Maranatha’s first project in India was in 1988. But the big push for mission trips to India began in 1998, when we opened offices in the country. Since then, Maranatha has steadily worked with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in India to complete more than 1,600 churches and school classrooms in the country.
In 2012, Maranatha introduced another product to India: Elementary Education Centers. These multi-classroom buildings have been ideal for schools with large enrollments.
In recent years, Maranatha has been responding to requests for churches and schools in northeastern India. In this part of the country, a significant portion of the population is Christian. However, the Seventh-day Adventist faith is relatively new, and many congregations are without a place of worship. Adventist schools are also in need of construction support for their facilities.
In 2023, the Maranatha will continue providing churches, schools, and water wells across the country.
Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1.3 billion
Adventist membership: 1,501,467
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