In India , the missionaries brought a revolutionary change . Especially Kerala . If you see the state was called as a madman's asylum by Swami Vivekananda in the year 1890 due to the caste system and social inequality . Now 128 years later , Kerala has 98% literacy and is one of the best states in terms of governance , healthcare and affordable education . What happened ? The missionaries are what happened to that state . They transformed lives with the gospel . If you see in malayalam , a school used to be called " "Pallikoodum " this was because they were established by the missionaries and were close to churches . Most of the schools and Hospitals were set up by the missionaries . Missionaries brought healthcare , education to our state . Along with the Gospel they also helped with other aspects of life , that changed brought our downtrodden madman's asylum to become "God's own country ". The Gospel has immense power to transform , that combined with social service or charity can change and has changed the lives of people groups . It can bring people up from their down trodden way of life . Look at CMC Vellore , one of the best hospitals in the country , the first to train women nurses was set up by Ida Scudder . She came from a family of missionary doctors in India . She on her own collected money form the United States to build it . Look at Pandita Ramabai , she lost her family to the Bengal Famine . She became a Christian Missionary from a high caste Hindu background , she stood up for womens' rights and was acknowledged by Queen Victoria . In 1896, during a severe famine Ramabai toured the villages of Maharashtra with a caravan of bullock carts and rescued thousands of outcast children, child widows, orphans, and other destitute women and brought them to the shelter of Mukti and Sharada Sadan. A learned woman knowing seven languages, she also translated the Bible into her mother tongue—Marathi. Look at Mother Teresa , who touched people by living and loving like Christ did . Acting the part of being a christian involves loving unconditionally like Christ . Christianity is not just talk about amazing love , you need to show that love through charity and help the people . Whenever any social issue or natural calamity strikes , the church should step in because that is definitely what Christ would do . In india , there is 70% rural population living in poor conditions , the church can change that by educating them , giving them healthcare and also showing the Love of Christ not just talking about it . Christianity is Charity . I rest my case .