South Asian Peoples
“Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” Psalms 82:3
A BRIEF SYNOPSIS
South Asia is the most populous affinity bloc with nearly two billion people. While a majority of these peoples follow Hinduism, there are also a significant number of Muslim, Buddhist, and Sikh peoples as well. Christianity has a history in the region stretching back to apostolic times, but remains a small percentage of the population.
Despite strong social and governmental persecution there is a growing desire among followers of Jesus to know God and be obedient to His Word. Through faithful discipleship, communities are being changed by the unstoppable power of the Holy Spirit – addictions are shed, marriages become healthy, outcasts are embraced, needs are met, and so much more.
By working to bring the multiplying model of Christ to those who have never heard, Beyond workers and their partners are making an eternal Kingdom difference in a place desperate for Good News.
HOW CAN WE PRAY
Pray for the followers of Jesus in South Asia to proclaim the goodness of God with boldness, with simple and clear speech, and that the Lord would prove the message with signs, miracles and wonders.
Pray for the Unreached peoples of South Asia to be willing to lay down their heavy loads of seeking righteousness through good works and accept the free gifts of forgiveness and salvation through Jesus.
Pray for the new disciples in South Asia to live out the truth that Jesus is Lord of all and has all authority in Heaven and earth – especially as they encounter persecution for the first time.
OWNING THE GREAT COMMISSION
The Banjara people of North India live bleak lives. They are impoverished. Illiterate. Unwelcomed within city limits. They live under “tents” of plastic sheeting, often next to open sewages. They eat the scraps that butchers can’t sell, and they are considered too low for any caste group to accept. Their lives are devoid of hope.
Then a disciple told one Banjara group about Jesus.
They now have hope and have been changed by the Holy Spirit in every way. They eat decent food. Many have built one-room homes of brick. They started a “school,” and their children are learning to read. Many have started micro-businesses. AND they are obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples of the lost.
WATCH AND PRAY ALONG WITH US FOR THE SOUTH ASIAN PEOPLES