India (MNN) — Although many Christian ministries in India have been forced to leave or limit their work in recent years, Mission India is still there sharing the love of Christ.
This year, Mission India celebrates an exciting milestone — the ministry’s 45th anniversary!
It’s a milestone not all Christian organizations reach in India. But one thing that makes Mission India different is their emphasis on supporting indigenous Christians.
Erik* with Mission India explains, “Our model is one where it’s indigenous. Everything is lived out and done by Christians in India. We don’t send missionaries to do the work. We empower and enable those that God has called to do the work within their communities. That has been true since the start 45 years ago, and it’s still true today.”
Mission India’s model where local Christians conduct the ministry has also sustained the work through social challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters.
Indigenous believers partnered with Mission India share Christ’s love through Children’s Bible Clubs, Adult Literacy Classes, and Church Planter Training.
“God has continued to work through our partners in India, and so we’re excited for the next 45 years of what that looks like,” Erik says.
As Mission India celebrates 45 years in ministry, they are kicking off a 10-Day Children’s Bible Club matching challenge from March 1 through April 30.
Every dollar donated to 10-Day Children’s Bible Clubs at Mission India will be doubled — up to $400,000. It just costs $1 to send one child in India to a 10-Day Children’s Bible Club.
“So if you give $1, two kids get to go to a 10-Day Children’s Bible Club,” Erik says. “I’ve been here for seven years and I’m still blown away that $1 investment can change the lives of two kids in India forever.
“If we do meet the $400,000 matching goal, 800,000 children will be enabled to go to a 10-Day Children’s Bible Club this summer in India so it’s quite exciting!”
Click here to give to Mission India’s matching challenge!
Praise God for Mission India and 45 years of faithful ministry in partnership with Indian believers. Pray for many more people in India to embrace relationships with Jesus Christ over the next 45 years of Gospel outreach.
Header photo courtesy of Mission India.
*Last name omitted for security.