A land with over 1.3 BILLION souls living in an area one-third the size of the United States. It has over 2500 different people groups speaking 456 different languages.
85% of the country is Hindu worshiping thousands upon thousands of gods. It is estimated that there are approximately 30,000,000 Christians living here or 2.3% of the population, includes all "christian" faiths.
Within its traditional religion is a strict cast system keeping people in their place of birth socially and economically, extending and sustaining deep poverty.
The greatest need for the indigenous Evangelical Church to be an effective witness is the same as any where on earth. They need to KNOW the Word of God, so that they can obey God's Word, living out their faith in the midst of idolatry.
HIMIndia has partnered with Hope Builders Ministries to train indigenous pastors in the Word of God and plant new churches among people who have not heard of the Jesus of the Bible, the ONE Mediator between God and man, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, the Savior of the World.
Native Christians know the culture and the languages and are best able to bring a clear Gospel message into that culture when they know the Word of God. They can communicate in word and life what the ONE true God of Heaven is saying to mankind so that they can be saved from the wrath of God.
Working with 23 trained leaders HIMIndia is helping to disciple over 200 men at present in the states of AndhrePradesh and Odisha with a combined population of at least 135 million. The official language is Telugu in Andhra Pradesh and Oriya inOdisha. Networking with other ministries HIMIndia is able to provide a 3 year Bible cirriculum in both languages. (MiniBibleCollege)
Through your partnership HIMIndia also provides Bibles, bicycles and other resources for these pastors helping them to GO and evangelize their people, Baptizing them into the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and TEACH them all that the Lord has taught us in the WORD of GOD.