The major part of your life is spent in taking care of yourself and satisfying yourself with your daily physical and material needs; but have you given a thought to your spiritual needs? That is the most important part of your being, as that is the only thing that will remain even after you die. This is the problem with mankind; they devote most of their energy and time to fulfilling the external requirements of their being, and forget the internal spiritual aspect.
Just like food and luxuries satisfies your physical desires, doing good deeds, by making certain sacrifices or serving others when they are in need, satisfies your spiritual requirements. God is the creator and He created every man in his own image and therefore in serving others you are also serving God.
Gospel for Asia is a group of missionaries who have dedicated their life to the service of needy people and also to spread the word of God and the message of Christ’s love for all people. This group was founded by Dr. KP Yohannan a man who responded to the calling of God at the age of 16. His calling was to spread the good news of God and render service to all those who are in need. It is hence that he has been travelling the world through for the past 40 years and urging others to do the same as him.
His missionary group has several different sections to serve people in different ways. They have the ministry for medicine, slums, relief/disaster, compassion and leprosy. In these ministries the missionary brothers and sisters work relentlessly and without any hesitations, as to the work they have to do in any of the ministries. Even a disease like leprosy does not discourage them from participating actively in the ministry.
You do not have to always give money in order to serve people, surely that is a great help for the needy people, but utilization of that money in the proper way is more important than that. Also the physical contribution of providing for these afflicted people is a job of greater responsibility than just donating money. The food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and education are things which need to be catered to these people more importantly.
KP Yohannan was reminded by the Lord about the people of Asia, who are yet to recognise the unconditional love that God has for them which is why He has still kept them alive. They might be living in poor conditions but that does not classify them as not being loved by God. In fact, it is for people who are weak and suffering that Jesus Christ had come to this Earth to make their way to heaven where they have been promised to have eternal bliss.
This message along with the selfless devotion of the missionaries has led to the unimaginable growth of Gospel for Asia throughout the continent, especially in the Southern region. The program known as the Bridge of Hope is another milestone of this organisation wherein thousands of children are able to break the shackles of poverty and hopelessness.