Impact in South Asia
At Stadia, we talk about impact a lot. It’s important enough to us that we made it one of our five values. It may be defined differently depending on who you ask and where you are. In South Asia, the impact seen is in lives changed.
In South Asia, our partners have seen over 30,000 communities transformed, over 2,000 women empowered, and over 6,000 children released from material, educational, and spiritual poverty.
Families in South Asia are not only coming to faith, but they are also growing and multiplying that faith. Our partner Enhance* has many women and men working even now in the field to reach people with the gospel.
Arti* is a woman that is making an impact where God has placed her. Her community has over 500 families in it that are looking for hope in the midst of crisis. She has the opportunity to live out her faith day by day with those she comes into contact with, and people in her community are responding. They are becoming strong in their faith and know that God continues to be faithful no matter what comes their way.
In Luke chapter 15 Jesus tells the parable of the lost sheep. Jesus says:
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Now imagine the celebration that goes on every day in heaven because of the work our partners are doing all around the world. That’s a party I’d love to attend.
We can continue to make an impact in South Asia, even in a time like this. Our partners won’t stop the work they are doing, and neither will we.
Partner with us on May 5th, Giving Tuesday, to continue in our vision of seeing every child – everywhere – having a church. Give today to help us and our partners continue to make an impact across the country and across the world, in places like South Asia!
*names have been changed for security purposes
Emma lives in Seattle, WA, and is currently attending the University of Washington, majoring in Education. Prior to working with Stadia, she worked as an executive and research assistant at her home church, Cross & Crown. She grew up in the church as a pastor’s daughter, and is excited to reach others through the mission of Stadia and the Gospel.