Since August 8, Kerala, a southern state in India, has been hit by the worst flooding in a century. Leaving more than 350 dead and 800,000 people displaced, the monsoon rain has devastated the region. In its wake, the monsoon left an estimated $2.3 billion dollars in damages. Sadly, some of our brothers and sisters in Christ are counted among those…

Do you remember as a child the playful and fun moments of every day? Running to play outside with a friend, learning to ride a bike, when your biggest troubles were the math problems you had to solve as homework? Ah! Good old days. The sweet innocence and carefree life of a school kid, the…

“Though I was afraid at first, the hospital became a home away from homefor me because of the love and care of the staff, nurses and doctors. I praise your God for the way in which he is guiding [the staff],” Balakrishnan shared after receiving surgery to remove cancer. Recently, Balakrishnan, 58, arrived at Sharon Hospital…

We are so excited to share an update on our Safe Spaces for Children Campaign! Our teams have traveled from village to village to spread awareness and education on the dangers, impact and long term effects of sexual abuse and child marriage. So far we’ve been able to educate and create awareness for 15,270 children…

Aarthi: A Child Transformed

July 2nd, 2018 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Last year, Aarthi was one of 870,000 kids across South Asia whose lives were changed by Jesus, through CGCs. She wrote to us: “Through my mother’s encouragement, I started attending CGC. Before attending, I used to get angry with everyone, but now I have started to love others instead, and to befriend everyone! I have…

What do you do as a new believer hungry for God’s Word? In the U.S. it’s as simple as driving to the local bookstore to buy a Bible, downloading it on your phone or even ordering it on Amazon to be delivered to your door. But in rural, poverty stricken India none of those are…

From My Heart

July 2nd, 2018 by | | Posted in Field Updates

This is a very special year for our ministry: we’re celebrating 70 years of IGL’s witness and outreach in India! I praise God that in all these years, evangelism and effective discipleship has remained at the very top of our ministry priorities. We never have and never will drift from this commitment, and I believe…

More than 20 years ago, India Gospel League began a program to reach one of the largest segments of India’s population: children. Back in 1997, this initiative, Children’s Gospel Clubs (CGCs), began with a few dozen kids. But this year we estimate 965,000 children will attend clubs across India, Sri Lanka and Nepal!  CGCs is one…

Child marriage is defined as: any formal marriage or informal union where one or both of the parties are under the age of 18 years old. Child marriage is rampant among various uneducated communities in India although Indian laws explicitly ban it. Young girls who are married off into impoverished families end up as slaves…

India is home to over 430 million children. Many organizations have assessed that 40 percent of India’s children are susceptible to numerous evils such as trafficking, homelessness, forced labor, drug abuse and crime. The statistics below show the prevalence of sexual abuse against children in India: 1 out of every 2 children in India is…