South Asia has the largest concentration of lostness on the planet—1.7 billion people. It is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism and home to more than 500 million Muslims. From the heights of the Himalayan Mountains to the beaches of the Maldives, from crowded city markets to peaceful rice fields, South Asia is awe-inspiring and heart-wrenching at the same time.

Every week in South Asia, 654,000 babies are born. Every week in South Asia, 237,000 people pass into eternity, and most will spend that eternity separated from God.

South Asian brothers and sisters are taking a stand for Christ, often facing intense persecution. Scripture in hundreds of different languages is being printed and given to those hungry for God’s Word. Technology is being used to engage the lost. God is calling out laborers from regions like North and South America, Europe and East Asia to give their lives that South Asians may know Him. People are learning that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them and has plans to give them a hope and a future. Disciples are being made, churches are being planted and the unengaged are being engaged.

Join the work in South Asia. Pray in strategic and informed ways for South Asian People. Offer your time, energy and resources so that South Asians have opportunity to hear the Good News.

Pray for the 2,286 people groups, 863 which are unengaged, for the 35,183 new believers and 29,286 who were baptized last year, and pray for the lost that they may hear the Good News of Jesus.

Because of the generous giving of Oklahoma Baptists through the Cooperative Program, an amazing array of ministries are supported. This unified giving encourages fellowship with other believers all over the world. Collectively, Oklahoma Baptists are advancing the Gospel together.

South Asian peoples were featured in the 2022 Missionary Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. To see more information, visit