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Congratulations on 60 years of Christian service!

— Nancy W., VA

The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.

— Charles and Susana C., KY

God bless you all as we work together for getting the message of salvation out to the ends of the earth.

— Evelyn K., CO

I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.

— DonnElise K.

Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.

— Janet H., MT

Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.

— Sonja K., ME

Praying for each of you every day!

— Kenneth S., FL

God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.

— Sheila B., CA

I pray for a very blessed, peaceful Happy Thanksgiving to all my Christian Aid “family.” I thank you for all your prayerful concern for me and my family. God has been supplying all I have needed. He is truly faithful and I am so blessed. May God bless you all abundantly.

— Edith G., CA

Thank you so much for your website and facebook site. They minister to me in such a great way. They help keep keep us informed on Christians worldwide.

— Von Morgan, MN

Thank you for helping God’s people.

— Terri C., IL

May GOD's grace and love be felt by all who are touched by these funds. Please continue HIS good work in Africa!

— Kathleen C., PA

We pray without ceasing. Thank you for your caring hearts.

— Marcia A., TN

Whank you for all you are all doing in taking the Good News out to the people.

— Greg and Terri B., WV

May God continue to bless you for the work you are doing.

— Charles and Susana C., KY

Thank you for your ministry and publishing Prayerline.

— Gerald and Joan R.

How I praise the Lord for Christian Aid and the millions that are helped – furthering the gospel around the world.

— Jean P., CA

You have a real heart for indigenous missions. Thank you.

— Bonnie H., KS

God bless you as you continue on faithfully to the Lord. His coming is more near than ever!

— Rev. Laraine B., NJ

I pray for all your work. PTL for your aid to so many countries.

—Charles P., NC

Christian Aid you are doing God’s wonderful will. Thank you.

—William H. B., MD

You are helping us to do exactly what Jesus commanded. Thank you!

— Lois H., OK

Again, our THANKS for all you are doing around the world. Much appreciation and love.

— Greg and Terri B., WV

Top 5 People Clusters

Hindi: 297 groups

Bengali: 162 groups

Teluga: 135 groups

Marathi-Konkani: 110 groups

Rajasthan: 110 groups


Hindu: 74.7%

Muslim: 14.3%

Christian: 5.9%

Sikh: 1.86%

Ethnic: 1.4%

Buddhist: 0.8%


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Joshua Project

About India

India is an Asian subcontinent which dominates South Asia and the Indian Ocean both geographically and politically. There are 28 Union States and 7 Union territories. There are 2,599 distinct People Groups in India and 2,365 People Groups are considered unreached according to the Joshua Project. Constitutionally there are 22 official languages. The official language is Hindi (spoken by 40% of the population). English is a subsidiary official language. India is the world´s largest functioning democracy.

The caste system reflects ancient social and occupational hierarchies, but its origins are disputed and unclear. Today, the four major divisions are: Forward Castes, Other Backward Castes, Dalit/Bahujan/Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Around 4,700 castes and 25,000 subcastes function as clearly defined, hierarchically arranged, endogamous hereditary groups. This system impacts life much more profoundly in rural areas than in cities. Discrimination based on caste is constitutionally illegal but caste based discrimination persists throughout much of India.

Recent Prayerline Posts

Click here to see recent Prayerline posts for specific Indian states

DELHI. When God opens a door, leaders in wisdom walk through. An opportunity has arisen for an indigenous ministry in India to purchase land surrounding its orphanage and training center. ...

MANIPUR. Penetrating remote, unreached areas with the gospel, an indigenous ministry in India plants churches and disciples new believers. Pray for endurance as they stretch wide their tent posts. ...

GUJARAT. Two churches overflowing with new believers started with just a handful each. The fellowship in R’s village shot from a dozen prayerful worshipers to 67 people trying to squeeze into a small room. ...

RAJASTHAN. Digging a well in an unreached village opens doors for the gospel among people who never have heard the name of Jesus Christ. With about 100 churches already planted, missionaries with an indigenous ministry in India ...

DELHI. Missionaries know where to go. They just need a way to get there. Pray that courageous gospel workers with an indigenous ministry in India will fulfill the vision God has given them to reach the unreached people in many areas ...

INDIA. Pray for 20 ministries working with children by providing for their basic needs and teaching them the truths of the Bible. They help them receive an education by paying for admission fees, uniforms, books and shoes. ...

Indigenous Missions Projects in India

Updated September 19 - Originally posted May 29, 2012 - India

Water Needed for a Dozen Villages in India

In much of South Asia, months pass without rain. If the yearly monsoon season does not come in time, or fails to produce sufficient cooling rains, crops die, farm animals perish and people suffer greatly. Is this what God wants? Surely not! Read more.

Related Stories

Giving Sight to the Blind in India

April 10, 2014 - Thousands of people who walked in darkness now see clearly, thanks to 50 eye camps per year and more than 2,000 surgeries in the villages surrounding Karnataka. But these medical procedures stem from the deep desire and clear vision of a few dedicated physicians and ministers who are reaching the poorest of the poor with the light of the gospel. Read more.

Road to Kalimpong

February 27, 2014 - For nearly two years a native missionary forded a river and traversed mountains to reach a remote village in northeastern India where there was no witness for Christ. Recently the village celebrated the opening of its first church—and a new road that will beckon more believers to worship in the community. Read more.

Training Center Breaks Down Barriers in Northern India

January 23, 2014 - Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ was scary for Haashim*. He knew his life was in danger if he dared share his faith with relatives or friends. As a new believer, he wanted to learn more about the Bible and the Christian life, but there was no one in his northern India village who could teach him. Read more.

Ministry Wrap-Up for 2013

January 02, 2014 - The Syrian refugee crisis and catastrophic storms in Asia dominated headlines in 2013. But behind the scenes, native missionaries persevered in the midst of challenging circumstances and saw God multiply the fruits of their labors. The following is an around-the-world sampling of major events/initiatives highlighting the work of these dedicated servants of the Lord. Read more.

Introducing Children to God’s Greatest Gift

November 14, 2013 - We often hear the phrase “Jesus is the reason for the season.” As Christmas approaches, Christian Aid’s indigenous ministry partners are making preparations for celebrations that will introduce children and their families to the Savior. Read more.

Crisis Escalates for Cyclone Victims in India

October 31, 2013 - Impoverished villagers living along India’s eastern coast may not have seen the worst of Cyclone Phailin’s fury. The storm demolished homes and crops, and local ministry partners of Christian Aid are pleading for assistance to help alleviate the suffering. Read more.

Help Cyclone Victims in India

October 15, 2013 - Christian Aid Mission is working with Indian ministries in the Odisha region to bring emergency relief to coastal areas hit hard by this past weekend’s massive cyclone. Read more.

“We Believe Thousands Will Come to Christ”

She saw them in a dream: the needy ones. Children blind and lame surrounded her, and the angel, or someone, said, “They´re your responsibility.” Read more.

Breaking Free : Indian Dalits Work to Cast Down the Caste System

May 20, 2013 - Trapped for centuries at the bottom of an oppressive Hindu caste system, Dalits–those who have been broken, ground down by those above them in a deliberate way–are dreaming, hoping, writing, singing and working to rise above their burdensome social position of poverty and prejudice–and make justice a reality. Read more.

The Power of Collaboration

The Scriptures provide us with many more examples of collaboration among believers (see Philippians 4 and 2 Corinthians 8). This principle remains an important tool to build God’s kingdom today. Read more.

Meet Native Missionary Singh

...Missionary Singh determined to "lose his life" for the sake of the gospel. In 1983 God called him to begin a ministry which has grown to be an effective instrument for evangelizing the poorest villages of the Himalayas. His son now shares the leadership with his father who is unable to meet the physical demands of travel. Read more.

Bicycles Bring Blessings

When you think of a bicycle, you might picture a day of exercise and fun with your family. When a native missionary thinks of a bicycle, he thinks of the speed with which he can reach a village and the number of people he can tell about the love of Jesus. With a bicycle, distances between villages diminish as one sets out to preach the Word. Read more.

The Jaunsari of Uttarakhand

Living in the high country of North India, Uttarakhand State, Bir Singh, a young man in his early thirties, sits outside at his loom and weaves cloth from silk, cotton and wool. He supports his family in this time-honored tradition. A Jaunsari living in the rugged hills, Bir Singh is more easily able to share his faith in Christ because the people know him. He is one of them. His community now has ten families who are believers in Christ. Read more.

The Juango People of Orissa

...The Juango turned away from the "genuine God" when their ancestors made an oath with the Maran Buru, or "spirits of the great mountains," when migrating to their present lands. To appease the spirits, they began practicing sorcery, sun worship and other rituals. Read more.

Public Transportation Hinders Outreach

There are several cities located in northern India having a population of more than two million people. Within these cities are pockets of Urdu-speaking communities, where a native missionary* and his wife began their ministry. But this has not been an easy mission field. Religious tensions persist, so Muslim minorities are fearful of entering the mainstream of society. They rarely leave their own neighborhood, except for reasons of business, health or other necessities. Read more.

Training Centers In India

India has the largest number of unreached people groups (UPG) in the world. With its population exceeding one billion and the languages spoken there numbering in the hundreds, it is clear that native missionaries are the best people to reach those who have yet to hear the good news of salvation through Christ. Read more.

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