South Asia Ministry Outreach

South Asia Ministry Outreach

From Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis

During Covid-19 Global Pandemic, Pakistan and Indians have been suffering from socio-religious-political unrest/violence and deadly disease. You can make a positive difference in sending us to share the love of Christ.

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"I will seek the lost, I will bring back strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthened the weak." Ezekiel 34:16

To my Sisters and Brothers in Christ,     

                                                    (this letter is updated as of 7/15/2021)

In this deadly crisis of Covid-19 Global pandemic where there are hunger, starvation, violence, sickness, death and grief ravaging many nations, I am hoping to make  a positive difference by physically going to Pakistan and Southern India to preach the Good News of crucified risen Christ and the Holy Spirit in the midst of suffering and pain, to present and encourage the people  and clergy leaders many ways to connect with God through meditative and contemplative prayers, to give words of comfort to men and women who are stricken with grief of the loss of their loved ones, to praise and worship God through music, healing anointing and Eucharist, to donate food/medical supplies and to be the incarnated loving presence of Christ in the midst of time of national mourning, trauma and tragedy.

We are hoping to raise a total of $10,000. to do a mission partnership in ministry to assist spiritual leaders in India and Pakistan at this time of the global Covid pandemic.  We will be escorted by bishops/ministers at all times.  If we do not raise sufficient funds, we may only visit Pakistan and keep our expenses to a bear minimum.

We are planning to travel to India and Pakistan in mid-August-September 8, 2021 with my friend pastor, sister in Christ, Rev. Agnes who will be assisting me in various forms of ministerial activities.  However, the date may be subject to change due to passport renewal arrival date, visa request grant date and temporary traveling government Covid  pandemic restriction dates, political/ecclesiastical situations/event changes, my son's school in America and my friend's pastoral church duties, etc. This requires flexibility and willingness to adjust while being committed to be ready to depart when all the paperworks are in order. 

To be more specific, our itinerary is to visit the 3 cities in Pakistan.  Then, we will travel to India.  However, there is likely chance that if we do not raise enough fund, we will focus on Pakistan ministry at this time only.  If we only raise funds for airfare, food, lodging without other ministry or donation expenses, we will fly out and modify expenses to a bear minimum and continue the ministry as best as we can with no extra donations to the native churches or their seminaries.

If visa is not granted temporarily due to Covid pandemic in India by the mid August, we will modify our original plan accordingly to focus on Pakistan as their airports are open and obtaining visa is open.

Please note that your bank charge for fund donation may state as "Stripe," or "South Asia Ministry" when it is withdrawn and it is part of Fundly.com website.  The processing fee is 7% of each donation.  Please do not think this is fraud when different name appears.  

We will be working with native Evangelical Episcopal Communion bishops, priests, Anglican Bishops and priests, Presbyterian, Baptist and non-denomination-Pentecost pastor. 

 Our ministry will include but not limited to:

1.  Diocesan/Regional Clergy Theological and Spiritual Formation 2-3 day retreat/seminar for priests/lay leaders of dioceses. 4 Conferences in 3 cities ranging 100-200 clergies in Pakistan and 2 conferences with 100-300 clergies in India.

 2.  Preaching and Communion: I will be leading Revival, Healing Services with Communion, and Intercession Prayer gatherings at villages and pavilions, churches

3.  2 Women's Conferences- I will be coordinating Pakistan women guest speakers to address women's critical issues and will discuss on theological, sociological and psychological multiple levels.

4.   Visit and participate in evangelistic outreach to plant a new church or to nurture the existing village churches in India, to encourage and pray with local church pastors and their parishioners and community/national leaders.

5.  Coordinate and work with the native clergies/ministers, missionaries and provide resources and connections on a denomination and on ecumenical level.  Establish and Build working relationships with national clergies and their spouses for future ministerial support. 

6.  Give out Medical supplies in India such as oxygen masks and survival kits and food to the village people/churches, clergy family survival packages

7.  Ministering with the  Dean and his staffs of the Diocese of Raiwind, Church of Pakistan, Anglican and Episcopal priests (as of 7/24, 2021) and pastors from Presbyterian, Baptist and Pentecostal Branch.

You may donate as you wish.  These area guidelines for suggested donations. The fund raised will go to:

Emergency Fund For families of ministers who died. 

Food emergency relief supplies.

New Church Planting Mission and Evangelistic Outreach 

Medical Supplies -Oxygen Ventilators 

Theological Educational Funds for Bible School and Seminary.  Administrative Costs. 

Travel Expense 

Conference Fee

I would like to also raise a mission partnership with you all as I intend to travel often globally in the future to continue to do these kinds of ministries.  No doubt, you are the sending-missionaries who will make a positive difference in the lives of devastated. 

 I will keep in touch with you through social media and email and update you as the ministry progresses.  I need not only financial support but your prayer of intercessions as this is critical to breaking down any strongholds that binds people's souls.  Thank you for your kind considerations.  

May God continue to be glorified, bless, heal and empower each of you.

The Rev. Dr. I. Teresa Ko-Davis, 

Evangelical Episcopal Communion priest

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
8 days ago

Update #21

Dear All,
I am sad to announce that I will not be taking my teenage teenage son with me to the Pakistan and India ministry outreach trip at this time. It seems too dangerous to take a risk as he is young and innocent even though he is well capable to assist me in the ministry. It seems like my colleague and sister in Christ, Rev. Agnes and I will be traveling together, with the Triune God along with the national bishops and pastors.

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
10 days ago

Update #20

Today marks reaching little over 20% of my goal which is $10,000.

This is another fund raising Campaign I launched a week ago. Anyone who is non-Christian or Christians can donate to the humanitarian cause if they are interested.
The date is rescheduled to Sat. 7/31 as I needed more time to get a permit from the Princeton township.

Prayer - WALK-A-THON

Date: Saturday, July 31 Rain day is Sunday August 1.

Time: 9-11AM

Location: Princeton Theological Seminary main entrance to Marquand Park inner circle and return back to location where you started. You may donate any amount as you wish starting from a dime. You may click here directly to donate.

Here is the map:
https://www.google.com/.../data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5...

You are all invited to walk with us. We are raising money and prayer intercessors to feed the hungry, sick and dying children, youth, women, men and elderly in Pakistan and India.

Please register by sending to holypresencechurch@gmail.com or face book message of your name and the amount you pledge through Facebook Messenger.

The walk is to show solidarity with people who are grieving and actively dying due to Covid-19/Delta.

You may run, bring babies in a stroller, walk with your dogs/cats, walk with cane or on wheelchair, etc.. Even if you cannot walk with us, please consider sending in your donation by clicking on the link here:

fundly.com/walk-a-thon-2036

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
18 days ago

Update #19

Status Report: I reached little over10% of the revised goal which is $10,000. Please continue to pray and to donate directly by clicking this link. Thank you for your generosity.
Blessings of Christ be with you all.
- The Rev. Dr. Teresa Ko-Davis
fundly.com/south-asian-outreach-ministry

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
22 days ago

Update #17

"Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves." - Psalm 126:6

To my Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
(this letter is updated as of 7/4/2021)

We are hoping to raise a total of $10,000. to do a mission partnership in ministry to assist spiritual leaders in India and Pakistan at this time of the global Covid pandemic. We will be escorted by bishops/ministers at all times. If we do not raise sufficient funds, we may only visit Pakistan and keep our expenses to a bear minimum.

We are planning to travel to India and Pakistan in mid-August-September 8, 2021 with my friend pastor, sister in Christ, Rev. Agnes and my teenage son who will be assisting me in various forms of ministerial activities. To be more specific, our itinerary is to visit the 3 cities in Pakistan. Then, we will travel to India. However, there is likely chance that if we do not raise enough fund, we will focus on Pakistan ministry only.

If we only raise funds for airfare, food, lodging without other ministry or donation expenses, we will fly out and modify expenses to a bear minimum and continue the ministry as best as we can with no extra donations to the native churches or seminaries.

If visa is not granted temporarily due to Covid pandemic in India by the mid August, we will modify our original plan accordingly to focus on Pakistan as their airports are open and obtaining visa is open.

Please note that your bank charge for fund donation may state as "Stripe," or "South Asia Ministry" when it is withdrawn and it is part of Fundly.com website. The processing fee is 7% of each donation. Please do not think this is fraud when different name appears.

We will be working with native Evangelical Episcopal Communion bishops, priests, Anglican Bishops and priests, Presbyterian, Baptist and non-denomination-Pentecost pastor.

Our ministry will include but not limited to:

1. Diocesan/Regional Clergy Theological and Spiritual Formation 2-3 day retreat/seminar for priests/lay leaders of your diocese. 4 Conferences in 3 cities ranging 100-200 clergies in Pakistan and 2 conferences with 100-300 clergies in India.

2. Preaching and Communion: I will be leading Revival, Healing Services with Communion, and Intercession Prayer gatherings at villages and pavilions, churches, and theological institutions.

3. 2 Women's Conferences- I will be coordinating Pakistan women guest speakers to address women's critical issues and will discuss on theological, sociological and psychological multiple levels.

4. Visit and participate in evangelistic outreach to plant a new church or to nurture the existing village churches, to encourage and pray with local church pastors and their parishioners and community/national leaders.

5. Coordinate and work with the native clergies/ministers, missionaries and provide resources and connections on a denomination and on ecumenical level. Establish and Build working relationships with national clergies and their spouses for future ministerial support.

6. Deliver preaching, communion at the ecumenical convocation of graduating seminary students in Pakistan.

7. Give out Medical supplies in India such as oxygen masks and survival kits and food to the village people/churches, clergy family survival packages

8.Meeting with Supreme Council of Bishops in Pakistan (all branches of Orthodox, Episcopal and Anglican)

9. Visit orphanage in Pakistan

10. Islam and Christian Peace Keeping Meditation Prayer Gathering

You may donate any amount from $1. as you with. However, these area guidelines for suggested donations.

The fund raised will go to:
Emergency Fund For families of ministers who died.
Food emergency relief supplies.
New Church Planting Mission and Evangelistic Outreach
Medical Supplies -Oxygen Ventilators
Theological Educational Funds for Bible School and Seminary. Administrative Costs.
Travel Expense
Conference Fee

I would like to also raise a mission partnership with you all as I intend to travel often globally in the future to continue to do these kinds of ministries. I will keep in touch with you through social media and email and update you as the ministry progresses. I need not only financial support but your prayer of intercessions as this is critical to breaking down any strongholds that binds people's souls. Thank you for your kind considerations.

May God continue to be glorified, bless, heal and empower each of you.

The Rev. Dr. I. Teresa Ko-Davis,
Evangelical Episcopal Communion priest

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
24 days ago

Update #16

My son and I prayer-walked total of 6 hours since 6/27 to complete our 50 hours pledge to this mission outreach. Fund Raising Donation buttons are fully restored now. Pastor Agnes, my son and I are just starting to get our US Passports ready and looking forward to apply for visa. Our itinerary schedules are getting refined as the time passes by. Now, we need to start to prepare for our various preaching, teaching contents. If there are USA churches willing to invite us to speak, please let me know in order to raise funds and prayer warriors. - The Rev. Teresa Ko-Davis, DMin.

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
27 days ago

Update #9

Invitation Letters from Pakistan and India and support letters are arriving one by one. India is still closed but Pakistan is open. We have been busy coordinating schedules with the native clergies and bishops once we arrive. It seems like our schedules is packed back to back. Donations of funds are slowly coming in. Contacts on organization level are being made. I am thinking about adding a theological forum at the Clergy Leadership Conference surrounding topics of theodicy, the image of God, contemplative prayer to promote love of God, self and neighbor for both Muslim and Christians peace.

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
29 days ago

Update #7

My son and I started 50 Hours Prayer Walk-A-Thon to raise fund for the South Asia Ministry Outreach trip expenses and donations of $12,000. today, August 27, 2021. We are expecting to meet the goal by the August 11, 2021. We are planning to Pray as we walk 1 hour every day for this cause.
Please support us continuously and pray with us for God's beloveds in Pakistan and India.

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #4

Today, God moved the heart of one of my friend who is an ordained Lutheran Pastor of Word and Sacrament, Pastor Agnes to join us in missions to travel and minister together. Please continue to pray for us that God's will be done and our Triune God be glorified as the churches are being built up and souls come to know Christ and be empowered and healed in the Holy Spirit.

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #2

I am in the process of contacting potential prayer warriors and financial doners who will be the backbone of this missions. I pray our Triune God would raise prayer warriors and doners as the sending missionary to enable and empower the South Asia Missions in this desperate time of global Covid-Pandemic where souls are tormented and stricken with all forms of pain and suffering. The love, mercy of our holy God in Christ will be proclaimed with words and without by presence through your support. Not even penny of your generous giving will be wasted under the eyes of our Triune God and the financial record will be kept and updated for your viewing request. May God continue to bless each of you as we are all partners in missions in Christ, our Redeemer and Lover of our souls.

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Rev. Dr. Teresa (Sophia) Ko-Davis posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

At the moment, I am working on contacting potential supporters to share about the missions.

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