Regional Profile

South Asia is the birthplace of Interserve. In the past 2 centuries, God has continuously impressed a passion for the neediest peoples in this part of the world upon an organization that is now known as Interserve. From the Zananas of the Indian cities when the British colonies existed here, to the current political and social struggles in what is now divided into several independent countries, the Lord continues to draw our attention here. Home to all of the major world faiths, the diversity here brings challenges along with opportunities.

Parts of this region are experiencing a booming middle class with all the demands that such a boom creates, while other parts are home to some of the world’s poorest societies. Access to services and resources are a consistent challenge here, which is compounded by social and political barriers. Yet there are the fingerprints of God across these lands. Some of the oldest Christian communities worship here and some of the youngest emerging Christian communities are being formed here.

Still, the number of followers of Christ able to live and proclaim the Good invitation of God are vastly outnumbered and isolated from those who have no experience or explanation of what a new life in Christ promises. Deep and historical roots of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam make these lands a place that only service in love and prayer can penetrate.

 

Service Profile

Interserve workers serving in South Asia include:

  • Church ministries, including theological training.
  • Educators for expatriate children, local schools and universities
  • Partnering with other organisations to increase effective student work
  • Teachers of English as a foreign language
  • Medical and dental educators and practitioners
  • Nursing educators and practitioners
  • Community development workers
  • Business educators
  • Youth workers

 

More information?

To learn more about service opportunities in this region, please contact one of our National Offices.