Dear Gospel Partner,
What is your impression of India? That will depend upon your education, experience, and exposure. India has long been on my radar as a mission destination and for most of us through the years we have encounter missionaries who have lived and served in India.
India has a rich history of famous missionaries. Church tradition tells us that the Apostle Thomas was martyred there in A.D. 52 for the cause of the Gospel of Christ. In 1793, William Carey went to Kolkata. A champion for Christ, Amy Carmichael served fifty-five years in India without furlough. In spite of these and many other evangelists, India still remains one of the most unreached countries in the world. Out of 2,289 people groups in India, only 218 have been reached with the Gospel. Just two percent profess to be Evangelical Christians. That means 90.5% of India’s 1.3 billion people is unreached. To qualify as unreached means the people have had no contact with a Christian or the Gospel.