India

The Reformed Church in America cooperates with the Church of South India in mission. One of the ways it does this is through Mission Partners International, Inc., a faith-based nonprofit based in Holland, Michigan. In times of major catastrophes Reformed Church World Service works in cooperation with the Indian relief and rehabilitation organization CASA, Church World Service, and the World Council of Churches' world relief services. The Reformed Church in America also cooperates in specific projects with parachurch organizations such as the India Bible Society, the Bible League, and Audio Scriptures International. Recently steps have been taken to build stronger ties with the Church of South India, focusing on personnel support in the area of business consultancy and pastoral training.

1. Assistance to the Poor. An empowerment and income-generation ministry for abused and rejected women receives personnel support from the RCA in a poor region of South India.
2. Medical. An RCA missionary doctor serves an outpatient clinic for poor rural villagers, many of whom have AIDS.
3. Education and Job Training. Many regions in India have unemployment rates over 80 percent. An RCA missionary works to educate the oppressed Dalit people (formerly known as "untouchables") and teach them practical job skills.

The Reformed Church's bond with Christians in India is strengthened through Reformed Church volunteers who serve in India for a limited amount of time, through consultations with the Church of South India, and through exchange visits by members of both churches.

John Paul & Katy Sundararajan

In India, more than 1,600 languages are spoken. People need recordings of the Bible in their own language when written translations aren’t available or they have not learned to read.

JP works with local partners on the ground in India. Our indigenous partners relate to scores of local leaders to share the gospel with thousands each year.

JP is married to Katy. They have a daughter, Leila Ruth, and a son, Reuben Alagar.