Additional FCRA-NGOs receiving funds from Gospel For Asia Inc

Indiafacts had broken a story on Gospel For Asia Inc (GFAI), Texas in September 2014. The story revealed two vital pieces of information which were until then unknown in public:

  • GFAI had established 11 Limited Liability Companies (LLC) in Texas

  • Four FCRA-NGOs, all located in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala
    were exclusively funded either by GFAI or by these LLCs. These were:
    Gospel For Asia (GFA), Believers Church India (BCI), Last Hour
    Ministry (LHM) and Love India Ministries (LIM)

This story was followed up extensively and comprehensively by blogger, Prof. Warren Throckmorton here, which culminated in a lawsuit filed by US-based former donors to GFAI which has been covered well in US media.

 

That a few more FCRA-NGOs have declared remittances from GFAI and its LLCs since 2013-14 has now come to light. The following Table lists them, based on data found at the FCRA website.

 

[N/A means FC6 return not available. All amounts are in Indian Rupees (Rs.)]

FCRA-NGO

Reg.
No.

Religious
denomination

Address

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Oct.-Dec.
2015

Shekina
Prophetic Mission Trust (SPMT)

TN/75850295

Christian

Sirumugai
Road, Coimbatore Taluk, Tamil Nadu-641653

0.0

0.0

61,976

(From
GFAI, Texas)

90,649

(From

Cody
Carnine, Carrollton, Texas)

9,99,03,615
(From Unfailing Love LLC and Road to Peace LLC)

Rehaboth
Indian Gypsy New Life Trust (RIGNLT)

TN/75850280

None

Perumalpudur,
Udumalpur, Tamil Nadu-642204

N/A

0.0

0.0

90,005
(From Michelle Jimenez, Carrollton, Texas)

9,97,23,623
(From Voice of Love LLC and Peace Givers LLC)

New
Hope Foundation (NHF)

TN/75901313

None

Keezh
Padappai, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu-601301

N/A

0.0

0.0

3,58,844
(From Fred H, Norris Drive, Texas)

9,98,84,430
(From In His Steps LLC and Grace in Action LLC)

Holy
Spirit Ministries (HSM)

KA/94421256

Christian

Krishnarajapuram,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560036

N/A

0.0

0.0

0.0

9,98,45,936
(From Unconditional Love LLC)

Growth
In Fraternity Trust (GIFT)

KA/94421319

Christian

Chikkabanswadi,
Bengaluru, Karnataka-560033

N/A

0.0

N/A

91,093
(From Javier Mendoza, Carrollton, Texas)

13,27,97,207
(From Shepherds Care LLC and Cup of Blessing LLC)

 

Thus, in the third quarter of Financial Year (FY) 2015-16 alone, these new FCRA-NGOs  together have received a whopping sum of Rs. 53,21,54,811 (Rupees Fifty Three Crore Twenty One Lakh Fifty Four Thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven only) from LLCs associated with GFAI. They did not receive any money from anyone else either in 2015-16 or in the previous years. The above data can be accessed by anyone from the FCRA Website of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The complete data for FY 2015-16 can be obtained only after these FCRA-NGOs file their FC4 return (due by December 31, 2016). However, the data for the last quarter, i.e., Jan-Mar. 2016 should be available online, hopefully in June 2016.

 

It will also be interesting to know whether these FCRA-NGOs received similar substantial amounts in the previous two quarters of FY 2015-16. It is to be noted that MHA recently tightened the reporting norms for both FCRA-NGOs as well as for Banks. MHA had also established the procedure for the submission of Quarterly Returns, whose publication online enabled us to figure out the above details on these mysterious five FCRA-NGOs which happened to have received large sums of money from GFAI.

 

At this point in time, the existence of these five FCRA-NGOs has come to light. Whether any more FCRA-NGOs have received funds from GFAI is unknown, as yet.

 

It is our fervent hope that the people of India will awaken to the living reality of evangelistic forces inimical to our Nationhood and Culture, fostered by liberal funds from abroad transmitted via FCRA.

 

P.S.: Screenshots of returns are not provided as these data are made freely available online by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and are accessible to anyone at fcraonline.nic.in.

 

How To Access FCRA data?

  1. Go to: https://fcraonline.nic.in
  2. Click on “Information Bank” (Top left)
  3. Click on:
    1. List of associations that have filed annual returns. to get the annual returns; Then Choose Year & State (TN=Tamil Nadu; KA=Karnataka)
    2. List of associations that have filed quarterly returns. to get the Quarterly return filed by FCRA-NGOs. Choose Oct.-Dec.2015.

Disclaimer: This post does not make any value judgement on any of the Organizations mentioned here. Nor is it responsible for content present elsewhere, but hyperlinked from here. This Post does not explicitly or implicitly comment on the legality of these remittances. That aspect is outside the scope of this Post. This Post just collates data available on the FCRA website and presents it in a relevant fashion.

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Additional FCRA-NGOs receiving funds from Gospel For Asia Inc

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