The Asian Friendship Center maintains a positive, Christian presence in the Forest Gate community of England, where many South Asians reside. Funds will be used for rent, utilities and supplies needed to support outreach programs.
Of the more than 30,000 people in this half square mile of area, over 24,000 are South Asians, the majority being Pakistani and other Muslims. There is no other organization or church specifically reaching out to these South Asians.
Through the contacts made, it is hoped that many will become followers of Christ and become fruitful members in the new emerging church being planted.
The center is currently used for children's programs (vacation Bible school, fun days, help with homework) and adult programs (conversational English classes, music classes, employment forums and special events).
Rent for the Asian Friendship Centre building is $1440 per month. The utilities cost $100 per month. Supplies for outreach programs are an additional $50 per month.