Gospel Advance in Least-Reached Places

Provide God's Word to Bible-less people groups in a way they can understand and reproduce for the first time that people's history!
Whether walking the crowded streets, driving in the urban centers, or trekking in remote villages of South Asia, stone alters with images of false deities are everywhere. Hindus seek in vain for release from day-to-day suffering and favor for an eternity that they view as an endless cycle of reincarnation. Followers of Islam strive in vain to appease a god of wrath while Buddhists attempt to attain Nirvana through their good works. None of these spiritual seekers knows about the love, redemption, and eternity promised through Jesus Christ.

This project intends to change that sad reality through a unique oral-storying format to inject God’s Word among some of the most gospel-deprived peoples on earth across South Asia. National believers and IMB missionaries are identifying and translating Bible story sets that represent the entire redemptive panorama of Scripture from Genesis to the early church. Your gift will assist with story-set translation and underwrite the recording of the story sets into an oral format. As the story sets become available, person-to-person storytelling will exponentially multiply gospel distribution as non-believers hearing the stories for the first time share them with their families and villages. With your help, the oral Bible can be completed in its entirety in only twenty-four to twenty-seven months. Give today to partner with this project so the gospel can go out soon to some of the most gospel-deprived peoples on earth living in South Asia.

Whether walking the crowded streets, driving in the urban centers, or trekking in remote villages of South Asia, stone alters with images of false deities are everywhere. Hindus seek in vain for release from day-to-day suffering and favor for an eternity that they view as an endless cycle of reincarnation. Followers of Islam strive in vain to appease a god of wrath while Buddhists attempt to attain Nirvana through their good works. None of these spiritual seekers knows about the love, redemption, and eternity promised through Jesus Christ.

This project intends to change that sad reality through a unique oral-storying format to inject God’s Word among some of the most gospel-deprived peoples on earth across South Asia. National believers and IMB missionaries are identifying and translating Bible story sets that represent the entire redemptive panorama of Scripture from Genesis to the early church. Your gift will assist with story-set translation and underwrite the recording of the story sets into an oral format. As the story sets become available, person-to-person storytelling will exponentially multiply gospel distribution as non-believers hearing the stories for the first time share them with their families and villages. With your help, the oral Bible can be completed in its entirety in only twenty-four to twenty-seven months. Give today to partner with this project so the gospel can go out soon to some of the most gospel-deprived peoples on earth living in South Asia.

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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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