At present we are encouraging our missionaries in the villages to plant new churches by providing them monthly financial assistance. When a missionary is sent to a new village for planting a church, he needs to be supported every month, even after he establishes a church. Some of our missionaries work in villages without electricity, transport or even without basic needs like clean drinking water and shelter. Most of our missionaries dwell in small rented houses or huts. These faithful missionaries face numerous problems, where there are seldom Christian families to support them or to encourage them.
The goal of evangelism as given by our Lord Jesus Christ is to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20) Church planting is at the heart of our ministry. People in the Himalayas needs the Gospel of God’s Grace thru Jesus Christ. Everywhere we go, people are turning to Christ all over Himalayas. Our brothers in the mission field works tirelessly to gather the Harvest of souls. In spite of hardship and severe persecution, Jesus is building His Church with power, signs and wonders.
Many people in the remote villages have never heard the name of Jesus. There is not a single church in some of the remote villages in the high mountains. Therefore, we proclaim the Gospel to the unreached villages by planting and establishing local churches with local leaders that are relevant within the local culture and are truly indigenous in character.
Many of our churches have been planted after our co-workers prayed for someone who is sick or demon possessed and the Lord did a miracles and set them free, just like in the book of Acts. In all our churches, a great emphasis is placed on solid teaching the word of God, prayer and mission. This has resulted believers becoming bold witness for Christ.
We are providing them monthly financial assistance. When a co-worker is sent to a new village for planting a church, he needs to be supported every month, even after he establishes a church. Some of our co-workers work in remote villages without electricity, transport or even without basic needs like clean drinking water and shelter. Most of our co-worker’s dwell in small rented houses or huts. These faithful missionaries face numerous problems, where there are seldom Christian families to support them or to encourage them.
Our goal of evangelism is not just to preach the Gospel, but to persuade those who listen to follow Christ as disciples in the fellowship of a local church. A Church building is an important aspect of church planting to help God’s servants and the (new believers) villagers to worship the Lord with freedom.
The believers in the remote village churches are mainly poor people, who work as laborers and farmers. They cannot financially support the church’s construction work. They gather in the houses rented by co-workers or under big trees or in some cases, under a thatched roof to worship the Lord. Financial assistance is required for erecting simple prayer halls for the purpose of worship, weekly meetings, Sunday school programs, Children’s education, home for orphans, poor and needy, and free medical programs.
Our Indigenous co-workers have truly counted the cost and still chosen to take up their cross to follow Him. Many of our co-workers paid the high price of suffering, hardship, intense persecution and rejection from their family and community. But they pay the high price willing for the privilege of seeing a church established among their unreached people groups. RHMI co-workers work in several Himalayan regions. Each region has its own challenges and in desperate need of resources to enable the co-workers to effectively reach their villages with the love of Jesus.
Every village needs one Church. Indigenous church planting is a long-term investment with long-term results. We need to plant where there is no church. Will you please consider investing in a church planting start up?