Missions News & Stories

I am very excited about your desire to push for finishing the task! I want to have a part in this effort!! Praying that the task will soon be done!! Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation.

— Jean P.

After recent scandals, I have become skeptical of the native missionary movement. I have been supporting native missionaries for decades now, but these scandals have really burnt my trust. Thank you for addressing trust and accountability in Prayerline letter.

— Jann F., IL

We give thanks to our loving, compassionate, Sovereign God for your ministries. Thank you!

— Rick and Debra R., WI

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, for such wonderful weekly articles. I look forward to each one, as it helps me to view beyond my own thoughts/circumstances enabling transformed and focused prayers outwardly to what God is doing around the world. It helps me to think outside of my little, local box, to see as God sees that there is more at stake than my problems. These articles and this ministry are a simple grace that is calling us to pray together as one body in Jesus Christ. Again thank you!

— Mark M., FL

God’s Joy and Blessings as we remember what Jesus did for us, new Life in Him.

— Jim and Lorraine H., WI

Thank you for all you do in helping us share in the needs of our brothers and sisters in God’s Kingdom! You are precious! Never forget the value of being the facilitating Hand of Jesus!

— Dale and Nancy D., NY

Thank you for all of your hard work in all of the hardest situations around the world, and thank you for making us aware so we can pray and help support your efforts. May God bless your efforts abundantly!

— David S., OR

Thank you for sending us the newsletters from the various ministries Christian Aid supports with its thrilling testimonies and their needs for us to pray for them.

— Keith and Carla H., CA

God bless you for being a great agent in the Hand of God to build His Kingdom!

— Doug R., GA

God bless your efforts on His behalf!

— Larry W., SD

May God richly bless your wonderful efforts on His behalf. Keep up the great work!

— Gary and Cheryl M., FL

Your work is superlative!

— Jacqueline B., IL

God bless you as you continue helping these hurting people! We serve a GREAT GOD.

Ryan and Cynthia S., WI

Thank you! We so appreciate your ministry.

— Bob and Tina R., OH

I pray daily using the prayer calendar. God bless you. As a former missionary kid, I commend you to God and to others for this wonderful work.

— Daniel S., TN

May the Lord bless you in all you do.

— David M., NY

God bless you and keep you safe. Praying for the needs of this ministry.

— Jerah C., PA

Just wanted to thank you this is such a great cause and so informative God bless you all keep up the great work so amazing

— Joey S.

Another Victorious Year

January 1, 2012

Native missionary preaching to a group of believers

For more than 58 years Christian Aid has provided representation in the USA for indigenous evangelistic missions based in lands of great poverty. Most are in countries where American missionaries are no longer allowed to preach the gospel of Christ. Local support is not available in these poor countries. We know of tens of thousands of native missionaries who are out on the fields right now with no cash income. The work of many thousands of them has been greatly increased when their parent missions received financial help from Christian Aid.

The 823 missions to which we are currently sending support deploy more than 80,000 Christian workers who are winning souls, planting churches and bearing witness for our Lord Jesus Christ among people who have never heard His gospel before. Thousands more workers are now in training in hundreds of Bible institutes (151 in China alone) and missionary training schools assisted by Christian Aid.

When a contribution is designated for a specific ministry overseas, we send it 100% to that mission. No portion is retained by Christian Aid. Operational expenses are covered by contributions earmarked for these expenses, or by undesignated gifts.

More than 90% of all pioneer evangelistic outreach among unreached peoples is now being done by indigenous missions. Hundreds of these ministries have no source of support other than what they receive from Christian Aid. We are praying that many more of God’s people in America will give toward the needs of these pioneer works of God.

Christian Aid sends financial help to indigenous missionary ministries seeking to plant a witness for Christ within every unreached tribe and nation on earth.

To accomplish this goal, native gospel ministries are:

Native Asian believers in classroom

Training Missionaries

Christian Aid sends financial help for hundreds of Bible institutes (152 in China alone) where new believers are trained in the knowledge of God’s Word. They are thus equipped to serve as pioneer missionaries or to minister within newly-planted churches. Many are in countries where Christians are persecuted and must meet underground.

Native missionary talking to villagers standing in rowsGroup of native believers posing in front of a building

Evangelizing the Unreached

More than 59 years of missions experience has attested to Christian Aid’s belief that evangelism by those from the same or similar languages and cultural backgrounds is the best way to spread the gospel. The fewer barriers the gospel must cross, the more effective the message and greater the results.

Planting Churches

A body of believers in a previously unreached village typically forms after native missionaries combine gospel preaching with demonstrations of kindness and friendship. Once a church is established, gospel workers will remain with the congregation until members of the church are discipled and trained to be elders, teachers and leaders within the assembly.

Some of the ways indigenous ministries assisted by Christian Aid are spreading the gospel:

Native believers standing in large tentNative missionary using radio broadcasts to spread the Gospel

Evangelistic Crusades

Christian Aid gives top priority to pioneer missionary evangelism. Thousands come to Christ every year through crusades attracting a multitude of people who have never heard the gospel. Setting up tents or renting large open air meeting places draws many curiosity seekers.

Broadcasting Radio & TV

Indigenous missions reach out to the people who cannot read, who depend on the spoken word through radio and TV broadcasts. Millions rely on radio alone for information. Ministries are broadcasting over FM, medium wave, short wave, satellite and internet radio stations.

Native African missionary distributing BiblesNative missionary translated the Bible into his own native tongue

Literature Distribution

Gospel literature of every type can be printed in most undeveloped countries if they receive help to buy presses and paper. Indigenous missions are eager to distribute Bibles, tracts, magazines, books and other materials with an evangelistic emphasis for their people to read.

Bible Translation

As unreached people groups are being reached with the gospel, many native missionaries are involved in translating God’s Word into tribal languages. In some countries where Christians are persecuted, indigenous ministries operate underground printing presses.

Native child being fedNative missionaries offloading supplies from the back of a truck

Providing Care

Native missionaries open hearts and win souls by offering medical care with simple antibiotics, feeding the hungry, helping homeless widows, and establishing orphanages to provide homeless children with food, clothing and education in a loving Christian environment.

Special Needs

When disasters strike, native missionaries provide immediate relief with funds sent by Christian Aid. Then, after international aid organizations leave, native missionaries remain to help and share the gospel with victims. They also drill wells and provide vocational training for the destitute.

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