For most of its existence as a U.S. city, Washington D.C. has not been a gateway city. It drew plenty of new residents from people moving across state lines within the U.S., but it simply wasn’t a major hub for global migration. However, in the last few decades that has all changed. In … [Read more...] about Washington D.C. is the 7th largest immigrant metro in the U.S.
Southwest Houston is now a South Asian Hub
I lived in Houston serving in a multiethnic center-city ministry in the late 90’s. I lived in the 6th Ward near downtown, but occasionally driving along I-59, I noticed the beginnings of South Asian businesses near the highway. Today, that same area has been designated the Mahatma Ghandi district. … [Read more...] about Southwest Houston is now a South Asian Hub
Dallas is now a major gateway city for Indians migrating to the U.S
Shortly after Global City Mission became a brand new reality as a missions organization, we began expanding our vision for disciple-making in global cities beyond New York City alone. One of our earliest mission catalysts, still serving in NYC today, mentioned Dallas to me. To be honest, at first I … [Read more...] about Dallas is now a major gateway city for Indians migrating to the U.S
New York City is the Leading Gateway for Russian Migrants to North America
In 2016, Russia passed a law intended the obstruct the efforts of foreign missionaries and missions organizations working in the country. Of course, missionary efforts in Russia and former Soviet nations have a long history of developing creative access for sharing the gospel due to government … [Read more...] about New York City is the Leading Gateway for Russian Migrants to North America
Reaching Arab Muslims? Go to Tampa.
Living in Tampa & meeting my diapora neighbors from around the globe, individuals from the Arab world have hailed from Tunisia, Libya, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. Drive along N. 56th St. in Temple Terrace, a municipality in the Northeastern section of Tampa, or turn West from … [Read more...] about Reaching Arab Muslims? Go to Tampa.
Have a heart for South Asians? Check out The Bronx.
Soon after moving to New York City, I began to frequent a Pakistani restaurant that had opened in my Bronx neighborhood, where they displayed a sign for the house majid meeting just a few buildings down from our new church plant. It was the one place in my crowded urban neighborhood that had large … [Read more...] about Have a heart for South Asians? Check out The Bronx.
Latin Americans in Orlando
Serving in The Bronx in New York City, it is pretty common to hear from Puerto Rican friends that they are moving to Florida, and more specifically moving to Orlando. When we think of missions among Latin America diaspora, we might think of Houston, New York City, Los Angeles and rightly so, and … [Read more...] about Latin Americans in Orlando
Latin American Population Larger Than Some Latin American Capitals
New York City is a larger Spanish-speaking city than several Latin American capitals. Take a stroll along Roosevelt Ave. in Queens, and it wouldn't be difficult to encounter people from the majority of the nations that make up Latin America all in a single neighborhood. A subway ride to … [Read more...] about Latin American Population Larger Than Some Latin American Capitals
Indians in Tampa Bay
In recent years, Indians have represented the largest global diaspora in the world. In 2019, there were 17.5 million Indian migrants living outside of India. This dwarfs the next largest global diasporas, including Mexico, China, or Russia as well as other large global migrations. The global Indian … [Read more...] about Indians in Tampa Bay