Kevin’s Conversations: The Gospel For Asia Debacle

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18 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    Kevin.

    This is great…even though I was getting ready to write the same thing. 🙂
    You did it better than I would have and I’m grateful.

  2. John 20:29 says:

    yes, agreeing this is a great summation of the problem and how we should pray… God’s discipline in the here and now is far preferable to waiting to receive it in the hereafter – praying with you, Kevin

  3. Nonnie says:

    Even when I believed GFA to be on the “up and up,” it was hurtful, when we would return from overseas missions, living on a shoestring budget, for a very short furlough and be told about KP preaching at churches and and saying how western missionaries were basically a waste of money and that the money would be better spent supporting him.

  4. Dallas says:

    I felt like being a sarcastic jerk for a minute, and just as I was about to start writing I remembered that someone had already done the work for me on something I posted last week:

    “I simply can’t believe you guys… it’s called judging… plain and simple. I will not stand by and let anyone twist this to make a man of God out to be wrong… shame, shame on you!!! You should [use this blog] as a positive influence. Not in bashing a Pastor.”

    Shame on you trying to attack the reputation of this man of God.

  5. Kevin H says:

    Michael, for once I beat you to the punch. You’ve gotten me a few times in the past. It’s like you have some kind of advantage or something, being that this is your blog and that you post several times a week and I just once. -:)

  6. Wondering says:

    Thank you for not forgetting. Waiting is very hard, but I too am praying for justice.

    In the meantime, I worry about the little old lady who faithfully gives, but has no idea that that the ministry she saves and scrimps to give towards does not really exist. Who will make her aware?

  7. Kevin H says:

    Dallas,

    That would be “Grand Imperial His Greatest and Holiest Poobah” man of God. 🙂

    Don’t forget the titles of majesty.

  8. Kevin H says:

    John 20:29, thanks for praying with.

  9. Kevin H says:

    Nonnie,

    Can definitely see where that kind of attitude would hurt. From a man you otherwise respected. But now you know all the other crap.

  10. Fixinlive says:

    Can’t believe that the radio show “Road to Reality” is still broadcast around the country – (Check to see where it is in your area http://www.roadtoreality.org/find-station/?csrfmiddlewaretoken=cdLrwViqUUZeQfyEGwxzgNaYRjMIrFHv&place=dallas )

    I guess as long as they pay to put it on Salem and other networks will gladly take their money. I cringe every time I hear K.P. come over the air on our Christian Station, clearly spouting lies.

  11. Nonnie says:

    Now we know and it amazes me that some just don’t care….like so many abusive situations.
    Another point about this story that really bothered me:
    I was disgusted when I read the testimonies by former staff about the way women were treated in KP’s ministry. I was shocked that so many CC’s would support this kind of abusive ministry as I have never been treated that way in a CC church.

    I don’t believe I read about pastors who supported GFA speaking out against how women were treated in GFA,… rather it was not until the money abuse was laid out that the men started getting upset and speaking out. Money trumps people in many cases.

  12. Dallas says:

    Fixinlive, Salem is another one of those examples of the beast from Revelation as Michael was describing them Monday… or the whore riding the beast if you will.

  13. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Kevin – good article. I may have missed it earlier – did your CC Philly stop giving to GFA? Would you know?

  14. Kevin H says:

    MLD,

    My CC Philly hadn’t actually been giving to GFA for a while. I don’t know the reason why. However, they still had been giving K.P. and GFA a big platform to speak and promote the organization and they were regularly mentioned in a positive fashion. These things have stopped. I was told by an assistant pastor that the only way support would ever be considered again is if there was first some serious confession of sin and repentance.

  15. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Kevin – very good. It sound like the responsible thing to do.

  16. Kevin H says:

    Wondering,

    I missed your comment at # 6 until just now. Yes, the little old lady donors and the like who are unlikely to get their news on the internet are a concern as to who will tell them. The hope would be that her church (if they previously supported or promoted GFA) would tell her or that someone else in the know would personally tell her. The reality is that their will be some who will not know about GFA by no fault of their own. God will still honor their faithful giving and we must trust that He somehow uses it for good, even through a corrupt organization.

  17. BD says:

    Gospel for Asia Canada donations are down 2 million dollars in their 2015 filing from 2014 according to their Revenue Canada T3010.

    Using the rule of X10 for Canada/US – it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume US losses.

    Gospel for Asia Canada claimed $14,357,281.00 in receipted donations as compared to $16,430,334.00 in receipted donations in the 2014 filing.

    It’s entirely possible Gospel for Asia USA lost 2 X10 = $20 million in US donations. Thing is, they don’t have to disclose in the United States, like they do in Canada and the UK for example.

    You can check this out yourself at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html

  18. Linnea says:

    Here, here, Kevin! An amen from me.

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