Evangelism through Farming in India
Goal: $250 for 1 family farm
About this Mission Project
In India, the gap between rich and poor is widening every day resulting in an increase in suicide among poor laborers and farmers. 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 has begun a program of Community Development Workers (CDW) who are learning basic concepts in 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.
- $250 will enable one family to have a small farm.
- $500 will help three families to each have a farm.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $10,000 to help 50 families start their own farms. Every year these 50 families and their communities will benefit through this project as the money will be revolving.
This project will be managed by Rev. Dr. Jolly Rimai of the mission department for CBCNEI.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall economy of the community.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with the CBCNEI and the churches so that they will be able to share the love of God by helping them enhance their family’s economic situation through farming.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
Atual Gogol is an evangelist yet he and his family struggled so much due to poverty. After he was given a small amount of money for 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.