South Asia is the second most-populous region in the world and a nation of rapid economic growth. It is also home to approximately 420 million people who live in poverty as well as 50,000 orphaned children. Widespread hunger, malnutrition, and disease are common throughout the nation.
In spite of the poverty in South Asia, the hope of Christ is being made known. The 25 Project partners with Mercy Homes, giving a place for orphaned and vulnerable children to hear the hope of the Gospel. Two residential homes house the boys and girls separately, along with the house parents. Through sponsorships, children are given a place to belong, necessary nutrition, medical care, educational tools, and discipleship to provide a better future for themselves, their families, and ultimately their communities.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
South Asia is one of the least reached countries on the earth, with 95% of people having never even heard the name of Jesus Christ! In South Asia, Christianity is viewed as a threat to the traditional Hindu culture, therefore many South Asians who profess Christ are severely persecuted. To make matters worse, many South Asian states have passed anti-conversion laws that make missionary efforts even more difficult and dangerous. The two largest religions in South Asia are Hinduism and Islam.
Pray for the persecuted church in South Asia, that they would be strengthened and built up to be a bright witness of the Gospel in a dark land.
Pray for justice and hope in a nation plagued by oppression, poverty, and disease.
Pray for the many children who have been orphaned or abandoned in South Asia, that they would find hope and new life in Christ.
Pray that the Gospel would prosper in spite of the government’s efforts to prevent it.