South Asian Concern has been working in partnership with churches and individuals mainly in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) since 1991. Our vision is to see wholistic transformation of individuals and communities.
We seek to do this by working with our partners to share the good news of Jesus and strengthen churches to bring hope and spiritual change; equip people to care for their health, educational and economic needs; teach the Bible, train church leaders and support senior leaders.
We have links with partners across South Asia, but focus mainly on the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP).
Uttar Pradesh: a country within a country
Uttar Pradesh (UP) is India’s largest state. It has a population of 200 million people. If UP was a separate nation it would be the sixth most populated in the world. It is the heartland of Hinduism, as well as the birthplace of Buddhism. Muslims have a strong presence. Around 0.17% of UP’s population are followers of Jesus.
UP is one of the most socially deprived regions of India. It has once of the highest maternal mortality and infant mortality rates in India. Only 40% of males and 25% of females are functionally literate. Despite the widespread poverty, it is politically powerful – five of India’s Prime Ministers have come from UP.
How do you serve 200 million people?
The process began long ago with the faithful prayers and service of those who were sowing the seeds in the region. SAC is currently focused on three areas – wholistic transformation, support and training. We work closely with three of our partners for whom we act in an advisory and oversight role: Kachhwa Transformational Ministries, the School of Biblical Teaching and Paul and Su East. We also partner with other organisations who we serve through prayer and by forwarding monetary donations to them.
Find out more about our partners in South Asia
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India: Anglo Indian Concern works among vulnerable people in Chennai, where lack of water is making life difficult. Pray for J and G as they serve elderly folk by meeting their physical and spiritual needs. prayermate.net/feeds…
India: KTM thank God for his Word and Spirit by which he teaches and enables disciples to live lives that please him. Pray that by obeying all the Lord Jesus commanded they will be beacons of healing and hope. prayermate.net/feeds…
India: Kachhwa (KTM) praise God for a powerful visit helping oral learners explore Bible narratives through drama and for shared testimonies of how this affected their lives. Pray that a Sunday drama of John 4 will have an ongoing effect on the congregat.. prayermate.net/feeds…
South Asia: Pray that the UK Government will respond positively and actively to Bishop Mountstephen’s report on the persecution of Christians around the world. Pray for our brothers and sisters in South Asia who experience opposition and persecution. prayermate.net/feeds…
India: About a hundred blind children at the Sharp Memorial School for the Blind receive good schooling and Bible teaching. Pray for those who put their trust in the Lord to know the assurance of God’s love and to grow in spiritual understanding. prayermate.net/feeds…
Nepal: Thank God for Government and NGOs providing emergency relief to those who have lost their livelihoods. Pray for wise liaison by NGOs with Government and for more finance to help the most marginalised folk. prayermate.net/feeds…