A Day of Prayer, Passion and Pakoras

We are delighted to announce the success of South Asian Concern’s 5:17 Prayer Day on Saturday 7th May. The event, which took place at King’s Cross Baptist Church in central London, brought in nearly 60 of our supporters who were all keen to pray!

Named after Paul’s encouragement to the church in Thessalonica to “pray continually”, the day brought together SAC’s partners, who gave updates on their work before all assembled lifted up their ministry in prayer.

Prayer day

Breaking for a quick samosa, onion bhaji or pakora, the attendees also interceded for the countries that make up South Asia. We are particularly grateful to the 5:17 Prayer Group for organising the various prayer stations for each country. These were very informative and often reflected the first-hand experience of those who put them together.


The SAC partners who showcased the work of their ministries are:

• School of Biblical Teaching/Ezra Training Course (training pastors and church planters in India and Nepal)

• Kachhwa Transformational Ministries (medical centre, literacy programmes, vocational training)

• Sugandh (working with street children and their families in New Delhi, set up by Emma Greenfield)

• Alliance, Lucknow (teaching and supporting pastors, the work of Richard Burningham)

• Paul and Su East (based in the Doon Valley supporting, training and encouraging pastors)

The enthusiasm and energy at the prayer day was palpable and all were excited to see the Lord using SAC and its partners to encourage, support and enable both individuals and churches to connect with and reach out to those in South Asia.

Prayer day

Kevin Wren, Director of South Asian Concern commented:

To have so many people coming together to pray for others was fantastic. I cannot recall another prayer event where, during open prayer, one struggles to get a word in edge ways due to the heart and enthusiasm of the participants! 


Thank you to all attended, we are so grateful for your support and prayers, these being the foundation of our ministry!

Article by Daryl Booth, Administrator, South Asian Concern