People in South Asia are seeing living examples of the love of Christ in their few Christian neighbors and friends.
The nations of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh comprise the region of South Asia and are three of the top five nations with the highest number of people who don’t know the message of Jesus. South Asia is home to more than 1.5 billion people, and the sheer number of those without easy access to the gospel is still overwhelming.
Sharing Love in South Asia
The people of South Asia are hospitable and friendly, and the local church benefits from deep historical roots. Ministry throughout the region takes a holistic approach, with Christian believers sharing the truth of the Bible alongside practical service assisting refugees, contributing to education and community development, rescuing women and children from trafficking, training local Jesus followers to reach their own communities and more.
Jesus Followers in South Asia
Hinduism and Islam are the two most popular religions in South Asia. In Pakistan alone, there are more than 176,000 Muslims, and it’s projected that, by 2030, India will have more Muslims than any other country in the world. Communities of Jesus followers face prejudice and oppression from family and the culture at large, causing many to fear reaching out to their Muslim and Hindu neighbours. There’s also been an increase in terrorist attacks against Christians, as well as anti-blasphemy laws targeting Christ followers.
Ways to pray for South Asia
Gather a group of fellow believers in Christ or pray on your own for those who don't yet know God's love.
Pray that local Jesus followers would be bold and take risks of faith, not giving into fear of sharing the gospel with their Muslim and Hindu neighbours.
what we can do
Pray that I, also, would be bold to consider how God might use me to share His love with people in South Asia
Pray that state persecution would cease and allow for an increase in local church and Christian organisation community involvement.
Pray that digital media ministries would grow, sowing gospel seeds among the 600 million Urdu, Hindustani and Bengali speakers.