Empart is transforming communities by establishing congregations with local leaders that are relevant within the local culture and are truly indigenous in character. A transformed community is defined as having 12 or more believers meeting regularly – we call these Established. If people are gathering regularly for service, but there are less than 12 believers in the congregation, it is known as Developing. Empart currently has over 11,000 established and over 9,000 developing transformed communities.
Many communities have been transformed after our workers prayed for someone who was sick or demon possessed and the Lord set them free; just like in the Book of Acts. In all of these communities, a great emphasis is placed on teaching the Word of God, prayer and missions. This has resulted in believers becoming bold witnesses for Christ.
Our indigenous field workers have truly counted the cost and still choose to take up their crosses to follow Christ. Many pay the high price of suffering, hardship, intense persecution and abandonment by family or community members. But they pay the price willingly for the privilege of seeing a community transformed, established among unreached people.
Empart field workers work in various regions throughout southern Asia, with each region in need of resources to enable the workers to effectively reach their communities with the love of Christ. $150 per month fully covers the cost of one field worker and his family.