Gospel for Asia Faces Class Action over Christmas Catalogs
Two couples have separately accused GFA of sending only 13 percent of its donations to the field, not the oft-promised 100 percent. One of the cases has stalled in court. In the other, Brooks took the unusual step of appointing a â€śspecial masterâ€ť to â€śfinally get to the bottomâ€ť of the financial trail in June. In September, he green-lighted the switch to a class-action lawsuit.
The class is enormous: It covers about 180,000 donors looking to recover $376 million in donations given since 2009.
GFA contends that the donated money did get to the field, but that proving it was spent correctly would be almost impossible given that â€śmillions of hard copyâ€ť receipts are spread across its partners in India. And anyway, the ministry stated, the â€ś100-percent guaranteeâ€ť that the money would be spent â€śon the fieldâ€ť didnâ€™t mean it would be spent precisely on blankets and â€śJesus wells.â€ť...
They should change their name to A Whole Lot of Money for Ourselves, A Little Bit for Asia, and No Gospel to Be Found Anywhere. Save your money and give it directly to a missionary sent out by a local church. This is not only prudent, but scriptural.