India has a 2% Christian population; it is truly one of the last traditional mission fields left in the world today. With a population of 1.2 billion people, 70% of them live in small villages like the one shown here.
When in India, Tony and Jane target the poor and neglected people, better known as the Dalits or untouchables. The untouchables are neglected by the government, employers, and higher castes. They truly are the poorest of the poor, usually working in the rice fields for the equivalent of one American dollar per day. They live in small homes consisting of mud, sticks, and leaves. Their feet are their only means for transportation. They have no ovens for cooking, no refrigerators, no lights, and no physicians to care for them. They live a hard life and most of them will die without hearing the message of Jesus Christ.
When team members enter a village to share their testimonies and present a clear gospel message, the results are phenomenal. Since 2001 over 600,000 people have received Jesus Christ, knowing that coming to Christ includes forsaking all other gods. On average, for every person who steps out in faith on a ten-day mission trip, 200 people will make a profession of faith in Christ Jesus.