Gospel Missions

Helping Hands International currently supports the two following India missions:

Reach All Nations

Reach All Nations is a Christian non-profit organization in India 2001 under the Society Act of 1860. The vision of the organization is to show forth the love of Jesus in Word and Deed. RAN seeks to reach the unreached nations with the good news of Jesus Christ through training, sending and supporting native missionaries, and planting churches. Central to our mission is also uplifting the poor through educational and community development initiatives. Though still in its initial stage, the organization has grown to train83 native missionaries, planted 73 Churches, and has established an Orphanage with 32 Children. Among several other evangelistic and philanthropic activities RAN regularly conducts medical camps, conferences and training programs for Pastors, missionaries and Christian leaders. RAN also does community development programs and Relief and Rehabilitation projects based on need.

 

Our Vision

We aspire for a society that is spiritually, psychologically, physically, and socially transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19).

Our Mission

Reach All Nations seeks to reach the unreached with the good news of Jesus Christ through training men and women in the word of God, sending and supporting National missionaries, and Church Planting. Central to mission is uplifting the poor, downtrodden, and weaker sections in society through educational and community development initiatives. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15)

Our Values

 Equip: Reach All Nations help equip Native missionaries, pastors, leaders, and lay people with training and needed resources to serve the Lord in various capacities in several areas of the Christian ministry; and to develop leaders for the church by providing the theological training in the word of God and in practical ministry.

Send: After the training we send these Native Pastors and missionaries into the filed of unreached areas to plant Churches. These missionaries are dedicated, have the knowledge of scriptures, and have burning zeal for the lost, and willing to endure hardships to bring the good news to the unreached people groups.

Support: We not only Equip and Send but we continue to Support with Prayer andNeeded Funds for our Native Missionaries and come along side in their efforts of bringing the Gospel to the unreached people groups.

 Reproducing: RAN’s desire and goal is to make our work and ministry reproduce more fruits. After training, church planting, support all the native missionaries are strongly encouraged to prepare young believers form their congregation and communities to be sent for the Bible training and mission work. This way we are able to reproduce and multiply the laborers in God’s vineyard.

Our Focus

One of the main reasons for establishing this organization began was the vision of 10/40 window. The founder of RAN says, “The call to serve the Lord came to me in the form of a vision. In the vision I saw a hand came from above and quickly drew a world map in the sky and a small box within the world map. Then I heard a voice saying, ‘Jesus is coming soon; be prepared and make many prepared,’ then the vision ended. At first I did not understand the meaning of the vision. But soon I realized that it was the vision of 10/40 window.” This vision now serves as the foundation for this organization. World’s most unreached people groups live in places stretching across the map of northern Africa and Asia. Christian mission’s strategist Luis Bush started calling this rectangular area “the 10/40 window.” Because it lies across Africa and Asia from 10 degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees latitude north of the equator. This place is often called also as “The Resistant Belt.”

After two thousand years of missionary activity, over half the world has still not heard the Gospel. The traditional mission method of only training and financing North American and Western European missionaries is not sufficient in itself to reach the world. There are simply not enough missionaries or available economic resources from the West to reach all the nations of the world! A solution to this problem is to support Native or native missionaries to work within their own countries and people groups.

As a result of two millennia of cross-cultural missionary work, there are untold millions of Christians throughout the world. Dedicated to God, knowledgeable of the Scriptures, and with a burning zeal for the lost, they often suffer great hardship, risking life and personal welfare to preach the Gospel to their own people.

 

Our Strategy

World’s most unreached people groups live in places stretching across the map of northern Africa and Asia. Christian mission’s strategist Luis Bush started calling this rectangular area “the 10/40 window.” Because it lies across Africa and Asia from 10 degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees latitude north of the equator. This place is often called also as “The Resistant Belt.”

After two thousand years of missionary activity, over half the world has still not heard the Gospel. The traditional mission method of only training and financing North American and Western European missionaries is not sufficient in itself to reach the world. There are simply not enough missionaries or available economic resources from the West to reach all the nations of the world! A solution to this problem is to support Native or native missionaries to work within their own countries and people groups.

As a result of two millennia of cross-cultural missionary work, there are untold millions of Christians throughout the world. Dedicated to God, knowledgeable of the Scriptures, and with a burning zeal for the lost, they often suffer great hardship, risking life and personal welfare to preach the Gospel to their own people.

Native Mission Work

Through this strategy we train, send, and support Native missionaries to reach their ownpeople in their own context. Through the Native missionaries, churches are planted to nurture new believers and to feed them the word of God. There are many reasons why we have to support the Native missionaries. They are working in their own countries and winning their own people. This method is proven as the most effective and efficient model for mission work in the 21st century.

Native Missionaries are more effective because they:

1. Do not have many cultural, linguistic, and social barriers.
2. Are many in number, already on the field, and ready to go!
3. Understand and function rightly in the culture around them.
4. No difficult transition
5. Are able to live at the same standards of those around them.
6. Are not hindered by the cultural hatred and distrust that Western missionaries face
7. Do not require nearly as much financial resources to maintain their work. It costs a lot of money to send and support North American and Western European missionaries. Many missionary families require $3000 to $4000 a month to work in a foreign land where the average salary is often less than $200 a month. In contrast, the Native missionary is able to live on the same salary as his fellow countrymen. This adds up to a tremendous increase in economic power. For what it costs to support one North American missionary with a monthly support of $4000, it is possible to support 20 Native missionaries!

Emphasis on Native missionaries, however, does not come at the expense of foreign missionaries’ involvement in missions. The theological training and financial support is necessary for native missionaries to reach their own people. But it should be stressed that Native missionaries should be trained to minister to their particular ethnic groups. Without Native missionaries, the church cannot hope to fulfill the Great Commission, as eighty percent of world evangelization is being done by Native missionaries. Without supporting individuals and churches, Native missionaries would be significantly hampered and crippled in their efforts, as most of them live in spiritually and economically depressed regions. Reach All Nations’ Native missionaries are involved in the Church Planting Ministry. Every day they are faced with opportunities to share the good news to those who never heard the Gospel. If we read through the pages of Church history we come to understand that one of the ways Christianity rapidly expanded throughout the world is through the ministry of Church Planting. Most of our Church planters work in the most difficult areas where there is a lot of opposition to the Gospel work. We would appreciate your prayers and support for this ministry.