A CMF Marketplace Ministries team is making plans to serve in a diverse and multicultural country in South Asia. The country has a population of 23 million, but is only 1.3 percent Christian. The people are primarily Buddhist (70 percent) and Hindu (12 percent). The remainder are Muslim (10 percent) and Roman Catholic (6 percent).
CMF plans to enter the country in 2018 with a focus on several unreached cities where there are a number of small, evangelical churches. We have narrowed our efforts to those ministries that allow for partnership with like-minded churches and Christian leaders to multiply disciples and churches. The key areas of emphasis will be to work with these local leaders to teach specific church planting principles and using CHE (Community Health Evangelism) principles to enter communities and engage them with the gospel.