“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…

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…

Did you know that three percent of the U.S. population is still unreached? But in India 95 percent of people are still unreached? That means there are over 1.2 billion people in 2,291 people groups* who have yet to hear about Jesus. That’s a really big number and an overwhelming task. That’s why we’re asking you to…

“I have learned the importance of children and importance of loving children,” said Samson, 25, after finishing a recent Children’s Gospel Club (CGC) training. Samson only attended the March training to become a CGC teacher because his mother wouldn’t stop pestering him to go. It’s no exaggeration to say there was no love lost between…

Child Care Update

April 13th, 2018 by | 2 Comments | Posted in Field Updates

A Joyful Feeling Birthdays come once a year. It is an unforgettable day for our children because they are able to get together with their friends and fellow housemates. Their friends greet them and celebrate their special day with them. This was Selvapriya’s experience when she celebrated her 14th birthday on February 3, 2018. She…

Did you know 163 million people living in India do not have access to clean water? The World Bank estimates 21 percent of communicable diseases in India are due to unsafe water and hygiene practices. Even more upsetting, in India every year 2.1 million children under five die from the effects of drinking contaminated water.…

When Abirami turned 16, her parents took her out of school and married her off, a common practice in her culture. She was heartbroken. Abirami loved learning, but her parents and new husband told her that further education was no longer necessary – her only job now was to be a wife, mother and homemaker.…