The Spiritual Need in South Asia
South Asia includes about 45 percent of Asia's population, or more than 25 percent of the world's population. Ninety-five percent of the world’s least evangelized people live in this area of the world and most of the world’s governments that oppose Christianity are also located there. This region includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Sri Lanka, and is home to a variety of people groups, 300 of which are unreached. More than 1.5 billion people live in this region, but only a small percent of the population claim to know Jesus. The rest practice Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism.
Religious practices are common, providing the people here with temporary relief from their fears and desperation. However, they will never find complete freedom by giving sacrifices, burning incense, wearing amulets, saying special prayers, or performing good works. Most South Asians have no knowledge of the true path to salvation.
ABWE in South Asia
Through education and medical care, ABWE is making great strides in connecting with families and sharing spiritual truth in South Asia.
Memorial Christian Hospital (MCH) and William Carey Academy (WCA) are two huge platforms that are allowing ABWE missionaries to share the Gospel.
MCH is not just a hospital. It is a campus complete with a number of ministries, including a Christian elementary school, a Bible college, a health science college, a tribal outreach project, a handicraft business, a literacy program, and several translation initiatives. All of these programs are connected in some way to the hospital, and all of these projects have been useful for sharing truth and discipling believers. Within driving distance of the campus are two health clinics and four new church plants.
WCA is widely considered the top school in the area, and the competition for entry into the school is great. ABWE is committed to finding teachers and staff who will continue to support and lead mission work that will make a great impact here for years to come.
Opportunities also abound in the Indo/Malaysia region of South Asia ranging from education to other creative-access platforms. God is working in an awesome way in the majority population of this region raising up thousands upon thousands of new believers and hundreds to thousands of new communities of faith.
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