India sits squarely within the 10/40 window, an area of the world where the majority of unreached peoples live. Out of the country’s 1.2 billion people, roughly 95% do not know Christ. In fact, as a nation it has the largest number of unreached people in the world, unreached meaning that they have no active body of believers operating in their community, and few if any present to share with them the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is my passion and one of the callings on my life to work in an area of the world where unreached peoples exist. This is why God led me to India, to serve those Christian nationals who are in the minority, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ with neighbors, friends, and others who do not know Him.
Returning to serve with a Christian counseling agency in a major city in India, I am committed to a five year term of service. My background includes working as a licensed counselor for 8 years, as well previous experience overseas and advanced degrees in both theology and counseling. I will be training pastors, lay persons and parachurch workers in Christian Counseling, providing counseling to nationals at the home office, and supervision to counselors desiring to grow in their skills.
Discipleship opportunities available through teaching Christian counseling take on added significance in a country where few people are believers in Christ. Conversations around topics like the Trinity, suffering and healing, and forgiveness and reconciliation are incorporated into greater understandings of counseling theory and technique. Furthermore, training counselors to operate from a faith based perspective means providing the skills and knowledge needed to serve others in the name of Christ, many of whom are struggling with issues ranging from suicide to marital conflict and depression to the overarching effects of globalization and a changing society.
Living and serving in this city of several million people also means being open to those “divine appointments”, opportunities God arranges where conversations with those who don’t know Christ can lead to seeds being planted and lives being changed forever.
Because of the secure nature of my work in India, my name and other details have been left off the above information for my safety and the safety of those I minister to. If you are interested in learning more, or possibly arranging a time for me to come visit your church, please contact The Mission Society at 800-478-8963 and ask for missionary #0320. They will pass along your information to me and I will be in touch as soon as possible. I welcome the opportunity to share more with you, and hope you can support me with your gifts and your prayers.