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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Kachhwa Christian Hospital, India: There are many staff who do not yet know and love the Lord. Thank the Lord for the staff who already walk with God and pray that those who do not will be drawn to faith. prayermate.net/feeds…
Herbertpur Hospital, India: Praise the Lord that 23 hospital staff families have each ‘adopted’ one of the neediest families, supporting them through finance, prayer and fellowship. prayermate.net/feeds…
India: Many of the 60 pastors and their families linked to the Herbertpur Fellowship are facing financial pressures due to Covid and lower support from members. Pray for God’s provision for their livelihoods. prayermate.net/feeds…
Bethel Sennitt Educational and Charitable Society, India: Pray for the women's empowerment ministry and the need for two more sewing machines. Please pray for Kalyan and his growing ministry among young people. prayermate.net/feeds…
Gospel Outreach Mission, India: Praise God for those recently baptised, for health and protection, and that they will grow in the knowledge of Christ. Please pray for all the evangelists connected with the mission, that they may be encouraged. prayermate.net/feeds…
UESI, India: Student meetings on campus cannot be held. Pray for the online Bible teaching, that students will learn sound doctrine and be equipped for witness in their place of study and leadership in Christian groups. prayermate.net/feeds…