by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today
After three years in court, Gospel for Asia (GFA) announced recently that it would pay $37 million and a board seat to settle a class-action lawsuit.
One of America’s largest ministries — in 2013 alone, it brought in about $93.8 million—GFA faced two lawsuits accusing it of sending only 13 percent of its donations to the field instead of the oft-promised 100 percent.
The first of those lawsuits was dismissed so it could go to arbitration. Then its plaintiffs were included in the second lawsuit — along with about 200,000 others who donated between January 2009 to September 2018 — when the suit switched to a class action in the fall.
In the settlement, the plaintiffs and GFA agree that “all donations designated for use in the field were ultimately sent to the field.”
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