Local believers must be trained to become evangelists and church planters for South Asia’s remaining unreached people groups to be reached with the gospel. Your gift through this initiative will provide ongoing church-planting and leadership-development training as well as theological education classes in sixteen states around South Asia. Literacy and community-sustainability projects will also be developed to gain access and credibility in unreached communities. Expansion into at least three new states and one new country in the region is an end goal of the training, accomplished by sending qualified South Asian candidates as missionaries to surrounding areas and the ends of the earth.
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!