A new pastor has passed our evaluation process and I want to ask you to spend some time praying for his family’s ministry in India. India is one of the most densely populated countries with a very high number of unreached people groups. Our new supported pastor is reaching out to unreached people. Here is his story.
Salmon Gandham was called to Christ out of a Hindu family and serves God full-time in the remote tribal villages around Nayakampalli. His focus is on tribal missions and reaching villages that are classified as unreached villages. A large part of his work is caring for orphans and widows. He is the pastor of a Christ-centered, church-planting church. Salmon describes the struggles that his family and team face as they participate in Christ’s mission,
…we face a lot of opposition from Hindu religious RSS people and mostly radicals… they have already killed some of our brothers, some pastors… We also face several problems when we are doing outreach and personal evangelism. Our area is a totally persecuted area to the Christian people.
Salmon’s family and team struggle financially to meet needs and do outreach. He shares his gladness to face many persecutions and considers it to be a privilege so that he might serve God and show His love to his community and the surrounding unreached villages.
I know many of you are not in a place to donate. Please pray- not necessarily that persecution would end but that God’s will be done for His glory and for the good of His people. If it is on your heart to give and don’t think you can, it may be time to step out in faith. In my household, we choose to live simply so that we can be more generous. We are asking you to be generous with us. This is about Christ’s cause, not ours.