In the communities where we work in this region, the oppressed have been told the same story their entire lives: whatever your lot in life, there’s no way out. An oppressive caste system robs people of hope and perpetuates poverty that creates malnourished children, drug addicted teens, and parents crushed under the weight of trying to provide. Without education children often become part of the family workforce at a young age- performing backbreaking agricultural work. They are also at risk of bonded labor (a form of slavery) or sexual exploitation.
Few have had the opportunity to truly know about Jesus. But, our leaders and partners have a passion for the oppressed and a vision for holistic transformation. One leader is courageously planting a church and already has over 30 people who've met Jesus for the first time. Though born and raised in another religion, Jesus changed his life and is now using him to impact this community. Your help supporting our work can make all the difference. Imagine what Jesus can do among the oppressed if they can meet and experience Him!
In this region we are planting churches that can move people beyond the oppressive systems they have always known and discover freedom in Jesus. We are working with local leaders and believers to develop local businesses, create employment opportunities, and work towards opening a community center where we can collaborate to feed malnourished children, launch addiction recovery programs, and make supplemental education opportunities accessible.
We are bringing people together to create a new kind of movement that makes disciples who are transformative agents in their community and multiply so transformation can expand beyond this community’s borders to reach many who have yet to hear the name of Jesus.
We work with local ministry leaders and other community leaders to facilitate transformation. Through partnering with a local church-based NGO that operates numerous schools in the region, we opened a school in 2013 that educates approximately 400 students, twenty percent of whom receive scholarships and could not receive education otherwise. Having access to quality education is changing children’s future and create ripple effects to transform the community.
Through integrating disciple making, entrepreneurship, education people have the opportunity to experience the ways of Jesus that transform broken cycles and give them a better future.