Business Initiators

Bolster South Asian pastors' ability to provide for their families through training in micro-business.

Help national pastors and church planters maintain their ability to answer God’s call on their lives, not by accepting salaries from foreigners, but by becoming self-sustainable. Through training and assistance, this project will help local pastors to care for their families and advance God’s kingdom. Your gift to this project will help provide three rounds of twenty micro-business grants. The grants will be used under the tutelage of a master trainer leading a viable, multiplying CPM strategy. Under the trainer are several pastors/church planters. These men are not usually paid and are, therefore, rather poor. Each series of grants will fund twenty of these men to either start or expand a business, allowing them to provide for their families as they plant and pastor churches. The grants will also deter them from jumping to organizations that offer small salaries but often have shaky theology or methodologies. Partner with this project today to help South Asian pastors work in full-time ministry while providing for their families’ needs.

Help national pastors and church planters maintain their ability to answer God’s call on their lives, not by accepting salaries from foreigners, but by becoming self-sustainable. Through training and assistance, this project will help local pastors to care for their families and advance God’s kingdom. Your gift to this project will help provide three rounds of twenty micro-business grants. The grants will be used under the tutelage of a master trainer leading a viable, multiplying CPM strategy. Under the trainer are several pastors/church planters. These men are not usually paid and are, therefore, rather poor. Each series of grants will fund twenty of these men to either start or expand a business, allowing them to provide for their families as they plant and pastor churches. The grants will also deter them from jumping to organizations that offer small salaries but often have shaky theology or methodologies. Partner with this project today to help South Asian pastors work in full-time ministry while providing for their families’ needs.

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South Asian Peoples

South Asian peoples live within a kaleidoscope of colors, a cacophony of sounds, and a buffet of flavors that ignite the senses and warm the soul. This enigmatic region is the birthplace of four world religions but is also home to the world's highest concentration of lostness.

The 1.6 billion people of South Asia are concentrated in an area less than half the size of the USA. Muslims and Hindus comprise the overwhelming religious majority. Every week 225,000 South Asians die, most without Christ. Yet there are glimmers of gospel hope. Through the work of local Christians and foreign workers God is bringing South Asians to faith in Jesus, the church is growing, and stories of Christ’s redeeming power are emerging from the field.

More than a billion South Asian eyes are searching for hope. Pray for long-term workers and their local partners who share the love of Christ daily. Ask God to use their efforts to create a movement of his Spirit across the city and throughout countries and islands of South Asia!

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