Tucked away in a remote corner of northeast India is the state of Nagaland. Recently, our Global Advance team held a Frontline pastors conference in the city of Dimapur Nagaland. We gathered 200 leaders for 3 days of training and equipping. Just a few hundred yards from where we were meeting, an angry civil protest was crippling normal life in the state as Nagas as citizens protested the Indian government. Despite the tense atmosphere around the training venue, the teaching team experienced an open heaven. The Naga leaders were trained and challenged to be catalysts for spreading the Gospel throughout India and to follow the mandate given by Christ to fulfill the Great Commission. Due to our Global Advance training, 62 Nagas committed to serving in cross-cultural missions, and 11 Nagas committed to planting a church in the coming months to engage unreached people with the love of Christ.
Global Advance is investing resources in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region of South Asia, an 8-nation coalition, to grow strategic partnerships that will have an impact on the region at large. Our commitment is to accelerate efforts to complete the Great Commission in the SAARC region. Nagaland is strategically located near large populations of unreached people. It will now be one of many pockets of future church planters ready to advance the desires of God in the earth. From head hunters to church planters, these tribal people are poised to make a great contribution for the Kingdom of God.
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