Field Updates

Imagine only one in four people in your congregation having access to a Bible. Or not having the opportunity to order one online or pick one up at the local bookstore. Pastor Thomas’ church was exactly in this position. Only 15 of the 65 people in Pastor Thomas’ congregation had their own copy of God’s [. . .]

“I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18 That’s a great question, and an all-important one to answer. But it is necessary to first ask these questions: What is “The Church”? What is the purpose of “The Church”? What is our role in “The Church”? This November, [. . .]

“After so many problems and trials we are glad to see this great day,” Pastor Abel reflected as he stood before the Life Center being dedicated. After nearly five long years of opposition and persecution, Abel’s church in the heart of Sri Lanka is finally finished. In December 2013, a generous partner from Canada was [. . .]

As a young child, Madhavan was abandoned on the doorstep of a government building. He grew up never knowing his parents and moving from facility to facility. At age 14, while experiencing severe abdominal pain, he was referred to India Gospel League’s (IGL) Sharon Hospital, located on IGL’s mission base in Salem. Soon he was diagnosed [. . .]

A whole village for jesus

September 15th, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Jesus told us in the beginning, “If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.” (John 15:20) He warned us that it would not be easy to follow him. When proclaiming the Good News, we may be rejected by our family, our friends, our coworkers, and even by strangers. Pastor S. Rao faced this rejection [. . .]

From My Heart

September 15th, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates

“I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18 The Church has centuries of human history, tradition and culture behind it. Thus, in regions of the world where for the first time the Christian faith is breaking in and local churches are being born, we must ask: On [. . .]

In the U.S., 15 percent of children have been diagnosed with some type of developmental disability. That means one in every seven children has trouble making friends, difficulties learning or developing the necessary skills to navigate his or her world. Thankfully, we have access to numerous programs, schools and resources that help parents, teachers and doctors better care for these precious children. While the [. . .]

Suresh (featured above, left) worked as a sales representative at an electronics company, a position he could lose if he didn’t meet commission. But secretly his dream was to open his own motorcycle repair shop. Then, last November, Yamaha Motors Japan partnered with India Gospel League to open a training center in Salem, Tamilnadu! Suresh realized [. . .]

Child Care Update

August 4th, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Children’s Wellness Center In rural India, a child born with any kind of disability is destined for a life of dependency. This is an extreme burden to poor families, as the child becomes a social and financial liability to the family. There are an estimated 580,000 + children under 6 who are autistic and affected [. . .]

In February, Marthe and her husband were thrilled when they discovered a way to connect kids in their church to kids halfway across the world. And they didn’t even have to take a long plane ride!   They heard about IGL’s Children’s Gospel Club (CGC) program earlier this year at the Children’s Ministry Connect conference. [. . .]