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Reaching the Indian Diaspora

Reaching the Indian Diaspora
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About Reaching the Indian Diaspora

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. A gift of food will be a help to first-generation Christian families who lost their livelihood during Covid. It will also enable the church to give practical help to the unreached people group of Sindhi families as part of evangelism and outreach in the holidays. A cell phone gift will meet the need of Sikh & Punjab families who are now followers of Jesus. It will also allow the church to care for the concerns of Indian families who are experiencing Christian love for the first time. Some poor families use one phone for their 3 to 4 children for their schooling, and some are not able to let their children study, because they can't even afford to buy a cell phone. All schools are now virtual. We are praying to provide at least 10 smartphones. A gift of vitamins is specific to the needs and concerns of Sikh, Punjabi, and Sindhi families facing Covid in the Philippines. This practical and timely gift will open doors during outreach and evangelism and will care for new believers in the church plants.

Meet the Leaders: Mark and Shoni

Reaching Indian Diaspora project image 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.

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    Icon for Give a gift to help maintain building rental Give a gift to help maintain building rental - $200 Give Now »
    Icon for Help pay for an SUV to be used for outreach Help pay for an SUV to be used for outreach - $500 Give Now »
    Icon for Family food package for Christmas holidays Family food package for Christmas holidays - $25 Give Now »
    Icon for Family health package (vitamins and hygiene supplies) Family health package (vitamins and hygiene supplies) - $20 Give Now »
    Icon for One cell phone for a family to continue online schooling. One cell phone for a family to continue online schooling. - $200 Give Now »
    • Pray for new believers in Jesus to grow in their faith and have courage to share with their families.
    • Pray for Christian business people to work with integrity and have a godly testimony in the community.
    • Pray for the teaching and training of new leaders in church plants.
    • Pray for new followers of Jesus to learn how to apply the Bible to marriage and family life.
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