Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands

Although they are south of Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a union territory of India. They are home to what is sometimes referred to as the most isolated tribe on earth – the Sentinelese of North Sentinel Island. With a population of only roughly 430,000 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 main island, Great Andaman, and other islands.  

Our 20 local partners reach out to people unreached with the Gospel, help children escape poverty through education programs, and more. From 2021-2023, our support enabled these local partners to distribute 680 Bibles in six languages, as well as several thousand gospel tracts. 60 church leaders attended a monthly church planting training program, while 67 lay believers and new leaders received training in topics including taking on church leadership roles and discipling others. 31 leaders received packs containing various tools helpful for their ministries (rain coats, flashlights, study Bibles, etc.). Nearly 70 churches and house churches were planted, and 125 new believers were baptized. 36 families received vital food relief during Covid-19 lockdowns, and another 12 families were provided relief packages following severe flooding. Three church buildings were also repaired following these floods.

Capital: Port Blair

Population: 430,000

Religion: Hindu 69.5%, Christian 21.3%, Muslim 8.5%, Sikh 0.3%, other 0.4%

Persecution Watch List Country Ranking: 11

Ministries: Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation, Pastor & Missionary Sponsorship, Pastor Training

Stories of

Andaman Islands

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