India – The Francisco Family
The Franciscos moved to India in 2013 where they work as social entrepreneurs striving to catalyze lasting, positive change among distressed and long ignored Muslim communities. Some of the ways in which they’ve been engaged are:
Partnering with and empowering national believers to bless and reach their Muslim neighbors
Facilitating community health development among villages and community networks in need
Social business ventures designed to help address systemic problems
The region that they live and work in is one of the most dense focal points of need in the world, both physically and spiritually. Sickness, extreme poverty and the lack of value for women are ubiquitous. It’s their hope to see the love and teachings of Jesus help mend broken hearts and lives.
This awesome family has been PCC members since 2006. They’ve made amazing progress in language learning and cultural adaptation as they engage their neighbors. Opportunities to work with local church leaders continue to grow and they are excited by the increasing desire among Muslim communities to see wholistic health—spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.
Please Pray For…
- Their local partnerships with national believers and the stirring of passion to reach their Muslim neighbors
- Wisdom and direction with their social business ventures
- Continued acquisition of the Urdu and Hindi languages and adaption to the wildly different culture
- Continued vigilance in a land where differing worldviews often lead to hurt and confusion
- Perseverance amidst spiritual warfare, physical protection, resolve during homesickness and for good health
- The healthy growth and development of their children
- Deep friendships with nationals and being love and light to them
- Additional monthly financial support allowing them to be 100% funded
NOT SURE WHAT A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR IS?
Check out the following videos and website links for more information:
- What is social entrepreneurship? By SENS, a Serbian Social Enterprise Network
- What is a Social Entrepreneur? By the Thomson Reuters Foundation
- Ashoka Foundation: Innovators for the Public: What is a Social Entrepreneur?
- PBS: The New Heros: What is Social Entrepreneurship?