July 2006

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I have been greatly blessed to serve at Gospel for Asia as an intern this last year. I have learned many things and grown greatly in my relationship with the Lord Jesus. And much to my delight, the Lord has called me to join full time GFA staff after this year! I would like to share with you this exciting opportunity the Lord has opened up for me.

A little about GFA

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Rob Gaebler

Recent studies show that the average cost of sending western missionaries to the field is more than $75,000 per year. However, for as little as $1080–$1800 per year, GFA’s trained native missionaries are being sent to work full-time in areas never before touched by the Gospel, in countries completely closed to western missionaries. Currently, GFA supports over 16,000 native missionaries who are sharing the Gospel and planting churches all over the Asian subcontinent, and last year over 2,000 new churches were established in Asia as a result of their ministry. That’s 2,000 villages with people who used to be in bondage to idols and false religions, but are now worshipping the one true God!

Why we are needed

GFA’s goal is to reach all of Asia with the Gospel in this generation. To accomplish this, GFA must first alleviate the tremendous administrative burden that currently exists in their home office in Dallas, the lifeline for the missionaries on the field. The home team staff are working in a very strategic position, and the Lord is greatly multiplying the work they are doing. For example, over 100 missionaries were recently sponsored at a church where one of GFA’s speakers spoke. In just a couple years, each of these missionaries will have planted a church of an average 50 baptized believers. I helped send literature and communicate with this church ahead of time to help make the meeting possible, so I played a part in leading 5,000 people to Christ!

I have been invited to join GFA in continuing the work God is doing. I am very enthusiastic about this opportunity to serve the Lord! However, as this is not a salaried position, I must first raise approximately $1600.00 in monthly support. So I am contacting you about standing together with me in this ministry, both financially and in prayer support.

Would you prayerfully seek the Lord about becoming part of my support team? Please read the Vital Link brochure, which will provide more information about how to receive my prayer letters and/or join my support team. If you have any questions, please email me at robgaebler@yahoo.com or call me at (972) 798-1339 [no longer]. I would love to talk with you!

Thank you so much for your consideration. May the Lord bless you richly.

Yours in Christ,

Rob Gaebler

“I thank my God every time I remember you…because of your partnership in the Gospel.” (Phil. 1:3,5)