Gospel for Asia is bringing hope to thousands of people through
unconventional Christmas gifts, ensuring that those in Third World
countries won't be forgotten.
Gospel for Asia
is asking potential supporters to think about the plight of
persecuted Christians in countries such as India -- especially the
Dalits (or untouchables) -- and participate in the
ministry's Christmas Critter Campaign.
Spokesman John Beers explains that many people are catching the
vision of Gospel for Asia and reevaluating their attitude toward
"An amazing number of people are catching the vision to look
away from the goofiness of Christmas here sometimes. You know, I
don't know that I need another tie or some of the things that we
come up with at Christmas," he says.
"And just this week, I talked to a
lady whose whole family decided they're going to buy chickens for
families in Asia, instead of doing some of the smaller gifts for
their family. So people really seem to be catching the vision of
what Christmas is all about."
The celebration of Christmas is very limited in Gospel for Asia
countries, and about a half million villages in India have not
heard about Jesus.
"But the good news is, as we approach them with Christmas gifts
that are happening as a result of American Family
Radio -- with goats and pigs and chickens and sewing
machines, things that help people break the cycle of poverty --
that we are able to share that this is done in Christ's name,"
Beers tells OneNewsNow.
"And, for many of them, it'll be the first time they've heard of
Christ, and certainly the first time they've ever heard of
Last year the Critter campaign reached out to over 75,000 of the
poorest of the poor in Southeast Asia with life-changing gifts and
the heart-changing message of the gospel.