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India is the least reached nation for the gospel in the world. It is currently in the top ten nations of persecution against the small minority of Christians. In 2011, SOM-USA assisted the first Church Planting School within the SOM International network. In 2012, Pastor Singh established SOM-India with a heart to serve persecuted Christians and advance the gospel.

Ladies Sewing Discipleship Schools were also established training widows in the skill of sewing and biblical discipleship.

As of 2020, there are 20 Church Planting Schools and 20 Lighthouse Sewing Discipleship Schools operating twice a year commissioning these leaders to reach the remotest areas of India.

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Meet Pastor Singh, Director of SOM – India

  • Singh was healed of terminal liver disease. Two days later, he and his family gave their lives to faith in Christ.
  • He preached the gospel to others for three months before receiving his first Bible.
  • At age 16, he left home by faith to preach the gospel full time. He only had the clothes on his back, a tattered Bible, and the equivalent of $3.00 USD.
  • He walked over 40,000 miles witnessing Christ to thousands in unreached villages from 1992 to 2001.
  • Singh is fluent in seven languages.
  • He currently oversees an exploding network of over 40,000 house churches.
  • Singh has a team of leaders multiplying leaders alongside him to help spread the gospel throughout India.
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A Year in the Life of the India Church Planter

India Church Planter Faces Challenges Firstly, in Acts 13, the Holy Spirit calls out Paul and Barnabas to go into the ministry of church planting. For example, imagine a world, such as India, where almost everyone and everything is against you. In other words, the religious establishment is against you. Meanwhile, the government is against you. In addition, your own family is against you.  Likewise, Satan is against you. Who is with you? Therefore, consider the following challenges facing the India church planter. Challenges of India Church Planting: The church planter will often face criticism, rejection and opposition. (See Bible verses:

India Testimony – Wife Forgives Husband Who Burned Her With Oil

India Testimony - Wife Forgives Husband Who Burned Her With Oil Wife's Background I was raised by a Hindu family and married a Hindu man. We were blessed with two children. There was much stress and many troubles in my life. Shortly after my wedding, a Christian friend shared the gospel and I received Christ as my Savior. Many times, my husband chased me out of my home and severely beat me. Our children would cry with fear when my husband burst out with arguments. For many years, he tried to get rid of me because my poor parents could

Persecuted Migrant Workers in India Discover Christ

Persecuted Migrant Workers in India Discover Christ There are 620,000 villages in India, and COVID-19 has turned village life upside down.   The dominant Hindu caste often persecutes the migrant lower caste workers – creating “wandering refugee camps.” The Hindu government deepens the problem by controlling the food supply. Large numbers of migrant works are wandering from place to place -- often not accepted in their home villages. Mothers and fathers, with children and teens in tow, are forced to traverse an uncertain and disjointed existence, without a home, security, food, or confidence about the future. However, what has amounted to

India – Caught Between Persecutors

Aarav Ministering at House Church   In one area of our village, there are radical Hindus and on the other side, militant Communists. After graduating from the Church Planting School, the Lord placed me in a remote tribal village where there is a lot of fear and turmoil. The nearby dense forest is ideal for the communist militants to hide and do their violent operations. The militants demand resources from the rich, and they frequently search to gain and take public wealth. They will enter into established businesses and forcefully demand properties, money, and government securities. They also oppress poor tribal villagers, and

Sewing & Discipleship Schools in India

SOM International India: Mending Old Garments to Refresh as New Empowering Women through Sewing & Discipleship Schools   “Behold I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)   My husband died in 2018 and my life was filled with great distress. Living in my small village in India, I felt insignificant and each day was filled with emptiness because of the death of my husband. I became isolated from my community. The feelings of pain, suffering, and desertion overwhelmed me, yet this situation led me to search for answers. Christ filled the huge void in my soul. I became friends

SOM India Graduates 18th Class of Church Planters, Despite COVID

SOM India Graduates 18th Class of Church Planters, Despite COVID This is one of the biggest days of students’ lives. Born into the rural, largely illiterate villages of India, the prospects of getting an education in the lower castes is extremely rare. Studying for a Christ-centered education opens doors of opportunity, previously unavailable. Therefore, with great celebration 505 church planters and 150 sewing/discipleship workers graduated during the month of July 2020 in order to lead their ministries and to serve their communities. These students learned how to study God’s Word and to shepherd the flock that God called each one

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