Asia (GFA/MNN) — Would You Jump Out of a Plane for the Children of Asia?
Jumping for Hope
Gospel for Asia volunteer Peter May recently made the decision to do something big to raise awareness and funds for a GFA ministry close to his heart: Bridge of Hope centres.
With a desire to live for eternity, Peter wants to use his life here on earth to build God’s Kingdom. Supporting a national missionary, Peter is active in the work GFA is doing to bring the Gospel to the most unreached people in the world today. Now, Peter’s heart is challenged for the children of Asia.
In Calcutta alone there are more than 100,000 children roaming the streets, knowing neither mother nor father. With Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope, Peter is making a difference in the lives of children all across Asia. By parachuting from a plane, Peter hopes to raise not only funds for the Bridge of Hope children, but also awareness of the needs of the children of Asia.
The jump will take place at Headcorn Airfield, Kent, on August 15th 2014. Jumping from 12,000 ft., Peter is aiming for a goal of £14,000. This would support 50 Bridge of Hope children for one year. That’s an entire centre filled with children who will be given an education, hope for the future, and most importantly, they will hear the Good News that Jesus loves them.
Hear him tell his story:
How it all began was through reading a book that was recommended to me called “Revolution in World Missions” by KP Yohannan. I was enamoured by the lives of ordinary indigenous missionaries throughout Asia that were so transformed by the power of God’s love that they were prepared to even lay down their very lives for the sake of the Gospel. They would live amongst the poorest of the poor in order to spread the light of hope and assurance in Jesus Christ, in quite often very dark circumstances.
It was sad to read about a mother that, after her husband died through cancer, was shunned by her family, friends, and community as she was held responsible. This is a tradition in which Gospel for Asia decided to rise to the challenge of James 1:27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” Gospel for Asia has opened up Bridge of Hope centres that are changing the lives of those downtrodden families all across Asia.
Although I am unable to do what they are doing as I am not Asian and cannot speak the language, I would like to help in some way. Now I am taking a leap of faith by parachuting in order to raise enough money to support another Bridge of Hope Centre. – Peter May
You can donate toward this tremendous fundraiser by visiting Peter’s giving page:
If you’re not a resident of the UK, call 972-300-7777 and ask them about ‘Jumping for Hope.”
Or, you can support widows and abandoned children here.
What is Bridge of Hope?
Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope is a child outreach programme. The Lord provided the vision for this part of the GFA’s ministry over 9 years ago, and today it has grown to be one of their biggest ministries on the field. Hundreds of thousands of children in south Asia are living impoverished and destitute lives. Things like soap and a toothbrush are unknown to them. Going to school? A distant dream. But all of that is changing. In Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope centres, children are given a meal every day, routine medical check-ups, school supplies and tutoring, as well as the greatest thing of all: they get to learn of Christ’s love for them.