Over a half billion Buddhists in more than 670 people groups worldwide need to know the transforming power of the gospel of Christ. Yet, nearly four in five of them are least-reached: They don’t have access to a church that preaches the gospel and worships in a culturally relevant way.
Christar is driven by a passion to establish churches among the least-reached: those who do not have access to a church in their own language, culture or in proximity to where they live. We trust the Lord to work through us as we send teams to cultivate Christ-honoring transformation in Buddhist communities throughout the world where He is not yet known or worshiped.
A Heritage of Ministry Among Buddhists
Buddhists have long held a special place in our hearts. The earliest roots of Christar reach back to 1909, when Florence Drew left for China with only a suitcase, a typewriter and a dream. She founded the South China Boat Mission, which established floating boat churches to bring God’s truth to coastal fishermen in Hong Kong and the surrounding area where Buddhism was practiced.