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The harvest is plentiful in Bangalore

AUGUST 1, 2014

Bangalore, India

Bangalore (currently with a population of 9 million) is a rapidly growing city in southern India which saw its population increase almost ten-fold in the past three decades! The growth has been spurred by a large influx of business, primarily in the information technology industry, but also in various medical sciences.

Bangalore has attracted many companies because of its year-round pleasant climate, the high quality of its educational institutions, and the relatively large number of English speakers. People from all parts of India, as well as Europe and the Americas, have flocked to the city because of the plentiful employment opportunities.

The great potential for ministry among the city’s newcomers is what motivated the planting of the Covenant Bible Presbyterian church, which is perhaps the only Reformed ministry in the booming southern and eastern suburbs of the city, apart from a small Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) affiliated congregation in the north-western suburb of the city.