Supporting Native Pastors
India has the second largest population in the world. Around 5% of their population are Christian according to the census. If we count the born again believers, there may be 2%. Since Indians do not have one language, it is difficult for foreigners to reach them. The trained national workers make missionary efforts a little easier. We need to support them in their ministries. The local pastors do not have an easy life; they cannot hold a secular job to support themselves. The church members are poor. With their financial support it is hard to run the church and take care of the pastors family. In fact, these ministers are persecuted to a certain extent for the Gospels sake. Therefore, we need you to help us help the national pastors to continue their ministry. There are thousands of Pastors and evangelists who need financial support. Many of these young ministers may have to sacrifice by going without sufficient food, clothes, transportation, or money to pay rent for their churches. At the present time, we are supporting 64 native pastors in North & South India. They are pastoring small churches in villages. You can help these dedicated pastors with as little as $30 or more in monthly donations.
Reaching Orphans with the Love of God
Many children are forsaken orphans and start working at the age of six or seven because of poverty. In 1982, we gave our only piece of land to build a home for the needy children. With the help of God through supporters we built a home for 20 children in Chennai, India. In 1995, we moved to a new and larger home. Now in 2014, we have two orphanages in Madurai and Chennai with 30 children. With as little as $30 or more in monthly donations we can feed, clothe, educate and raise them with the love of Christ.
Building Churches and Children’s Homes
Many pastors in village areas do not have a place of worship. Even large churches have difficulties purchasing land to build on as properties are very expensive in the main cities of India. Currently we need $10,000 to build a church and school in Odisha, North India. We have helped to build a few churches in India and want to do more. We now have two orphanages that God has provided to help needy children in India. In 2012 we built a second story to our Living Word Orphanage home. This second story will provide more room for new children to come in and have a new home. In Psalm 41, God says, “Blessed is he that consider the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth; and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.”