Global Assistance Partner have been working since 1995 with a single purpose and goal. Our purpose is to glorify God the Father by fulfilling His Global Coverage Vision. God’s Global Coverage Vision is to cover the earth with the knowledge of the Glory of God as the water covers the sea (Habakkuk 2:14). We want to see that everyone, everywhere will hear the good news of Jesus Christ and gain the opportunity to receive eternal life and an abundantly life on earth. Jesus is the knowledge of the Glory of God. (II Corinthians 4:6)
Our priority is reaching the all unengaged, unreached people groups of the world (U.U.P.Gs) and the most unreached areas of the world (M.U.As) with the gospel of Jesus Christ. People groups are an ethno-linguistic or a social group that have a common self-identity shared by the members of the group. This means, those who are a member of the group share in a language, ethnicity, a caste/social status, and/or even a vocation. A U.U.P.G is a people group with less than 2% of its population as followers of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, there are no plans or strategies currently in place to grow the number of Christians amongst the people group. That means the U.U.P.G do not have a pastor, a missionary, a church, or anybody working toward bringing more people to Jesus Christ. They have no hope of receiving the gospel. A M.U.A is an area, a region, or a district with less than 2% of its population as followers of Jesus Christ. Both the U.U.P.Gs and the M.U.As need Jesus the most, but do not have anyone who is working among them. That’s why we set the priority of our work toward reaching the U.U.P.Gs and the M.U.As.
There are over 3,000 U.U.P.Gs in the world. 440 U.U.P.Gs with a population of more than 25,000 spread out throughout the world. That’s approximately over 200 million people who are spiritually lost and helpless. Like sheep without a shepherd, they are lost and deceived without any hope to finding the Truth unless someone will go.
Global Assistance Partner facilitates a strategic and intentional partnership of local churches, missionaries, resource organizations, and national churches in order to make breakthroughs in engaging the U.U.P.Gs. Local churches, missionaries, missionary organizations, and national churches all work hand in hand in order to
Jesus said, “The harvest is plenty, but the workers are few.” The world is a harvest field, there are plenty to be harvested, but no enough workers. We need to find, train, and raise up workers amongst the U.U.P.Gs and in the M.U.As. We do this by becoming a partner with both the national and the international churches in order to envision, equip, and empower to engage. We share with the national churches and envision them with the vision to reach the U.U.P.Gs and the M.U.As in their own country. We equip them by training workers from the national churches as well as workers from the U.U.P.Gs and the M.U.As. We also develop materials that native churches can use in their own country. Lastly, we empower to engage by guiding national churches to become missionary churches; sending and supporting their own missionaries to engage U.U.P.Gs and M.U.As in their country and beyond.
With our International Church partners, we envision them with a global and missional vision to reach the M.U.As and the U.U.P.Gs. We encourage them to partner with us by sending missionaries, short term teams, and financial support. We also encourage them to cover nations and regions themselves while empowering and equipping them training, resources, support, and supervision.
In 1995, as a part of the AD2000 and Beyond Movement, a world evangelization conference called the Global Consultation on World Evangelization 95 was held in South Korea. Pastors and Christian leaders from all over the world came, and main goal of the conference was to envision the western churches to adopt unreached people groups. However, during the course of the conference, the national churches where the unreached people groups were voiced their own desire to reach the unreached people groups in their respective countries. However, after experienced Korean Church and challenged by the level of Spirituality and commitment of the Korean believers, they requested the help from the Korean church. In response to their request, young Korean pastors formed an alliance of Korean churches in Canada, United States, and South Korea. This alliance of churches became the Global Assistance Partner.
The Central Asia Republics of the former Soviet Union requested that the Korean churches come and help them plant churches in cities of the unreached people groups. Global Assistance Partner responded to the request and visited the Central Asia Republics, and traveled from country to country and met with the national church leaders and missionaries from each of the countries. After discussing the strategies to reach the unreached in these countries, they began mobilizing Korean churches in Canada, United States, and Korea. They sent short term teams and long term missionaries to these countries in collaboration with the national churches and missionaries in those countries. As a result of the efforts, churches were planted and workers were produced in all the cities with a population of over 50,000.
Chinese and Indian Church leaders also requested that the Korean Church help them engage the unreached in their countries and expand the work they were doing. Similar requests came from church leaders in North African countries, Frankfort Africa, the Middle East, and South, East, and South East Asian countries.
After year 2000, in collaboration with the Finishing the Task Movement, Global Assistance Partner began engaging the Unengaged, Unreached People Groups around the world. As a result, churches were started amongst the U.U.P.Gs all over the world. In India, in partnership with Global Assistance Partner, an assembly of Indian Churches was formed. Together with G.A.P, the Indian churches were able to engage more than 500 U.U.P.Gs in 5 years times. Today, this assembly of Indian churches are continuing to find new U.U.P.Gs to engage. They are also getting ready to send Indian pastors as missionaries to their neighboring countries. These pastors will go to Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Thailand, and China as missionaries. Their vision is to send missionaries to all the countries of the world and engaged U.U.P.Gs and M.U.As all over the world.