Our Adopted People Groups

YWAM Dehradun has a Centre focus by adopting six groups of People who are greatly in need of the Gospel.

They are –

Garhwali      They are the hill people of the western side of the state of                 Uttarakhand.  Dehradun city the state capital is in Garhwal.

Kumaoni    They are the people of the eastern side of the state of Uttarakhand.

Tibetan    Most of the Tibetans in the region of Dehradun were born in India.  A few of the Tibetans have come to faith in Christ.

Gorkhali/Nepali    Being near to western Nepal, there are 15 % Nepalis in Dehradun.   The history of their presence here goes back over 200 years.

Muslim      The Muslim population in Uttarakhand is lower than the national average, but in nearby districts of Uttar Pradesh their population can be as high as 50 %.

Refugees    YWAM Dehradun has offered short-term discipleship training for Muslim Refugees from  Afghanistan, and the Rohingya of Myanmar.

God loves these people and desires that none of them should perish (2 Peter 3:9).
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The Nations

During the lecture phase of our first school we went for a prayer walk.

We went with 3 teams to 3 different places. Later when the teams came back and gave testimonies about what God spoke while they were out, walking and praying, we discovered that every team received the same scripture. (Joshua 1:3) I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.

We believe that we received this Word as a school for our center. This means also for the upcoming schools! Coming to our school means walking, going, moving for God wherever He leads us. Verse 4 says: “Your territory will extend …”

We went already to Bihar (Purnea, Baghalpur and Araria district), Andrah Pradesh (Chittoor District) and to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India. But also to Nepal and Bhutan. Only God knows the exact plan for the upcoming school but “Our territory will extend as He promised because we are planning to put our feet into new areas, still unreached with the Gospel. Our plan is to reach out to the above mentioned nations and to other Asian nations, or, if the Lord guides us to the ends of the earth.

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)

And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. (Mark 13:10)