of age. I was just skin and bones, and I knelt back then beside a bed far from my home, and I remember saying to You that I didn’t have any money, or popularity, or a degree, or much of anything. All I had was a fragile little body, but if You wanted it, it was Yours. And I gave myself to You. Now, some five decades later, I’ve ended up back at pretty much that same place. Well, I again choose to lay down my life for You, Lord. Truth be told, I am no more intent on living for myself. Thank you for listening to this broken vessel.

On the ‘End Times’ – Pages 206-208

Plagues, diseases and epidemics have become so common today that (they) hardly give us reason to even pause. Humanity is overcome by thousands of unnamed diseases, and there seems to be no answer. Take a look around. Nothing will be the same again. The end is nearer than we think. We could even be the last generation. Deep down in our hearts, we know the world will not and cannot go on forever as it is. What we see around us now has already been predicted and… these are the signs that point to the end times. To survive the onslaught of the enemy and hold on to our faith, even if it means persecution and death, our hope is to learn to function as Christ’s community, and to stick together as it was in the beginning of the Church for those early Christians.

Fact Sheet | Q&A

Who is Dr. K.P. Yohannan?

Dr. K.P. Yohannan is the founder and president of Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org), one of the biggest mission agencies in the world. Yohannan has been crisscrossing the globe for 40 years, challenging the Body of Christ to unswerving discipleship. His call to a radical lifestyle — with an all-out commitment to Jesus — has left its impact on millions of lives on nearly every continent. Today, Yohannan is an internationally known speaker and missionary statesman. He and his wife, Gisela, have two grown children — Sarah and Daniel, who is GFA’s vice-president.

How Did K.P. Yohannan Become One of the World’s Top Mission Leaders?

Born in South India in 1950, Yohannan is the youngest of six sons. His mother fasted and prayed that “just one” of her boys would become a preacher of the gospel — but didn’t think for a moment God would choose her “shyest and most insecure” son, K.P.  After being challenged to a life of “radical discipleship” by George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilization (OM) International, 16-year-old Yohannan set off for northern India where he preached in the villages for the next seven years. Burdened with a heart for those who had never heard the name of Jesus, Yohannan started Gospel for Asia in July 1979 with a $10 offering — not knowing God was about to unleash one of the most remarkable missionary movements of our time.

What’s So Unique About K.P. Yohannan’s Vision?

Yohannan’s vision revolutionized modern-day evangelical missions — putting the emphasis on sending local, national workers into the field to evangelize their own people. The “national missionary” movement — and its tidal wave of sandal-wearing evangelists going forth on foot and on bicycles — launched a new era in missionary endeavors and spawned dozens of new mission organizations inspired by Yohannan’s simple “homegrown” strategy to reach the spiritually lost of Asia.

Who is Gospel for Asia?

Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) is a leading faith-based mission agency, sending national workers to bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially to those who have yet to hear the “good news” of Jesus Christ. In GFA’s latest yearly report, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 remote communities, and 4,000-plus clean water wells drilled. Latest news is at https://press.gfa.org/news.

What Books Has K.P. Yohannan Authored?

Yohannan has authored more than 200 books, including the mega-bestseller Revolution in World Missions — which launched a groundbreaking movement of national missionaries and has more than four million copies in print. His latest book Never Give Up: The Story of a Broken Man Impacting a Generation (www.nevergiveupbook.org) tells the story of a soul-wrenching struggle and how he emerged from his brokenness ready to inspire a new generation.

Suggested Interview Questions/ Themes

  • Why did you write your latest book, Never Give Up: The Story of a Broken Man Impacting A Generation?
  • You speak about the crisis being a ‘forest fire of grief’ to you. Describe what emotions you went through?
  • In the book, you say this was a spiritual attack on you personally. How close did you come to “giving up”?
  • How did God carry you through and what lessons did you learn?
  • What encouragement can you share for other pastors, laypersons and leaders going through a season of crisis?
  • What scriptures did you turn to during the most painful times?
  • What affects have the coronavirus had on you and the ministry of Gospel for Asia?
  • Many may consider we’re living in the biblical “end times” right now. What is your hope for the Church in the West… and in India?
  • Today, it was estimated that India is the least safe/ most dangerous country in the world for the Coronavirus. What do you see happening on the ground in India?  Do you see a “looming disaster” in India?  Why, or why not?
  •  As we are talking about India — where Gospel for Asia has served for 40 years — give listeners an idea of what daily life is like for someone in a remote village in India?
  • Help our listeners understand the scope of Gospel for Asia ministry work around the world.
  • How many books have you written?
  • How does Never Give Up differ from the other books you’ve written?
  • How can you and other “missionary statesmen” help prepare the way for the “next wave” of mission visionaries and pioneers?
  • How can the public order a copy of Never Give Up and learn more about the book and the ongoing ministry of Gospel for Asia?