Diversity in India
India is a land of diversity. Different culture. Different languages. It’s a very large country. There are 400 common languages with over 1500 dialects in India. The government recognizes 22 official languages, India has a large diversity of people and religions. They have mountains, the Himalayas, plains and many coasts. It is a beautiful country.
Lady B. and her husband, Pastor B. have planted 20 churches. Their congregations speak three languages and are themselves very diverse for being a couple of hundred kilometers apart.
One thing people who are familiar with traveling between states in the US may not be familiar with is how, in India, it is often the case when traveling between states in India that the language changes and you may not be able to communicate. Diversity in India exists in so many forms and fashions and this is a good conversation for any leader to have in order to remain educated and empathetic.
Raleigh and Morrisville demographics were from census.gov
We encourage you to find your city demographics from census.gov and consider how the demographics of your church match your city or town.
Global Hope India: For over 20 years we have been watching God radically transform thousands of Americans & Indian Nationals through missions. We’ve taken nearly 1,000 Americans on short-term mission trips to India. We work with 12 long-term indigenous church planting partners located in North, South, East, & West mainland India as well as Northeast India. We empower the Church in India to make Christ known through leadership, child, & village development projects. Global Hope India is a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Morrisville, North Carolina. All gifts are tax-deductible. More about GHI.
Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Living the Dream Podcast. He’s a poor kid from rural North Carolina, but get this… He just returned from his 50th trip to India in 20 years. If he doesn’t yet hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most trips to India then he’s got to be close. He’s flown over a million miles to 27 different countries. He’s taken nearly 1,000 people on mission trips to India. Global Hope India has seen thousands of Indian Nationals and Americans radically transformed by God through missions. The miracle continues! More about Pastor Kevin.
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