Why Native Missionaries are Effective
It is estimated that there are 428 languages in India which includes 22 official languages. Also over 1500 additional dialects have been identified. India, with only 2.5 percent of the total world area, has nearly 16 percent of the total world’s population. Hinduism is India’s major religion with 75% of the population. India also has one of the largest Muslim populations. Christianity is among the smallest groups with less than 3.5% of India’s population, of which the majority are traditional Christians. India has 28 states and 7 union territories. How can these areas be reached with the Good News of Christ?
National missionaries are the most effective means of spreading the Gospel and making disciples. They can adapt to the culture, language, and harsh environments thus making evangelism outreach easier. Moreover they can be supported with just 35 – 65 dollars per month, depending on the family and the place they work.