profile Serving So Others Will Hear
Fred, a Gospel for Asia staff member, dreams of the day he’ll be part of the scene described in
Revelation 7:9: “. . . I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes,
peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes . . .”
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Fred and Luci
L O C AT I O N :
F red knows that his service at GFA is making
it possible for thousands of people to hear
“I am going to see those brothers and sisters in
heaven!” Fred exclaims.
Fred and his wife, Luci, have served at Gospel
for Asia since 1981. Today Fred is a liaison for GFA
President K.P. Yohannan, and Luci serves on the
president’s administrative team.
Fred was the ministry’s second full-time staff
member. He and Luci have watched K.P.’s vision—
sending Asian native missionaries to preach the Gospel
in their own nations—become an exciting reality.
“I could see from his determination and faith that
God was going to use the ministry, even though we
were really small,” Fred remembers. “It just seemed to
be the right answer for reaching the millions.”
The couple credits prayer with propelling the
ministry forward. They have spent countless hours
spreading maps out on the ﬂoor and praying over the
countries before them. They’ve even prayed for dozens
of individual unreached people groups in Asia. Today,
most of the people in those countries can hear the
Gospel through a GFA Radio broadcast or missionary.
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Fred and Luci know they are working where God
called them, but they admit it hasn’t always been easy.
There were days when their faith was severely tested
and they were tempted to walk away. Yet each time,
God renewed their vision.
“God called me here,” Luci says. “He knows the
trials and He’s in charge, and I need to trust Him.”
The couple’s two sons, Stephen and Samuel, now
both serve at the ministry, as does Stephen’s wife, Jen.
“We never said to them, ‘You have to do this,’ ”
Luci explains. “What we did tell them was they needed
to be able to say, ‘This is what God called me to do.’ ”
Fred is excited that a second generation of his
family is committed to reaching Asia.
“That’s pure joy!” he says.
And Luci remarks that this joy extends to those
who could become part of her heavenly family.
“I think about that village grandmother or
grandfather who has never heard the name of Jesus,”
she says. “Whatever we’re doing here brings the
Gospel to them.”
Is God calling you to help reach Asia with His love?
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