Beginning in 2003, one of Global Assist founders had been traveling to India on short term missions trips to share the gospel of Christ. The teams traveled with indigenous pastors and took the Jesus film to unreached villages. Through this effort, they saw thousands of people believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation.
As exhilarating as it is to see eternal destinies changed forever through God’s grace, it was also understood that further assisting in the spiritual growth of the new believers was needed. Through prayer, counsel, and time, God clearly directed Global Assist founders to His strategy of assisting existing indigenous Church Planting ministries. It’s a divine partnership that completes the resource needs for indigenous leaders to be able reach their people groups with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We know there are billions of people that have yet to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. As the human population is exploding, growing from 2 billion in 1927 to 7.8 billion through 2020, God has designed a modern strategy of reaching the lost. He is raising up indigenous (native) leaders, instilling a singular purpose within their hearts to reach their own people groups. These “church planting ministries” are able to reach their own people like no one else can. It’s their people, their land, their language, their culture, their church planting missionaries and therefore their mission. It is through thousands of native church planting ministries that there is the opportunity to keep pace with the growth of the human population. Because of the great need and our commitment to fulfill the great commission, Global Assist is ready to go wherever God directs us. Our role is to come along side native ministry partners to maximize their potential to reach their unreached with the Gospel. The result is changed lives, communities and eternal destinies for God’s glory. We understand that each culture is unique, therefore our work is to assist indigenous global ministries to deliver the Word of God according to their mission. It’s their culture therefore no-one is better positioned than they are. God is supernaturally calling these leaders from around the world each to create a ministry that reaches their native regions and people groups. This is this strategy that we know God is using to reach massive numbers of humanity for His Kingdom. It’s a dynamic strategy that can grow quickly to match the surge in human population.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
Global Assist is currently supporting native partner ministries in India, Africa, and South Asia. With our native Partners, over 1 million people have heard the Gospel of Christ over the last 10 years. 20,000+ villages have been reached and over 200,000 have received salvation through faith in Christ. Almost 7,000 house churches have been planted where people are growing and maturing in their faith. The real evidence of change is seen in the transformation of local societies into caring communities, where the love of God is lived out daily.
As God leads us forward, we believe that He is directing Global Assist to come along side many new native partner ministries in many countries. For the short-term strategy of the next 5 years we are committed to increase the number of global partners to 100, throughout the world. We believe that as a result, over 30 million unreached people will hear the gospel and over 1 million will become believers in Christ. Our 100 partners will reach over 150,000 villages and urban neighborhoods with 50,000 new churches planted. If God so continues to direct, we anticipate creating a network of 1000 Global Ministry Partners in the next 20 years.
We are committed to growing internal capacities to address the needs of children, human suffering, and poverty as experienced in the people groups of our Global Partners. New program centers are being developed inside of Global Assist that will provide resources and strategies to address these needs.