This South Asian country of over 1.2 billion people is as diverse in belief as they are in language. Birthing Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, four of the world's major religions, India has been a source and origin for cosmologies throughout the globe. The beauty and diversity of this country is unfortunately overshadowed by its disparaging poverty. 33% of India's population lives on under $1.25/day. If you broke that income into an hourly wage, it would equate to $0.16. This disparagement does not only infiltrate wages, but it also affects literacy. Only 75% of men are literate in India, with even less women having the ability to read and write at 50%.
What can we do then?, you may ask. Is the task not too great for us to affect any change? Of course not! Some of the greatest change throughout history has been affected by single individuals. This is our hope and prayer: That we, though individuals, can affect great change in the lives of Indians through Christ in us. We will do this in a few ways:
WE WILL PRAY OVER & ENCOURAGE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN THEIR HOMES
Your team will travel to the homes of believers over your time in country to pray for them.
YOU WILL BE A PART OF THE GLOBAL CHURCH BY encouragING your brothers and sisters in Christ, as many of them are weary from persecution of their faith.
YOU WILL BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL BIBLE COLLEGE STUDENTS
During your time in India, you will also meet students from the Bible College. You will be able to share your stories with them, hear about their lives and their hearts for the lost of the country, and spend time encouraging and praying over them.
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT TAKING A TRIP TO INDIA
Visa and Passport: Your passport needs to have at least one year of validity, starting from the date you return from your trip. A tourist visa is also required. We will contact you regarding the steps to obtaining your visa once you have been accepted for the trip.
Transportation: Crossroads Missions will arrange all of your transportation during your trip; it is included in the trip cost.
Vaccinations: Please consult your family doctor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up to date information on vaccinations needed for travel to your specific destination.