India is home to more unreached people groups than any other nation, and that number will likely continue growing. At the same time, India is also the fastest-growing economy in the world. What might this mean for the kingdom of God?
“Within the next 20 years, not only will it be the most populated Hindu country in the world, but it will simultaneously be the most populated Muslim country in the world,” says Greg Kelley, of World Mission.
“So, you have this collision of Hinduism and Islam kind of colliding there and it’s a tremendous opportunity for the Body of Christ to engage, share the gospel because when you have that amount of darkness in one country, all the more opportunity for the light of Jesus Christ to shine.”
Kelley says it’s difficult to engage Hindus in India with the gospel because there are thousands of villages with no Christian presence.
However, World Mission has established their work by engaging through different projects including starting water projects, giving their solar-powered audio Bibles, the Treasure, and establishing churches in remote communities.
Kelley recently visited national partners and communities in India and shares there are many stories of people coming to Christ through these projects.