Christians launch an aggressive evangelistic strategy in North India.

By August 20, 2004

India (MNN)–More than one billion Indian people are lost in spiritual darkness and idol worship, and World Help is entering that darkness with the light of Jesus Christ.

With the conviction that church planting movements are the key to evangelizing the least-reached peoples of the world, World Help’s vision is to help plant indigenous, reproducing churches where no churches exist.

World Help is targeting the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with an intensive strategy to plant 100-thousand organized churches by 2011. Using their proven three-part strategy of training national church-planters, supplying support for church-planting teams, and providing an “organized church” with a building, World Help desires to see 10 million new believers in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh within the next seven years.

They hope to send out 500 teams to the 100,000 villages in Uttar Pradesh, with the goal of building house churches that will plant at least one organized church in each village.

North India is the least-reached area of the world, having less than one believer in a thousand people. The religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam are spiritual strongholds throughout India, and World Help hopes to tear down those strongholds through prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and on-going training of church-planters.

Fundraising for the project is underway. Involvement is needed in strategic ministry partnership to help support the church-planting teams. For example, 100-dollars will provide a bicycle for a church planter which makes it possible for travel between remote villages.

With 175 million people living in the state of Uttar Pradesh, it is India’s most populated state. Pray that teams fearlessly go to the least-reached people of the world in order to bring many to Jesus Christ.

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