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Telugu Relief Project: Book by John Piper

Fifty Reasons Jesus Came to Die

Goal: $9,400

100% Raised

TGC International Outreach is engaged in Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church. We create Relief Projects by working with translators, publishers, and printers here in North America as well as overseas, and donate these resources through global missions networks. Through your generous gifts, these projects enable us to strengthen thousands of church leaders in Asia, Africa, and South America.

 

Resource

The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God’s Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer. The central issue of Jesus’ death is not the cause, but the meaning—God’s meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons.

 

Language

Countries with Telugu-speaking Populations:  
India, U.K., Australia, Singapore, Fiji, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and North America.
 
 
Situation
The people of India who speak Telugu share a language that dates back to the 14th Century B.C. Telugu is the third most-spoken language in India and is mainly spoken in southeast India along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal. What was once considered the language of the elite caste, Telugu is now a common language among the people through radio, television, and movies. This area is also home to the greatest concentra-tion of Islamic workers and conversions to Islam.
 
Nearly 40% of the population within each of the major cities of this region are Muslim, by faith. With the pressure of anti-conversion laws and the presence of Islam, the official percentage of Christians has declined among Telugu speakers in India and yet in the last decade there is a resurgence of evangelism (in spite of the persecution), church planting in over 26,000 villages, and the renewed work of indigenous missionaries. Still, most missionaries and pastors lack adequate training and over 50% of the region completely lacks a Christian presence. Women run most new Internet cafés and, thus, both women and men have access to online resources, books, and materials. (Central Institute of Indian Languages, IWS, and Operation World, pg. 318-19)
 
 
India’s Demographics*
Area: 3,166,000 sq km
Population:  1,214,464,312
75,510,000 First Language Telugu Speakers 
61% Literacy Rate  (Internet users 5.3M; growing 240% per decade)
2.2% Evangelical
 
* Statistics are from IWS, CIIL, and Operation World.
 

Partners

Philadelphia Missions
Jammu Narayanapuram, Vizianagaram, India

Philadelphia Missions is a Christian ministry dedicated to furthering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unreached people groups of India. This is done by sharing the good news of salvation to those who have not yet come to faith. Our primary task is evangelizing, discipling, and planting churches. In the last seven years, Philadelphia Missions has reached several people groups establishing churches among them. At present there are 27 full-time church planters working together for this cause.

 

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  • Help bring men, women, and children to Christ as their Lord and Savior;

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Project Details

Goal: $9,400

Title: 50 Reasons Jesus Came to Die

AuthorJohn Piper
Format: Softcover Book
Language: Telugu

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