FULFILLING THE GREAT COMMISSION South Asia Mission is a ministry of the Anglican Orthodox Church (India)
South Asia Mission strives to fulfill the Great Commission - to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who have never heard of His Name. To date, millions of people in the 10/40 window (the countries that lie between the latitudes or 10 degrees and 40 degrees north of the equator) , have not heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. Less than 10% of Christian giving is provided for missions to unreached people. In contrast, most of the church giving today (general funds, compassionate funds etc) are spent within first world countries. Christian churches build large facilities and spend hundreds of thousands on music systems, air conditioning, cushioned pews and the like.
While there is may be nothing wrong with this, the faithful believer must always ask God to guide him/her as to where true ministry needs to be done, and the wise use of the resources at our disposal. Is it not a better and higher purpose to allocate funds for missions and evangelism? Is not missionary work the one task we cannot do once a person has passed away? "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" Hebrews 9:27
Is it not better today, for cultural reasons and given the difficulty and expense of sending first world missionaries to third world countries, that God is now using local evangelists, missionaries, pastors, bible women and church workers to reach out to indigenous and other developing world communities? It is God's imperative to us to reach out before His second coming. "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come". Math 24:14 In fact, if mission support given to first world missions/offices working in developing countries is discounted, only 1% or less of giving is being used to support native missions.
Is this good stewardship? "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. I Cor 10:23. This verse applies to individual action. Not everything is sin. Yet, many things are not constructive. Extrapolated to missions, is not God telling us to prioritize well?
Are we prioritizing our resources the way God wants us to?
Native pastors are suffering great hardship. Their families often have one or less proper meal a day. Yet they go to new villages and preach the gospel, care for people and befriend those who are in need. We hope to help them with only USD35 a month. This amount allows the family to purchase their monthly supplies. The evangelist can then spend more time on missions.
The Anglican Orthodox Church Asia province has a number of jurisdictions. This province includes the Anglican Church of South India and the Indian Christian
Will you prayerfully consider being a part of this ministry? If you lead a church or are a leader in your church group, will you consider allocating finances to this project. Partner with us in reaching the unreached for Christ.