The following is a staggering reminder of the great need for a gospel witness in the country of India.

Please read through this list slowly and prayerfully, knowing that every number represents a living soul.

It is organized by population per state. 

Uttar Pradesh:    199,812,341  0.2%
Maharashtra:    112,374,333    1.0%
  Bihar:   104,099,452       0.1%
West Bengal:  91,276,115       0.7%
Madhya Pradesh: 72,626,809    0.3%
Tamil Nadu:          72,147,030     6.1%
Rajasthan:    68,548,437     0.1%
Karnataka:  61,095,297      1.9%
Gujarat:           60,439,692   0.5%
Andhra Pradesh: 49,386,799   1.3%
Odisha (Orissa):  41,974,218       2.8%
Telangana:  35,193,978     1.3%
     Kerala:        33,406,061   18.4%
Jharkhand:          32,988,134               4.3%
Assam:    31,205,576  3.7%
Punjab:      27,743,338     1.3%
Chhatisgarh:         25,545,198     1.9%
Haryana:      25,351,462        0.2%
Delhi City:     16,787,941            0.9%
Jammu & Kashmir:   12,541,302   0.3%
Uttarakhand:     10,086,292     0.4%
Himachal Pradesh:   6,864,602   0.2%
Tripura:     3,673,917      4.4%
Meghalaya:     2,966,889     74.6%
Manipur:            2,855,794        41.3%
Nagaland:       1,978,502  87.9%
Goa:    1,458,545      25.1%
Arunachal Pradesh:  1,383,727    30.3%
Puducherry:    1,247,953     6.3%
Mizoram:          1,097,206                87.2%
Chandigarh City:   1,055,450 0.8%
Sikkim:                                                    610,577   9.9%
A & N Islands:          380,581          21.3%
D & N Haveli:      343,709                 1.5%
Daman & Diu   243,247       1.2%
Lakshadweep  64,473 0.5%
* BASED ON STATISTICS FROM THE OFFICE OF REGISTER GENERAL OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS- LAST UPDATED, 13 FEB, 2015.
** BASED ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015 EDITION NEWSPAPER- THE TIMES OF INDIA- LUCKNOW. THIS STATISTIC WOULD INCLUDE ALL DENOMINATIONS CONSIDERED “CHRISTIAN” IN THE INDIAN CONTEXT (INCLUDING CATHOLIC & EVANGELICAL). 

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J.S. began working for HeartCry in 2015. As coordinator for Asia, North America, and Western Europe, he currently oversees the missionaries over 10 countries. J.S. currently lives in Virginia with his wife and four children.

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