Several raised concrete platforms serve as cremation sites for the deceased. The ashes of the dead are placed into clay pots which are then cast into the sea in an elaborate ceremony, performed in hopes that loved ones will be reincarnated in a higher state of existence. Every day, when the tides recede, clay pots long buried in the sea are revealed—each broken vessel a reminder of a soul that entered eternity without Christ.
Sadly, this story has been repeated across the Caribbean for the last 180 years. Between 1838 and 1917, about a half-million East Indians, predominantly Hindus, were brought into the Caribbean as indentured servants. Many more have migrated into the Caribbean in recent years. Today, close to a million Hindus call the Caribbean their home. They remain separated from Christ by religious, cultural, and linguistic barriers.
Missionaries and churches in the Caribbean are beginning to answer the call to reach these unreached communities. Learn more at abwe.org/open.
We at ABWE believe that God is raising up a new generation to go to some of the farthest frontiers of missions. Recognizing that time is short, and eternity matters, we’ve launched the Open Initiative to send 7 teams to unreached people groups in the next 7 years. Explore how you can join us through prayer, sending, supporting, or going.