Saturday, August 23, 2014

Onsite-Offshore model of Soul Harvesting business

First let us understand how the onsite-offshore model works in the IT services industry. Let us assume the client is an American bank and one of its  vendors is an Indian IT company which has  most of the workforce in India. When personnel from the American client visits the vendor's offshore facility, the client is given great presentations and efforts are made to show how great the vendor is working towards improving the client's product and thus  the client's business. Parties are arranged in office to impress the client. Sometimes managers from the vendor visit the US client location to elaborate about the progress of the ongoing projects and try to get new business from the client. The goal of all this model is getting the work done at a cheaper rate and thus improving the bank's profits. There are lots of varieties in this model but let us take this generic model for this post.

Christian missionaries also have a similar onsite-offshore model. The clients are countless Churches, Ministries and evangelist Christian communities in the US, UK, Germany etc., The vendors are evangelical NGOs in India. Every year the foreign clients send about 1.2 billion USD, approximately half of Indian film industry's revenue,  to these vendor NGOs, according to Govt. of India. The product of this business is Souls of non-Christians. The 'saved' souls are the profit of the collective efforts of the clients and their offshore vendors/counterparts. The souls of non-Christians have to be saved by converting them to Christianity.

Let us understand this business model of missionaries with a case study.

Harvest India - a case study

Harvest India is a Christian missionary organization run from around Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Harvest in the title refers to harvesting of heathen(non-Christian) souls. This evangelical NGO received Rs. 41.44 crores between April 2006 and March 2014, according to Govt. of India. See the FCRA filings for 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013.* To see FCRA filings, go to, select any year and select state 'Andhra Pradesh' and submit. Search for Registration No. '010260176' in the results and you will see 'Harvest India' and view the FCRA return by clicking 'view' in the last column(A new tab opens). Donations came mainly from USA, UK.


The clients for this NGO are evangelist Christian communities in the US, UK etc.,. Churches like Cornerstone Church, Chandler, Arizona, USA, Water Church, Bend, Orgeon, USA, St.Mary's, Marylebone, London etc., and missionary organizations like London Prophetic Forum. There are organizations registered with the name 'Harvest India' in US and UK. You can see Form-990 submitted by Harvest India USA to US IRS. These organizations serve as a hub to collect money from evangelist communities withing the US and UK and send it to India.They pool money on different occasions and send it to our Indian NGO. 

What does the vendor do?

Our vendor NGO is run by one Suresh Kumar. Here is the goal of the NGO in his own words

In the video, Suresh Kumar, the president of the NGO says "Harvest India has the vision to reach the unreached people and its main concern is to spread the good news of Christ". He quotes the usual figure of 500,000 unreached villages usually quoted by missionaries. This number comes from Joshua Project.  He further says "Harvest India has been doing crusades and bringing the light of Lord Jesus Christ to the darkness." "This is a huge nation and there are many people now that have never heard the name of Jesus Christ." He requests for funds for conversions. That is his sales pitch.

Let us see another sales pitch video.

The usual numbers from Joshua Project. The usual hateful language "330 million false gods being worshiped", "darkness", "full of spirituality, but no salvation", "70000 people die each year without hearing about Christ." Suresh requests for funds and invites the clients to visit India to see how many conversions are going on. The video tells the cost for each crusade and even gives the cost to save a soul. This fundraising page by Harvest India gives the breakup of cost  and the cost is between $4 and $10 to save a soul(i. e, convert a person)

The clients often visit India to see the great harvest. These are called mission trips. See these two posts for examples of mission trips.

Vendor Visits

Suresh visits(mostly with family) all the client places almost every year. He visited the American clients in 2014 too. The soul-vendor explains the current status of the projects and looks for "potential new partners." He explains he runs a nursing college for girls, Bible colleges. Boys "graduate" from these bible "colleges" and plant churches. Girls preach the gospel while serving the patients. This is our vendor's sales pitch. That is what our client wants. In the video, the client says a lot of times "we have to make Jesus famous."  Here is Suresh telling about this in one of his US visits:

Showing results

Of course you have to show the results. Otherwise how you would get further funding? Our vendor posts about how many people are getting converted in the crusades. He cites miracles to impress the clients. Here are some samples: 4000 people got converted in a single 2012, 12000 people got converted in a single crusade in 2013. The numbers are just from one crusade. With dwindling number of church-going Christians in Europe and North America, one client from UK does not believe his eyes when he sees so many people getting converted in a remote country. 1.2 billion US dollars would not be pumped into India every year for no reason.

FCRA filings to Govt. of India

By now, it is clear to us that this is a religious NGO trying to convert non-Christians to Christians. But, in its FCRA filings to Govt. of India, it identifies its association as "Economic, Educational, Social", not as a religious association. For example, see the FCRA filing for 2011-2012. 
This lying is the norm in FCRA filings by evangelical NGOs. Are we sure they are not lying about the numbers? Unfortunately there never seems to be any scrutiny on the funding sources, activities, claims made in FCRA filings by Govt. of India.

Politics, Govt programs

In one of visits to the US, Suresh says this:
In the video, Suresh claims the oppressive Hindu(NDA) govt built 68000 temples. Where did he get that number? The govt built temples? Suresh also says he is happy because Congress govt(this was in 2004) formed because "Congress loves all religions and especially Christianity." UPA chairperson Sonia is Christian and YS Rajasekhar Reddy(YSR), a Christian, became Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh(where Harvest India is based) in 2004. (An interesting aside: YSR's son-in-law is also an evangelist.) In fact, YSR used public money to repair churches. In turn, Christian organizations supported YSR in elections.

Also Suresh says "his org is involved with Govt programs." Harvest India got awards from AP govt. Most interesting is the award for 2007. Havest India received the award for helping in Indiramma program. This program was introduced by YSR. As part of this program, "eligible" people receive money from AP govt to build houses. So apart from the foreign funding, Harvest India seems to have got funding from the AP govt. No wonder Suresh felt happy about the Congress govt.


Clients, vendors, products, sales pitch, cost breakups, posting of results, client visits, vendor presentations - just like the onsite-offshore model familiar to a lot of urban Indians. They even support certain political parties and get all kinds of support in return. They lie in FCRA filings. The clients want to convert all of India and change the demographics of India and our vendors facilitate this change. 33.44 crores is a very small amount. There are evangelical NGOs which receive more than that amount in a single year. But the modus operandi is the same. Let us explore more in the future.

Note: I want to apologize to anyone working in the IT or any business using onsite-offshore model. I do not mean to denigrate your work or business by comparing it to the nefarious activities of the missionaries. This model is used only to explain the similarities so that the readers can easily see how the missionary business models work.

*Update: The way FCRA website displays the returns filed by the registered NGOs has changed and the blogpost has been updated to reflect the change.  


  1. Also dear <3 brother you call it a "business" and about money, but the TRUTH is that it is about eternal destinies/lives of people. Tell me one thing brother.. Are you willing to give your life for me? to help me to get to moksha? I am willing to give my life for you just like Jesus did Because even if I die GOD will raise me up ..just like He raised up Jesus. I'm IMMORTAL and because I love <3 you unconditionally and GOD loves <3 you unconditionally, because He created you and me in love <3 I share this good news!

    How to know GOD?
    All you have to do is to say "YES I accept" to the offer of the FREE gift of salvation, from the God that created you so that you can become His son/daughter (as opposed to the son/daughter of the evil one -satan) and have HIS perfect guidance, protection and provision ALL through the rest of your life here on this planet and then go to be with Him in heaven.

    Just speak it to your Creator in with ALL your heart and mind – out loud too if you wish :

    “Dear God my creator,
    I know that because of my sin I need Your forgiveness.
    I believe that You died on the cross for my sins.
    I believe You rose again so I could live with You.
    I want to stop living for myself and start living for You.
    I want Your peace in my life.
    I want forgiveness for my sins.
    Please come into my heart and change my life.
    I want to live with You forever.
    I want You to be my Lord and Savior.
    In Yeshua’s name. Amen.”

    Continue reading at:

    1. Dear Arthur Vallampati,

      Why call it "business"? Did you watch the videos in the post or read the campain link? They cleary give break-up of cost per soul harvested. What is it called then?

      I am not sure what your point is. You are not making any coherent argument related to the blogpost. It seems to me you are just repeating your truth claims. You can make whatvever truth claims you want to.

    2. Ok dear brother you may call it the "business of Kingdom of GOD" but it is not about the money as you seem to perceive it to be.. there are far more valuable things than money. As Jesus said "For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done." from

    3. Idiot Arthur, your logic goes like this:

      1. I believe that Bible is the world of God.
      2. Because Bible says so

      Please keep your religion to yourself. If you want to propagate your religion, why don't you go the Sankara way? Argue with the finest minds in Hinduism - Invite some knowledgeable Saint from the Dasanami order of Sri Sankara (say, Sri Paramarthananda or Sri Omkarananda or Sri Nochur S Venkatararaman) - Why drag these supermen ? Try arguing with this kid - (You'll run for cover)

      If you can convince ANYONE of the great people in the land to adopt Christianity, then we'll talk.

      Instead, you go to villages, and target innocent people and entice them with money. You are evil.

    4. Watch my video exposing Vishal Mangalwadi & other Evangelicals -

  2. Most Missionary organizations disguise their conversion efforts as charity organization. Often in the press, we hear about “faith-based initiatives” but that is just a euphemism for aggressive and violent conversion organizations. In the Western media, Missionaries are portrayed as true saviors who feed the hungry and nurse the sick.
    However, Missionaries do not do this for the good of humanity, but instead to convert people to Christianity. Missionaries have also decided to target the poorest for conversions, not because they are the neediest, but rather, because they can be easily bribed into changing their faith, and they can not easily report to the press the atrocities which the Missionaries have inflicted upon them.
    Some people wonder fail to see the maliciousness of conversion through charitable acts. They say that though they are converting, Missionaries are also helping the poor which is more important. However, this is wrong because in times of need humans will often do anything if lured by material possessions. For example, prostitution is a despicable but existing profession because people are lured so much by money that they will sell their bodies. Similarly, one who is converted through “charitable” means is selling their religion and moral beliefs for material possessions. Just as prostitution is wrong and despicable, regardless of the prostitutes financial situation, conversion is also wrong regardless of the converts financially situation. Therefore conversion through charitable inducement is a forcible conversion.
    Conversion should only happen through spiritual persuasion and not through the gifting of material possessions.

  3. Excellent work by Tracking Evangelism. Reminds me of the great contemporary Sanatani Shri Rajiv Malhotra-ji. Keep up the good work.

  4. These people are so disgusting..... Yuk........

  5. @Arthur V.
    It is OK for me if you believe in the bible. It is Ok for me if someone becomes Christian because he really believes from the core of his heard!
    BUT is it ok for you that people get conversed thru lies and betrayal?
    Is it ok for you when people are forced with deadly weapons to believe in Christ?
    Is it ok for you when hindus get murdered when they are shopping for a hindu festifal including little Children as it happened 2003 in NE where christian fundet terrorist opend fire with machineguns?
    Is it ok for you that missionarys are playing dirty tricks to produce hatereat and violence under different groups and people get raped or killed?
    If all this evil acting in the name of Christ and christian love (thou shall love your neighbour) is ok for you, than you are just a monster same as this diabolic missionarys and not better than the butchers from IS!
    You will give your live for me just as jesus did? Sir you are a liar! If somebody would but a knive on your throad and you know that it is all over your brain will run mad out of fear and you would spit at the cross to save your little live! You cannot say that you would give your live without ever beeing in such a situation and if you would have been you would already dance with the devil in hell. (If hell would be real) MISSIONARIES MUST STOP THEIR EVIL PLANS TO DESTROY HINDUISM BECAUSE IT WILL DESTROY INDIA!

  6. it's really good share,..
    thanks for sharing about "offshore" ,,.


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