North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Emmanuel and Allison’s Story

Emmanuel and Allison have two children. The vision of their ministry, Influence International, is to see holistic development within communities of India & Nepal through the Whole Gospel of Jesus Christ. Influence International specifically works to raise leaders, develop churches, empower children and transform communities. Their goal is to establish training centers covering all the major languages and regions of India and Nepal. Servant-leaders are being raised up to pioneer ministries and plant churches. Children’s homes, community centers, and the distribution of school supplies and clothing are empowering children in vulnerable circumstances. Influence International works to break the cycle of poverty and bring the true life of Jesus to people and communities.

About India

India is rapidly emerging as a world power in business and technology. Growth provides much hope for progress, but this newfound prosperity must spread to every echelon of society for India to see true change. Poverty is perpetuated by a ruthless caste system, with hundreds of millions plummeting into the throes of destitution, disease, and abuse. Among these are millions of orphaned children, who are vulnerable to the vices of bonded labor and human trafficking. India is one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse nations, so it is paramount that the Gospel is shared through indigenous expressions of faith.

Ways to Pray 1. For partnerships that will allow the extension of these ministries and training programs in states all across India. 2. Safety of the church planters as they enter resistant areas of India.

India Facts Population: 1,342,512,706 Capital: New Delhi Primary Religion: Hinduism Language: Hindi