India, with its diverse culture and staggering population of 1.3 billion people, faces a multitude of challenges that include unyielding poverty, both rural and urban. A significant portion of the population, approximately 60%, lives below the poverty line, struggling to get by on less than $3.10 a day. These harsh conditions create immense physical and spiritual needs, making India a critical focus for World Link Ministries.
One of the most pressing issues is the need for the Gospel. With only two percent of the population identifying as evangelical Christian, the vast majority of India remains unreached by the transformative message of Christ. At World Link Ministries, we believe that Jesus is the one who can truly transform lives and communities. Our commitment to spreading the Gospel is unwavering, recognizing that this spiritual transformation is key to addressing the many challenges facing India.
World Link Ministries operates two pastoral training centers in Chennai and Guwahati, where we have trained 227 pastors who have gone on to establish more than 1,000 churches. This remarkable success is especially inspiring considering the religious persecution faced by Christians in India. These pastors are not only spiritual leaders but also agents of change in their communities, offering hope and guidance to those in need.
In addition to church planting and pastoral training, we have initiated impactful projects like drilling borewells. Tens of millions of people in India lack access to clean and safe drinking water, and our borewells serve as both practical and spiritual solutions. By providing clean water sources, we not only meet the critical physical needs of communities but also offer the “living water” that Jesus spoke of, inviting individuals to experience spiritual transformation through faith in Christ.
Furthermore, our relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed us to reach those most affected by the crisis. As living conditions worsened and incomes plummeted, we provided relief to thousands in need, sharing the gospel with over 31,000 people and witnessing 5,140 individuals making decisions to trust in Christ as their Savior.
With over 1,000 churches planted, the infrastructure in place, and dedicated workers ready for action, we are poised to make an even greater impact in India. What we need now are ‘sending’ partners to join us in this exciting mission field. By partnering with World Link Ministries, you can help us address the critical physical and spiritual needs of India, contributing to a rich harvest of transformed lives and communities. Together, we can make a lasting difference in this vast and diverse nation.
Prayer/Church Planter Support Request
Please pray for the 98% of Indians who are lost and desperately in need of the savior in this poverty-stricken land.