Have you ever had a dream or goal for your life that God completely rearranged? Susheela grew up as a pastor’s kid. Her father had grown up in a high caste* family but his parents kicked him out when he became a believer. He married a godly woman and together they gave their lives to…

Women touched and changed by the gospel have the power to transform a community. Historically, women have played a vital role in demonstrating God’s love and care to the Church and those who have not yet come to know Jesus personally. As wives, mothers, leaders and followers of God, women today in the U.S. and…

“In my old life I would have taken a gun and shot you, but because I have accepted Christ, I am able to talk with you now.” – Ajith, a redeemed murderer Ajith’s life changed dramatically when he was rescued from the domain of darkness and brought into the kingdom of God. Instead of ending…

From Suicide to Freedom

September 24th, 2015 by | | Posted in Encouraging Stories, Opportunities

Attending a Bible based conference is usually inspiring for most people, helping them reconnect with God’s vision for their lives and the lives of those they are impacting. While some may come in need of encouragement and fellowship, most don’t arrive with thoughts of suicide and extreme depression, like Tejaswimi. Tejaswimi, although only 20, has…

“It wasn’t because of a brochure we received or a speaker that visited us, it was because one of our own had a vision for the nationals there and a heart for the work there.” – Pastor Spiller, Portland Congregational Church, Portland, NY Many years ago, while Pastor Paul in Tamil Nadu was praying desperately…

Lessons Learned in India

September 15th, 2015 by | 7 Comments | Posted in Encouraging Stories

The news below was written by a guest writer, Kalie Brooks, who traveled to India in August as a part of India Gospel League’s short term mission opportunities. Kalie is the author of the blog Pretend to be Poor.  Last month my life-long dream of going on an international mission trip finally materialized.  About a year…

“Thank you so much for accepting me as your grandson. I am very happy for this. I thank God for this and I thank you also.” – Jayram, 12 years old Jayram, who lives in IGL’s Bethel Home, recently wrote this sweet response to his American sponsors after they asked his permission to refer to…

“I thank Jesus for this CGC. I love CGC songs, stories, memory verses and the actions. I came as a student, and Jesus lifted me as a teacher. I thank Jesus for fulfilling my desires in my life. If I haven’t attended CGC, I wouldn’t have attained this position. It is all because of CGG.…

Diagnosed with leprosy, Megala’s dad was faced with a tough decision: to keep his child despite his inability to adequately provide for her or give her up so she could have a chance for a better life. In India, leprosy is perceived as a curse and communities disown victims of the disease, leaving most, like…

Imagine living in a country where leprosy is viewed as a curse and communities disown victims of the disease. What are those outcasts supposed to do when family and friends distance themselves for fear of contracting the same curse? This means that finding work is nearly impossible, leaving most leprosy victims homeless and without anyone…