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Pray for Bhutan

Pastor I preaches the Gospel in the Kingdom of Bhutan, a tiny landlocked nation nestled within the folds of the Himalayas between India and China.

Crisscrossing India with Good News

Concern was founded in 1995 to be an instrument for networking, catalysing, facilitating and encouraging church planting in north India.

A sweet fragrance for the poor

Saida was 'rescued' from modern day slavery through SAC partner Sugandh. Their work, in two very poor areas of Delhi, brings empowerment through education, women’s savings groups and community advocacy

It's all go in Goa

My wife and I recently flew with two friends to Goa. Not for a relaxing beach holiday, like most folk who visit Goa, but to visit a dear brother who is pastoring a young Pentecostal church. He had asked if we could help with some solid Bible teaching.

Vamos España!

Sunday morning in El Raval one of Barcelona’s multi-ethnic neighbourhoods. We made our way through the narrow backstreets to the Gurdwara. Thomas Hieber writes about a 10 day research trip into South Asians in Spain.

School of Biblical Teaching in Nepal

Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Nepal and the School of Biblical Teaching is empowering lay leaders and pastors to spread the Gospel.

ACTS Institute Celebrates 40 Years

Ken Gnanakan and Robin Thompson celebrate 40 years of the ACTS Institute, an innovative training programme for bi-vocational missionaries in Bangalore.

Forman Christian College, Pakistan

Founded in 1864 by a US Presbyterian missionary, Forman Christian College offers a liberal arts education that prepares students not just in their area of study but for citizenship and life.

Make the best of your life - letters to Bahujan youth (book review)

Reading Make the Best of Your Life: Letters to Bahujan Youth is like taking a peek into an ongoing correspondence between an Uncle with his younger relatives - relational, warm, and packed with very practical advice.

Doing things Differently

Paul and Su reflect on 25 years as part of the SAC family and ‘doing things differently”.

Hindu World Prayer Guide (15 Days of Prayer)

Over one billion people across the world follow Hindu traditions; that is over 14% of the world’s population. The Hindu World Prayer Guide encourages Christians to pray during the festival of Diwali.

Engaging with Sindhis across the world

The heart of the International Sindhi Partnership Consultation is to pray for God’s Kingdom to grow amongst Sindhis across the world, and to work out what we can do to encourage it.

Praying for South Asia

Our 5:17 Spring Day of Prayer at St John’s Church, Southall was attended by 55 people who ranged in age from their early 20s to their late 80s including some first timers interested to go to South Asia.

Let's talk about Jesus!

Every other Saturday we run a booktable on the main high street in Tooting, South London. Conversations are easier than you would think. People ask who we are and why we’re there – we tell them we’re from a local church and ask if they know why Jesus is such good news.

United Christian Prayer for India

Nearly 50 senior leaders attended the UCPI National Leaders Consultation in January 2018. We met to hear an update on the movement and plan for the future.

Training Leaders in north India

The Ezra Theology Course (ETC) makes available recognised, seminary-level training in Hindi to local church leaders. “Because most of these churches began in villages, most seminary courses would not be equipped to train leaders in their own ministry context.” Pastor Devender explained. “We wanted to bring training to them right there.”

SAC announces strategic collaboration with Interserve GBI

The SAC Trustees have announced that, from spring 2018, we will be entrusting our UK training and equipping ministry to Interserve GBI as part of a strategic collaboration.

Reaching South Asians in Italy

Ramesh pushed his bike along the dirt path in San Vito when I met him. I needed to ask for directions to find the Gurdwara and in his broken English offered to show me the way. As we walked together I got to know one of the many South Asians that live in Latina province, Italy.

Pastor Bihrai Lal

Earlier this year I was privileged to visit some of SAC’s partners in North India. One person who I met was Pastor Bihari Lal who is the volunteer, visiting chaplain at Herbertpur Christian Hospital.

Bahen Sathe (with sisters)

So much of the South Asian culture is about learning by being around older sisters (bahen sathe) but, for those stepping into ministry, this support if often hard to find. With this in mind, I recently gathered a small group of sisters for an evening of food, prayer and sharing stories.

What happens when 5:17 pray?

Our Autumn Day of Prayer was an intense few hours of prayer. Each speaker was allowed just 5 minutes to present followed by 17 minutes of prayer.  As we prayed in groups of 3 or 4 or as one large group there was buzz of intercession for God’s work among the people of South Asia.

Kevin Wren moves on from SAC

On 31 October the SAC team said ‘goodbye’ to Kevin Wren who had been our Director since January 2013. He has taken up a new role Head of Operations with Interserve UK.

Loving our Nepali Neighbours

Asha and her husband came to the UK in 2010, along with several thousand other ex-Gurkha families after they received the right to reside here. The men re-connected with their old army contacts; but for Asha life on an estate in Farnborough came as a huge shock.

Dentistry and Discipleship

When the driver dropped me in the Kachhwa campus I thought I was in the middle of a jungle. It was July - raining, wet and humid - and all the trees were fully grown and very green. Dr Honeysh tells how his work and his faith have developed since starting work as a Dental Surgeon at Kachhwa Christian Hospital.

East + West at Lee Abbey, London

People of other faiths are open to hear our story of Jesus… I’d like to visit a Sikh Temple… When sharing faith, meet people where they are… Recently Usha and I were privileged to get to know the community at Lee Abbey in London as we travelled with them through the East+West course.

I will make the rough places smooth

My tribe live in the hill country of the Himalayas and follow the Hindu faith. When I was a young man my people chose me as one of their representatives and spiritual leader.

Ministry among Hindus (UK) Consultation

How is Hinduism impacting the UK? What can the Church do to enable Hindus to have encounters with Jesus? What resources are you using in your ministry?

Compass Braille: Opening the Door to Literacy

Compass Braille has been transcribing and producing Braille Bibles in various languages since 1990. As technology has progressed and their expertise has grown they now have Bibles and books in 50 languages and are working on others.
Prayer on the Streets

Prayer on the Streets

Taking the Gospel out on the streets can be an uncomfortable…

Reaching the World on your Doorstep

The face of Britain is changing. There are more people from ‘ethnic…

Ministry in the Mountains - encouraging the church in Nepal

The church in Nepal is now said to be one of the fastest growing…

Naujavan: releasing a movement

I remember praying for someone at the end of a Naujavan event,…

Stories from the Slums

Sugandh has worked among some of the most deprived communities…

A Day of Prayer, Passion and Pakoras

We are delighted to announce the success of South Asian Concern’s…
Beauty in Jars of Clay

Beauty in Jars of clay

After several months of planning and prayer it was such a joy…
World TB Day ribbon cutting

Unite to End TB

On 28th March 2016 Kachhwa Christian Hospital Transformational…
LST Satsang

Christian Satsang at London School of Theology

The Sanskrit word Satsang literally means ‘gathering together…

One church - four congregations

  How do you fit four into one? That’s the challenge…

Pakistan prayer summit - a personal perspective

At the end of last year, Suneel Shivdasani, one of SAC’s trustees,…

Sheldon Bangera releases new CD

Fresh from selling over 7500 copies of his last album ‘Nachoonga’…