The key to seeing the gospel permeate South Asia is training nationals to pray, share the gospel, disciple new believers, and start churches. Numerous religions and cults have inundated this country; thus it is imperative that as South Asians become believers in Christ, they have Bible-saturated, theologically sound training. ASAP Training has proved to be the best approach to maintain biblical accuracy, equipping each new believer to 1) learn their faith, 2) apply it immediately, and 3) share it/plant churches. One ASAP Training conference will train fifty believers to share Christ. Your gift will fund more ASAP Trainings, equipping hundreds more national believers in how to share their faith with their lost families, friends, and communities.
The picture of lostness is so immense in this region that national believers realize that they must take on the responsibility of spreading the gospel. Compared to the rest of the world, South Asia has the largest number of UUPGs and the highest populations within those groups. The sheer number of languages and ethnic groups can seem staggering, and the task can seem overwhelming. ASAP training will teach believers to engage lost family members and friends with the gospel, follow-up after an evangelistic encounter, teach new believers the tenets of Christianity, disciple new believers in personal Bible study methods, and train others to start new churches. Give today to catalyze the spread of the gospel across this vast nation that is ripe for the harvest.
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!