China - Community Health Evangelism workers are involved with migrant families from rural areas as they enter into city life. They work with community centers, churches and schools loving the migrants who are often disadvantaged. Pray for the protection of the workers, growth of churches and education of the children.
NE Asia - In a remote part of Asia we partner with a national missionary taking the Gospel to the many tribal unreached groups in his area. This protected state is home to over 100 different tribal groups, mainly Buddhist or animist or a combination of the two. Pray for additional national workers who will be able to work in this protected state and the growth of the newly established churches.
India - Akivdi region. There are three unreached people groups in this region. Pathway is partnering with India Gospel League to bring the light of Jesus into this rural area. The Akivdi region is the third region that Pathway has helped complete church saturation. Our partnership includes digging water wells, building Life Centers and supplying Barefoot Pastors with needed materials as well as sending Serving Teams to encourage the workers.
Nairobi, Kenya – the village of Mabatini in the Mathare Valley has been adopted by Pathway. We have helped bring clean water to the village, purchase land for a school and construct a temporary community center. Through Community Health Evangelism, workers reach into the homes of the people caught in this slum. Serving teams have assisted in micro-finance development, encouragement of leaders and teaching of children.
Arusha, Tanzania - We partner with the Church Planters Training Center which trains the tribal peoples of this region to evangelize and plant churches among the rural peoples. Each training class has representatives of several tribes. After initial training, the center’s staff visits the planters and their churches. A holistic approach is used giving training in business, health and other training as needed. To date, over 40 churches have been planted. Two graduate families are being financially added by Pathway.
Central Asia - Pathway reaches into one of the closed-to-Christians countries of this region to train and encourage national church planters. Meetings must be small and the location frequently moved to avoid police detection. Several pastors are under constant surveillance. Contact and communication with these heroes is difficult and dangerous. Pray for the underground church in Central Asia.
Brazil - Along the tributaries of the Amazon, live the River People, a genetic mixture of Indian and Portuguese ancestry. Their religion is a mixture of folk-catholic and spirit worship. South American church planters travel these waterways teaching the Gospel and organizing churches. A new mission boat has recently been completed to serve as a base in a newly opened region. Pray for strength for the missionaries and spiritual awakening for the River People.
New Orleans, Louisianna - After Katrina, many churches closed their doors as people left the area. As immigrants move in, the culture has changed. Hope Christian Church is a church plant reaching out to the new emerging New Orleans culture.