Missionary Supported by Metro Church of God We are presently in the process of seeking a missionary to support in this state.
Facts about MIZORAM**http://www.operationworld.org/country/indi/owtext.html
Population 860,000; 41 people/sq.km.
Capital Aizawl 182,000.
Tribal or Adivasi (17) 94.8%. Mizo/Lushai 555,000; Poi 71,000; Chakma 68,000; Ralte 62,000; Pawi 44,900; Kuki 40,500.
Other groups (15) 5.1%. Bengali, Nepali (4) 6,000.
1 Mizoram is one of the most active Christian states in the world. Most are Presbyterian and Baptist, but there are now 60 other denominations and numerous independent congregations. Awakenings and revivals in recent years have dynamized the Church and transformed society. It is now the most literate and well-educated state in India. Mizo missionaries in India and beyond number over 2,000 – one of the highest sending statistics in the world.
2 The challenges to be tackled by the Christians:
a) Divisions within denominations and inter-ethnic tensions are a discredit to the unity expected of believers.
b) Serious societal problems – increased corruption, youth delinquency, abuse of drugs and alcohol.
c) The largely Buddhist Chakma and Reang tribal refugees from Tripura need to be evangelized.
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