Gospel for Asia, $100 Million fraud – Nova Scotia class action

Donors claim Christian organization ‘conspired to misrepresent the nature of the donations collected

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A new report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

People who attend Christian Fellowship Church in New Glasgow, N.S., donated $150,000 to Gospel for Asia over a 20-year period. The congregation stopped supporting the charity after Pastor Bruce Morrison discovered financial discrepancies in 2015. (Angela MacIvor/CBC)

I would encourage readers to visit the full report and use your discernment in light of the full report …

Nova Scotia class action against charity Gospel for Asia alleges $100M fraud

Here are a few excerpts:

GFA has been operating in Canada since 1980. It continues to have strong support and raises about $9 million through donations each year — on average, $25,000 a day. The proceeds are intended to go to the poor in India and surrounding countries. read full report

Pastor Bruce Morrison also found that between 2007 and 2014, Gospel for Asia reported to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that it had sent nearly $94 million to India. Meanwhile, financial records submitted to the Indian government showed the charity received no funds from Canada during that time period. read full report

Morrison said the U.S. lawsuit provided him with new information about how Canadian money was being spent. In court, lawyers representing Gospel for Asia confirmed that $20 million was taken from Canadian donations to help pay for construction of the charity’s $45-million headquarters in Wills Point, Texas read full report

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Listen to Angela MacIvor’s Documentary about Gospel for Asia , KP Yohannan

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Organization forced to refund donors $37 million in U.S. now soliciting in N.L.

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