In the fall of 1988, Saji Lukos came to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois where he obtained his Master of Divinity in Missions. He originally planned to be a teacher in the U.S. but God’s plan was different. God gave him an increasing burden for India during his time at Trinity. He gathered information on every state of India and prayed daily for the country. Saji graduated in 1992 and promptly returned to India with a passion and urgency. For six months, Saji traveled from north to south, east to west in India. Though living there for most of his life, for the first time Saji finally saw India through the eyes of Christ. He was broken and knew that God was calling him to bring the Gospel to all of India, especially North India. Saji, and his wife Mony, responded to God’s call for reaching Indians in India and worldwide. He gathered 12 influential leaders in the summer of 1993 and founded Reaching Indians Ministries International (RIMI) in the USA and Mission India (MI) in India.
RIMI is an international, interdenominational evangelical Christian missions agency established in 1993. Our vision is to glorify Christ by training indigenous leaders who establish vibrant Christ-centered communities in South Asia and beyond in order to transform lives spiritually, socially and economically. This is implemented by the partnership of God’s people everywhere.