Evangelism through Farming in India
About this Mission Project
In India, the gap between rich and poor is widening every day. A tragic result of this situation is an increase in suicide rates among poor laborers and farmers. However, traditional missionaries are strongly opposed when they try to bring the love and hope of the gospel to Hindu and Muslim cultures in Northeast India.
The Council of Baptist Church of Northeast India (CBCNEI) has begun a program for Community Development Workers (CDW), where students learn basic concepts of holistic development through farming. As CDWs, these evangelists are more accepted, and being farmers gives their testimony credibility.
This project will benefit 50 families each year and lift up entire villages as they improve their farming skills and gain new dignity.
- $275 will enable one family to have a small farm.
- $820 will help three families to each have a farm.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $13,750 to help 50 families start their own farms. Every year, these 50 families and their communities will benefit through this project as their income is distributed throughout the local economy.
This project will be managed by the Reverend Dr. Jolly Rimai of the mission department for CBCNEI.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall economy of many communities in Northeast India.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with the CBCNEI and the churches of Northeast India that they will be able to share the love of God by helping evangelists enhance their families’ and communities’ economic situations through farming.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- Donate by check. Write India/CBCNEI/Evangelism Thru Farming on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
Atual Gogol is an evangelist, but he and his family have struggled in poverty. After he was given a small amount of money to build up his poultry farm, Atual was able to help others in his community and to share the gospel with them. He no longer worries about how he will support his family.