South Asia is home to 1/4th of the world’s population with over 4,000 different ethnic groups, 650 individual languages, and more than 6 practiced religions. In this diverse and beautiful collection of nations, Christians are still actively persecuted. This hasn’t stopped local leaders from rising up to plant churches, care for their neighbors, and spread the Good News in their villages and towns.
live below the poverty line
churches our partner is hoping to plant by 2025
In spite of the overwhelming levels of poverty and both short & long term hurdles, there are glimmers of hope to be found and that's where our strategic partnership with dozens of local churches come into play, particularly under the leadership of our key partner, Abhijit.
Abhijit is our key partner in South Asia. Abhijit and his wife have two children, Ishi and Jesse. His love for missions within South Asia began in 1997 when he responded to God's calls into ministry as a cross-cultural worker in South Asia. Abhijit studied at numerous seminary schools and moved back with a challenge on his heart to reach the large Hindu population of South Asia.God has equipped Abhijit with specialized skills to minister and develop a holistic work in his area! In his free time, Abhijit enjoys traveling and camping with his family!
STEP Ministries has roots grounded in South Asia, raising up local leadership since 2017 to plant churches, provide educational opportunities, train and equip women, and resource indigenous pastors and churches.
Mosaic International connected with this ministry in 2020 to help provide COVID food relief as well as assist with the construction of a church building in South Asia, but we didn’t want to stop there. The Christian church in South Asia is growing, despite persecution and lack of resources, and churches are in need of financial support in order to grow toward self-sustainability.
With a tiered initiative that helps each church achieve self-sustainability gradually, STEP International introduced Mosaic to a young church plant in need of partnership. In 2022 we committed to sponsoring this indiginous-led church in South Asia.