Although they are south of Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a union territory of India. They are are home to what is sometimes referred to as the most isolated place on earth – North Sentinel Island. With a population of just 400,000 throughout the islands, the local pastors and missionaries we come alongside of have the opportunity to make a large impact on the culture of the entire main island, Great Andaman.
Our 20 local pastors and missionaries reach out to people unreached with the Gospel, help children escape poverty through education programs, and more. In 2020 our support enabled these local partners to help over 100 families hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with emergency food supplies for a month. Two churches were repaired after storm damage, and at least 54 men and women made decisions to follow Jesus – with several hundred more men, women, and children indicating a great interest in the Gospel.
Capital: Port Blair
Religion: Hindu 69.4%, Christian 21.7%, Muslim 8.5%, other 0.4%
Persecution Watch List Country Ranking: 10