The Journey So Far
In 1989, we began bringing hope to some of the world's poorest people—slum dwellers in Bangalore, India. Unwelcome in many churches they were ministered to by our first native pastor who received $25 a month from a small church in Idaho. Then, when an infant was abandoned at his doorstep the need for an orphanage became apparent. Now, 20 Homes of Hope, throughout India, meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of more than 755 children—most of them severely impacted by HIV/AIDS. Children Education Centers, designed to help break the cycle of illiteracy, also assist thousands of other impoverished kids.
As a result, a generation of boys and girls have been nurtured, nourished and educated. Many of our children have grown up to be missionaries planting churches in India's remotest regions. Others serve in orphanages and medical centers.
Young pastors from our Bible College program move their families to the harsh conditions of city slums or remote villages. Through evangelism and practical community outreach, the message of God's love spreads fast. Modest house-churches quickly outgrow their space and new churches are established.
Thousands of children are reached every week at a Children’s Center (open Sundays) or at an Education Center (open after school during the week). These centers share the Gospel and help children with their studies and practical life skills. For many children this is the only education they will ever get. For their parents, it might be the only expression of Christ's love they will ever see.
Reaching the Sick
Our monthly Nutrition Kit Distribution offers education, food, and other basic needs for those suffering with HIV/AIDS. We also have a Livestock Program that provides goats and sheep to rural families, and a Leprosy Care Facility. These are just a few of the amazing ways we show Christ’s love in practical ways.