Finny & Bindu Mathews
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
At Alpha International Ministries (AIM), they believe that they can help fulfill the Great Commission in this generation through the Biblical method modeled by Jesus, imitated by Apostle Paul and the pioneer of modern missions, William Carey; by Winning, Training, Sending, and Helping Nationals. In 1965, God called Dr. Cherian Mathews to leave the comfort of a Christian south and by faith go to Northern India as a church planter. God has had his hand upon AIM and is accomplishing his great purposes in the unreached and hostile states of Northern India and they now have a presence in 10 nations.
As they minister in areas hostile to the gospel, their goal is to come alongside national pastors and leaders, equipping and empowering them to do the work of evangelism and church planting. God has given them a plan and a specific way of doing short term missions by including pastor/national leader and women conferences, as well as youth and children camps for training and equipping. They offer medical camps to provide help. AIM provides monthly support (food, shelter, a Christian education) for more than 750 children and national pastors. And they have the great privilege of working alongside Samaritan’s Purse when national disasters strike one of the countries where they serve. Their short term mission teams minister to hundreds who will in turn reach millions long after they are gone. They believe missions is the heart cry of God, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8, NKJV).
Pray for the safety of the persecuted church.
Pray for resources to provide shelter, food, and Christian education to children and national leaders.
Pray for resources for the completion of the AIM Center of Hope in India which will be used to train up new pastors with seminary degrees, educate children from Hindu, Muslim, and Christian backgrounds, and provide occupational skills such as nursing, computer programming, welding, mechanics, etc., so that they can provide financially for themselves and be a Christian influence in their communities.
Pray for God’s leading in all they do.