Reaching the Indian Diaspora

Reaching the Indian Diaspora with Mark and Shoni


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About the Ministry

Leaders of this project have a vision to reach the unreached with the gospel of Jesus, make disciples, and plant churches in every barangay of the Philippines where Indian people live. They focus on the Indian diaspora, specifically Sikh and Punjabi people who have migrated to the Philippines for business and opportunities.  This couple also ministers to an unreached people group from India that has moved to the Metro Manila region and throughout the Philippine islands.

Meet the Leaders: Mark and Shoni

Mark and Shoni

Mark’s father was saved from a Hindu background where he was supposed to become a priest. His decision to follow Christ and to become a pastor led the family into a life of poverty and persecution in northern India. Mark determined to be a businessman, but God intervened and led him and each of his brothers into ministry. God provided strength and provision to earn a college and seminary degree.

Mark met his wife Shoni, from a different nation and people, during seminary in South Korea.

Shoni also grew up in a Christian pastor’s home in a South Asian nation. Although the danger to share faith in Christ was high, Shoni and her family led an exemplary life, allowing them to share their testimony in the community and work. She completed a Bible degree in the Philippines and another degree in South Korea, where, as an answer to her prayers for a husband pastor, she met Mark.

Mark and Shoni were attracted to each other by their shared vision to serve Christ among their people. God placed them in Metro Manila, Philippines, among throngs of needy people from their home countries.

Funding Priorities

Give a gift to help support Mark and Shoni - $200
Practical supplies for family outreach visits - $20
Food package (rice, noodles, vegetables) - $25

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for God to provide a North American church partner relationship to encourage and help Mark & Shoni.
  • Pray for new believers in Jesus to have courage to share with their Sikh families.
  • Pray for Mark & Shoni as they mentor, teach, and train new leaders in church plants.
  • Pray for new followers of Jesus to learn how to apply the Bible to their marriages and family life.
  • Pray for Christian business people to work with integrity and have a godly testimony in the community.

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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)