In India, more than half the population has never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. With a population that has risen to more than 1.16 billion, approximately six hundred million people have never heard the name of Jesus, not even once in their lives.
24,000 people die every day in India, and nearly all of them enter into a Christless eternity. Over 800 million of the people live in 600,000 different remote villages; most of these villages have no electricity or running water, and health care and education are substandard or non-existent. All India Mission is committed to reaching all of the native villagers in the northern region of India with the gospel, but concentrate our efforts in the most remote areas in the north Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh.
In 1999, All India Mission founded its Bible School in an old palace in Orissa state. The use of a suitable building that includes a dormitory for students was donated to All India Mission for the purpose of conducting pastoral training.
The Bible School training includes:
- 90 days of Basic Bible Training
- 90 days of Field Training under an experienced pastor
- 90 days of Advanced Bible Training
Upon completion of the nine month Bible school program, the newly graduated pastors/evangelists are sent into the remote areas of the states covered by All India Mission. They evangelize among the innumerable native villages scattered throughout this region. When a pastor/evangelist has developed a significant number of believers, he will plant a church and serve as its pastor. Historically, a class of 50 Bible School graduates will establish 45 churches within three years.
All India Mission now has more nearly 700 native missionaries serving in remote areas where the gospel has never before been preached, and nearly all of them became believers and were trained under the ministry of All India Mission. We have established over 400 churches in the villages and towns of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, and Chhattisgarh. We supply bicycles and motorcycles to our native missionaries for the purpose of preaching the gospel and visiting the believers of their church. All India Mission’s primary mission is to reach the unreached people groups with the gospel in northeastern India, and has seen and baptized 25,000 who now call Christ Lord.