#1. From India, A Missionary is Called to ‘Little India’ in NYC

Pastor Boto Joseph talks about ministry in New York City’s Southeast Asian immigrant community and how the witness of new believers reaches family members back home in Southeast Asia.

Pastor Boto Joseph’s journey from India led him to ministry in ‘Little India’ in Jackson Heights, Queens—the most ethnically diverse community in New York City.

Episode summary:

Boto Joseph is a pastor, missionary, worship leader, team mobilizer and gifted communicator. He talks about his call to ministry, ministering to New York City’s Southeast Asian immigrant community, ministering to their family members back home, church planting and how COVID-19 has impacted local congregations.

Scripture Referenced in Episode:

  • John 3:16
  • Parable of the Four Soils / The Parable of the Sower, Matthew 13:1–23, Mark 4:1–20, Luke 8:4–15

Topics Discussed:

  • The journey from being raised in a Christian home in India to serving among the unreached in ‘Little India’ in New York City
  • The ends of the earth being in NYC with communities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Tibet
  • Eagerness of unreached people to have spiritual conversations
  • Southeast Asians who have immigrated to NYC are the breadwinners and doorkeepers for their families back home
  •  People of peace that are here are also people of influence back home
  • Defining success as a church planter
  • Spiritual growth during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • People in NYC likened to the third soil in the parable of the four soils
  • Gospel planting versus church planting
  • House churches in New York City
  • Who was Jesus talking to in John 3:16?

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