Global Partner Highlight: Enhance
Sensory overload; a common feeling when visiting and experiencing Southern Asia.
Southern Asia is a complicated landscape. As much as it is covered in bright, rich color, it is brown from dirt and open sewage covering alleys, roads, houses, and even people. Food is full of spice yet you eat with your hands. Animals freely use roads alongside the cars, rickshaws, bikes, and people. The impeccably beautiful and symmetrical Taj Mahal stands towering over slums of 26 million homeless children. There are beautiful, colorful, and gold plated temples that stand in front of those coming to pray, make sacrifices, and perform rituals. They are living in a broken caste system, looking for worth and hope in all the wrong places.
500 million in Southern Asia have never even heard the name of Jesus. The caste system and twisted religion tell most they have no worth and there is no hope for a way out in this life. These people need Jesus.
Along with US congregations and individuals, Stadia is proud to collaborate with Enhance.* Enhance is a Southern Asia based non-profit organization who believes that through equipping indigenous leaders to become church planters, people groups of Asia can be transformed by the power of the Gospel.
Stadia partners with Enhance to provide church startup costs for new planters each year. After receiving training, indigenous male and female leaders are provided the necessary funds to launch. These men and women are spiritually and socially equipped to be catalysts for transformation. The training involves students living and studying at training centers. Not only do they receive spiritual and ministry training but also the practical skills they need to reach out to local communities and fulfill the calling of God on their lives. These practical skills are strengthened when the students facilitate various outreach and community development programs, such as health and hygiene classes, aid and relief projects, education programs and film ministry. Once completed, they are sent out to their villages to start churches.
Our goal is to educate and equip 35,000 leaders to develop 100,000 communities by 2030. By God’s grace, we’re on track to reach that goal.
These planters will start an average of three new plants in Gospel-starved communities in their first five years of ministry. By partnering with Enhance* and Stadia you can help start new churches all over Southern Asia; one of the most unreached people groups on the planet.
When you fund one new planter for $6500, you provide them with a bicycle for travel, a carpet for people to sit on during meetings, bibles, instruments for music, continued development costs, and bio-vocational funds until they are self-supported.
Looking in from the outside on Southern Asia is heart breaking; the poverty, the oppression, the hopelessness. But when you look into the eyes of a Southern Asia man or woman who has now found Jesus, you know that there is great hope for the nation. Be a part of flipping this nation from the most unreached to the most reached people group on the planet!
With God’s help, the possibilities are even more endless than the sensory overload!
Passionate about the church and the people she’s been called to serve, Andrea has spent the entirety of her professional career in ministry. As a director at Mosaic Christian Church, she built the missions program into a sustainable, focused endeavor and developed the Kids Ministry into a thriving environment for children to encounter Jesus. From leading trips across the world to leading pre-k volunteers, Andrea has seen the very real impact of the local church on a given community, and it has only stoked her passion to see God’s lost children come home. In addition the her role at Stadia, she helps lead Gail’s Girls and is intentional about building others up to be all that God designed them to be. If she’s not at hip coffee shop working, you can find her at a spin studio, exploring Baltimore’s freshest restaurants with girlfriends, or in Pennsylvania spending the day with her family.